Latest United Nations Security Council News

US pledges $100M to back proposed Kenyan-led multinational force to Haiti

Sep. 22, 2023 18:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Biden administration pledged $100 million on Friday to support a proposed Kenyan-led multinational force to restore security to conflict-ravaged Haiti and urged other nations to make similar contributions. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that the...

Azerbaijan claims full control of breakaway region and holds initial talks with ethnic Armenians

Sep. 21, 2023 23:58 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Azerbaijan regained control of its breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh in a deadly two-day military offensive and held initial talks with representatives of its ethnic Armenian population on reintegrating the area into the mainly Muslim country, Azerbaijan’s top diplomat...

The UN system is 'sclerotic and hobbled' and needs urgent reform, top European Union official says

Sep. 21, 2023 23:48 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A top European Union official says Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has exposed an urgent need to reform the “sclerotic and hobbled” global decision-making at the United Nations. Charles Michel, the president of the European Council of EU leaders, expressed...

North Korea's Kim sets forth steps to boost Russia ties as US and Seoul warn about weapons deals

Sep. 21, 2023 21:43 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered unspecified steps to further develop relations with Russia after his recent visit to the country as his foreign rivals warn that any cooperation on military weapons would be dangerous and bring consequences. Experts...

Ukraine, Russia and the tense UN encounter that almost happened — but didn't

Sep. 20, 2023 20:50 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — It was a moment the diplomatic world was watching for — but didn't get. In the end, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov avoided staring each other down Wednesday across the U.N. Security Council's famous...

South Korean leader warns Russia against weapons collaboration with the North

Sep. 20, 2023 20:23 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — South Korea's president sounded a warning to fellow world leaders Wednesday about the recent communication and possible cooperation between North Korea and Russia, saying any action by a permanent U.N. Security Council member to circumvent international norms would be...

Ukraine's president, at Security Council, lashes out at Russia but avoids face-to-face encounter

Sep. 20, 2023 19:01 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine’s president accused Russia of waging “a criminal and unprovoked aggression” that undermines all norms of war and the U.N. charter Wednesday at a meeting of the U.N. Security Council. Volodomyr Zelenskyy also urged world leaders to strip Russia of its veto...

At Security Council, Ukraine leader accuses Russia of "criminal and unprovoked aggression” that violates U.N. Charter

Sep. 20, 2023 11:39 AM EDT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — At Security Council, Ukraine leader accuses Russia of "criminal and unprovoked aggression” that violates U.N. Charter.

UNGA Briefing: Security Council, climate summit and what else is going on at the United Nations

Sep. 19, 2023 20:29 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — It's Day 2 of the U.N. General Assembly high-level meeting that brings world leaders together at U.N. headquarters in New York. Here are the highlights of what happened Tuesday at the U.N. and what to keep an eye on Wednesday. Follow our live updates to keep up with...

Kremlin says Russia and China must edge closer to counter Western efforts to contain them

Sep. 19, 2023 16:51 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Kremlin official on Tuesday called for closer policy coordination between Moscow and Beijing to counter what he described as Western efforts to contain them as he hosted China’s top diplomat for security talks. Nikolai Patrushev, the secretary of Russia's...