UN Security Council not interested in ICC pleas

Amid worsening violence in Sudan’s Darfur region, a frustrated International Criminal Court prosecutor pleaded on Monday for the United Nations Security Council to take action to ensure justice “for the long-suffering victims of atrocity crimes.”

Wanted President Omar Hassan al-Bashir … Read the rest

EU wants military intervention to curb migration

The European Union’s (EU) Chief Diplomat, Frederica Mogherini briefed the United Nations Security Council on migrants.

The EU is considering a draft resolution that would authorise EU military intervention to curb the illicit trafficking of persons that has already cost … Read the rest

Security Council calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

The UN Security Council on Monday appealed for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza at a late-night emergency meeting called as fighting between Israel and Hamas entered its third week.

The 15-member Council released a statement calling for the truce … Read the rest

Western powers poised to pressure Syria

William Hague
Everything is ‘abundantly clear’ to William Hague

Western powers were poised Tuesday to press their efforts for a UN resolution to rid Syria of chemical weapons, one day after a report by the world body describing a “chilling” sarin gas … Read the rest

UNSC concerned by use of chemical weapons in Syria

Jan Eliasson
Jan Eliasson

The United Nation Security Council (UNSC) has echoed sentiments by the UN Secretary General of strong concern for the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Opposition groups have accused the Syrian government of firing rockets with poisonous … Read the rest

UN president supports African calls for Security Council reform

Vuk Jeremic
Vuk Jeremic

The President of the United Nations General Assembly has also thrown his weight behind calls for reform of the Security Council. Serbian Vuk Jeremic met International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane in Pretoria.

Reiterating that an urgent … Read the rest