UN supports new Nigerian president

2015-08-25 05:58

The UN chief has promised solidarity in the new Nigerian leader's fight against insecurity, unemployment and corruption.

UN chief arrives in Nigeria to mark bombing, abducted girls

2015-08-23 22:14

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has arrived in Nigeria to commemorate the Boko Haram bombing of his organisation's headquarters and focus new attention on 219 schoolgirls held by the extremists.

US pursues new UN sanctions on South Sudan

2015-08-19 08:44

The US has begun talks at the UN to sanction South Sudan if its government doesn’t sign a peace deal with rebels within 15 days, President Barack Obama’s national security adviser says.

Alleged CAR rape victim endured a most brutal ordeal - Unicef

2015-08-18 13:28

The 12-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by a UN peacekeeper in the Central African Republic "endured a most brutal ordeal", according to the UN Children's Fund.

Sexual abuse claims: UN turns up pressure on peacekeeping nations

2015-08-14 07:33

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has moved to ratchet up pressure on countries whose nationals are accused of sexual abuse while serving in peacekeeping missions.

UN peacekeeping chief in CAR resigns

2015-08-12 18:03

The UN peacekeeping chief in Central African Republic has resigned over his handling of misconduct reports.

International outcry after Burundian rights activist shot

2015-08-05 11:57

The attempted killing of a leading rights activist, shot in the face by a gunman, has triggered international outrage and stoked fears of worsening violence in Burundi.

UN states agree post-2015 sustainable development agenda

2015-08-03 12:47

The UN 193-member states have agreed on an agenda for the world’s sustainable development over the next 15 years that pledges to leave no-one behind.

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.


Ban marks Boko Haram attack on UN in Nigeria

2015-08-24 12:07

The UN chief Ban Ki-moon has laid a wreath in the capital of conflict-hit Nigeria to commemorate the fourth anniversary of a deadly attack on the global body by Boko Haram.

Redouble efforts to resolve differences, Ban tells Koreas

2015-08-23 07:57

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the dialogue between the North and South Korea and urged both sides to 'redouble efforts to resolve their differences'.

UN outraged by peacekeeper sex abuse

2015-08-18 20:31

The UN Security Council has expressed outrage and anger over allegations of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers and said troop-contributing countries must investigate.

New UN peacekeeping chief named for Central African Republic

2015-08-14 10:45

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Parfait Onanga-Anyanga of Gabon to replace the ousted chief of the UN peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic, diplomats say.

Ban fires UN peacekeeping chief in Central African Republic

2015-08-13 09:04

The UN chief has fired the head of the peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic over the force’s handling of dozens of misconduct allegations, including rape and killing.

Ban dismayed, disappointed over deaths, rape in CAR

2015-08-12 12:38

The UN chief Ban Ki-moon is "personally dismayed and disappointed", after reports emerged that the peacekeepers indiscriminately killed a 16-year-old boy and his father and raped a 12-year-old girl in CAR.

Trillions of dollars needed for UN anti-poverty plan

2015-08-04 12:16

The price tag for a bold global new anti-poverty agenda comes to between $3.5 and $5tn annually over the next 15 years, part of a United Nations' "to-do list" for the world.

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.

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