The UN panel on climate change has said it cannot ignore the sexual harassment allegations against its former chairman RK Pachauri but stressed that the organisation is well prepared for the future as it seeks to focus on involving developing countries more closely in its work.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday slammed "the continuing indiscriminate and horrific attacks" by Boko Haram against civilian populations in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, his spokesperson said.
The UN on Tuesday made it clear that it will not conduct any inquiry into accusations of sexual harassment against RK Pachauri, who resigned as the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, as the case is being probed by national authorities.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday exhorted Bangladesh to find a tangible way to "de-escalate" the current spate of deadly unrest while US Secretary of State John Kerry appealed to the opposition here to "cease violence" that has claimed over 100 lives in the past seven weeks.
Shelling and mortar fire thundered around a flashpoint east Ukraine town on Sunday despite a new, shaky ceasefire largely observed along the rest of the frontline separating Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to Indonesia on Friday not to execute prisoners on death row for drug crimes, including citizens of Australia, Brazil, France, Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria and the Philippines.
Sri Lanka`s foreign minister met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday, and UN diplomatic sources said he pressed his government`s desire to delay the release of a UN report on alleged war crimes during his country`s civil war.
Concerned over the political crisis and escalating violence in Bangladesh, UN chief Ban Ki-moon has deputed a senior official to broker a peace initiative to end the Opposition-led non-stop nationwide strikes that have claimed over 100 lives in over a month.