After consultations with UN Security Council permanent members, a conference on the Syrian settlement will take place “very soon,” possibly, at the beginning of June, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Sunday.
Last week, I wrote about the hostile letter that Kenya's United Nations ambassador submitted to the UN Security Council. In sometimes rambling fashion, he attacked the court's investigations of 2007-2008 election violence, which include indictments against new president Uhuru Kenyatta and vice president William Ruto. Show More Summary
Israel issued a formal complaint against Germany for blocking it from serving on the United Nations Security Council in 2018, Israel Hayom reported. Israel has never held a position on the council, although nations such as Syria and Iran have. The Security Council comprises five permanent and 10 rotating members, elected by the General Assembly for [...]
Kevin Rudd once had hopes of being a UN grandee, or of at least buying us a seat on the UN Security Council. Money seemed…
The UN Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to establish the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia, or UNSOM, the UN reported on its website.
The exchange you can't miss from this afternoon's Question Period
The stagnant politics of the Council reform campaign are well known: While mouthing niceties about the need for reform, the current permanent Council members have little interest in advancing he process. Meanwhile, the broader UN membership—which would have to approve any reform—cannot agree on a plan. Show More Summary
Syria’s opposition on Friday urged the UN Security Council to take immediate action after the United States said for the first time the regime probably used chemical weapons. The call came as British Prime Minister David Cameron said that growing evidence of the use of chemical weapons by President Bashar al-Assad was “extremely serious” and [...]
Providing assistance to Syria’s armed opposition that is seeking to change the regime is dangerous, Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations said in the UN Security Council on Wednesd
UN envoy says Damascus is completely uncooperative and urges the Security Council to come together to address the crisis
The unveiling of the restored UN Security Council Chamber, what's called "the most important room in the world," happened earlier this evening. Below are some photos I took and some brief explanation of the original project and the ceremony. The...Show More Summary
Experts from the 15 Security Council members due to meet on Tuesday to discuss resolution, drafted by France.
A new round of talks between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) opens in the Kazakhstan city of Almaty on Friday as the sides are struggling to find a compromise on Tehran’s controversial nuclear program.
The Enough Project has just published an analysis of violence in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan regions of Sudan.The report calls for a full UN investigation and, ultimately, a UN Security Council referral of the situation to the International...Show More Summary
The UN Security Council last week approved the creation of an "intervention brigade" to help root out extremist militias in the eastern regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo. A more muscular UN presence in Congo has long been discussed to address the persistent threat of militia violence. Show More Summary
The UN Security Council has voted for the first time to authorize a peacekeeping force to carry out offensive operations, with up to 3,000 troops based in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, reports the AP. The resolution is good for one year, giving the "intervention brigade" the authority...
The U.N. Security Council approved the creation of a unique new combat force.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council authorized a new “intervention brigade” for Congo on Thursday with an unprecedented mandate to take military action against rebel groups to help bring peace to the country’s conflict-wracked east. Show More Summary
Security Council unanimously approves first-ever "offensive" brigade to battle rebel groups in DR Congo.