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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.'