World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Annan decries latest terror attack in Israel

Annan decries latest terror attack in Israel, urges Palestinian groups to end violence

21 October – The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today condemned the latest terrorist attack in Israel and urged Palestinian groups to abandon such practices.

At least 14 persons were reported killed and many more injured in the explosion near Hadera.

Condemning "in the strongest possible terms" attacks against civilians, a spokesman for the Secretary-General issued a statement once again calling on all Palestinian groups to immediately stop all such acts of violence.

Mr. Annan also extended condolences to the families of the victims and the Government of Israel.

Echoing these views, Terje Roed-Larsen, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, reiterated the unequivocal UN position that such terror attacks are "morally reprehensible and absolutely counter-productive to peacemaking efforts." Mr. Roed-Larsen called on Palestinian groups to adhere to UN Security Council resolution 1435, which calls on both parties to stop all forms of violence


New York, 21 October 2002 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the situation in the Middle East including the question of Palestine

The Secretary-General is appalled by the terrorist car bomb attack in northern Israel earlier today in which at least 14 persons were killed and many others injured. He reiterates his condemnation of attacks against civilians in the strongest possible terms and conveys his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and the Government of Israel. The Secretary-General once again calls on all Palestinian groups to stop immediately all such acts of violence.

© Scoop Media

World Headlines


UNESCO: Hails Return Of Looted Ancient Gilgamesh Tablet To Iraq

The Gilgamesh Dream Tablet - one of the oldest surviving literary works in history - is to be returned to Iraq by the United States later this week, the UN agency for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO), said on Monday...

UN Report: Most Agricultural Funding Distorts Prices, Harms Environment

Around 87% of the $540 billion in total annual government support given worldwide to agricultural producers includes measures that are price distorting and that can be harmful to nature and health... More>>

UN: Support Afghans In Their Most Perilous Hour, Urges Guterres
The international community should urgently offer a “lifeline” to millions of vulnerable Afghans “who face perhaps their most perilous hour”, the UN Secretary-General said on Monday...More>>

Focus On: UN SDGs

UN: More Than 130 Countries Expected To Announce National Commitments At UN Food Systems Summit
The Heads of State and Government from more than 90 countries are expected to announce their commitments to transform food systems to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals at the historic UN Food Systems Summit next week... More>>

UN: Only 2% Of Covid-19 Vaccines Have Been Administered In Africa

More than 5.7 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered globally, but only 2% of them in Africa, said World Health Organization (WHO) chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday... More>>

UN: Climate Action Essential To Cool ‘Season Of Fire And Floods’ Worldwide

With extreme weather events increasingly impacting countries across the world, the deputy UN chief on Monday underlined the importance of limiting temperature rise to the internationally agreed goal of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels... More>>