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Iran silent on queries about its military activities

Gary Quinlan (second from left), Permanent Representative of Australia to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of September, briefs members in his capacity as Chairman of the Council’s 1737 Sanctions Committee on Iran. 05 September 2013 United Nations, New York Photo # 560237Iran had remained silent to inquiries about its ballistic missile launches and an intercepted arms shipment, the Chair of the Security Council Committee charged with monitoring sanctions on that country said today. Chair Gary Quinlan (Australia) provided the Council with an update on the Committee’s activities from 16 July to 5 September, saying he had Continue reading

Press conference by Australia’s Security Council President on work programme for September

Gary Quinlan (facing camera, left), Permanent Representative of Australia to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of September, briefs journalists on the Council’s programme of work for the month. 04 September 2013 United Nations, New YorkSeptember would see the Security Council hold a high-level debate on small arms and their role in fostering conflict, Gary Quinlan, Permanent Representative of Australia, said at Headquarters today as he assumed that organ’s rotating presidency for the month. He said the role of small arms in conflict had long been debated in the Council Continue reading

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 discusses situation in Middle East

A wide view of the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. 23 July 2013 United Nations, New YorkIntense diplomatic activity to rekindle the peace process and achieve a two-State solution had reached a “decisive point” as Israelis and Palestinians had agreed, in principle, to return to the negotiating table, said the top United Nations Middle East official today during an open debate of the Security Council. 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

Sanctions committee split over Iran’s ballistic missile launch

Gary Quinlan (left), Permanent Representative of Australia to the UN, with Agshin Mehdiyev, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the UN, at the Council meeting. 25 April 2013 United Nations, New YorkAmid continuing doubts about the uniquely civilian character of Iran’s nuclear programme, the Security Council heard a briefing today by the Chairman of its 1737 Sanctions Committee, who reported that members were divided over whether recent ballistic missile launches were in violation of Council resolution 1929 (2010). 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