Peace and Security

UN chief reiterates support for two-state solution in Middle East; vows to denounce anti-Semitism

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today reiterated that he would continue to work to help Israelis and Palestinians achieve a two-state solution, and vowed to denounce hate speech aimed at Israelis.

Four peacekeepers killed in two deadly attacks against UN mission in Mali

Four United Nations peacekeepers and a member of the Malian armed forces were killed and 21 others were wounded on Friday in what Secretary-General António Guterres called “outrageous” attacks against the UN mission in the country.

Genuine change in Gaza could help restore confidence in peace process, UN envoy tells Security Council

Noting that with the signing last month of the Cairo agreement, Palestinians have set out on a path towards reconciliation, a senior United Nations official underscored on Monday the urgency to resolve the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip and to return the enclave to full civilian and security control of the Palestinian Authority.

In Vancouver, UN peacekeeping chief outlines ‘very serious challenge’ facing Mali operation

The “very serious challenge” facing peacekeepers with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) makes it vital that additional efforts are made for the four-year-old operation to fulfil its mandate, the UN peacekeeping chief has said.

Kosovo: Time for action overtakes time for excuses, UN envoy tells Security Council

Noting recent momentum to advance democracy and good governance in Kosovo, the head of the United Nations Mission there urged for more emphasis on rebuilding trust and reconciliation, including through engagement with women and the youth, as well as on overcoming challenges related to freedom of cultural and religious identity.

UN chief contacts New York City Mayor, US Ambassador to extend condolences in wake of deadly attack

A day after the deadly attack in New York City, Secretary-General António Guterres spoke to Mayor Bill di Blasio and reaffirmed his solidarity with the people of New York.