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UN envoy sees progress in South Sudan amid security concerns

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The top UN envoy in South Sudan, Nicholas Haysom, on Monday reported progress in South Sudan and voiced concern over the security situation in...
Protesters clash with security forces during a protest against the military coup and the detention of civilian leaders in Myanmar. Photo: Aung Kyaw Htet/SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire/dpa

UN Envoy for Myanmar Urges Security Council to Take Timely Action as Situation ‘Worrisome’

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United Nations Special Envoy for Myanmar Christine Shraner Burgener on Friday urged the UN Security Councl to render timely support to stop the violence...
Ghana's Foreign Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey addresses the High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace at the UN headquarters in New York, April 24, 2018. UN General Assembly's High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace kicked here on Tuesday and is to run through Wednesday. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

Insecurity threatens W. African integration process

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The escalation of insecurity in West Africa has posed a threat to the sub-regional integration process, a Senior Official of the Economic Community of...
ECOWAS Mediation

ECOWAS considering proposals to establish Forum of National Security advisors

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In view of the increasing terrorist attacks and violent extremism in the West African sub-region, ECOWAS Mediation and Security Council is examining proposals to...
Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey paid a courtesy call on Mr Antonio Guterres, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General

Ghanaian Minister interacts with UN Secretary-General on Security Council

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Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, has paid a courtesy call on Mr Antonio Guterres, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General...
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UN Security Council endorses Secretary-General Guterres for second term

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The UN Security Council on Tuesday endorsed Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a second five-year term. Estonia's UN Ambassador Sven Jurgenson, as Security Council president...
Chinese peacekeeping infantry battalion joins a drill conducted by the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan and United Nations Police for better peacekeeping amid COVID-19, April 24. (Photo by JiaFangwen/People’s Daily Online)

China to play positive role in promoting Africa’s peaceful development

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By He Yin On May 19, at the initiative of China, which holds the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council (UNSC) this month, the...
Antonio Guterres

UN secretary-general tells Security Council Mideast violence must end

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called in strong terms for an end to the visibly escalating violence in the Middle East. "This senseless cycle of...
Antonio Guterres

UN boss calls for unified Security Council over Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for a unified Security Council over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and regretted the lack of multilateralism. Asked what the...
United Nations

Security Council to hold open meeting on Israeli-Palestinian tensions

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The United Nations (UN) Security Council will hold an open meeting on Sunday to discuss the escalation of tensions between Israel and Palestine. Zhang Jun,...
United Nations

UN Security Council condemns attack on UN peacekeeping mission in DRC

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The Security Council strongly condemned Monday's attack on the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which...
African Union

Somalia welcomes AU initiative for free and fair elections

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Somalia on Thursday welcomed an African Union (AU) initiative to facilitate constructive dialogue between warring political leaders that will culminate in holding free, fair...
African Union

AU strongly condemns increasing trend of hate speech in Africa

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The African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council has strongly condemned the increasing trend of hate speech, identity-based conflicts, violent intercommunal clashes, ethnic divisions,...
Politics Ghana Spain

Ghana appeals to Spain for UN Security Council bid

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Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration-designate, has requested Spain to support Ghana’s candidature for a non-permanent seat on the...
UN Security Council

Kenya vows to advance Africa’s agenda on security and climate change at UNSC

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday evening reiterated his government's commitment to advancing Africa's agenda at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), particularly on...
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Security Council locks down Ho Central Mosque

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The Ho Municipal Security Council has closed down the Ho Central Mosque for two weeks while a litigation over the Regional Imam position was...
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US Decision on Western Sahara … the Surprise and Solution

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The United States’ decision to recognize Morocco’s sovereignty over all of its Saharan territories and its clear support for the Moroccan initiative for autonomous...
Security Council

UN Security Council calls for political dialogue in CAR

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The Security Council on Friday called for political dialogue in the Central African Republic (CAR) after President Faustin Archange Touadera's re-election was validated. In a...
UN Security Council

Kenya vows to advance four-point agenda at UN Security Council

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said his government will advance a four-point agenda as it takes up a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security...
Antonio Guterres

UN boss calls for interdependence, inclusion to break poverty-conflict cycle

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for interdependence and inclusion to break the cycle of poverty and conflict. "Addressing the links between fragility...
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UN Security Council recognizes role of International Court of Justice

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The Security Council on Monday recognized the role of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in promoting international peace and security. In a presidential statement,...
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Guterres to speak at German parliament for 75th anniversary of UN

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United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres is to address the German parliament on Friday as part of events marking the 75th anniversary of the...
UN Security Council

Burundians parade to support UN decision of removing Burundi from its agenda

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Burundian people on Saturday staged parades countrywide to support United Nations (UN) Security Council's decision of removing Burundi from its political agenda. The UN Security...
President Emmanuel Macron

French President Macron criticizes Security Council

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French President Emmanuel Macron has criticized the UN Security Council and urged European nations to show greater independence in a wide-ranging interview in the...
African Union

AU calls for Africa Standby Force for timely intervention in crisis

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Reiterating deep concern over the growing threat to peace, security and prosperity of Africa posed by terrorism and violent extremism, the African Union...
UNICEF

UNICEF director asks Security Council to address root causes of attacks on schools

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UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Henrietta Fore on Thursday asked the Security Council to address the root causes of attacks on schools. ...
Afghan Security Force

Chinese envoy accuses U.S. representative of spreading “political virus” in Security Council

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A Chinese envoy on Wednesday rejected accusations by a U.S. representative against China at a Security Council meeting, and asked the United States to...
United Nations General Assembly

Niger assumes presidency of UN Security Council for September

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Niger, a landlocked country in West Africa, on Tuesday assumed the presidency of the UN Security Council (UNSC) for September, when the 75th...
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Security Council extends mandate of UN Interim Force in Lebanon

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The Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution to extend the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for another year,...
A group of Nigerian Policemen deployed in Somalia as part of the African Union peacekeeping mission patrol in Beledweyne, Somalia, on December 14, 2019. - The rains have inundated big areas surrounding Beledweyne area forcing thousands of people to leave their houses and look for humanitarian assistance while living in displacement camps. Due to climate change and human activities, cycles of floods and droughts have become more recurrent and completely unpredictable in Somalia exposing hundreds of thousands of people every year to vulnerability and displacement. (Photo by LUIS TATO / AFP)

Security Council extends mandate of UN mission in Somalia

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The Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) for another year,...