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The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres recently published his report on the ‘Progress of the UN system to support Member States in assisting victims of terrorism’ (A/74/790) which was mandated by the 2019 General Assembly resolution on ‘enhancement of international cooperation to assist victims of terrorism’ (A/RES/73/305) Read more »




United Nations Under-Secretary-General (USG) and Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, and Special Adviser (SA) and Head of the United Nations Investigative Team to promote accountability for crimes committed by Da’esh/ISIL in Iraq, Karim A. A. Khan Q.C., commended religious leaders for endorsing an Interfaith Statement on the Victims of ISIL. Read more »


UN Counter-Terrorism Chief shares a message of solidarity and support for victims of terrorism across the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic Read more »


Under-Secretary-General, Mr. Vladimir Voronkov's statement at the launch of the documentary "Resilience in the Face of Terrorism: Victims' Voices from Cameroon and Nigeria". The documentary explores the resilience of a Nigerian refugee who fled to Cameroon and an internally displaced person from Cameroon as a result of attacks by Boko Haram. Read more »


The General Assembly adopted by consensus the draft resolution “Enhancement of International Cooperation to Assist Victims of Terrorism” (A/73/305), introduced by Afghanistan’s delegate, calling on all Member States to develop comprehensive assistance plans for victims of terrorism, consistent with domestic law and taking into account a gender perspective. Read more »


The UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) is pleased to be an observer member of the Group of Friends of Victims of Terrorism (the Group), which was launched by the Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. António Guterres on 25 June 2019 at the UN Headquarters in New York.Read more »


Nearly 100 people were reportedly killed during an attack on a traditional Dogon hunters’ village in Mali on Sunday, prompting a call from UN chief António Guterres for authorities to act fast and “bring the perpetrators to justice”. Read more »


Speaking to media in the New Zealand capital Auckland on Sunday, alongside New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, UN Secretary-General António Guterres expressed his solidarity with the victims and families of the March Christchurch mosque attacks, which killed 51 people, and praised Ms. Ardern’s leadership in the aftermath of the killings. Read more »


Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General The Secretary-General strongly condemns this morning’s attack on a Catholic Church during mass, in the village of Dablo, in the Center-North Region of Burkina Faso. He expresses his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured. He recalls the sanctity of all places of worship and hopes the perpetrators can be swiftly brought to justice.Read more »


More than 200 have been killed and hundreds injured by a series of explosions inside churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, as Christians gathered for services to celebrate Easter. In a statement, UN chief António Guterres said he was "outraged by the terror attacks" and called for the perpetrators to be "swiftly brought to justice". Read more »


Baghdad, 17 April 2019 – On the occasion of the Yezidi New Year, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, congratulates the Yezidi communities in Iraq and abroad. It is also an occasion to remember the victims of terrorism and conflict, including the women and children who were kidnapped by the terrorist Da’esh and remain missing. Read more »


Timothy Wilson, a New Zealander and terrorism official with the United Nations, outlines ways forward for the country after the March 15 attacks. Read more »


The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged the international community to ‘stand united against anti-Muslim hatred’ following a mass shooting in New Zealand on Friday targeting two mosques, which has left at least 49 dead and many others wounded, some critically. Read more »


United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the deadly terrorist attack on a church in restive southern Philippines early Sunday, and has called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice Read more »



Model Legislative Provisions Launch Homepage Banner

A virtual event on the launch of model against which existing national laws and procedures related to victims of terrorism are reviewed.

Launch of Model Legislative Provisions to Support and Protect the Rights and Needs of Victims of Terrorism
9-11 Memorial Ceremony 2021 Homepage Banner

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11

20th Anniversary of 9/11 High Level Memorial Ceremony

Not Forgotten: Stories of Remembrance from Victims of Terrorism

International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism 2020

United Nations Annual Memorial Service, 19 April 2018

In annual memorial, UN pays tribute to 140 fallen staff members
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