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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL

MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF
SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN CONFLICT New York, 19 June 2016

 

The world continues to witness appalling levels of sexual violence in wartime. No region is immune to this scourge, which continues to affect women, girls, boys and men.
There has also been clear progress and unprecedented political momentum to address these crimes.

Sexual violence is now widely recognized as a deliberate strategy used to shred the fabric of society; to control and intimidate communities and to force people from their homes. It is rightly seen as a threat to international peace and security, a serious violation of international humanitarian and human rights law, and a major impediment to post-conflict reconciliation and economic development.

Security Council Press Statement on Boko Haram attacks against civilians in northeast Nigeria and Chad

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the recent terrorist attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria and Chad including the deadly attacks in Kwajafa in Borno state, Nigeria, on 5 April 2015 and in Tchoukou Telia, Chad, on 3 April 2015. The members of the Security Council extended their condolences to the families of the victims and their sympathy to all those injured, as well as to the peoples and the Governments of Chad and Nigeria. Continue reading