Tag Archives: Uruguay

Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for January

The protection of civilians and current tensions stemming from the situation in Syria would be among the priorities of the Security Council in January, the Permanent Representative of Uruguay, President of the 15-member body for the month, said today at a Headquarters press conference. Continue reading

General Assembly Elects Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine, Uruguay as Non-Permanent Members of Security Council for 2016-2017

In one round of voting, the General Assembly today elected Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine and Uruguay to serve as non-permanent members of the Security Council for the next two years. Those elected will fill seats to be vacated on 31 December by Chad, Chile, Jordan, Lithuania and Nigeria.  Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela will continue to serve as elected Council members during 2016, completing the second year of their respective terms.  All new Council members will take their seats on 1 January 2016. Continue reading

Concern over a draft law on the sale of cannabis in Uruguay

Cannabis plants. UN Photo/John RobatonThe International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) has noted with concern a draft law under consideration in Uruguay which, if adopted, would permit the sale of cannabis herb for non-medical use. Such a law would be in complete contravention to the provisions of the international drug control treaties, in particular the 1961 Single Continue reading