Issuing Presidential Statement, Security Council Underlines Importance of Maritime Safety, Safeguarding Oceans for Legitimate Use

9 AUGUST 2021

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Maritime security is being undermined at an alarming pace by challenges around contested boundaries, the depletion of natural resources and armed attacks — from piracy to terrorism — senior United Nations officials told the Security Council today, as world leaders adopted a presidential statement outlining their concerns over the increasing frequency of such events.

In a presidential statement (document S/PRST/2021/15) presented by the Prime Minister of India, Council President for August, the 15-member organ noted the problem of transnational organized crimes committed at sea — including illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs, smuggling of migrants and illicit trafficking in firearms — as well as the “deplorable” loss of life and adverse impact on international trade stemming from such activities.

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US claims UN sanctions on Iran reinstated. The world disagrees

Washington isolated as global allies and adversaries say its unilateral move targeting Tehran has no legal standing.

by Maziar Motamedi 20 Sept 2020, Al Jareeza

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Tehran, Iran – The United States has broken with all other permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and unilaterally declared the re-imposition of all UN sanctions against Iran – a claim rejected by Iran and the international community, including Washington’s close allies, as having no legal basis.

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Việt Nam joins UNSC open debate on peace operation, human rights

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Vietnamese military doctors prepare to board a flight to South Sudan for the peacekeeping mission last November. — VNA/VNS Photo Dương Giang

HÀ NỘI — Head of Việt Nam’s Permanent Mission to the UN Ambassador Đặng Đình Quý highlighted the basic principles of peacekeeping operations and the primary role of host countries in protecting and promoting human rights during a UN Security Council (UNSC) open debate on Tuesday. Tiếp tục đọc “Việt Nam joins UNSC open debate on peace operation, human rights”

UNSC non-permanent membership: “Golden” opportunity for promoting national position

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VGP – The assumption of the non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council offers Viet Nam a good opportunity to make constructive and responsible contribution to the common work of the international community, promote the country’s position and deepen cooperation with other countries and major partners.

Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh. Photo: VGP

Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh stressed the point in his latest article released Wednesday.Viet Nam assumes the role in the context of profound changes in the region and the world, including prolonged conflicts in Africa, rising escalation in the Middle East and potential risks in some regions. Tiếp tục đọc “UNSC non-permanent membership: “Golden” opportunity for promoting national position”

Diplomats: US backs out of North Korea human rights meeting

December 9, 2019 AP
CORRECTS TO REMOVE INCORRECT QUOTE FROM TWEET – FILE – In this June 30, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea. North Korea has again insulted President Donald Trump after he tweeted that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wouldn’t want to abandon a special relationship between the two leaders and affect the American presidential election by resuming hostile acts. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States changed its mind and is now refusing to sign a letter that would have authorized the U.N. Security Council to hold a meeting on the human rights situation in North Korea, diplomats said Monday.

Without support from the United States, European and other countries that wanted the U.N.’s most powerful body to discuss human rights in North Korea can’t go ahead Tuesday because they are now one vote short of the minimum nine “yes” votes required, the diplomats said, speaking on condition of anonymity because discussions were private.

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How Vietnam may curb China’s ambitions

washingtontimesChina and Vietnam have overlapping claims in the South China Sea and there’s hope diplomacy will prevail

Vietnam Dragon Surveillance Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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At the U.N. Secretariat building, sheathed in shiny aluminum, glass and marble and overlooking New York’s East River, Vietnamese diplomats are soon to celebrate their nation’s selection as a non-permanent member in the U.N. Security Council. As a country that has experienced the tragedies of wars, including one drawn out and fierce conflict with America five decades ago, Hanoi’s foreign policy role is now forged on peaceful cooperation, stability and independence. Tiếp tục đọc “How Vietnam may curb China’s ambitions”

5 new non-permanent members elected to Security Council

Estonia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines elected alongside Niger, Tunisia and Vietnam

Michael Hernandez   |07.06.2019 Anadolu Agency (Turkey)

5 new non-permanent members elected to Security Council

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The UN General Assembly elected Friday five new non-permanent members to join the ranks of the Security Council, including two nations who had never before served.

Estonia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Caribbean island nation, were reportedly elected alongside Niger, Tunisia, and Vietnam. Tiếp tục đọc “5 new non-permanent members elected to Security Council”

Vai trò của Việt Nam khi trở thành ủy viên Hội đồng Bảo an LHQ

VNE – Thứ sáu, 7/6/2019, 22:45 (GMT+7) 

Với việc được bầu làm thành viên của cơ quan có thực quyền nhất LHQ, Việt Nam sẽ đóng góp vào việc ra quyết định về các vấn đề quan trọng của thế giới.

Việt Nam hôm nay tranh cử ủy viên không thường trực Hội đồng Bảo an  /  Việt Nam cam kết thúc đẩy phòng ngừa xung đột nếu trúng cử vào Hội đồng Bảo an

Thủ tướng Nguyễn Xuân Phúc phát biểu trước Đại hội đồng Liên Hợp Quốc tại New York ngày 27/9/2018. Ảnh: Reuters.

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UN chief Antonio Guterres calls for ‘balance of power’ in UN Security Council

Guterres said Group of 77 has a very important role to play not only in a multilateral world but in a world where international relations have more justice.

By: PTI | United Nations | Published: January 13, 2018 2:44 pm

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UN chief Antonio Guterres has called for establishing “balance of power” in the Security Council to make the world body more “democratic”. Speaking at a ceremony on Friday at which Egypt took over the chairmanship of the G77 and China from Ecuador, the UN Secretary-General called for a more democratic UN, with power divided in a more balanced way and with more effective diversity in the regional representation at all its bodies. Tiếp tục đọc “UN chief Antonio Guterres calls for ‘balance of power’ in UN Security Council”

Trump’s Jerusalem move roundly condemned at UN

Palestine's ambassador to the UN said Trump's decision should disqualify the from leading peace efforts [Richard Drew/AP Photo]
Palestine’s ambassador to the UN said Trump’s decision should disqualify the from leading peace efforts [Richard Drew/AP Photo]

During an emergency meeting, UN Security Council members widely condemned Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move that has led to deadly clashes across the occupied Palestinian territories.

Eight countries called for the emergency meeting at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday, as Palestinians protested across the occupied West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza Strip against the US president’s decision throughout the day.

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UN Security Council to meet Friday to discuss Trump’s Jerusalem move

UN Security Council increases pressure on Myanmar to end violence against Rohingya

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Council expresses ‘grave concern’ over human rights violations in a statement that was watered down by China

Rohingya refugees walk to take shelter in the southern part of Bangladesh at Palongkhali in Coxs Bazar.
Rohingya refugees walk to take shelter in the southern part of Bangladesh at Palongkhali in Coxs Bazar. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The UN Security Council has called on Myanmar to rein in its military campaign in Rakhine state and allow hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya driven from their homes to return. Tiếp tục đọc “UN Security Council increases pressure on Myanmar to end violence against Rohingya”

Refugee chief criticizes UN for failing to solve conflicts

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. refugee chief sharply criticized the Security Council and world leaders Thursday for failing to prevent and resolve conflicts that have displaced nearly 66 million people around the world.

Filippo Grandi told the U.N.’s most powerful body the sharp rise in forced displacement from 42 million people in 2009 “reflects weaknesses in international cooperation, and declining capacity to prevent, contain and resolve conflicts.” Tiếp tục đọc “Refugee chief criticizes UN for failing to solve conflicts”

UN Security Council slaps new sanctions on North Korea

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Security Council unanimously imposes new sanctions on Pyongyang in watered-down version of initial resolution.

The United Nations Security Council votes to pass a new sanctions resolution against North Korea [Jason DeCrow/AP Images]
The United Nations Security Council votes to pass a new sanctions resolution against North Korea [Jason DeCrow/AP Images]

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a US-drafted resolution imposing new sanctions on North Korea following its sixth and largest nuclear test.

With backing from China and Russia, the council voted 15-0 on Monday to slap a ban on textile exports and restrict shipments of oil products to North Korea.

The resolution is a watered-down version of the original US proposal. Tiếp tục đọc “UN Security Council slaps new sanctions on North Korea”

UN council unanimously condemns N Korea missile tests

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Security Council condemns North Korea’s firing of a ballistic missile over Japan as an ‘outrageous’ threat.

The Security Council demanded that Pyongyang not launch any more missiles and abandon all nuclear weapons programmes [File: Damir Sagolj/Reuters]

The United Nations Security Council unanimously condemned North Korea’s firing of a ballistic missile over Japan on Tuesday as an “outrageous” threat and demanded that Pyongyang not launch any more missiles and abandon all nuclear weapons and programmes.

In a statement the 15-member Security Council said it was of “vital importance” that North Korea take immediate, concrete actions to reduce tensions and called on all states to implement United Nations sanctions on Pyongyang. Tiếp tục đọc “UN council unanimously condemns N Korea missile tests”