Peace and Security

At Security Council, top counter-terrorism officials stress ‘All of UN’ approach to tackle scourge

Addressing the Security Council, the head of the newly-created United Nations counter-terrorism office today outlined a framework to devise a cohesive, well-coordinated programme to support Member States as well as the priority areas of such work.

Boost regional cooperation, for the ‘sake of peace and prosperity,’ Belarus tells global leaders at UN

The past few decades have been fraught with two contradictory tendencies – enhanced political fragmentation and increased economic globalization, Belarus’ Minister for Foreign Affairs told the United Nations General Assembly today.

With world at epic crossroads, UN seems like it’s on ‘silent’ mode, Jordan tells Assembly

While the United Nations is “our global conscience,” Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II, Crown Prince of Jordan, said today that for too many in his country and elsewhere trying to do good, it sometimes feels like the world’s conscience is on 'silent' mode.

During our difficult times, ‘we knew we had friends,’ says Gambian President Barrow

Noting that the recent political crisis in Gambia had been a lesson that his compatriots will not easily forget, the Adama Barrow, the country’s President underscored that Gambians made an irreversible choice to close a “dark chapter” in their history and embarked on a national agenda of reform and transformation.

‘No room for double standards’ in combatting terrorism, stresses Egyptian President at UN Assembly

Noting that comprehensively addressing terrorism is vital for the future of the regional and international order, the President of Egypt called today for an approach to do so that is based not only on eradication of terrorism but also of its root causes, as well as challenging its supporters and those that grant it safe havens.

World must unite in fight against terrorism, Qatar urges leaders at UN Assembly

Underscoring that extremism and terrorism remain the most serious challenges confronting the world, the Amir of Qatar called on leaders to take concerted action against terrorist organizations and their extremist ideologies to maintain global security and stability.

At General Assembly, France urges return to optimism, values that underpinned UN’s founding

Citing a litany of world crises and quoting directly from victims of man-made and natural disasters, French President Emmanuel Macron today called for a return to the optimism and universal values that inspired the founding of the United Nations 72 years ago, taking into the account the new realities of the 21st century.

Upcoming elections will signal Liberia's ‘irreversible course’ towards democracy, President Sirleaf tells UN

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly just 22 days ahead of historic elections in Liberia, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf today said the polls will signal the “irreversible course” that the country has embarked upon to consolidate its young, post-conflict democracy.