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UN complains to S Sudan after staff blocked

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 03:56

The United Nations has complained to South Sudan and demanded an explanation after four local UN staff were prevented from taking a plane and had their passports confiscated.

UN chief wants world leaders to adopt new development goals

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 02:37

A new universal Sustainable Development Agenda will be launched next year after the expiry of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday.

IOA sends expression of interest to host 2019 Asiad

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 22:38

Ending days of speculation, the Indian Olympic Association on Friday officially informed the Olympic Council of Asia its expression of interest to bid for the 2019 Asian Games after Vietnam capital Hanoi withdrew its hosting rights in April this year.

`ISIL attacks on civilians could amount to war crimes`

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 10:41

Attacks on Iraqi civilians by terrorist and armed groups like ISIL could amount to war crimes and protection of civilians should be the primary focus of any strategy to address the crisis in that country, special advisers to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have said.

India loses race for Interpol Secretary General`s post

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 13:41

India has lost the race for the post of Interpol Secretary General with its Executive Committee appointing Germany`s Juergen Stock as the successor to present incumbent Ronald K Noble of the United States.

Can Ranjit Sinha breach unfamiliar territory for Indians at Interpol?

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 09:22

CBI Director Ranjit Sinha may have thrown his hat in the ring for the coveted Interpol Secretary General’s post, but no Indian has held the position since the agency’s inception a century ago.

UN welcomes new Palestine unity government

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 14:43

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the formation of a Palestinian unity government headed by Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, and said he hoped that new opportunities will emerge soon for progress towards a two-state solution with Israel.

UN chief wants CAR violence to end

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 03:33

While strongly condemning recent attacks in the Central African Republic (CAR), UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Thursday called for "an immediate end to the cycle of violence and retaliatory attacks" in the country.

UN chief urges peaceful, inclusive polls in Malawi

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 09:18

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday urged all parties concerned in Malawi to ensure "peaceful and inclusive" elections, as the country`s first tripartite elections are to be held on schedule from May 20-24.

UN`s Ban presses Netanyahu, Abbas over peace talks

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 02:10

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has spoken separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to encourage them to keep alive the faltering peace process.

Ban Ki-moon viewing Indian elections with "great" interest

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 00:15

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is viewing India`s general elections that began on Monday with "great interest".

Ban Ki-moon wants Russia, Iran to push Syria over peace talks

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 03:28

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today said Russia and Iran should pressure their ally in Damascus to re-start peace talks aimed at ending the three-year Syrian civil war.