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52 stories found over the past 45 days
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.


Quartet report cites violence, settlements and Gaza as barriers to Middle East peace – UN envoy

30 June 2016 – Continuing violence, terrorism and incitement, settlement expansion, and the Palestinian Authority’s lack of control of Gaza are hurting the Middle East peace process, the United Nations envoy today said summarizing the first ever report by the diplomatic Quartet – comprising the United Nations, Russia, the United States and the European Union – to the Security Council.


UN chief signs condolence book for victims of Turkish terrorism attack

30 June 2016 – There is no justification for terrorism, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated after signing a book of condolences for the victims of the attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport.


Situation in Ukraine remains ‘volatile,’ warns senior UN human rights official

29 June 2016 – Unless urgent action is taken in Ukraine to separate sides and remove heavy weaponry, wide spread hostilities in the country could re-escalate, a senior United Nations human rights official today warned.


Security Council extends mandates of UN peacekeeping operations in Darfur, Golan and Mali

29 June 2016 – The Security Council took action today on three United Nations-led peacekeeping operations, extending the mandates of operations in Mali, Darfur, and the Golan Heights.


INTERVIEW: Conversation with top UN official on security and peace efforts in Mali

29 June 2016 – The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations peace operation in Mali and increased its strength to more than 15,000 peacekeepers. The decision followed a request from the UN envoy in Mali to boost support for the peacekeeping mission.


Secretary-General condemns deadly terrorist attack at international airport in Istanbul

28 June 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today's terrorist attack at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport, according to his spokesperson.


UN chief and Security Council strongly condemn terrorist attacks in Lebanon

28 June 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the UN Security Council have condemned the series of terrorist attacks that occurred yesterday in the northern Lebanese town of El-Qaa, which resulted in a number of civilian deaths and injuries.


In Jerusalem and Gaza, Ban urges ‘courageous steps’ for lasting two-State solution

28 June 2016 – Following a meeting this morning in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the leader to take the “courageous steps” necessary for a negotiated two-State solution in order to bring lasting peace, security and dignity for the people of both Israel and Palestine.


UN Security Council strongly condemns deadly Al-Shabaab attack on Mogadishu hotel

27 June 2016 – The United Nations Security Council has “condemned in the strongest terms” a recent deadly attack by Al-Shabaab on a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu that killed several people, including a serving government minister.