The United Nations Security Council has failed to reach a consensus on a Jordanian proposal to send a delegation to inspect the Syrian refugee camps in Jordan, the President of the United Nations Security Council announced Monday.
Lebanon has called on the U.N. Security Council to condemn violations of its airspace by Israel, which carried out raids in Syria to target what it said were Iranian missiles bound for Hezbollah militants.
Ban Ki-moon is gravely concerned about reports of air strikes in Syria by the Israeli Air Force, according to a statement from his spokesperson, which stressed that the United Nations does not have details of the reported incidents nor is in a position to independently verify that they took place.
More people were killed and wounded in violent attacks across Iraq in April than in any month since June 2008, the United Nations mission in the country said today.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday expressed deep concern about the upsurge of violence throughout Iraq that has left many dead and hundreds injured over the past week.
Israeli and Palestinian leaders must move beyond words and take concrete action on final status issues
Welcoming renewed international engagement in the Middle East peace process, Ban Ki-moon today said that building on that support required Israeli and Palestinian political leaders to “move beyond words” and tackle final status issues in a constructive spirit.
With a “grim” tragedy unfolding in Syria, the United Nations Political Chief told the Security Council today that at this moment of increased risk across the entire Middle East, rapid action was needed not only to address the impact of that crisis, but also to make progress on the Israeli-Palestinian front.
An independent United Nations expert today urged the Government of Bahrain to honour its international commitments and allow him in to assess whether torture and ill-treatment are taking place in the country, after repeated postponements of planned visits.
The UN Secretary General's Assistant for Civilian Capacities Sarah Cliffe left Sana’a on Monday after an official visit to Yemen lasting several days.
The United Nations human rights chief today condemned the rampant use of the death penalty by the Iraqi Government, which executed 21 people earlier this week, stressing the country’s justice system is still not functioning adequately and should not carry out capital punishment at all.