SABC News - UN Security Council


Ambassador Francis Deng says it is important to ask whether sanctions are a punishment for failure to make peace or an inducement for peace.
UN establishes sanctions for South Sudan

Tuesday 3 March 2015 20:56

The UN Security Council has established a mechanism that would allow it to impose targeted sanctions against individuals it deems to be undermining the peace, security and stability of South Sudan.


Plans underway to deploy AU force to fight Boko Haram

Tuesday 3 February 2015 06:05

As attacks by Boko Haram mount ahead of Nigeria’s Presidential election later this month, the urgency of deploying a regional task force has become critical.


UN urges Boko Haram to end all hostilities

Tuesday 20 January 2015 06:03

The UN Security Council has condemned attacks by Boko Haram in Nigeria and called on the terrorist group to cease its hostilities, disarm and release all abductees.


Russia, China block UN Security Council vote on Syria

Thursday 22 May 2014 18:00

Russia and China have blocked a vote by the UN Security Council to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court.


UN Security Council threatens action over girls' abduction in Nigeria

Saturday 10 May 2014 08:39

The UN Security Council on Friday expressed outrage at the abduction of hundreds of Nigerian school girls in two attacks by Islamist militants, demanding their immediate release.


UN peacekeepers given the 'green light' for CAR

Thursday 10 April 2014 17:59

The United Nations (UN) Security Council has unanimously adopted a draft resolution authorising the deployment of a nearly 12 000 strong UN peacekeeping mission to the Central African Republic (CAR).


Russia left out in the cold

Friday 14 March 2014 05:46

Russia was largely isolated in the UN Security Council as fellow members expressed support for the principle of sovereignty and territorial integrity in an open debate on the crisis in Ukraine.


Guinea-Bissau, one of the world's poorest countries, has gained notoriety as a transit point in the smuggling of South American cocaine into Europe
UN Security Council urged to consider Guinea Bissau sanctions

Thursday 27 February 2014 08:22

The UN special representative to Guinea-Bissau urged the Security Council to consider imposing sanctions against anyone who attempts to undermine the country's forthcoming general election.


Syrians set to replace Afghans as largest refugee population: UN

Wednesday 26 February 2014 07:18

Top United Nations officials say Syrians are about to replace Afghans as the world's largest refugee population as they flee their on-going conflict.


Israeli, Palestinian diplomats at each other's throats at UN

Tuesday 21 January 2014 08:00

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN has warned the UN Security Council that peace will never be achieved if Palestinians refuse to recognise his country as the nation state of the Jewish people.


 Great Lakes Special Envoy, Mary Robinson, was briefing the Security Council on latest developments.
DRC warned of renewed disorder

Tuesday 14 January 2014 05:48

The positive atmosphere that prevailed in the country following the defeat of M23 rebels last year that led to the conclusion of the Kampala Process, has vanished, says the United Nations.


Russian trolleybus blast clean-up underway

Monday 30 December 2013 19:09

Russian workers cleared the scene of a deadly bombing on Monday, towing the mangled trolleybus where 14 people were killed in an apparent suicide bombing.


South Sudan rebel leader sets out conditions for talks

Tuesday 24 December 2013 07:16

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sought urgently on Monday to nearly double the size of the UN peacekeeping force in South Sudan.


Pakistan, Russia, Azerbaijan and China along with three African countries Morocco, Rwanda and Togo support the move to defer Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto's case.
UN Security Council to vote on ICC request on Friday

Thursday 14 November 2013 05:54

UN Security Council member Rwanda has confirmed that the vote on a draft resolution to defer the trials of Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto will be taken on Friday.


. Iran is hoping for a deal that would ease the international sanctions that have frozen its assets around the world and prevented it from selling its oil.
Iran nuclear talks fail to reach deal, France pushes back

Sunday 10 November 2013 09:03

Iran and six world powers failed in marathon talks to clinch a deal to curb Tehran's nuclear program but said differences had narrowed and they would resume negotiations in 10 days.


Kenya's President, Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy, William Ruto, face charges related to the violence after Kenya's 2007 elections, in which 1,200 people died.
Seven countries support the Kenyan President’s trial deferral

Saturday 9 November 2013 12:12

A request for the UN Security Council's deferral of the trials of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto, at the ICC could be put to a vote as early as next week.


UN reiterates need to neutralize armed groups in DRC

Thursday 7 November 2013 05:23

The United Nations Security Council is expected to emphasize in the coming days the need to neutralize all the other armed groups operating in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).


Zuma hosted a gala dinner at the presidential guest house in honour of the French president.
SA, France toast to long- term relationship

Tuesday 15 October 2013 05:29

South Africa and France have paid tribute to each other for their longstanding relationship.


President Jacob Zuma says sitting heads of state should not be prosecuted while in office.
Zuma backs AU decision on ICC

Monday 14 October 2013 05:07

President Jacob Zuma has defended the African Union's (AU) decision that no sitting African head of state should appear before the International Criminal Court (ICC).


AU leaders meet over ICC issues

Friday 11 October 2013 17:26

Is the International Criminal Court (ICC) targeting Africans?


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