World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

Security Council to focus on Africa & Middle East

Security Council to focus on African conflicts this month - new President

Wars in Africa will command the attention of the United Nations Security Council, but the 15-member panel will also closely track events in Iraq and the Middle East, the President for February said today.

Ambassador Wang Guangya of China, which holds the rotating Presidency for this month, told a press briefing that the Council would hold consultations or open meetings on Côte d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Somalia, Liberia and Central Africa.

"Conflicts in Africa will remain the focus of attention of the Security Council, but we will continue to follow closely developments in Iraq, the Middle East and other areas," he said.

Mr. Wang said the attention on Africa would not prevent the Council from continuing "to closely follow developments" in other hotspots around the world. Among others, the Council has scheduled consultations or briefings during February on Kosovo and Timor-Leste.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Rohingya Muslims Massacred: Restrictions On Aid Put 1000s At Risk

Amnesty: The Myanmar authorities’ restrictions on international aid in Rakhine state is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in a region where mainly Rohingya people are already suffering horrific abuses from a disproportionate military campaign. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: Gordon Campbell On North Korea, Neo-Nazism, And Milo

With a bit of luck the planet won’t be devastated by nuclear war in the next few days. US President Donald Trump will have begun to fixate on some other way to gratify his self-esteem – maybe by invading Venezuela or starting a war with Iran. More>>

ALSO:

Victory Declared: New Stabilisation Funding From NZ As Mosul Is Retaken

New Zealand has congratulated the Iraqi government on the successful liberation of Mosul from ISIS after a long and hard-fought campaign. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Current US Moves Against North Korea

If Martians visited early last week, they’d probably be scratching their heads as to why North Korea was being treated as a potential trigger for global conflict... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Lessons From Corbyn’s Campaign

Leaving partisan politics aside – and ignoring Jeremy Corbyn’s sensational election campaign for a moment – it has to be said that Britain is now really up shit creek... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC