UNITED NATIONS, Feb 23 (Reuters) – A United Nations panel
assessing the future technological needs of peacekeeping
missions has recommended dramatically expanding the use of
unmanned surveillance drones in U.N. military operations, the
head of the panel said on Monday.
Jane Holl Lute, who was previously U.S. deputy secretary for
Homeland Security and a senior U.N. peacekeeping official, said
that was one of 119 recommendations the expert panel on
technology and innovation in U.N. peacekeeping made in a new
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday accused Western powers of trying to dominate and impose their ideology on the rest of world, while the United States and European delegations slammed Moscow for supporting rebels in eastern Ukraine.
Lavrov was speaking at a special meeting of the U.N. Security Council organized by China, which holds the rotating presidency of the 15-nation body this month, on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s foreign minister met with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday, and U.N. diplomatic sources said he pressed his government’s desire to delay the release of a U.N. report on alleged war crimes during his country’s civil war.
In their meeting at U.N. headquarters in New York, Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera and Ban discussed “critical priorities for Sri Lanka, including especially human rights, accountability and reconciliation,” the United Nations press office said in a statement.