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Strengthening cooperation between the UNSC and the AU

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on the United Nations (UN) and the African Union to speed up deliberations to ensure that peacekeeping operations on...

ISS: Niger in the hot seat at the UN Security Council

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Niger will serve on the United Nations (UN) Security Council from January 2020 for a two-year term as a non-permanent member, alongside two other...

ISS: Going fast or going far?

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A popular African proverb says, "˜If you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go together.'The proverb could...

ISS: Can South Africa make a difference on a fractured Security...

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South Africa was once ‘a giant in the world and our reputation was well known, because of what we represented', says the...

ISS: SA returns to the UN Security Council with a new...

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By happy coincidence, South Africa will take a seat on the United Nations (UN) Security Council next year with Cyril Ramaphosa at...

Sweden, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia, Bolivia elected to U.N. Security Council for 2017-18

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Sweden, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia and Bolivia were elected to the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday for 2017-18, but further voting was due...

U.N. Security Council removes Libyan oil tanker from blacklist

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The United Nations Security Council on Thursday removed from a U.N. blacklist an Indian-flagged tanker that was recently prevented from shipping oil...

Russia voices concern about U.N. sanctions, spy drones in South Sudan

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The United Nations Security Council on Friday voted to amend the mandate of a peacekeeping mission in South Sudan so it can...

ISS: Confront the P5: why the UN Security Council must change

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After more than two decades of work on African peace and security, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) recently unveiled Elect the...

Rights experts call for U.N. to intervene in Burundi

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The U.N. Security Council must intervene in Burundi to prevent mass atrocities and the risk of a regional conflict, seven independent U.N....

Libya blames U.N. council for hampering bid to fight Islamic State

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Libya accused the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday of hampering its terrorism fight, while the U.N. envoy to Libya said the...

U.N. threatens sanctions for violations of Mali ceasefire

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The United Nations Security Council on Monday threatened to blacklist anyone who hinders a peace deal in Mali reached by an alliance...

U.N. extends Darfur peacekeeping mission amid withdrawal calls

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The United Nations Security Council on Monday extended for another year a peacekeeping mission to protect civilians and ensure aid delivery in...

At U.N., states urged to do more to stop flow of...

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Interior ministers from members of the United Nations Security Council on Friday voiced concern that some countries were not doing enough to...

ISS: Beyond rhetoric: the role of women in sustainable peacebuilding

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A high-level review of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution 1325, expected to be released in October this year, provides an opportunity...

EU seeks UN approval to seize migrant boats, Russia against destruction

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Europe is seeking United Nations Security Council approval to seize boats used to traffic migrants across the Mediterranean from Libya, though diplomats...

UN renews Western Sahara force without changes Africans wanted

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The United Nations Security Council renewed for another year the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the disputed North African territory of Western Sahara...

ISS: The double-edged sword of sanctions

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On 3 March 2015, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted Resolution 2206 on South Sudan. Among other things, the resolution...

U.N. delays approval of Libya request for weapons, jets

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At least eight United Nations Security Council members delayed approval on Monday of a request by Libya to import weapons, tanks, jets...

U.N. Security Council sets up South Sudan sanctions regime

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The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday established a sanctions regime for South Sudan but stopped short of imposing worldwide travel bans and...

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