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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 »

08.03.2017

8 March 2017 – The United Nations Security Council and the UN mission in Afghanistan have condemned today's terrorist attack on a military hospital in Kabul for which the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) claimed responsibility. “This egregious and morally reprehensible attack targeted people at their most vulnerable, while they were receiving treatment in the hospital, and also targeted the medical staff caring for them,” said Pernille Kardel, the acting head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), in a new release.Read more »

04.03.2017

4 March 2017 – The United Nations Security Council is today in Chad, as part of a four-country visit “to shine a spotlight” on the ongoing humanitarian challenges in the Lake Chad Basin region and draw international attention to the plight of about 11 million people. In the Chadian capital of N'Djamena, the Council met with Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padacké and visited the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), which includes troops from the four affected regional countries – Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, plus Benin – in the fight against Boko Haram.Read more »

20.02.2017

20 February 2017 – Strongly condemning the latest deadly terrorist attack in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, the United Nations Security Council today reiterated that its determination to support peace, security and development in the long-troubled country would not be swayed by this, or any other such attack.Read more »

17.02.2017

17 February 2017 – The United Nations today condemned the deadly terrorist attack in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, for which the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) has claimed responsibility. “We condemn the terrorist attack in the south of Baghdad […] This week has seen a series of such atrocious crimes in the Iraqi capital,” said the statement issued by the spokesperson for UN Secretary-General António Guterres.Read more »

11.01.2017

11 January 2017 – The United Nations has condemned yesterday's terrorist attacks near the Parliament in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, and the residence of the Provincial Governor of Kandahar, calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice. The UN mission in the country said that the attacks killed more than 40 people, mainly civilians and including five diplomats from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Many others were injured, including the Kandahar Governor and the visiting UAE Ambassador.Read more »