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UN responds to crisis in Syria

It should shame us all that, three years since the adoption of the Geneva Communiqué on resolving the cataclysmic conflict in Syria, the suffering of the Syrian people continues to plumb new depths... Three years after the parties themselves, and all those with influence on them, expressed support for a plan to end that suffering, it is time to find an exit from this madness

Secretary-General Ban in statement on the third anniversary of the Geneva Communiqué on Syria, 30 June 2015

Middle East

UN and partners work for peace in the region


UN works to assist country in crisis


UN helps to promote national reconciliation, development

Central African Republic

UN provides aid to the thousands displaced in the country


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

Sudan & South Sudan

UN responds to the latest developments in the countries

Democratic Republic of Congo

UN helps to promote political and economic stability


UN helps to advance peace and development


UN assists in rebuilding process

LRA – countering the threat and impact

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


UN takes quick action in response to latest developments


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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