Democracy and Elections

Security Council Press Statement On Democratic Republic Of The Congo

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Kairat Umarov (Kazakhstan):

Security Council Stands United In 2017 Against Nuclear Testing On Korean Peninsula, Yet Members Veto Drafts Addressing Syrian Crisis, Middle East Peace

The Security Council united in 2017 to enact increasingly stringent sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in response to Pyongyang’s ongoing development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, but failed to come together...Read More

Climate-Related Violence, Boko Haram Attacks Stand To Hamper Democratic Elections Across West Africa, Special Representative Tells Security Council

Despite progress in West Africa and the Sahel, particularly regarding democratic and peaceful political transitions, the security situation in the region remained a grave concern, the Security Council heard today in a briefing by the Specia...Read More

Group Of Experts Makes Recommendation To Democratic Republic Of Congo Government Concerning Stolen ICGLR Certificates

On 22 December 2017, the Group of Experts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo transmitted its midterm report to the President of the Security Council (S/2017/1091).  The report is currently available on the Committee’s website via the f...Read More

Speakers Concerned About Violent Protests Over Delayed Presidential Election As Security Council Discusses Situation In Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Discussing the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo today, Security Council members expressed their concern about the recent protests in the country over the delays in holding presidential elections, as well as violence last De...Read More

Dmitry Titov Of Russian Federation Appointed To Lead Special Investigation Into Attacks On Peacekeepers In Democratic Republic Of Congo

The Secretary-General today announced the appointment of Dmitry Titov of the Russian Federation to lead a special investigation into recent attacks on peacekeepers and peacekeeping bases in the Beni territory of North Kivu Province, Democra...Read More

WHO Director-General: Invest In Health To End Plague In Madagascar

8 January 2017 | ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR –The Director-General of WHO has outlined his vision for a Madagascar free of plague epidemics during a three-day visit to the island nation that started on 7 January 2018. “Madagascar can make plag...Read More

Peaceful, Transparent Presidential Elections In Liberia Confirm Steady March Towards Lasting Stability, Development, Secretary-General Says

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

Meeting With Coordinator Of Group Of Experts On Democratic Republic Of Congo

On 11 December 2017, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo received a briefing from the Coordinator of the Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic o...Read More

Leila Zerrougui Of Algeria Appointed Special Representative, Head, United Nations Stabilization Mission In Democratic Republic Of Congo

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Leila Zerrougui of Algeria as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONU...Read More

Secretary-General Hopes For Seamless Transfer Of Power In Liberia Following Peacefully Conducted Presidential Election, Pledges United Nations Support

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

Security Council Tightens Sanctions On Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2397 (2017)

Condemning, in the strongest terms, the launch of a ballistic missile by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on 28 November 2017, the Security Council today further tightened sanctions on the country, severely restricting fuel imports...Read More