Terrorism, Migrant Smuggling Undermining Gains In Mediterranean, Secretary-General Tells Parliamentary Assembly, Pledging Support For Conflict Prevention

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean, in Bucharest today:


15 February 2018 The Human Rights Council Advisory Committee will hold its twentieth session from 19 to 23 February 2018 in the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Chamber (Room XX) at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. During the ses...Read More

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

UNODC And OSCE Sign New 2018-2019 Joint Action Plan

Vienna, 31 January 2018 – A plan for joint action by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) for the period 2018-2019 was signed by UNODC Executive Director Yu...Read More

The Turkish Operation in Afrin (Syria) and the Silence of the Lambs

Operation Olive Branch On 20th January 2018, the Turkish military started to attack the Kurdish-populated region of Afrin in Syria (“Operation Olive Branch“). With its letter to the Security Council of 22nd January 2018, Turkey justified th...Read More

Challenge Of Tackling Terrorism Threat Can Be Achieved Through Solidarity, Secretary-General Tells African Union Peace And Security Council

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the African Union Peace and Security Council’s meeting on combating the transnational threat of terrorism in Africa, in Addis Ababa today:

Military, Political Strategy Vital To Addressing Terrorist Threat In Somalia, Special Representative Tells Security Council

Following the worst improvised explosive device attack ever carried out, defeating terrorism in Somalia would require the use of both “carrots and sticks”, the Security Council heard today, as representatives were also updated on the humani...Read More

Remarks Of UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov On The Visit Of The President Of The Swiss Confederation

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR STATEMENT 8 January 2017 Vienna, 8 January  – I deeply appreciate the close partnership existing between UNODC and the Swiss Confederation in the fight against human trafficking, corruption and numerous other criminal act...Read More

Security Council Press Statement On Terrorist Attacks In Kabul, Afghanistan

28 December 2017 The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attacks that took place in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 28 December, which resulted in more than 40 people killed and 80 inju...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.

Remarks Of UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov At The Security Council Debate On The Situation In Afghanistan

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR STATEMENT   Vienna/New York, 21 December 2017 – When I addressed this Council on Afghanistan a year ago, I reported that UNODC’s 2016 Afghan opium survey showed a worrying reversal in efforts to counter the drug problem, ...Read More

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