Obama failed to establish a Palestinian state but his success against Netanyahu on the Iran deal and last minute abstention on the UN Security Council resolution against settlements have fostered the international campaign for equal rights in Israel and Palestine.
The UN Security Council will vote Thursday on a draft resolution endorsing the West African bloc ECOWAS in its efforts to ensure a transfer of power in The Gambia, diplomats said. The Economic Community Of West African States has repeatedly...Show More Summary
Senegal on Wednesday presented a draft resolution to the UN Security Council seeking support for ECOWAS efforts to press Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh to step down, diplomats said. But the text does not explicitly seek council authorization to deploy troops to The Gambia to force Jammeh to cede power to president-elect Adama Barrow, diplomats said. Show More Summary
France is considering a United Nations Security Council draft resolution that would set up a sanctions regime for Mali to target opponents of the June 2015 peace deal signed between the Malian government and rebels, the ambassador said on Tuesday.
France is considering a UN Security Council draft resolution that would set up a sanctions regime for Mali to target opponents of a peace deal signed 19 months ago, the ambassador said Tuesday. The peace accord signed in June 2015 between the Malian government and rebels ended years of fighting in the north, but its implementation has been piecemeal. Show More Summary
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power defended the decision to abstain from a UN Security Council vote in December to condemn Israeli settlements, saying that “the building has to stop.” Continue reading ? The post WATCH: U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power on Israel, challenge of fake news appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
The American Jewish Congress stands opposed to the Paris Peace Conference led by France on January 15th and the possibility of any further untoward one-sided and anti-Israel resolutions at the UN Security Council meeting set two days later on January 17th. Show More Summary
Israel’s UN ambassador on Friday raised concern over possible moves at the Security Council to adopt a new measure to build on the Paris Middle East conference. Around 70 countries and international organizations meet in Paris on Sunday to reaffirm support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, just days before Donald Trump takes […]
As part of Poland's bid to get a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council, Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski has been meeting with officials from countries “such as Belize or San Escobar," he told reporters. One slight problem: San Escobar does not, in fact, exist. A spokeswoman says he was...
The Catholic bishop behind a key political deal in the Democratic Republic of Congo appealed for support at the UN Security Council on Wednesday as a top UN official warned of potential pitfalls for the accord. The New Year's Eve deal...Show More Summary
Following Prime Minister Theresa May's criticism of Secretary Kerry's remarks after the adoption of the Anti-Israel UN Security Council Resolution 2334, the American Jewish Congress President Jack Rosen and Vice President Dr. Munr Kazmir...Show More Summary
Good morning! Here's what you need to know. The new United Nations chief wants to prevent war. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for a "whole new approach" to prevent war, in his first address to the Security Council since taking office. The New York Stock Exchange floor is becoming automated. Show More Summary
New UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for a "whole new approach" to prevent war, in his first address to the Security Council since taking office. Guterres took over from Ban Ki-moon on January 1 with a promiseShow More Summary
President of the UN's 70th General Assembly, Mogens Lykketoft, and Mette Holm recently spent 15 months in New York while he was in office at the UN. Since their return to Denmark in September they have co-authored a book on their experiences at the UN as well as in New York City. Show More Summary
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday will deliver his first address to the Security Council since taking office, making the case for a new, more assertive diplomacy backed by world powers. Guterres took over from Ban Ki-moon...Show More Summary
Republicans accuse President Obama of turning his back on Israel by not using veto in UN Security Council vote.
France is not secretly planning a UN Security Council resolution on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after a major conference in Paris this month, the president of the French Senate said Thursday. Gerard Larcher said he was not aware...Show More Summary
Senator Cory Booker and Democratic megadonor Haim Saban may have a marriage made in 2020: Both have slammed President Obama's decision to allow a UN Security Council resolution against settlements. Booker calls it anti-Israel and joins 11 other Democrats in sponsoring a resolution hammering the UN vote, while Israeli-American Saban says it's against the "national interest."
The UN Security Council called Wednesday for the rapid and complete implementation of a deal to end the political crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In a unanimous vote approving the measure proposed by France, the 15 members of the council reaffirmed the importance of organizing credible elections before the end of the year. Show More Summary