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Showing posts with label veto. Show all posts
Showing posts with label veto. Show all posts

Monday, 18 December 2017

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Russia vetoes draft resolution extending UN-OPCW Joint Investigative Mechanism mandate in Syria

Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya
Russia vetoed a draft resolution submitted by United States to the UN Security Council on extending the mandate of the OPCW-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism in Syria for a extra year.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Russia vetoes UN resolution on Syrian investigation

Russia has blocked a Western effort at the UN Security Council to condemn last week's deadly gas attack in Syria and push President Bashar al-Assad to cooperate with international inquiries into the incident.

Friday, 24 February 2017

UNSC Draft Resolution on Syria Chemical Arms Prejudges Probe Results

The proposed UN Security Council draft resolution on chemical weapons use in Syria contradicts the principle of presumption of innocence and prejudges investigation results, Russian Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Vladimir Safronkov told reporters on Friday.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Israel recalls envoys from 2 states over UN resolution

Israel has summoned ambassadors from Senegal and New Zealand following their support for a UN resolution condemning Israeli settlement building in the occupied territories.

Friday, 23 December 2016

UN Security Council demands end to Israeli settlements after US abstains from vote

After the United States abstained from voting, the UN Security Council on Friday passed a resolution demanding Israel stop building settlements on occupied Palestinian territory, a reversal of the usual US practice of protecting Israel.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Egypt delays U.N. resolution aimed at Israeli settlements

Egypt on Thursday asked to delay a vote on a United Nations Security Council resolution aimed at halting Israeli settlement expansion on Palestinian land after President-elect Donald Trump called for the measure to be vetoed.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

US Senate overwhelmingly rejects Obama veto of Saudi Sept. 11 bill

US citizens may soon be able to sue Saudi Arabia for damages sustained as a result of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, after the US Senate voted to override President Obama's veto on the matter.

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

UN Security Council action on Palestinian statehood blocked

UN, 30 December 2014 – Falling short of the required number of positive votes and faced with a veto from one of its permanent members, the United Nations Security Council today failed to adopt a draft resolution that would have affirmed the “urgent need” to reach within 12 months a peaceful solution to the situation in the Middle East and would have paved the way to a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Palestinians demand UN vote on Israeli withdrawal, defeat likely

UN Security Council is expected to vote as early as Tuesday afternoon on a Palestinian draft resolution that calls for a peace deal with Israel within a year and an end of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories by late 2017.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Arab League to push UN on Palestinian state. (Draft resolution to the Security Council setting a timeframe for creation of Palestinian state)

The Arab League has agreed to present to the UN Security Council a draft resolution that will set a timeframe for the creation of a Palestinian state.

"We can no longer wait. We can no longer live with the status quo. Israel wants us to be an authority without authority," Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said. "I understand the consequences of the UNSC move, but the most dangerous situation we can be in is remain in the status quo."

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Russia, China block Security Council referral of Syria to International Criminal Court

UN, 22 May 2014 – Despite repeated appeals by senior United Nations officials for accountability for crimes being committed in Syria, the Security Council was unable today to adopt a resolution that would have referred the situation in the war-torn nation to the International Criminal Court (ICC), due to vetoes by permanent members Russia and China.

The resolution, which was backed by the other 13 members of the Council, would have given the Court the mandate to investigate the horrific crimes committed during the course of the conflict in Syria, which since March 2011 has witnessed the deaths of over 100,000 civilians, the displacement of millions and widespread violations of human rights.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

RF ambassador: Loosening of veto right unlikely to help enhance UN Security Council efficiency.

UNITED NATIONS, October 29 (Itar-Tass) - Russia does not share the idea that the United Nations Security Council would work better if the right of its permanent members to block its resolutions is loosened, Russian Premanent Representative at the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said on Tuesday.

“It is a profound mistake to believe that the loosening of the veto powers might help enhance the efficiency of the Security Council,” he said. “On the contrary, it will have a reverse effect leading to “rubber-stamping” approaches that reflect the opinion of one group of states. The United Nations was conceived not for that.”

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