Showing posts with label permanent members. Show all posts
Showing posts with label permanent members. Show all posts

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Russian MoD surprised by UNICEF inaction amid growing terrorist activity in Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry expressed surprise on Thursday over inaction of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and certain permanent members of the UN Security Council amid a growing activity of terrorists in Syria.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

UN rights chief proposes Security Council veto limit

The UN human rights chief has demanded to limit the use of veto by permanent members of the UN Security Council following the worsening situation in Aleppo in northern Syria.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Syrian FM: Al-Zara massacre aimed at foiling efforts to stop bloodshed

The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry sent on Saturday two identical letters to the UN Secretary General and Head of the Security Council demanding condemnation of the terrorist massacre committed in al-Zara village in southern Hama.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Syria’s permanent representative to the UN criticizes failure of UNSC in preventing terrorists’ flow to Syria

Syria’s permanent representative to the United Nations Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari criticized the failure of the UN Security Council in preventing the exportation and arming of terrorists, controlling borders and blocking TV channels that incite bloodshed in Syria.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

UNSC Rejects Russia’s Call to Blacklist Jaish Al-Islam, Ahrar Sham

Russian request to add two Syrian militant  groups to a United Nations terror blacklist was rejected by Britain, France, the United States, and Ukraine, diplomats said on May 10.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Russia doesn't rule out emergence of new UN Security Council members — Russian UN official

Russia does not rule out the emergence of new members of the United Nations Security Council in addition to the existing five permanent members (Russia, Britain, China, the United States and France), Vladimir Safronkov, Russia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, said at a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly devoted to the United Nations Security Council reform.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Baghdad turns to UN for condemning Turkish troops in Iraq

Iraq on Thursday contacted the five permanent member states of the UN Security Council for condemning Turkey's deployment of troops on Iraqi soil, the foreign ministry said.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Moscow Warns Cameron Against Seeking to 'Destroy Syria’s Sovereignty'

British Prime Minister David Cameron said earlier this week he would prefer to have UN backing for UK military operations in Syria, but added he feared Russia would use its veto power to block a UN resolution.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

UK 'Firmly' Backs Permanent Indian UN Security Council Membership - (Cameron)

The United Kingdom "firmly” supports Indian membership in the UN Security Council, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday alongside Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Churkin: Russia finds any infringement on power of veto in UN SC unacceptable

Russia finds utterly unacceptable any infringement of the prerogatives of the UN Security Council’s permanent members, including the power of veto, Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin said at a meeting of the UN General Assembly devoted to the Security Council’s reform.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Proposal from London, Paris for limiting veto power in UN has no future (Sergey Lavrov)

Proposals by France and Britain for restricting or cancelling the power of veto in the UN Security Council in certain cases have no future, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said in reply to a question from TASS.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Japan PM demands permanent membership in Security Council (Kyodo news agency)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for reform in the United Nations and expressed his country's desire to become a permanent member of the UN Security Council, Kyodo Japanese news agency reported on Monday.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Abbas says Palestinians to submit again UN Security Council bid

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Sunday that he intends to resubmit again a draft resolution to the UN Security Council to schedule an end to the Israeli occupation until 2017.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

UN Palestinian draft resolution defeated (The US and Australia voted against)

A Palestinian draft resolution calling for Israel to withdraw from Palestinian territories by late 2017 has been defeated in the UN Security Council after failing to get sufficient votes in favour.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Russia welcomes UN Security Council newcomers in search for global solutions

The Security Council assembles 15 member-states, five permanent members with the power of veto and 10 non-permanent members, five of them elected by the General Assembly each year for two-year terms....

Russia hopes that new non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council will actively seek solutions to current challenges and threats, the Foreign Ministry said in comments on the election of five non-permanent members — Angola, Venezuela, Spain, Malaysia and New Zealand — for 2015-2016.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Russia is against any changes in use of right to veto at UN Security Council (Vitaly Churkin)

Russia is ready to discuss reforms of the United Nations Security Council but is against changing the procedure of using the right to veto, Russian Permanent Representative at the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said on Thursday.
“Talks on reforming the United Nations Security Council should be continued,” he told Russian journalists, commenting on proposals of a number of countries to restrict the right to veto vested in the five permanent members of the Security Council, namely Russia, China, the United Kingdom, the United States, and France. “We are against any changes in respect of the right to veto.”

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Russia takes over the U.N. Security Council

Russia is taking over the U.N. Security Council chairmanship from South Korea on June 1 and will hand it over to Rwanda on July 1.
Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin told Russian journalists at the United Nations headquarters that the Security Council’s schedule would be busy and intensive.
“A lot of attention will be paid to the Middle East. We are going to discuss the Middle East settlement, the situation in Yemen and Libya, chemical demilitarization in Syria and the humanitarian situation in that country,” Churkin stressed.
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