Chinese FM calls for ceasefire, dialogue to restore peace in African country

China has drawn up a proposal for helping resolve the crisis in Libya and restore peace in the African country. Foreign Minister Wang Yi presented the proposal during a high-level virtual meeting on Libya, hosted by the UN Security Council. Wang called for a ceasefire and an immediate stop to hostile actions urging all parties … Read more Chinese FM calls for ceasefire, dialogue to restore peace in African country

Egypt, Ethiopia discuss Nile dam dispute at UN Security Council

Egypt has told the United Nations it faces an existential threat, from a hydroelectric dam that Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile River. Ethiopia is expected to start filling the Grand Renaissance Dam with water next month. But at a virtual meeting of the Security Council, Egypt warned of conflict if the UN does … Read more Egypt, Ethiopia discuss Nile dam dispute at UN Security Council

UN chief slams Israel’s West Bank annexation plan

A watershed moment that will cause the most serious violation of international law. That is how UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has described Israel’s plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank. Members of the UN Security Council and the Arab League have been meeting to discuss Israel’s move – which could be put in … Read more UN chief slams Israel’s West Bank annexation plan

France on behalf of the EU members of the Security Council, UK and Norway, on Israel & Palestine

Virtual stakeout by Nicolas de Rivière, Security Council President for the month of June and Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations, on behalf of the current and incoming EU Members of the UN Security Council (Belgium, Estonia, Germany, France and Ireland), and the United Kingdom and Norway on the situation in the Middle … Read more France on behalf of the EU members of the Security Council, UK and Norway, on Israel & Palestine

UN Security Council to discuss Israel annexation plans

A UN Security Council meeting on the Middle East takes place Wednesday, with Israel’s plans to annex around 30 percent of the West Bank set to be on the agenda. FRANCE 24 correspondent Irris Mackler says it remains highly uncertain the annexation plans will go ahead. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live … Read more UN Security Council to discuss Israel annexation plans

Egypt calls on UN to intervene after impasse in Nile dam talks

Ethiopia has rejected Egypt’s call for the United Nations to resolve a dispute over a controversial dam on the Nile River. Cairo has asked the UN Security Council for a “fair and balanced solution”. Most of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is complete, but there are still several issues delaying the project. Al Jazeera’s Um … Read more Egypt calls on UN to intervene after impasse in Nile dam talks

Burundi’s new president, Évariste Ndayishimiye, sworn in

In tonight’s edition: Burundi’s new president, Évariste Ndayishimiye, takes office during a colourful ceremony in which he vowed to “continue on the path” of his predecessor Pierre Nkurunziza, who died suddenly last week. Also, Kenya has won a seat on the UN Security Council after beating out Djibouti in a second round of voting on Thursday.  And … Read more Burundi’s new president, Évariste Ndayishimiye, sworn in

UN Syria envoy warns of nationwide economic crisis

The United Nations’ special envoy for Syria says he hopes to start the next round of talks between the country’s warring sides by late August, as he also warned its economic situation was increasingly desperate. During a briefing at a virtual session of the UN Security Council on Tuesday, Geir Pedersen detailed the devastating impact … Read more UN Syria envoy warns of nationwide economic crisis

International Criminal Court members of the Council on the ICC and Sudan – Virtual Media Stakeout

Virtual stakeout read by Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve, Deputy Permanent Representative of Belgium to the United Nations on behalf of the 10 International Criminal Court members of the UN Security Council on the occasion of the briefing by ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to the open VTC Security Council session.

UN Security Council divided over Hong Kong

New national security legislation on Hong Kong has split members of the UN Security Council, with China balking at calls from some members for an urgent meeting on the matter. Al Jazeera’s James Bays reports from the UN headquarters in New York. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – … Read more UN Security Council divided over Hong Kong

US, UK step up pressure on China over Hong Kong security law

China faced growing international pressure on May 29 over its move to impose a security law on Hong Kong that critics say will destroy the city’s autonomy, with the United States and Britain placing the issue before the UN Security Council. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest … Read more US, UK step up pressure on China over Hong Kong security law

Women in Peacekeeping: A Key to Peace

The conmemoration of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. This day offers a chance to pay tribute to the uniformed and civilian personnel’s invaluable contribution to the work of the Organization and to honour more than 3,900 peacekeepers who have lost their lives serving under the UN flag since 1948, including 102 last year. … Read more Women in Peacekeeping: A Key to Peace

Hong Kong security laws: UN security council voices concern at China

The United Nations Security Council has also voiced concern at China over the national security laws on Hong Kong, requesting an urgent meeting. But China says Hong Kong affairs are China’s internal affairs and allow no external interference. Al Jazeera’s James Bays reports from the UN headquarters in New York. – Subscribe to our channel: … Read more Hong Kong security laws: UN security council voices concern at China

China refuses UN Security Council meeting on new Hong Kong security laws

Washington on Wednesday requested an emergency UN meeting over a controversial security law China has proposed for Hong Kong, but Beijing refused to allow it to proceed, according to US diplomats.  Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: … Read more China refuses UN Security Council meeting on new Hong Kong security laws

European Union on Middle East Peace Process – Security Council Virtual Media Stakeout (20 May 2020)

Virtual stakeout read by Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve, Deputy Permanent Representative of Belgium to the United Nations on behalf of Members of the EU currently or previously on the UN Security Council (Belgium, Estonia, Germany, France and Poland), on the Middle East Peace Process.