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Communities in Sri Lanka are uniting, amidst ‘fear and shock’, says top UN official there

Communities and religious leaders have come together to call for peace and calm in Sri Lanka, following the deadly church and hotel suicide bombings, on Easter Sunday. With nearly 300 killed – including 45 children – the Indian Ocean island nation is in a state of mourning and living through a “national trauma”. That’s according to the UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka, Hanna Singer, who also warned that beyond the “fear and shock” there was rising concern over a possible “backlash”.

 

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UN chief urges Somalis not to be ‘deterred’ by latest deadly terror attack

The Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday that he “strongly condemns the deadly terrorist attacks” that took place in the Somali capital Mogadishu late on Thursday local time, which reportedly killed more than 20 people, with scores injured.

Ten UN peacekeepers killed in a terrorist attack in northern Mali

Ten ‘blue helmets’ from the United Nations Stabilization Mission In Mali (MINUSMA) were killed on Sunday following a complex terrorist attack against the mission’s camp in Aguelhok, in the Kidal region, northern Mali. 

‘United against hate’: UN chief and religious leaders honour victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Calling for solidarity against anti-Semitism, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, addressed an inter-faith tribute held on Wednesday in New York’s historic Park East Synagogue, to honour victims of Saturday’s mass-shooting in Pittsburgh.

National security is no excuse for limiting freedom of religion: UN expert

Too many states are using legitimate public concerns about terrorism, as an excuse to target individuals or communities they don’t like. That’s the view of Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, who was at UN Headquarters this week to deliver a report to the UN General Assembly. He sat down to talk to UN News’s Siwen Qian.

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‘Stop and listen’ to victims of terrorism, UN chief urges in message marking international day

Recognizing the impact of terrorism on the lives of ordinary people worldwide is the focus of the first observance of an international day that honours victims and survivors.

UN chief encourages victims of terrorism to ‘raise up their voices’

Victims of terror attacks have an important and powerful role to play in combatting the “global menace” the United Nations chief said on Friday, launching an exhibition at UN Headquarters in New York to commemorate the first International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism.

Terrorists potentially target millions in makeshift biological weapons ‘laboratories’, UN forum hears

Rapid advances in gene editing and so-called “DIY biological laboratories”which could be used by extremists, threaten to derail efforts to prevent biological weapons from being used against civilians, the world’s only international forum on the issue has heard.

News In Brief 28 June 2018

  • UN labour agency raises the alarm on ‘global care crisis’
  • ‘Agile and multifaceted’ response needed to counter terrorism – UN chief
  • Malnutrition reaching record levels in South Africa
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UN chief, Security Council, strongly condemn Burkina Faso terrorist attacks

The two deadly terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ougadougou, on Friday have been strongly condemned by the United Nations.