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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.