Former Australian PM Rudd 'not running for UN chief post'

2015-04-17 11:41

Kevin Rudd is not a candidate to be the next UN’s secretary-general, a spokesperson says, despite the former Australian PM leaving the door open for the high-profile job in an interview.

UN Secretary General to meet with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad

2015-03-30 09:47

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has arrived in Baghdad for meetings with Iraq's leaders, a UN official confirmed.

Syrians feel abandoned as world focuses on ISIS - UN

2015-03-24 10:48

The people of Syria feel "increasingly abandoned by the world" as global attention focuses on ISIS militants, the UN chief Ban Ki-moon says.

UN chief condemns 'deplorable' Tunis attack

2015-03-19 07:46

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the ‘deplorable’ attack on Tunisia's national museum that left at least 17 tourists, including a South African, dead.

UN chief: Iraqi site destruction a war crime

2015-03-09 07:51

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the international community to halt the destruction by ISIS jihadists of Iraqi archaeological sites, branding the acts a ‘war crime’.

'Heinous' Mali attack on deminers - UN

2015-03-08 09:01

The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned an attack on a Bamako nightclub that killed five people, including deminers, calling for swift justice.

African leaders urge 'Marshall Plan' for Ebola recovery

2015-03-03 22:25

The leaders of the west African countries worst hit by Ebola have called for more aid to eradicate the disease and rebuild their shattered economies at an international conference in Brussels.

Sierra Leone hunts infected as Ebola crisis hits 'turning point'

2015-02-19 07:44

Sierra Leone has launched a door-to-door search for "hidden" Ebola patients as the head of the UN announced the world is at a "critical turning point" in the crisis.

UN demands ‘immediate withdrawal’ of Yemen rebels

2015-02-16 08:45

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution demanding that Shi’ite rebels immediately relinquish control of Yemen's government.

Nigeria repels fresh Boko Haram assault

2015-02-02 06:05

Nigeria's military has repelled a Boko Haram assault on the key city of Maiduguri as violence raged across the country's northeast just two weeks before national elections.


Western Sahara remains a worry: UN head

2015-04-11 08:45

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has called for a new push to resolve the conflict over Western Sahara and emphasised the importance of human rights.

Negotiations 'only way' to prevent long Yemen conflict

2015-03-28 14:08

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says negotiations are the only way to prevent a long-term conflict in Yemen.

Tourists leave Tunisia after attack

2015-03-19 10:53

Foreigners are reportedly gathered at the port in Tunis, awaiting the departure of a cruise liner heading back to Italy following Tunisia’s deadliest militant attack over a decade.

Cyclone Pam: Vanuatu residents find homes blown away

2015-03-14 14:22

Residents in cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu remain hunkered in emergency shelters for a second straight night after venturing out to find their homes damaged or blown away by one of the region’s worst ever storms.

Jihadi group claims Mali rocket attack

2015-03-09 07:50

A jihadi group allied with al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the rocket attack in Mali which killed at least two children and a UN peacekeeper.

UN Security Council OKs sanctions for South Sudan

2015-03-04 11:11

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution creating a system to impose sanctions on those blocking peace in South Sudan.

Ban seeks action on Syria sieges, barrel bombs

2015-02-20 12:31

Denouncing a business-as-usual approach to Syria, the UN chief Ban Ki-moon has called for urgent action to lift sieges on civilians and to end barrel bomb attacks.

Ukraine truce holds despite flashpoint town shelling

2015-02-16 10:55

Shelling and mortar fire has thundered around a flashpoint town in east Ukraine despite a new, shaky ceasefire largely observed along the rest of the frontline.

UN wants 1 000+ more peacekeepers for CAR

2015-02-05 22:21

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has asked the Security Council for 1 030 more peacekeepers for CAR after the mission was left overstretched when infrastructure and senior officials had to be protected in Bangui.

UN chief backs African force to fight Boko Haram

2015-01-31 14:04

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed an African Union proposal to set up a regional five-nation force of 7 500 troops to fight Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist militants.

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