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Open Debate on Terrorism and Cross-border Crime

UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL Statement by HE Mr Gary Quinlan, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations 19 December 2014   Thank you Mr President The links between terrorism and transnational crime, and the dramatic impact these have on contemporary conflict, is a subject that this Council has not adequately addressed before, and I therefore thank you for personally being here, and for Chad’s leadership in convening this debate. Read more


United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL Statement by HE Mr Gary Quinlan, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations 18 December 2014   Mr President I thank Nicholas Haysom for his first briefing to the Council as Special Representative, and welcome him to the role. Read more


Security Council Resolution 2191

UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL Resolution 2191 17 December 2014   The Security Council, Recalling its resolutions 2042 (2012), 2043 (2012), 2118 (2013), 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014) and 2175 (2014), and its Presidential Statements of 3 August 2011 (S/PRST/2011/16), 21 March 2012 (S/PRST/2012/6), 5 April 2012 (S/PRST/2012/10) and 2 October 2013 (S/PRST/2013/15), Reaffirming its strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syria, and to the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, Expressing outrage at the unacceptable and escalating level of violence and the killing of more than 191,000 people, including well over 10,000 children, as a result of the Syrian conflict, as reported by the Secretary-General of the United Nations and his Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Gravely distressed by the continued deterioration of the devastating humanitarian situation in Syria and by the fact that now more than 12. Read more


Security Council Press Statement: Terrorist Attack in Peshawar

UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Peshawar 16 December 2014   The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the depraved and savage terrorist attack against children that occurred at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan on 16 December 2014, causing the death of over 140 innocent civilians including 132 children and countless injuries, for which Tehrik-e-Taliban has claimed responsibility. Read more


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