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.

South Korea won't end broadcasts without 'clear' apology

2015-08-24 09:33

South Korea says it would not switch off propaganda broadcasts unless Pyongyang offered a 'clear apology' over a series of alleged provocations, as the two Koreas were locked in negotiations to end a military standoff.

Ban condemns Cameroon suicide bombings

2015-07-14 07:49

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has condemned twin suicide bombings in Cameroon, the first by Boko Haram in the country and called for better co-operation to fight the militants.

UN appoints Senegalese diplomat to mediate peace talks in Burundi

2015-06-21 16:57

The UN has appointed a Senegalese diplomat to facilitate talks between rival factions in Burundi's political crisis after the opposition accused the previous mediator of bias.

US slams UN envoy expulsion from South Sudan

2015-06-03 09:49

United States has condemned South Sudan's expulsion of an outspoken UN aid co-ordinator as an 'affront to the international community' and called for the strife-torn country to reverse its decision.

UN appeals for safe havens after shipwreck tragedy

2015-04-20 11:33

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to world governments to share the burden of taking in refugees after more than 700 migrants were feared dead in the latest Mediterranean boat tragedy.


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.

5 day humanitarian cease-fire starts in Yemen

2015-07-27 09:48

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes came to a halt in Yemen after a five-day humanitarian truce went into effect, witnesses and security officials say.

Thousands gather at NY Times Square for yoga

2015-06-22 05:36

Thousands of people have laid out their mats and stretched into yoga exercises in New York's Times Square, including the secretary general of the UN, to celebrate the first International Day of Yoga.

Yemen rebels accuse Saudi of trying to sabotage peace talks

2015-06-17 10:53

Iran-backed Yemeni rebels have accused Saudi Arabia of trying to sabotage peace talks in Geneva and claimed the exiled government was trying to impose its own agenda on the UN.

UN chief praises pope for framing climate in moral terms

2015-04-28 12:42

The UN chief has praised Pope Francis for framing climate change as an urgent moral imperative.

Nigeria awaits poll results, UN calls for calm

2015-03-30 08:38

Nigerians have awaited the first results of a closely fought general election pitting President Goodluck Jonathan against ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari.

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