UN Chief asks Lanka to cooperate with war crimes probe

 UN chief Ban Ki-moon has asked Sri Lanka to cooperate with the UN-mandated probe into allegations of war crimes committed towards the end of the nearly three decades-long civil war, according to his spokesman.

UN secretary general hails landmark Arms Trade Treaty

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the imminent entry into force of the landmark Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which seeks to regulate the global trade in conventional arms.

Need greater recovery efforts in Ebola-hit countries: UN

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday called for ramping up recovery efforts in West Africa where the Ebola virus had wreaked havoc.

UN chief arrives in Guinea on final day of Ebola tour

 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon arrived in the Guinean capital Conakry on Saturday on the last day of his tour of west African countries hit by the world`s worst outbreak of Ebola.

Ban pledges UN support in tour of Ebola-hit West Africa

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has pledged support for Ebola-ravaged countries seeking to end the world's worst outbreak of the virus and rebuild their health systems as he began a tour of the three hardest-hit nations.

UN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday praised Liberia on its efforts to combat Ebola during his second visit here since the start of the outbreak that now has killed more than 6,900 people in West Africa.

Ban Ki-moon kicks off tour of Ebola-hit west Africa
Ban Ki-moon kicks off tour of Ebola-hit west Africa

UN chief Ban Ki-moon Friday arrived in Liberia on the first stop of a visit to Ebola-ravaged west African countries for a first-hand assessment of global efforts to fight the epidemic.

UN Secretary General calls for international mobilisation against terror

 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for "mobilising all resources and political will" to fight terrorism in the wake of the massacre of 132 school children in Pakistan and said he will consider measures to help that country combat extremism.

US, Cuba restoring ties very positive: UN chief

 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday heralded restoration of ties between the US and Cuba as "positive news", thanking leaders of both countries for "the very important step".

UN ready to help US, Cuba develop ties: Ban

UN chief Ban Ki-moon welcomed on Wednesday a historic decision by the United States and Cuba to normalize ties and offered UN help to develop the new relationship.

UN chief to travel to Ebola-hit countries: UN sources

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Ebola-hit countries in West Africa this week to raise awareness about the health crisis, UN officials said Tuesday.

India criticises UN Security Council for disregarding members' opinions

India has criticised the decision-making process of the UN Security Council, saying it disregards the voices of non-members while acting on matters important to them.

South Sudan`s descent into horror as civil war enters 2nd year

War in South Sudan is worsening with "extreme violence" and growing hunger, rights groups warned Monday, one year since the start of conflict in which tens of thousands have died.

UN chief appoints new head of UN Ebola mission

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday appointed Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania as new special representative and head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response(UNMEER).

Tension mounts in Haiti as clock ticks on electoral impasse

The Obama administration and the United Nations are pressuring Haiti`s government to resolve a long-festering dispute over postponed elections in the face of anti-government protests across the impoverished Caribbean country.

Still possible to curb warming but time short: Ban Ki-moon

The UN urged nations Tuesday to seize a shrinking opportunity to tame global warming as ministers negotiated in Lima for a new world pact to slash carbon emissions.

Ready to assist in resolving Kashmir issue if requested: Ban

United Nations: UN chief Ban Ki-moon has expressed readiness to engage with India and Pakistan in resolving the Kashmir issue if requested by both and asked them to resume talks to reach an agreement that would serve their security interests as well as that of the region.

Ban Ki-moon to attend Vibrant Gujarat Summit-2015

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will take part in the 'Vibrant Gujarat Summit-2015' during his two-day visit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state on January 10 and 11 next year.

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.

UN chief to help push for Lima climate draft deal

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon heads to Lima next week to help spur action on climate change and clinch a draft deal on emissions reduction.