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Five non-permanent members of Security Council elected today

The General Assembly today elected Austria, Japan, Mexico, Turkey and Uganda to serve as non-permanent members of the Security Council for two-year terms starting on 1 January next year.

Ban calls on Security Council to keep updating its working methods

The Security Council’s “increasingly complex responsibilities in the maintenance of international peace and security” means it is vital that the 15-member panel continue to try to improve its working methods, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

Security Council urged to support Sudan’s ‘fragile’ north-south peace accord

The head of the Security Council’s recent mission to Sudan today urged the 15-member body to press the parties to the 2005 peace accord which ended the country’s long-running north-south civil war to fulfil their commitments, stressing that the landmark deal is vital to ensuring stability throughout the vast African nation.

UN delegation in Sudan ‘encouraged’ by north-south talks

The Security Council delegation visiting Africa said today that it was encouraged by talks between representatives from north and south Sudan following the recent violence in the disputed town of Abyei.

Security Council delegation to conduct five-nation tour of Africa

A Security Council delegation will this weekend begin a five-country visit to Africa to obtain a first-hand assessment of the crises engulfing Somalia, Sudan’s Darfur region and neighbouring Chad and to help with efforts to promote peace and reconciliation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Côte d’Ivoire.