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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.

UN officials condemn terrorist attack in Bangladesh

02 July 2016 – Senior United Nations officials have condemned the terrorist attack in a café in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka that reportedly killed 20 hostages over the weekend.

FEATURE: After two decades, genocide survivor opens up about her anger and forgiveness

01 July 2016 – “Being a hero is being able to give a smile to the person who sold you death,” said Frida Umuhoza, who was barely a teenager when her entire family – including her grandparents, parents and five siblings – were killed in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

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.

Diplomatic Quartet releases report on advancing two-state solution to Israel-Palestine conflict

01 July 2016 – The United Nations and its diplomatic partners in the Middle East peace process today released the first report of its kind, which analysed the impediments to a lasting resolution to the Palestinian–Israeli conflict and offered recommendations on the way forward, urging Israel to stop its settlement policy and Palestine to end incitement to violence.

General Assembly adopts resolution addressing terrorism and violent extremism

01 July 2016 – The United Nations General Assembly today adopted a resolution on the UN Global Counter Terrorism Strategy, with the aim of security peace and prosperity for succeeding generations.

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.