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Security Council

  •  March 25, 2022 
Linda Thomas Greenfield with African members of UN Security Council on March 22, 2022
This week, the focus is on the humanitarian disasters from wars and violence around the world. You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the most pressing issues before the organization. The information is gathered from UN press briefings, PassBlue reporting and other sources. This week, we bring you insights from the Houthis’ attack on …
  •  March 23, 2022 
As the world’s deadliest United Nations mission, in Mali, registered its first two peacekeeper deaths for 2022 from improvised explosive devices, uncertainty looms over the role that the French military operation Barkhane will play in helping protect UN bases from fatal attacks. Mali’s military junta ordered the French troops out of the country in …
  •  March 18, 2022 
The Irish and Mexican Ambassadors at the Security Council
This week, we place the lens on the United Nations itself as the atrocities committed by Russia in Ukraine surge into the fourth week of war.  You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the most pressing issues before the organization. The information is gathered from UN press briefings, PassBlue reporting, and other sources. This …
  •  March 16, 2022 
GOMA, Democratic Republic of the Congo — Next to a white, scratched United Nations hangar, soldiers in green-and-gray fatigues straddled parts of a Mi-8 Soviet-style helicopter, adjusting motors and rotors in the morning light of March 7. One member of the Ukrainian Aviation Unit of peacekeepers deployed here watched footage on his mobile phone …
  •  March 13, 2022 
The desk of the Indian Ambassador at the UN Security Council
In India, a country of probing and often rambunctious political debate, another chapter in the “who we are” story has started in the wake of what President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine is calling a Russian “war of annihilation” of his country. Speculation about India’s international posture runs on two separate, parallel tracks. Globally, India, …
  •  March 4, 2022 
Valentin Rybakov - UN Ambassador from Belarus
Is Belarus’s current bid for a United Nations Security Council seat in serious trouble? Shortly after Russian missiles began ripping through the pre-dawn skies over Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, and Kharkiv, an industrial city near the Russian border, a military convoy carrying Russian troops crossed into Ukraine from southern Belarus, marking when the territory of …
  •  February 28, 2022 
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia in the Security Council Chamber
Putin’s decision to send Russian troops into Ukraine was a flagrant breach of the most fundamental rules of interstate relationships. It was not only an unprovoked attack against an independent sovereign nation, and by an unfree country on a free one, it was also a major offensive strike against the heart of the United …
  •  February 24, 2022 
As the 15 ambassadors in the United Nations Security Council hurried late Wednesday night into the chamber to meet for an emergency session on Ukraine — and most of them calling for a de-escalation of tensions — President Vladimir Putin, eight time zones away, declared war, authorizing a “special military operation” in the country. …
  •  February 17, 2022 
In last-minute change of plans, America’s top envoy, Antony Blinken, flew to New York City to attend a long-scheduled United Nations Security Council meeting this morning to speak about the possible war threats to Ukraine. The session, led by Russia, was meant to mark the anniversary of the Minsk agreements to end the war …
  •  February 4, 2022 
Tensions mount over Ukraine; Congo issues a verdict on the murder of two UN experts; the UN secretary-general attends the Winter Olympics. You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the most pressing issues before the organization. The information is gathered from UN press briefings, PassBlue reporting and other sources. This week, learn about Russia’s …
  •  February 2, 2022 
Dmitry Polyanskiy
If it were up to the Kremlin, the United Nations Security Council would not have discussed tensions building along the Ukrainian border at a public meeting on Monday. It’s a nonissue, according to Dmitry Polyanskiy, Russia’s deputy ambassador to the UN. “Maybe some psychiatrist is necessary here,” Polyanskiy said in an interview with PassBlue …
  •  January 31, 2022 
Linda Thomas-Greenfield
The United States and Russia publicly aired their stances and concerns over the Ukraine crisis in a United Nations Security Council meeting, with the US calling Russia’s military buildup on Ukraine’s borders a “clear and consequential threat to peace and security” and Russia accusing the US of engaging in “megaphone diplomacy” meant to “whip …
  •  January 28, 2022 
James Kariuki
A coup in West Africa; a recap of Biden’s first year at the UN; a US-Russia showdown coming to the Security Council.  You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the most pressing issues before the organization. The information is gathered from UN press briefings, PassBlue reporting and other sources. This week, learn about Barbados’s …

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