Security Council members say U.N. envoy Martin Griffiths is reporting no progress in getting the warring parties in Yemen to withdraw their forces from the key port of Hodeida and two smaller ports as called for in an agreement they signed in December.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says there is a “deep, pervasive and relentless” pushback on women’s rights and is calling for a fight to “push back against the pushback.”
The governments of Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are accusing Houthi Shiite rebels of breaking the cease-fire in Yemen’s key port of Hodeida and refusing to withdraw their forces in accordance with a December agreement.
The United States is calling for a vote on a U.N. resolution urging “the peaceful restoration of democracy” in Venezuela, free and fair presidential elections, and unhindered delivery of humanitarian aid to all people in need.
The new U.N. envoy for Iraq is calling for an end to political infighting so formation of a government can be completed, warning that further delay could lead to “significant repercussions on the stability of the country.”
The U.N. counter-terrorism chief is warning that recent losses by Islamic State extremists “should not lead to complacency at any level,” saying the extremist group remains a global threat.
The U.N. Security Council is expressing regret at Somalia’s decision to expel a U.N. envoy who questioned the arrest of an extremist group defector-turned-political candidate.
Despite opposition from the United States and Hungary, the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a non-binding compact Monday that provides more robust support for countries where most of the world’s more than 25 million refugees live.
A draft U.N. resolution would strongly condemn the continuing “gross human rights violations and abuses” against Rohingya Muslims and urgently call on Myanmar’s government to end discrimination and provide a path to citizenship for the embattled minority.
Russia has lost a vote that would have allowed the U.N. General Assembly to consider a resolution supporting a landmark missile treaty and opposing U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from it.