4th July 2017
Countries with a stake in resolving the North Korean nuclear standoff “cannot afford to wait” to engage in dialogue and should heed Chinese proposals for a compromise, Ambassador Liu Jieyi told a news conference Monday marking the start of China’s presidency of the Security Council for July. “We have never… Read More
15th June 2017
There are no apparent plans by Arab states to propose that names from their Qatar blacklist be subjected to United Nations sanctions, diplomats said on Wednesday, a likely difficult move that would need approval by the 15-member U.N. Security Council. Read More
13th June 2017
UNITED Nations resident coordinator Bishow Parajuli yesterday said the international agency had no role mediating in the diplomatic fallout between Harare and individual Western countries, especially with regard to the restrictive measures imposed against top government officials.  … Read More
6th June 2017
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe used an address on Monday at the opening of the first United Nations conference on oceans to call for an end to sanctions on his landlocked country so it can implement a series of global goals on sustainable development. The 93-year-old was among about nine leaders… Read More
5th June 2017
North Korea “fully rejects” the latest U.N sanctions against its citizens and entities as a “hostile act” and will continue its nuclear weapons development without a delay, its foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday. The U.N. Security Council on Friday expanded targeted sanctions against North Korea after its repeated missile… Read More
23rd May 2017
United Nations experts investigating violations of sanctions on North Korea have suffered a “sustained” cyber attack by unknown hackers with “very detailed insight” into their work, according to an email warning seen by Reuters on Monday. The hackers eventually breached the computer of one of the experts on May 8,… Read More
17th May 2017
France’s UN ambassador says Security Council members are working on a resolution that would impose new sanctions against North Korea and strengthen enforcement of existing sanctions. Francois Delattre told reporters Monday that France favors “a strong, swift and firm reaction of the council” to North Korea’s test on Sunday of… Read More
15th May 2017
North Korea’s latest missile launch was a successful test of a new type of rocket, Pyongyang’s state media reported. Yesterday’s launch was a “newly-developed mid/long- range strategic ballistic rocket, Hwasong-12”, the official KCNA news agency said, adding that leader Kim Jong-Un “personally oversaw the test-launch of the new type of rocket”. The isolated… Read More
20th April 2017
The United Nations Security Council has issued a wide range of sanctions against North Korea, including entities and individuals in the reclusive country, for pursuing nuclear and ballistic missile programs in defiance of U.N. resolutions. The United States, Japan and South Korea have also issued… Read More
14th April 2017
The World Bank Group announced the debarment of Consia Consultants ApS for 14 years for fraud and corruption. Consia’s Managing Director was also debarred for three and a half years. The World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency said in a statement that it found evidence that Denmark-based Consia “made payments to… Read More