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15 February 2015

UN Security Council approves resolution targeting sources of financing for ISIL

Urging global cooperation ‘to impair, isolate and incapacitate’ terrorist threats, the UN Security Council approved measures targeting sources of funding for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Al-Nusrah Front (ANF), condemning those buying oil from the groups, banning all trade in looted antiquities from Iraq and Syria, and calling on states to end ransom payments. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | Security Council approves resolution targeting sources of financing for ISIL

28 January 2015

UNSC urged central African countries to increase fight against Boko Haram

On 19 January, the UN Security Council urged central African countries to step up plans for a multinational force to fight Boko Haram (this is the first time that the UNSC gave an overall response on this issue).

On 21 January, the Nigerian foreign minister said that African nations threatened by the group will seek UN Security Council authorisation for a multinational force to take on the militants.

Source: Time | A Multinational Task Force Must Fight Boko Haram, Says U.N. Security Council
Source: Raw Story| UN Security Council backs plan for African coalition to join forces against Boko Haram
Source: World Bulletin | African states to seek U.N. mandate to fight Boko Haram

23 December 2014

UNSC resolution stresses importance of strengthening trans-regional and international cooperation on a basis of ‘a common and shared responsibility to counter the world drug problem and related criminal activities’

Amid a proliferation of well-funded and well-organised transnational criminal activities in Africa, the Middle East and beyond, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution spotlighting its concern over the ties between cross-border crime and terrorism and called on UN member states to ramp up efforts in combatting the two activities. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | Adopting resolution, Security Council urges fight against nexus of transnational crime, terrorism

17 November 2014

UNSC calls on member states to fight against piracy off the coast of Somalia

On 12 November the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution renewing its call on states and regional organisations to adopt counter-piracy measures off the coast of Somalia. Acting under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, the Security Council reaffirmed its condemnation of piracy and robbery and called on the international community to intensify efforts in fighting a “threat to the East African country’s stability” through the provision a military presence, and seizing and disposing of vessels, arms and related equipment. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | Somalia: Security Council urges Member States to strengthen efforts against piracy

3 November 2014

UNSC: ISIL must be defeated by common effort amongst governments and institutions

The UN Security Council strongly condemned the kidnapping and murder by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists of ‘scores’ of Sunni tribesmen whose bodies were found in mass graves in Anbar province, and once again urged the world to unite in a ‘common effort’ to defeat the group and ‘stamp out’ the violence and hatred it espouses. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | Security Council condemns ISIL's murder of Sunni tribesmen in Anbar

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