‘Regional security and integration’ in Central Africa under threat, Security Council warned

Recurrent and often deadly clashes between pastoralists and farmers in several countries in Central Africa continue to cause “serious concern”, threatening “regional security and integration”, a senior UN official warned the Security Council on Tuesday.

World’s largest security body vows to boost cooperation with UN

The world’s largest regional security organization, embracing 56 States stretching from the United States across Europe and Central Asia to the borders of China, today pledged increased cooperation with the United Nations, from stabilizing Afghanistan to fighting terrorism to boosting cyber security.

Regional groups must play growing role with UN in today’s crises, Council says

The Security Council today discussed ways of further enhancing cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations in tackling global crises, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calling for greater flexibility in facing the “new landscape” of ever more complex problems.

In 2008, UN to embark on new course to tackle challenges – Ban Ki-moon

This year, the United Nations will put itself on a new track to tackle the obstacles it faces – ranging from development to health to terrorism – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said.