The United Nations Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons, particularly small arms and light weapons, the “destabilizing accumulation and misuse” of which the 15-member body said “continue to pose threats to international peace and security and cause significant loss of life.” More
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the 14 January terrorist attacks in Jakarta, which resulted in the deaths of at least 2 civilians, as well as many more injured, for which ISIL has claimed responsibility. Continue reading
Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen. Thank you for this opportunity.
As you know, tonight I will fly back to Paris again to take part in the climate change conference.
I was very encouraged by what I saw and I heard during the opening days of COP21 – the Summit meeting. World leaders did precisely what they were meant to do: give strong impetus to the negotiations.
Almost all countries have submitted climate action plans, known as INDCs [Intended Nationally Determined Contributions]. Major economies have made significant commitments to cut emissions. Many developed countries have made new financial commitments to help poor and vulnerable countries adapt to climate impacts. Continue reading
The Security Council determined today that the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant/Sham (ISIL/ISIS) constituted an “unprecedented” threat to international peace and security, calling upon Member States with the requisite capacity to take “all necessary measures” to prevent and suppress its terrorist acts on territory under its control in Syria and Iraq. Continue reading
The Security Council this morning welcomed what it called “extraordinary efforts” by States to stem the flow of foreign terrorist fighters to and from conflict zones, while urging stepped-up work on the issue due to growing recruitment by extremist groups, from more than 100 countries. Continue reading