UN Peace & Security (16)

UN condemns deadly terrorist attack in Barcelona

Condemning today's terrorist attack on Barcelona, Spain, Secretary-General António Guterres said the United Nations stands in solidarity with the Government and people of Spain in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

UN, Security Council condemn deadly attacks on peacekeeping mission in Mali

The United Nations and the Security Council today condemned the attacks against camps of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, which resulted in the deaths of one UN peacekeeper, a Malian soldier and a member of the Malian gendarmerie, along with six Malian contractors.

South Sudan: Deployment of UN-mandated regional protection force begins

The phased deployment in South Sudan of the United Nations-authorized regional protection force has begun, freeing existing peacekeepers to extend their presence to conflict-affected areas beyond the capital, Juba.

Colombia: UN-backed team ambushed; one wounded in attack

A team from the United Nations Mission in Colombia was ambushed on Sunday while working to uncover explosives left by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in the Caloto municipality in the south-west of the country.

Afghanistan: UN condemns killing of civilians in Herat mosque attack

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the UN political mission in Afghanistan have denounced last night's attack against worshippers gathered in a mosque in the city of Herat which killed at least 31 civilians and injured many more.

Maldives: UN chief expresses concern at erosion of 'basic democratic norms and principles'

Citing the gradual erosion of basic democratic norms and principles in the country, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today called on the Government “to uphold the constitutionally guaranteed rights of speech and assembly.”

Jerusalem: Guterres urges political and religious leaders to refrain from 'provocative actions and rhetoric'

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, concerned by the potential risk of escalating violence over the situation in the Old City of Jerusalem, today urged all political, religious and community leaders to refrain from provocative actions and rhetoric.

UN chief condemns suicide attacks on camps in northeastern Nigeria

Strongly condemning yesterday's suicide attacks on the two camps for internally displaced persons in northeastern Nigeria, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for the perpetrators of this “heinous” act to be swiftly brought to justice.

UN chief condemns killing of peacekeeper in Central African Republic

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the killing of a UN peacekeeper on Sunday in the Central African Republic, urging the country's authorities to investigate this incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Guterres 'strongly condemns' stabbing attack that left three Israeli's dead in West Bank

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned yesterday evening's stabbing attack by a Palestinian perpetrator, which resulted in the death of three members of an Israeli family in the Halamish settlement in the occupied West Bank.

UN refugee agency 'shocked' by reported airstrike and casualties in Yemen

The United Nations refugee agency today said that it is “deeply shocked and saddened” at reports of the deaths and injuries of internally displaced persons in an aerial attack on the embattled Mawza district in Yemen's Taizz governorate.

Not the time for 'blame game,' urges UN Special Advisor on Cyprus

Speaking to the media following his briefing to the United Nations Security Council, the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, urged all sides to work collectively and to build on the achievements thus far.

Two years on, UN chief stresses 'sustained commitment essential' for Iran nuclear deal

Marking the second anniversary of the historic agreement aimed at ensuring the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear programme, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has commended the Gulf country for implementing its nuclear-related commitments.

Latest ballistic missile launch by DPR Korea a 'dangerous escalation of the situation' - UN chief

Strongly condemning today's launch of a ballistic missile of possible intercontinental range by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea , United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has underscored that the country's leadership must cease such actions and comply fully with its international ...

On anniversary of Somalia's independence, senior UN official urges political unity

Marking the 57th anniversary of Somalia's independence, the top United Nations official in the country today urged all Somalis to seize a moment of opportunity and work towards peace and stability.

'Clear understanding' in ongoing talks between Greek Cypriot, Turkish Cypriot sides - UN

Secretary-General António Guterres has met with the leaders of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities and their backers at the Conference on Cyprus in Switzerland, saying there is now an understanding of what is needed for a possible settlement on the Mediterranean island.