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Warning that ‘peace remains elusive,’ UN chief outlines areas for action in 2018

16 January 2018 – Having taken office with a call for peace to be the watchword of 2017, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday said the world instead had ‘gone in reverse,” and that there are critical areas that need action in the New Year, including climate change, the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula, the Middle East conflict, and the Rohingya crisis.


UN condemns twin suicide attacks in Baghdad

15 January 2018 – Strongly condemning two terrorist attacks in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has underscored the Organization’s support for the country in its fight against terrorism.


Iraqis returning home outnumber displaced for first time since 2013, says UN migration agency

12 January 2018 – The number of Iraqis returning to their area of origin has surpassed those internally displaced for the first time since December 2013, when the country became engulfed in conflict with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh), the United Nations migration agency said Friday.


UN Security Council condemns 'heinous and cowardly' terrorist attack in Kabul

06 January 2018 – The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the “heinous and cowardly” terrorist attack that took place in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, on 4 January, killing at least 15 people and leaving some 25 others wounded.