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Mozambique takes “historic” UNSC seat

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June 7, 2022 was "an historic date," according to Mozambique's Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Pedro Comissário Afonso, when his country won its...

UN Security Council reform on Moz/SA bilateral agenda

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Two Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries want the United Nations (UN) Security Council (SC) reformed to make it a “representative organ” and one...

‘An epidemic’ of coups, UN chief laments, urging Security Council to...

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UN chief Antonio Guterres assailed what he called "an epidemic of coup d'états" on Tuesday and urged the Security Council to act to effectively...

Security threats at sea need global response

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Despite an overall decrease in maritime traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic, piracy and armed robbery of ships rose by 20 % in the...

ISS: Neither the Security Council nor the AU is grasping the...

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Was it irresponsible for the UN to not intervene, considering the AU’s inability to resolve the dispute? Diplomatic efforts to resolve the long-simmering dispute between...

UN Security Council approves new UN Libya mediator

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The United Nations Security Council approved on Friday the appointment of veteran diplomat Jan Kubis as the UN Libya envoy, diplomats said, nearly a...

MONUSCO withdrawal “tailored” to provincial security needs

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The UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has closed nine field offices since peaceful transfer of power in the 2018 presidential...

UN Security Council unlikely to act on Iran scientist killing, diplomats...

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Just hours after the assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist, Tehran demanded the United Nations Security Council condemn the killing and take action...

Commitment is crucial to strengthen Security Council

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Highlighting the importance of the UN Security Council in addressing peace and security challenges in an increasingly complex world, the President of the General...

US imposes sanctions on Central African Republic militia leader

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The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on the leader of a Central African Republic-based militia group, the Treasury Department said, accusing the leader,...

ISS: SA passes Kenya the baton in the Security Council relay

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In January 2021, Kenya will replace South Africa as one of the three elected African members (A3) on the United Nations Security Council, joining...

UN Security Council seat for Kenya

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Kenya was elected a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, defeating Djibouti for an African country designated seat. UN member states chose the country...

South Africa wants specialist UN training teams to up peacekeeping professionalism

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As the UN prepares for the 20th commemoration of UN Peacekeepers Day on 29 May, the Security Council heard a senior South African diplomat...

Libya ceasefire call on UN agenda

The UN Security Council is considering a British-drafted resolution demanding a ceasefire in Libya and calling on all countries with influence over the warring...

UN Security Council concerned by situation in Central Africa

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The UN Security Council expressed "grave concern" over the security situation and human rights abuses in central Africa and has tasked the...

UN hails renewed Ethiopia Eritrea ties

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The UN Security Council welcomed warming ties between Eritrea and Ethiopia, but diplomats said it stopped short of pledging it could review...

Five new UN Security Council members

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he 193-member United Nations General Assembly elected Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, Peru and Poland to the Security Council for a two-year...

UN urges “credible pressure” by Security Council on South Sudan

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The United Nations doubts the willingness of the South Sudan government to co-operate with the deployment of thousands more peacekeepers and urged...

New UN Chief addresses Security Council for the first time

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Delivering his first formal briefing to the Security Council, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres underlined the need for new, strengthened efforts to...

DR Congo leader warns against foreign “interference”

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Congolese President Joseph Kabila warned against foreign "interference" in the country's political crisis, in an address to parliament in which he also...

UN Security Council presses for peaceful DR Congo transition

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The United Nations Security Council pushed for a peaceful transition of power in Congo during a weekend visit aimed at averting violence...

Professional police and military have a critical role in peace efforts

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The United Nations Security Council has called on countries emerging from conflict and all those assisting them to prioritise development of domestic...

Terror groups regrouping in Mali

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Warning that terrorists and other armed groups appear to have reorganised "and gained some ability to operate" amid the already fragile security...

U.N. Security Council asks for Central African peacekeeping options

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The Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Thursday urging the United Nations to consider establishing a full-fledged peacekeeping force in virtually...

Togo defeats Mauritania in vote for UN council seat

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Togo defeated Mauritania in the third round of an election to the 15-nation UN Security Council for 2012 and 2013. The small West...

UN draft resolution would hit Eritrea mining

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Mining companies would be banned from investing in Eritrea's potentially booming minerals sector under a draft UN resolution that Security Council members...

Terrorists linked to organized crime in traffic of nuclear, biological materials...

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The United Nations committee entrusted with helping countries tackle terrorism today voiced concern at the close connection between terrorists and transnational organized...

Analysis – US, Palestinians race for votes at UN council

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The Palestinians' initiative to seek UN recognition as a state, which goes to the Security Council faces an uphill struggle to...

UN will take weeks on Palestinian bid – Abbas

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he expected the Security Council to finish debating his nation's application for full United Nations membership in...

UN and diplomatic partners urge Security Council to unfreeze Libyan assets

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The United Nations and its diplomatic partners seeking a resolution to the Libyan crisis today urged the Security Council to release assets...

Security Council extends monitoring weapons bans in Somalia

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Condemning the continued flow of weapons that it said violated its arms embargoes on Somalia and Eritrea, the Security Council extended for...

Organised crime: a growing threat to international peace

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The UN Security Council will later today debate the issue of organised crime as a threat to international peace. The issue has...

Security Council extends UN mission in Burundi

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The Security Council extended for another year the United Nations political mission in Burundi, calling for full support for next year's elections...

UN council exempts Liberia govt from arms embargo

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The UN Security Council exempted the government of Liberia from an arms embargo slapped on the West African country six years ago...

UN renews arms embargo and sanctions in DRC

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The United Nations Security Council extended and expanded the arms embargo and related sanctions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC),...

US blasts Sudan over Darfur peacekeeper harassment

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The US envoy to the United Nations sharply criticized Khartoum over a UN report that accused the Sudanese army of harassing and...

UN extends mandate for action against piracy

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The Security Council renewed for another 12 months the authorization for States and regional organizations fighting piracy off the Somali coast to...