Law of Armed Conflict

Global Cooperation In Protecting Critical Infrastructure Vital, Speakers Say At Security Council Briefing On Terrorist Threats To International Peace

Speaking today on the protection of critical infrastructure from terrorist attacks, Security Council members noted the need to strengthen international cooperation and information sharing between countries, while also highlighting the impor...Read More

Islamic State/Daesh Using Social Media, Extortion To Retain Might After Military Setbacks, Territory Loss, Top Counter-Terrorism Official Tells Security Council

Despite military setbacks and loss of territory last year, Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Daesh) was a present and continuing threat, the senior United Nations official for counter‑terrorism told the Security Council today, as h...Read More

Upholding International Treaties, Greater Trust Among Political Leaders In Korean Peninsula, Middle East Key To Nuclear Non-Proliferation, Security Council Told

Speakers highlighted the importance of nuclear non‑proliferation treaties and of strengthening confidence and trust among political leaders of the Korean Peninsula and the Middle East, as the Security Council held a high‑level briefing toda...Read More

Confidence-Building Measures Supporting Arms Control Extremely Critical, Secretary-General Tells Security Council Meeting On Non-proliferation

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council at the briefing on the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, in New York today:

Press Conference By Security Council President On Work Programme For January

The non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, Afghanistan and Central Asia, and the Middle East would be the focus of the Security Council in January, Kairat Umarov (Kazakhstan), Council President for the month, said at a press brie...Read More

Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2395 (2017), Security Council Renews Mandate of Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate Until December 2021

The Security Council today renewed the mandate of the Counter‑Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), the expert body that supports the Council’s counter-terrorism architecture until December 2021.

Jeju Island To Host Sixteenth United Nations-Republic Of Korea Joint Conference on Disarmament And Non-proliferation Issues, 16-17 November

NEW YORK, 14 November (Office for Disarmament Affairs) — The sixteenth United Nations-Republic of Korea Joint Conference on Disarmament and Non‑proliferation Issues will take place on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, on 16 and 17 November. 


9 November 2017 GENEVA, 9 November 2017 (Issued as received) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, Joseph Cannataci, will carry out his first official visit to France from 13 to 17 November, to explore issues incl...Read More

Third Committee Approves Six Draft Resolutions, Covering Crime Prevention, Counter-Terrorism, Alternative Development

The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) passed six draft resolutions today, covering a range of issues, from prison reform and counter‑terrorism efforts, to human trafficking and alternative development.

Secretary-General, At Counter-Terrorism Advisory Board Meeting, Stresses Need For Collective Response, Investment In Prevention

NEW YORK, 30 October (United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism) — Secretary-General António Guterres participated in the fifteenth meeting of the Advisory Board of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre in New York today.


31 October 2017 NEW YORK, 31 October 2017 (Issued as received) – States must do more to combat racism, Islamophobia and discrimination which are worsening amid the ongoing terrorism threat and are in some cases being fuelled by anti-terror ...Read More

Terror Threat ‘Real, Complex And Transnational’, Secretary-General Tells Advisory Board Of Counter-Terrorism Centre, Stressing Response Must Be ‘Just As Serious’

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the fifteenth meeting of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre Advisory Board, in New York today: