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25.07.2017

25 July 2017 – Strongly condemning yesterday's suicide attacks on the two camps for internally displaced persons in northeastern Nigeria, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for the perpetrators of this “heinous” act to be swiftly brought to justice. According to a statement issued by his spokesman, the Secretary-General reiterated the UN support to the Government of Nigeria in its fight against terrorism and violent extremism.Read more »

24.07.2017

24 July 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today strongly condemned the terrorist attack in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore and called for those responsible to be brought to justice, his spokesman said. “The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes full recovery to those injured,” said Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General, in a statement.Read more »

08.07.2017

8 July 2017 – Condemning yesterday's terrorist attack against a checkpoint in Rafah, Egypt, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the Security Council have underscored the need to bring the perpetrators to justice. In a statement attributable to his spokesperson, Mr. Guterres “reiterated the UN's support to the Government of Egypt in its fight against terrorism and violent extremism.” “The Secretary-General hopes those responsible for the cowardly act will be swiftly brought to justice,” the statement added.Read more »

04.07.2017

4 July 2017 – The United Nations has condemned the terrorist attacks in the Syrian capital, Damascus, and underscored the need to bring those responsible to justice, a spokesperson for UN Secretary-General António Guterres said today. “We are appalled by the utter disregard for human life displayed by the perpetrators,” Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the UN chief, said in a statement today. “Those responsible for the attacks must be held accountable.” According to reports, at least 20 people were killed and dozens more wounded in the incident.Read more »

27.06.2017

27 June 2017 – Condemning violent attacks in Maiduguri, in Nigeria's restive Borno state, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has underscored the Organization's resolve to support the country in its fight against terrorism. According to a statement by his spokesman, Mr. Guterres “reiterated UN's support to the Government of Nigeria in its fight against terrorism and violent extremism.” “[He] hopes that those responsible for this act will be swiftly brought to justice,” the statement added.Read more »

07.06.2017

7 June 2017 – Secretary-General António Guterres and the United Nations Security Council today separately offered their condolences to the Iranian Government and families of the people killed in the attacks in the country's capital, Tehran. In a statement this morning, his spokesperson said that “the Secretary-General strongly condemns the terrorist attacks.” At least 50 people were killed or injured in the attacks on the mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and the Parliament (Majlis) building.Read more »

04.06.2017

4 June 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned last night's terrorist attacks in London and expressed solidarity with the people and Government of the United Kingdom in the combat against terrorism and violent extremism.Read more »

31.05.2017

31 May 2017 – Condemning the terrorist attack in the Afghan capital, Kabul, United Nations officials, including the Secretary-General and his Special Representative for the country as well as members of the Security Council underscored that all parties to the conflict are obliged, under international law, to ensure that civilians are protected from any harm.Read more »

30.05.2017

30 May 2017 – Condemning “in the strongest terms” recent terrorist attacks in Iraqi capital, Baghdad, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today underscored the need to swiftly apprehend and prosecute its perpetrators. In a statement attributable to his spokesperson, Secretary-General Guterres also “reiterated that the United Nations will continue to stand by the Government and people of Iraq in their efforts to fight terrorism.” The attacks come in the midst of the holy month of Ramadan, a period marked with fasting, charity and prayers.Read more »

26.05.2017

26 May 2017 – The United Nations Security Council and Secretary-General António Guterres today condemned in the strongest terms the killing of at least 28 people in Egypt, with the Council denouncing the attack “heinous” and “cowardly.” The 15-member Council, whose rotating membership currently includes Egypt, began a regularly scheduled meeting this morning with a moment of silence in honour of the victims.Read more »

23.05.2017

23 May 2017 – Secretary-General António Guterres strongly condemned yesterday's horrific terrorist attack targeting crowd gathering for a concert in Manchester, the United Kingdom, while the United Nations Security Council held a moment of silence to honor the victims. According to media reports, a suicide bombing killed at least 22 people and injured many at Manchester Arena, at the end of a concert by American pop star Ariana Grande. The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.Read more »

09.04.2017

9 April 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the Security Council today condemned the bombings of two Coptic churches in Tanta and Alexandria, Egypt, which killed at least 41 people and injured more than 100 others. Speaking through his spokesperson, the Secretary-General said that he hoped “the perpetrators of this horrific terrorist act will be swiftly identified and brought to justice.”Read more »

07.04.2017

7 April 2017 – The United Nations today condemned the attack in Stockholm, Sweden, and expressed hope that those responsible for the violence will be swiftly brought to justice. “The United Nations stands in solidarity with the people and Government of Sweden,” Stéphane Dujarric, the Spokesman for the Secretary-General, told journalists in New York. “Our sympathy goes to the families of the victims and all those affected and we wish the injured a prompt recovery,” Mr. Dujarric added.Read more »

05.04.2017

5 April 2017 – The top United Nations official in Iraq has strongly condemned the multiple suicide attacks that took place yesterday in Tikrit, which resulted in many casualties. “Targeting civilians and inflicting maximum casualties among civilians is the hallmark of the terrorists' despicable tactics," said Mr. Kubiš , who is the Special Representative of the Secretary-general and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI). According to media reports, at least 31 people were killed and dozens were wounded in overnight attacks carried out by Da'esh.Read more »

23.03.2017

23 March 2017 – Secretary-General António Guterres and members of the United Nations Security Council today extended condolences on behalf of the Organization to the Government and people of the United Kingdom for the loss of life and injuries suffered in yesterday’s terrorist attack in London.Read more »