SABC News - UN Security Council


West Africa's regional bloc has put standby forces "on alert" in case Gambian president Yahya Jammeh does not step down.
West Africa regional bloc says forces 'on alert' for Gambia

Friday 23 December 2016 14:58

West Africa's regional bloc has put standby forces "on alert" in case Gambian president Yahya Jammeh does not step down.


US President-elect Donald Trump echoed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in urging the Obama administration to veto a UN Security Council draft resolution.
Trump, Netanyahu urge Obama to veto UN resolution on settlements

Thursday 22 December 2016 18:36

US President-elect Donald Trump echoed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in urging the Obama administration to veto a UN Security Council draft resolution.


Evacuations were suspended on Friday, a day after convoys of people had begun leaving the rebel sector under a deal allowing the regime to take full control of the battleground city.
350 people leave Aleppo despite halted evacuations

Monday 19 December 2016 07:25

Some 350 people were able to leave a rebel-held pocket of east Aleppo on Sunday.


Governmental Syrian forces fire into sky, celebrating their victory against rebels in eastern Aleppo, Syria December 12, 2016.
Sparks fly at the UN over Aleppo

Wednesday 14 December 2016 06:27

Russia has told the United Nations Security Council that military operations in the formerly rebel held Eastern Aleppo have ended.


UN close to slashing North Korea export earnings

Saturday 26 November 2016 14:48

The UN Security Council's five veto powers are close to approving new sanctions on North Korea to cut the state's earnings from exports by more than a quarter by targeting its coal exports to China.


An employee walks between front-end loaders which are used to move coal imported from North Korea at Dandong port in the Chinese border city of Dandong.
US challenges China's imports of North Korean coal amid sanctions

Saturday 29 October 2016 16:35

China announced in April that it would ban North Korean coal imports to comply with UN sanctions, though it made exemptions for deliveries intended for "livelihood purposes".


The Russian Defence Ministry said US jets had killed more than 60 Syrian soldiers in four air strikes by two F-16s and two A-10s coming from the direction of Iraq.
US-led forces strike Syrian troops, prompting emergency UN meeting

Sunday 18 September 2016 07:15

United States led coalition air strikes reportedly killed dozens of Syrian soldiers on Saturday, endangering a US-Russian brokered ceasefire.


Once aid is delivered and the ceasefire holds, the United States and Russia were to begin cooperating in jointly targeting Islamist rebel fighters in Syria.
UN Security Council to hear about US-Russia Syria deal

Friday 16 September 2016 14:47

The UN Security Council will hold an urgent meeting on Friday to hear details of a US-Russian deal on Syria as it weighs whether to endorse the agreement, diplomats said.


South Sudan President Salva Kiir address a news conference at the Presidential State House following renewed fighting in South Sudan's capital Juba.
South Sudan not yet acting on pledge to work with UN

Thursday 15 September 2016 06:28

UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said South Sudan's government had not taken any action on a pledge it made 10 days ago to cooperate on the deployment of more UN troops.


Fighting for control of Aleppo, split between its government-held west and rebel-held eastern neighborhoods, has intensified in recent weeks.
UN chief warns of unprecedented 'catastrophe' in Syria's Aleppo

Wednesday 17 August 2016 06:49

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Tuesday of an unprecedented "humanitarian catastrophe" in Syria's Aleppo.


United Nations (U.N.) High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein arrives for the 31st session of the Human Rights Council at the U.N. European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
South Sudan security forces killed, raped civilians -UN

Thursday 4 August 2016 15:41

At least 73 civilian deaths have been documented so far by the U.N., but it is believed the civilian death toll may turn out to be much higher.


UN Security Council extends AU Mission in Somalia

Thursday 7 July 2016 21:34

The UN Security Council has unanimously extended the mandate of the AU Mission in Somalia (Amisom) with a key strategic objective to eliminate the terrorist group Al-Shabaab.


North Korea missile test reaches new heights

Wednesday 22 June 2016 09:15

North Korea launched what appeared to be a second intermediate-range Musudan missile on Wednesday.


UN, Western donors urge Somalia to speed up vote process

Saturday 21 May 2016 17:46

Somalia' has been urged to speed up approval of new election rules to ensure an August vote is held on time, saying delays put recovery from conflict at risk.


UN observes moment of silence for victims of terrorist attacks

Wednesday 11 May 2016 21:29

The UN Security Council has observed a moment of silence for the victims of terrorist attacks globally during an open debate on countering the narratives and ideologies of terrorism.


UN Security Council condemns attacks on medical personnel

Wednesday 4 May 2016 05:46

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously passed a resolution condemning attacks against medical facilities or medical and humanitarian personnel exclusively engaged in their duties.


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.


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