The Security Council today joined welcomed the guilty verdict handed down against former Liberian President Charles Taylor for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed during Sierra Leone’s civil war.
The Security Council today renewed for another year the set of sanctions imposed on Côte d’Ivoire, while adjusting the arms embargo in light of the need for weapons and ammunition to train and equip the country’s security forces.
The United Nations mission in Libya today welcomed the announcement by the country’s electoral authorities of the start date for the registration of voters and candidates for the upcoming polls to choose members of the National Congress.
Following a briefing on the situation on the border between Sudan and South Sudan, members of the Security Council today urged an immediate ceasefire and a return to negotiations for the two countries.
The Security Council today condemned “in the strongest terms” an attack on peacekeepers in West Darfur, Sudan, in which four were wounded, one of whom subsequently died as a result of wounds sustained in the attack.
United Nations senior officials today deplored the continued aerial bombardments in Bentiu town in South Sudan’s Unity state, and called on the country and its neighbour, Sudan, to take all measures to ensure the safety of civilians.
Senior United Nations and African Union officials arrived in Chad this weekend on a joint mission to warn its Government that the country could be the next destination of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).
Raising the possibility of targeted sanctions, the United Nations Security Council today demanded the immediate restoration of constitutional order in Guinea-Bissau, as well as the reinstatement of the West African country's legitimate government.
The head of the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in the western Sudanese region of Darfur today expressed serious concern over developments in the region’s south, following attacks by armed movements on three towns earlier this week.