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35 stories found over the past 45 days
In Rwanda, Ban meets with African leaders on situation in South Sudan

15 July 2016 – Ahead of the 27th African Union (AU) Summit taking place in Kigali, Rwanda, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today met with several African leaders to discuss the situation in South Sudan.


Iraq: security reform, State control of armed groups priorities at ‘critical junction,’ UN envoy says

15 July 2016 – Recent victories against ISIL show that Iraqis are capable of defeating the extremist group, but sustainable peace and security in Iraq can only be achieved through historic reconciliation, the United Nations envoy for the country today said, calling also on the international community for greater support for Iraq and its people.


France: UN condemns terrorist attack on crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice

15 July 2016 – Senior officials from across the United Nations family today condemned the deadly attack in Nice, France, calling for stepped up efforts to fight terrorism and violent extremism.


Syria: UN airlifts bring humanitarian lifeline to northeast governorate of Al Hassakeh

11 July 2016 – The first United Nations World Food Programme-chartered flight carrying relief aid reached Al Hassakeh Governorate in Syria’s northeast over the weekend, an area cut off from food and humanitarian supplies for more than six months.


Saudi Arabia: UN condemns bomb attacks in three cities, including near mosque in Medina

05 July 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned yesterday's terrorist attacks in the cities of Jeddah, Qatif and Medina in Saudi Arabia.


UN and partners warn of growing poverty for Syrian refugees

05 July 2016 – While significant progress has been made in providing assistance, the number of Syrian refugees living in poverty continues to rise in host countries in the region and access to basic services remains a critical challenge, a new United Nations report warned today.


UN rights chief deplores terrorist attack in Baghdad; calls on Iraqi authorities to protect civilians

05 July 2016 – The United Nations human rights chief today deplored the terrorist bombing in Baghdad on Sunday that reportedly killed more than 150 people, calling on Iraqi authorities to do more to protect civilians as well as halt uncontrolled militias from continuing to take revenge on civilians fleeing towns recaptured from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh).


Iraq: UN condemns terrorist attack in Baghdad, warning of 'avenge' by ISIL

03 July 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the terrorist bombing in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad today that reportedly killed more than 100 people in a busy shopping street – an attack which the top UN official in that country described as an “avenge by the terrorists of Da'esh who have suffered defeats at the battlefront.”


UN Security Council joins chorus condemning terrorist attack in Bangladesh

02 July 2016 – The United Nations Security Council has joined an international chorus condemning yesterday's terrorist attack on a café in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, for which Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) has claimed responsibility.


Despite hopes for calm during the holy month of Ramadan, hundreds killed in Iraq: UN

01 July 2016 – At least 662 Iraqis – half of them civilians – were killed and another 1,457 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in the country in June, according to latest figures released by the United Nations political mission in Iraq.