UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemns Pakistan school attack

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday led the world body in condemning the "blood curdling" Taliban attack on "defenceless" children at an army-run school in Pakistan's Peshawar city, saying no cause can justify such brutality and horror.

Unfair to expect same commitment from all nations on climate, says UN chief
Unfair to expect same commitment from all nations on climate, says UN chief

Following ambitious pledges by US and China to reduce emissions, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said it is "not fair" for all countries to make the same level of contributions, given their different phases of development and needs, a stand similar to that of India.

Attack on UN convoy in Somalia outrages UN chief

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is "outraged" by the terrorist attack on a UN convoy in Somalian capital city of Mogadishu, his spokesperson said in a statement Wednesday.

UN chief voices concern over violence in Israel, West Bank

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday voiced his deep concern about "the upsurge of violence and killings over the past days in Israel and the West Bank".

Eastern Ukraine polls counter-productive: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday said the elections in eastern Ukraine last Sunday were "an unfortunate and counter-productive development".

UN chief calls for stop to South Sudan fighting

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has called on South Sudan's warring leaders to immediately stop fighting following the latest upsurge of violence in the oil-rich north.

UN chief seeks help against female genital mutilation

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon called on the media Thursday to speak out and help put an end "within this generation" to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a practice suffered by 130 million girls and women around the world.

Israel PM complains to UN chief over Gaza probe

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has complained to UN chief Ban Ki-moon that a probe by the world body into the Gaza war is one-sided, his foreign ministry said Wednesday.

UN chief lauded for role in world climate efforts
UN chief lauded for role in world climate efforts

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was recognized in New York by the South-South Awards for his role in leading the world's efforts to combat climate change.

UN chief welcomes unity government deal in Afghanistan

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Sunday welcomed the conclusion of the presidential polls in Afghanistan as well as an agreement on formation of a national unity government in the country.

UN chief welcomes US assistance to fight Ebola

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the US support against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and called for "bold and courageous" international efforts to fight the epidemic.

UN chief calls for unity at General Assembly session

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday said the 69th session of the UN General Assembly (GA) opened as the world was confronted with an "unprecedented level of crisis" and called for unity among members to overcome it.

UN chief urges meeting on nuclear-free Mideast

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.

UN chief`s appeal to help youth with mental health conditions

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday called for wide ranging efforts at all levels to raise awareness about the importance of investing in and supporting young people with mental health conditions.

UN chief heads to Middle East to help end conflict

Amid an escalation of violence in the Middle East, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will leave for the region on Saturday to help end the conflict between Israel and Palestinians that has killed more than 300 people, mostly civilians.

Lawyers say UN chief served with Haiti lawsuit in NY

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.

UN chief to visit three African countries: Spokesman

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon is scheduled to start a visit to Namibia, Equatorial Guinea and Kenya Monday.

UN chief congratulates Spain`s new king

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated Felipe VI on his coronation as the new king of Spain, media reported Friday.

UN chief condemns heavy shelling, aerial attacks in Syria

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the continued heavy shelling, aerial attacks and use of barrel bombs by the Syrian government and renewed his appeal to all parties to the conflict to end violence and seek a political solution.

Jordan`s Prince Zeid to be next UN rights chief

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.