Development
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has underlined the critical role of the Security Council in addressing links between fragility and conflict, two of the greatest obstacles to achieving sustainable development across the world. more
Commitment 'crucial' to strengthen Security Council, says UN Assembly President

New York: Highlighting the importance of the UN Security Council to address peace and security challenges in an increasingly complex world, the President of the General Assembly has calle ...

Continued violence strains Colombia peace process, Security Council hears

New York: Enormous challenges remain on the road to lasting peace in Colombia, where despite ongoing attacks and stigmatization, the vast majority of former FARC-EP fighters who laid down ...

Violent protests sparked by murder, bring Haiti to brink of instability, Security Council warned

New York: Violent protests sparked by the murder of a high-profile legal scholar are threatening to push Haiti into a spiral of instability, Special Representative Helen La Lime told the ...

CAR President calls for better representation of Africa on the Security Council

New York: Central African Republic, like nearly every nation on the planet, has not been spared by the COVID-19 pandemic, with indictors predicting a contraction by up to 1.2 of the count ...

Security Council support ‘in action’ for Libya, crucial for its future, declares UN mission chief

New York: The top UN official in Libya urged the Security Council on Wednesday to press for an immediate de-escalation of tensions and a return to negotiations, following the call from ri ...

All drone strikes ‘in self-defence’ should go before Security Council, argues independent rights expert

New York: The growing use of weaponised drones risks destabilising global peace and security and creating a “drone power club” among nations, that face no effective accountabi ...

Tap youth talent to tackle COVID-19 crisis and beyond, UN chief tells Security Council

New York : Even amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries must do more to harness the talents of young people to address the crisis and its aftermath, the UN Secretary-Gen ...

As famines of ‘biblical proportion’ loom, Security Council urged to ‘act fast’

New York : The world is not only facing “a global health pandemic but also a global humanitarian catastrophe”, the UN food relief agency chief told the Security Council on Tue ...

Colombia: Security Council hears of ‘epidemic of violence’ against civil society and ex-combatants

New York : While political actors in Colombia are uniting to confront COVID-19, they must also work together to fight “the epidemic of violence” against civil society leaders, ...