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