UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Two-thirds of the U.N. Security Council’s members pushed on Friday for the human rights situation in North Korea to be added to the council’s agenda and for a formal meeting to be held this month, a move that cannot be blocked by Pyongyang ally China.
A U.N. Commission of Inquiry report in February detailed abuses in North Korea that it said were comparable to Nazi-era atrocities, and a U.N. committee last month urged the Security Council to consider referring North Korea to the International Criminal Court (ICC) alleging crimes against humanity.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations said on Thursday its inquiry into mass rape allegations in Sudan’s Darfur region was inconclusive and needed further investigation as Sudan questioned the competence of the peacekeepers and told the U.N. Security Council no one was raped.
Local media reported accusations last month that Sudanese soldiers had raped some 200 women and girls in Tabit in Darfur.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Jordan said on Tuesday it plans to begin talks with United Nations Security Council members on Palestinian and European proposals for a draft resolution to end the Middle East conflict it hopes could be put to a vote this month.
Jordan circulated a Palestinian-drafted resolution to the 15-member council last month calling for Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory to end by November 2016. Some Western council diplomats described the text as “unbalanced.”