UN chief says Assad 'failure' caused 300 000 deaths

2016-10-11 09:24

UN chief Ban Ki-moon says Syrian President Bashar Assad's "failure of leadership" has caused the deaths of over 300 000 people, according to an interview.

UN's Ban hails likely successor Guterres as 'superb choice'

2016-10-06 17:04

Departing UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has hailed his likely successor Antonio Guterres as a "superb choice," ahead of the former Portuguese prime minister's expected backing by the Security Council.

Portugal's Guterres still leads in UN chief race

2016-09-26 20:49

Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres has maintained his lead in the race to become the next UN secretary-general following a fifth straw poll by the Security Council.

Starving to death: Boko Haram's food crisis in Nigeria

2016-09-22 07:32

Doctors crowded around Abdullahi. One squeezed a drip and another prepared a plastic syringe. The young boy didn't move. Only the shallow rise and fall of his chest indicated he was still alive. Read more...

UN's Ban presses US, Russia to help unblock Syria aid

2016-09-14 22:16

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he has been in talks with Russia and the United States to turn up the pressure on all sides in Syria to guarantee the security of a UN aid convoy to Aleppo.

UN document says Morocco violated Western Sahara cease-fire

2016-08-30 09:02

Confidential UN document says Morocco violated a 1991 cease-fire agreement with the Polisario Front independence movement by sending armed security personnel and equipment into the contested Western Sahara without prior notice to UN peacekeepers

Morocco slams UN's Ban for Western Sahara comments

2016-03-09 16:04

Morocco has accused UN chief Ban Ki-moon of speaking out of turn during a visit to restart talks between Rabat and the Algeria-backed Polisario Front on disputed Western Sahara.

UN chief proposes peacekeepers, urgent talks for Burundi

2015-12-01 10:50

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that deploying peacekeepers to Burundi was an option to quell the violence but recommended that a UN team be first sent to help bolster dialogue.

Ban Ki-moon 'reasonably optimistic' on Paris climate talks

2015-10-15 11:20

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is 'reasonably optimistic' about a world climate conference due to open in Paris at the end of next month, he said in an interview.

Pope at UN to speak out for the poor and the planet

2015-09-25 12:55

Pope Francis heads to the United Nations to deliver an appeal to world leaders to help the poor, combat climate change and end conflicts that have sent desperate refugees fleeing to Europe.


UN chief encourages Colombia to stay the course for peace

2016-10-11 05:51

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon encourages both sides in the Colombian peace process to stay the course despite a referendum rejecting the peace treaty last week

The UN is finally getting serious about protecting South Sudan’s civilians

2016-10-05 14:55

Even the UN Security Council's most stubborn members have committed to defending South Sudan's residents against violence, writes Emily Helms.

Syria's Aleppo set ablaze ahead of fresh diplomatic efforts

2016-09-22 17:16

Huge blazes have erupted in Syria's Aleppo as the city was rocked by fighting and airstrikes ahead of last-ditch efforts by world powers to salvage a failed ceasefire.

UN chief slams Israel's Netanyahu over 'ethnic cleansing' remark

2016-09-15 19:36

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has taken a swipe at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying it was "unacceptable and outrageous" to claim that opposition to settlements was tantamount to ethnic cleansing.

After a decade, UN chief disappointed in many world leaders

2016-09-14 07:57

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said he's disappointed by many world leaders who care more about retaining power than improving the lives of their people.

UN chief calls for renewed focus WMDs

2016-08-23 21:03

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on the international community to renew its commitment to eliminate WMDs as technological advances make it cheaper and easier for terrorist groups to make the weapons.

Begin climate change action today - Ban

2015-12-15 10:27

Calling the Paris climate deal "a health insurance policy for the planet," UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged governments to waste no time in delivering on their commitments to fight global warming.

UN calls for urgent measures between Russia and Turkey

2015-11-25 09:07

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for urgent measures to de-escalate tensions after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter plane on the Syrian border.

Zuma, Obama and that phone call

2015-09-30 12:16

President Jacob Zuma and that phone call not even US president Barack Obama could interrupt.

UN chief appalled by 'barbaric' attacks in Palmyra

2015-08-25 09:45

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is appalled by reports that ISIS had demolished a temple in Syria's ancient Palmyra.

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