Security Council


Liberia remained stable, but sustaining the progress it had made would require greater investment in the country’s security services as well as commensurate improvements in the justice and correction sectors, the head of United Nations peacekeeping told the Security Council today as it considered the situation in that country and the future of the mission deployed there.


Exploitation of the Internet and social media for terrorist purposes will be defeated, including through sustained and comprehensive action involving the active participation and collaboration of Member States, international and regional organizations, civil society and the private sector, according to the one of the preliminary conclusions of a special meeting in New York on 1 December.

Debates on international judicial cooperation, the sanctions regime surrounding nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, and human trafficking would be the major topics to be addressed this month by the Security Council, Román Oyarzun Marchesi (Spain), Council President for December, said at a Headquarters press conference today.


On 22 November 2016, the Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1988 (2011) and the Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da’esh), Al-Qaida and associated individuals, groups, undertakings and entities, H.E. Ambassador Gerard van Bohemen (New Zealand), briefed members of both Committees in joint informal consultations on his recent visit to Kabul, Afghanistan from 11 to 13 November 2016.