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18.01.2019

A car bomb attack at the National Police Academy in the Colombian capital Bogotá, which reportedly left at least nine dead and dozens injured, has been ‘strongly condemned’ by the United Nations. Read more »

17.01.2019

Following a deadly terrorist attack in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, on Tuesday, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, and the President of the UN General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa, condemned the act and said they stand in solidarity with the Kenyan people.    Read more »

11.01.2019

On 19 December 2017, by the adoption of General Assembly resolution A/RES/72/165, Member States designated 21 August as the International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism.Read more »

20.11.2018

Today (20 November 2018) UNESCO and the association 13onze15 are organizing a conference entitled "Terrorism and the media". In order to better understand the ethical dilemmas governing the journalistic treatment of terrorism and engage in dialogue with media professionals on how to provide an appropriate and proportionate response, journalists, members of regulatory bodies, researchers and representatives of victims' associations will share their experiences and provide insights.Read more »

12.10.2018

As delivered His Excellency Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to thank the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission and personally Dr. Sima Samar for inviting me to speak at this important conference. I listened attentively to your points on the UN role in international efforts to ensure the rights of victims of terrorism and share your ideas.Read more »

28.08.2018

https://www.un.org/victimsofterrorism/sites/www.un.org.victimsofterrorism/files/uncct-gphb-africa-middle-east-2018-ar.pdfThe United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) worked with victims’ organizations that have a wealth of knowledge and experience of working, supporting and assisting victims of terrorism to develop the “Handbook of Good Practices to Support Victims’ Associations in Africa and the Middle East”.Read more »

19.04.2018

Remarks at Memorial Service for Fallen Staff New York, 19 April 2018 [As delivered] Mr. President of the General Assembly, Dear families of our colleagues who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty Excellencies, Dear colleagues, Ladies and gentlemen, Today we honour our fallen colleagues. But allow me, before we begin, to say how I deeply saddened I was to learn last night of the sudden passing of our colleague Ambassador Bernard Tanoh-Boutchoué, Permanent Representative of Côte d’Ivoire. Read more »

17.04.2018

Urgent action is needed now towards the meaningful participation of women in peace processes, as well ensuring their voices are heard in all aspects of society, the United Nations deputy chief told reporters in Abuja today as part of a first-ever UN-African Union trip focused on women, peace and security. Read more »

13.04.2018

At least 1,000 children have been abducted by the Boko Haram insurgent group in northeastern Nigeria since 2013 amid repeated attacks on schools, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Friday, calling for an end to such violence and the release of those who have yet to be returned. Read more »

04.04.2018

The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday strongly condemned the terrorist attack on 1 April perpetrated by the Al-Shabaab group against the Ugandan contingent of the African Union mission in Somalia. “The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security,” said a statement issued to the press. The Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice.Read more »

02.04.2018

According to reports, at least 34 people were killed and over 90 injured in the attack that took place on 1 April near Belle Village, in the outskirts of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state. “Innocent civilians continue to suffer daily from direct and indiscriminate attacks in north-east Nigeria [and] endless numbers of explosions, brutal killings, abductions and lootings continue to uproot the lives of women, children and men daily,” said Yassine Gaba, the acting UN Humanitarian Coordinator, in a news release on Monday.Read more »

24.03.2018

In a statement attributable to his spokesperson, Secretary-General António Guterres also commended the response of the security forces, noting “[their] quick action helped save lives.” “The UN stands in solidarity with the Government of France in its fight against terrorism and violent extremism,” the statement added. Mr. Guterres also extended his condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.Read more »

21.03.2018

In a statement attributable to his spokesperson, Secretary-General António Guterres offered his condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to those injured. “Nowruz is a time of renewal and celebration, and should be a time for promoting the values of peace and solidarity,” he said, reiterating that those organized the attack “must be brought to justice.” The UN chief also expressed his solidary with the Government and the people of Afghanistan in the aftermath of the violence.Read more »

21.03.2018

The Secretary-General welcomes the safe return today of most of the 110 girls abducted by suspected Boko Haram insurgents during an attack on an educational institution in Dapchi Town, Yobe State, on 19 February. The Secretary-General reiterates his calls for the immediate and unconditional release of all remaining missing girls and for their safe return to their families. He urges national authorities to swiftly bring those responsible for this act to justice. Read more »

16.03.2018

“[Mr. Guterres] extends his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes those injured a speedy recovery,” said a statement from a UN spokesman, which said the Secretary-General calls for the perpetrators of the attack to be brought to justice. The statement went on to say that the UN supports the efforts of the Government of Pakistan to fight terrorism with full respect for international human rights norms and obligations. Read more »

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Not Forgotten: Stories of Remembrance from Victims of Terrorism

International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism 2020
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United Nations Annual Memorial Service, 19 April 2018

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