Security Council: Meetings Coverage


Adopting a presidential statement today, the Security Council recognized the importance of enhancing international and regional cooperation to counter transnational organized crime during a day-long open debate on that subject, in which speakers detailed national experiences with the phenomenon and discussed how best to address it.


Iraq and Security Council members must consider the final status, more than the end date, of a mandate governing the UN Team investigating atrocity crimes by Da’esh/Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, urged a Special Adviser during his briefing today, warning that the Team’s abrupt ending, scheduled for September 2024, could negatively impact survivors and victims of those crimes.


Fifty-three days since the Israel-Gaza war began, speakers called today for the current humanitarian pause to become a sustained ceasefire — and for renewed efforts to be made for a two-State solution in the Middle East — during a ministerial-level meeting of the Security Council that coincided with the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.