Security Council

Security Council

19 April 2021
SG/SM/20684

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ briefing to the Security Council on “Enhancing Cooperation between the United Nations and Regional and Subregional Organizations in Enhancing Confidence-Building and Dialogue in Conflict Prevention and Resolution”, today:

19 April 2021
SC/14498

In the face of increasingly complex and urgent global crises, high-level speakers stressed to the Security Council today that cooperation between the United Nations and regional and subregional organizations is more critical than ever.

16 April 2021
SC/14496

The Security Council, adopting two resolutions through its written silence procedure today, extended the authorization of measures against the illicit export of crude oil and other petroleum products from Libya as well as the mandate of the panel of experts helping to oversee them, while also approving modalities for a new, Libyan-led and Libyan-owned ceasefire monitoring mechanism.

16 April 2021
SC/14497

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Dinh Quy Dang (Viet Nam):

15 April 2021
SC/14495

On 15 April 2021, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1518 (2003) removed the following entries from its Sanctions List of individuals and entities:

15 April 2021
SC/14494

With a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping over Yemen, and as Houthi rebels pursue their offensive in the oil-rich Marib region, more must be done — urgently and with greater international funding — to ease what is still the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, senior United Nations officials told the Security Council today as the 15-member organ, meeting via videoconference, conducted its monthly debate on the conflict in that Middle East country.

14 April 2021
SC/14493

Facing pandemic lockdowns, spiking violence and eroded access to services and legal protections, women in war zones continue to suffer and global commitments remain largely unmet, the United Nations senior official on sexual violence in conflict told the Security Council today, calling for a “paradigm shift” in how resources are allocated in the post-COVID-19 world.

13 April 2021
SC/14492

Expectations are running high in Kosovo after elections that reflected a strong desire among its people for their leaders to fight crime corruption, improve socioeconomic conditions and tackle the COVID-19 pandemic while also advancing dialogue with Serbia, the top United Nations official in Pristina told a videoconference meeting of the Security Council today.

12 April 2021
SC/14491

A new strategy to prevent conflict and consolidate peace in Africa’s Great Lakes region will bring fresh support to leaders working to end violence by armed groups, especially in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council during a videoconference meeting today, while describing diplomatic relations across the region as being broadly “on the right track”.

8 April 2021
SG/SM/20676

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Security Council’s open debate on mine action today:

8 April 2021
SC/14490

Expressing deep concern over the high number of civilian casualties caused by landmines, explosive war remnants and improvised explosive devices, the Security Council today reiterated its call on belligerents to “immediately and definitively” end the indiscriminate use of such weapons, as senior Government officials debated ways to rid the world of a pernicious legacy.

6 April 2021
SC/14487

As Mali continues to face major political, security, human rights and humanitarian obstacles, it is of “utmost importance” that the international community ensure that national stakeholders live up to their commitments, the United Nations peacekeeping chief told the Security Council today, as he updated on efforts to advance the political transition and implement the 2015 Peace and Reconciliation Agreement.

6 April 2021
SC/14489

On 6 April 2021, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da’esh), Al‑Qaida and associated individuals, groups, undertakings and entities enacted the amendments specified with underline and strikethrough in the entry below on its ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo set out in paragraph 1 of Security Council resolution 2368 (2017), and adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations.

6 April 2021
SC/14488

Eradicating the use of chemical weapons hinges on unity among Security Council members at a time when ending the Syrian conflict still remains a collective responsibility, the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs said in a videoconference meeting today.

5 April 2021
SC/14485

On 5 April 2021, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) approved the removal of the following entity from its List of Individuals and Entities subject to the measures set out in Security Council resolution 2399 (2018) adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations.

5 April 2021
SC/14486

On 5 April 2021, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2140 (2014) enacted the amendments, specified with strikethrough and underline, in the entry below on its Sanctions List of individuals and entities.

3 April 2021
SC/14484

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Dang Dinh Quy (Viet Nam):

1 April 2021

The Security Council has scheduled five open debates for April, all in a virtual format, as it looks forward to reconvening in person if the COVID-19 situation in New York significantly improves, its President for the month said today at a Headquarters press conference unveiling its programme of work.

31 March 2021
SC/14483

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Linda Thomas-Greenfield (United States):

30 March 2021
SC/14480

There are not only challenges, but also opportunities in the run-up to the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s nationwide elections in 2023, the Secretary‑General’s new Special Representative in that country said today, as she urged the Security Council and the international community to act as one to help restore peace and stability there and to overcome the ongoing humanitarian crisis.