Continued Attacks by Illegal Armed Groups in Central African Republic Thwarting Progress towards Implementing Peace Agreement, Special Representative Tells Security Council

18 Oct

Unabating attacks by illegal armed groups in the Central African Republic are exacerbating the already‑fragile security situation and undermining valuable progress made in establishing institutional stability, the Head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission there told the Security Council today, as members examined the situation ahead of an imminent vote on renewing the Mission’s mandate, which expires on 15 November.

Flare-up over License Plates Threatens Progress between Serbia, Kosovo, Special Representative Tells Security Council amid Debate on Future of Interim Mission

15 Oct

Senior officials from Kosovo and Serbia traded accusations of each other’s non-compliance of agreements today as the Security Council considered the recent escalation of tensions between the two sides, trust-building measures and whether the presence of the United Nations special political mission in Kosovo is still necessary.

In Post-conflict States, Engagement with Local Actors Must Continue through Transition Period and Beyond, Secretary-General Tells Security Council

8 Sep

For countries hosting United Nations peacekeeping missions, the shift to post-conflict peacebuilding is both a sign of progress and a time of profound risks, officials told the Security Council today, as they called for more attention to that crucial, sensitive transition from the moment “the first boots hit the ground”.

Security Council Extends Mandate of United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon for One Year, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2591 (2021)

30 Aug

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) until August 2022, reiterating its call for Israel and Lebanon to support a permanent ceasefire and a long-term solution based on the principles and elements set out in resolution 1701 (2006).

Adopting Resolution 2589 (2021), Security Council Calls on Governments to Protect Peacekeepers, Requests Creation of Online Database Cataloguing Attacks

18 Aug

The Security Council today called upon Member States hosting or having hosted United Nations peacekeeping operations to take all appropriate measures to protect United Nations mission personnel, requesting the Secretary-General to establish a comprehensive online database of attacks against them.

Secretary-General Stresses Need to Step up Move towards Innovative, Data-Driven, Technology-Enabled Peacekeeping, at Ceremony ahead of Security Council Debate

18 Aug

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the solemn ceremony ahead of the Security Council high-level open debate on United Nations peacekeeping operations:  technology and peacekeeping, in New York today: