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Next five non-permanent members of Security Council chosen

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Gabon, Lebanon and Nigeria will serve two-year terms on the Security Council starting next January after they won elections to the 15-member body today.

Five countries set to run unopposed for non-permanent Security Council seats

The General Assembly is expected to elect Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Gabon, Lebanon and Nigeria as non-permanent members of the Security Council for two-year terms starting on 1 January next year.

Effective partnerships vital to reinvigorating peacekeeping, says top UN official

A top United Nations official underscored today that effective partnerships are the cornerstone of the world body’s new vision for peacekeeping, the focus of a day-long Security Council meeting.

Israeli settlements hurting peace process with Palestinians – UN

The illegal building of new homes and communities continue to occur across the West Bank and East Jerusalem, threatening fragile hopes of a two-state solution to the long-running conflict, top United Nations officials warned today, urging both Israel and the Palestinians to meet their obligations under the Road Map for peace in the Middle East.

Cooperation with African Union crucial to promoting peace – Security Council

Enhanced collaboration with the African Union (AU) will help to promote peace and security in Africa, members of the Security Council delegation, which recently wrapped up a week-long visit to the continent, said today.

Heads of Security Council counter-terrorism bodies stress need for stocktaking

An important part of the work of the Security Council’s counter-terrorism committees is stocktaking and reviewing efforts so as to ensure the effectiveness of United Nations sanctions regimes, the heads of three subsidiary bodies said today.

Security Council wraps up Africa trip with talks in Liberia

A United Nations Security Council delegation met President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia today on the last leg of a week-long visit to Africa.

DR Congo: Security Council team visits camp for internally displaced

A Security Council delegation on a week-long visit to Africa met with internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today to assess efforts by the Government and the United Nations to consolidate peace and security in the area, a spokesperson for the world body said.

Security Council, African Union agree to bolster cooperation

Members of the United Nations Security Council today held talks with their African Union (AU) counterpart in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, agreeing to enhance cooperation, especially in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, peacekeeping and peace building.

Security Council members depart on four-nation Africa visit

Members of the United Nations Security Council will depart today on a week-long mission to Ethiopia, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Liberia, a spokesperson for the world body announced.