BRUSSELS, 25 May (Office of Counter-Terrorism) — Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Vladimir Voronkov, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Counter-Terrorism, met in Brussels today to discuss the cooperation between the European Union and the United Nations in countering terrorism and preventing violent extremism, as well as efforts by UN Secretary-General António Guterres to reform and strengthen the Organization’s counter-terrorism work.
OSLO, 23 May (Office of Counter-Terrorism) — The United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Oslo Governance Centre started a two-day meeting today on preventing violent extremism titled “Assessing Progress Made, and the Future of Development Approaches to Preventing Violent Extremism”, in partnership with Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Oslo. The sessions will include discussions on lessons learned on the role of the media, women and youth in preventing violent extremism, as well as effective reintegration of disengaged terrorist fighters.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Rosemary DiCarlo of the United States, President of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy and Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University, as Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs.
ADDIS ABABA/NEW YORK, 1 February (Department of Political Affairs) — The United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security held its fourteenth consultative meeting at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 30 January 2018.
NEW YORK, 30 October (United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism) — Secretary-General António Guterres participated in the fifteenth meeting of the Advisory Board of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre in New York today.
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the high-level dialogue on implementing the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia, in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, today:
ASHGABAT, 13 June (Department of Political Affairs) — United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres chaired a high-level Central Asian dialogue on implementing the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in that region today, as Ministers from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan adopted a joint declaration on strengthening regional collaboration in countering terrorism.
The Joint Communiqué on the Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the G-5 Sahel and the United Nations is not available in English.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Miroslav Jenča of Slovakia as Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Jeffrey D. Feltman of the United States as Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs. Mr. Feltman will replace B. Lynn Pascoe, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedicated service to the United Nations and for his able leadership of the Department of Political Affairs during a challenging period.
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