UN declines comment on Amnesty report over Kashmir

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has declined comment over an Amnesty International report that blames India of not taking action against troops accused of atrocities in Jammu and Kashmir state.

Climate negotiations moving at a 'snail's pace': Ban Ki-moon

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that negotiations on a new climate pact to keep global warming from reaching dangerous levels are moving at a "snail's pace" and must be speeded up.

Burundi defies violence and condemnation to hold elections
Burundi defies violence and condemnation to hold elections

Burundi goes to the polls Monday with the president defiant in his controversial bid for a third term in power, despite weeks of unrest that forced thousand to flee and prompted international calls for a delay.

Burundi election material torched ahead of polls

Attackers in Burundi set fire to a building storing election material on Saturday, two days ahead of key polls and following weeks of violence over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid to stay in power.

UN condemns France, Kuwait, Tunisia terror attacks
UN condemns France, Kuwait, Tunisia terror attacks

 

United Nations: United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the terror attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France, an official statement said.

Ban welcomes growing engagement of China, India
Ban welcomes growing engagement of China, India

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he welcomes the "growing global prominence and engagement" of the UN's "close partners" China and India, as the Asia-Pacific region rises as a centre of dynamism and influence.

Ban Ki-moon hails US gay marriage ruling as 'great step forward'
Ban Ki-moon hails US gay marriage ruling as 'great step forward'

 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the historic ruling by the US Supreme Court recognizing gay marriage across the country, saying the decision marks a "great step forward" for human rights in America.

Burundi rejects UN call for election delay

Burundi`s ambassador to the United Nations told the Security Council on Friday that elections will go ahead as planned on Monday despite a call from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for a postponement.

UN condemns attacks in France, Tunisia, Kuwait

 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council on Friday strongly condemned the attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia and said those responsible must face justice.

UN calls on Netanyahu to act on commitment to two-state solution

The United Nations called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday to translate into action his commitment to a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians, including halting settlement construction.

UN urges Israel to ease travel for Palestinians

UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged Israel on Wednesday to ease restrictions on travel for Palestinians between the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank for Ramadan prayers.

Yoga Day celebrations much better than expectations: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said that the enthusiasm with which the first UN International Yoga Day was celebrated across the world was much better than the expectations of her government.

International Yoga Day a platform to unite world: Sushma Swaraj at United Nations
International Yoga Day a platform to unite world: Sushma Swaraj at United Nations

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the First International Day of Yoga in New York on Sunday with a call to harness the power of the ancient art to usher in a life of dignity for humanity, while External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who was present at the event, said that the occasion was a perfect platform to bring the world together in a spirit of unity and harmony.

International Yoga Day in New York: As it happened
International Yoga Day in New York: As it happened

As External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is New York to participate in the International Yoga Day celebrations, met United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday, she was greeted with a 'namaste.'

UN Secretary General meets Sushma Swaraj, thanks India for Yoga Day

 United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has thanked India for the `unprecedented` International Yoga Day event.

Sushma Swaraj arrives in New York for International Yoga Day celebrations

 External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in New York on Saturday for the International Yoga Day celebrations.

WHO researching yoga's role for healthier world

The World Health Organization is researching how to integrate yoga with universal health care needs, according to Nata Menabde, the agency`s executive director at the UN office.

No agreement at Yemen peace talks in Geneva: Foreign minister

Yemen`s warring parties have failed to reach a deal at UN-hosted peace negotiations in Geneva that are set to wrap up Friday, Yemen`s foreign minister in exile said.

Netanyahu denounces UN`s Ban over Gaza children remarks
Netanyahu denounces UN`s Ban over Gaza children remarks

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday denounced what he called the "hypocrisy" of the United Nations after UN chief Ban Ki-moon demanded Israel protect the lives of children in Gaza.

UN chief welcomes pope's message on climate change
UN chief welcomes pope's message on climate change

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Thursday welcomed a warning by Pope Francis on climate change and called on governments to put "the global common good above national interests."