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UN ready to assist response efforts following quake in Iran and Iraq, says Guterres

13 November 2017 – The United Nations stands ready to assist efforts to respond to the earthquake that struck Iran and Iraq on Sunday, the Organization's top official has said.


Both ISIL and Syrian Government responsible for use of chemical weapons, UN Security Council told

07 November 2017 – The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) was responsible for using sulfur mustard in a September 2016 attack in Umm Hawsh and the Syrian Government was accountable for the release of sarin in an April 2017 attack in Khan Shaykhun, the head of a Security Council-mandated investigation said Tuesday.


UN report concludes ISIL committed ‘international crimes’ during Mosul battle

02 November 2017 – The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) perpetrated serious and systematic violations in Iraq that amount to “international crimes” during the nine-month battle for Mosul between the terrorist group and Iraqi Government forces, a United Nations report has concluded.


'Failure to broker peace' hinders solutions to displacement, UN refugee chief tells Security Council

02 November 2017 – The head of the United Nations refugee agency on Thursday urged global leaders to find political solutions to the world's conflicts, if the swelling numbers of forcibly displaced people are ever to return home.