UN chief sets out framework for Syria poison gas investigation

Success of a new international inquiry aimed at assigning blame for chemical weapons attacks during Syria`s four-year-old civil war will require full cooperation of all warring parties, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday.

World leaders must 'accelerate' climate talks: Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said today that countries must "accelerate the rhythm of negotiations" on capping global warming ahead of an international climate conference in Paris in December.

UN Chief regrets India-Pak NSA talks did not happen

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday expressed regret over calling-off of the planned NSA-level talks between India and Pakistan and hoped that leaders of the two countries will use "all opportunities" to resume talks soon.

Ban Ki-moon marks deadly Boko Haram attack on UN in Nigeria

 UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday hailed Nigeria`s "greater stability and peace" under its new leader as he commemorated a deadly attack on the global body by Boko Haram militants.

UN chief calls on India, Pak 'to return to dialogue'
UN chief calls on India, Pak 'to return to dialogue'

As the proposed talks between the National Security Advisers of India and Pakistan appeared deadlocked, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called on the two sides "to return to dialogue" in the interest of their people and exercise maximum restraint.

UN chief urges North, South Korea to halt escalating tensions
UN chief urges North, South Korea to halt escalating tensions

 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged North and South Korea to put a halt to a worrying escalation of tensions on the divided peninsula.

Ban Ki-moon to mark jihadist attack on UN in Nigeria: Govt

 UN chief Ban Ki-moon is to visit Nigeria to commemorate a deadly attack on the global body by Boko Haram militants and meet the country`s new leader, the government said Friday.

Ban Ki-moon to mark jihadist attack on UN in Nigeria: Govt

 UN chief Ban Ki-moon is to visit Nigeria to commemorate a deadly attack on the global body by Boko Haram militants and meet the country`s new leader, the government said Friday.

UN calls for 'maximum restraint' by India, Pakistan along LoC

Welcoming the upcoming meeting between the national security advisers of India and Pakistan, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on both countries to exercise "maximum restraint" along the Line of Control (LoC) and protect civilians.

UN chief concerned at violence on disputed Kashmir border

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Tuesday voiced alarm at the latest upsurge in violence along the disputed border of India and Pakistan in Kashmir and urged restraint on the part of both governments.

UN Chief congratulates new government in Sri Lanka

 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon today called on the new government in Sri Lanka under United National Front (UNF) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to make further progress on good governance, accountability and reconciliation.

UN chief 'alarmed' by upsurge in Ukraine fighting

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed serious alarm over the upsurge in fighting in Ukraine and called for urgent steps to de-escalate the violence.

UN chief sacks CAR mission head over sex abuse claims

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has fired his mission chief in the Central African Republic amid "disturbing allegations" of sexual abuse, even as he reposed "full confidence" in the Indian diplomat Atul Khare, his senior-most peacekeeping official in the country.

Afghan diplomat named UN mission chief in Liberia

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday named Afghan diplomat Farid Zarif to head the UN mission in Liberia, as the West African country struggles to recover from the devastating Ebola crisis.

UN chief sacks C Africa mission

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Wednesday he had fired the mission chief in the Central African Republic, saying "enough is enough" after a string of allegations of child sex abuse by peacekeepers.

Militants kill six Turkey forces, attack US consulate

Turkey was on Monday hit by a slew of deadly attacks, with six members of the security forces killed and the US consulate in Istanbul targeted in a shooting.

UN Security Council approves Syria chemical weapons probe

The UN Security Council voted unanimously on Friday to set up a panel to identify who is behind deadly chlorine gas attacks in Syria, which the West blames on the Damascus regime.

US, Russia agree on Syria chemicals weapons draft: US official

The United States and Russia have reached agreement on a draft UN resolution aimed at identifying those behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria in order to bring them to justice, a US official said on Thursday.

Iran to submit Syria peace plan to UN

Iran said on Wednesday it will submit a new peace plan for war-ravaged Syria to the United Nations on the back of an international shift in favour of a political settlement.

UN chief seeks urgent funding for Palestinian refugees

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday raised alarm over a $100 million shortfall in funding for the UN aid agency for Palestinian refugees and called for urgent donations.