Congo, Ghana, Peru, Qatar and Slovakia elected to serve on Security Council

The United Nations General Assembly today elected Congo, Ghana, Peru, Qatar and Slovakia to serve two-year terms on the Security Council beginning on 1 January 2006.

Philippines succeeds Japan in UN Security Council presidency for September

The Philippines today took over the rotating Presidency of the Security Council for the month of September.

Pressing for enlarged Security Council, Annan cites 'democracy deficit'

Pressing ahead with his proposal to enlarge the United Nations Security Council, which has primary responsibility for the maintenance of global peace and security, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has said the 15-member body is not sufficiently democratic or representative of the world organization’s vastly increased membership.

Situations in Africa, Middle East key topics for Security Council in June, President says

The Security Council will devote a considerable amount of its time this month to various situations on the African continent, while also closely following the events in Iraq and the wider Middle East, the President of the 15-nation body said today.