Japanese envoy presses for UNSC entry

Jun 3, 2015

Japanese envoy presses for UNSC entry


Japanese Ambassador to the U.N. Motohide Yoshikawa has underscored the need for Japan to be a permanent member of the Security Council, saying it was “logical” as a key financial contributor. As Japan and other countries debate revamping the global organization’s most powerful body, ...

Feb 9, 2015

Next U.N. secretary general


With Ban Ki-moon's second term as U.N. secretary general ending Dec. 31, 2016, there are said to be at least three candidates to replace the South Korean. And former Prime Ministers Helen Clark of New Zealand and Kevin Rudd of Australia are believed to ...

Dec 19, 2014

U.N. General Assembly calls for North Korea to be referred to ICC

The U.N. General Assembly on Thursday condemned North Korea’s rights record and called for Pyongyang to be referred to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity. The nonbinding resolution was adopted by a vote of 116 to 20 with 52 ...

U.N. chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

Jul 23, 2014

U.N. chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his “hope and belief” that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel “in the very near future.” Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council by videoconference ...

Jul 18, 2014

Libya seeks U.N. help, warns of collapse

Libya asked the United Nations for help Thursday to build up its security forces, with the foreign minister warning that his country could turn into a “failed state.” Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdelaziz asked the U.N. Security Council to dispatch experts to train the ...

Jan 30, 2014

East Asia tensions on display at U.N. Security Council

The tensions gripping East Asia flared Wednesday at a U.N. Security Council debate on war and peace. China, along with North and South Korea, blamed Japan for the deepening animosity and lambasted Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Yasukuni Shrine, which honors Japan’s war ...