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02.12.2017

1 December 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday condemned the terrorist attack against a university dormitory in northern Pakistan that killed at least nine people and injured many others.Read more »

22.11.2017

Joint call by UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women and global and regional mechanisms on women’s rights to eradicate gender based violence against women with focus on Sexual harassment and rape and to update their national action plans in line with the CEDAW new GR No. 35 on gender based violence against women Read more »

24.11.2017

24 November 2017 – Secretary-General António Guterres and the United Nations Security Council have condemned “in the strongest terms” the attack on al-Rawdah Mosque during Friday prayers in the town of Bir al-Abed in North Sinai, Egypt, that left scores of people dead and wounded. “The Secretary-General extends 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,” his spokesperson, Farhan Haq, said in a statement.Read more »

22.11.2017

Joint call by UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women and global and regional mechanisms on women’s rights to eradicate gender based violence against women with focus on Sexual harassment and rape and to update their national action plans in line with the CEDAW new GR No. 35 on gender based violence against women Read more »

22.11.2017

21 November 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the suicide attacks that took place earlier Tuesday in Adamawa state, Nigeria, which resulted in scores of casualties, and called for those responsible for the “heinous acts” to be swiftly brought to justice. “The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the bereaved families and to the Government and people of Nigeria for the loss of life. He wishes a speedy recovery to the injured,” according to a statement issued by Deputy UN Spokesman Farhan Haq.Read more »

22.11.2017

New York, 22 November 2017 - [as delivered] " Every woman and every girl has the right to a life free of violence. Yet this rupture of human rights occurs in a variety of ways in every community. It particularly affects those who are most marginalized and most vulnerable. As it was just said, around the world, more than 1 in 3 women face violence throughout their lifetime; 750 million women were married before age 18, and more than 250 million have undergone Female Genital Mutilation. Read more »

21.11.2017

New York, 21 November 2017 - [as delivered] "I thank the Security Council under the presidency of Italy for convening today’s open debate on trafficking in persons in conflict situations. Criminals and terrorists are capitalizing on, and perpetuating, the disorder and mayhem of conflict. To fund their crimes, they prey on the vulnerable. Their brutality knows no bounds: sexual exploitation, forced labour, the removal of bodily organs and slavery are the tools of their trade. Read more »

09.11.2017

Statement of Mr. Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General Surviving Terrorism: Victims’ Voices 9 November 2017 (As delivered) Excellencies Distinguished Guests Ladies and Gentlemen Welcome and allow me to launch our documentary series on victims of terrorism and the roundtable discussion on resilience and rehabilitation. It is an honor to have our special guests here today, who have flown in from across the world. Read more »

09.11.2017

9 November 2017 – Surviving victims can help shape effective strategies to counter terrorism, a senior United Nations counter-terrorism official said on Thursday, pledging to provide practical, pragmatic and realistic support to victims. “Victims are powerful and credible messengers,” the Under-Secretary-General of the UN Counter-Terrorism Office, Vladimir Voronkov, at a roundtable discussion on victims’ resiliency in New York. “And I promise that we will continue to make victims our priority,” he added.Read more »

31.10.2017

Secretary-General's remarks at 15th Meeting of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre Advisory Board [as delivered] Let me begin by expressing my gratitude to Ambassador Al-Mouallimi. Thank you for your able leadership as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre. I want to thank you personally and to thank your country for your very strong commitment to support the United Nations counter-terrorism strategy. Read more »

30.10.2017

30 October 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today reiterated the importance of preventing terrorism by addressing its root causes, supporting victims of terrorism and enhancing human rights, in a world where security threats and challenges are rapidly evolving. Addressing a meeting of the UN Counter-Terrorism Centre Advisory Board, the Secretary-General said that “together with our international partners, we need to respond early and effectively in the cycle of conflict and radicalization and invest more in prevention.”  Read more »

27.10.2017

New York, 27 October 2017 - [as delivered] Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank the French presidency for highlighting the importance of the women, peace and security agenda. Let me start by expressing appreciation to the Security Council for its recent efforts to bring women’s voices into the centre of its work. Earlier this month, you heard the moving account of Joy Bishara, one of the young women kidnapped in Chibok by Boko Haram.Read more »

21.10.2017

21 October 2017 – Condemning “in the strongest terms” the terrorist attack that took place Friday in Egypt's El Wahat desert, the United Nations Security Council underlined the need to bring the perpetrators and sponsors of such “reprehensible acts” to justice. According to reports, more than 50 police personnel were killed and many injured. “Terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security,” reaffirmed the Security Council members in a press statement issued today.Read more »

20.10.2017

14 October 2017 – The United Nations in Somalia strongly condemned today's blasts in the capital, Mogadishu, which reportedly killed or injured dozens of people. In a tweet, the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) denounced the “barbaric bombings in Mogadishu targeting civilians.” The head of UNSOM and UN Special Representative of Secretary-General in the country Michael Keating tweeted that he was “horrified” by the attacks. He extended his “deepest condolences” to the families and friends of the dead and injured.Read more »

19.10.2017

19 October 2017 – The United Nations family of agencies and programmes is continuing to roll out its response in support of the recovery and clean-up effort in Mogadishu following Saturday’s massive car bomb blast, which killed some 300 people, injured hundreds more, and is being called Somalia’s worst-ever such attack.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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