The acting UN Libya envoy urged the Security Council on Tuesday to pressure foreign actors to stop helping the North African country’s warring parties, warning that the flood of weapons and mercenaries will only intensify fighting. The oil-producing state descended into chaos after the NATO-backed overthrow of leader Muammar Gaddafi[…]
Russia and China have asked the United Nations Security Council to meet on Thursday over “statements by US officials on their plans to develop and deploy medium-range missiles.” Moscow and Beijing want to convene the 15-member council under the agenda item “threats to international peace and security” and have requested[…]
The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Friday on a U.S.-drafted resolution that would impose an arms embargo on South Sudan, five years after civil war broke out in the country, diplomats said on Thursday. A resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by Russia,[…]
The U.N. Security Council voted on Thursday to renew some sanctions on South Sudan through mid-July and to consider imposing travel bans and asset freezes on six South Sudanese leaders if the country’s conflict does not stop by June 30. The resolution, approved by a 9-0 vote with six abstentions,[…]
US President Donald Trump cancelled his first official trip to Latin America this week in order to focus on responding to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, the White House said on Tuesday, as rival US and Russian drafts to establish a UN investigation failed to pass at the[…]
The UN General Assembly will hold an emergency meeting after the US vetoed a UN Security Council resolution rejecting the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The request for the General Assembly meeting was put forth by a bloc of Arab nations, Turkey and the Organization of Islamic[…]
The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Sunday on a French-drafted resolution aimed at ensuring that UN officials can monitor evacuations from besieged parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo and the protection of civilians who remain. The draft text, seen by Reuters on Saturday, also “emphasizes[…]
Ethiopia has won a seat on the United Nations Security Council following an overwhelming vote of 185 out of the 193-member General Assembly of the body. Along with Ethiopia, Sweden, Kazakhstan and Bolivia were also elected after Tuesday’s vote, the four countries would be joined by one other to serve[…]
Burundi’s government has reacted angrily to the African Union’s decision to deploy a 5,000-strong peacekeeping force to curb ongoing violence in the troubled country, saying it will prevent foreign troops from entering its borders. The African Union’s Peace and Security Council agreed on Friday night to deploy an African Prevention[…]
President Jacob Zuma has called on the international community to transform the UN Security Council into a more representative and inclusive body. In his speech to the General Assembly, he said “almost no progress” has been achieved on the commitment undertaken by world leaders in 2005 to reform the UN[…]
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