UN chief disappointed by Sudan ceasefire talks' failure

2016-08-18 18:18

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has expressed disappointment over the failure of talks between the Sudanese government and rebels on a ceasefire in Darfur and two other conflict zones.

Human rights groups urge South Sudan arms embargo

2016-07-22 09:19

Human rights groups are urging the United Nations Security Council to place an immediate arms embargo on South Sudan in order to reduce unlawful attacks on civilians

UN chief seeks 2 500 more peacekeepers for Mali

2016-06-03 08:21

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is seeking some 2 500 more peacekeepers to reinforce the UN mission in Mali which has seen 12 of its members killed in May alone.

UN chief urges end to 'madness' of nuclear weapons testing

2016-04-27 19:59

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has called for the US, China and other nuclear-armed states to end the "madness" of atomic testing by finally ratifying the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, which turns 20 this year.

Gambia opposition activists die in custody

2016-04-17 21:02

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on Gambia to thoroughly investigate the death in detention of opposition activist Solo Sandeng and two other party members.

UN says threat from violent extremists in Mali 'alarming'

2016-03-30 07:17

A new UN report says security threats from violent extremists and criminal groups in Mali are 'alarming' and the government must deploy more troops.

'Millions' protest over Ban's take on Western Sahara

2016-03-13 21:21

Hundreds of thousands of Moroccans - authorities have put the figure at 3 million - are demonstrating to protest the UN chief's recent remarks about the contested Western Sahara territory.

Ban wants solution in Western Sahara

2016-03-06 18:44

UN chief Ban Ki-moon says he has asked his envoy for Western Sahara to work to relaunch talks between Morocco and the Algeria-backed Polisario Front on the disputed desert territory.

African leaders end Burundi peace talks

2016-02-26 17:39

Five African heads of state have held talks with Burundi's president at the end of a two-day visit to push for talks to end the country's political crisis.

UN chief visits DRC camp for displaced people

2016-02-23 22:24

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has visited a camp for displaced people in the Democratic Republic of Congo where several shelters for people fleeing conflict are under threat of closure by the authorities.


'It's high time' for a female secretary-general – UN chief

2016-08-16 12:50

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he would personally like to see a woman lead the United Nations for the first time since it was established more than 70 years ago.

Ban slams Saudis for 'undue pressure' over child rights blacklist

2016-06-09 23:30

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has rebuked Saudi Arabia and its allies for resorting to "undue pressure" to remove the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen from a blacklist of child rights violators.

UN chief urges talks to end Syria 'nightmare'

2016-05-21 22:24

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon urged regional and international powers to push Syrian warring parties to engage in talks on a political transition to end their country's "nightmare".

Egypt blasts UN chief over case of rights groups

2016-04-20 16:58

Egypt has blast the UN chief for calling for a fair trial for two prominent rights activists accused of illegally receiving foreign funds for their NGOs.

UN's Ban 'shocked' by peacekeeper sex abuse claims

2016-03-31 23:17

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is 'shocked to the core' by allegations of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers and French troops in the Central African Republic.

Morocco cutting support for UN Western Sahara force

2016-03-16 22:01

The Moroccan government is reducing its staff and support for the UN peacekeeping operation in the Western Sahara.

UN defends Sahara trip

2016-03-10 20:57

Morocco has accused UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of 'abandoning neutrality' during a recent visit to southern Algeria Western Saharan refugee camps.

UN chief concerned about Sahel extremism

2016-03-04 05:18

The United Nations secretary general says he is deeply concerned by attacks by extremists in Burkina Faso and the region.

UN chief tells South Sudan leaders to rebuild trust

2016-02-25 22:44

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has told South Sudan leaders to 'Rebuild mutual trust'.

Burundi leader promises to release prisoners

2016-02-23 16:00

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says Burundi's president has agreed to release at least 2 000 people detained during months of violent unrest.

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