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 ...

German leader Merkel mulls March visit to Japan

Nov 29, 2014

German leader Merkel mulls March visit to Japan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is considering visiting Japan in early March in what would be her first trip to the country in seven years, according to sources familiar with bilateral relations. Merkel and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are expected to affirm closer cooperation on ...

Nov 15, 2014

Japan and Caribbean nations agree to cooperate on UNSC reform

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his counterparts from Caribbean nations agreed Saturday in Tokyo to bolster cooperation in pushing for reform of the U.N. Security Council next year, the 70th anniversary of the global body’s founding. Kishida also promised the foreign ministers of the ...

Aug 1, 2014

Deadly geopolitical games

by Brahma Chellaney

The destabilization of Ukraine, Syria and Libya is a result of the geopolitical games that big powers continue to play when they target specific regimes. This destabilization in turn contributes to the rise of dangerous extremists and terrorists.

UN Security Council meets on rights in North Korea

Apr 18, 2014

UN Security Council meets on rights in North Korea

The head of the commission of inquiry that accused North Korea of crimes against humanity told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that it must take action against “a totalitarian state without parallel in the contemporary world,” and he told reporters that most council ...

Oct 25, 2013

Saudi Arabia's snub of the U.N.

Apparently because of the United States' drift on the Syrian conflict and its openness to negotiations with Iran, Saudi Arabia snubs a nonpermanent seat on the U.N Security Council.