Security Council: Press Release

3 August 2020

On 3 August 2020, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 751 (1992) concerning Somalia adopted an Implementation Assistance Notice:  “Summary of the improvised explosive device (IED) components ban and regulations in place for exportation of explosive materials to Somalia.”

30 July 2020

The Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict, in connection with the examination of the third report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Iraq (document S/2019/984), agreed to convey the following messages through a public statement by the Chair of the Working Group:

29 July 2020

The closure of the Bab al-Salam border crossing is making it harder for humanitarians to access certain areas of Syria, an aid worker told the Security Council during a 29 July videoconference meeting, while the representative of a permanent Council member argued that it is possible to handle increased deliveries through a single crossing that remains open.

28 July 2020

On 28 July 2020, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic amended the list entries of the following individuals included on its list of individuals and entities, as specified in underline below.

27 July 2020

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the murder of five aid workers in Borno State, Nigeria, on 22 July 2020.  They expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Nigeria.

24 July 2020

With climate change poised to further intensify resource competition, exacerbate conflicts and drive hundreds of millions of people from their homes, the phenomenon — once considered separately from matters of peace and security — must now take centre stage in the Security Council’s work, experts stressed during the 15-member organ’s 24 July videoconference meeting.

24 July 2020

The Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic has the honour to refer to the final report dated 8 July 2020 (document S/2020/662) of the Panel of Experts on the Central African Republic extended pursuant to resolution 2507 (2020), which is available on the Committee’s website:

23 July 2020

The top United Nations negotiator facilitating Syria’s peace process called on parties to unilaterally release the thousands of people who have been detained or abducted, and take action on the issue of missing persons at a level commensurate with the massive scope of the tragedy, as he briefed the Security Council on his recent diplomatic efforts during a 23 July videoconference meeting.

21 July 2020

Support has gradually tilted in favour of a one-State solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict over the past decade among Palestinians due to the grim reality on the ground, a veteran researcher told the Security Council in a 21 July videoconference meeting.

17 July 2020

Sexual violence is used as a war tactic and a political tool to dehumanize, destabilize and forcibly displace populations across the globe, the United Nations expert on the issue told the Security Council in a 17 July videoconference meeting, pressing countries to adopt a survivor-centred approach that ensures victims will not be forgotten.