Security Council

Security Council

14 December 2018
SC/13621

Reporting on the newly reached agreement to demilitarize ports in Yemen, United Nations officials urged the Security Council today to take swift action to ensure full implementation of the accord in order to relieve the dire humanitarian situation in the war-torn country.

14 December 2018
SC/13624

On 3 December 2018, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1988 (2011) adopted revised Guidelines for the Conduct of its Work (“Guidelines”).  The Guidelines were revised in compliance with paragraph 43 of Security Council resolution 2255 (2015), which directed the Committee to review its Guidelines.

14 December 2018
SC/13623

Violations of the International Criminal Court’s Rome Statute – including failure to arrest fugitives as they cross international borders - are unlikely to end if the Security Council remains unwilling to take action against such non-compliance, the Court’s Chief Prosecutor said today, as she briefed the 15-member organ on her investigation into alleged crimes in the western Darfur region of Sudan.

13 December 2018
SC/13617

Underling the importance of helping rule-of-law institutions achieve sustainable peace in countries hosting peacekeeping and special political missions, the Security Council called today for the integration of United Nations support for their respective police, justice and correctional sectors into mandates from the outset.

13 December 2018
SC/13618

Central and West African countries must develop strategies with which to tackle the root causes of insurgency, the senior United Nations official in the region told the Security Council today as it considered the activities of the United Nations regional office.

13 December 2018
SC/13619

The Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) until 15 November 2019 today, tasking it with reinforcing its support for the peace process in the troubled country.

13 December 2018
SC/13620

Ahead of a briefing later in December on assistance to civilians in Syria, the Security Council today renewed its authorization of the delivery of humanitarian supplies to the devastated country across borders and lines of conflict for a further 12 months, until 10 January 2020.

12 December 2018
SC/13615

Concern over ballistic missile programme and weapons transfers, as well as the re-imposition of sanctions by the United States must not be allowed to erase the benefits of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear programme, the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs told the Security Council today.

12 December 2018
SC/13616

Close collaboration with the Government of Haiti and its partners will be essential to the successful transition to a non-peacekeeping United Nations presence in that country, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) told the Security Council today.

11 December 2018
SC/13613

Welcoming progress in creating conditions for the drawdown of the African Union‑United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), the Security Council today called on all actors to reinforce cooperation for successful transition from peacekeeping to development in the Sudanese region.

11 December 2018
SC/13614

Delegates in a Security Council debate underlined today the importance of completing, expeditiously but diligently, the work of the mechanism created to carry out the remaining functions of the international criminal tribunals trying crimes committed in the territories of Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia.

10 December 2018
SC/13612

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Kacou Houadja Léon Adom (Côte d’Ivoire):

7 December 2018
SC/13611

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Kacou Houadja Léon Adom (Côte d’Ivoire):

6 December 2018
SC/13609

Robust and coherent cooperation among the United Nations and regional and subregional organizations will be key in tackling increasingly complex global challenges, delegates stressed in the Security Council today, with many expressing support for a proposal to formally finance African Union-led peace operations with United Nations assessed contributions.

5 December 2018
SC/13607

Building and sustaining peace after the end of conflict requires holistic responses characterized by national ownership, economic investment and inclusive efforts to repair torn social fabrics, the President of Côte d’Ivoire told the Security Council today, as members discussed peacebuilding and sustaining peace in the context of post‑conflict reconstruction, security and stability.

4 December 2018
SC/13606

On 4 December 2018, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1970 (2011) concerning Libya adopted an Implementation Assistance Notice entitled “Guidance to Member States on the correct application of the provisions of the resolutions regarding the payment of management fees on frozen assets.”

4 December 2018
SC/13605

Witness testimony has revealed countless abuses committed by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh), a senior United Nations counter-terrorism official told the Security Council today as he delivered his first-ever briefing on behalf of the investigative team recently established by the 15-member organ.

3 December 2018
SC/13604

On 21 November 2018, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2374 (2017) concerning Mali, held informal consultations to hear statements by Mali and States of the region.  The meeting was held in advance of the planned Committee Mission to Mali.

3 December 2018

The Security Council’s focus in December will be on the role of dialogue as a priority instrument for the settlement of disputes, the 15-member organ’s President for that month said at a Headquarters press conference today.

29 November 2018
SC/13603

Although the United Nations and partners completed an epic aid operation in Syria this month, persistent violence and gaps in humanitarian access underline the critical need to renew the cross-border aid authorization set to expire in December, a senior humanitarian affairs official told the Security Council today.