Peace and Security

Liberia: UN welcomes new President’s inauguration as key milestone on country’s road to success

George Weah was inaugurated on Monday as the new President of Liberia, where the United Nations is set to close its peacekeeping mission in a few weeks after a successful 15-year presence in the West African country.

UN flag no longer offers ‘natural’ protection to peacekeepers, says report on mission casualties

The United Nations should change the way it does business in high-security risk peacekeeping operations, as the UN flag no longer offers ‘natural’ protection to mission personnel, according to a new report, which calls for better training for ‘blue helmets,’ more technology and greater freedom to respond to the threat posed by armed groups.

UN strongly condemns terrorist attack on Kabul hotel

Senior United Nations officials, including Secretary-General António Guterres as well as the head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) have strongly condemned a terrorist attack on a hotel in the country's capital, Kabul.

Dialogue and confidence vital to prevent, resolve conflicts, says UN chief

Worldwide concerns over nuclear weapons are the highest they have been since the Cold War, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Thursday, calling for comprehensive political solutions that include dialogue and negotiation to prevent, mitigate and resolve conflicts.

Central African Republic: UN mission issues 48-hour ultimatum to armed groups

The United Nations Mission in the troubled Central African Republic, known by its French acronym, MINUSCA, has given armed groups in the north of the country 48 hours to clear out.

UN chief welcomes second anniversary of ‘Implementation Day’ for Iran nuclear deal

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday welcomed the second anniversary of the day when Iran was confirmed to have taken a series of nuclear-related actions under the nuclear agreement reached with key countries in 2015.

UN poised to scale up support for Libya’s post-conflict transition, Security Council told

The United Nations is implementing its Action Plan for Libya to create the necessary conditions for the completion of the North African country’s post-conflict transition, the head of UN mission there said Wednesday.

Resolve differences peacefully, Security Council to DR Congo political actors

Voicing serious concern over the continued political impasse and violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Security Council has called upon all political actors to exercise maximum restraint and to address their differences peacefully.

UN condemns twin suicide attacks in Baghdad

Strongly condemning two terrorist attacks in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has underscored the Organization’s support for the country in its fight against terrorism.

Darfur: Displacement slows but returns remain difficult, warns UN peacekeeping chief

Despite some recent voluntary returns among those displaced in Sudan's Darfur region, lack of security, services and sustainable livelihoods in return areas have become major impediments to returns, the top United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council Wednesday.