SABC News - UN Security Council


Libya remains volatile: UN Mission

Tuesday 16 September 2014 06:50

Three years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi's regime, Libyan people find themselves nowhere closer to realising their hopes and aspirations for a better future.


 Steve Biko died in a prison cell in Pretoria 37 years ago.
Biko hailed for human rights achievements

Friday 12 September 2014 07:20

The late Black Consciousness Movement leader Steve Biko has been described as a courageous fighter for human rights.


A Palestinian girl carries a child across rubble from a building that police said was destroyed by an Israeli air strike.
UN laments plight of children caught up in wars

Tuesday 9 September 2014 05:27

The United Nations (UN) top envoy on children in armed conflict has expressed her horror at the indiscriminate killings of civilians.


Ebola outbreak reaches Senegal, riots break out in Guinea

Friday 29 August 2014 17:16

The West African state of Senegal became the fifth country to be touched by the world's worst Ebola outbreak on Friday


UN slams detention of UNDOF peacekeepers

Friday 29 August 2014 07:20

Fijian and Filipino UN peacekeepers have been caught up in fighting between armed groups and the Syrian National Army along the border with Israel.


‘UN Security Council undemocratic’: Navi Pillay    

Thursday 28 August 2014 18:49

Outgoing High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, has labelled the United Nations Security Council an undemocratic institution.


The United Nations says one child is being killed in Gaza every hour.
Gaza to become unliveable: Humanitarian Relief Agency

Thursday 31 July 2014 18:57

The Gaza Strip is expected to become unliveable in just a few years.


Israeli commandos clash with Hamas gunmen in Gaza raid

Sunday 13 July 2014 07:00

Israeli navy commandos clashed with Hamas gunmen during a raid on the coast of the Gaza Strip on Sunday.


Abbey Makoe Specialist Editor at the SABC
The AU summit comes at a time when global peace is jittery

Friday 27 June 2014 08:28

The AU's 23rd summit comes at a time when global peace is jittery, the continent under increasing military-led rebellions and the potential for major economic growth is scuppered by illegitimate govts


Two Palestinians killed as Israel searches for teens in West Bank

Sunday 22 June 2014 14:23

Israeli troops killed two Palestinians on Sunday.


Is Iran being victimized by sanctions it doesn’t deserve?

Sunday 22 June 2014 13:44

Iranian officials met this week with their six-power counterparts to try to hammer out the outlines of a comprehensive nuclear deal set to last for several years.


Syria warns UN aid delivery without consent could be attacked

Friday 20 June 2014 20:02

Syria's government warned the UN Security Council that delivering humanitarian aid across its borders into rebel-held areas without its consent would amount to an attack.


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.


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