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.

UN peacekeepers: Sex for cellphones

2015-06-11 21:10

UN peacekeepers routinely trade sex for money, jewellery, cellphones and other items in countries where they are deployed in clear violation of UN rules, according to a draft UN report.

UN chief sets up review over child sex abuse in CAR

2015-06-03 22:34

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has moved to set up an independent external review of how the United Nations handled allegations of sexual abuse of children by French and African troops in the Central African Republic.

UN chief says North Korea withdraws invitation visit

2015-05-20 12:28

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says North Korea has withdrawn its decision to let him visit a factory park in the country.

UN chief calls for calm, restraint in Burundi

2015-05-13 19:55

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all parties in Burundi to exercise calm and restraint after a Burundian general said he had deposed President Pierre Nkurunziza for seeking an unconstitutional third term.


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.

ICC's ruling on Bashir must be implemented – Ban

2015-06-15 11:18

The ICC’s warrant for the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir must be implemented by countries who have signed up to the Hague court’s statutes, the UN chief Ban Ki-moon says.

HRW asks UN to put Israel on child rights violators list

2015-06-04 20:13

Human Rights Watch has urged UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to add Israel to an annual "List of Shame" of children's rights violators.

UN chief calls for peaceful solution to sea disputes

2015-05-22 13:15

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for a peaceful solution to territorial disputes in the South China Sea, where China's assertiveness has alarmed its smaller neighbours.

Burundi putsch has failed, says coup leader's deputy

2015-05-15 07:53

The attempt to overthrow Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has failed, a deputy coup leader says, after a day of fierce fighting between rival army factions.

CAR reconciliation forum calls for poll delay

2015-05-12 09:08

A forum seeking to restore peace in the Central African Republic has called for the country’s upcoming presidential and legislative elections to be delayed.

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