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UN chief urges ceasefire and talks in Mali

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 07:40

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging immediate implementation of a ceasefire agreement in northern Mali.

UN warns of severe humanitarian crisis as militants seize two Iraqi cities

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 08:56

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the international community to unite behind Iraq as a lightening offensive by heavily armed jihadists swept closer to Baghdad.

Mali attack will not dim UN resolve: Ban Ki-moon

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 08:50

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned an attack that killed four peacekeepers in Mali, but warned it would not diminish the United Nations` resolve to work toward peace in the country.

UN chief calls for international solidarity with Iraq

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 05:11

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the international community to unite behind Iraq as a lightening offensive by heavily armed jihadists swept closer to Baghdad.

UN chief, Australian PM discuss regional issues

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 06:20

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Tuesday met visiting Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and they discussed situations in Syria, Ukraine, as well as Fiji.

New UN High Commissioner for Human Rights nominated

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 10:28

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon nominated Prince Zeid Ra`ad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan as the new UN high commissioner for human rights.

UN sets up prize in honour of Nelson Mandela

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 06:35

The UN General Assembly Friday established the United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize as a tribute to the achievements and contributions of the late South African leader.

Jordanian diplomat tapped to be new UN rights chief

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 01:43

Jordan`s ambassador to the United Nations has been nominated as UN high commissioner for human rights, to replace South Africa`s outgoing Navi Pillay, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday.

Rape cases: Have internal self-correction mechanism in place, says India

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 20:24

Days after the United Nations condemned the brutal gangrape and murder of two teenaged girls in Badaun, India today said it never claimed to be a "perfect society" but the country has internal self-correction mechanism in place to deal with such acts.

UN chief urges Israel to freeze settlement activity

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 05:06

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on Israel to freeze settlement activity and abide by international law after authorities unveiled plans to build 3,200 new settler homes.

UN chief urges S Sudan rivals to meet as promised

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 09:47

The UN Secretary-General is urging the President of South Sudan to meet his rival next week, even though the peace deal that promised the June 9 meeting fell apart within days.

UN welcomes new Palestine unity government

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 14:43

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the formation of a Palestinian unity government headed by Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, and said he hoped that new opportunities will emerge soon for progress towards a two-state solution with Israel.