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Security Council calls for regional cooperation to fight Somali piracy

The Security Council renewed its call today for tougher anti-piracy measures in Somalia and the wider region, urging all countries to adopt laws and cooperate with international organizations to accel

Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo elected to Security Council

Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo will serve as non-permanent members of the 15-member Security Council in 2012-13 after winning their seats during elections held earlier today at United Nations H

9 countries compete in upcoming Security Council elections

Nine countries are formally campaigning for elections tomorrow that will decide which States will occupy five non-permanent seats on the Security Council during 2012-13.

Palestinian application referred to UN membership committee

The President of the Security Council today referred Palestine’s application to become a United Nations Member State to the committee that deals with the admission of new members.

West African countries call for permanent African seat on Security Council

West African countries today called for enlarging the 15-member Security Council to give their continent its due representation on the United Nations body whose decisions are legally binding, as oppos

UN: Eritrea planned massive attack against African Union summit

The Eritrean Government planned a massive attack on an African Union meeting held earlier this year, according to a new United Nations report that states that this was just one of multiple violations

Security Council supports UN diplomatic efforts in Central Asia

The Security Council today reaffirmed its support for the efforts of the United Nations to facilitate dialogue between the countries of Central Asia on regional issues of common concern, including wat

Deiss: Without Security Council reform UN will lose credibility

The United Nations will lose its credibility as the pre-eminent international forum if Member States are unable to agree on reforming the size, membership and working methods of the Security Council,

Kenya in final stage to freeze Gaddafi’s assets

(eTN) - The Grand Regency Hotel in Nairobi, acquired by Gaddafi’s Libya under most controversial circumstances some time ago, is bracing itself to have the "Laico" in the name taken off.

Security Council urges establishment of specialized courts to try pirates

Recognizing the need for further steps to boost anti-piracy efforts, the Security Council today decided to urgently consider the establishment of specialized Somali courts to try suspected pirates bot

UN steps up fight against sexual violence in conflict

The United Nations has said its Security Council called for perpetrators to be publicly listed and punished with sanctions, thus stepping up its battle against sexual violence in conflicts around the

UN Security Council praises Seychelles lead against piracy

NEW YORK, NY – The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in New York has commended Seychelles and Kenya for their lead in prosecuting and imprisoning pirates in the Indian Ocean.