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Armed groups to be 'neutralised' says UN DR Congo envoy after massacre near Beni

04 February 2015 – The head of the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) has today strongly condemned massacre of civilians that took place in the area of Beni town in the vast country's restive northeast.


UN chief, Security Council denounce ‘appalling’ murder of Jordanian pilot by ISIL

03 February 2015 – For the second time in as many days, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council have jointly condemned the brutal killing of a civilian by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) – this time deploring the group’s murder of Jordanian Royal Air Force pilot Lt. Muath Al-Kasasbeh.


Security Council strongly condemns Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon

03 February 2015 – The United Nations Security Council today condemned in the strongest terms the continued escalation of attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram terrorists, pointing to an attack on 1 February in Borno State, Nigeria and to increasing attacks in the Lake Chad Basin region, including, on 29 and 30 January, against Chadian forces deployed in Cameroon near the town of Fotokol, which killed four Chadian soldiers and injured 12 others.


'2015 is a chance to change history,' Ban tells UN Youth Forum

02 February 2015 – This generation of young people – the largest the world has ever seen – has a historic opportunity to end poverty, combat climate change, create jobs and fight injustice, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a Youth Forum at UN Headquarters in New York this morning as he called on the participants to get involved in shaping a future sustainable development agenda.


UN deplores ISIL's 'barbaric' murder of Japanese journalist

01 February 2015 – The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Security Council have deplored the apparent murder of a Japanese journalist Kenji Goto by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), despite the Council's demand for his immediate release.


UN chief welcomes African Union's decision to combat Boko Haram

31 January 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the decision of the African Union to join forces to stop the advancement of the “murderous campaigns” waged by Boko Haram, as he stressed the importance of the continent's collaboration with the UN, emphasizing that “lives depend on preventive-diplomacy and peacekeeping.”


UN chief condemns deadly bomb attack on Shia mosque in southern Pakistan

30 January 2015 – Condemning the deadly bombing today of a Shia mosque in Sindh province in Pakistan, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon deplored this “vicious targeting of people on account of their religious affiliation,” and called on the Pakistan authorities to step up their efforts to protect religious minorities and combat terrorism.


Ban, Security Council condemn terrorist attacks in Egypt's Sinai peninsula

30 January 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council today condemned the terrorist attacks on towns in the northern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, which killed and injured dozens of Egyptian soldiers and civilians.


In Addis Ababa, senior UN officials pledge ongoing cooperation with Africa on all fronts vital

30 January 2015 – Addressing the African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the start of what he called a “crucial year for global action to secure our global future,” the United Nations Secretary-General today said he looked forward to African countries realizing their massive cultural, human and economic potential.


Iraq: UN mission applauds Government investigation into sectarian massacre

29 January 2015 – The UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) has welcomed the Government’s decision to conduct a full investigation into the alleged sectarian killing of dozens of civilians by armed groups in Iraq’s eastern Diyala province.