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London Conference provides Seychelles meetings with high-level government officials

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has met with the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, at a meeting in the margins of the London Conference on Somalia.

Ban to sound alarm about climate change on upcoming visit to...

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will embark on a four-nation visit to Australia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands and Kiribati at the end of this week during which the issue of climate change will be a k

UN Secretary-General brings message of solidarity to Japan

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon brought a message of international solidarity to parts of Eastern Japan still reeling from the effects of the 'triple disasters' triggered by the tsunami,

UN chief voices alarm at escalation of violence in Syria

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his alarm at the escalation of violence in Syria, which has reportedly claimed at least 70 lives over the past week alone, and called for independent and tra

Ban: Non-Aligned Movement vital to battle agains climate change

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) of more than 100 countries to assist in “urgent global action” to combat the threat posed by climate change.

Ban urges Egypt to serve as inspiration for Arab world

A successful transition in Egypt towards greater democracy can inspire the rest of the region, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging the country to continue with its recent reforms by holdi

UN chief calls for end to violence in Egypt

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged all Egyptians today to ensure that political protests do not lead to further violence, and called on the Government to see this “as an opportunity to engage in ad

UN-backed talks on Cyprus reunification gain momentum

Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders discussed governance and power-sharing today as they prepare to meet with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon later this month in United Nations-sponsored talks aim

UN chief strongly condemns church bombing in Egypt

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the bomb attack that killed 21 people and wounded 70 others at the al-Qiddissin Coptic Church in Alexandria, Egypt, on New Year's Eve.

UN chief, Korean president discuss situation in the region

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the President of the Republic of Korea (ROK) have discussed the recent situation on the Korean Peninsula in a telephone conversation, during which the United Nations

UN steps up fight against sexual violence in conflict

The United Nations has said its Security Council called for perpetrators to be publicly listed and punished with sanctions, thus stepping up its battle against sexual violence in conflicts around the

UN head pleads for global agreement on climate change

The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, delivered an impassioned plea for agreement at the United Nations climate change conference in Cancún on Tuesday.

Duty and the epidemic in Haiti

“Last Friday, on December 3rd, the UN decided to devote one General Assembly session to analyzing the cholera epidemic in that sister country. News of that decision was heartening.

UN head has high hopes for Africa’s youth

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, has said Africa’s youth can do great things for the continent.

On World Food Day, UN calls for united front against hunger

With nearly one billion people still suffering from food shortages around the globe, the world must take a united stand against hunger, the United Nations said today, marking World Food Day.

UN secretary general lays out options in dealing with Somali pirates

(eTN) - An international tribunal set up by the Security Council under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter authorizing the use of force is among several options to prosecute pirates operating of

World leaders condemn perpetrators of Uganda attacks

(eTN) - The perpetrators of “vicious” attacks in Uganda must to be brought to justice, many world leaders have said.

UN urges Israeli leaders: End blockade on Gaza

(eTN) – United secretary general Ban Ki-moon and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Wednesday at United Nations Headquarters in New York, where they discussed a number of issues including

G20 leaders urged to invest in “green” economy

(eTN) - In what the United Nations calls a “continued push to keep the poorest and most vulnerable at the forefront of international discussions,” Ban Ki-moon, UN’s secretary general, over the w

UN survey reveals too many businesses neglecting human rights and corruption

LAS VEGAS (eTN) - A survey released on Monday, June 14, by the United Nations has revealed that corruption and human rights issues continue to be neglected by companies despite ongoing interest in Uni

Climate change ‘ticking time bomb’ for food security, says UN rights...

Climate change is a ticking time bomb for global food security, Olivier De Schutter, the United Nations special rapporteur on the right to food, has said.

Ban arrives, as Copenhagen climate change talks resume

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon arrived Tuesday in Copenhagen, Denmark, the scene of the historic United Nations climate change conference, to give fresh energy to the negotiations that are set to wr

Antarctic fragility a reminder of importance of success in Copenhagen, UN...

The secretary-general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, on Tuesday urged action on two fronts ahead of next week’s United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen as he marked the fiftieth

Kazakhstan welcomes the world of UNWTO

“I am delighted to send greetings to the 18th session of the general assembly of the UNWTO," UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has told the delegates of 18th session of the General Assembly of the Un

Swine flu: No cause for alarm, not considered a pandemic...

With increasing numbers of people contracting the deadly swine flu virus, various governments and organizations are swiftly reacting by putting in place precautionary measures.

UN secretary general flies over the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

DAR ES SALAAM- Tanzania (eTN) - United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon flew over the dwindling ice covered summit of Mount Kilimanjaro last Friday shortly before ending his three-day official vi

Democracy: At Myanmar’s doorsteps?

United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon on Monday said that an amnesty announced by the government of Myanmar, which reportedly includes some 23 political prisoners, as a “first step” toward

Progress seen in Madagascar dispute between president and Anatananarivo mayor

President Marc Ravalomanana of Madagascar and the mayor of Anatananarivo, Madagascar's capital city, Andry Rajoelina, have agreed to start a United Nations-facilitated dialogue to resolve their differ

World cannot afford to ignore climate change, UN secretary general says...

The world must tackle the growing threat of climate change, secretary-general Ban Ki-moon told a sustainable development summit in New Delhi Thursday, stressing that the crisis threatens to roll back