UN Gender Focus: Yazidis in Iraq, LGBTI issues and human trafficking

We feel forgotten, say Yazidis battling sex-slavery

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UN rights experts on use of mercenaries weigh ‘increasing activity’ of foreign fighters

The United Nations expert group on the use of mercenaries today convened a discussion at UN Headquarters in New York to address the issue of the increasing activity of foreign fighters – particularly towards understanding their motivations – and its impact on human rights.

Security Council urges stronger measures to keep chemical, nuclear weapons away from terrorists

While Governments around the world are working hard to keep weapons of mass destruction out of the hands of terrorists, a decade after adopting a landmark resolution on the issue, the United Nations Security Council today said that it “remains gravely concerned by the threat of terrorism, and the risk that non-State actors may acquire, develop, traffic in or use nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and their means of delivery.”

Secretary-General strongly condemns bombings in Dagestan, Russia

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the terrorist attacks that occurred in Dagestan, Russia, last week, that have reportedly killed at least 13 people and left more than 100 injured.

Ban and Security Council strongly condemn terrorist attacks in Nigeria

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council have strongly condemned Friday's terrorist attacks in Nigeria which led to numerous deaths and injuries, and underlined the need to bring those responsible to justice.

UN pays tribute to fallen staff members on second anniversary of Algiers attack

United Nations staff members gathered today to pay tribute to the 17 colleagues killed two years ago in a terrorist attack at the world body’s offices in the Algerian capital.

Secretary-General condemns terrorist bombings in Uzbek capital

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today voiced his dismay at a series of bombings in Uzbekistan against the United States and Israeli embassies, as well as the office of the country’s prosecutor.