Council

Expanded Security Council would enhance its legitimacy - Annan

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called for expanding the membership of the Security Council to make the 15-member body more democratic and more representative and thus give it greater legitimacy, especially in view of recent divisions over Iraq.

Security Council endorses proposals by its recent missions to Africa

The United Nations Security Council today endorsed recommendations made by its recent missions to Central and West Africa, and emphasized the importance of a sub-regional approach to issues such as small arms, mercenaries, child soldiers and humanitarian access.

Five countries begin 2-year terms as non-permanent members of Security Council

Angola, Chile, Germany, Pakistan and Spain have joined the United Nations Security Council as non-permanent members, beginning their two-year terms on 1 January.

Unity among Security Council members is crucial, new President says

With many delicate matters under consideration, members of the United Nations Security Council must work to achieve agreement on pressing and sensitive issues, its President said today.

Angola, Chile, Germany, Pakistan and Spain elected to serve on Security Council

Angola, Chile, Germany, Pakistan and Spain were elected today to two-year terms as non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.

Security Council’s report to General Assembly shows accelerated anti-terrorism work

In its annual report to the General Assembly, the Security Council reviews a year of intensive work marked by stepped-up efforts to counter the global terrorist threat.

Security Council's Permanent Members say talks have begun on Iraqi compliance

The Foreign Ministers from all five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, along with Secretary-General Kofi Annan, today issued a wide-ranging statement laying out their joint position concerning various hotspots across the world, including Iraq, which they said must carry out its obligations under relevant resolutions.

East Timor among highlights of Security Council agenda in May, president says

A meeting to mark the independence of East Timor - a United Nations success story - will be among the highlights in the work of the Security Council in the month of May, the current President of the 15-member body said today.

Five countries join Security Council as new non-permanent members

With the start of the New Year, five countries have joined the United Nations Security Council as new non-permanent members of the 15-nation body.

Eighteen States elected to UN Economic and Social Council

The United Nations General Assembly today elected 18 States to serve as members of the UN Economic and Social Council for a three-year term starting on 1 January 2002.