Colombian Jesuit priest Francisco de Roux, who chairs the country's Truth Committee stemming from the peace agreement with former guerrilla fighters, Thursday appeared before the United Nations Security Council to deliver his team's final report.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine is bringing on some changes regarding world affairs and the United Nations Tuesday agreed to redefine the Security Council veto power, which is in the hands of the body's permanent members, which are also the ones with a stronger military might — the US, Russia, China, the UK, and France.
European members of the UN Security Council hit out on Wednesday at the US decision to no longer consider Israeli settlements illegal but stopped short of naming the United States. The Vatican also expressed that the search for peace between Israelis had been put at risk.
United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres warned on Wednesday that the world is facing an unprecedented threat from intolerance, violent extremism and terrorism that affects every country, exacerbating conflicts and destabilizing entire regions.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay, Rodolfo Nin Novoa, ratified his position on Friday on a peaceful solution to the political and institutional crisis suffered by Venezuela along with his Italian counterpart, Enzo Moavero Milanesi in Montevideo. The Uruguayan chancellor questioned the attitude of the secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, considering that he took sides on the Venezuelan conflict.
The Security Council convened by the United States this Saturday to discuss the institutional and political crisis that Venezuela is experiencing has been lifted this afternoon. With a strongly polarized participation, the bloc that supports the transitional government of Juan Guaidó with the US at the head, faced the block that recognizes as legitimate the regime of Nicolás Maduro, headed by Russia and China. Latin American countries also expressed their positions, describing the case as a crisis that directly affects the region.
Saudi Arabia's Gulf Arab allies and Egypt have applauded its decision to reject a UN Security Council seat in protest at the world body's failure to act on Syria, whose leader is backed by Russia and Shi'ite Iran.
Argentine President Cristina Fernández left on Tuesday for Russia to attend the G20 summit to begin next Thursday at the Constantine Palace in Saint Petersburg. The president flew on her office’s Tango 01 to Morocco where she changed aircraft to avoid any possible injunction from hedge funds on the presidential transport.
US President Barack Obama told the United Nations that the Palestinians deserved a state of their own, but that this would only be achieved through talks with Israel.
The Security Council announced Friday that it is recommending to the General Assembly that Ban Ki-moon be appointed to a second consecutive term as Secretary-General of the United Nations.