UNSC: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

UNSC approves resolution for global implementation CTBT to ban nuclear weapons tests

Published: September 24, 2016

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has approved a resolution urging quick global implementation of Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban treaty (CTBT) to ban tests of nuclear weapons. The resolution has welcomed progress made towards universalization of the Treaty with 14 votes in favour of it and one abstention (Egypt). Key Facts The CTBT bans all nuclear explosions ..

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UNGA elect Ethiopia, Bolivia, Sweden and Kazakhstan as non-permanent UNSC members

Published: June 29, 2016

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has elected Ethiopia, Bolivia, Sweden and Kazakhstan as the non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). These newly-elected countries will have two-year term starting from 1 January 2017 till 31 December 2018. They will replace Spain, Malaysia, New Zealand, Angola and Venezuela. The voting for these countries ..

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UNSC imposes tough sanctions against North Korea over nuclear test

Published: March 4, 2016

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted the toughest sanctions ever imposed on North Korea in response to its fourth nuclear test and rocket launch. In this regard, the 15-member council passed a resolution drafted by the United States and backed by China. Sanctions imposed All countries must inspect cargo in all airports and ..

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UN Security Council unanimously adopts resolution on Syria peace plan

Published: December 19, 2015

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously adopted a resolution No. 2254 outlining a peace process in Syria. The resolution endorses an international roadmap for a Syria peace process to end Syria’s five-year-long civil war. Key facts The resolution endorses formal talks on a political transition between the President Bashar al-Assad led Syrian government ..

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UNSC unanimously adopt resolution to cut-off supply of funds to IS group

Published: December 18, 2015

United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously adopted resolution cut off supply of revenue flows to Islamic State (IS) militant group. Decision in this regard was taken at the first-ever meeting of finance ministers of 15 member states to support a diplomatic push to end the war in Syria. Key facts The resolution has been ..

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