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The Diplomat Artist Buzz on new non-permanent Security Council members & methodology for selection – Read More –
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By, Susan Sacirbey via Diplomat Artist Buzz
Sustainability and our future await. UNSG Ban Ki-moon underscored that the “Summit is not an end point, but a turning point.” (–Read MORE –)

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Empowerment of Women to deal with international peace & security. Sylvie Lucas of Luxembourg shares the distinction of being 1 of 6 women of 15 UN Security Council members – along with Ambassadors Joy Ogwu of Nigeria, Raimonda Murmokaite of Lithuania, Maria Cristina Perceval of Argentina, Samantha Power of the United States, & Dina Kawar of Jordan.

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Russia & China Block Security Council Referral of Syria to International Criminal Court

In February 2013, UN-appointed Commission of Inquiry concluded ICC is appropriate venue to pursue fight against impunity in Syria. “If members of Council continue to be unable to agree on a measure that could provide some accountability for ongoing crimes, credibility of this body & of entire Organization will continue to suffer.”

Ukraine ‘Teetering on Brink’ Senior UN Political Official Warns Security Council

At emergency session w/ Security Council, Asst. SG for Politcal Affairs discussed escalated developments in Ukraine. Lugansk, Kharkiv, Donetsk, & in last 24 hours, at least 5 other cities in Ukraine’s east have been targeted by uprisings & seizure of Government buildings. 

Security Council Hears Criticism over 'Inaction & Paralysis

Fatou Bensouda also noted aerial bombardments & “pervasive & corrosive effect of organized sexual & gender-based violence” on women & girls, which remains seriously under-reported.

Situation in BiH Merits “Close Watch,” Security Council Told

Valentin Inzko, High Representative for BiH: “While the other countries in region move forward, BiH leaders seem less interested in delivering long-term change in interests of the people, & more interested in zero-sum politics they believe will ensure them personal political & financial advantage.”