SABC News - UN Security Council


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.


The ICC says intentional attacks against historic monuments and buildings dedicated to religion are serious crimes
ICC arrests Timbuktu monuments’ ‘attacker’

Saturday 26 September 2015 12:36

An Islamist rebel suspected of attacking mosques and monuments in the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu has been handed over to the ICC, the first ever detained for wrecking cultural heritage.


President Jacob Zuma was giving an update on the country's foreign policy in a meeting with foreign ambassadors and high commissioners, at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Tuesday.
SA to canvass for reformed UNSC

Tuesday 15 September 2015 16:33

President Jacob Zuma says that South Africa will use the forthcoming United National General Assembly to canvass support for the reform of the 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.  


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