End Divisions, Act to Resolve Critical Chemical Weapons Issue in Syria, United Nations Disarmament Chief Urges Security Council

5 Nov

Reporting that Syria missed an October deadline to respond to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on the country’s reported use and stockpiling of such weapons, the senior United Nations disarmament official urged today that the Security Council end its divisions on the critical matter and act to resolve it.

Calling for More Women Officers in Peacekeeping Operations, Force Leaders Briefing Security Council Stress Gender Balance Key for Effective Policing, Building Trust

4 Nov

The deployment of more women police officers is key to enhancing the effectiveness of United Nations peace operations, speakers told the Security Council during a 4 November videoconference meeting, highlighting the importance of a gender balance in community outreach, patrol and confidence-building.

Climate Emergency, Inequality among Threats to Be Faced in Post-COVID-19 World, Deputy-Secretary-General Tells Security Council Debate on Conflict Drivers

3 Nov

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Security Council debate on “Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace:  Contemporary Drivers of Conflict and Insecurity”, held today:

Climate Emergency, Inequality among Threats to Be Faced in Post-COVID-19 World, Deputy-Secretary-General Tells Security Council Debate on Conflict Drivers

3 Nov

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Security Council debate on “Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace:  Contemporary Drivers of Conflict and Insecurity”, held today:

Integrated Approach to Peacebuilding, Development Urgently Needed as Climate Change, COVID-19 Pandemic Aggravate Cross-Border Conflict, Speakers Warn Security Council

3 Nov

As COVID-19 and climate change exacerbate poverty and other drivers of conflict, it is ever more urgent that security, development and human rights be addressed in an integrated manner, speakers told the Security Council today in a video-teleconferenced open debate.

Security Council Committee Concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo Amends the List Entry of One Individual on Its Sanctions List

2 Nov

On 2 November 2020, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo amended the list entry of the following individual included on its list of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze and travel ban set out in paragraphs 1 to 6 of resolution 2293 (2016), as renewed by paragraph 1 of resolution 2528 (2020), adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations:

Stressing Constant Increase of Global Military Spending Must End, Secretary-General Warns Gains in Achieving Women, Peace, Security Agenda Too Slow, Easily Reversible

30 Oct

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the high-level event of the Women, Peace and Security Focal Points Network “20 Years after United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325: Leadership and Concrete Action to Realize the Women, Peace and Security Agenda”, held today: