UN chief urges meeting on nuclear-free Mideast

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that the failure to hold a conference on establishing a nuclear-weapons-free-zone in the Middle East this year could jeopardize the success of next year`s review of the landmark 1970 agreement aimed at stopping the spread of nuclear arms.

UN chief`s appeal to help youth with mental health conditions

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday called for wide ranging efforts at all levels to raise awareness about the importance of investing in and supporting young people with mental health conditions.

UN chief heads to Middle East to help end conflict

Amid an escalation of violence in the Middle East, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will leave for the region on Saturday to help end the conflict between Israel and Palestinians that has killed more than 300 people, mostly civilians.

Lawyers say UN chief served with Haiti lawsuit in NY

Lawyers for more than 1,500 victims of Haiti`s deadly cholera epidemic said they had served UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with a personal summons to appear in US court.

UN chief to visit three African countries: Spokesman

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon is scheduled to start a visit to Namibia, Equatorial Guinea and Kenya Monday.

UN chief congratulates Spain`s new king

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated Felipe VI on his coronation as the new king of Spain, media reported Friday.

UN chief condemns heavy shelling, aerial attacks in Syria

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the continued heavy shelling, aerial attacks and use of barrel bombs by the Syrian government and renewed his appeal to all parties to the conflict to end violence and seek a political solution.

Jordan`s Prince Zeid to be next UN rights chief

Prince Zeid al Hussein of Jordan, a veteran diplomat and campaigner for international justice, will become the first UN human rights chief from the Muslim and Arab worlds following his unanimous election by the UN General Assembly.

UN chief condemns Iraq violence

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the recent upsurge of violence in Iraq by terrorist groups including the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

UN chief calls for international solidarity with Iraq

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the international community to unite behind Iraq as a lightening offensive by heavily armed jihadists swept closer to Baghdad.

UN chief, Australian PM discuss regional issues

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Tuesday met visiting Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and they discussed situations in Syria, Ukraine, as well as Fiji.

UN chief hails initial Iraqi parliamentary poll results

UN Secretary General Ban Ki- moon Monday welcomed the announcement of preliminary results of parliamentary election in Iraq, and looked forward to the final tally and subsequent timely formation of a new government.

UN chief to discuss climate change in China

UN chief Ban Ki-moon will leave for China at the end of the week to discuss the nation`s role in combating climate change.

UN chief urges special tribunal for South Sudan

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a special tribunal for South Sudan, saying there are grounds to believe that crimes against humanity have been committee since widespread violence began five months ago.

UN chief to send envoy to Nigeria to discuss internal issues

In the wake of recent abduction of over 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria, the UN chief today offered to send a high-level envoy to the country to discuss ways in which the world body can support them in tackling internal challenges.

UN chief offers mediation on Ukraine crisis

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday offered his mediation to help end the escalating crisis in Ukraine.

Iran asks UN chief to intervene in envoy row

Iran on Monday urged United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to intervene directly in a row sparked by America`s refusal to give Tehran`s chosen UN envoy a visa.

UN chief hails peacekeeping mission in CAR

UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon Thursday welcomed establishment of a UN peacekeeping operation in the war-torn Central African Republic (CAR) by the Security Council.

UN chief urges C. Africa leaders to avert new genocide

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon made an impassioned plea on Saturday to the leaders of the strife-torn Central African Republic to prevent a new genocide on the continent, 20 years after Rwanda.

UN chief calls for global solidarity to eradicate TB

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Saturday called for increased global solidarity to eradicate tuberculosis ahead of World Tuberculosis Day March 24.