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Gaza conflict: Starvation must never be allowed to happen, says UN rights chief

As the Security Council prepared to meet once again in New York on Friday for a long-delayed vote on a pause in fighting to allow more aid into Gaza, UN rights chief Volker Türk added his voice to deep concerns over the rising threat of famine across the Strip.

UN relief chief tells Security Council ‘we can do better’ in Ukraine

New York: The UN’s humanitarian affairs chief warned the Security Council on Monday that efforts must improve to reach nearly 18 million in need in war-torn Ukraine, since Russia’s full-scale invasion last year.

China will not support US's draft on sanctions on NKorea: Envoy

Washington: Beijing is against Washington's draft UN resolution on sanctions against North Korea, Chinese Ambassador to the UN Zhang Jun told reporters.

Afghanistan: ‘Now is the time to stand as one’, UN chief tells Security Council

New York: As desperate Afghans were trying to escape the Taliban and board planes, during chaotic scenes at Kabul airport on Monday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for international unity on Afghanistan, in a briefing to an emergency session of the Security Council.

UN ‘fully mobilized’ to support the Sudanese people, Security Council hears

New York/IBNS: The “exceptional circumstances” of the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted the peace process in Sudan as well as the drawing down of the United Nations mission there, the head of UN peacekeeping updated the Security Council on Friday.

Yemen can’t survive war on two fronts, top UN envoy tells Security Council, as coronavirus outbreak looms

New York/IBNS: With the COVID-19 pandemic threatening to deepen suffering in Yemen, now is the time for rival parties to commit to ending their conflict, UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths told the Security Council on Thursday, during an informal meeting via videoconference.

‘Real change’ involving women in peace and security, still too slow, Guterres tells Security Council

New York/IBNS: The Women Peace and Security agenda must continue to be “one of the top priorities of the United Nations”, Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Tuesday, in an open debate on how best to accelerate change.

UN Security Council calls for protection of persons with disabilities in conflict zones

New York, June 21 (IBNS): The Security Council on Thursday adopted its first-ever resolution calling on UN Member States and warring parties to protect persons with disabilities in conflict situations and to ensure they have access to justice, basic services and unimpeded humanitarian assistance.

Great opportunity to develop professionally, says Argentinian commander deployed at UN peacekeeping

United Nations, Apr 5 (IBNS): A senior commander from Argentina, who has been deployed to the United Nations peacekeeping mission on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, has said that serving the UN is a “great opportunity” to develop professionally and personally.

Pompeo discusses Syria with UK, French counterparts - State Dept

Washington, Mar 6 (Sputnik/UNI): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in calls with his French and British counterparts on Tuesday discussed the international coalition's progress in the fight against the Islamic State terror group (banned in Russia) in Syria and Iraq, US Department of State spokesperson Robert Palladino said in news release.

In West Africa, UN Security Council visits Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea-Bissau

New York, Feb 17 (IBNS): Members of the United Nations Security Council are on a mission to West Africa where they are reviewing strides made in peacebuilding by both Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea-Bissau.

Restoring prospect of peace in Middle East is ‘our shared responsibility’ UN envoy tells Security Council

New York, Oct 19 (IBNS):Violence is on the rise in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Israeli authorities are continuing to demolish and confiscate Palestinian-owned homes and property, in contravention of international law, the United Nations envoy for the Middle East Peace Process said on Thursday.

In DR Congo, UN Security Council says December polls are ‘historic opportunity’ for country

New York, Oct  7 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council wrapped up on Saturday a two-day mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where the body’s 15 members pledged to support the process in the run-up to long-delayed elections, set for late December, and called for the polls to be credible and peaceful.

Burundi should no longer be on UN Security Council’s agenda, says Foreign Minister

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council should “have the courage to remove Burundi from its agenda”, Foreign Minister Ezekiel Nibigira said on Saturday from the rostrum of the General Assembly.

Security Council must work towards ‘common approach’ as investigations continue into alleged Syria chemical attack

New York, Sept 7 (IBNS): Experts continue to gather information related to an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria, earlier this year, the UN’s nuclear disarmament chief told the Security Council on Thursday.