Ban condemns Ukraine rebel offensive

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned a deadly rocket attack in Ukraine`s government-held port of Mariupol on Saturday and denounced "provocative statements" made by pro-Russian separatist fighters.

Indian sociologist named to UN committee to review peacebuilding

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Indian sociologist Saraswathi Menon to a panel that will review peacebuilding activities.

UN Chief voices supports for fight against anti-Semitism

 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon voiced support for the fight against anti-Semitism, saying the world body has as a duty to speak out on this matter and prevent it, a media report said.

Indian named on panel to review UN peace-building architecture

An eminent Indian academician is among seven experts nominated by UN chief Ban Ki-moon to be part of an advisory group that will conduct a policy and institutional review of the world body's peace- building architecture and make recommendations.

AIDS crisis brewing in Crimea and east Ukraine says UN

A lethal health crisis is brewing in Russian-annexed Crimea and war-torn eastern Ukraine, where injecting drug users have lost access to therapy to wean them off heroin, the UN`s AIDS envoy said on Wednesday.

UN chief calls for immediate halt to Yemen fighting

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on armed factions in Yemen to stop fighting immediately on Tuesday, after Shiite militiamen seized the presidential palace in Sanaa.

UN Chief commends outgoing Indian force commander

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has commended India's Lieutenant General Iqbal Singh Singha on the completion of his assignment as force commander of the UN mission in the Golan, acknowledging his "dedicated leadership" during an attack by Al-Qaeda-linked armed groups last year.

UN chief alarmed by flareup in Ukraine fighting

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced alarm on Sunday over fierce fighting around the Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine and called for an immediate end to the violence.

UN chief slams deadly attack on UN camp in Mali

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Saturday slammed an attack on a UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) camp in northern Mali, Xinhua reported.

Peacekeeper killed in fresh attack on UN camp in Mali

A peacekeeper with the UN force in Mali was killed early on Saturday when gunmen launched a fresh attack on the camp housing UN troops in the country`s north, UN officials said.

Badaun case: CBI asked to submit evidences, case diary on Feb 2

A local court here has asked CBI to submit evidences along with case diary on February 2 before it to corroborate its "closure report" indicating that the two teenage cousins in Katra village of Badaun were not raped or murdered, as earlier alleged by the local police.

UN chief had considered to cut short India trip for Paris rally

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had considered whether he should cut short his trip to India to attend a unity march in France to show solidarity in the wake of a terror attack in Paris but eventually decided to continue with his trip, his spokesperson said.

Paris effect: UNSG for committed global action against terror

New Delhi; In the wake of terror strikes in France and Peshawar, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on Tuesday favoured firm and committed action by the international community against the menace to terror.

Ban Ki-moon meets President who pushes for UN reforms

Amid India's aspiration for a permanent seat in the Security Council, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday impressed upon UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to use his leadership to speed up the process of reforms in the world body in this year itself.

Sumitra Mahajan meets Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday called on Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan in the national capital.

Ban asks India to take lead in reaching Paris climate pact

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday asked India to take a leadership role in reaching a "meaningful" climate change pact in Paris later this year.

UN Chief Ban talks Lanka's post-war agenda with Prez Sirisena

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon discussed Sri Lanka's post-war agenda with newly- elected President Maithripala Sirisena who recorded a stunning victory in the bitterly-contested presidential election that ended the 10-year rule of Mahinda Rajapaksa.

India demands greater say in UN peacekeeping mandate

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Monday held "expansive talks" with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who raised the issue of the need for troop-contributing countries to have greater say in the UN peacekeeping mandate.

Swaraj discusses growing global concerns on terrorism with Ban Ki-moon

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Monday said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had a very fruitful discussion with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on a wide array of issues including matters relating to climate change and environment and the growing global concerns on terrorism.

Staunchly oppose criminalisation of homosexuality: UN Secy Gen

 Opposing the criminalisation of homosexuality, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today said that doing so breeds intolerance by violating basic rights to privacy and freedom.