UN concerned as street unrest continue in Nepal's plains

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday called on all stakeholders in Nepal to again share "a spirit of compromise" over the proposed new constitution to end the street violence that has claimed at least 19 lives.

UN chief, Baidu CEO co-launch app for e-waste recycling

 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and CEO of China's search engine giant Robin Li co-launched a mobile application for electronic waste recycling to save resources and reduce pollution.

Time to make UN vibrant with India as permanent member: Mahajan

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has emphasized the need for urgent UN Security Council reform, saying it is time to make the powerful body "vibrant" with the inclusion of India as a permanent member.

India opposes external oversight on SDGs

Asserting that the onus of global sustainability cannot be placed on developing countries alone, India has said that sovereign countries should not be subjected to external oversight mechanism to measure their progress in achieving sustainable development goals.

Ban Ki-moon calls for direct dialogue between Pakistan and India

 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for a "direct dialogue" between India and Pakistan to de-escalate tensions between the two nuclear-armed South Asians neighbours.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon commends vibrancy of India's democracy

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has commended the vibrancy of India's democracy and emphasised the "important role" played by the country's Parliament in protecting women's rights and enhancing gender equality during a meeting with Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan here.

UN rejects Japan's complaint over Ban's China visit

 The United Nations on Monday brushed aside Japanese complaints over Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's plan to attend a military parade in Beijing, saying the World War II commemoration was an opportunity to reflect on the past.

UN chief sets out framework for Syria poison gas investigation

Success of a new international inquiry aimed at assigning blame for chemical weapons attacks during Syria`s four-year-old civil war will require full cooperation of all warring parties, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday.

World leaders must 'accelerate' climate talks: Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said today that countries must "accelerate the rhythm of negotiations" on capping global warming ahead of an international climate conference in Paris in December.

UN Chief regrets India-Pak NSA talks did not happen

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday expressed regret over calling-off of the planned NSA-level talks between India and Pakistan and hoped that leaders of the two countries will use "all opportunities" to resume talks soon.

Ban Ki-moon marks deadly Boko Haram attack on UN in Nigeria

 UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday hailed Nigeria`s "greater stability and peace" under its new leader as he commemorated a deadly attack on the global body by Boko Haram militants.

UN chief calls on India, Pak 'to return to dialogue'
UN chief calls on India, Pak 'to return to dialogue'

As the proposed talks between the National Security Advisers of India and Pakistan appeared deadlocked, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called on the two sides "to return to dialogue" in the interest of their people and exercise maximum restraint.

UN chief urges North, South Korea to halt escalating tensions
UN chief urges North, South Korea to halt escalating tensions

 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged North and South Korea to put a halt to a worrying escalation of tensions on the divided peninsula.

Ban Ki-moon to mark jihadist attack on UN in Nigeria: Govt

 UN chief Ban Ki-moon is to visit Nigeria to commemorate a deadly attack on the global body by Boko Haram militants and meet the country`s new leader, the government said Friday.

Ban Ki-moon to mark jihadist attack on UN in Nigeria: Govt

 UN chief Ban Ki-moon is to visit Nigeria to commemorate a deadly attack on the global body by Boko Haram militants and meet the country`s new leader, the government said Friday.

UN calls for 'maximum restraint' by India, Pakistan along LoC

Welcoming the upcoming meeting between the national security advisers of India and Pakistan, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on both countries to exercise "maximum restraint" along the Line of Control (LoC) and protect civilians.

UN chief concerned at violence on disputed Kashmir border

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Tuesday voiced alarm at the latest upsurge in violence along the disputed border of India and Pakistan in Kashmir and urged restraint on the part of both governments.

UN Chief congratulates new government in Sri Lanka

 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon today called on the new government in Sri Lanka under United National Front (UNF) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to make further progress on good governance, accountability and reconciliation.

UN chief 'alarmed' by upsurge in Ukraine fighting

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed serious alarm over the upsurge in fighting in Ukraine and called for urgent steps to de-escalate the violence.

UN chief sacks CAR mission head over sex abuse claims

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has fired his mission chief in the Central African Republic amid "disturbing allegations" of sexual abuse, even as he reposed "full confidence" in the Indian diplomat Atul Khare, his senior-most peacekeeping official in the country.