UN chief Ban Ki-moon urges dialogue with North Korea

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged a return to talks with North Korea, during a visit to South Korea that has fuelled speculation of his presidential ambitions in his home country.

UN chief urges talks to end Syria `nightmare`

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon urged regional and international powers to push Syrian warring parties to engage in talks on a political transition to end their country`s "nightmare".

UN's Ban calls for calm in Brazil

Rousseff was suspended to face impeachment trial, ceding power to her vice president Michel Temer.

UN ready to help on Iran assets dispute if US agrees

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is ready to help settle a dispute between Iran and the United States on Tehran`s frozen assets, but only if both countries make that request, a UN spokesman said Friday.

UN chief slams `increasingly restrictive` EU refugee policies

UN chief Ban Ki-moon hit out Thursday at what he called "increasingly restrictive" refugee policies in Europe as the continent faces its worst migrant crisis in decades.

Syria truce tested as Aleppo bombardment kills 25

Syria truce tested as Aleppo bombardment kills 25

UN chief Ban Ki-moon said he was "deeply concerned" by the fighting and urged both sides to stick to the two-month-old truce and troubled peace talks in Geneva.

World needs new vision for urbanisation: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

World needs new vision for urbanisation: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the world needs a new vision for urbanisation, a "New Urban Agenda," to help protect the environment and limit climate change.

UN holds first-ever hearings to pick world`s top diplomat

UN holds first-ever hearings to pick world`s top diplomat

Candidates vying to become the next UN secretary-general fielded questions Tuesday on global crises -- from climate change to achieving Middle East peace -- during the first-ever hearings to choose the world`s top diplomat.

UN lifts secrecy in race for next chief, but backroom deal may still prevail

In a departure from 70 years of secrecy, candidates for United Nations secretary-general will this week make campaign-style pitches to the General Assembly as it hopes to influence the private Security Council poll that picks the winner.

Ban Ki-moon reiterates offer of 'good offices' for India-Pakistan talks

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated his offer of "good offices" to facilitate the resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan that appears to have again hit a brick wall.

UN defends response to terrorism in wake of criticism by PM Narendra Modi

UN defends response to terrorism in wake of criticism by PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said in Brussels that the United Nations does not know what terrorism is and how to deal with it.

Former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark enters race to lead UN

New Zealand formally put forward Clark as its candidate at a press conference in Wellington.
 

More than 100 victims tell UN of peacekeeper sex abuse

More than 100 victims have come forward in the Central African Republic with appalling new accounts of sexual abuse, including bestiality, by UN peacekeepers and French troops, the United Nations has said.

Bashar al-Assad says he can form new Syria government with opposition

Syria President Bashar al-Assad's opponents responded that no administration would be legitimate while he remained in office.

Iran missile tests have caused alarm: UN's Ban

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday that Iran`s ballistic missile had caused "alarm" and it would be up to the major powers to decide whether fresh sanctions should be applied.

Syrian refugee crisis demands united global action: UN chief

UN chief Ban Ki-moon Wednesday called for a united global effort to tackle the Syrian refugee crisis, as he opened a conference on securing resettlement places for nearly half a million of those displaced.

UN chief regrets Morocco ''misunderstanding'' over Western Sahara remark

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon regrets a "misunderstanding" over his use of the word "occupation" to describe Morocco`s annexation of Western Sahara, which led to Morocco expelling dozens of United Nations staff, his spokesman said on Monday.

UN`s Ban Ki-moon condemns `appalling` Pakistan bombing

The attack in Lahore was carried out by a suicide bomber who blew himself up in the crowded Pakistani park as Christians were celebrating Easter, Christendom`s holiest day.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon hails removal of IS from Syria's Palmyra

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon Saturday welcomed the removal of Islamic State jihadists from Syria's ancient Palmyra, calling for the site to be protected for future generations.

Iraq buries young victims of football pitch bomb carnage

Iraq buries young victims of football pitch bomb carnage

Iraq on Saturday buried the victims, among them many young boys, of a suicide attack that ripped through a trophy ceremony after a local football tournament and killed 32 people.