Outbreak of New Israel-Hamas Conflict ‘Almost a Certainty’, Special Coordinator for Middle East Peace Process Warns Security Council

United Nations, Egypt Behind Intensive Diplomatic Effort to Avert Fresh Military Confrontation, Says Nickolay MladenovThe outbreak of a new conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip is “almost a certainty” unless the international… Continue Reading

Despite Some Progress, Libya in Decline, Top United Nations Official Warns Security Council, Calling for Continued International Unity, Support

Recent Meetings by Relevant Parties Offer Glimmer of Hope to End Political Paralysis, Representative StressesThe status quo in Libya cannot be sustained, said the top United Nations official in that country today, warning about the potential threat of … Continue Reading

Adopting Resolution 2429 (2018), Security Council Renews Darfur Mission Mandate, while Also Calling for Reduction in Troop Strength

Deciding to extend until 30 June 2019 the mandate of the African Union‑United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), the Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution, also stressing that the drawdown of the mission… Continue Reading

Addressing Security Council, Pacific Island President Calls Climate Change Defining Issue of Next Century, Calls for Special Representative on Issue

The Security Council, convening today to discuss the nexus between climate change and conflicts around the globe, considered several concrete proposals to guide the 15-member organ’s efforts — or those of other United Nations entities &mdas… Continue Reading

Twofold Increase in Casualties from Explosive Hazards, Senior United Nations Official Tells Security Council, on First Anniversary of Landmark Resolution

After years of decreases, casualties from explosive hazards were on the rise, the Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions told the Security Council today, as the 15-nation organ took stock of progress in implementing its f… Continue Reading