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Humanitarian access to civilians trapped by the Syrian conflict is being increasingly obstructed by the ongoing fighting in the country and a shortfall in critical funding, a senior United Nations relief official warned today.
Strongly condemning the terrorist attacks carried out separately today in Tunisia, Kuwait and France, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored that, far from weakening the world’s resolve, the heinous incidents will only strengthen commitment to defeating all forms of terrorism.
The fight against Islamic State is "the struggle of our generation", Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has said, as it emerged the British death toll in the Tunisian attack will rise above 30, the BBC reported.
24 June 2015 — The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund is "something positive which works, in a troubled, turbulent and turmoil-driven world," Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said today, while asking its stakeholders to consider devoting a small amount of assessed contributions for peacebuilding purposes.
On 23 June the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks has voiced serious concern over the use of force applied by the police to disperse peaceful protesters in Yerevan, Armenia.
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) extremists blew up two Muslim burial sites in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, a Unesco World Heritage site, the AFP reported.
In his address to PACE convened 23 June in plenary session in Strasbourg, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon assured Europe of UN support in combating violent extremism and the rise of antisemitism, anti-muslim attacks and related forms of discrimination.
25 June 2015 — The business community and the private sector can make a difference as United Nations Member States are in the process of formulating a new sustainability agenda, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said at the General Assembly, which was meeting to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the UN Global Compact.