United Nations Security Council

Surprising Rift Over Africa Seat in UN Security Council

The non-permanent Africa seat at the United Nations Security Council was the subject of a heated duel between two African countries who lobbied fiercely for the powerful prize. On a second round of balloting, the seat went to Kenya which…

End of Hegemony: UN Must Reflect Changing World Order

By Dr Ramzy Baroud There is a rational explanation of why India and Brazil, two countries with vast populations and large and growing economies, are not permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The Council – made up…

Nikki Haley Blames Rights Groups for Her Misguided ‘Reform’

By Kenneth Roth Kenneth Roth is the executive director of Human Rights Watch, one of the world’s leading international human rights organizations, which operates in more than 90 countries. This article was published in The Hill on 29 July 2018. NEW YORK (IDN-INPS)…

Dominican Republic becomes the 59th country to sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty

In a tweet on the twitter feed of the Dominican Republic Foreign Ministry it was reported that the Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at the United Nations in New York on Thursday…

Middle East, Engulfed by a ‘Perfect Storm’

By Baher Kamal for IPS. A perfect storm has engulfed the Middle East, and continues to threaten international peace and security. Hardly anyone could sum up the Middle East explosive situation in so few, blunt words as just did Nickolay…

(UN)Security Council Ready for Yet Another Military Intervention – Now in Mali

Citing the threat to regional peace from terrorists and Islamic militants in rebel-held northern Mali, the UN Security Council held out the possibility of endorsing, within the next 45 days, an international military force to restore the unity of the…