Security Council: Press Release

19 April 2021
SC/14498

In the face of increasingly complex and urgent global crises, high-level speakers stressed to the Security Council today that cooperation between the United Nations and regional and subregional organizations is more critical than ever.

19 April 2021
SG/SM/20684

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ briefing to the Security Council on “Enhancing Cooperation between the United Nations and Regional and Subregional Organizations in Enhancing Confidence-Building and Dialogue in Conflict Prevention and Resolution”, today:

16 April 2021
SC/14497

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Dinh Quy Dang (Viet Nam):

16 April 2021
SC/14496

The Security Council, adopting two resolutions through its written silence procedure today, extended the authorization of measures against the illicit export of crude oil and other petroleum products from Libya as well as the mandate of the panel of experts helping to oversee them, while also approving modalities for a new, Libyan-led and Libyan-owned ceasefire monitoring mechanism.

15 April 2021
SC/14495

On 15 April 2021, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1518 (2003) removed the following entries from its Sanctions List of individuals and entities:

15 April 2021
SC/14494

With a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping over Yemen, and as Houthi rebels pursue their offensive in the oil-rich Marib region, more must be done — urgently and with greater international funding — to ease what is still the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, senior United Nations officials told the Security Council today as the 15-member organ, meeting via videoconference, conducted its monthly debate on the conflict in that Middle East country.

14 April 2021
SC/14493

Facing pandemic lockdowns, spiking violence and eroded access to services and legal protections, women in war zones continue to suffer and global commitments remain largely unmet, the United Nations senior official on sexual violence in conflict told the Security Council today, calling for a “paradigm shift” in how resources are allocated in the post-COVID-19 world.

13 April 2021
SC/14492

Expectations are running high in Kosovo after elections that reflected a strong desire among its people for their leaders to fight crime corruption, improve socioeconomic conditions and tackle the COVID-19 pandemic while also advancing dialogue with Serbia, the top United Nations official in Pristina told a videoconference meeting of the Security Council today.

12 April 2021
SC/14491

A new strategy to prevent conflict and consolidate peace in Africa’s Great Lakes region will bring fresh support to leaders working to end violence by armed groups, especially in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council during a videoconference meeting today, while describing diplomatic relations across the region as being broadly “on the right track”.

8 April 2021
SC/14490

Expressing deep concern over the high number of civilian casualties caused by landmines, explosive war remnants and improvised explosive devices, the Security Council today reiterated its call on belligerents to “immediately and definitively” end the indiscriminate use of such weapons, as senior Government officials debated ways to rid the world of a pernicious legacy.