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19 Jul 2018 description
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SC/13430

The members of the United Nations Security Council and the African Union Peace and Security Council held their twelfth annual joint consultative meeting in New York on 19 July 2018.

13 Jul 2018 description
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SC/13421

The Security Council today decided to extend its sanctions regime in South Sudan and impose a travel ban and assets freeze on two high-ranking individuals — an act South Sudan’s representative described as a “slap in the face” to those engaged in his country’s ongoing peace negotiation process.

10 Jul 2018 description
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DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL

DSG/SM/1193-SC/13415-WOM/2153

10 JULY 2018

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Security Council meeting on women, peace and security in the Sahel, in New York today:

Let me begin by thanking the President of the Security Council for convening this meeting on women, peace and security in the Sahel, as well as for Sweden’s leadership on this issue during the country’s time in the Security Council.

28 Jun 2018 description
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SC/13401

SECURITY COUNCIL
8299TH MEETING (AM)

Permanent Representative Says Council Must Be Seen to Throw Its Full Support Behind Any New Accord, Rather Than Blame, Punishment

28 Jun 2018 description
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SC/13399-PKO/741
27 JUNE 2018

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Vassily A. Nebenzia (Russian Federation):

01 Jun 2018 description

A high-level debate on the root causes of the conflict in the Middle East and North Africa would be the Security Council’s signature event over the next month, Vassily A. Nebenzia (Russian Federation), Council President for June, said today, as he laid out the organ’s monthly programme of work at a Headquarters press conference.

31 May 2018 description
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SC/13361

SECURITY COUNCIL
8273RD MEETING (PM)

We Must Take Real Steps, Says United States, as Ethiopia, Others Stress Need to Give Regional Mediation Efforts More Time

The Security Council voted this afternoon to renew for 45 days the sanctions it imposed in 2015 on those blocking peace in South Sudan, with the option of considering further measures — including an arms embargo — if fighting continues amid ongoing mediation efforts, or if there remains no viable political agreement.

16 May 2018 description
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SC/13340
15 MAY 2018
SECURITY COUNCIL
8258TH MEETING (PM)

The Security Council today decided to extend, for six months, mandates of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) relating to the delivery of humanitarian assistance and the protection of civilians, among others, while also underlining that its tasks relating to the contested region’s Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mechanism would be extended no further unless the parties to the dispute accelerated progress in several key areas.

09 May 2018 description
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SC/13329
9 MAY 2018
SECURITY COUNCIL
8251ST MEETING (PM)

Robust Mandates, Civilian Protection, Mission Exits among Main Topics of Discussion

On the seventieth anniversary of United Nations peacekeeping, the commanders of three of the Organization’s missions in Africa briefed the Security Council this afternoon on the increasingly complex challenges faced by Blue Helmets, emphasizing that their core role was to establish secure environments that would enable political solutions to take root.

08 May 2018 description
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SC/13327  

SECURITY COUNCIL
8249TH MEETING (PM)  

Country’s Representative Calls Sanctions Proposal by Panel of Experts ‘Biased’, Saying It Lays Ground for International Sanctions  

The cessation of hostilities in South Sudan, agreed in 2017, showed no sign of implementation, the Under‑Secretary‑General for Peacekeeping Operations told the Security Council today, saying a ceasefire was “a distant prospect” amid disagreements over its modalities and wider transitional security arrangements.

03 May 2018 description

Strengthening the principles of international law and the protection of civilians in armed conflict would be two of the major themes that the Security Council would address in the coming month, Joanna Wronecka (Poland), Council President for May, said today as she laid out the organ’s monthly programme of work at a Headquarters press briefing.

23 Apr 2018 description
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SC/13311

Security Council
8240th Meeting (AM)

The Security Council extended until 15 October 2018 a modification to the mandate of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) as laid out in two resolutions from 2011 and 2014, agreeing that it would be the final such extension until the parties took several measurable steps related to the contested border area.

18 Apr 2018 description
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SC/13306

On 11 April 2018, members of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan were briefed by the Panel of Experts on South Sudan in connection with the Panel’s final report, which was submitted in pursuance of paragraph 2 of resolution 2353 (2017).

13 Apr 2018 description
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SC/13295
13 APRIL 2018
SECURITY COUNCIL
8232ND MEETING (PM)

The Security Council decided today to extend for 10 days a set of modifications to the mandate of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), which enabled the Mission to support Government efforts to normalize relations in the contested border region.

23 Mar 2018 description
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SC/13262

Security Council
8213th Meeting (AM)

The United Nations senior-most humanitarian official and the head of the World Food Programme (WFP) came together today to urge the Security Council to play a greater role in breaking the link between hunger and conflict, stating that in doing so, it would make a significant contribution to famine eradication and sustainable development.