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Security Council condemns ‘heinous and cowardly’ attack in Iran

The United Nations Security Council has condemned “in the strongest terms” Wednesday’s “heinous and cowardly” terrorist attack in south-east Iran’s Sistan-Baluchestan Province.

News in Brief 26 December 2018

  • UN mission condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Afghanistan
  • Indonesia tsunami response
  • UN mission condemns terrorist attack in Libya
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News In Brief 06 September 2018

  • UN condemns double bombings in Kabul, killing first-responders, sportsmen, journalists
  • UN chief says world needs ‘legally binding’ nuclear-test ban to prevent ‘catastrophic impact’
  • UN applauds India’s ‘ground-breaking’ Supreme Court ruling to decriminalize gay sex
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Terror attacks strike people ‘from all walks of life, the UN included’

The terrorist attack on UN headquarters in Iraq in 2003 that claimed the lives of 22 people should serve as a reminder that the organization’s locally recruited staff often face the greatest dangers in the world’s most hostile places, amid increasing attacks on humanitarians, the head of the United Nations in Geneva said on Thursday.

UN Baghdad hotel bombing survivors: Elpida Rouka

It has been 15 years since the terrorist attack on the UN compound at the Canal Hotel in Baghdad on 19 August 2003. Elpida Rouka worked with the Oil-for-Food Programme in Iraq. She was at the UN compound on the day of the attack for final meetings with Mr. Vieira de Mello and others as the programme was concluding its activities.

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UN Baghdad hotel bombing survivors: Darko Mocibob

It has been 15 years since the terrorist attack on the UN compound at the Canal Hotel in Baghdad on 19 August 2003. Darko Mocibob, a senior UN official, had lived through the war in his native Bosnia. The day in Baghdad, bomb blast upended the office where was working.

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UN Baghdad hotel bombing survivors: Francis Mead

It has been 15 years since the terrorist attack on the UN compound at the Canal Hotel in Baghdad on 19 August 2003. At the time of the blast, veteran television producer Francis Mead was undertaking a new challenge in Iraq: reporting for the UN humanitarian news agency, IRIN. He was at the Canal Hotel that afternoon for a press briefing.

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UN Baghdad hotel bombing survivors: Mujahed Hassan

It has been 15 years since the terrorist attack on the UN compound at the Canal Hotel in Baghdad on 19 August 2003.  For Mujahed Hassan, working for the UN was “a dream.” It was an opportunity to serve his homeland, and the workplace felt more like a family.  Mujahed was at the Canal Hotel at the time of the attack.

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UN Baghdad hotel bombing survivors: Andrew Clapham

It has been 15 years since the terrorist attack on the UN compound at the Canal Hotel in Baghdad, Iraq, on 19 August 2003. Andrew Clapham had only been in the city for a few weeks, serving as an academic adviser to Sergio Vieira de Mello, the top UN envoy in the country. He was attending a meeting at the Canal Hotel when the attack occurred.

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News in Brief 28 November 2017 (PM)

New UN initiative aims to train young leaders in the global south

A new UN partnership aims to empower and train young leaders in the southern hemisphere.

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