Calm as Burundi truce starts after deadly protests

 Burundian anti-government protesters began a two-day truce Saturday after almost a month of deadly violence triggered by the president`s bid for a third term culminating in a deadly grenade attack Friday.

Saving migrant lives at sea `top priority`

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon said Saturday that saving the lives of migrants stranded at sea in Southeast Asia should be a "top priority" as the region battles with an exodus of boat people fleeing persecution and poverty.

UN chief urges peaceful solution of South China Sea dispute

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Friday for a peaceful solution to territorial disputes in the South China Sea, where China's increased assertiveness has alarmed its smaller neighbors.

UN says upsurge in South Sudan fighting `unacceptable`

 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday strongly condemned a surge of fighting in South Sudan, branding the violence "unacceptable."

Yemen talks to open May 28 in Geneva: UN

 A United Nations conference to re-launch political talks in Yemen will open in Geneva on May 28, a UN spokesman said Wednesday.

North Korea abruptly cancels visit by UN chief

North Korea on Wednesday cancelled an invitation to UN chief Ban Ki-moon to visit an industrial zone inside the isolated state, in an abrupt move that Ban deplored as "deeply regrettable".

North Korea cancels Ban visit: UN

North Korea on Wednesday abruptly cancelled an invitation to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to the isolated state, his spokesman said.

UN to explore new Mideast peace effort with Israel

The United Nations will explore options with Israel`s new government for a return to negotiations on creating a Palestinian state within a reasonable timeframe, the new envoy said on Tuesday.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon to visit North Korea industrial zone

 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit the Kaesong industrial complex just north of the inter-Korean border on Thursday, he told a media briefing, according to Yonhap news.

Modi, Ban discuss climate change, UNSC reforms
Modi, Ban discuss climate change, UNSC reforms

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has discussed pressing issues like UN Security Council reform and climate change with Prime Minister Narendra Modi whose "global leadership" was on Tuesday lauded by him.

Yemen peace talks in limbo after upsurge in fighting

A peace conference for Yemen expected to be held next week in Geneva was put on hold on Monday as fighting resumed in the Arab country.

Yemen peace talks in limbo after upsurge in fighting

A peace conference for Yemen expected to be held next week in Geneva was put on hold on Monday as fighting resumed in the Arab country.

UN chief concerned at death sentence for Egypt`s Morsi

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed serious concern on Monday after an Egyptian court sentenced ousted president Mohamed Morsi to death.

Syria accuses Jordan of training `terrorists`

 Syria has accused Jordan of training "terrorists" on its soil and urged the UN Security council to force an end to Amman`s backing of rebel groups.

Ban Ki-moon discusses UNSC reform with PM Modi, invites him to UN summit

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and India`s Prime Minister Narendra Modi met in Seoul on Monday and discussed Security Council reforms, an issue considered important by New Delhi.

UN chief voices growing concern over migrant crisis

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said he was increasingly concerned by the humanitarian crisis sparked by refugees stranded in boats in Southeast Asia, and offered help from the United Nations.

UN adopts resolution to strengthen relief efforts in Nepal

The UN has adopted a resolution, led and co-sponsored by India, calling the international community to urgently assist Nepal and help rebuild the country following the devastating earthquake that killed more than 8,200 people.

UN urges new Israeli government to scrap settlement plans

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has deplored the latest plans to build Jewish settlements in Palestinian territories and urged the new Israeli government to scrap the construction projects.

UN chief condemns coup attempt in Burundi

 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he is gravely concerned by developments in Burundi, while condemning attempts to topple the elected government by military force.

UN chief meets North Korean parliament leader in Moscow

 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held a brief meeting in Moscow at the weekend with North Korea`s parliament president Kim Yong-Nam, a UN spokesman said Monday.