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UN Security Council Condemns Islamic State's Cultural Destruction in Mosul

The UN also denounced the abduction of 100 Sunni tribesmen in northwestern Iraq on February 25 and the immolation of 45 Iraqis on February 17.

Why a N. Korea Company Renamed 93% of Its Ships

A North Korean shipping company has renamed 13 of its 14 ships, and there's a devious reason why, according to a new UN report. Ocean Maritime Management was last year blacklisted by the UN Security Council following a 2013 discovery of two fighter jets (among other things) hidden under a...

Israel gives out ‘security Oscars’ at the UN to Iran, Hezbollah, Saudi Arabia and PA

Addressing the Security Council in New York on Monday Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor gave a bizarre satirical presentation of "Oscar" awards for "peace and security." The victors were Iran, Hezbollah, Saudi Arabia and the Palestinian Authority.

Madeleine Albright: The UN 'Has To Act' If A State Doesn't Protect Its Citizens

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Madeleine Albright, the U.S. Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001, chairs the Advisory Council of The Hague Institute for Global Justice. She spoke to The European last week about international security. The European: Mrs. Secretary, the slogan of this year's Munich Security Conference asked whether the world order was collapsing. Show More Summary

ISIS Selling Kidneys, Other Body Parts, To Fund ‘Crimes of Genocide’

Iraq’s Ambassador to the UN had some disturbing news for the Security Council Tuesday: ISIS is reportedly harvesting organs to finance its operations, the International Business Times reported. Ambassador Mohammed Alhakim said ISIS is...Show More Summary

UN Security Council calls for Ukraine fighting to stop

Russian-drafted resolution adopted unanimously as pro-Moscow rebels fight their way into flashpoint town of Debaltseve.

UN Security Council Takes Aim at ISIS Antiquities Trafficking

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

Last week the United Nations Security Council adopted a new resolution to curb the trade of looted antiquities from Iraq and Syria. UN Security Council Resolution 2199 prohibits the trade of artifacts illegally removed from Syria since 2011 and Iraq since 1990.

UN Security Council demands Houthis step aside in Yemen

Resolution urging Shia rebels to immediately relinquish control of Yemen's government unanimously adopted.

Sudan’s Foreign Minister Denies War Crimes As UN Moves Toward New Sanctions

The United Nations Security Council threatened new sanctions Thursday against Sudan’s government, and United States Ambassador to the U.N., Samantha Power, accused the country of “obstruction, harassment and direct attacks that have impeded efforts to deliver humanitarian aid in Darfur.” Last week on February 4, Sudan Foreign Minister Ali Ahmed Karti sat down with TIME…

Security Council votes to freeze financial assets of ISIL

The sources of funding of terrorist groups affiliated to al-Qaeda, including the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, ISIL have been targeted by a UN Security Council resolution UNSCR2199 :On Thursday, the 15-member body voted unanimously to tackle the terrorist group [...]Show More Summary

UN expresses grave concern over Yemen's Houthi takeover

Security Council hints at possible sanctions if Shia group does not return to negotiations for democratic transition.

Scourge of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict ‘Far from Being Rooted Out’

Despite some positive developments across the UN system, the brutalization of women is a deplorable persisting trend, a senior UN relief official said Friday, and urged the Security Council to press all conflict parties to abide by their international obligations towards civilian protection.

Australia's Security Council presence will be missed

Ambassador Gary Quinlan chairs a UN Security Council meeting, 27 September 2013. (REUTERS/Adrees Latif.) The farewell receptions are taking place, featuring far superior wine than is ordinarily on offer at Turtle Bay drinks parties.Show More Summary

New Zealand's UN Security Council debut: Peace in the Middle East

One of Australia's last acts on the UN Security Council was to vote against a resolution being brought by the Palestinian Authority. Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel and John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand, 2009 Washington...Show More Summary

The Latest Blow to Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Though not technically using its veto power, the Obama administration is responsible for the defeat of a draft UN Security Council resolution passed at the end of last month calling for a "just, lasting and comprehensive peaceful solution" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Show More Summary

The Latest Blow to Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Though not technically using its veto power, the Obama administration is responsible for the defeat of a draft UN Security Council resolution passed at the end of last month calling for a "just, lasting and comprehensive peaceful solution" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Show More Summary

Yemen in crisis as Shiite militiamen seize presidential palace

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Shiite militia fighters attacked Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi’s residence and seized the presidential palace Tuesday in what officials said was a bid to overthrow his embattled government. As the UN Security Council began an emergency meeting over the unrest, Secretary General Ban...

UN Security Council backs plan for African coalition to join forces against Boko Haram

last monthNews : The Raw Story

The UN Security Council urged central African countries on Monday to step up plans for a multinational force to fight Boko Haram, in its first overall response to the threat posed by the Nigerian jihadists. The council issued a 13-point statement strongly condemning attacks by Boko Haram, in...

UN Security Council condemns Lebanon suicide attack

United Nations – The UN Security Council condemned on Sunday a suicide bombing in Lebanon in the “strongest terms” after an attack on a cafe in the northern city of Tripoli killed nine and wounded 37. In the unanimous declaration, the Security Council’s 15 members said they were “outraged” by the attack Saturday claimed by […]

UN Security Council clashes over report of chlorine gas use in attack on Syrian villages

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A report by the OPCW chemical watchdog has concluded “with a high degree of confidence” that chlorine gas was used in attacks on three villages in Syria last year. At least 13 people died among the 350 to 500 casualties from the attacks, according to the report by a fact-finding mission...

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