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Tunisia: UN condemns deadly attack on bus carrying presidential guards

24 November 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council this evening condemned the attack today in Tunis against a bus carrying Presidential Guards, which resulted in many deaths and injuries.

In shadow of Beirut and Paris terror attacks, UN Security Council discusses root causes of conflict

17 November 2015 – The United Nations Security Council held an already scheduled debate on conflict prevention today amid added urgency fuelled by last week’s terrorist attacks in Beirut and Paris, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressing that counter-terrorism must also tackle such root causes as bad governance, injustice and exclusion.

In Saudi Arabia, UN chief calls fighting terrorism with heavy-handed tactics counter-productive

10 November 2015 – Speaking in a region that has been torn apart by violent extremism, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Arab and South America leaders in Saudi Arabia today that heavy-handed tactics in fighting terrorism only add fuel to the fire.

UN rights experts call for release of Qatari poet jailed for writing and reciting poem

20 October 2015 – United Nations human rights experts today urged the Government of Qatar to release Mohammed al-Ajami, a poet who is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence for writing and reciting a poem at his home.