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We failed to prevent Iraq, Syria violence UN rights chief flays Security Council

Aug 22, 2014

We failed to prevent Iraq, Syria violence UN rights chief flays Security Council

In her last address to the Security Council, the UN human rights chief sharply criticized the body for its ineffectiveness on Syria and other intractable conflicts, saying its members have often put national interests ahead of stopping mass atrocities. #United Nations #Syria #UN Security Council #Navi Pillay #Iraq Violence #Iraq crisis #UN Human Rights body
UN security council to adopt resolution aimed at conflict prevention

Aug 21, 2014

UN security council to adopt resolution aimed at conflict prevention

The draft resolution recognizes that some of the tools in the UN Charter for settling disputes peacefully have not been fully used. #United Nations #NewsTracker #UN #Security Council #War Crimes #Conflict zones #conflict resolution #Humanitarian law #International Humanitarian Law
N-Korea seeks United Nations meeting on US-South Korea drills

Aug 04, 2014

N-Korea seeks United Nations meeting on US-South Korea drills

North Korea said on Friday it has asked for an emergency UN Security Council meeting to protest upcoming US-South Korean military exercises, warning the drills increase the danger of war on the Korean peninsula. #World #South Korea #North Korea #UN Security Council #military drills #Ri Tong Il
UN peacekeepers for internal political rows an unsustainable approach India

Jul 29, 2014

UN peacekeepers for internal political rows an unsustainable approach India

India has warned the UN Security Council that the new trend of using peacekeepers to tackle internal political conflicts is "unsustainable." #World #India #United Nations #UN #TheySaidIt #Security Council #UNSC #UN peacekeepers

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Why plight of Lankan Tamils highlights the hypocrisy of nations

Mar 08, 2013

Why plight of Lankan Tamils highlights the hypocrisy of nations

Negotiation rarely if ever has stopped the massacre of people by their own nation. And other nations simply don't want to intervene, unless there's oil. . . and even then, it's usually long after there's no people left to save. #HowThisWorks #United Nations #Sri Lanka #Interventionism #UN Security Council

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Why plight of Lankan Tamils highlights the hypocrisy of nations

Aug 20, 2014

Ukrainian Government Troops Take Over Much of Luhansk

(KIEV, Ukraine) — A Ukrainian official says government troops have taken control of a large part of Luhansk — a besieged rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine — after days of street battles. Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine’s National Security C... #National Security Council #Ukraine
Why plight of Lankan Tamils highlights the hypocrisy of nations

Aug 18, 2014

Ukraine: ‘Dozens’ of Civilians Killed in Convoy

(KIEV, Ukraine) — A spokesman for Ukraine’s national security council says “dozens” of civilians have been killed in a rebel attack on a convoy of people trying to flee war-torn eastern Ukraine. Col. Andriy Lysenko told reporters Monday that he is un... #National Security Council #Ukraine
Why plight of Lankan Tamils highlights the hypocrisy of nations

Aug 12, 2014

Iran Voices Support for New Iraqi PM Designate

(TEHRAN, Iran) — A senior Iranian official offered his congratulations Tuesday to the Iraqi politician nominated to replace incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, suggesting key Iranian support for a new leader in Baghdad as the incumbent fights t... #Iran #Baghdad #National Security Council #Ali Shamkhani #Nouri al-Maliki