UN strongly condemns latest North Korean missile launches

UN strongly condemns latest North Korean missile launches

The UNSC reiterated its demand that North Korea end its "flagrant" violations.

Majority in UN backs adding permanent members to Security Council: India

An "overwhelming majority" of UN members want more permanent members added to the Security Council to make its decision-making "more participative and democratic", according to India and the three other aspirants for permanent seats.

Palestinians say push for UN rebuke of Israel settlements aimed at peace

A renewed Palestinian drive to persuade the UN Security Council to condemn Israeli settlements is aimed at removing the biggest obstacle to peace and boosting French efforts to broker an agreement, the Palestinian UN envoy said on Tuesday.:

UN lifts secrecy in race for next chief, but backroom deal may still prevail

In a departure from 70 years of secrecy, candidates for United Nations secretary-general will this week make campaign-style pitches to the General Assembly as it hopes to influence the private Security Council poll that picks the winner.

Pakistan denies presence of Chinese troops in PoK

Pakistan on Thursday rejected as "baseless rumour-mongering" the reports about presence of Chinese troops in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and asserted that Kashmir was a long-standing item on the agenda of the UN.

UN endorses Russia-US deal, demands halt in Syria fighting

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to demand a halt to the fighting in Syria.

US to present draft UN sanctions resolution on North Korea

The United States will submit to the U.N. Security Council on Thursday a draft resolution that would expand sanctions against North Korea over its latest nuclear test, a spokesman for the U.S. mission to the United Nation said.

Republic Day, 2016: Discussion on why India deseves a permanent UNSC seat

Watch the discussion on India's relationship with China and why the country deserves a permanent seat at UNSC.

 'PM Modi's good gesture towards Pakistan aimed at winning UNSC membership'

'PM Modi's good gesture towards Pakistan aimed at winning UNSC membership'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's good gesture towards Pakistan was a part of his efforts to get permanent membership to the UN Security Council (UNSC) for India, European parliament member Afzal Khan said.

Turkey pilots warned Russian jet 10 times before shoot-down: US

Turkey pilots warned Russian jet 10 times before shoot-down: US

It was not immediately clear on which side of the Turkish-Syrian border the Russian jet had been flying.

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UN Chief condemns 'despicable terrorist attacks' in Paris

 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the attacks in Paris on Friday that killed at least 60 people and called for any hostages to be immediately released.

World reacts in shock, solidarity after Paris attacks

World reacts in shock, solidarity after Paris attacks

The United States and Russia both voiced their support in messages to French President Francois Hollande.

UNSC 'helpless' on enforcing its own sanctions against terrorism: India

UNSC 'helpless' on enforcing its own sanctions against terrorism: India

 In a scathing criticism of the Security Council's role in fighting terrorism, India has said that the UN's primary body for international security was helpless in making countries enforce its own sanctions and resolutions against terrorists.

Over 60 mn people affected by UNSC malfunctioning: India

Over 60 mn people affected by UNSC malfunctioning: India

India emphasised that the international community's work on UNSC reform cannot be seen in "isolation" as some kind of academic exercise which has no relation to the world.

UN asked to take action against Iran for recent missile test

The United States, France, Britain and Germany asked the UN Security Council to investigate and take "appropriate action" against Iran for conducting a ballistic missile test earlier this month, which they say violated UN sanctions.

Ukraine, Japan face tense diplomacy as UN Council newcomers

Ukraine, Japan face tense diplomacy as UN Council newcomers

Voting gets under way at the General Assembly around 10:00 am (1400 GMT) with results expected later in the day.

UNSC favours doubling number of women in peacekeeping ops

 The UN Security Council has favoured doubling the number of women in peacekeeping operations over the next five years as it emphasised the need for peacekeeping missions to take into account gender considerations and the rights of women.

UN council eyes vote on European Union action against migrant smugglers

UN council eyes vote on European Union action against migrant smugglers

The text drafted under Chapter 7 of the UN charter, which authorizes use of force, would limit the UN mandate to a period of one year.

Russia calls for 'maximally effective' terrorism fight

 Russia followed its launch of airstrikes in Syria with a call on Thursday for the world to unite in the fight against terrorist groups, and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told foreign ministers of world powers that his country was circulating a draft UN Security Council resolution to help make it happen.