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Hope Thailand will honour King's human rights legacy, says UN chief Ban Ki-Moon

Hope Thailand will honour King's human rights legacy, says UN chief Ban Ki-Moon

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said he hoped Thailand will honor King Bhumibol Adulyadej`s legacy of commitment to universal values and respect for human rights, his spokesman said in a statement following the king`s death on Thursday.

UN chief condemns attack on Indian Consulate in Afghanistan

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the terror attack on the Indian

UN chief to brief Security Council on Israeli-Palestinian violence today

UN chief to brief Security Council on Israeli-Palestinian violence today

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will brief the Security Council today on his trip to the Middle East where he is seeking to defuse weeks of violence, diplomats said.

UNGA a great opportunity for leaders of India, Pak to meet: Ban

UN chief Ban Ki-moon said he has always encouraged India and Pakistan for dialogue and the current General Assembly sessions provides a great opportunity for the leaders of the two countries to meet, even as India indicated that there was no bilateral meeting scheduled.

Ban calls for immediate Ramadan truce in Yemen

 UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday called for an immediate two-week humanitarian pause in Yemen to mark Ramadan as talks got underway in Geneva to try and resolve the bloody conflict.

Italian marines row: UN chief's position remains unchanged

United Nations: The ongoing Italian marines row with India has not generated any new response from the United Nations, with the spokesperson for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon saying the position of the UN chief over the issue remains unchanged.

UN urges Pakistan to halt executions

UN chief Ban Ki-moon is pressing Pakistan to end capital punishment and restore a moratorium on the death penalty the government lifted in terror cases following a Taliban school massacre.

UN urges US to look at police accountability

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged the United States to improve police accountability after protests triggered by a jury`s failure to press charges against a white police officer for a black man`s death.

Travellers with Ebola should not be stigmatised: UN chief

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday expressed concern over restrictions imposed on travellers returning from Ebola-affected countries, saying people who develop infections should be "supported, not stigmatised".

Badaun gang-rape: UN chief appalled, Centre says situation in UP deplorable

While the United Nations chief Ban Ki-Moon on Wednesday said that he is appalled by the brutal rape and murder of two teenaged girls in India`s Badaun district and demanded urgent action in the case, the Centre also said that the law and order situation in Samajwadi Party-ruled Uttar Pradesh is deplorable.

UN will closely follow Indian elections: Ban`s spokesperson

Terming India as a "very important partner" of the United Nations, a spokesperson for UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said that the Secretary General and the world body will closely follow the country`s crucial General Elections scheduled to begin on April 7.

Syria envoy warns of `Somalisation` if peace efforts fail

UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, in Syria on Tuesday on the most sensitive leg of a regional push for peace talks, has warned of the `Somalisation` of the war-ravaged country.

UN chief asks Israel, Palestinians to overcome scepticism

Days after resumption of the much-awaited peace talks between Israel and Palestinians, UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Friday appealed to both sides to overcome "deep scepticism" and avoid actions that risk undermining the negotiations.

UN Chief Ban Ki-moon arrives in China for high-level talks

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Beijing on Tuesday for high-level talks with Chinese officials on North Korea, Syria and other issues, his spokesman said.

UN chief slams coup in Central African Republic

Rebels seized control of Central African Republic`s capital Bangui after President Francois Bozize fled to Cameroon, reports said Sunday.

UN chief condemns attack on peacekeepers in Sudan

Two weeks ago, four Nigerian servicemen were killed and nine were injured in an attack on a Unamid patrol in Darfur.

UN chief seeks political solution: Sri Lanka

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has highlighted the need to find a political solution immediately to the underlying factors of the past conflict in Sri Lanka.

World`s oceans need greater protection: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sought global attention to the fragile state of the world`s oceans and the importance of marine diversity for global survival.

‘Repeal laws that criminalise same-sex relationships`

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has asked countries to repeal laws that criminalise same sex relationships.

Bring 26/11 attackers to justice: UN chief

Ban Ki-moon asked India and Pakistan to continue with their peace dialogue, saying it is significant for both regional and global peace.