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Security Council press statement on attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

27 November 2014   The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack on 27 November on a United Kingdom Embassy vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan, which resulted in a number of deaths and injuries to civilians and security personnel, for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility. Read more


Wrap-Up Session - November 2014

UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL Statement by HE Mr Gary Quinlan, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations 26 November 2014   In previous wrap-up sessions, Australia has sought to identify themes and issues central to the Council’s work – these have included the protection of civilians, the humanitarian dimensions of conflict, the centrality of human rights to the Council’s work and the need for effective implementation of Council decisions, the need to uphold fundamental norms. Read more


Security Council Press Statement: Libya

UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL Security Council Press Statement on Libya 26 November 2014   The members of the Security Council expressed their profound concern about the deteriorating situation in Libya and its impact on regional peace and stability. Read more


Briefing – General issues relating to Sanctions

UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL Statement by HE Mr Gary Quinlan, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations 25 November 2014   First, I would like to thank the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman and the Secretary-General of INTERPOL Jürgen Stock for their very helpful and forward-looking briefings on how the United Nations system can best operationalise the sanctions decisions of the Council. Read more


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