SABC News - UN Security Council


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.


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.


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