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South Sudan: Security Council votes to send more peacekeepers

In an effort to defuse the crisis in South Sudan, the Secretary-General has called for more boots on the ground to boost the UN mission’s protection capacity.

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Security Council told of drug trafficking in West Africa and Sahel

The Security Council met on Wednesday to discuss combating drug trafficking in West Africa and the Sahel.

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Afghanistan’s political and security transitions on track, says UN Envoy

Progress regarding Afghanistan’s ambitious security, political and economic transitions continues and efforts are on track, according to the UN Special Representative for the country, Ján Kubiš.

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Jordan elected to serve on UN Security Council

The United Nations General Assembly has elected Jordan as a non-permanent member of the Security Council to fill a seat that Saudi Arabia had, in an earlier election, won but declined to accept.

Security Council votes on resolution to “restore security and public order” in CAR

Members of the UN Security Council have voted unanimously on a resolution that will bolster efforts “to protect civilians and restore security and public order” in the Central African Republic (CAR).

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France pushes for a Security Council resolution to end crisis in Central African Republic

As the crisis continues to worsen in the Central African Republic, France is urging the Security Council to act urgently to avert a catastrophe.

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UN envoy briefs Security Council on South Sudan developments

South Sudan is at a crossroads with the fledgling government struggling to expand and extend its authority, the head of the UN mission in the country (UNMISS) told the Security Council on Monday.

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UN Humanitarian Affairs chief “disappointed” at lack of progress on Syria

The UN Emergency Relief Coordinator has urged the Security Council to ensure that the parties to the conflict in Syria take their obligations under international humanitarian law seriously.

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Envoy updates Security Council on political and security situation in Darfur

Attacks against peacekeepers and inter-communal violence continue to affect efforts to bring peace to Sudan’s Darfur region.

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Security Council urged to seize opportunity for Mideast peace

The head of UN Political Affairs is urging the international community to take advantage of the current heightened diplomacy in the Middle East.

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