UN adopts new mission aimed at reintegrating Colombia rebels
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved U.N. plans for a follow-on mission in Colombia which will focus on reintegrating some 10,000 former combatants from the country's largest rebel group back into society.
A resolution adopted by the council welcomes the laying down of arms by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, after more than 50 years of war, a process monitored by the United Nations.
UN chief: Myanmar Rohingyas are victims of ethnic cleansing
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday that ethnic cleansing is taking place in Myanmar against the Rohingya Muslim minority, and the U.N. Security Council condemned the violence that has led nearly 380,000 Rohingyas to flee to Bangladesh.
The Latest: UN Security Council condemns Rohingya violence
BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state and the flood of ethnic Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh (all times local):
The U.N. Security Council is condemning the violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state that has led more than 370,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. It is also calling for immediate steps to end the violence.
Trump and UN chief Guterres to speak at meeting on UN reform
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres are scheduled to speak at a meeting on reforming the world body sponsored by the United States on Sept. 18, the eve of the annual gathering of world leaders at the General Assembly.
France, UK, Japan want speedy vote on new NKorea sanctions
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France, Britain and Japan are hoping for a speedy vote on a U.N. resolution that would impose new sanctions against North Korea following its tests of an intercontinental ballistic missile — but Russia says the text still needs to be discussed and there's no agreement yet.
UN urges Yemen cease-fire and open ports to confront cholera
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council urged the warring parties in Yemen on Thursday to immediately agree on a cease-fire and keep all ports open for humanitarian aid to confront the threat of famine and the rapid spread of cholera.
UN Security Council heads to Colombia to back peace accord
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council headed to Colombia on Wednesday to demonstrate its commitment to the peace agreement between the government and the country's largest rebel group and to promote efforts at reconciliation.
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):
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Britain, France and the United States have circulated a revised U.N. draft resolution that would condemn the reported use of chemical weapons in northern Syria and demand that all parties provide speedy access to investigators to the sites.
LONDON (AP) — The latest on Brexit (all times local):
Britain's ambassador to the U.N. says the United Kingdom may be leaving the European Union but it isn't leaving Europe and will remain a major player on the world stage including at the United Nations.
France warns against cuts to UN force in Congo before voting
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France's U.N. ambassador warned Tuesday against cuts to the U.N. peacekeeping force in Congo when the country is heading toward elections and facing an upsurge in violence and deteriorating security.
Francois Delattre told reporters that the Security Council "shouldn't play with fire when it comes to such an important issue."
UN Security Council begins Africa trip focused on Boko Haram
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday kicked off a visit to spotlight Africa's worst humanitarian crisis as millions face hunger amid the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region.
"We came in order to show that this will no longer be a neglected crisis," British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft told reporters.
UN condemns NKorea’s provocative attempts to evade sanctions
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council on Monday condemned North Korea's "irresponsible and provocative" attempts to evade U.N. sanctions.
Council members emphasized "the importance of full compliance" with the six rounds of increasingly tougher sanctions in a statement after closed-door discussions.