Security Council

Security Council

7 July 2020
SC/14242

Addressing rights violations as warning signs of conflict is even more urgent in the COVID-19 era, the United Nations senior human rights official told the Security Council in a 7 July videoconference meeting, as she spotlighted the role peacekeepers can play in monitoring virus-related stigma, hate speech and the impact of containment measures on vulnerable groups.

2 July 2020
SC/14241

The COVID-19 pandemic is “profoundly affecting” peace and security across the globe, Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council in a 2 July videoconference debate, pressing the Chamber to use its collective influence to protect the millions of people affected by conflict and already facing acute vulnerabilities.

1 July 2020
SC/14238

The Security Council, in a 1 July videoconference meeting, announced its decision to adopt a resolution expressing its support for the Secretary-General’s appeal for a global ceasefire, which he issued in March to help unite efforts to fight COVID-19 in the most vulnerable countries.

1 July 2020
SC/14240

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Christoph Heusgen (Germany):

1 July 2020
SC/14239

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Christoph Heusgen (Germany):

1 July 2020

Having now unanimously adopted a resolution endorsing the Secretary‑General’s call for a global ceasefire amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Security Council will continue to work throughout July to reinforce its people‑centred approach to multilateralism, its President for the month told reporters during a virtual press briefing today.

30 June 2020
SC/14237

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Nicolas de Rivière (France):

30 June 2020
SC/14236

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is facing many challenges, including the United States withdrawal from the 2015 landmark agreement and possible Iranian breaches of the arms transfer provisions of Security Council resolution 2231 (2015), but it nevertheless remains the best way to ensure that Tehran’s nuclear programme is peaceful, Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, told a 30 June videoconference meeting of the 15-member organ.

29 June 2020
SC/14234

The Security Council, in a 29 June videoconference meeting, announced its decision to renew the mandate of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in the Golan for six months until 31 December and called on Israel and Syria to fully respect the terms of the 1974 Disengagement of Forces Agreement.

29 June 2020
SC/14235

The Security Council, in a 29 June videoconference meeting, extended the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) until 30 June 2021 and set out a series of priority measures to be fulfilled in the coming 12 months by the Mission and the Malian parties.

29 June 2020
SC/14231

Experts briefing the Security Council during a 29 June videoconference meeting warned that cases of COVID-19 are likely to spread “like wildfire” amid Syria’s displaced millions — already suffering from hunger, spiking food prices and a health system decimated by war — while urging members to promptly renew the country’s crucial cross-border aid mechanism amid the pandemic.

29 June 2020
SC/14232

An agreement between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is within reach, with the United Nations standing ready to support talks and the African Union-led process to settle remaining differences, the Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs told the Security Council in a 29 June videoconference meeting.

29 June 2020
SC/14233

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Nicolas de Rivière (France):

25 June 2020
SC/14229

The Security Council, in a 25 June videoconference meeting, renewed the sanctions regime imposed on the Democratic Republic of the Congo for one year, while extending for 13 months the mandate of a Group of Experts tasked with assisting in the oversight of those measures.

25 June 2020
SC/14230

The Security Council, in a 25 June videoconference meeting, renewed for 24 months the mandate of the Prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, while welcoming the arrest of a high-profile fugitive and urging States to bolster their cooperation.

25 June 2020
SC/14228

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced an additional layer of complexity and concern to the existing issues facing the Democratic Republic of the Congo, including serious tensions within the governing coalition, ongoing humanitarian crises and more violence in the east of the country, the Head of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) told the Security Council during a 25 June videoconference meeting.

25 June 2020
SC/14227

As leaders in Afghanistan prepare for long-anticipated talks with the Taliban, COVID-19 has cast a huge shadow over daily life and limited the ability of the United Nations Assistance Mission to fulfil its mandate, the Secretary-General’s top official in the country told the Security Council in a 25 June videoconference meeting.

24 June 2020
SC/14226

On 2 June 2020, the Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo transmitted its final report to the President of the Security Council (document S/2020/482).

24 June 2020
SC/14225

Calling on Israel to abandon plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, the Secretary-General told the Security Council during a 24 June videoconference meeting that such a move would threaten the vision of a two-State solution.

23 June 2020
SC/14222

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Nicolas de Rivière (France):