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UN chief urges meeting on nuclear-free Mideast

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 08:43

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that the failure to hold a conference on establishing a nuclear-weapons-free-zone in the Middle East this year could jeopardize the success of next year`s review of the landmark 1970 agreement aimed at stopping the spread of nuclear arms.

Avoid Ebola panic, fear: UN chief Ban Ki-moon

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 02:03

Urging governments to avoid panic and fear, UN chief Ban Ki-moon announced plans on Tuesday to step up the global response to the Ebola outbreak and bring it under control.

Lawyers say UN chief served with Haiti lawsuit in NY

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 09:06

Lawyers for more than 1,500 victims of Haiti`s deadly cholera epidemic said they had served UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with a personal summons to appear in US court.

Jordan`s Prince Zeid to be next UN rights chief

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 04:19

Prince Zeid al Hussein of Jordan, a veteran diplomat and campaigner for international justice, will become the first UN human rights chief from the Muslim and Arab worlds following his unanimous election by the UN General Assembly.

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 11:59

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 Chief Ban Ki-moon commends India for peaceful elections

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 23:41

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has commended the Indian government, its people and the political parties on peacefully conducting its weeks-long general elections.

UN chief urges special tribunal for South Sudan

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 03:19

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a special tribunal for South Sudan, saying there are grounds to believe that crimes against humanity have been committee since widespread violence began five months ago.

Iran asks UN chief to intervene in envoy row

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 00:48

Iran on Monday urged United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to intervene directly in a row sparked by America`s refusal to give Tehran`s chosen UN envoy a visa.

UN will closely follow Indian elections: Ban`s spokesperson

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 22:59

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.

Third round of Syria talks urgently needed: UN chief

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 22:58

UN chief Ban Ki-moon stressed on Monday the urgency of relaunching the Syrian peace process, urging Damascus in particular to return to Geneva with a more "constructive position."

Complete Maldives presidential election: UN chief

Last Updated: Sunday, November 10, 2013, 22:51

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Sunday called on all parties concerned in the Maldives to complete the presidential election process "without further delay" while congratulating the island nation on peaceful voting.

Syria envoy warns of `Somalisation` if peace efforts fail

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 23:02

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.