Ban ki-Moon

Former UN chief Ban Ki-moon heads IOC ethics commission amid ongoing probes

Former UN chief Ban Ki-moon heads IOC ethics commission amid ongoing probes

Ban, who had close ties with the IOC during his time as U.N. head from 2007-2106, was elected on a four-year term at a meeting in Lima and succeeds Senegal`s Youssoupha Ndiaye.

Sep 14, 2017, 23:10 PM IST

UN to check human rights record for Sri Lankan peacekeepers

"We need to have an enhanced screening process for Sri Lankan peacekeepers," Farhan Haq, deputy spokesperson for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. 

May 27, 2017, 15:00 PM IST

Ban Ki-Moon returns to South Korea after hinting at presidency run

Retired UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon returned to South Korea Thursday as momentum builds around his possible run in elections to succeed impeached President Park Geun-Hye. 

Jan 12, 2017, 16:09 PM IST

UN Security Council rejects arms embargo on South Sudan

The UN Security Council has defeated a US-sponsored resolution that would have imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan and three key figures in the conflict in the world's newest nation.

Dec 23, 2016, 23:22 PM IST

UN chief calls for India, Pakistan dialogue

The outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has again called for India and Pakistan to resolve their differences through dialogue and has expressed concern over the tensions along the Line of Control.

Dec 22, 2016, 03:40 AM IST

South Korean court to mull impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye, ruling party split

South Korea's Constitutional Court will tomorrow start hearings into whether to confirm the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye, with her ruling conservative party deeply split on the issue before a likely fresh election.

Dec 21, 2016, 14:25 PM IST
South Korean ruling party faces split over impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye

South Korean ruling party faces split over impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye

More than 30 lawmakers of the Saenuri Party, who have been at odds with Park, have vowed to leave.

Dec 21, 2016, 09:09 AM IST
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon criticises Park government over corruption scandal

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon criticises Park government over corruption scandal

Addressing the scandal that has gripped South Korea over the past two months, Ban Ki-moon said the political turbulence in the country is "surprising and unexpected".

Dec 19, 2016, 13:57 PM IST
UN chief Ban ki-Moon hints on running for South Korea's presidency

UN chief Ban ki-Moon hints on running for South Korea's presidency

The next presidential election in South Korea is scheduled to be held in December 2017.

Dec 17, 2016, 13:50 PM IST
No turning back on climate change pact, says Ban Ki-moon

No turning back on climate change pact, says Ban Ki-moon

"The Paris Agreement on climate change is a precious achievement that we must support and nurture," Ban said. "There is no turning back.

Dec 17, 2016, 08:57 AM IST

United Nations pays tribute to Ban Ki-moon's 'never-tiring service to humanity'

The General Assembly paid a tribute to outgoing United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for his "never-tiring service to humanity" over the past decade, while also swearing in his successor Antonio Guterres, who will assume his duties on January 1, 2017.

Dec 13, 2016, 10:07 AM IST

UN chief alarmed by reports of atrocities in Aleppo

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is alarmed by reports of atrocities against "a large number" of civilians, including women and children, in recent hours in the Syrian city of Aleppo, his spokesman said Monday.

Dec 13, 2016, 04:35 AM IST

Hope India, Pakistan will resolve water issue themselves: Ban Ki-moon

During the debate, Pakistan's Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi had warned against the use of water as an instrument of coercion or war.

Nov 29, 2016, 12:39 PM IST
UN chief Ban Ki-moon mourns death of Fidel Castro

UN chief Ban Ki-moon mourns death of Fidel Castro

Extending his deepest condolences to the Cuban people and to the family of Castro Ban vividly recall his meeting with the former president when he visited Cuba in January 2014.

Nov 27, 2016, 00:14 AM IST
Deeply concerned about situation along LoC in Kashmir: Ban Ki-moon

Deeply concerned about situation along LoC in Kashmir: Ban Ki-moon

The tension between India and Pakistan has increased after the attack on an Indian Army base in Uri on September 18 and the resultant "surgical strike" on terrorist launchpads in PoK.

Nov 25, 2016, 08:59 AM IST

UN peacekeeper, two civilians killed in Mali attack

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned the killings "in the strongest terms" and warned that "attacks targeting United Nations peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law."

Nov 07, 2016, 13:57 PM IST

Syria school strike: Russia again denies any children killed in

The Russian army today denied any children were present in a school in Syria's Idlib province where 28 people were killed in an October airstrike blamed on Moscow.

Nov 07, 2016, 12:10 PM IST
UN South Sudan mission ''in ruins'' after firing, says Russia

UN South Sudan mission ''in ruins'' after firing, says Russia

 Russia on Thursday criticized U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon`s decision to fire a Kenyan peacekeeping commander in South Sudan as premature, saying the mission there was now "in ruins" after Kenya vowed to withdraw all its troops in response to the move.

Nov 04, 2016, 14:24 PM IST

UN peacekeepers failed to respond to South Sudan hotel attack: Inquiry

United Nations peacekeepers failed to respond to an attack on civilians by South Sudanese government troops at the Hotel Terrain in the capital Juba in July, less than a mile from a U.N. compound, a U.N. inquiry found on Tuesday.

Nov 02, 2016, 17:35 PM IST

Juba violence: UN chief Ban Ki-moon fires South Sudan peacekeeping commander

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday sacked the commander of the peacekeeping force in South Sudan following a damning report showing failure to protect civilians during recent violence in Juba.

Nov 02, 2016, 00:28 AM IST