UN Security Council

Security Council urges countries to factor child protection into conflict prevention efforts

Countries have been urged to mainstream child protection into the policies they introduce aimed at preventing conflict, in line with a Security Council resolution adopted on Monday.

News In Brief 10 April 2018

  • Guterres renews call for UN Security Council unity over Syria
  • Aid agencies, including UNHCR, respond to uptick in Syria clashes
  • Detention “horror” uncovered by UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR)
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Syria: ‘Actions, not words’ needed to save lives in East Ghouta – UN humanitarian wing

Following Sunday’s military operations in Syria’s east Ghouta, which claimed 30 lives, including women and children, reliable reports indicate that fighting continued and that shelling between East Ghouta and Damascus was ongoing in both directions, the United Nations humanitarian wing reported Tuesday.

News in Brief 05 January 2018

UN allocates $50m in emergency humanitarian funding for Yemen

The UN relief chief announced the biggest-ever allocation of emergency funds to war-torn Yemen on Friday, to help deal with the country’s worsening humanitarian crisis.

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New UN team to investigate ISIL crimes in Iraq

In a “landmark” resolution, the Security Council established a new team on Thursday to investigate alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed by the terrorist group ISIL in Iraq.

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“It hurts” that humanitarian needs go unmet: UN relief chief

“It hurts” when the humanitarian response to a man-made crisis is insufficient to meet the needs of vulnerable people, says the UN relief chief in a wide-ranging interview ahead of leaving his post at the end of August.

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News in Brief 22 August 2017 (PM)

Senior UN official calls for re-commitment to two-State solution

The recent crisis in Jerusalem has highlighted the need for a clear re-commitment by Israelis and Palestinians to ending occupation and realizing a two-State solution, the UN Security Council heard on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 04 August 2017 (AM)

IOM data shows rise in migrants deaths at US-Mexico border

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Denying terrorists access to weapons “goes to the heart” of UN

Denying terrorists access to weapons “goes to the heart” of the UN chief’s efforts “to make prevention the core mission” of the world body.

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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, Uganda and Central African Republic

Despite ebb in famine, conflict fuelling rise in hunger in South Sudan

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