UN closes Ebola emergency mission

2015-07-31 13:13

The UN Ebola Emergency Response Mission is winding down, with the WHO to once again take the reins in the fight against the deadly virus that has killed over 11 000 people in West Africa since 2013.

Burundi: Tallying of votes continues

2015-07-22 13:25

The counting of votes is continuing following Burundi’s controversial presidential elections, in which incumbent Pierre Nkurunziza is widely expected to win a third consecutive term.

Ban Ki-moon urges calm in Burundi vote

2015-07-21 05:56

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has pressed Burundian authorities to pull out all the stops to see that elections are carried out peacefully.

Ban 'very disappointed' by failed Yemen truce

2015-07-13 22:46

UN chief Ban Ki-moon is "very much disappointed" by Yemen's failed ceasefire, but isclinging to hope that the fighting might still be halted, his spokesperson says.

UN goals helped lift 1 billion from extreme poverty – Ban

2015-07-07 08:05

A 15-year effort to implement eight goals adopted by world leaders at the start of the new millennium has helped lift more than one billion people out of extreme poverty, the UN chief says.

Burundi goes to polls, defies violence

2015-06-29 07:24

Burundi goes to the polls with the president defiant in his controversial bid for a third term in power, despite weeks of unrest that forced thousands to flee and prompted international calls for a delay.

UN charter, signed in San Francisco, turns 70

2015-06-27 11:00

Hundreds of people have packed the rotunda of San Francisco City Hall to mark the 70th birthday of the signing of the United Nations charter.

UN chief calls on Security Council to take action on Syria

2015-06-24 21:58

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on the UN Security Council to take "urgent action" on Syria amid daily atrocities and rights abuses.

Netanyahu denounces Ban over Gaza children remarks

2015-06-19 13:27

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has denounced what he calls the "hypocrisy" of the United Nations after the UN chief Ban Ki-moon demanded Israel protect the lives of children in Gaza.

UN chief welcomes pope's climate message

2015-06-18 22:05

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed a warning by Pope Francis on climate change and called on governments to put the global common good above national interests.


Ban calls Burundi vote 'broadly peaceful'

2015-07-23 22:10

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has urged calm and a political dialogue in Burundi after controversial presidential elections held against a backdrop of violence and international condemnation.

Burundi votes amid gunfire, grenade blasts

2015-07-21 07:39

Burundians are voting amid gunfire and grenade blasts, with President Pierre Nkurunziza widely expected to win a third consecutive term despite international condemnation.

Nearly a quarter of UN states want female secretary-general

2015-07-17 11:45

Nearly a quarter of the UN member states are urging that the next secretary-general, for the first time, be a woman.

Mugabe embarks on his 22nd foreign trip this year

2015-07-08 18:59

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly left Harare for the UN in New York, in what media reports say is his 22nd foreign trip this year.

Votes counted in Burundi polls as ruling party eyes win

2015-06-30 13:53

Burundi election officials have finished vote-counting, a day after internationally condemned polls boycotted by the opposition, with the ruling party expected to win a sweeping victory.

Burundi rejects UN call for election delay

2015-06-27 13:00

Burundi’s ambassador to the UN has told the Security Council that elections will go ahead as planned, despite a call by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for a postponement.

Ban calls for postponement of Burundi elections

2015-06-26 17:12

Elections in Burundi should be postponed, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says after opposition parties announced they were boycotting the upcoming polls.

Climate change pushing poor farmer insurance

2015-06-19 19:56

Efforts to insure vulnerable people such as poor farmers against extreme weather and other climate risks are picking up pace.

UN to name and shame those who abduct children in conflicts

2015-06-19 09:18

The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to name and shame governments and armed groups that abduct children in armed conflicts.

Israel accuses UN children's rights envoy of 'improper conduct'

2015-06-18 09:56

Israel has accused a senior UN official of misconduct in preparing a report that harshly criticised the Israel army over the 2014 Gaza war while leaving it off a blacklist of states and armed groups that violate children’s rights in conflict.

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