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UN official condemns the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo, calls on US and Russia for a ceasefire deal

Aug 23, 2016

UN official condemns the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo, calls on US and Russia for a ceasefire deal

The UN's top aid official voiced anger on Monday at world powers' inability to agree on a truce to allow aid into Aleppo, warning of an "unparalleled" humanitarian catastrophe in the battleground Syrian city. #United Nations #Syria #NewsTracker #Russia #Security Council #Aleppo #United States of America #Stephen O'Brien
South Sudan dismisses United Nation's 'peacekeeping resolution'

Aug 13, 2016

South Sudan dismisses United Nation's 'peacekeeping resolution'

United Nations peacekeepers in South Sudan have a robust new mandate and thousands of additional troops despite government opposition to the move, raising the possibility of clashes between blue helmets and the country's armed forces #United Nations #NewsTracker #Security Council #South Sudan #United Nations Mission in South Sudan #Akuei Bona Malwal #Ateny Wek Ateny
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