UN Affairs

Enlarging Security Council essential to defeating global crises, France tells UN

The membership of the Security Council and other key international institutions must be urgently broadened if the world is to overcome its most acute crises, French President Nicolas Sarkozy told the General Assembly’s high-level debate today.

At ceremony for Baghdad victims, Ban renews pledge to protect UN staff worldwide

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his pledge to protect United Nations staff around the world, as he met in Geneva with the families of the victims and survivors of the deadly 2003 terrorist attack on the world body's headquarters in Iraq.

Five years after Baghdad attack, UN remembers some of its ‘best and bravest’

The United Nations today honoured those killed and injured in the terrorist attack on the world body’s headquarters in Baghdad five years ago, at a solemn ceremony in New York that included a classical music piece composed in memory of the fallen.

UN’s work in Iraq best tribute to colleagues killed five years ago, says top official

As the United Nations today remembers the colleagues killed and injured in the attack on its headquarters in Baghdad in 2003, the world body’s top political official said there is no better tribute to the fallen than continuing the vital work they began in Iraq.

Composer honours victims of bombing at UN headquarters in Baghdad

The writer of a classical work composed in honour of the United Nations staff members killed in the 2003 Baghdad bombing said the music is a gift to the UN family as officials, including Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, prepare to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the attack.