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UN Security Council unanimously adopts resolution on peacekeepers’ safety, security

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United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted Resolution 2518, the first of its kind, vowing to take all-dimensional measures to ensure the safety and...
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UN Security Council condemns terrorist attack in Afghanistan

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The United Nations Security Council on Thursday condemned a "heinous and cowardly terrorist attack" on a Sikh temple in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Wednesday. The...
A wide view of members of the Security Council during a meeting on January 6. (Courtesy)

UN Security Council concerned over Guinea-Bissau post-electoral crisis

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The United Nations Security Council on Thursday expressed "deep concern" over the crisis in Guinea-Bissau spawned by the December election that fractured the country's...
Zhang Jun (R, front), Chinese permanent representative to the United Nations, addresses a Security Council meeting on peace and security in Africa, at the UN headquarters in New York, Oct. 7, 2019. Zhang on Monday stressed the importance of leveraging the role of African countries in solving African problems. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN Security Council to highlight Africa peace during China’s presidency

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The UN Security Council will hold a debate on peace and security in Africa on March 11, with a special focus on fighting terrorism...
China's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Zhang Jun (C, Front) addresses a Security Council open debate on upholding the UN Charter at the UN headquarters in New York, on Jan. 9, 2020. Zhang Jun on Thursday reaffirmed China's commitment to upholding multilateralism as well as the purposes and principles of the UN Charter. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN Security Council to hold debate on multilateralism during China’s presidency

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The UN Security Council will hold a debate on multilateralism with the attendance of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on March 19 during the presidency...
China's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Zhang Jun (C, Front) addresses a Security Council open debate on upholding the UN Charter at the UN headquarters in New York, on Jan. 9, 2020. Zhang Jun on Thursday reaffirmed China's commitment to upholding multilateralism as well as the purposes and principles of the UN Charter. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

China assumes presidency of UN Security Council for March

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China has taken over as president of the UN Security Council for the month of March 2020, pledging to promote solidarity and cooperation in...
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Somalia’s one-person, one-vote national elections must be held

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UN Security Council has reiterated its expectation that one-person, one-vote national elections in Somalia must be held by late 2020 or early 2021, in...
Photo taken on March 2, 2016 shows the United Nations Security Council approves new resolution on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), at the UN headquarters in New York, the United States. (Xinhua/Li Muzi) (zw)

Security Council demands armed groups in CAR cease hostilities

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The members of the UN Security Council on Thursday condemned violations of the Political Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation and violence perpetrated by armed...
Photo taken on March 2, 2016 shows the United Nations Security Council approves new resolution on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), at the UN headquarters in New York, the United States. (Xinhua/Li Muzi) (zw)

UN’s new resolution on Yemen sanctions fails to meet China’s concerns – Wu Haitao

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The UN Security Council's newly passed resolution that extends Yemen financial and travel ban sanctions failed to meet China's concerns, a Chinese envoy said...
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UN Security Council extends Yemen financial, travel ban sanctions for 1 more year

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The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday extended Yemen financial and travel ban sanctions until Feb. 26, 2021, and the mandate of the Yemen...
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Libyan PM highlights cease-fire as precondition for negotiation

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UN-backed Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Serraj on Saturday highlighted the cease-fire as a precondition for any negotiation. "Agreement on lasting cease-fire means...
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UN Security Council endorses outcome of Berlin Conference on Libya

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The Security Council on Wednesday adopted a resolution to endorse the outcome of last month's Berlin Conference on Libya. Resolution 2510 won...
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UN Security Council calls for integration of child protection provisions into peace processes

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The UN Security Council on Wednesday called for the integration of child protection provisions into peace processes. In a presidential statement issued...
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UN Security Council extends ban on illicit oil exports from Libya

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The Security Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution to extend the ban on the illicit export of petroleum, including crude oil and refined petroleum...
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UN Security Council to regularly review sanction measures on Darfur

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UN Security Council on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution expressing its intention to regularly review the sanction measures on Darfur. In accordance...

Abbas rejects U.S. Mideast peace plan at UN Security Council meeting

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday reiterated the rejection of a newly released U.S. Middle East peace plan, calling it an "Israeli-American proposal." ...
A wide view of members of the Security Council during a meeting on January 6. (Courtesy)

UN Security Council to discuss U.S. Middle East peace plan on Tuesday

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The United Nations (UN) Security Council is scheduled to hold a meeting on Tuesday on the U.S.-proposed Middle East peace plan, a UN spokesperson...
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Abbas to address UNSC next week on U.S. Mideast peace deal

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is to address the UN Security Council (UNSC) next week over the U.S. Middle East peace plan, better known as...
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UN Security Council to hear briefing from Kushner on controversial Mideast peace plan

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The Security Council will hear a briefing behind closed doors from Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump's senior adviser, on the U.S.-proposed Middle East...
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More openness, diversity mark busy 2019 in UN Security Council

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With more than 240 public meetings and a wider range of civil society briefers, the UN Security Council continued its push toward more transparency...
A wide view of members of the Security Council during a meeting on January 6. (Courtesy)

UN Security Council welcomes outcome of Berlin Conference on Libya

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The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Tuesday welcomed the outcome of the international conference on Libya held in Berlin on Sunday. ...
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini (R) meets with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Brussels, Beglium, March 16, 2015. (Xinhua/Ye Pingfan)

Iran threatens to leave NPT if nuke case sent to UNSC

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday that the Islamic republic will leave the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in case the nuclear case of...
A wide view of members of the Security Council during a meeting on January 6. (Courtesy)

Zambia urges Africa to demand for two UN Security Council seats

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The Zambian government has called on African countries to demand for two permanent seats on the United Nations (UN) Security Council, an official said...
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East African ministers call for integrating women in regional security initiatives

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East African ministers of gender and women affairs, and peace and security sector officials on Monday called for integrating women and gender-sensitive issues in...
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Algeria pledges to support Kenya’s bid for UN Security Council seat

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Algeria on Wednesday pledged to support Kenya's candidature for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council in the election slated for June...
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UN Security Council should consider removing Burundi from agenda – Wu Haitao

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The Security Council should consider removing the question of Burundi from its agenda, a Chinese envoy has said. "The current situation in Burundi should be...
UN-African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)

UN-African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur renewed

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The Security Council on Thursday adopted a resolution to extend the mandate of the UN-African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) for a year,...
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Kenya’s bid for non-permanent seat at UN Security Council to boost regional peace

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Kenya is lobbying for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council to enhance its role as a vanguard for peace, stability and development...
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UN Mission for Western Sahara Get Its Mandate Renewed

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The UN Security Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution to renew the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO)...
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UNSC Congratulates Guinea-Bissau Over Legislative Elections

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The UN Security Council on Tuesday congratulated Guinea-Bissau for the peaceful conduct of March 10 legislative elections. In a statement, the Security Council expressed its...