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General Assembly vote on final seat for Security Council suspended

Today’s vote in the United Nations General Assembly on which country will fill the non-permanent seat on the Security Council for the Latin American and Caribbean region has been suspended until next Tuesday at the request of Guatemala and Venezuela, the frontrunners in a contest that has been going on since last month.

Final seat on Security Council remains undecided after latest day of voting

The United Nations General Assembly today remained deadlocked after a fifth day of voting in the contest to fill a non-permanent seat on the Security Council for the Latin American and Caribbean region, with Guatemala maintaining its lead over Venezuela but falling short of the necessary two-thirds majority.

Final seat on Security Council remains undecided after latest day of voting

The United Nations General Assembly today remained deadlocked after a fourth day of voting in the contest to fill a non-permanent seat on the Security Council for the Latin American and Caribbean region, with Guatemala maintaining its lead over Venezuela but falling short of the necessary two-thirds majority.

Final seat on Security Council remains undecided after third day of voting

The United Nations General Assembly remained deadlocked after a third day of voting this week in the contest to fill a non-permanent seat on the Security Council allocated to the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States, with Guatemala maintaining its lead over Venezuela but falling short of the necessary majority.

Security Council seat still undecided after second day of voting

A non-permanent seat on the Security Council remains up for grabs after the United Nations General Assembly held a second day of voting today in the contest to fill the place allocated to the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States.

Four Security Council members elected but one seat still up for grabs

The United Nations General Assembly today elected Belgium, Indonesia, Italy and South Africa to serve as non-permanent members of the Security Council for two-year terms starting 1 January 2007.

Human Rights Council ends its second session, deferring decisions on draft resolutions

The United Nations Human Rights Council today ended its second session but decided to put off any decisions on draft resolutions until 27 November because of the large number involved after three weeks of wide-ranging discussions covering everything from racism to counter-terrorism.

This has been a terrible year for children in armed conflict, says independent UN expert

The new United Nations Human Rights Council should make it a primary duty to protect civilians during armed conflict, an independent UN rights expert urged today, highlighting in particular the suffering of children caught up in warfare across the globe.

Independent UN human rights expert highlights serious transgressions in DPR Korea

Painting a grim picture of the human rights situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), an independent United Nations expert today highlighted egregious transgressions involving the rights to food and life, humane treatment and a host of other freedoms in a report given to the Human Rights Council.

Five trends in counter-terrorism measures risk violating human rights, says UN expert

Five “current trends” in fighting the global scourge of terrorism risk violating human rights, an independent United Nations expert told the newly established Human Rights Council today as it began the second week of debate on a wide range of issues at its second session in Geneva.