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UN officials call for global consensus, preventive approach to combat terrorism and violent extremism

30 June 2016 – The unprecedented levels of terrorism and violent extremism on a global scale requires balanced implementation of commitments made through collective action, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today emphasized, calling on the international community to act with unity and resolve to address “this major scourge of our time.”


UN chief condemns suicide attack in northern Cameroon, urging support to counter Boko Haram

30 June 2016 – Condemning a deadly terrorist attack in Cameroon’s Far North Region, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today also reiterated his call for international partners to provide support to the countries threatened by Boko Haram.


FEATURE: Goodwill Ambassador Danny Glover calls out racism, Afrophobia in the Americas

30 June 2016 – The international community must increase its commitment to fighting Afrophobia and discrimination against people of African descent, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador and actor Danny Glover has said, speaking during the International Decade for People of African Descent.


UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia handing over security responsibility to national forces

30 June 2016 – Liberian security forces are taking full control of their security for the first time since the civil war ended 13 years ago, marking a historic milestone for the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Liberia and a major benchmark in the country’s peace process.


UN chief signs condolence book for victims of Turkish terrorism attack

30 June 2016 – There is no justification for terrorism, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated after signing a book of condolences for the victims of the attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport.


At conference, Ban urges ‘political will’ for two-State solution for Israel and Palestine

29 June 2016 – Following a two-day visit to Israel and Palestine, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today emphasized that what is lacking in terms of a lasting settlement for peace to the conflict is the political will to make that happen.


UN chief appoints 12 experts to his task force to prevent and manage future health crises

29 June 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the membership of his Global Health Crises Task Force, which aims to help countries and communities prepare and respond to emergencies, such as the recent outbreaks of Ebola and Zika.


Security Council extends mandates of UN peacekeeping operations in Darfur, Golan and Mali

29 June 2016 – The Security Council took action today on three United Nations-led peacekeeping operations, extending the mandates of operations in Mali, Darfur, and the Golan Heights.


UN-supported Yemeni peace talks entering new phase, says UN envoy

29 June 2016 – With an agreement on the guiding principles for the Yemen peace talks, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, today announced that the UN-supported talks will enter a new phase for the next two weeks.


Ban urges financial support for Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

29 June 2016 – Unless more governments in the Americas contribute to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, its invaluable work will come to a halt, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said.