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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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

Russia denies role in bloody air strike on Syria school that killed 22 children

Moscow on Thursday denied any involvement in bloody air strikes on a Syrian school as its relations with the West took another hit and the EU slapped more sanctions on its ally Damascus.

UN to begin evacuations from Aleppo if truce holds

The United Nations hopes to carry out the first medical evacuations from Aleppo on Friday, if a "humanitarian pause" in the Syrian army`s Russian-backed assault on the city holds.

Hopes and expectations from a new UN Secretary General

Antonio Guterres has a formidable reputation of clean governance and strict administration, having cleaned up the UNHCR as its head.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon becomes godparent to newborn giant tortoise!

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon becomes godparent to newborn giant tortoise!

The baby tortoise will stay in the breeding centre for the next five years and will then return to its home island of Santiago, the GNP said in a statement.

Planning cities is critical challenge in 21st century, United Nations says

Urban planning has failed to keep up with mass urbanization around the world, placing cities at the epicentre of the 21st century`s most pressing challenges, a top United Nations official said on Monday.

Portugal's Antonio Guterres replaces Ban Ki-moon as next UN chief

Portugal's Antonio Guterres replaces Ban Ki-moon as next UN chief

The UN General Assembly on Thursday formally appointed Antonio Guterres as the new secretary-general of the United Nations, replacing Ban Ki-moon. The 193 member states adopted by acclamation a resolution appointing the former prime minister of Portugal for a five-year term beginning January 1.

Colombia peace bid `too far to turn back` after Nobel: UN chief Ban Ki-moon

The leader of Colombia`s FARC rebels, Timoleon Jimenez, was notably not named a co-recipient of the Nobel.

India Welcomes Antonio Guterres as Next UN Secretary General

Guterres, the 67-year-old former head of UN's refugee organisation for 10 years, emerged as a leading candidate in all of the Security Council's straw polls.

Portugal's Antonio​ Guterres poised to be next UN Secretary-General

Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres is poised to be the ninth United Nations Secretary-General and is expected to be formally recommended to the 193-member General Assembly for election by the Security Council on Thursday, diplomats said.

EU says has support to revive stalled Afghanistan peace talks

Regional powers have agreed to try to revive Afghanistan`s stalled peace process after almost 40 years of conflict, the EU`s foreign policy chief said on Wednesday, as the West sought to raise some USD 13 billion to fund the country through 2020.

Security Council powers weigh in to pick new UN chief

There are currently 10 candidates for the top post including frontrunner Antonio Guterres.

Ban lauds India for ratifying historic Paris climate deal

Ban said that this "historic" step will further India's sustainable path to growth and development.