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The attacks against the country’s military headquarters and the French Embassy resulted in at least 16 deaths and scores of injuries, according to media reports. In a phone call that day to President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, UN Secretary-General António Guterres expressed solidarity with the country’s Government, according to a statement issued by his spokesperson. The UN chief encouraged the authorities to launch an investigation into the incidents and bring the perpetrators to justice.Read more »


24 February 2018 - Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned the 23 February attacks in Mogadishu, Somalia, which claimed the lives of many civilians and injured numerous others. In a statement on Saturday, Mr. Guterres sent his “profound condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of Somalia, and commends the response of the Somali security forces and AMISOM,” the African Union Mission to Somalia. Read more »


Statement by Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Read more »


27 January 2018 – The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the “barbaric and cowardly terrorist attack” on 25 January against a bus transporting civilians near Boni, in central Mali, during which 26 people from Mali and Burkina Faso, including children, were killed. In a press statement issued late Friday evening, the Council expressed deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the Governments of Mali and Burkina Faso.Read more »


27 January 2018 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, the Security Council and the UN in Afghanistan have strongly condemned Saturday's massive vehicle bomb attack on a street near Government buildings in the Afghan capital, Kabul, which reportedly left 95 people dead and scores wounded.Read more »


21 January 2018 – Senior United Nations officials, including Secretary-General António Guterres as well as the head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) have strongly condemned a terrorist attack on a hotel in the country's capital, Kabul. In a statement attributable to his spokesperson, Secretary-General Guterres offered his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to those injured. “He expresses his solidarity with the Government and people of Afghanistan,” added the statement.Read more »


15 January 2018 – Strongly condemning two terrorist attacks in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has underscored the Organization’s support for the country in its fight against terrorism. In a statement attributable to his spokesperson, Secretary-General Guterres reiterated that the “UN will continue to stand by the Government and people of Iraq in their efforts to fight terrorism and rebuild their country.”Read more »


6 January 2018 – The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the “heinous and cowardly” terrorist attack that took place in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, on 4 January, killing at least 15 people and leaving some 25 others wounded.Read more »


29 December 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the attack that took place earlier Friday outside Mar Mina church in the Helwan district, south of Cairo, Egypt. In a statement from his spokesman, the Secretary-General extended his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Egypt and wishes a swift recovery to those who have been injured.Read more »


28 December 2017 – The United Nations and the diplomatic community have condemned the attack on the Tabyan Cultural Center and a media outlet in Kabul which caused hundreds of civilian casualties on Thursday. Expressing his solidarity with the people and the Government of Afghanistan, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said a peace process in the country is the only path to ensure Afghanistan's stability. “The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured,” his spokesperson said.Read more »


18 December 2017 – Denouncing Monday’s attack on a Methodist church in western Pakistan, United Nations Secretary-General called for those behind the incident be held accountable. In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Secretary-General Anthony Guterres “strongly” condemned the attack which occurred in the city of Quetta, which is also the capital of the Balochistan province in the country. “He calls for the perpetrators of the attack to be brought to justice,” the statement added.Read more »


11 December 2017 – In a message commemorating the 2007 bombing of the United Nations offices in Algiers, the capital of Algeria, Secretary-General António Guterres expressed the Organization’s continuing support to combat terrorism and violent extremism. "These terrorists hit Algeria, but they also hit the UN in the heart. It was the entire staff of the Organization who was touched, who felt this pain,” said the Secretary-General, in a message in French.Read more »


New York, 11 December 2017 "I am very pleased to be with you today to begin a year-long celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Over seven decades, this mighty document has helped to profoundly change our world. It establishes the equality and dignity of every human being. It stipulates that every government has a duty to enable all people to enjoy their inalienable rights and freedoms. And it establishes that these rights are universal. Read more »


New York, 4 December 2017 - [as delivered] "It is for me an enormous pleasure to join you. Let me start on a personal note. My country, Portugal, signed and ratified the Rome Statute while I was Prime Minister. Nearly twenty years after the signature of its founding instrument, the International Criminal Court is the central institution of the international criminal justice system, a fundamental pillar of the Rule of Law in the world. Read more »



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