Ministerial meeting on Africa highlights January agenda of UN Security Council

While keeping a close watch on the Haitian elections, the crisis in the Horn of Africa and other hotspots around the world, the United Nations Security Council plans to hold a ministerial-level meeting on Africa’s Great Lakes region as a high point of its January agenda, the body’s President for the month said today.

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.

Argentina, Denmark, Greece, Japan and Tanzania win Security Council seats

Argentina, Denmark, Greece, Japan and Tanzania won seats today as non-permanent members of the Security Council.

Security Council to tackle draft resolution on spread of WMDs, President says

The Security Council is poised this month to discuss a draft resolution dealing with the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) to non-State actors, the Ambassador of Germany, which holds the presidency of the 15-member body for April, said today.

Africa to dominate Security Council programme for March, President says

The Security Council’s schedule for March will be dominated by African issues, especially efforts to guarantee stability in the western part of the continent, the incoming Council President said today.

Africa focus of Security Council work programme for November - President

The Security Council President for November, Ambassador Ismael Abraão Gaspar Martins of Angola, today outlined its work programme for the month ahead, noting that it would be relatively rich in African topics.

Five new non-permanent members elected to Security Council

Algeria, Benin, Brazil, the Philippines and Romania were elected today to become the next five non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.