Apr 24, 2015

Asia, Africa leaders call for U.N. Security Council reform

Asian and African leaders on Thursday called for “a comprehensive reform” of the U.N. Security Council so it can better represent the realities of the international community in the 21st century. “We call for continued efforts to reform the United Nations, including the revitalization ...

U.N. paints Iraq-Libya-Syria scenario for Yemen conflict

Mar 23, 2015

U.N. paints Iraq-Libya-Syria scenario for Yemen conflict

The United Nations warned on Sunday that Yemen’s conflict could become an “Iraq-Libya-Syria” scenario if either side pushes for control of the country, prompting the U.N. Security Council to threaten further measures if the hostilities do not end. The violence has been spreading across ...

Feb 6, 2015

Limiting the Security Council's veto power

by Gareth Evans

In the lead-up to the commemoration of this year's 70th anniversary of the U.N., the French government is again pursuing the idea of getting the five permanent members of the Security Council to agree to refrain from using their veto power when dealing with ...

Dec 23, 2014

U.N. Security Council takes up North Korea's human rights

The U.N. Security Council placed North Korea’s bleak human rights situation on its agenda Monday, a groundbreaking step toward possibly holding the nuclear-armed but desperately poor country and leader Kim Jong Un accountable for alleged crimes against humanity. This appears to be the first ...

Dec 15, 2014

Palestinians to seek U.N. resolution Wednesday on occupation

The Palestinians are to present a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council Wednesday that would set a two-year deadline for Israel to end its occupation, an official said. “The Palestinian leadership took a decision to go to the Security Council next Wednesday ...