News Focus: A one-stop guide to UN issues in the news, with easy access to statements, resolutions and other essential resources


Syria

UN responds to crisis in Syria

The greatest obstacle to ending the Syria war is the notion that it can be won militarily… No one is winning; no one can win. Even if one side were to prevail in the short term, the devastating toll will have sown the seeds of future conflict.

Secretary-General Ban in remarks on Syria to the Asia Society, New York, 20 June 2014


Iraq

UN helps to promote national reconciliation, development

Central African Republic

UN provides aid to the thousands displaced in the country

Ukraine

UN works for peaceful resolution of crisis, respect for human rights


Middle East

UN and partners work for peace in the region

Sudan & South Sudan

UN responds to the latest developments in the countries

Democratic Republic of Congo

UN helps to promote political and economic stability


Afghanistan

UN helps to advance peace and development

Haiti

UN assists in rebuilding process

LRA – countering the threat and impact

UN's efforts to thwart the menace of the Lord's Resistance Army


Myanmar

UN takes quick action in response to latest developments

Mali

UN takes steps to address Mali crisis

DPR of Korea

UN reacts to tensions on the Korean Peninsula


Combating Terrorism

International community responds to threat

Horn of Africa crisis

UN helps region battle famine, drought and food insecurity

Ban Ki-moon: Speeches

A quick guide to the Secretary-General's major statements


Côte d'Ivoire

UN helps country rebuild and reconcile after post-electoral crisis

Sri Lanka

Towards national reconciliation and peace


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