UN urges US to look at police accountability

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged the United States to improve police accountability after protests triggered by a jury`s failure to press charges against a white police officer for a black man`s death.

Travellers with Ebola should not be stigmatised: UN chief

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday expressed concern over restrictions imposed on travellers returning from Ebola-affected countries, saying people who develop infections should be "supported, not stigmatised".

Badaun gang-rape: UN chief appalled, Centre says situation in UP deplorable

While the United Nations chief Ban Ki-Moon on Wednesday said that he is appalled by the brutal rape and murder of two teenaged girls in India`s Badaun district and demanded urgent action in the case, the Centre also said that the law and order situation in Samajwadi Party-ruled Uttar Pradesh is deplorable.

UN will closely follow Indian elections: Ban`s spokesperson

Terming India as a "very important partner" of the United Nations, a spokesperson for UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said that the Secretary General and the world body will closely follow the country`s crucial General Elections scheduled to begin on April 7.

Syria envoy warns of `Somalisation` if peace efforts fail

UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, in Syria on Tuesday on the most sensitive leg of a regional push for peace talks, has warned of the `Somalisation` of the war-ravaged country.

UN chief asks Israel, Palestinians to overcome scepticism

Days after resumption of the much-awaited peace talks between Israel and Palestinians, UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Friday appealed to both sides to overcome "deep scepticism" and avoid actions that risk undermining the negotiations.

UN Chief Ban Ki-moon arrives in China for high-level talks

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Beijing on Tuesday for high-level talks with Chinese officials on North Korea, Syria and other issues, his spokesman said.

UN chief slams coup in Central African Republic

Rebels seized control of Central African Republic`s capital Bangui after President Francois Bozize fled to Cameroon, reports said Sunday.

UN chief condemns attack on peacekeepers in Sudan

Two weeks ago, four Nigerian servicemen were killed and nine were injured in an attack on a Unamid patrol in Darfur.

UN chief seeks political solution: Sri Lanka

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has highlighted the need to find a political solution immediately to the underlying factors of the past conflict in Sri Lanka.

World`s oceans need greater protection: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sought global attention to the fragile state of the world`s oceans and the importance of marine diversity for global survival.

‘Repeal laws that criminalise same-sex relationships`

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has asked countries to repeal laws that criminalise same sex relationships.

Bring 26/11 attackers to justice: UN chief

Ban Ki-moon asked India and Pakistan to continue with their peace dialogue, saying it is significant for both regional and global peace.

UN chief terms climate pact `significant`

The `Durban Platform` is a "significant and forward" deal that will guide global efforts to address impacts of climate change, UN chief said.

Pakistan not attending Bonn meet regrettable: Ban

Pakistan`s decision to boycott the conference came in the wake of a NATO attack on its border posts that killed 24 of its troops.

World leaders condemn Mumbai blasts

UN Security Council and world leaders have strongly condemned the Mumbai serial blasts that killed 21 people and injured 141.

UN chief condemns Mumbai blasts

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the serial bomb blasts that rocked India`s financial hub of Mumbai.

UN chief welcomes decision to open refugee camps in Lanka

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has welcomed Colombo`s decision to grant freedom of movement to the displaced Tamils living in the military guarded camps at the Northern Vayuniya district in Sri Lanka.

UN will respect Afghan decision on run-off: Ban

The United Nations will respect and support any decision by the Afghan Independent Election Commission on whether to organise a run-off presidential ballot, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Monday.

Kabul guest house attack: UN chief says help didn`t arrive in time

It took an hour for Afghan and NATO forces to respond to a Taliban attack on a guest house occupied by the UN staff in Kabul, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has complained.