Wealthy countries were slow to tackle the Ebola epidemic as it began in Africa, former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan has said in tough criticism of the response to the crisis.
Global leaders who converged at the 14th edition of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit in New Delhi on February 2 called for immediate attention for the conservation of natural resources like oceans which are shared by the global community.
Nobel laureate and former United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan has said women in India are still denied the right to take decisions, which have an impact on their lives.
Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan has said it would be a "badge of shame" for Africa if its leaders voted to leave the International Criminal Court.
Kofi Annan has asked Britain and the European Union to stop providing millions of pounds in aid to wealthy nations like India and China.
Annan said that his successor Lakhdar Brahimi will need the support of all members of the UN Security Council, including Russia, to have a chance of a peaceful resolution to the Syrian crisis.
The United Nations decided last week not to extend the mandate of the UNSMIS, but agreed instead to establish a civilian office in Damascus.
Moscow supports a peaceful settlement of the prolonged crisis in Syria, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Starting next month, Lakhdar Brahimi will be fully engaged in good offices on Syria on behalf of the UN and the Arab League.
The UN decided to end the mission in response to escalating violence as world powers fail to agree how to end months of bloodshed in the country.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague has confirmed that London was supplying Syrian rebels with body armour and communication equipment.
Algeria`s former foreign minister Lakhdar Brahimi replaced Kofi Annan as peace envoy to Syria on Friday.
US has offered full support and co-operation to newly appointed UN-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi, Sec of State Hillary Clinton said.
Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi has been appointed as Special Representative by UN and Arab League to explore peaceful solution to Syria conflict.
The United Nations ordered to end its military observer mission in Syria, said France.
Gunmen snatched 47 Iranian pilgrims just outside the Syrian capital Damascus in a brazen attack.
Media reports on Qatari and Saudi-run TVs claim that Syrian rebels groups have taken control of the state-run media centre in Aleppo.
An amateur video posted on YouTube by activists apparently showed FSA fighters executing regime loyalists from the Al-Berri tribe.
The UN General Assembly has overwhelmingly adopted a Saudi-drafted resolution on Syria that denounced the escalating violence in the country.
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