United Nations Security Council

United Nations to hold first ever meeting on AI regulation

The United Nations Security Council is set to convene its first-ever formal discussion on the subject of artificial intelligence (AI) this week in New York. With the British presidency of the Security Council in July, the nation is taking the opportunity to rally international support for addressing the potential risks posed by emerging AI technology.

‘UNSC can’t avoid responsibility over Rohingya crisis’

Bangladesh says the international community, particularly the United Nations Security Council, cannot avoid its responsibility for a sustainable solution of the Rohingya crisis through voluntary, safe and dignified return of the Rohingyas to their place of origin and bringing the perpetrators to justice.

Carry out proper probe

United Nations Security Council has asked Myanmar to carry out a “proper investigation” into crimes against the Rohingya people by the military, ensure repatriation in line with international standards, sign an agreement quickly with UN agencies and give them unconditional access.

UNSC team in Myanmar

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi received a UN Security Council delegation yesterday in the highest-level diplomatic visit since the start of the Rohingya crisis, which will include a brief tour of violence-hit Rakhine State.

Rohingya crisis / Rohingya crisis: UNSC team due on April 29

Bangladesh is to describe the brutalities that the Rohingyas faced in Rakhine State and steps taken by the government here to the UN Security Council delegation, which is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on April 29.

Rohingya crisis: Netherlands to stay focused at UNSC

The Netherlands has assured Bangladesh of remaining seized with the Rohingya crisis during their chairmanship of the UN Security Council in March this year, says Secretary-General of its Foreign Ministry Yoka Brandt.

Myanmar tells UN Security Council: Time not right for visit

Myanmar tells the United Nations Security Council not to visit during February this year because it was "not the right time," Kuwait's UN Ambassador Mansour Ayyad Al-Otaibi says, adding that the country did not completely reject the proposed trip.

Half of UNSC ask UN chief to publicly brief on Myanmar

Seven members of the United Nations Security Council, including the United States and Britain, ask UN chief Antonio Guterres to publicly brief the 15-member body next week on the violence in Myanmar that he has described as ethnic cleansing.

PROJECT SYNDICATE / Rethinking Sanctions

The international community, recognising the suffering that sanctions caused in Iraq, has moved toward targeted or “smart” sanctions. But it remains unclear whether today's targeted sanctions are actually more effective than the comprehensive sanctions of the past.

July 18, 2023
July 18, 2023

United Nations to hold first ever meeting on AI regulation

The United Nations Security Council is set to convene its first-ever formal discussion on the subject of artificial intelligence (AI) this week in New York. With the British presidency of the Security Council in July, the nation is taking the opportunity to rally international support for addressing the potential risks posed by emerging AI technology.

April 26, 2019
April 26, 2019

‘UNSC can’t avoid responsibility over Rohingya crisis’

Bangladesh says the international community, particularly the United Nations Security Council, cannot avoid its responsibility for a sustainable solution of the Rohingya crisis through voluntary, safe and dignified return of the Rohingyas to their place of origin and bringing the perpetrators to justice.

May 3, 2018
May 3, 2018

Carry out proper probe

United Nations Security Council has asked Myanmar to carry out a “proper investigation” into crimes against the Rohingya people by the military, ensure repatriation in line with international standards, sign an agreement quickly with UN agencies and give them unconditional access.

May 1, 2018
May 1, 2018

UNSC team in Myanmar

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi received a UN Security Council delegation yesterday in the highest-level diplomatic visit since the start of the Rohingya crisis, which will include a brief tour of violence-hit Rakhine State.

April 22, 2018
April 22, 2018

Rohingya crisis: UNSC team due on April 29

Bangladesh is to describe the brutalities that the Rohingyas faced in Rakhine State and steps taken by the government here to the UN Security Council delegation, which is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on April 29.

February 22, 2018
February 22, 2018

Rohingya crisis: Netherlands to stay focused at UNSC

The Netherlands has assured Bangladesh of remaining seized with the Rohingya crisis during their chairmanship of the UN Security Council in March this year, says Secretary-General of its Foreign Ministry Yoka Brandt.

February 2, 2018
February 2, 2018

Myanmar tells UN Security Council: Time not right for visit

Myanmar tells the United Nations Security Council not to visit during February this year because it was "not the right time," Kuwait's UN Ambassador Mansour Ayyad Al-Otaibi says, adding that the country did not completely reject the proposed trip.

September 23, 2017
September 23, 2017

Half of UNSC ask UN chief to publicly brief on Myanmar

Seven members of the United Nations Security Council, including the United States and Britain, ask UN chief Antonio Guterres to publicly brief the 15-member body next week on the violence in Myanmar that he has described as ethnic cleansing.

December 31, 2015
December 31, 2015

Rethinking Sanctions

The international community, recognising the suffering that sanctions caused in Iraq, has moved toward targeted or “smart” sanctions. But it remains unclear whether today's targeted sanctions are actually more effective than the comprehensive sanctions of the past.

December 19, 2015
December 19, 2015

UN endorses Syria peace plan

The United Nations Security Council on Friday unanimously approves a resolution endorsing an international road map for a Syria peace process, a rare show of unity among major powers on a conflict that claimed more than a quarter million lives.