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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 »

09.01.2017

9 January 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the Security Council have denounced the terrorist attack by a Palestinian who reportedly rammed a truck into a group of Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem yesterday. “The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack by a Palestinian assailant” and “conveys his condolences to the bereaved families and wishes a swift recovery to those who were injured,” said Mr. Guterres' spokesman in a statement issued today. According to preliminary media reports, the attack killed four and injured 15.Read more »

02.01.2017

2 January 2017 – The United Nations envoy for Iraq has strongly condemned today''s triple bombings in Baghdad in which dozens of civilians were killed and injured. “This is outrageous. Terrorists of Daesh who are steadily losing ground in Iraq are now trying to sow terror and discord. They will fail here as they are failing at the frontlines,” the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, said in a press release.Read more »

02.01.2017

2 January 2017 – The United Nations envoy for Iraq has strongly condemned today''s triple bombings in Baghdad in which dozens of civilians were killed and injured. “This is outrageous. Terrorists of Daesh who are steadily losing ground in Iraq are now trying to sow terror and discord. They will fail here as they are failing at the frontlines,” the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, said in a press release.Read more »

01.01.2017

1 January 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today condemned the despicable terrorist attack overnight on New Year celebrations at a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey, in which dozens of people were killed and injured. “He hopes that the organizers and perpetrators of this heinous act will be identified and brought to justice swiftly,” said a statement issued by Mr. Guterres'' spokesman.Read more »

20.12.2016

20 December 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the terrorist attack in Berlin last night and expressed his deepest sympathy and condolences to the families “of the victims of this horrific act,” as well as to the German Government and people. “The Secretary-General hopes anyone involved in the commission of this appalling crime will be swiftly brought to justice,” said a statement issued today by his spokesperson in New York.Read more »

11.12.2016

11 December 2016 – Senior United Nations officials, including Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the head of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) condemned last night's terrorist attack in the Turkish city of Istanbul that killed dozens of people and injured many more. In a statement issued by his office late yesterday, Mr. Ban expressed hope that the perpetrators of the attacks be swiftly identified and brought to justice.Read more »

11.12.2016

11 December 2016 – Condemning the terrorist attack at the St. Peter's Church, attached to St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council underlined that those responsible for the attack should be held accountable. In a statement issued by his office, Mr. Ban condemned the terrorist act against the place of worship and expressed hope that its perpetrators will be swiftly identified and brought to justice. Dozens of people have been killed and many more injured in the attack.Read more »