SABC News - 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.


Mali pushes for intervention over terrorism

Tuesday 23 June 2015 20:57

Mali’s Foreign Minister has pressed the UN Security Council to review the possibility of authorising a sub-regional intervention force to tackle terrorists and drug traffickers in the region.


Yemen's exiled president plays down coming peace talks

Monday 8 June 2015 13:43

Yemen's exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has played down next week's talks in Geneva between his country's warring parties.


BRICS bank will usher in a new world order

Thursday 14 May 2015 16:32

One of the greatest innovations to come out of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) partnership has been the mooted BRICS Development Bank.


UN head calls for calm amid Burundi coup

Wednesday 13 May 2015 20:44

Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has urged all parties in Burundi to exercise calm and restraint following reports of the coup in that country.


Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.
Ugandan president blasts UN’s lack of reform

Monday 4 May 2015 20:30

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has blasted the lack of reform at the United Nations and blamed a Security Council decision that allowed military action in Libya.


The AU has been called to allow the UN to do its work without interfering.
Morocco lashes out at AU as biased

Tuesday 28 April 2015 21:04

Morocco has rebuked the African Union as biased and without legitimacy while accusing the organisation of becoming toxic on the issue of Western Sahara.


Trade between Africa, Asia set to escalate  

Wednesday 22 April 2015 20:56

Trade between Africa and Asia is set to escalate as the two regions cement relations for economic growth.  


UN pushes for a Palestine-Israeli peace resolution

Wednesday 22 April 2015 06:25

Momentum is building in the Security Council for a resolution that would get peace negotiations between Palestine and Israel restarted.


UN passes arms draft resolution on Houthi rebels

Wednesday 15 April 2015 08:10

The UN Security Council has passed a draft resolution imposing targeted arms embargo on Houthi rebels in Yemen while demanding the group withdraw forces from territories they’ve seized.


Obama confident that Iran sanctions could be reimposed if deal broken

Tuesday 7 April 2015 15:45

President Barack Obama said in an interview released on Tuesday he is confident sanctions against Iran could be reimposed if Tehran violates an agreement to restrict its nuclear program.


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.


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