Meetings Coverage


Amid a wave of the Russian Federation’s deadly missile attacks, targeting multiple cities across Ukraine on 8 July — including a strike that hit the Okhmatdyt children’s hospital in Kyiv — the United Nations top humanitarian official warned against a deeply concerning pattern of systematic attacks harming health-care and other civilian infrastructure.


A careful, incremental approach is vital to the three-phase withdrawal of the longstanding United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, speakers told the Security Council today, stressing the need to avoid a domestic security vacuum and the regional spillover of conflict between the Government forces and other armed groups.


With the recent installation of the Transitional Presidential Council and a new Government, Haiti must mobilize all necessary available resources “to make this transition the last one”, the country’s new leader told the Security Council today, as members stressed the urgent need to stem gang violence that has stalled the political process and economic development there.


Meeting jointly under the theme “The development and peace dimensions of forced displacement: Countries’ best practices in creating durable solutions”, the Economic and Social Council and the Peacebuilding Commission today heard that addressing the needs of refugees and internally displaced persons requires a holistic approach that goes beyond the mere provision of humanitarian aid.


Amid a deepening strategic alignment between the Russian Federation and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, numerous speakers observed that Moscow’s veto of the Panel of Experts’ mandate renewal served as a cover-up for its unlawful arms transfers from Pyongyang, while others warned about the establishment of the Washington, D.C.-Tokyo-Seoul military alliance in the Asia-Pacific region.