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UN holds informal poll on 12 candidates for next UN chief

Jul 21, 2016

UN holds informal poll on 12 candidates for next UN chief

France's UN Ambassador Francois Delattre noted that some have compared the vote for UN secretary-general to the vote for a new pope to lead the Catholic church. #China #NewsTracker #Russia #UN #Security Council #General Assembly #Samantha Power #UN Charter #Francois Delattre #Koro Bessho
US to raise North Korean missile tests concern at the UN

Jul 19, 2016

US to raise North Korean missile tests concern at the UN

The United States warned Monday it would raise concerns at the United Nations over the latest North Korean missile tests carried out in violation of Security Council resolutions. #United States #US #NewsTracker #North Korea #Security Council #UN Security Council #Ballistic missiles #THAAD #North Korean missile
Italy and Netherlands to share Security Council seat in a 'show of unity'

Jun 29, 2016

Italy and Netherlands to share Security Council seat in a 'show of unity'

In a boost to battered European unity, Italy and the Netherlands agreed to share the two-year Security Council term for a non-permanent West European seat Tuesday after five rounds of balloting failed to break a deadlock in the General Assembly. #NewsTracker #European Union #UN #Italy #Security Council #Netherlands #Brexit #West European seat
Pakistan questions UNSC's decision of adding new permanent seats

Jun 03, 2016

Pakistan questions UNSC's decision of adding new permanent seats

Pakistan questions UNSC asking how adding new permanent seats could enhance the panel's representativeness and effectiveness. #United Nations #Pakistan #NewsTracker #Security Council #Permanent members
G4 nations pitch for expanding UNSC's permanent members

May 03, 2016

G4 nations pitch for expanding UNSC's permanent members

Decrying the "out of date" structure of the UN Security Council, G4 nations including India have said the problem of "imbalance of influence" in the Council cannot be corrected if only non-permanent members are added to the powerful world body as part of its reform. #Japan #United Nations #Pakistan #Brazil #NewsTracker #Germany #UN #Security Council #G4 #Syed Akbaruddin
Palestine president Abbas calls for UN resolution on Israeli settlements

Apr 12, 2016

Palestine president Abbas calls for UN resolution on Israeli settlements

Palestine president Mahmoud Abbas seeks an urgent UN resolution on the illegal Israeli settlements. #Obama #NewsTracker #Israel #UN #Security Council #Mahmoud Abbas #Palestine
US and allies want UN to put a stop to Iran's missile tests, call the launches 'provocative'

Mar 30, 2016

US and allies want UN to put a stop to Iran's missile tests, call the launches 'provocative'

The United States and three allies are calling for a Security Council meeting to respond to Iran's recent ballistic missile tests which they say were carried out in defiance of a UN resolution. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Germany #Britain #Security Council #Ballistic missiles #UN resolution #China National Security Council
Reflecting global imbalance? Only one woman finds a place on the United Nations Security Council

Mar 17, 2016

Reflecting global imbalance? Only one woman finds a place on the United Nations Security Council

The number of women diplomats at the United Nations has always been low and for the last 70 years only a few have gotten seats on the Security Council. In 2014 there were a record six, in 2015 there were four, and today there is only one woman on the council, US Ambassador Samantha Power. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Ban Ki-moon #Security Council #Women #Jeffrey Feltman #Samantha Power
US to raise Iran's 'dangerous' missile tests at UN Security Council

Mar 12, 2016

US to raise Iran's 'dangerous' missile tests at UN Security Council

The United States will raise the issue of Iran's ballistic missile launches during UN Security Council consultations next week and is urging countries to cooperate on undermining Tehran's missile programme, the US envoy to the United Nations said on Friday. #United Nations #US #NewsTracker #UN #markets #Iran #Security Council #United Kingdom #UNSC