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14 July 2018 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Mastung, Pakistan

2 July 2018 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Afghanistan

2 July 2018 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

1 July 2018 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the attack against international forces in Gao, Mali

29 June 2018 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist attack against the joint force of the Group of Five for the Sahel

27 June 2018 - Security Council Press Statement on the Attack on the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan

25 June 2018 - Statement on behalf of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura

19 june 2018 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Nangarhar, Afghanistan

11 June 2018 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the killing of a UN peacekeeper in the Central African Republic

11 June 2018 - Security Council Press Statement on Attack against Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic

4 June 2018 - Security Council Press Statement on Attack against Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic

4 June 2018 - - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the killing of a UN peacekeeper in the Central African Republic

4 June 2018 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Afghanistan

29 May 2018 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Belgium

19 May 2018 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Afghanistan

14 May 2018 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Surabaya, Idenonesia

13 May 2018 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on terrorist attacks in Indonesia

7 May 2018 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Nigeria

6 May 2018 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Afghanistan

2 May 2018 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Libya

1 May 2018 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Kabul and Kandahar, Afghanistan

23 April 2018 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

15 April 2018 - Security Council Press Statement on Attack against United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali

11 April 2018 - Security Council Press Statement on Attack against Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic

5 April 2018 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the attack against MINUSMA camp in Aguelhok, Kidal region, Mali

4 April 2018 - Security Council Press Statement on the terrorist attack against AMISOM in Somalia

3 April 2018 - Security Council Press Statement on Attack against Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic

23 March 2018 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the terrorist attack in France

6 March 2018 - Security Council Press Statement on Attack against education workers in the Central African Republic

2 March 2018 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Burkina Faso

2 March 2018 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

25 February 2018 - Security Council press statement on Somalia

24 February 2018 - The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attacks perpetrated in Mogadishu, Somalia

26 January 2018 - Security Council Press Statement on terrorist attack near Boni, Mali

26 January 2018 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

24 January 2018 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Afghanistan

22 January 2018 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

21 January 2018 - The Secretary-General condemns the attack at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan

15 January 2018 - The Secretary-General condemns the twin terrorist attacks in Baghdad

5 January 2018 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

28 December 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan

28 December 2017 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Afghanistan

8 December 2017 - Security Council Press statement on the attack against the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo

8 December 2017 - Secretary-General’s remarks on the attack on peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

4 December 2017 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Central African Republic

4 December 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Attack against Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic

27 November 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Attack against Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic

27 November 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Attack against United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the region of Mopti, Mali

26 November 2017 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the attack against the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)

24 November 2017 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the attack in Bir al-Abed, Egypt

24 November 2017 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General on the attacks against MINUSMA

31 October 2017 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman of the Secretary-General on the New York attack

26 October 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Attack against United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali

26 October 2017 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman of the Secretary-General on the attack against MINUSMA convoy in Kidal region, Mali

21 October 2017 -Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in El Wahat desert in Egypt

20 October 2017 -Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Afghanistan

18 October 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Afghanistan

17 October 2017 - The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attacks perpetrated in Mogadishu. Somalia

17 October 2017 -Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist attack in Mogadishu

11 October 2017 - Security Council condemned the attacks against MONUSCO in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

10 October 2017 - The Secretary-General strongly condemns a series of attacks attributed to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

25 September 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Attack against United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali

25 September 2017 - The Secretary-Genera condemns today’s attack against a convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional lntegrated Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)

20 September 2017 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on attacks in Negeria and Cameroon

15 September 2017 - Statement Attributable the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on recent terrorist attacks in Iraq

12 September 2017 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the terrorist attack in Egypt

11 September 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Sinai, Egypt

6 September 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Attack against United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali

5 September 2017 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman of the Secretary-General on the attack against a MINUSMA convoy in Kidal region, Mali

19 August 2017 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the terrorist attack in Finland

17 August 2017 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the terrorist attack in Spain

17 August 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Barcelona

14 August 2017 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the attacks on MINUSMA camps in Douenza and Timbuktu, Mali

14 August 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack against United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali

14 August 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

14 August 2017 - The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

3 August 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Somalia

1 August 2017 - The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attack in a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan

31 July 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack against the Embassy of Iraq in Kabul

26 July 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Attack against MINUSCA

24 July 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Lahore

24 July 2017 - The Secretary-General strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Lahore, Pakistan

24 July 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Attack against MINUSCA

24 July 2017 - The Secretary-General strongly condemns the horrifying bomb attack in Kabul

23 July 2017 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Central African Republic

22 July 2017 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on attack in the West Bank

14 July 2017 - The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack in the Old City of Jerusalem

8 July 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Rafah, Egypt

8 July 2017 - The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack in Rafah, Egypt

5 July 2017 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the terrorist attacks in Damascus

15 June 2017 - The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack in Mogadishu, Somalia

15 June 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Attack in Somalia

8 June 2017 - Security Council press statement on terrorist attacks in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

7 June 2017 - The Secretary-General strongly condemns the terrorist attacks in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

4 June 2017 - The Secretary-General strongly condemns the terrorist attacks in London

1 June 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on the Attack against UNAMID Peacekeepers in Darfur

31 May 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on terrorist attack in Kabul

30 May 2017 - The Secretary-General condemns the recent terrorist attacks during Ramadan in Baghdad, Iraq

26 May 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Minya, Egypt

26 May 2017 - The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack in Minya, Egypt

25 May 2017 - UNAMA condemns indiscriminate killing in Afghan Capital

23 may 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist attack against MINUSMA

23 may 2017 - The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attack against MINUSMA in Mali

23 May 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Manchester

15 May 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Attacks against MINUSCA and civilians in the CAR

14 May 2017 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the attacks against civilians and MINUSCA peacekeepers in the town of Bangassou in the Central African Republic

11 May 2017 - Press Statement from the Security Council on the Attack against MINUSCA

9 May 2017 - The Secretary-General condemns the attack against a convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic

5 May 2017 - Security Council Condemns Attack Against the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS)

10 April 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Stockholm

9 April 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on the terrorist attacks in Northern Egypt

9 April 2017 - The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attacks on two Coptic Churches in Egypt

7 April 2017 - The Secretary-General condemns the violent attack in Stockholm, Sweden

3 April 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

3 April 2017 - The Secretary-General condemns today’s bombing in the St. Petersburg metro

15 March 2017 - Statement by the UN Special Envoy for Syria on the recent terrorist attacks in Damascus

12 March 2017 - The Secretary General condemns the terrorist attacks in Damascus

8 March 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Kabul

1 March 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Kabul

22 February 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Iraq

16 February 2017 - The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attacks in Pakistan

1 February 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on the attack against a UN monitoring team near the Nigeria-Cameroon border on 31 January 2017 ‎

25 January 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on the attack against MINUSMA in Mali

18 January 2017 - The Security Council condemned the terrorist attack in Gao, Mali

18 January 2017 - The Secretary-General condemns the suicide-vehicle attack in Gao, Mali

11 January 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Afghanistan

10 January 2017 - The United Nations condemns the terrorist attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan

9 January 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Al- Arish, Egypt

9 January 2017 - The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack in Jerusalem

8 January 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Jerusalem‎

4 January 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on the attack against the MINUSCA in Central African Republic

1 January -2017 The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack in Istanbul

1 January 2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Istanbul

20 December 2016 - Security Council Press Statement on the Terrorist Attack in Berlin, Germany

20 December 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack in Berlin

19 December 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns the assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey

19 December 2016 - The Security Council condemns the terrorist attack in Ankara, Turkey

11 December 2016 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Cairo

11 December 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack in St. Peter's Church in Cairo

10 December 2016 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Turkey

10 December - The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attacks in Turkey

20 November 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns the suicide attack in Kabul

12 November 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack against worshippers in Pakistan

7 November 2016 - Security Council Press Statement on Mali

6 November 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns he deadly complex attack in Mali

28 October 2016 - Security Council Press Statement on Attack against Russian Embassy in Damascus

4 October 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns the attacks against the MINUSMA in Mali

4 October 2016 - Security Council Press Statement on Mali

18 September 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns the militant attack in Uri, India-administered Jammu and Kashmir

4 September 2016 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in the Philippines

4 September 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns the terrorsit attack in Davao City in the Philippines

2 September 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns the two terrorist attacks today in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan

2 September 2016 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist attack against Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan

24 August 2016- Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

22 August 2016 - Security Council Press statement on Terrorist attack in Turkey

22 August 2016 - Le Secrétaire général condamne l'attaque terroriste à Gaziantep, Turquie

12 August 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns the bomb attacks in Thailand

8 August 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist bombing on Civil Hospital in Quetta, Pakistan

8 August 2016 - Security Council Press Statement on the terrorist attacks against the MINUSMA in Mali

7 August 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns the attack against a convoy of the MINUSMA in Mali

26 July 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack near Mogadishu International Airport

26 July 2016 - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia condemns attack near Mogadishu airport

25 July 2016 - Security Council Press Statement on terrorist Attack in Kabul

25 July 2016- The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack in Kabul

14 July 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns the 14 July terrorist attack in Nice, France

14 July 2016 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Iraq

7 July 2016 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Saudi Arabia

7 July 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia

4 July 2016 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Bangladesh

4 July 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack in Bangladesh

4 July 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attacks in Baghdad

30 June 2016 - Remarks by the Secretary-General to the General Assembly review of the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy

30 June 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns the suicide attack in Cameroon

29 June 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns Terrorist Attacks in Turkey

27 June 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns the Terrorist Attacks in Lebanon

27 June 2016 - Security Council press statement on terrorist attacks in Lebanon

27 June 2016 - Security Council Press Statement on Al-Shabaab Attack in Somalia

22 June 2016 - Deputy Secretary-General's remarks at the Celebration of the Life of Jo Cox

21 June 2016 - Security Council Press Statement on terrorist attacks in Kabul and Badakhshan

21 June 2016 - UN Security Council press statement on terrorist attack in Jordan

21 June 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns today's terrorist attack against a Jordanian border post

13 June 2016 - Security Council Press Statement on the Terrorist Attack in Orlando, Florida

11 June 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns the attack on Ethiopian troops at an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)

8 June 2016 - The Security Council condemns the terrorist attack in Tel Aviv. Israel

8 June 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack in Tel Aviv

8 June 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack in Turkey

1 June 2016 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack against United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali

1 June 2016 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the terrorist attacks in Mali

24 May 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attacks in Syria

24 May 2016 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Syria

24 May 2016 - UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria Condemns Terrorist Attacks against Syrian Civilians in Tartous and Jableh

19 May 2016 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack Against MINUSMA

9 May 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns the deadly terrorist attack in Cairo

28 April 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns the attack on hospital in Aleppo

20 April 2016 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Kabul

14 April 2016 - Remarks by the Secretary-General to Open Debate of the Security Council on Countering Terrorism

7 April 2016 - Opening Remarks by Mr. Michael Møller United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, at the Geneva Conference on “Preventing Violent Extremism – The Way Forward'

27 March 2016 - Security Council Press Statement on terrorist attacks in Lahore, Pakistan

27 March 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns the bombing in Pakistan

22 March 2016 - Security Council Press Statement on terrorist attacks in Brussels

22 March 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attacks in Belgium

19 March 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist bombing in Istanbul, Turkey

17 March 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns the suicide attacks in Maiduguri, Borno State

13 March 2016 - The Security Council condemned the terrorist attacks in Grand-Bassam, Cote d'Ivoire

13 March 2016 - The Secretary-General on the terrorist attacks in Côte d'Ivoire

13 March 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack in Ankara, Turkey

10 March 2016 - Security Council Press Statement on attack on UNAMID Peacekeepers, Darfur

8 March 2016 - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in TunisiaThe members of the Security

Hide details for 29 February - The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attacks in Iraq29 February - The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attacks in Iraq
The Secretary-General condemns the recent atrocious terrorist attacks in Baghdad and Muqdadiya that killed scores of civilians and injured many more. He expresses his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims as well as to the Government and people of Iraq, and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.

The Secretary-General is concerned that these cowardly attacks claimed by ISIL at funerals, markets, and places of worship are aimed at undermining the unity of the people of Iraq. He appeals to them to reject such attempts at fear-mongering.

The Secretary-General calls on the Government of Iraq to make sure that the perpetrators of these crimes are swiftly brought to justice. He reiterates the commitment of the United Nations to support Iraq in its work to promote national dialogue and reconciliation.

New York, 29 February 2016

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The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Homs and Damascus, Syria, on 21 February, for which Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) claimed responsibility, during which more than 130 people were killed and hundreds injured. They expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people of the Syrian Arab Republic. They also wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed their grave concern that ISIL, foreign terrorist fighters who have joined ISIL in Syria, groups that have pledged allegiance to ISIL, Al Nusra Front (ANF), and other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with ISIL or Al-Qaida continue operating in Syria, and condemned the negative impact of their presence, violent extremist ideology and actions on the stability of Syria, neighbouring countries and the region, with a devastating humanitarian impact on the civilian populations. They stressed that all Member States shall fully comply with their obligations under resolution 2178 (2014).

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism cannot and should not be associated with any religion, nationality or civilization.

The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice and stressed that those responsible for these terrorist attacks should be held accountable.

The members of the Security Council reiterated that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed. They reaffirmed the need for all States to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and other obligations under international law, including human rights law, international refugee law and international humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

The members of the Security Council stressed the need to take measures to prevent and suppress the financing of terrorism, terrorist organizations and individual terrorists in accordance with resolutions 2199 (2015) and 2253 (2015).

The members of the Security Council expressed their full support for the efforts of the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Syria, Mr. Staffan de Mistura, and underscored the need for the full implementation of the Munich Statement of the ISSG of 11 February 2016, the United Nations Security Council resolution 2254 (2015), the Vienna Statements of 30 October and 14 November 2015, and the 2012 Geneva Communiqué.

The members of the Security Council also called for the resumption of negotiations between the parties under the auspices of the United Nations as soon as possible and for allowing immediate humanitarian assistance to reach all people in need, particularly in all besieged and hard-to-reach areas.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed their strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity of Syria.

23 February 2016

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The Secretary-General condemns the multiple bombings on 21 February in Damascus and Homs, Syria, and claimed by Da’esh/ISIL. Reports by local monitors state that at least 155 people, mainly civilians, may have been killed and several hundred injured in these terrorist attacks.

The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured. Those responsible for these atrocious and deliberate attacks on civilians must be held accountable.

New York, 22 February 2015

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The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Mr. Staffan de Mistura, strongly condemns yet another set of car bomb and suicide explosions in Damascus and Homs cities which killed and injured today over 100 people, including children. ISIL claimed responsibility for these terrorist acts.

Geneva, 21 February 2016

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The Secretary-General condemns the explosion reportedly caused by a car bomb in Ankara today. The explosion, which occurred at rush hour in the heart of the city, claimed the lives of at least 28 people and injured dozens more.
The Secretary-General hopes the perpetrators of this terrorist attack will be swiftly brought to justice. He sends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims. The United Nations stands in solidarity with the people and the Government of Turkey at this tragic time.
New York, 17 February 2016


Hide details for 12 February - Security Council condemned the terrorist attack against the MINUSMA12 February - Security Council condemned the terrorist attack against the MINUSMA
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the complex terrorist attack on 12 February 2016 against the camp of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Kidal, during which six peacekeepers from Guinea were killed, and many others injured.

The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims, as well as to the Governments of Guinea and Mali.

The members of the Security Council called on the Government of Mali to swiftly investigate this attack and bring the perpetrators to justice and stressed that those responsible for the attack should be held accountable. They underlined that attacks targeting peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.

The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice. They stressed that those responsible for these killings should be held accountable, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with all relevant authorities in this regard.

The members of the Security Council reiterated that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed. They reaffirmed the need for all States to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and other obligations under international law, including international human rights law, international refugee law and international humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

The members of the Security Council reiterated their full support for MINUSMA and the French forces that support it. They reiterated their strong support for the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Mali, Mr Mahamat Saleh Annadif, and for MINUSMA to assist the Malian authorities and the Malian people in their efforts to bring lasting peace and stability to their country, including through MINUSMA’s support to the implementation of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali, and paid tribute to the peacekeepers who risk their lives in this respect.

The members of the Security Council expressed their concern about the security situation, including the expansion of terrorist and criminal activities into central and southern Mali. They noted that the full implementation of the Agreement and the intensification of efforts to overcome asymmetric threats can help to contribute to improving the security situation across Mali.


12 February 2016


Hide details for 11 February  - The Secretary-General condemns the double suicide attack in Nigeria11 February - The Secretary-General condemns the double suicide attack in Nigeria
The Secretary-General condemns the double suicide attack carried out by suspected Boko Haram elements on 9 February in the Dikwa Camp in Borno State, north-eastern Nigeria. He deplores the death of scores of internally displaced persons and injuries to many others.

The Secretary-General extends his deepest sympathy and condolences to the Government and people of Nigeria and to the bereaved families. He also wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.

The Secretary-General calls for an end to all acts of terrorism and sectarian violence in the country. He reaffirms the support of the United Nations to the Nigerian Government in its fight against terrorism, and reiterates his call for a comprehensive approach to preventing and countering the scourge of terrorism, and addressing its root causes in compliance with international humanitarian, human rights and refugee law.

New York, 11 February 2016

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The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the horrific terrorist attacks on 30 January 2016 attributed to Boko Haram in Dalori village in north eastern Nigeria, which resulted in a large number of deaths and casualties.

The members of the Security Council expressed their deep condolences and sympathy to the families and friends of those killed and injured by these heinous acts, as well as to the people and the Government of Nigeria.

The members of the Security Council commended the efforts of the region, including through the Multi-National Joint Task Force, to effectively combat Boko Haram and encouraged further progress in this regard.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.

The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice. They stressed that those responsible for these terrorist attacks should be held accountable, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with all relevant authorities in this regard.

The members of the Security Council reiterated that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever and whenever, and by whomsoever committed. They reaffirmed the need for all States to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and other obligations under international law, including international human rights law, international refugee law and international humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

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The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in Sayeda Zeinab in the southern suburbs of Damascus, Syria, on 31 January 2016, for which ISIL (also known as Da’esh) claimed responsibility, during which more than 60 people were killed and more than one hundred injured. They expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims as well as to the people of the Syrian Arab Republic. They also wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed grave concern that ISIL, including foreign terrorist fighters who have joined the group in Syria, groups that have pledged allegiance to ISIL, Al Nusra Front (ANF), and all other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with ISIL or Al-Qaida continue operating in Syria, and condemned the negative impact of their presence, violent extremist ideology and actions on the stability of Syria, neighbouring countries and the region, with a devastating humanitarian impact on the civilian populations. They stressed that all Member States shall fully comply with their obligations under resolution 2178 (2014).

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism cannot and should not be associated with any religion, nationality or civilization.

The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice and stressed that those responsible for these terrorist attacks should be held accountable.

The members of the Security Council reiterated that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed. They reaffirmed the need for all States to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and other obligations under international law, including human rights law, international refugee law and international humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

The members of the Security Council stressed the need to take measures to prevent and suppress the financing of terrorism, terrorist organizations and individual terrorists in accordance with resolutions 2199 (2015) and 2253 (2015).

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed their strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity of Syria.

The members of the Security Council expressed their full support for the efforts of the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Syria Mr. Staffan de Mistura, including his initiative to start negotiations between the parties pursuant to the Geneva Communiqué, 30 October and 14 November 2015 ISSG Statements and Security Council resolution 2254 (2015), and they called upon the parties to engage constructively in this process.

The members of the Security Council reiterated their grave distress by the continued deterioration of the devastating humanitarian situation in Syria and reiterated their call on the parties to immediately allow humanitarian agencies rapid, safe and unhindered access throughout Syria by most direct routes, and allow immediate humanitarian assistance to reach all people in need, in particular in all besieged and hard-to-reach areas.

1 February 2016



Hide details for 1 February - The Secretary-General condemns the triple bombing in the Sayidda Zeinab district of Damascus1 February - The Secretary-General condemns the triple bombing in the Sayidda Zeinab district of Damascus
The Secretary-General condemns the triple bombing carried out near the Sayidda Zeinab shrine in southern Damascus on 31 January. Reports from the Syrian government and local monitors suggest that more than 60 people may have been killed and over 100 wounded in the heinous attack claimed by Daesh/ISIL. The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured. Those responsible for such attacks on civilians must be held accountable.

Yesterday’s gruesome attacks coincided with the start of the Geneva Talks. The Secretary-General underlines that the Syrian people expect to see credible negotiations in Geneva. They deserve more than the false choice between extremism and repression. It is essential that that the representatives of the Syrian government and the Syrian opposition agree on immediate improvements to Syria’s dire humanitarian situation, a political transition that meets the aspirations of the Syrian people, and a parallel ceasefire. These talks must produce an outcome that allows ordinary Syrians to decide on their future.

The Secretary-General urges all parties to seize this rare diplomatic opportunity. It is also incumbent upon the members of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) to follow through on their commitment to push for safe, sustained and unimpeded humanitarian access throughout Syria, in particular to besieged areas; the release of arbitrarily detained persons; and the immediate cessation of any indiscriminate use of weapons, including through shelling and aerial bombardment.
New York, 1 February 2016

Hide details for 29 January - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Saudi Arabia29 January - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Saudi Arabia
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack at a mosque in the Ehsaa Region of Saudi Arabia on 29 January 2015, resulting in many deaths and injuries.

The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims of this heinous act and to the Government of Saudi Arabia. They wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.

The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice. They stressed that those responsible for these killings should be held accountable, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Saudi authorities in this regard.

The members of the Security Council reiterated that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed the need for all States to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and other obligations under international law, including international human rights law, international refugee law, and international humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

29 January 2016

Hide details for 22 January - Security Council Press Statement on Somalia22 January - Security Council Press Statement on Somalia
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack on 22 January 2016 perpetrated by Al-Shabaab in Mogadishu, Somalia, which has resulted in a number of deaths and injuries of innocent civilians going about their daily lives. The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and Government of the Federal Republic of Somalia. The members of the Security Council wished a speedy recovery to those injured.
The members of the Security Council paid tribute to the response of the Somali security forces to these attacks.
The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.
The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organisers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice. The members of the Security Council stressed that those responsible for these killings should be held accountable, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with all relevant authorities in this regard.
The members of the Security Council reiterated that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed. The members of the Security Council reaffirmed the need for all States to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and other obligations under international law, including international human rights law, international refugee law and international humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.
The members of the Security Council further stressed the need to take measures to prevent and suppress the financing of Al-Shabaab, and any other terrorist group in Somalia.
The members of the Security Council underscored their solidarity with the people and Government of Somalia at this difficult time. They reiterated their determination that no terrorist attack shall dampen the Security Council’s resolve to bring the peace and stability to Somalia that its people deserve, and look forward to elections in 2016 which will help reinforce the path towards stability.
22 January 2016


Hide details for 21 January - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Kabul21 January - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Kabul
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in Kabul on 20 January, against a minibus transporting workers of a local media organization, for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility. The attack resulted in at least seven deaths as well as more than 20 wounded persons.
The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of Afghanistan and they wished the injured a speedy recovery.
The members of the Security Council strongly condemned the fact that this heinous crime, beyond attacking the lives of civilians, also aims at the right of all Afghans to freedom of expression.
The members of the Security Council reiterated their serious concern at the threats posed by the Taliban, Al-Qaida, ISIL (Da’esh) affiliates, illegal and armed groups to the local population, national defence and security forces, and international presence in Afghanistan.
The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Afghan authorities in this regard.
The members of the Security Council reiterated that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of its motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed, and should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilization or ethnic group.
The members of the Security Council reaffirmed the need for all states to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and other obligations under international law, in particular international human rights law, international refugee law and international humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.
The members of the Security Council reiterated that no violent or terrorist acts can reverse the path towards Afghan-led peace, democracy and stability in Afghanistan, which is supported by the people and the Government of Afghanistan and by the international community.
21 January 2016

Hide details for 20 January - The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack in Pakistan20 January - The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack in Pakistan
The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack by armed militants at Bacha Khan University in the city of Charsadda, Pakistan, today, which killed at least 19 people and wounded dozens more. He is appalled by such acts of violence and calls for the perpetrators to be swiftly brought to justice.

The Secretary-General recalls that just over a year ago Pakistan experienced one of the deadliest school attacks in its history near the city of Peshawar, where more than 150 people died, mostly children.

He reaffirms that attacks against students, teachers or schools can never be justified. The right to education for all must be firmly protected. Schools and educational facilities must be respected as safe and secure spaces.

The Secretary-General calls for proportionate and necessary measures to be taken to ensure that schools in areas of insecurity and conflict are adequately protected.

The Secretary-General extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Pakistan.

New York, 20 January 2016



Hide details for 16 January - Terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso: Press statements by Secretary-General and Security Council 16 January - Terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso: Press statements by Secretary-General and Security Council
The Secretary-General condemns the heinous terrorist attacks carried out on 15 January in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, which resulted in more than 20 deaths and many other people wounded.

The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and the people and Government of Burkina Faso, and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.

The Secretary-General reiterates the full support of the United Nations to the authorities of Burkina Faso and stands in solidarity with the country and the region in its fight against terrorism. He calls on the authorities to do their utmost to bring those responsible for these attacks to justice promptly.


New York, 16 January 2016
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The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on 15 January 2016, during which at least 29 people were killed and many more injured, and for which Al Mourabitoune, a terrorist group affiliated to Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, has claimed responsibility. They expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Burkina Faso, as well as to all Governments whose citizens were targeted in these attacks. They wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

They expressed their solidarity with Burkina Faso and the countries in the region in their fight against terrorism and stressed the need to intensify regional and international efforts to combat terrorism and violent extremism, which may be conducive to terrorism.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.

The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice. They stressed that those responsible for these killings should be held accountable, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with all relevant authorities in this regard.

The members of the Security Council reiterated that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed. They reaffirmed the need for all States to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and other obligations under international law, including international human rights law, international refugee law and international humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

The members of the Security Council stressed the need to take measures to prevent and suppress the financing of terrorism, terrorist organizations and individual terrorists in accordance with resolutions 2199 (2015) and 2253 (2015).

16 January 2016


Hide details for 15 January - Security Council Press Statement on Al Shabaab Attack in Somalia15 January - Security Council Press Statement on Al Shabaab Attack in Somalia
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack on 15 January 2016 perpetrated by Al-Shabaab in el-Ade, Somalia which has resulted in a number of deaths and injuries.

The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and Government of Somalia and the Republic of Kenya. The members of the Security Council wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

The members of the Security Council underscored their full support to AMISOM in delivering their mandate to reduce the threat posed by the terrorist group Al Shabaab and armed opposition groups in Somalia. The members of the Security Council underscored their gratitude for the bravery and sacrifices of AMISOM personnel in carrying out their mandate.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.

The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice. The members of the Security Council stressed that those responsible for these killings should be held accountable, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions to cooperate actively with all relevant authorities in this regard.

The members of the Security Council reiterated that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed. The members of the Security Council reaffirmed the need for all States to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and other obligations under international law, including international human rights law, international refugee law, and international humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

The members of the Security Council further stressed the need to take measures to prevent and suppress the financing of Al Shabaab, and any other terrorist group in Somalia.

The members of the Security Council paid tribute to all international actors working to bring peace and stability in Somalia. The members of the Security Council reiterated their determination to support the peace and reconciliation process in Somalia. They underlined that neither this, nor any other terrorist attack would weaken that determination.

15 January 2016

Hide details for 14 January - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Jakarta14 January - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Jakarta
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the 14 January terrorist attacks in Jakarta, which resulted in the deaths of at least 2 civilians, as well as many more injured, for which ISIL has claimed responsibility.

The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of Indonesia. They wished the injured a speedy recovery.

The members of the Security Council paid tribute to the swift response and courage of the Indonesian security forces in responding to this attack.

In light of the recent spate of terrorist attacks around the world including Cameroon, Turkey, Pakistan, and other regions and recalling recent Security Council press statements including those issued on attacks in Libya on 7 January and in Iraq on 11 January, the members of the Security Council expressed serious concern with the continued threat posed to international peace and security by ISIL (Da’esh), Al-Qaida, and associated individuals, groups, undertakings, and entities.

The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice. The members of the Security Council stressed that those responsible for these killings should be held accountable, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions to cooperate actively with all relevant authorities in this regard.

The members of the Security Council reiterated that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed. The members of the Security Council reaffirmed the need for all States to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and other obligations under international law, including international human rights law, international refugee law, and international humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

The members of the Security Council stressed the need to take measures to prevent and suppress the financing of terrorism, terrorist organizations and individual terrorists in accordance with resolutions 2199 (2015) and 2253 (2015).
14 January 2016


Hide details for 13 January -  Terrorist attack in Pakistan: Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General 13 January - Terrorist attack in Pakistan: Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General
The Secretary-General condemns today’s suicide bombing close to the premises of a polio eradication centre in Quetta, Pakistan, reportedly killing at least 15 people, and wounding 25 others.

The Secretary-General reiterates that nothing justifies terrorism. He urges the Government of Pakistan to take all necessary measures to swiftly bring to justice the perpetrators of such attacks.

The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes the injured a speedy recovery. He expresses his sympathies to the people and Government of Pakistan.

New York, 13 January 2016


Hide details for 12 January - Terrorist Bombing in Istanbul: Press statement attributable to the Spokesman the Secretary-Genera12 January - Terrorist Bombing in Istanbul: Press statement attributable to the Spokesman the Secretary-General
The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist bombing today in Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul, Turkey. This despicable crime targeting the heart of Istanbul’s tourist district has reportedly claimed the lives of ten people and injured at least 15 others.

The Secretary-General expects the perpetrators of this attack to be swiftly brought to justice. He sends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and the Governments of Turkey and Germany and other foreign citizens impacted by the bombing. He wishes those injured a speedy recovery.


New York, 12 January 2016


Hide details for 12 January - Terrorist Attacks in Baghdad: Security Council Press Statement 12 January - Terrorist Attacks in Baghdad: Security Council Press Statement
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the January 11 terrorist attacks in Baghdad, which resulted in the deaths of at least 50 people as well as many more injured persons, for which ISIL, also known as Da’esh, has claimed responsibility. These latest victims are a sad addition to the thousands of Iraqi civilians killed in the past year.

The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of Iraq. They wished the injured a speedy recovery.

The members of the Security Council welcomed the efforts of the Government of Iraq and its partners to counter ISIL and return stability throughout the country. The Council also welcomed the Government’s recent successes in Sinjar, Ramadi, and other parts of Iraq.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of its motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed, and should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilization or ethnic group. The members of the Security Council condemned all attacks perpetrated by ISIL against the people of Iraq in an attempt to destabilize the country and region. They reiterated their commitment to Iraq’s independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and national unity as well as security of the country.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed the need to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

The members of the Security Council reminded States that they must ensure that measures taken to combat terrorism comply with all their obligations under international law, in particular international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law.


Hide details for 7 January - Attacks in Zliten and Sidra, Libya: Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-Gene7 January - Attacks in Zliten and Sidra, Libya: Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General
The Secretary-General condemns the deadly terrorist attack that took place today near a police base in Zliten, western Libya. He expresses his condolences to the many families of those who lost their lives or were injured and to the people of Libya.

The Secretary-General also condemns the ongoing attacks by Daesh-affiliates on oil facilities near Sidra, in central Libya. He deplores the attempts by extremists to strip these natural resources from the Libyan people.

These criminal acts serve as a strong reminder of the urgency to implement the Libyan Political Agreement and form a Government of National Accord. Unity is the best way for Libyans to confront terrorism in all its forms.

The Secretary-General renews his call on all political and security actors to create a conducive environment for the Government to assume its responsibilities. The United Nations remains committed to supporting the Libyan people as they work to achieve peace and stability in their country.

New York, 7 January 2016

Hide details for 22 December - Afghanistan: Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Bagram22 December - Afghanistan: Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Bagram
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack on 21st December near Bagram Air Field, which resulted in the deaths of at least six U.S. service members as well as a number of wounded persons, for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility.

The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the peoples and governments of the United States and Afghanistan. They wished the injured a speedy recovery.

The members of the Security Council reiterated their serious concern at the threats posed by the Taliban, Al-Qaida, ISIL (Da’esh) affiliates, illegal and armed groups to the local population, national defense and security forces, and international presence in Afghanistan.

The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Afghan authorities in this regard.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of its motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed, and should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilization or ethnic group.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed the need and reiterated their determination to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and all obligations under international law, in particular international human rights, refugee and international humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

The members of the Security Council reiterated that no violent or terrorist acts can reverse the path towards Afghan-led peace, democracy and stability in Afghanistan, which is supported by the people and the Government of Afghanistan and by the international community.

Hide details for 11 December - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Kabul11 December - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Kabul
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack today, 11 December, in the vicinity of the Embassy of Spain in Kabul, which resulted in at least two deaths, an Afghan policeman and an officer of the Spanish National Police serving at the Embassy of Spain, as well as a number of wounded persons, for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility.

The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of Afghanistan, as well as to the people and Government of Spain. They wished the injured a speedy recovery.

The members of the Security Council reiterated their serious concern at the threats posed by the Taliban, Al-Qaida, ISIL affiliates, and illegal armed groups to the local population, national security forces, and international presence in Afghanistan.

The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Afghan authorities in this regard.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of its motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed, and should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilization or ethnic group.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed the need and reiterated their determination to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and all obligations under international law, in particular international human rights, refugee and international humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

The members of the Security Council reiterated that no violent or terrorist acts can reverse the path towards Afghan-led peace, democracy and stability in Afghanistan, which is supported by the people and the Government of Afghanistan and by the international community.


11 December 2015



Hide details for 6 December - The Secretary-General condemns the triple suicide attack in Chad6 December - The Secretary-General condemns the triple suicide attack in Chad

The Secretary-General condemns the triple suicide attack on the island of Koulfoua on the Chadian side of Lake Chad on 5 December 2015, which left more than 30 dead and many more injured. These despicable acts demonstrate yet again the brutality of Boko Haram.

The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the deceased and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured. He reiterates his call for the countries affected by Boko Haram to address the root causes of this scourge in a holistic and integrated manner.

The Secretary-General reaffirms his solidarity with the people of Chad and reiterates the United Nations' support for the Government in its fight against terrorism, which must be conducted in full respect of international human rights, humanitarian and refugee law.

New York/Paris, 6 December 2015


Hide details for 2 December - Following Deadly Cameroon Attacks, Secretary-General Urges Governments Affected by Boko Haram to 2 December - Following Deadly Cameroon Attacks, Secretary-General Urges Governments Affected by Boko Haram to Address Root Causes of Insurgency in Holistic Manner
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General condemns the attacks on the city of Dabanga on Saturday, 28 November, and on the city of Waza, on Tuesday, 1 December, both in the far north region of Cameroon, which killed about 15 people and left many others injured.  These are the latest in an appalling series of attacks by Boko Haram elements on the civilian population of the region.
The Secretary-General offers his condolences to the families and loved ones of the deceased, and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured.  He calls on the international community to provide urgent support for humanitarian assistance and early recovery as a way to mitigate the impact on the affected populations.
The Secretary-General encourages the Governments affected by Boko Haram to address the root causes of the insurgency in a holistic and integrated manner.  In this regard, he calls on Economic Community of Central African States and the Economic Community of West African States to hold the planned Summit of Heads of State and Government on countering the Boko Haram threat without further delay.
The Secretary-General reaffirms his solidarity with the people of Cameroon and reiterates the United Nations support for the Government of Cameroon in its fight against terrorism, conducted in full respect of international human rights, humanitarian and refugee law.


Hide details for 1 December - Condemning Deadly Bomb Attacks in Baghdad, Secretary-General Stresses that No Cause Can Justify S1 December - Condemning Deadly Bomb Attacks in Baghdad, Secretary-General Stresses that No Cause Can Justify Such Acts of Terrorism
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General condemns the two bomb attacks in Baghdad on 30 November, which killed at least 15 civilians and injured several dozen, many of whom were marking the Shi’a religious observance of Arbaeen.  He expresses his sincere condolences to the families of the victims, and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.
The Secretary-General stresses that no cause can justify such acts of terrorism.  He hopes that the perpetrators of these heinous crimes will be swiftly brought to justice.
The Secretary-General reiterates the commitment of the United Nations and the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq to support the Government and people of Iraq in bringing an end to sectarianism and fostering a spirit of national unity and reconciliation.

Hide details for 24 November - Condemning Bus Attack in Tunisia, Secretary-General Pledges United Nations Support as Tunisians 24 November - Condemning Bus Attack in Tunisia, Secretary-General Pledges United Nations Support as Tunisians Confront Terrorism, Consolidate Democracy
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General condemns the attack today in Tunis against a bus carrying presidential guards, which resulted in many deaths and injuries.  He offers his condolences to the families of the victims and the people and Government of Tunisia.
The Secretary-General reiterates that the United Nations will continue to stand with the people of Tunisia as they confront the scourge of terrorism and continue to consolidate and strengthen their democracy.


Hide details for 24 November - Secretary-General Condemns Deadly Suicide Bombing in Egypt, Reiterating Need for Holistic Approa24 November - Secretary-General Condemns Deadly Suicide Bombing in Egypt, Reiterating Need for Holistic Approach to Prevent, Counter Terrorism
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack today in North Sinai’s Al-Arish City, Egypt, which reportedly killed a number of Government officials, security personnel and civilians.  He extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Egypt, and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured in the attack.
The Secretary-General reiterates his strong belief in the need for a holistic approach to preventing and countering the scourge of terrorism, stressing due regard for international humanitarian, human rights and refugee law.

Hide details for 23 November - Mali: UN Police help Mali Government probe of deadly terrorist attack23 November - Mali: UN Police help Mali Government probe of deadly terrorist attack
United Nations police are providing Mali with support and technical expertise in the investigation of Friday’s deadly terrorist attack on the Radisson hotel in Bamako, the West African country’s capital.
Already on the day of the “despicable terrorist attack,” a force from the security and safety section, the Quick Reaction Force, and police segment of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was on site together with medical care personnel, ambulances and fire trucks to provide all possible aid, the Mission reported today.
“I am impressed by the good coordination with the Malian Defence and Security Forces,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative and MINUSMA head Mongi Hamdi said in a statement on the assault, in which at least 22 were killed – including the attackers – and dozens more were reportedly trapped for hours until the terrorists were overcome.
“I want to renew my appreciation to our police officers from UNPOL (UN Police), to the UN Security personnel, and to all firefighters and rescuers who have joined forces with our Malian and international partners with a great deal of passion and professionalism. I finally salute the composure and courage of hotel guests and staff who had to overcome this ordeal.”
In all, 45 UN Police Officers (UNPOL) and 14 UN Security Officers were involved and Mr. Hamdi stressed that UNPOL support is still continuing the in follow-up investigation.
MINUSMA strongly condemns any action aiming to jeopardize the peace process and remains committed to support the people and Government of Mali in their efforts to bring back lasting peace to the country, the statement added.
Set up in 2013 to carry out security-related tasks and help to stabilize the country and implement a transitional roadmap following a coup and separatist and Islamist takeover of the north, the Mission currently deploys more than 9,000 military personnel, some 1,180 police and an equal number of civilians on the ground.


Hide details for 20 November - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Bamako20 November - Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Bamako
The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Matthew Rycroft (United Kingdom):
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the horrifying terrorist attack at the Radisson hotel in Bamako, Mali, on 20 November 2015, during which at least 18 people were killed and many more injured.  The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims of this attack and to the Government of Mali, as well as to all Governments whose citizens were targeted in this attack.
The members of the Security Council stressed that those responsible for the attack should be held accountable.  The members of the Security Council expressed their full support to the Malian authorities in their fight against terrorist groups and called on them to swiftly investigate this attack and bring the perpetrators to justice.  The members of the Security Council reaffirmed the need to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed.
The members of the Security Council reminded States that they must ensure that measures taken to combat terrorism comply with all their obligations under international law, in particular international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law.
The members of the Security Council strongly condemned any action that may undermine the peace process in Mali.


Hide details for 20 November - Security Council calls for eradicating ISIL safe havens in Syria and Iraq20 November - Security Council calls for eradicating ISIL safe havens in Syria and Iraq
The United Nations Security Council this evening called on all countries that can do so to take the war on terrorism to territory controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria and Iraq and destroy its safe haven, warning that the group intends to mount further terror attacks like those that devastated Paris and Beirut last week.
In a unanimously adopted resolution, the 15-member body declared the group’s terrorist attacks abroad “a global and unprecedented threat to international peace and security” following the “horrifying terrorist attacks” it perpetrated recently in Sousse (Tunisia), Ankara (Turkey), over Sinai (Egypt) with the downing of a Russian plane, and in Beirut and Paris.
It warned that ISIL, or Da’esh as it is also known, “has the capability and intention to carry out” further strikes and called upon “Member States that have the capacity to do so to take all necessary measures, in compliance with international law, in particular international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law” on its territory.
Condemning “in the strongest terms” ISIL and other terrorist groups in the region such Al-Nusrah Front, the Council called upon Member States “to eradicate the safe haven they have established over significant parts of Iraq and Syria.”
It called on Member States to intensify efforts to stem the flow of foreign terrorist fighters to Iraq and Syria and to prevent and suppress the financing of terrorism, and reaffirmed that those responsible for terrorist acts, violations of international humanitarian law or violations or abuses of human rights must be held accountable.
It cited “the continued gross, systematic and widespread abuses of human rights and violations of humanitarian law, as well as barbaric acts of destruction and looting of cultural heritage” carried out by ISIL.
The resolution also expressed deepest condolences to the victims of the terrorist attacks and their families and to the people and Governments of Tunisia, Turkey, Russia, Lebanon and France, and to all Governments whose citizens were targeted in these attacks and all other victims of terrorism.
“By its violent extremist ideology, its terrorist acts, its continued gross systematic and widespread attacks directed against civilians, abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law, including those driven on religious or ethnic ground, its eradication of cultural heritage and trafficking of cultural property,” ISIL constitutes “a global and unprecedented threat to international peace and security,” the Council stressed.
It also cited the group’s control of natural resources in Iraq and Syria and its “recruitment and training of foreign terrorist fighters whose threat affects all regions and Member States, even those far from conflict zones.”


Hide details for 19 November - Informal comments to the media by the President of the General Assembly and the Special Envoy fo19 November - Informal comments to the media by the President of the General Assembly and the Special Envoy for Syria, following a closed General Assembly informal meeting (UN Web TV)
Informal comments to the media by the President of the General Assembly and the Special Envoy for Syria, following a closed General Assembly informal meeting (UN Web TV)

Hide details for 18 November - No Justification for Loss of Life, Terror, Secretary-General Stresses, Condemning Deadly Bomb At18 November - No Justification for Loss of Life, Terror, Secretary-General Stresses, Condemning Deadly Bomb Attack in Adamawa State, North-Eastern Nigeria
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General condemns the bomb attack on 17 November in the city of Yola, in the north-eastern state of Adamawa, Nigeria, which resulted in dozens dead and scores injured.  He extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the Government and people of Nigeria, and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.
The Secretary-General reiterates that no political or ideological objective whatsoever justifies the loss of life and terror to which civilians are being subjected.  He also reiterates the UN’s support to the Nigerian Government in its fight against terrorism, which — to be effective — should also be grounded in international humanitarian, human rights and refugee law.

Hide details for 17 November - World Must Unite to Break ‘Vicious Cycle of Radicalization’, Secretary-General Says at Securit17 November - World Must Unite to Break ‘Vicious Cycle of Radicalization’, Secretary-General Says at Security Council Debate on Root Causes of Conflicts
Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the Security Council open debate on security, development and the root causes of conflicts, in New York today:
I thank the United Kingdom for convening this discussion.
I would like to start by offering my condolences to the Government and people of France for the losses of life and injuries in the atrocious terrorist attack last Friday.
In the aftermath of other terrorist bombings in recent days in Beirut and Baghdad, and the apparent bombing of a Russian airplane, we see the continuing peril of terrorism — and indeed the mounting threat from Da’esh.  No grievance or cause can justify such acts.
I just returned from a G-20 (Group of Twenty) leaders [meeting], which was held in Antalya, Turkey.  I was encouraged by the shared resolve to combine security-based counter-terrorism measures with preventive steps that address governance failures, injustice, exclusion and other drivers of extremist violence.
There was also consensus on the need for our response to uphold the rule of law, and to avoid being ruled by fear and inflaming tensions further still.  I am especially concerned about reprisals or further discrimination against Muslims, in particular Muslim refugees and migrants.  This would just exacerbate the alienation on which terrorists feed.
The world must come together to defeat terrorist groups, to bring perpetrators to justice and to break the vicious cycle of radicalization.  Today’s discussion here in the Security Council is thus especially timely.
I thank the United Kingdom for focusing the attention of the Security Council on security, development and the root causes of conflicts.
You will all recall that in the 2005 [World] Summit Outcome, world leaders declared that “development, peace and security and human rights are interlinked and mutually reinforcing”.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development builds on that understanding by taking an integrated approach, and by including Goal 16 on achieving peaceful and inclusive societies, providing access to justice and building accountable institutions.
Today’s violent conflicts and violent extremism are often rooted in a mix of exclusion, inequality, mismanagement of natural resources, corruption, oppression, governance failures, and the frustration and alienation that accompany a lack of jobs and opportunities.
Yet our responses have not caught up to these realities.  We are not yet properly integrating United Nations action across the interdependent pillars of our work:  peace, development and human rights.
Today, I would like to make four main points.
First, we must focus greater energy on prevention.
We have long known this.  Now the message is coming through again from the recent major reviews of peace operations, peacebuilding and the women, peace and security agenda.
Prevention demands concerted use of preventive diplomacy and good offices, but it also means that the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals must become a bigger part of our strategies.
Development that leaves people behind sows the seeds of instability and violence.  Well-targeted development assistance can help to address risk factors such as inequality and marginalization.  Well-timed development measures can help at critical moments when societies are emerging from conflict and risk lapsing back into it.  Prevention is not something to be turned on and off; it should instead be an integral part of United Nations action in all contexts.
Second, a heightened focus on prevention means a sharper focus on human rights.
Violations of human rights are often our best early warning signs of trouble.  Yet too often, Member States and the UN system itself have been reluctant to recognize the centrality of human rights.
Human Rights Up Front calls for three types of change within the UN system:  cultural change, to ensure staff recognize prevention and protection as a core responsibility; operational change, to streamline our analysis and deploy teams with small footprints to assist national authorities before crises emerge; and third, earlier and more transparent engagement with national authorities and other Member States on deteriorating situations.
The initiative is being rolled-out.  A system for early warning and quick response is in place.  Staff have a better understanding of how their work reinforces pillars other than their own.  And, in a number of instances, Human Rights Up Front has enabled the United Nations system to react to warning signs more quickly and effectively than in the past.
We are grateful that the Council has received briefings by the Secretariat on situations of concern on a systematic basis.  Now we should strive for the day when Member States take early and effective action on such situations.  We look to Member States to more fully embrace Human Rights Up Front as a means to protect their people and strengthen their sovereignty.
Third, we need to strengthen coherence among all actors.
The 2030 Agenda calls on us to move from silos to synergy, to move from fragmentation to partnership.  The United Nations system must pool its strengths to bring strong analysis to the Security Council and Peacebuilding Commission.
Fourth, we need adequate, predictable financing for our good offices and mediation work, for our country teams and for the Peacebuilding Fund.
We also need to be bold when necessary — for example, in rebuilding Syria and supporting the countries generously hosting large numbers of refugees, including Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.  There is a growing global call for a recovery plan for the region — perhaps akin to the Marshall Plan in scale.  I urge you to give this idea due consideration when the day arrives, as I know we hope it will soon.
The human costs of our failures can be seen in all-too-many places.  The suffering and setbacks weigh heavily on my conscience, as they should on yours.
At the same time, we have the tools with which to do better.  Let us use them.


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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council have condemned the “despicable" terrorist attacks carried out today in various locations in and around Paris, and Mr. Ban has demanded the immediate release of the numerous individuals reportedly being held hostage in the Bataclan theatre.
In a statement issued by his spokesperson, the Secretary-General condemned the "despicable" multiple attacks that took place in the French capital.
Though the situation remains fluid, media reports have suggested that a national state of emergency has been called in the wake of multiple shootings throughout Paris, including at the Bataclan arts centre in the 11th arrondissement, which appears to be one of four venues attacked and where dozens of people are reportedly being held hostage.
“The Secretary-General trusts that the French authorities will do all in their power to bring the perpetrators to justice quickly,” said the statement.
Extending his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishing a speedy recovery to those injured, Mr. Ban said in his statement that he stands with the Government and people of France.
In a separate statement, the UN Security Council also strongly condemned what the 15-member body referred to as “barbaric and cowardly” terrorist attacks, causing numerous deaths and injuries among civilians.
The Council underlined the need to bring the perpetrators of these terrorist acts to justice.
The members of the Council also expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the Government of France, the statement concluded.
Also speaking out strongly, the President of the UN General Assembly, Mogens Lykketoft, said the whole world is outraged by the attacks and will stand in solidarity with the French Government and the People of France.
Speaking on behalf of the United Nations General Assembly, Mr. Lykketoft said terrorism and murder of this kind is an outrage to humanity. “We must all stand together to fight this outrageous brutality. It will not succeed and it has no place in the modern world.”
Echoing those sentiments and equally strong condemnation, Oh Joon, President of the UN Economic and Social Council also expressed shock and sadness at the attacks and expressed deepest condolences on his behalf and that of ECOSOC. “Our solidarity with the French people and government in this difficult time,” he added.
The High-Representative of the UN Alliance of Civilizations, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, strongly condemned the “outrageous” terrorist attacks, saying such heinous attacks are a threat to peace and security, as they will lead to more violence.
Extending his heartfelt condolences to victims' families and to the Government and people of France, he said his thoughts and prayers and that of the UN Alliance of Civilizations are with the French people.


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The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Matthew Rycroft (United Kingdom):
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack on 12 November in Beirut, killing at least 43 and injuring more than 200 people.
The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and Government of Lebanon.  The members of the Security Council wished a speedy recovery to those injured.
The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable regardless of their motivation, whenever and by whomsoever committed.
The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law, in particular international human rights, refugee and international humanitarian law, and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Lebanese authorities in this regard.  The members of the Security Council reminded States they must ensure that measures taken to combat terrorism comply with all their obligations under international law.
The members of the Security Council reiterated their determination to combat terrorism in all forms and manifestations, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and international law.
The members of the Security Council reaffirmed their strong support for the stability, territorial integrity, sovereignty and political independence of Lebanon.



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