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    Nigeria: UN genocide expert warns against worsening security situation

    Alice Nderitu expressed her strongest condemnation for the 24 January airstrike in which at least 40 herders, mainly ethnic Fulani, were killed, and scores...

    Iraq must seize ‘brief window of opportunity’ to turn tide of instability

    Highlighting recent achievements and challenges ahead following a year of tensions and political discord, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert said the hope is that the confirmation of...

    ‘A great victory’: Odesa mayor reacts to UNESCO Heritage List inclusion

    Mr. Trukhanov spoke to UN News shortly after the decision was announced, on Wednesday, and explained the laborious process that led to the inclusion. ...

    Human Rights must be defended in the fight against terrorism: UN chief

    Speaking at the ninth meeting of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact in New York, he urged for all counter-terrorism policies and initiatives to be...

    Mali: WHO doctor seized by ‘unidentified assailants’, as UNHCR raises alarm over continuing violence

    Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a tweet posted on Tuesday that WHO was working with local authorities to investigate the abduction of Dr. Mahamadou...

    UN calls for immediate release of 50 women and girls abducted in Burkina Faso

    Unidentified armed groups reportedly kidnapped the women and girls on Thursday and Friday near the town of Arbinda, located in the north.  UN Secretary-General António...

    Yemen: Lull in major fighting provides space for dialogue

    Special Envoy Hans Grundberg reported on his ongoing mediation efforts with the Government and Houthi rebels, also known as Ansar Allah, following their failure...

    Unity in Security Council essential, in face of Taliban rights violations against women and...

    Addressing a private meeting of the Council, Roza Otunbayeva reiterated to ambassadors that Taliban decisions including the ban on girls attending high school, preventing...

    Colombia: UN mission to verify rural reform and indigenous representation in peace process

    Carlos Ruiz Massieu welcomed recent Government actions on rural reform and greater equality, in line with the 2016 Peace Agreement between the Government and...

    ‘Unprecedented’ insecurity in West Africa and the Sahel, Security Council hears

    In her briefing, Giovanie Biha, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Officer-in-Charge of the UN Office for the region, UNOWAS, urged ambassadors to...

    Colombia: ‘Renewed hope’ for consolidating peace says Guterres

    The breakthrough was announced on 1 January by the first-ever leftist president of the South American nation, Gustavo Petro, who tweeted that he was...

    ‘Tireless’ in pursuit of peace: Guterres pays tribute to former Pope Benedict

    Secretary-General António Guterres said he had learned of his passing, “with great sadness”, describing him as a “humble man of prayer and study.” Defender of human...

    2022 Year In Review: As conflicts rage, international dialogue remains ‘the only hope’ for...

    February saw a furious round of diplomacy at the UN, as it became increasingly clear that Russia was intent on invading Ukraine, a crisis...

    Peace needed now, ‘more than ever’: Guterres

    “Every New Year is a moment of rebirth”, said António Guterres. We sweep out the ashes of the old year and prepare for a brighter day. In...

    South Sudan: UN and partners make plea for urgent intervention to end ‘escalating violence’

    UNMISS, the African Union mission, regional bloc IGAD, the so-called Troika (United States, United Kingdom, and Norway), the European Union, and the body overseeing...

    Burkina Faso authorities had no authority to expel senior UN official: Guterres

    In a statement released on Saturday, Mr. Guterres announced that he had full confidence in the UN system in Burkina Faso, as well as...

    UN calls for support for international force for Haiti

    Addressing the Security Council, Ms. Mohammed underlined the UN Secretary-General’s call for support to the Haitian National Police, as set out in a letter...

    Syria: Needs rise amid deepening humanitarian and economic crisis

    Ambassadors were briefed by the UN Special Envoy Geir Pedersen and UN Humanitarian Affairs Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, who stressed the need to give Syrians...

    Libya: Help make 2023 the year of ‘free and fair elections’, Security Council urged 

    Since his briefing last month, Mr. Bathily has continued working to advance the political process and revive the electoral track.  In Türkiye, Qatar, the United...

    Lebanon: Irish peacekeeper killed, three others injured

    UNIFIL said the incident took place in Al-Aqbieh, “just outside” the mission’s area of operations in south Lebanon. The mission has been in place since...

    ‘Dramatically’ evolving conflict highlights importance of multilateralism, Security Council hears 

    Pointing to the Our Common Agenda report – a blueprint for global cooperation and reinvigorated multilateralism – he attested that strengthening multilateralism has been...

    Genocide threat still real, UN chief says, commemorating victims worldwide

    Mr. Guterres made the appeal in his message to mark the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of...

    New political deal ‘offers a path’ to realizing Sudanese aspirations

    Special Representative Volker Perthes commended military and civilian leaders, saying they have come a long way since then.  “The framework agreement now offers a path...