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UN determined to help Africa fight terrorism: Ban Ki-moon

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 18:56

The United Nations is determined to help Kenya and other countries in Africa fight "terrorism" following a series of deadly attacks, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Saturday.

UN chief wants world leaders to adopt new development goals

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 02:37

A new universal Sustainable Development Agenda will be launched next year after the expiry of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday.

UNAMI asks Iraq to investigate abduction of foreign nationals

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 10:09

The UN mission in Iraq has asked authorities there to investigate the incidents of extrajudicial killings and abductions, including those of Indian and Turkish nationals and bring the perpetrators to justice.

UN says 10.8 million Syrians need aid

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 09:10

The number of Syrians in urgent need of humanitarian aid has jumped to 10.8 million -- nearly half of Syria`s population of 22 million -- United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon said Friday.

Lawyers say UN chief served with Haiti lawsuit in NY

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 09:06

Lawyers for more than 1,500 victims of Haiti`s deadly cholera epidemic said they had served UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with a personal summons to appear in US court.

UN chief to visit three African countries: Spokesman

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 09:01

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon is scheduled to start a visit to Namibia, Equatorial Guinea and Kenya Monday.

UN chief calls for arms embargo on Syria

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 01:48

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today appealed to the powerful Security Council to impose an arms embargo on Syria, stressing that it is "essential" to stem the flow of arms pouring into the war-torn country.

UN chief demands arms embargo on Syria

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 22:09

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged the Security Council to impose an arms embargo on Syria, in a rallying cry for international action to end the country`s devastating civil war.

UN chief condemns heavy shelling, aerial attacks in Syria

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 10:47

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the continued heavy shelling, aerial attacks and use of barrel bombs by the Syrian government and renewed his appeal to all parties to the conflict to end violence and seek a political solution.

`ISIL attacks on civilians could amount to war crimes`

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 10:41

Attacks on Iraqi civilians by terrorist and armed groups like ISIL could amount to war crimes and protection of civilians should be the primary focus of any strategy to address the crisis in that country, special advisers to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have said.

UN chief concerned over violence in Iraq

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 03:55

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday expressed his deep concerns over the deteriorating security situation in Iraq. "I am deeply concerned about the rapidly deteriorating security situation in Iraq, including the reports of mass summary executions by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)," reportedly Ban Ki-moon said in a press conference here.

UN chief wants peaceful political solution in Syria

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 03:16

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday called for "all regional actors, and all those with influence over the Syrian parties, to work together in favour of a peaceful, political solution".