UN names coordinator to tackle peacekeeping sex abuse scandal

2016-02-09 10:43

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appoints American Jane Holl Lute to tackle mounting allegations of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers.

Ban: Situation in Syria close to hell on earth

2016-02-04 19:39

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has described the conditions in Syria as hellish, urging the international community to foster political dialogue to end the conflict.

UN backs Burundi force as Africa leaders debate troops

2016-01-30 18:34

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned African leaders of the need for action in troubled Burundi at a summit hoping to end armed crises across the continent.

UN chief calls for climate action

2016-01-18 20:59

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has led calls for action to combat global warming at an energy summit in Abu Dhabi.

Use of starvation in Syria a war crime - Ban

2016-01-14 22:27

The intentional starvation of the Syrian people in besieged areas constitutes a war crime, says UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

UN chief demands N Korea cease 'nuclear activities'

2016-01-06 21:59

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has denounced North Korea's nuclear test and called on Pyongyang to halt its nuclear programme.

UN chief calls for peaceful Central Africa vote

2015-12-30 09:17

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for peaceful and credible elections in the Central African Republic.

UN welcomes women's turnout in Burkina Faso vote

2015-11-30 22:27

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the strong turnout of women at polls in Burkina Faso and appealed for calm.

UN chief condemns 'horrific terrorist attack' in Mali

2015-11-20 21:06

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the "horrific terrorist attack" at a luxury hotel in Mali and indicated the violence was aimed at destroying peace efforts in the country.

UN to vote on resolution condemning Burundi killings

2015-11-12 07:39

The UN Security Council is set to vote on a resolution strongly condemning increasing killings, torture and human rights violations in Burundi.


France to probe new child rape allegations in Central Africa

2016-02-09 10:12

French investigators will probe new allegations by young children of sexual abuse by French soldiers in the Central African Republic.

Millions of Ethiopians facing worst drought for decades: UN

2016-01-31 15:34

Ethiopia is struggling from its worst drought for 30 years with millions in dire need of life saving aid, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned.

UN cuts Ivory Coast peacekeepers

2016-01-20 22:14

The UN Security Council is reducing the size of the UN peacekeeping force in Ivory Coast in light of an improved security situation.

UN: $40bn needed to aid people in war, disasters

2016-01-17 08:26

A United Nations-appointed panel says an estimated $40bn is needed annually to help the fast-growing number of people needing humanitarian aid as a result of conflicts and natural disasters.

Libya truck bombing kills at least 60 policemen, wounds 200

2016-01-08 12:18

A massive truck bomb has exploded near a police base in the western Libyan town of Zliten, killing at least 60 policemen and wounding around 200 others, officials say.

UN eyes further troop cut to DRC mission

2016-01-05 21:07

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is recommending that 1 700 troops be cut from the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the second drawdown in two years.

UN's Ban condemns deadly Lake Chad attack

2015-12-06 21:58

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned a triple suicide bombing on an island in Lake Chad, blamed on Boko Haram jihadists, that killed more than two dozen people and wounded scores more.

More UN peacekeepers needed for South Sudan

2015-11-25 05:16

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon wants 1 100 extra peacekeepers to be sent to South Sudan to help protect civilians.

UN chief to visit North Korea this week

2015-11-16 14:18

SKorea report says UN chief to visit North Korea for possible meeting with leader Kim Jong Un

UN says peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

2015-11-11 09:25

A UN peacemaker has been killed in the Central African Republic following a clash with Muslim Seleka rebels that comes just weeks before elections in the troubled country.

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