New Delhi: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday said he "really wanted" Prime Minister Narendra Modi to participate in the Climate Change Summit next week at the United Nations in New York as India has a big role to play on this issue.
The head of the United Nations says that the world body is "taking the lead now" on international efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed some 2,400 people and could spread further.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday said the 69th session of the UN General Assembly (GA) opened as the world was confronted with an "unprecedented level of crisis" and called for unity among members to overcome it.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has underlined the importance of the Montreal Protocol to address the climate challenge on the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, being observed Tuesday.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani`s promises of greater freedoms for the Islamic Republic have not resulted in any major improvements regarding human rights and freedom of expression, the UN chief said in a new report on Iran.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged President Bashar al-Assad to seek a political solution to Syria`s war, saying this would help international efforts against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, al-Hayat newspaper reported on Wednesday.
Al Qaeda's announcement to set up a new branch in the Indian subcontinent "reinforces" the need for global strategies to combat terrorism, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson said here on Tuesday.
British special representative on climate change Sir David King has said India should adopt the solar energy route to bring down carbon emissions, without compromising on its developmental goals. Sir King said, on a mass scale, solar energy would be economical to coal-fired thermal energy.