Tackling the threat of terrorism through comprehensive approaches remains a priority, the Security Council heard today from senior counter-terrorism experts, with many speakers emphasizing that force alone is not the solution.
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Regional de-escalation is key to bring the peace process in Yemen back on track and tackle the widespread food insecurity, the Security Council heard today from the Organization’s senior diplomatic and humanitarian officials.
The Security Council today concluded its open debate on climate change and food insecurity, with speakers calling for urgent action to address the profound impact of these escalating crises particularly on vulnerable and conflict-affected nations.
With the accelerating climate crisis and multiplying conflicts, over 330 million people were affected by acute food insecurity in 2023, the Secretary-General told the Security Council today, as speakers outlined strategies to break the deadly nexus of hunger, conflict and climate chaos.
Two years since the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine, the United Nations will remain fully committed to the latter’s sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity, its senior official told the Security Council today, as Moscow and Kyiv traded accusations of violating the 2014 and 2015 Minsk agreements aimed at ending the conflict in Donbas.
Following the Kosovo Central Bank’s December 2023 adoption of a regulation establishing the euro as the only currency allowed for cash transactions in the territory as of 1 February 2024, the senior United Nations official in Kosovo told the Security Council today that unilateral actions on issues that clearly fall within the political-dialogue process are cause for great concern.
Restraint is required to create the environment Iraq needs to consolidate hard-won stability and realize sustainable progress, the senior United Nations official in the country told the Security Council today, amidst United States air strikes in Iraqi territory on 2 February and the ongoing conflict in nearby Gaza.
In a meeting called by the Russian Federation to discuss an attack on a bakery in a region in Ukraine presently under Moscow’s control, many speakers in the Security Council today noted that the tragic loss of civilian lives would have never occurred had it not been for that country invading its smaller neighbour.
A spate of recent attacks on United States facilities and personnel in three Middle Eastern countries and Washington, D.C.’s retaliatory air strikes, alongside the ongoing Red Sea crisis, threaten to further exacerbate an already volatile regional situation, a senior United Nations official today warned the Security Council.
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is the beating heart of all humanitarian efforts in Gaza, and decisions to withhold funds from the Agency must be revoked, the United Nations humanitarian chief told the Security Council today, underscoring that an investigation into the alleged involvement of some UNRWA employees in the 7 October attack on Israel are under way.