ARTICLES RELATING TO BAN KI-MOON

Schools in Guinea closed amid Ebola to reopen

2015-01-16 14:51

All schools in Guinea are set to open after being closed amid the deadly Ebola outbreak, Guinea’s health minister says.

UN chief slams 'intolerant' India over gay sex ban

2015-01-13 11:45

The UN chief Ban Ki-moon has accused India of fomenting intolerance with its ban on gay sex amid uproar over a ruling party minister’s plans to make homosexuals "normal".

Tanzanian girls return after escaping genital mutilation

2015-01-12 13:02

Hundreds of Tanzanian schoolgirls have returned home after spending three months hiding in safe houses to escape genital mutilation, a report says.

UN ramps up pressure on DRC over rebel offensive

2015-01-09 14:16

The UN Security Council has urged President Joseph Kabila to sign a military plan for a joint offensive with UN troops to drive out Hutu rebels in eastern DRC.

UN chief says Palestine will join international court in April

2015-01-07 14:26

The state of Palestine will join the International Criminal Court on 1 April, a high-stakes move that will enable the Palestinians to pursue war-crimes charges against Israel.

Sudan steps up pressure on UN

2014-12-27 18:51

Sudan's government is stepping up pressure on the United Nations on the future of a joint UN-African Union peacekeeping force in the country's violence-wracked Darfur region.

Ban kicks off tour of Ebola-hit west Africa

2014-12-19 14:45

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has arrived in Liberia on the first stop of a visit to Ebola-ravaged west African countries for a first-hand assessment of global efforts to fight the epidemic.

UN: South Sudan war fuelled by personal ambitions

2014-12-15 21:43

The UN secretary general has said that the personal ambitions of South Sudan's leaders are jeopardising the nation's future.

Clock ticks as climate talks grapple with carbon cuts

2014-12-12 08:30

Environment ministers are facing mounting time pressure to shape a blueprint for a global pact on climate change with ground-breaking carbon curbs at its core.

Sudan puts tighter controls on UN peacekeepers

2014-12-05 10:52

Sudan has imposed tighter controls on a massive, troubled UN peacekeeping force while trying to pressure it to leave the country, and it claims allegations of a mass rape in Darfur have been found to be not true.

UN warns Ebola still far from over

2014-11-22 13:48

The head of the UN Ebola mission has warned that the world was "far, far away" from beating the deadly outbreak and said a huge increase in aid is needed to fight the virus in Africa.

Israel says it won't co-operate with UN Gaza probe

2014-11-13 09:05
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Israel says it will not co-operate with a UN human rights council investigation into this year’s Gaza war because its findings are "pre-determined".

Somalia power struggles risking peace efforts - EU, UN

2014-11-03 11:05

Power struggles between Somalia's president and prime minister are risking the war-torn country's fragile gains, European Union and United Nations envoys warned Monday in a call for "responsible political leadership."

Somalia seizes weapons ship

2014-10-29 23:16

Somali security forces have intercepted a vessel carrying explosives that appeared to be intended for use by the radical Islamist group al-Shabaab.

3 years after Libya revolt, 'Dubai dream' still far off

2014-10-23 10:56

Three years after Muammar Gaddafi’s regime collapsed, Libyans fear a Somalia-like “failed state” status, with the North African nation awash with weapons, lawlessness and political chaos.

Ebola could become next Aids, US warns

2014-10-10 09:16

A top US health official has urged swift action to prevent the deadly Ebola virus from becoming the next Aids epidemic.

Ban 'outraged' by attack on peacekeepers in Mali

2014-10-04 12:13

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he was "shocked and outraged" by a deadly ambush on UN peacekeepers in Mali and emphasized such attacks were a "serious violation of international law".

Resolve military crisis, Libya told

2014-09-26 12:14

Forty countries and three major organisations have urged Libya's feuding political leaders to peacefully resolve the political and military crisis gripping the north African country.

Leaders urged to change course at climate summit

2014-09-23 11:01

The largest gathering of world leaders on climate change is set to open at the UN, amid calls for action to put the planet on course toward reversing global warming.

UN declares Ebola a threat to peace and security

2014-09-18 22:28

The UN Security Council has declared the Ebola outbreak in Africa a "threat to international peace and security" and called on all states to provide urgent resources and assistance.

Obama: Ebola crisis 'spiralling out of control'

2014-09-17 07:47

President Barack Obama has issued a global call to action to fight West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, warning the deadly outbreak is unprecedented and "spiralling out of control".

Landmine kills Chadian peacekeeper in Mali

2014-09-15 06:04

A Chadian UN peacekeeper has been killed and several others injured when their vehicle struck a landmine in northern Mali, military sources in the country says.

'Extreme force' justified against ISIS - Australia PM

2014-09-02 11:28

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says "extreme force" is justified in battling Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon called the extremists' reign of terror "totally unacceptable".

Zuma, Lesotho leaders in talks after 'coup'

2014-09-01 10:02

President Jacob Zuma has reportedly summoned Lesotho's political leaders for emergency talks following an apparent coup in the landlocked kingdom.

 

UN chief alarmed by flare-up in Ukraine fighting

2015-01-19 14:55

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced alarm over fierce fighting around the Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine and called for an immediate end to the violence.

UN wants release of AU-led South Sudan inquiry

2015-01-13 13:12

A senior UN rights official have voiced concern that an AU commission of inquiry report on the bloodshed in South Sudan won’t come up for discussion at an upcoming AU summit.

UN condemns surge in Nigeria killings

2015-01-12 14:09

The UN chief Ban Ki-moon has condemned recent attacks by Islamic militants that killed hundreds of people in Nigeria, which holds elections next month.

Haiti pays tribute to quake victims

2015-01-12 12:48

Haiti marks the fifth anniversary of the massive and deadly earthquake that ravaged an already desperately poor nation, against the backdrop of ongoing epidemic and political crisis.

Muslim cop among Paris attack victims - UN

2015-01-09 10:30

The last of the 12 victims slain in the terror attack on the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo was a Muslim police officer, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says.

Dlamini-Zuma calls for calm after failed coup in Gambia

2015-01-01 09:05

African Union commission chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has called for calm in Gambia following a failed coup in the west African country.

UN chief praises Ebola healthcare workers

2014-12-20 11:04

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has praised healthcare workers fighting the Ebola virus as he paid his first visit to Liberia and Sierra Leone following an outbreak that has killed nearly 7 000 people.

UN chief heads to West Africa for Ebola

2014-12-18 12:20

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is heading to West Africa to demonstrate the UN's solidarity with the countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak, and to see for himself how the world is responding.

UN chief applauds Lima climate deal

2014-12-14 22:22

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has applauded a global climate deal signed in Lima and urged countries to commit to tough negotiations taking place in Paris next year.

Still possible to limit global warming

2014-12-10 08:13

The world still has a chance to limit global warming to safer levels, but time is running out.

UN peacekeepers facing 'complex challenges'

2014-11-20 12:20

Dozens of UN peacekeepers have been killed in northern Mali and kidnapped on Syria's Golan in recent months, while in South Sudan they shelter 100 000 civilians fleeing merciless fighting.

Ukraine supports peace, but ready for war

2014-11-04 21:20

Ukraine remains committed to a peace process with pro-Russian separatists, but is rearming and prepared for war.

Ban launches campaign to end female genital mutilation

2014-10-30 14:27

The UN chief Ban Ki-moon has launched a global campaign to end the often deadly practice of female genital mutilation within a generation, as survivors said it had "shattered their lives".

UN says Darfur mission withheld details

2014-10-29 21:16

The UN-African Union peacekeeping mission in Sudan's western Darfur region has failed to provide headquarters with full reports on attacks against civilians and peacekeepers.

Ex-Libyan general in bid to retake Benghazi

2014-10-15 15:35

Forces loyal to a prominent former general in Libya have launched a new bid to recapture the second city Benghazi from Islamist fighters vying for power in the violence-plagued state.

UN staff alarmed at Mali attacks

2014-10-07 20:43

UN staff are alarmed at attacks on peacekeepers in Mali that have killed 26 peacekeepers this year.

World must stop Ebola now, says UN chief

2014-09-26 08:21

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that the world must stop Ebola now, as he opened a high-level meeting to tackle the worst-ever outbreak.

Rockefellers to divest from fossil fuels

2014-09-23 06:33

The Rockefellers, the first family of oil, say they will divest from fossil fuels in a fresh boost for the fight against climate change ahead of a UN summit.

Green aid test for UN climate summit as poor seek $15bn

2014-09-18 14:26

A UN summit on climate change next week will test rich nations’ willingness to fill a near-empty fund to help the poor, but pledges are likely to be far short of developing nations’ hopes for $15bn in 2014.

UN slams killing of Chadian peacekeeper in Mali

2014-09-15 08:58

The UN has condemned the killing of a Chadian peacekeeper in Mali, saying the such attacks won't alter the determination of the United Nations to support the Malian people in their search for peace.

UN chief 'outraged' at beheading of US journalist

2014-09-03 06:05

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says the world was "outraged" at what appeared to be the beheading of a second US journalist in a video released by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants.

Lesotho PM asks SADC to send peace force after 'coup'

2014-09-01 14:36

Lesotho's exiled PM has called on the southern African regional block SADC to send peacekeeping troops to his country, after claiming that the army had seized power in a coup.

US missionaries beat Ebola

2014-08-21 20:42

Two American missionaries who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Liberia have left hospital after making a full recovery.

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