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UN urges Lebanon parliament to elect president

The UN Security Council on Wednesday called on Lebanon’s parliament to elect a new president to help ease a political crisis that has fueled street protests. The appeal came after Lebanese lawmakers again failed in their 28th bid to elect a new president and fill the post left vacant since May 2014. The deadlock in […]

UNSC Condemns Al Shabaab Attack on African Union Base in Somalia

The UN Security Council has condemned the recent attack on an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) peacekeeping base, stressing that the terrorist act, carried out by the al-Shabaab Islamist group, will not weaken the UN commitment to supporting peace in Somalia.

Russia to Discuss UN Security Resolution on Chemical Weapons With Iraq

Russia will consult the Iraqi authorities before putting forward the UN Security Council resolution concerning the use of chemical weapons by Islamic State (ISIL) militants, Russia’s envoy to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said.

Middle East, North African Conflicts to Be Discussed at UN Security Council

Russia will hold an open debate on the settlement of conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa at the UN Security Council on September 30, Russia’s envoy to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said Wednesday.

Russia Assumes UN Security Council Presidency

The war on terror and settlement of the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa are the issues Russia will focus on as it takes over the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council.

Cautious UN welcome for South Sudan peace deal

Security Council says it remains ready to impose arms embargo if agreement aimed at ending 20-month war collapses.

UN Security Council to vote over South Sudan sanctions

The United States Wednesday circulated a draft resolution to all 15 members of the United Nations Security Council calling for the imposition of an arms embargo on South Sudan, according to media reports. In a statement, Susan Rice, the US national security adviser, said that the White House will propose sanctions if the South Sudan

UN Security Council holds first session devoted to LGBT rights

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Two gay refugees from Syria and Iraq testified Monday about the constant fear of violence and death they experienced living under authoritarian governments, militant groups and the Islamic State (ISIS) in the first-ever meeting on LGBT rights at the United Nations Security Council. Their testimony...

Gay Men Face Horrors At The Hands Of The Islamic State, But Few Can Resettle in the US

last weekNews : Vice News

The UN Security Council held its first ever session devoted to discrimination facing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community on Monday, with a focus on the plight of LGBT individuals in Islamic State controlled territory in Iraq and Syria. Show More Summary

UNSC Ready to Act Immediately if South Sudan Gov't Postpones Peace Agreement

UN Security Council President for August Joy Ogwu of Nigeria claims that UNSC stands ready to act immediately if the government of South Sudan does not sign a peace agreement with the country’s opposition.

U.S. Co-Hosts First UN Security Council Meeting on Violence Against LGBTs

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Subhi Nahas (left) and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power Yesterday, in a historic first, the United Nations Security Council, the most senior body, was briefed on the plight of LGBT people in territories in Iraq and Syria under the control of the so-called Islamic State. Show More Summary

What ISIS Does to Gay Men

Islamic State militants track down gay people through the cell phone and Facebook contacts of their captives, then throw them from rooftops, the UN Security Council heard in a closed-door informal meeting yesterday—the first ever to address violence and discrimination against the LGBT community. "If a victim did not...

UN Security Council holds first meeting on LGBT rights

Attacks by ISIL on sexual minorities were discussed in the council for the first time in 70 years.

The U.S. And Chile Got The UN Security Council To Talk LGBT Rights

WASHINGTON -- The most powerful body at the United Nations on Monday had its first ever conversation about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. A group of speakers -- including two gay Middle Eastern survivors of anti-LGBT persecution by the Islamic State militant group, as well as U.N. Show More Summary

ISIS claims 30 killed for sodomy, UN meeting told

Assertion comes during first meeting U.N. Security Council has on gay rights

UN council holds first-ever meeting on LGBT rights

last weekNews : The Raw Story

UN Security Council members on Monday opened their first-ever meeting on LGBT rights to hearSyrian and Iraqi gays tell of terror under Islamic State rule. “It’s historic,” US Ambassador Samantha Power told reporters ahead of the meeting. “It’s about time — 70...

Russia's Veto on MH17 Tribunal 'Helped Avert' World War

Russia's refusal to support a UN Security Council resolution aimed at creating a tribunal to identify and prosecute those responsible for the MH17 tragedy "helped avert the risk of a major war," American journalist Carla Stea assert...

Kosovo seeks backing for UNESCO membership bid

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Kosovo on Friday asked the UN Security Council to back its bid for membership in UNESCO, a move that would raise Kosovo's profile in international diplomacy but is fiercely opposed by Serbia. "We call on all members of the Security Council to support Kosovo's bid to (join) UNESCO. Show More Summary

North Korea Calls for Security Council Meeting Amid Tensions With South

North Korea's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations An Myong-hun is calling for an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council (SC) amid an escalation of tensions with South Korea which Pyongyang deems responsible for the recent shelling on the peninsula.

Kosovo Far From Stable - Russia's Deputy Envoy

The situation in Kosovo is far from stable and should remain under constant international scrutiny, Russia's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Vladimir Safronkov told the Security Council on Friday during a debate about Koso...

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