SABC News - UN Security Council


Former State President, Nelson Mandela, remains an icon of freedom.
SA's Freedom Day inspires Palestine's struggle for freedom

Wednesday 27 April 2016 21:19

The State of Palestine’s Ambassador to the United Nations says South Africans inspire his people to continue their struggle for freedom.


Security Council to tackle sexual exploitation by UN peacekeepers

Thursday 10 March 2016 06:47

Members of the UN Security Council are negotiating a draft resolution that would tackle the escalation in sexual exploitation by UN peacekeepers, particularly in Africa.


UN warns of Aleppo aid cut-off amid Russian backed offensive

Thursday 11 February 2016 06:17

The United Nations has warned that up to 300 000 people living in the Syria's second city of Aleppo could soon be cut off from humanitarian aid.


UNSC to expand North Korea sanctions following rocket launch

Monday 8 February 2016 06:56

The United Nations Security Council will adopt a new resolution in the coming days expanding the sanctions regime against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.


AU risks becoming a joke if it doesn't get too serious with its work

Wednesday 3 February 2016 17:03

It is all well and fair for the AU to meet periodically to take stock, but such gatherings will lose significance if the world can stop to take Africans as serious as they’d like to be taken.


UN diplomats urge Burundi dialogue as rebels raise stakes

Friday 22 January 2016 14:39

UN Security Council diplomats told Burundi officials on Friday that a crisis that has left hundreds dead had to be resolved by dialogue.


UN visit to Burundi planned as latest peace attempt

Thursday 14 January 2016 05:52

A United Nations Security Council visit to Burundi later this month becomes the latest effort by the international community to establish a political process in Burundi.


UN Security Council members pay tribute to victims of Paris attacks

Tuesday 17 November 2015 05:41

Members of the UN Security Council have observed a minute’s silence in tribute to the victims of recent attacks in Paris.


UN plans to move troops to Central African Republic from Ivory Coast

Monday 16 November 2015 23:26

The United Nations (UN) said on Monday it plans to redeploy some 300 peacekeepers to Central African Republic from a UN mission in Ivory Coast.


France says UN Security Council to discuss Burundi crisis Monday

Friday 6 November 2015 23:33

The UN Security Council will convene on Monday to discuss the worsening situation in Burundi.


SA sees China, India as equal partners: Zuma  

Friday 30 October 2015 23:45

South Africa says it sees China and India as equal partners as the two Asian giants aggressively expand their footprints in Africa's growing markets.


UN vows to fight trafficking across the Mediterranean

Friday 9 October 2015 23:33

The UN Security Council has given its backing to European naval efforts to stem the tide of illegal trafficking across the Mediterranean from Libya.


UN Security Council approves mission in South Sudan

Friday 9 October 2015 22:42

The UN Security Council has amended the mandate of the UN Mission to South Sudan in support of the newly signed peace agreement in the country.


Morocco will lose the referendum, says Sahrawi minister

Thursday 8 October 2015 23:23

The Foreign Minister of the Sahrawi Republic says there is a unanimous call from his people for a return to war with Morocco over the occupied territories.


Political tensions in DRC continue to run high ahead of 2016 elections

Wednesday 7 October 2015 23:32

The outgoing chief of the UN Mission to the DRC has told the Security Council that the political situation in the country is increasingly being marked by the electoral process.


'An inclusive UN Secuirty Council remains priority for SA'

Sunday 27 September 2015 07:33

President Jacob Zuma says South Africa's push for a more inclusive United Nations Security Council will remain a key focal point of government's foreign policy priorities.


German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the current atmosphere is that many others don't agree with the structure and the working method of the Security Council
UN Security Council must be reformed: Merkel

Sunday 27 September 2015 07:06

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says it is high time the United Nations (UN) Security Council is reformed to reflect the real distribution of power across the world in the 21st century.


The ICC says intentional attacks against historic monuments and buildings dedicated to religion are serious crimes
ICC arrests Timbuktu monuments’ ‘attacker’

Saturday 26 September 2015 12:36

An Islamist rebel suspected of attacking mosques and monuments in the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu has been handed over to the ICC, the first ever detained for wrecking cultural heritage.


President Jacob Zuma was giving an update on the country's foreign policy in a meeting with foreign ambassadors and high commissioners, at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Tuesday.
SA to canvass for reformed UNSC

Tuesday 15 September 2015 16:33

President Jacob Zuma says that South Africa will use the forthcoming United National General Assembly to canvass support for the reform of the UN Security Council.  


Russia’s Ambassador takes issue with UN reform

Thursday 3 September 2015 06:25

The President of the UN Security Council says he does not see a historic compromise on Security Council (SC) reform anywhere in the near future.


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