Security Council approves probe into ISIL's alleged war crimes in Iraq
The United Nations Security Council today authorised the establishment of an investigation team to support Iraq's domestic efforts to hold the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant accountable for acts that may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed in the country
No one country can tackle the problems associated with migration, Libya tells global leaders
Recalling the situation in Libya since the 2011 revolution, Faiez Mustafa Serraj, the President of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord said that international support is essential to ensure progress in the country.
Treaty banning nuclear weapons opens for signature at UN
The world's first legally-binding treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons opened for signature today at United Nations Headquarters in New York at a ceremony at which speakers from international organizations, governments and civil society hailed this milestone in achieving a world free of such arsenals ...
UN chief condemns terrorist attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon
Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist attacks that took place earlier this week in Borno state, Nigeria, as well as in Kossa, Cameroon, which targeted vulnerable people already affected by Boko Haram violence.
Mauritanian minister highlights country's successful efforts to combat terrorism
In his address to the United Nations General Assembly, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Mauritania, Isselkou Ould Ahmed Izid Bih, welcomed the progress made in the fight against terrorism and migration through an approach based on dialogue and openness.
International solidarity key to address global challenges, urges Nigerian President Buhari
Highlighting the importance of international cooperation to address many pressing challenges around the globe, Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria, urged world leaders to sustain such collaboration, particularly in instances where there resources are insufficient and capacity weak at the ...
UN Secretary-General condemns DPRK ballistic missile launch
Condemning the launch of yet another ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea , United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on the country's leadership to halt such activities and explore resumption of sincere dialogue on denuclearisation.
UN atomic chief says DPR Korea's new nuclear test 'extremely regrettable act'
Following today's reported nuclear bomb test by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea , the head of the United Nations atomic agency has spoken against “an extremely regrettable act” that completely disregarded the international community's repeated demands.
UN chief Guterres condemns latest ballistic missile launch by DPRK
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the latest ballistic missile launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea , in violation of relevant UN Security Council resolutions.
Sustained international involvement vital to breaking Guinea-Bissau's political crisis, Security Council told
Only by fulfilling the minimum conditions of the Conakry Agreement can Guinea-Bissau make progress towards breaking its years-long political crisis, the United Nations envoy for the country told the Security Council today, calling for better coordinated, sustained international involvement.
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.