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Tag: Security Council

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UNGA Head To Speed Up Security Council Reforms

United Nations: General Assembly President Tijani Muhammad-Bande has said that he would use every tool that is available to narrow the gaps in the negotiations for Security Council reform to speed up the decades-long process. Asked at his news conference on Tuesday about the failure of the reform process to make headway, he said: “Yes, […]

Positive progress made to resolve issue of listing Masood Azhar as global terrorist: China

New Delhi: China on April 1 claimed that “positive progress” has been made to resolve the issue of designating Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN and accused the US of scuttling its efforts by taking the matter directly to the Security Council. China last week defended its repeated attempts […]

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UNSC victim of 'self-inflicted wounds of diminishing relevance': India

United Nations: Warning that the Security Council is becoming a victim of “self-inflicted wounds of diminishing relevance”, India has called for united action to reform it. India’s Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin on Monday ridiculed attempts to prevent the reform of the Council telling the General Assembly: “We cannot pose as guardians of a status quo […]

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Israel withdraws from Security Council election

United Nations: Israel has withdrawn from the election for a two-year term on the Security Council that pitted it against Germany and Belgium. Israel’s UN Mission announced the decision shortly before a debate between the three candidates was due to start at the UN on Friday afternoon. “After consulting with our partners, including our good […]

UNSC condemns Taliban attacks in Afghanistan

United Nations: The Security Council on Wednesday condemned “the heinous and cowardly terrorist attacks” carried out by the Taliban in various provinces of Afghanistan. Suicide bombers and gunmen targeted police and government facilities in Paktia, Ghazni and Farah provinces on Tuesday, killing more than 70 people and wounding over 200 others. In a press statement, […]

UN Security Council calls for dialogue in Yemen

United Nations: The UN Security Council has called on all parties in Yemen, particularly the Houthis, to engage in meaningful dialogue to stop fighting and resolve the conflict. The members of the Security Council on Tuesday reiterated their support for a political solution as the only way to end the conflict in Yemen and their […]

India calls for 'early comprehensive' UN reform

New York: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has pressed for an “early comprehensive” reform of the UN, including the Security Council. Swaraj was addressing a trilateral meeting of India, Brazil and South Africa. She met with the foreign ministers of the three countries. “We must also press for early comprehensive reform of the United Nations, […]

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UN Security Council agrees to blacklist more DPRK individuals

United Nations: The UN Security Council on Friday agreed to put more individuals and entities of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) under its sanction list in response to the country’s repeated ballistic launches. In a unanimously adopted resolution, the 15-nation council decided to impose travel bans and asset freezes on 14 individuals and […]

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UN calls emergency meeting over Syrian 'gas attack'

United Nations: The UN Security Council will hold emergency talks on Wednesday after a suspected chemical attack in Syria left over 50 dead and many wounded, a media report said. The attack on a rebel-held town brought furious international reaction, with the US and other powers blaming the Syrian government for the deaths, the BBC […]

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