News by topic: Peace and Security


Libya: UN mission documents 49 civilian casualties in June

1 July – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) reported today that for the month of June, it documented 49 civilian casualties, including 18 deaths and 31 injuries, as a result of hostilities across the country.


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

1 July – “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

1 July – 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

1 July – 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.


South Sudan: Concerned about thousands cut off by fighting, Security Council urges calm in Wau

1 July – The United Nations Security Council today called for a stop to the fighting in Wau, South Sudan, and urged access for the United Nations and its humanitarian partners to some 9,000 civilians reportedly sheltering in a school and in other parts of the town.


Liberia: UN mission lauds Government, people for 'historic' handover of country's security

1 July – The head of the United Nations mission in Liberia today lauded the people and Government of Liberia for taking back full control of the country's security for the first time since its civil war ended 13 years ago.


General Assembly adopts resolution addressing terrorism and violent extremism

1 July – 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 – 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 – 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.


UN mission in Afghanistan condemns Taliban attack on national police cadets

30 June – The top United Nations official in Afghanistan today condemned a suicide attack targeting national police in the country’s capital, Kabul.