The measure is intended to make veto-holders United States, China, Russia, France and Britain "pay a higher political price" when they use the veto to strike down a Security Council resolution, says an ambassador.
The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia will work till the end of the year with an aim to enable the country's forces to take primary responsibility for security.
New challenges require reforms to old institutions.
The UN Security Council discussed the Ukraine crisis, with Washington threatening to impose harsh sanctions on Moscow in the event of an invasion by Russia.
The test is part of the fourth round of weapons firings in recent weeks, even as Pyongyang pushes to reopen dormant communication channels with South Korea in a small reconciliation step.
Palestinian envoy to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, pleads with the world body to gather more humanitarian aid for Gaza amid intense Israeli bombing.
The council has agreed unanimously to follow through on Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ recent proposal for up to 60 monitors to join an existing political mission in Libya.
Here's a look at the turmoil in Tigray as UN warns of possible "war crimes" and Security Council meets behind closed doors to discuss the embattled region.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres hopes the session will be "an opportunity for member states to move forward together."
Four earlier attempts to reach consensus on the issue had failed as the council had been deadlocked, with most members pitted against Syrian allies Russia and China, which abstained in the council's fifth vote this week on the issue.
Initial findings of an investigation led by the United Arab Emirates of May 12 attacks on oil tankers point to the likelihood that a state was behind the bombings, the UAE says.
Remaining 13 members of the UNSC vote in favour of the resolution drafted by Sweden and Kuwait that renews action first taken by the council in 2014 to allow aid deliveries into then rebel-held areas of Syria at four border crossings.
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