19 October 2016

On 13 October 2016, the UN General Assembly appointed, by acclamation, the former Foreign Minister of Portugal, António Guterres, as the next United Nations Secretary-General, to succeed Ban Ki-moon when he steps down on 31 December.

13 October 2016

Briefing the Security Council, a top UN political official said that while the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) and its affiliates have continued to face military setbacks, they nevertheless continue to pose a significant

01 September 2016

Drawing attention to violence and terrorism affecting many parts of the world, the President of the United Nations General Assembly underscored that importance of promoting a global culture of peace.

23 August 2016

Mubin Shaikh was at United Nations Headquarters in early June, as a panellist in a day-long High-Level Thematic Conversation on Children and Youth affected by Violent Extremism.

05 August 2016

The European Union (EU) Commission gave a 50 million euro contribution to the multinational task force, created by Lake Chad Basin countries – Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria – and Benin to combat Boko Haram insurgents in the sub-region.

27 July 2016

To bring an end to the Boko Haram threat in the Lake Chad Basin region, affected countries must address the root causes that contributed to the emergence of the group, Mr. Jeffrey Feltman, the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs told the

27 July 2016

“Terrorism is now more of a threat to international peace and security than ever,” said Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), calling for greater efforts to tackle links between crime and terrorism and for

22 July 2016

"With more than 30,000 foreign terrorist fighters from some 100 countries around the world, terrorism is a global threat requiring a comprehensive and unified response", said Jean-Paul Laborde, Executive Director of the UN Counter-Terrorism

01 July 2016

The 15-page resolution, adopted by consensus calls for the implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy  in an integrated and balanced manner to enhance international efforts to counter terrorism.

30 June 2016

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the international community to act with unity and resolve to address the major scourge of our time.