Latest United Nations Security Council News

UN envoy to Yemen warns of a ‘devastating’ regional escalation, but points to glimmer of hope

Jul. 23, 2024 13:21 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen warned Tuesday that recent developments in the Red Sea, Israel and inside the country “show the real danger of a devastating region-wide escalation” — but he also pointed to a glimmer of hope. Hans Grundberg said Yemen’s...

UN envoy warns that threat of terrorism is `resurging' with attacks by Islamic State extremists

Jul. 22, 2024 19:21 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top U.N. envoy for Syria told the Security Council on Monday that the threat of terrorism is “resurging” with attacks by Islamic State extremists set to double this year, endangering civilians already facing a “protracted state of displacement and dire humanitarian...

The leader of Myanmar's army government is named acting president so he can renew state of emergency

Jul. 22, 2024 13:54 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, the head of Myanmar’s military-government, on Monday also took the position of acting president to replace the holder of that post who was unable to perform his duties due to health problems, state media reported. The announcement of...

UN approves more transparent procedures for people and entities to get off its sanctions lists

Jul. 20, 2024 00:38 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council unanimously approved more transparent procedures Friday for the hundreds of individuals, companies and other entities who are subject to U.N. sanctions and want to get off the blacklists. The resolution, co-sponsored by...

US tells Russian minister Putin should release detained Americans including Gershkovich and Whelan

Jul. 16, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations told Russia’s foreign minister on Tuesday that President Vladimir Putin should release detained Americans, singling out journalist Evan Gershkovich and ex-Marine Paul Whelan, and accused the Russian leader of treating “human...

Russia holds a UN meeting about global cooperation. US calls it 'hypocrisy' after Ukraine invasion

Jul. 16, 2024 17:03 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister accused the United States on Tuesday of holding the entire West “at gunpoint” and impeding international cooperation, a claim the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations denounced as “hypocrisy” by a country that invaded neighboring Ukraine....

The UN condemns increasing gang violence and criminal activity in Haiti that is undermining peace

Jul. 13, 2024 02:19 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution condemning “in the strongest terms” the increasing gang violence and criminal activity in Haiti that is undermining peace, stability and security in the country and the region. Friday's resolution...

Terrorism and organized crime rampant in Sahel and spilling into West Africa coastal states, UN says

Jul. 12, 2024 20:37 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Terrorism and organized crime by violent extremist groups linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State are a “pervasive threat” in Africa's volatile Sahel region and are spilling over to West Africa's coastal countries, the top U.N. envoy for the area warned Friday. ...

UN experts: Between 3,000 and 4,000 Rwandan troops are in Congo operating with the M23 rebel group

Jul. 10, 2024 22:10 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Between 3,000 and 4,000 Rwanda government forces are deployed in neighboring eastern Congo, operating alongside the M23 rebel group which has been making major advances, U.N. experts said in a report circulated Wednesday. The experts called the estimate of...

In a diplomatic quirk, Russia chairs a UN meeting decrying its strike on a Ukraine kids' hospital

Jul. 09, 2024 15:17 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Security Council members confronted Russia on Tuesday over a missile strike the previous day that destroyed part of Ukraine's largest children's hospital, pouring out condemnations at an emergency meeting chaired by Moscow's own ambassador. Russia denies...