July 20, 2012
Ambassador Nestor Osorio, President of the Security Council of the United Nations, called on its Members to informal consultations in a further effort to reach an agreement on renewing the mandate of the Monitoring Mission of the United Nations in Syria (UNSMIS). See more »
July 19, 2012
Ambassador Nestor Osorio presided over one of the most tense and complex Security Council meetings this year, in a voting for a draft resolution on the situation in Syria. The project was presented by Germany, France, Portugal, United Kingdom and the United States in order to urge the Syrian authorities and the opposition, the need to end the escalating violence and to put into practice the plan of the Joint Special Envoy for the United Nations and the League of Arab States to Syria. See more »
July 17, 2012
Colombia submitted its candidacy to the Executive Board of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) for the period 2014-2016, in elections to be held in April-May 2013 in the ECOSOC. See more »
July 13, 2012
On 13 July the Security Council held an interactive dialogue on "Consolidation of Peace after Conflict" in order to follow up the proposals and concerns raised by States during the debate on 12 July and to gather different actors that are part of the structure of peacebuilding at the UN. See more »
July 11, 2012
On 11 July the Government of Colombia deposited with the Secretary General the Instrument of Ratification of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, adopted in New York on December 20, 2006. With this action, Colombia became the State number 34 to become part of this important human rights treaty of universal scope. The International Convention is in force since December 23, 2010.
July 10, 2012
July 10, 2012. In its statement, Colombia reiterated its desire to achieve a robust Treaty that allows the adoption of the highest international standards, to prevent the deviation of weapons to the illicit market and contributes to the efforts of States to the elimination of armed violence and conflicts. This means a Treaty that assures an open, transparent and controlled arms' trade. See more »
On July 5, 2012, in the agenda item "peace and security in Africa", the Council adopted the resolution 2056 (2012) on the situation in Mali. This resolution is the response of the Council to the request by the Community of West African States (ECOWAS) during the interactive dialogue with representatives of the Organization held on 15 June. The main purpose of the resolution is to support the mediation efforts of ECOWAS, both to solve the crisis resulting from the Coup d'Etat of March 21 and, to achieve a negotiated political solution with the armed groups in the north, who made a declaration of so-called "independence" of Northern Mali. The Council reiterates that considers such announcements as null and of no value
The Council also notes the intention of ECOWAS to deploy an ECOWAS Stabilization Force in the country and asked for more information declaration of independence that the Council describes as null and void.
In the afternoon of July 5, 2012, the Council adopted resolution 2057 (2012) on the United Nations Mission in theRepublic of South Sudan (UNMISS). The resolution extended the mandate of the Mission through 15 July 2013 and retained its character as a peacekeeping mission under Chapter VII. The tasks assigned to the UNMISS did not change, and while theemphasis is on the protection of civilians, the tasks of peace-building andstrengthening of national capacities in support of the South Sudanese authorities continue to be central aspects of the Mission.
Additionally, the Council realizes the progress the country has made on the first anniversary of its independence and encourages you to take decisive action in areas such as the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, the communal violence and the protection of human rights. It also recalls the importance of establishing harmonious relationswith Sudan, takes up some of the elements set out in resolution 2046 (2012), it encourages the country to resolve oil issues and its impact on the economy, and calls on the UNMISS to report on cross-border incidents, while the Mechanism for Border Monitoring and Verification, supported by the UNISFA, is established.