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UN discusses cooperation with regional organizations

Cristina Fernández (centre), President of Argentina, presides over a meeting of the Security Council on cooperation between the UN and regional and subregional organizations in maintaining international peace and security. Argentina is President of the Security Council for the month of August. On the left is Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. 06 August 2013 United Nations, New YorkThe Security Council has encouraged the continuing involvement of regional and subregional organizations in the peaceful settlement of disputes, including through conflict prevention, confidence building and mediation, and underlined the importance of utilizing their existing and potential capabilities. Through a presidential statement Continue reading

Security Council to discuss the protection of journalists

Journalists gathered at Chaklala Airbase in Rawalpindi, where they covered Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's visit to flood-hit Pakistan in 2010. UN Photo/Evan SchneiderWith journalists working in dangerous corners of the world being thrown in prison or murdered in record numbers, the Deputy Secretary-General joined veteran reporters today urging the United Nations Security Council to stand up against all acts to suppress media freedom wherever and whenever they occur. Continue reading

UN welcomes the unanimous adoption of Security Council resolution 2106 on conflict-related sexual violence

Angelina Jolie, actress and Special Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, addresses the Security Council meeting on “women and peace and security”. 24 June 2013UN Women welcomes the unanimous adoption of Security Council resolution 2106 (2013) on 24 June, the sixth resolution on Women, Peace and Security, and the fourth one focused on conflict-related sexual violence. This resolution, which adds greater operational detail to previous resolutions on this topic, reiterates that all actors, including not only the Continue reading