UN chief welcomes US assistance to fight Ebola

 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the US support against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and called for "bold and courageous" international efforts to fight the epidemic.

UN chief welcomes US assistance to fight Ebola

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the US support against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and called for "bold and courageous" international efforts to fight the epidemic.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon ''really wanted'' PM Modi to participate in UN climate summit
UN chief Ban Ki-moon ''really wanted'' PM Modi to participate in UN climate summit

Zee Media Bureau

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.

UN 'taking lead' on global fight of Ebola: Ban Ki-moon

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 chief calls for unity at General Assembly session

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.

India likely to give lukewarm response to UN climate summit

India is likely to give a lukewarm response to the UN climate summit in New York this month as it views that it is not part of normal negotiation process being held under the aegis of UNFCCC.

Study urges 15-year plan for low-carbon growth

The world can save both financial and environmental costs by shifting toward a low-carbon economy over the next 15 years, a high-level panel said today ahead of a UN summit.

UN chief cites Montreal Protocol to address climate challenge
UN chief cites Montreal Protocol to address climate challenge

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.

Iran's President has not delivered on pledges of more freedom: UN

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.

Qatar says it mediated release of Fiji peacekeepers

The Qatari government said it helped to secure the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers kidnapped by al Qaeda linked Syrian rebels on the Golan Heights last month.

UN's Ban urges Assad to seek political solution to Syria crisis

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.

Qaeda India branch reinforces need for global strategies: UN

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.

India should go solar to bring down carbon emissions: British envoy on climate change
India should go solar to bring down carbon emissions: British envoy on climate change

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.

UN to establish Ebola crisis centre to stop virus spread

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that the world organisation is going to establish an Ebola crisis centre to stop the spread of the virus in six-nine months.

WHO eyes Ebola vaccine by Nov as death toll passes 2,000

The death toll from the Ebola epidemic has climbed above 2,000, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Friday, as it voiced hopes a vaccine could be available in November.

UN chief 'outraged' at beheading of US journalist

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today said the world was "outraged" at the apparent beheading of a second US journalist in a video released by Islamic State (IS) militants.

UN chief `outraged` at beheading of US journalist

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday the world was "outraged" at the apparent beheading of a second US journalist in a video released by Islamic State (IS) militants.

United Nations' 'reports from future' predicts climate hell by 2050
United Nations' 'reports from future' predicts climate hell by 2050

United Nation recent initiative called 'weather reports from the future' predicted the disastrous climate change by 2050 with imagined weather forecasts.

`No military solution` to Ukraine crisis, UN chief warns
`No military solution` to Ukraine crisis, UN chief warns

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned Western powers Tuesday "there is no military solution" to the Ukraine crisis, after the government in Kiev accused Russia of launching a "great war".

UN chief says `no military solution` to Ukraine crisis

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned Western powers Tuesday "there is no military solution" to the Ukraine crisis, as NATO prepares to upgrade its combat readiness in eastern Europe.