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Gaza on `knife edge`: Ban Ki-moon

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 07:01

Gaza is on "a knife edge" and the Middle East faces one of its most serious challenges in years, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said in unusually forthright remarks.

UN Security Council to meet on Israel, Palestinian hostilities

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 02:59

The UN Security Council will meet at 10 am on Thursday to discuss escalating Israel and Palestinian hostilities and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is likely to brief the 15-member body, diplomats said.

Military alone can`t solve Ukrainian crisis: UN

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 10:30

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that military alone cannot provide solutions the Ukrainian crisis and implementation of a new ceasefire is fundamental, a media report said Tuesday.

Poverty, child, maternal deaths high in India: UN report

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 08:44

India continues to battle poverty, child and maternal deaths, according to a United Nations report on the Millennium Development Goals that said while several key global targets have been met, more sustained effort is needed to cover disparities by the 2015 deadline.

UN states overcome impasse to pass peacekeeping budget

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 07:46

A U.N. General Assembly committee approved on Thursday a new troop-reimbursement rate for countries contributing nearly 100,000 peacekeepers to 16 missions, overcoming an impasse that left the world body`s operations in financial limbo for three days.

UN complains to S Sudan after staff blocked

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 03:56

The United Nations has complained to South Sudan and demanded an explanation after four local UN staff were prevented from taking a plane and had their passports confiscated.

UN chief deeply concerned over Iraq crisis

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 09:17

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Sunday voiced deep concern at "the deepening crisis in Iraq and the rising number of civilian deaths and injuries", calling for an immediate end to the "persecution of civilians based on their religion or ethnic background".

UN chief `adopts` lion cub in Kenya

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 23:11

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon capped off a week of high-level UN discussions on the environment by "adopting" a 6-month-old lion cub today.

UN determined to help Africa fight terrorism: Ban Ki-moon

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 18:56

The United Nations is determined to help Kenya and other countries in Africa fight "terrorism" following a series of deadly attacks, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Saturday.

UN chief wants world leaders to adopt new development goals

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 02:37

A new universal Sustainable Development Agenda will be launched next year after the expiry of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday.

UNAMI asks Iraq to investigate abduction of foreign nationals

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 10:09

The UN mission in Iraq has asked authorities there to investigate the incidents of extrajudicial killings and abductions, including those of Indian and Turkish nationals and bring the perpetrators to justice.

UN says 10.8 million Syrians need aid

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 09:10

The number of Syrians in urgent need of humanitarian aid has jumped to 10.8 million -- nearly half of Syria`s population of 22 million -- United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon said Friday.