Peace and Security

Security Council extends mandate of UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus

The Security Council today renewed the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Cyprus for six months, until 31 January 2018, following the recent failure to reach a settlement to the longstanding conflict between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots on the Mediterranean island.

UN chief ‘deeply sorry’ as Cyprus talks conclude without agreement

Secretary-General António Guterres says that he is “deeply sorry” that, despite very strong commitments and the engagement of all delegations, the United Nations-facilitated Conference on Cyprus concluded without reaching an agreement.

INTERVIEW: 'Disarmament matters' in times of crisis, stresses new High Representative

Izumi Nakamitsu has taken the helm of United Nations disarmament affairs at a time when needs are greatest for the world to invest in conflict prevention.

On anniversary of Somalia's independence, senior UN official urges political unity

Marking the 57th anniversary of Somalia's independence, the top United Nations official in the country today urged all Somalis to seize a moment of opportunity and work towards peace and stability.