Category: Terrorism

‘Unity, solidarity and collaboration’ can turn tide on terrorism, bolster human rights, says UN chief

Secretary-General António Guterres. UN Photo/Violaine Martin (file) 16 November 2017 – Noting that at least 11,000 terrorist attacks occurred in more than 100 countries last year, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres stressed on Thursday that “terrorism is fundamentally the denial and destruction of human rights.” “Terrorism has been unfortunately with us in various forms across ages and […]

Secretary-General condemns Saturday’s attacks in Mogadishu; commends responders

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today commended the first responders and residents of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, for mobilizing to aid in what is being called Somalia’s worst-ever bomb attack. In a statement from his spokesperson, the Secretary-General urged all Somalis “to unite in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism and work together in building a functional and […]

‘Nothing enduring can be built on violence,’ UN Assembly President says, recalling words of Gandhi

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Noting that in today’s world, violence has become a “tool of choice” for many and new evidence, of destruction and suffering, every day resulting from this choice, the President of the United Nations General Assembly has called for greater efforts to prevent conflict and for the Organization to promote the use of non-violence across all […]

Top UN officials strongly condemn attacks on Myanmar security forces in Rakhine state

Two men sit under the the remnants of their homes in Sittwe, the provincial capital of Myanmar's western Rakhine State. Photo: IRIN/Khine Thurein

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres strongly condemned the attacks carried out against the Myanmar security forces in northern areas of Rakhine State, expressing concern about escalating tensions in the region. In a statement from his spokesperson, the Secretary-General called the attacks “unacceptable” and said he hoped those responsible would be brought to justice. Mr. Guterres “reiterates the […]

Adopting new resolution, UN Security Council moves to thwart terrorists’ access to weapons

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The United Nations Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons, particularly small arms and light weapons, the “destabilizing accumulation and misuse” of which the 15-member body said “continue to pose threats to international peace and security and cause significant loss of life.” The Council “strongly condemned” the continued […]