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Vision 2020: A Discussion of UN Security Council Reform

As part of a series aimed at providing an understanding of the UN Security Council, UNU alumnus Peter Nadin explores a few of the options for its reform.

UN Council condemns 'heinous and cowardly' Foley murder

The UN Security Council on Friday strongly condemned the "heinous and cowardly" murder of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants and called for the immediate release of all hostages. In a unanimous statement, the 15-member...Show More Summary

UN Council condemns 'heinous and cowardly' Foley murder

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The UN Security Council on Friday strongly condemned the "heinous and cowardly" murder of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants and called for the immediate release of all hostages. In a unanimous statement, the 15-member...Show More Summary

EU , US push for new UN resolution on sustainable Gaza ceasefire

United Nations- With the collapse of Egyptian efforts to end the Gaza war, the United States, Britain, France and Germany are discussing a possible Security Council resolution calling for a sustainable ceasefire and an international monitoring mission to ensure its implementation, UN diplomats said Thursday. Show More Summary

Europeans in push for new UN resolution on Gaza

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United Nations (United States) (AFP) - Britain, France and Germany have put forward key points of a new UN Security Council resolution on Gaza in a fresh bid to end six weeks of violence, diplomats said Thursday.

UN's Pillay slams Security Council 'failure'

In final address Navy Pillay says a more responsive UN Security Council could have saved hundreds of thousands of lives.

UN Council urges Israel, Palestinians to resume talks

The UN Security Council on Wednesday urged Israel and the Palestinians to return to the negotiating table to quickly agree on a lasting truce in Gaza. The statement drafted by France was agreed after negotiations in Cairo teetered on...Show More Summary

UN Security Council Travels to South Sudan, Somalia, and Kenya

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power visited South Sudan, Somalia, and Kenya last week, as part of a United Nations Security Council trip.

Obama to chair UN meeting on Syria, Iraq foreign fighters

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US President Barack Obama will chair a special meeting of the UN Security Council next month on tackling the surge of foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria, US officials said Monday. It will be the second time that Obama chairs a meeting of the top world body. Show More Summary

Obama to chair UN meeting on Syria, Iraq foreign fighters

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - US President Barack Obama will chair a special meeting of the UN Security Council next month on tackling the surge of foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria, US officials said Monday.

UN resolution imposes sanctions on militants in Iraq and Syria

With reports that Islamist insurgents have massacred 80 Yazidis, the UN Security Council has responded to the crisis in Iraq. They unanimously adopted a resolution imposing sanctions on six men for recruiting and financing jihadist fighters in northern Iraq and Syria. Show More Summary

UN Blacklists Key Islamic State Members, Threatens Sanctions on Collaborators

The United Nations Security Council took proactive measures Friday to condemn the genocidal behavior of the jihadist terror group the Islamic State, blacklisting six individuals believed or confirmed to work with the terrorist group and threatening sanctions against those with financial or military ties to the Islamic State. Show More Summary

UN Council targets jihadists in Iraq, Syria

The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at weakening Islamists in Iraq and Syria with measures to choke off funding and the flow of foreign fighters. It represents the most wide-ranging response yet by...Show More Summary

UN moves to rein in Islamic State group

Security Council adopts resolution that aims to weaken group that has seized territory in Iraq and Syria.

UN Council adopts resolution targeting Iraq Islamists

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United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at weakening Islamists in Iraq and Syria by cutting off funding and the flow of foreign fighters.

Why is Rouhani Angry?

In a speech on August 11, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani fiercely attacked his critics at home, who have been trying to block a possible agreement between Iran and P5+1 -- the permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany...Show More Summary

Why is Rouhani Angry?

In a speech on August 11, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani fiercely attacked his critics at home, who have been trying to block a possible agreement between Iran and P5+1 -- the permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany...Show More Summary

UN vote Friday on measure to weaken Iraq Islamists

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The UN Security Council is set to vote on Friday on a resolution aimed at weakening Islamists in Iraq and Syria by choking off funding and the flow of foreign fighters. The measure proposed by Britain would be the council's toughestShow More Summary

UN Security Council envoys visit war-torn Somalia

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UN Security Council ambassadors met with Somalia's president Wednesday under heavy security in the war-ravaged capital Mogadishu, the presidency said in a statement. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and top government officials met the UN envoys "to discuss progress in Somalia", the presidency said in a statement.

UN Security Council pessimistic on swift South Sudan peace deal

Juba (AFP) - UN Security Council envoys said Wednesday they had little hope of a swift end to South Sudan's eight-month long conflict, despite threatening sanctions during meetings with the warring leaders.

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