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New Zealand and the UN Security Council 2015-2016
New Zealand served a two-year term as an elected member of the United Nations Security Council from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2016.
During that time, the Security Council considered and responded to the most pressing threats to international peace and security. These included the situations in Syria, South Sudan and North Korea, as well as ISIL/Daesh’s brutal attacks on civilians.
News & Events
The United Nations Security Council has reaffirmed that the establishment by Israel of settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, has no legal validity...
The United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted Resolution 2332.
As the international community reflects on the Genocide, five volumes of diplomatic reporting provide an insight into New Zealand’s work at the time to challenge the UN Security Council to respond to the mass atrocities.