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As global population nears 7 billion, UN capitalizes on new opportunities

With the world’s population projected to top 7 billion next month, the United Nations today launched a global initiative – 7 Billion Actions – bringing together governments, businesses, the medi

UN marks 10th anniversary of Buddha statues’ destruction in Afghanistan

On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the destruction of the giant Buddha statues of Bamiyan, in Afghanistan, by the then-ruling fundamentalist Islamic Taliban, the United Nations cultural chief today

Ban urges restrain and dialogue amid escalating violence in Tunisia

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged restraint after deadly riots and violent clashes between Tunisian security forces and protesters reportedly claimed at least 14 lives in recent days.