Security Council: Press Release

19 May 2020
SC/14191

A mix of increased cross-border and cross-line access is needed to sustain — and preferably increase — the delivery of aid into north-east Syria amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the senior United Nations humanitarian official in the country told the Security Council in a videoconference meeting on 19 May.

19 May 2020
SC/14190

Continued fighting in Libya threatens to worsen an already volatile situation, despite calls to end violence amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Acting Special Representative of the Secretary‑General cautioned during a 19 May videoconference meeting of the Security Council.

18 May 2020
SC/14189

Too many “fleeting opportunities” have been lost to turn dynamics in Syria towards a political path, the Special Envoy told the Security Council in an 18 May videoconference meeting, as he urged international parties and Syrians alike to take advantage of “some calm” in the near decade of fighting to build trust and unlock progress.

15 May 2020
SC/14188

The global COVID-19 pandemic is an opportunity for the Security Council to explore ways to become more transparent, efficient and effective, while also forging closer ties with the broader United Nations membership, experts said during a 15 May videoconference meeting of the Council dedicated to its working methods.

14 May 2020
SC/14186

Amid unabated military clashes and a worrying jump in COVID-19 cases, an end to the fighting in Yemen is now “within close reach” as the warring parties continue to weigh a proposed set of draft agreements, the senior United Nations official in that country told the Security Council during a 14 May videoconference meeting.

14 May 2020
SC/14187

The Security Council in a 14 May videoconference meeting decided unanimously to extend the mandate of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) for an additional six months.

13 May 2020
SC/14185

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Sven Jürgenson (Estonia):

13 May 2020
SC/14184

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Sven Jürgenson (Estonia):

12 May 2020
SC/14183

With Iraq’s deep political and security challenges compounded by the onset of COVID-19 and plummeting oil prices, the newly formed Government must rise to meet people’s legitimate aspirations for a stable, more inclusive future, the senior United Nations official in the country told the Security Council in a 12 May videoconference meeting.

11 May 2020
SC/14182

On 11 May 2020, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1718 (2006) enacted the amendments specified with underline and strikethrough in the entry below on its 1718 Sanctions List of individuals and entities subject to the measures imposed by paragraphs 8 (d) and 8 (e) of Security Council resolution 1718 (2006) adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations.