UN chief, Sierra Leone minister discuss Ebola crisis

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Sierra Leone's Foreign Minister Samura Kamara to discuss the rising Ebola epidemic in the country.

Modi pitches for UN reforms before Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for India's "significant contribution" to peacekeeping operations and voiced admiration for his focus on improving the socio-economic well-being of the country's people.

Modi meets UN chief, discusses climate change, regional issues

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for India's "significant contribution" to peacekeeping operations and voiced admiration for his focus on improving the socio-economic well-being of the country's people.

Cuban doctors to help fight Ebola

Cuba has decided to send over 450 doctors to West Africa to help fight the Ebola epidemic.

UN calls for efforts to improve women, child health

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for renewed efforts to sustain the unprecedented progress made in improving the health of women and children worldwide.

UN chief seeks more support for Ebola-hit nations

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday said current efforts from the international community to curb the deadly virus Ebola are well short of the disease's rapid spread.

Sharif, Ban discuss Pak political crisis, ties with India

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have discussed the current political crisis and security situation in Pakistan and the need for improved bilateral relations with India.

UN chief lauded for role in world climate efforts
UN chief lauded for role in world climate efforts

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was recognized in New York by the South-South Awards for his role in leading the world's efforts to combat climate change.

India to act on climate change on its own volition: Environment Minister
India to act on climate change on its own volition: Environment Minister

India will take action on climate change not "at somebody's dictation" but on its own volition, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has said.  

Human rights under attack everywhere: UN chief

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned Wednesday that human rights were "under attack" throughout the world as he opened the General Assembly debate.

UN chief appoints special envoys for Ebola

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the appointment of David Nabarro as his special envoy for Ebola and Anthony Banbury as his special representative and head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER).

UN chief to convene high-level meeting on Ebola

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will convene a meeting of world leaders during the General Assembly's annual high-level session in response to the deadly Ebola virus outbreak, a UN spokesman said Tuesday.

UN vows central role in fighting 'exceptional' Ebola epidemic

The United Nations vowed to play a "strong role" in helping Liberia and its neighbours fight a deadly outbreak of Ebola in west Africa, which it said could take months to bring it under control.

Obama admits US role in creating climate change crisis
Obama admits US role in creating climate change crisis

President Barack Obama acknowledged the role of the United States in creating the climate change crisis Tuesday and told developing nations Washington will provide science and technology to help them combat it.

PM Narendra Modi to skip UN climate summit in New York: Reports
PM Narendra Modi to skip UN climate summit in New York: Reports

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is hosting a key summit on climate change Tuesday in New York where more than 100 world leaders including US President Barack Obama will attend the meeting.

UN, Arab League discuss regional issues

 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held talks with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby, mainly on regional issues.

Thousands join climate change march in New York

New York City Sunday was the scene of a huge and colourful demonstration against climate change with more than 300,000 people turning out as part of an international initiative to raise awareness about the dangers of global warming.

UN chief welcomes unity government deal in Afghanistan

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Sunday welcomed the conclusion of the presidential polls in Afghanistan as well as an agreement on formation of a national unity government in the country.

UNHQ becomes canvas inspiring action on climate change

In the lead-up to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Climate Summit, the UN lit up its iconic headquarters complex here with a spectacular 30-storey architectural projection show aimed to inspire global citizens to take climate action.

Modi to talk about ending open defecation at global festival

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will highlight the need to bring an end to open defecation during an event here that will be attended by over a dozen world leaders including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.