United Nations

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 06:27
The United Nations Security Council on Monday threatened to blacklist anyone who hinders a peace deal in Mali and authorized the deployment of 40 military ceasefire monitors.
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 06:19
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed concerns about the Government's insistence on going ahead with elections on 29 June despite the prevailing political and security environment in the country.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 11:03
We wish to congratulate the Malian people, including the parties to the peace negotiations undertaken in Algiers, for the full signature of the Accord for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali, achieved yesterday in Bamako.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 06:31
A former supreme court justice of Canada will lead a review of how the UN handled allegations that French and African troops sexually abused children in the Central African Republic.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 06:26
France vowed on Monday to strengthen cooperation with the U.N. mission in Mali as it seeks to implement an ambitious peace deal aimed at stabilizing the volatile north.
Monday, June 22, 2015 - 06:09
The United Nations on Sunday appointed a Senegalese diplomat to facilitate talks between rival factions in Burundi's political crisis after the opposition accused the previous mediator of bias.
Friday, June 19, 2015 - 06:59
In a letter addressed to the UN Security Council, more than 70 countries have demanded that Syria stop its air strikes and use of barrel bombs that have killed thousands of people.
Friday, June 19, 2015 - 06:54
Saudi-led warplanes bombed elite Republican Guard forces allied with the dominant Houthi faction in Yemen's civil war on Friday, residents said, as U.N. diplomats in Geneva struggled to nudge the various sides toward a ceasefire deal.
Friday, June 19, 2015 - 06:21
The UN Security Council has held an open debate on children affected by conflict. It adopted a resolution to name and shame governments and armed groups which abduct children in armed conflicts.
Friday, June 12, 2015 - 10:24

Chairman Royce on the hearing: “In the coming months, the United Nations Security Council is likely to consider several key issues, including sanctions on Iran and North Korea, peacekeeping reform, and Middle East security.  It is critical that our mission to the United Nations advance our national interests in an institution that has long been in desperate need of reform and often taken positions against American interests.  This hearing will give members an opportunity to press the U.S. Ambassador to the UN on Congressional concerns and priorities.”