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  • 5 Oct 2022

    The Co-Chairs of the Geneva International Discussions (GID) welcome the holding of the 56th round of the GID in Geneva on 5 October 2022. As mandated by the Six-point Agreement of 12 August 2008 and the implementing measures of 8 September 2008, the GID process continues to serve as the only platform where the consequences of conflict are addressed and other important issues are discussed.

    This round was the first to be held since December 2021. The channels of communication between the Co-Chairs and the respective participants remained operational during this period. 

    The Co-Chairs reiterated their appreciation of the participants’ commitment to the GID format.

  • 5 Oct 2022

    Read here the latest UNSOM Quarterly Newsletter.

  • 5 Oct 2022





    New York, 5 October 2022


    Mr. President, Members of the Security Council, 

    According to various government sources, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) launched a ballistic missile at approximately 7:23 a.m. local time on 4 October. The missile, which has not been publicly acknowledged by the DPRK, was reportedly launched from the northern province of Jagang, covered a range of 4,500 km, and reached an apogee of around 970 km. It marks the first time the DPRK has launched a ballistic missile over Japanese territory since 15 September 2017. 

    Mr. President, the Secretary-General strongly condemns the DPRK’s launch of a long-range ballistic missile. This was a reckless act and a clear violation of relevant Security Council resolutions. This launch risks triggering a significant escalation of tensions in the region and beyond. It is of serious concern that the DPRK has again disregarded any consideration for international flight or maritime safety. 

    The Secretary-General calls on the DPRK to immediately cease any further destabilising acts and to comply fully with its international obligations under relevant Security Council resolutions.  The Secretary-General urges the DPRK to take steps to resume dialogue with a key parties concerned with a view to achieving sustainable peace and the complete and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

    Mr. President, there have been other troubling developments since we last briefed the Council on 11 May,  in addition to the launch yesterday, the DPRK launched systems with the apparent characteristics of short-range ballistic missiles on 25 September, 28 September, 29 September, and 1 October. 

    On 12 September, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency – IAEA - reported that there were indications that the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site remained active and prepared to support a nuclear test. The IAEA added that they continued to observe construction activities at the Yongbyon nuclear facilities as well as indications that the 5-megawatt nuclear reactor was operating.

    The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by the adoption on 8 September of the Law on the “DPRK’s Policy on the Nuclear Forces” by the Supreme People’s Assembly.  Increasing the role and significance of nuclear weapons in security doctrines is contrary to decades of efforts by the international community to reduce and eliminate nuclear risks. 

    While some States continue to rely on nuclear weapons in their security policies, nuclear weapons pose an existential threat to humanity.  Their continued existence heightens the risk of unintended escalation or miscalculation.  We must strengthen our efforts to eliminate nuclear weapons. 

    Mr. President, the Secretary-General urges the DPRK to reset the course to dialogue and build on previous diplomatic efforts.  He reaffirms his commitment to working with all parties for sustainable peace and the complete and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. He welcomes and encourages the regular contact and cooperation among the key parties and commends them for their willingness to engage in dialogue with the DPRK without preconditions.

    Mr. President, the Secretary-General, at the same time and separately, remains concerned over the humanitarian situation in the DPRK. The United Nations system, in coordination with international and humanitarian partners, is ready to send staff and assistance to help the DPRK Government address medical and humanitarian needs, including those related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    To allow for a timely and effective response, we reiterate our call for the unimpeded entry of international staff and humanitarian supplies. We also acknowledge the work of Member States toward resolving the banking channel for humanitarian operations. 

    Mr. President, let me close by reiterating that the unity of the Security Council in this matter is essential to ease tensions, overcome the diplomatic impasse and avoid a negative action-reaction cycle. 

    Thank you.

  • 5 Oct 2022

    <p>The international community must step up efforts to eliminate nuclear weapons in the wake of the latest firing of a ballistic missile by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), a senior UN official told the Security Council on Wednesday.</p>

  • 5 Oct 2022

    <p>The UN Secretary-General has <a href=" his deep sadness</a> over the death of three peacekeepers from Bangladesh who were killed on Monday in the Central African Republic (CAR), following a roadside bomb explosion near the border with Cameroon. Others were injured, and one remains in a critical condition.</p>

  • 4 Oct 2022


    Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General - on Colombia  

    Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General...

  • 4 Oct 2022

    <p>The UN Secretary-General on Tuesday <a href=" condemned the launch</a> of a ballistic missile by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), more commonly known as North Korea, which reportedly travelled over Japan.</p>

  • 4 Oct 2022

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    <p>Nearly one million people have fled extreme violence perpetrated by non-State armed groups in northern Mozambique over the past five years, the UN refugee agency UNHCR reported on Tuesday. </p>

  • 4 Oct 2022

    <p>The absence of a functioning government in Iraq one year after elections were held is hard to justify, the top UN official in the country said on Tuesday, urging political leaders to put aside their differences for the common good. </p>

  • 3 Oct 2022

    UN Photo

    Bogota, 03 October 2022. In his latest report on the UN Verification Mission in...

  • 3 Oct 2022

    The famous Colombian cartoonist Julio Cesar Gonzalez Quiceno, known as Matador, presented 27 cartoons and an interactive video for...

  • 3 Oct 2022

    On 28 and 29 September, with the participation of former FARC combatants and more than 200 children from three reintegration areas and...

  • 2 Oct 2022

    New York, 3 October 2022

    Each year, World Habitat Day focuses attention on the state of human settlements.

    This year’s theme – ‘Mind the Gap. Leave No One and No Place Behind’ – puts the spotlight on widening inequalities in living conditions across the world.

    A cascade of challenges – from climate chaos and conflicts to COVID-19 – is hitting the...

  • 2 Oct 2022

    Hargeisa– Nimo Abdillahi Muhumed knows a thing or two about patience.

    The 36-year-old spent almost two decades building up her small business selling vegetables,...

  • 1 Oct 2022

    Capacity building | UNODC supports the committee against...

  • 1 Oct 2022

    New York, 2 October 2022

    The International Day of Non-Violence celebrates not only Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, but the values he embodied that echo across the decades: peace, mutual respect, and the essential dignity shared by every person.

    Sadly, our world is not living up to those values.

    We see this through growing conflicts and climate chaos....

  • 1 Oct 2022

    <p>The UN Secretary-General expressed on Saturday his deep concern regarding the unfolding developments in Burkina Faso, where according to media reports, a group of military officers overthrew the man who had seized power in a coup only nine months earlier.</p>

  • 1 Oct 2022

    The United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (...

  • 30 Sep 2022
    This Week in DPPA is a brief roundup of political and peacebuilding events and developments at UNHQ and around the world. 


    Security Council

    Special Representative and Head of BINUH briefs the Security Council on the question of Haiti 

    On 26 September, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti Helen La Lime emphasized in a briefing to the Security Council that “an economic crisis, a gang crisis, and a political crisis have converged into a humanitarian catastrophe.” She went on to stress that despite challenges, national stakeholders have been able to re-engage, while the Haitian National Police have worked to restore some freedom of movement for the population.  She called on the Council to take urgent action to support Haitians in their efforts to gain a better future. 

    Watch full remarks here

    USG DiCarlo underscores that so-called "referenda” held by Russia in Ukraine “cannot be called a genuine expression of the popular will” 

    On 27 September, Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo, briefing the Council on the so-called "referenda” held by the Russian Federation on occupied Ukrainian territory,” underscored that “Unilateral actions aimed to provide a veneer of legitimacy to the attempted acquisition by force by one State of another State’s territory, while claiming to represent the will of the people, cannot be regarded as legal under international law.” The Under-Secretary-General also urged Member States to do all they could to end the war and ensure lasting peace, in accordance with the principles of the Charter and international law.

    Read full remarks here 

    DSRSG Potzel briefs the Security Council on the situation in Afghanistan 

    On 27 September, the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan noted in the Council that the Taliban’s ongoing ban on secondary education for girls is the only such prohibition in the world. Growing restrictions on women’s rights signal that the Taliban is indifferent to more than 50 per cent of the population and willing to risk international isolation, he added.  If the Taliban does not respond to the needs of the whole of Afghan society and engage constructively with the international community, it is unclear what could come next, he said, detailing fragmentation, isolation, poverty and internal conflict as likely scenarios. 

    Read full remarks here 

    Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process provides update 

    On 28 September, Special Coordinator Tor Wennesland provided the Security Council with an update on the Middle East, including on the Palestinian question.  He reported that settlement activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory had continued, as had violence against civilians. He called for support from the international community for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNWRA), which needed sustainable sources of funding for the delivery of vital services to millions of Palestinian refugees. 

    Read full remarks here

    Central and West Africa

    Sharing good practices on farmer-herder dynamics

    On 29 and 30 September, the UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) and the Office of the Special Coordinator for Development in the Sahel organized an inter-regional workshop on good practices in farmer-herder dynamics in West and Central Africa. Participants from six countries shared best practices in the prevention and management of conflicts, in particular on mechanisms for dialogue and early warning and supervision, as well as alternatives to traditional transhumance. The workshop will be followed by joint field visits and a subsequent workshop establishing a community of practice in the two sub-regions. The event, held in Yaoundé, Cameroun, brought together about 50 participants.  


    Special Representative Hennis-Plasschaert meets with Iraqi officials to discuss political situation 

    On 26 September, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, met in Baghdad with the Speaker of the Council of Representatives, Mohammed Al-Halbousi. They discussed the latest political developments in the country. On 27 September 2022, the Special Representative met the Head of al-Seyada (Sovereignty) Alliance, Sheikh Khamis Al-Khanjar. They discussed the latest political developments in the country. 


    UN Special Coordinator encourages Lebanon leaders to strengthen state institutions 

    This week, UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Joanna Wronecka encouraged Lebanese leaders and representatives to work on strengthening and empowering the country’s state institutions, including by respecting constitutional timelines and adopting pro-reform laws that support Lebanon’s recovery process.  After a first inconclusive presidential election session in Parliament on Wednesday, she said more concerted steps should be taken to ensure a president is elected on time before the end of outgoing President Michel Aoun’s term on 31 October. In a meeting with Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati, the Special Coordinator also stressed the need for a fully functional government in Lebanon that can deliver for the people. The Special Coordinator also met with the caretaker Minister of Information to discuss press freedoms and access to verified information, in order to curb the spread of hate speech and mis/disinformation.     

    Central Asia

    UNRCCA co-organizes regional forum on civil society and the implementation of national action plans on preventing violent extremism 

    On 28-30 September, the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA), in partnership with the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), organized a regional forum on the role of civil society organizations in the implementation of national action plans on preventing and countering of violent extremism in Central Asia. Held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, the meeting served as a platform to increase interaction and partnership between civil society and state institutions, as well as to promote contacts among civil society organizations within the region. The discussions produced a set of recommendations for government and non-government organizations on countering violent extremism.

    Read more here


    DPPA’s virtual reality film “Pathways Colombia” screened in Dabeiba and Mutatá 

    On 28 and 29 September, The UN Verification Mission in Colombia celebrated the International Day of Peace with a virtual reality movie, “Pathways Colombia,” which shows the progress of the implementation of the Peace Agreement. Joining the Mission were former FARC combatants and more than 200 children from three reintegration areas and five surrounding villages in the municipalities of Dabeiba and Mutatá, in Antioquia.  The film was produced by DPPA’s Innovation Cell, with funding from Multi-Year Appeal. 

    Learn more about #PathwaysColombia here

    Colombia cartoonist “Matador” presents cartoons on the Colombian Peace Agreement 

    On 26 September, with support from the UN Mission in Colombia and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), famous Colombian cartoonist Julio Cesar Gonzalez Quiceno, also known as “Matador,” presented 27 cartoons and an interactive video on the Colombia Peace Agreement.  The work was presented to children and young students, social leaders, victims of the conflict and people in the process of reintegration in the town of La Paz, Cesar, in northern Colombia.

    Watch the video here

    Podcast: "She Stands for Peace"

    New episodes focus on academia, partnerships, and enabling environments for peacebuilding

    New episodes of the podcast released this week feature a variety of voices from the world of peacebuilding, including Dr. Mandiedza Parichi, Chairperson for the Peace Studies Department at the Midlands State University in Gweru, who discusses the role academia can play in peacebuilding processes. Also featured is Hamsatu Allamin, the Founder and Executive Director of the Allamin Foundation for Peace and Development, who shares her views on partnerships in peacebuilding and reconciliation; and Ilwad Elman from the Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre, who discusses the challenges and trauma of peacebuilding, as well as her work in supporting survivors of sexual and gender-based violence.


    Listen here  


    Peacebuilding Commission holds first meeting on Timor-Leste 

    On 26 September, the Peacebuilding Commission convened a meeting on Timor-Leste. Participants included the President of Timor Leste, Ramos-Horta and former president Mr. Gusmão, as well as civil society representatives and senior UN officials, including the ASG for Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, the ASG for Peacebuilding Support and the Resident Coordinator in Timor-Leste.  The meeting marked a first-time exchange between the Commission and Timor-Leste on the country’s peacebuilding experiences. Timor-Leste shared good practices and lessons learned from its peacebuilding process, while the Commission welcomed Timor-Leste’s role in international engagement in support of conflict-affected countries and regions.

    Next Week

    For the month of October, Gabon will take over the Security Council presidency.


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  • 30 Sep 2022

    @UN/Mark Garten

    Over the past six months, the Government of Yemen and the Houthis have taken important and bold steps towards peace by agreeing to, and twice renewing, a...

  • 30 Sep 2022

    NEW YORK -  The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the horrendous terrorist attack against the Kaaj Educational Centre in the Dasht-e-Barchi area of Kabul, Afghanistan, on 30...

  • 30 Sep 2022

    NEW YORK - The Secretary-General strongly condemns today’s heinous attack on an educational centre in the Dasht-e-Barchi area of Kabul City - a predominately Hazara Shia area - which caused scores of casualties,...

  • 30 Sep 2022

    <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The UN has condemned a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital Kabul which has left more than 20 dead, according to latest news reports, many of them young women who were sitting mock exams at an education centre.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

  • 30 Sep 2022

    <p>The UN envoy for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Friday denounced the recent violence against the Organization’s stabilization mission in the country, which has been the target of “manipulation and stigmatization”.</p>

  • 30 Sep 2022

    <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Russia on Friday vetoed a <a href="">Security Council</a> resolution which described its attempts to unlawfully annex four regions of Ukraine earlier in the day with a formal ceremony in Moscow, as “a threat to international peace and security”, demanding that the decision be immediately and unconditionally reversed.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

  • 30 Sep 2022

    <p><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" lang="EN-CA" lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span>Yemen’s warring parties who have sustained a nationwide truce <a href="">for the past six months</a>, need to prioritize the “needs and aspirations” of the people, by both extending and expanding it, beyond Sunday’s imminent deadline, <a href=" UN chief has said</a>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

  • 30 Sep 2022

    ALMATY, Kazakhstan

    On 28-30 September, UNRCCA in partnership with the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) organized a regional forum on the role of civil society organizations in the implementation of national action plans on preventing and countering of violent extremism in Central Asia. The regional forum took place in Almaty, Kazakhstan. It...

  • 29 Sep 2022

    She Stands For Peace | Season 3-Episode 7 | Out Now!  Click here to listen:

  • 29 Sep 2022

    On 19 September, a group of 10 women former combatants inaugurated in the municipality of Santander de Quilichao a community shop that sells products made by various cooperatives of former...

  • 29 Sep 2022

    With different events, the International Day of Peace was celebrated in Colombia. Special Representative Carlos Ruiz Massieu opened the day with a joint message with the Ambassador of Colombia to the UN, Leonor...

  • 29 Sep 2022

    <p>Russia’s plan to annex four occupied regions in Ukraine would be an illegal move, a violation of international law, and should be condemned, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday, warning of a “dangerous escalation” in the seven-month war. </p>

  • 29 Sep 2022

    <p>Two months since the Black Sea Grain Initiative kicked into action to help release desperately needed grain and fertilizer from ports in Ukraine and Russia, confidence is returning among global distributors as exports ramp up, UN humanitarians said on Thursday..</p>

  • 29 Sep 2022
  • 29 Sep 2022

    ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan

    In accordance with the UNRCCA Preventive Diplomacy Academy (PDA) training plan, two online training seminars for young...

  • 28 Sep 2022

    A senior UN official has welcomed the start of the trial against an alleged leading figure in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, highlighting the importance of paying attention to hate speech in deterring atrocities. 

  • 28 Sep 2022

    New York, 29 September 2022

    Maritime transport represents more than 80% of global trade. The war in Ukraine –and the Black Sea Grain Initiative – have reminded us of the vital role of shipping in feeding the world.

    The theme of this year’s World Maritime Day, "New technologies for greener shipping", highlights the need for sustainable shipping solutions that...

  • 28 Sep 2022

    The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process told the Security Council on Wednesday, that since the adoption in December 2016 of resolution 2334, which demands Israel stop building new settlements on Palestinian land, there’s been “little progress” implementing it.

  • 27 Sep 2022

    Recent so-called referenda conducted in four Russian-occupied regions in Ukraine cannot be considered legal under international law, the UN’s political affairs chief, Rosemary DiCarlo, told the Security Council on Tuesday. 

  • 27 Sep 2022

    Recent so-called referenda conducted in four Russian-occupied regions in Ukraine cannot be considered legal under international law, the UN’s political affairs chief, Rosemary DiCarlo, told the Security Council on Tuesday. 

  • 27 Sep 2022

    Mr President,

    The exceptional level of attention to the war in Ukraine reflects the wide-spread global concern about its dangerous and far-reaching consequences.

    This concern can only deepen, as the most recent developments in the war are ominous, pointing to more death, destruction and suffering.

    Indeed, since the last Council meeting on Ukraine on 22 September, we have seen actions that threaten to further escalate the conflict.

    As we meet, so-called “referenda” were just conducted by de facto authorities in the Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia regions.  Ukrainians were asked whether they approved their regions joining the Russian Federation. Voting took place in polling centers. De-facto authorities accompanied by soldiers also went door-to-door with ballot boxes.    

    These exercises, which began on 23 September, have been held during active armed conflict, in areas under Russian control and outside Ukraine’s legal and constitutional framework.  They cannot be called a genuine expression of the popular will.

     Unilateral actions aimed to provide a veneer of legitimacy to the attempted acquisition by force by one State of another State’s territory, while claiming to represent the will of the people, cannot be regarded as legal under international law.

    Let me reiterate here that the United Nations remains fully committed to the sovereignty, unity, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine, within its internationally recognized borders, in accordance with relevant UN resolutions.

    I would like to recall that, as the occupying power, the Russian Federation is obliged under international humanitarian law to respect the laws of Ukraine in the administration of occupied territories.

    Mr. President,

    The past few weeks have also seen heavy fighting in southern Ukraine in the direction of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia, as well as escalating military operations in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

    In mid-September, the Ukrainian military undertook a successful counter-offensive to restore Ukrainian control over most of the Russian-held areas in Kharkiv region.

    We have continued to see not only daily attacks on many Ukrainian cities, including in Donetsk and Luhansk, but also the targeting of civilian energy and water infrastructure, reportedly by Russian forces. Recent reports of drone attacks in and around Odesa are also deeply disturbing.

    To date, OHCHR has recorded 14,844 civilian casualties, with 5,996 persons killed and 8,848 injured. This is 278 more civilians killed, and 649 more injured since I last briefed this Council on 7 September. These are verified individual incidents; actual figures are likely considerably higher.

             We have also heard alarming rhetoric regarding the use of nuclear weapons. This is unacceptable.

    Such rhetoric is inconsistent with the Joint Statement of the Leaders of the Five Nuclear-Weapons States on Preventing Nuclear War and Avoiding Arms Races, made on 3 January 2022.

    Let me reiterate the Secretary-General’s appeal for all nuclear-armed states, including the Russian Federation, to recommit to the non-use and progressive elimination of nuclear weapons.

    Mr. President,

    Amid these grim developments, the United Nations continues to work to alleviate the suffering caused by the war, to support accountability for violations and abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law, and to prevent the deterioration of the already volatile situation around Ukraine’s nuclear sites.

    UN and partner organizations need safe and unimpeded access to deliver life-saving assistance to all in need.  In the areas of Kharkiv region back under Ukrainian control, they were able to organize several aid convoys. 

    However, in areas outside Government control in Donetsk,  Luhansk, Kherson, Mykolaiv and Zaporizhzhia regions, access is the biggest challenge.

    Mr. President,

    The Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine continues to report on violations of human rights and international humanitarian law.

    We are gravely concerned by allegations of violations committed in parts of north-eastern Ukraine, including after the recovery of over 400 bodies from improvised graves in Izium.

    OHCHR is working with local authorities to investigate this and other allegations of human rights violations and abuses in areas in Kharkiv region that were until recently under Russian control.

    There are other extremely disturbing reports. Following investigations in the areas of Kyiv, Chernihiv, Kharkiv and Sumy, the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine, mandated by, the Human Rights Council has concluded that war crimes were committed in Ukraine.

    Among other findings, the Commission was struck by the large number of executions and other violations carried out by Russian forces. In the four areas it covered, the Commission has processed two incidents of ill-treatment against Russian Federation soldiers by Ukrainian forces.

    Rarely, if ever, has the international community collected so much evidence of human rights violations, war crimes and other atrocities as they were happening.

    It is tragic that we have not been able to stop them. But it would be shameful if we were not able to ensure justice for the victims and their loved ones. Those responsible for the outrages being committed in Ukraine, wherever they sit, must be brought to account.

    Mr. President,

    We remain deeply troubled by reports of continuing attacks, as recently as last week, in the vicinity of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant.  The UN continues to support the efforts of the International Atomic Energy Agency.  

    We urge all concerned to provide maximum cooperation with the IAEA.  It is imperative that all attacks on nuclear facilities end, and that the purely civilian nature of such plants be re-established.   

    Mr. President,

    By now, the global implications of this war on food and energy security, felt by millions of people, are well-known.  During the general debate, many Member States decried this predicament.

    The Black Sea Grain Initiative continues to gather pace, with more than 4.5 million metric tons of foodstuff shipped from Ukrainian ports, including to the Horn of Africa, Yemen and Afghanistan.

    Efforts to remove remaining obstacles to the export of Russian food products and fertilizers also continue. These products are not under sanctions, and it is crucial to get them back to world markets.

    Averting a global food crisis makes it vital to renew the Black Sea Grain deal when it expires at the end of November.

    Mr. President,

    In his remarks to the General Assembly, the Secretary-General warned that the UN Charter and its ideals are in jeopardy, and that we have a duty to act.

    I repeat his appeal to all Member States to help prevent further escalation, and to do all we can to end the war and ensure lasting peace - in accordance with the principles of the Charter and international law.

    Thank you.

  • 27 Sep 2022

    “Patience is running out” for many in the international community when it comes to effectively engaging with Afghanistan’s de facto rulers, the Taliban, senior UN envoy for the country, Markus Potzel, told the Security Council on Tuesday.

  • 27 Sep 2022

    @Ismail Al-Rabidi

    AMMAN, 27 SEPTEMBER 2022 - On Monday 26th September,  UN Special Envoy to Yemen Hans Grundberg met with the President of Yemen’s...

  • 27 Sep 2022

    Ongoing armed attacks by Russia against Ukraine have led to devastating human rights abuses there, according to a new report released on Tuesday by the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission for the war-torn country (HRMMU).

  • 27 Sep 2022

    NEW YORK - The Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan, Markus Potzel, today briefed the Security Council on the situation in Afghanistan.


  • 27 Sep 2022

    NEW YORK  - The following is the as-delivered transcript of the briefing by the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan, Markus Potzel, to the Security Council on the...

  • 26 Sep 2022

    The Security Council must act urgently to support Haiti as the gang, economic, and fuel supply crises there “intersect in altogether new and frightening ways”, the head of the UN Mission in the country, BINUH, said on Monday. 

  • 26 Sep 2022

    The UN and its humanitarian partners are stepping up efforts to assist more than 150,000 people who have been impacted by fighting across the Kharkiv region of Ukraine, where Government forces recently announced they had regained full control after months of Russian occupation.

  • 26 Sep 2022

    The UN chief on Monday issued a statement expressing deep sadness at the death of 15 people, including 11 children, at a school in the Russian city of Izhevsk, following an attack by a lone gunman who killed himself at the scene. Two dozen people were wounded.

  • 26 Sep 2022

    New York, 27 September 2022

    World Tourism Day celebrates the power of tourism to foster inclusion, protect nature and promote cultural understanding.

    Tourism is a powerful driver for sustainable development. It contributes to the education and empowerment of women and youth and advances the socioeconomic and cultural development of communities. It plays a critical part in the social...

  • 26 Sep 2022

    In an era of “nuclear blackmail”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday urged countries to step back from the threat of potential global catastrophe and recommit to peace.