Europe

UN chief welcomes parties' commitment towards permanent ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed today the commitment by the parties to implement a permanent ceasefire in eastern Ukraine on the occasion of the start of the new school year.

'UN stands in solidarity with Finland in its fight against terrorism,' says Guterres

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today condemned the terrorist attack in south-western Finland which killed at least two people.

UN rights experts warn new EU policy on boat rescues will cause more people to drown

The European Union's new policy on Mediterranean Sea rescues threatens life and breaches international standards, two United Nations independent human experts today cautioned.

UN condemns deadly terrorist attack in Barcelona

Condemning today's terrorist attack on Barcelona, Spain, Secretary-General António Guterres said the United Nations stands in solidarity with the Government and people of Spain in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

Post-election Kosovo entering period of uncertainty that will demand strong leadership – UN envoy

Following the parliamentary elections of 11 June, which took place without “major irregularities or incidents,” Kosovo has entered a “period of uncertainty” marked by reconfiguring the political landscape and a “functional void,” the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Kosovo Zahir Tanin told the Security Council today.

After four years of conflict, uncertainty lingers for displaced Ukrainians – UN refugee agency

As the conflict in Ukraine enters its fourth year, nearly 1.6 million internally displaced people are struggling to find safety, adequate housing and access to employment, according to the United Nations refugee agency.