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  • un chief deplores planned elections in eastern ukraine

    UN chief deplores planned elections in eastern Ukraine

    World | October 30, 2014 6:29 IST

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday deplored elections planned by rebel groups in eastern Ukraine, saying the vote will seriously undermine the Minsk Protocol and Memorandum."The secretary-general deplores the planned holding by armed

  • un chief urges resumption of israel palestine talks

    UN Chief urges resumption of Israel, Palestine talks

    World | October 21, 2014 10:24 IST

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has called on the Israelis and Palestinians to return to the negotiation table.Ban made the appeal Monday while meeting Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon here, Xinhua quoted the

  • aziz speaks to un chief raises kashmir issue

    Aziz speaks to UN chief; raises Kashmir issue

    World | October 19, 2014 13:25 IST

    Islamabad: Continuing its attempts to internationalise the Kashmir issue, Pakistan has raised the matter with the UN chief, saying the world body's engagement would add to its credibility in managing crisis situations.  Adviser to the

  • un chief highlights rural women s role in global progress

    UN chief highlights rural women's role in global progress

    World | October 16, 2014 6:12 IST

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday that rural women are the key agents for sustainable development as the international community moves towards the post-2015 development goals."Collectively, rural women are a force that

  • pakistan writes to un chief seeks intervention in kashmir

    Pakistan writes to UN Chief; seeks intervention in Kashmir issue

    World | October 12, 2014 13:25 IST

    Islamabad: Stepping up its attempts to internationalise the Kashmir issue, Pakistan has written to the UN Chief on the security situation along the LoC and the international border with India and sought the world body's

  • un chief visits libya appeals warring factions for dialogue

    UN chief visits Libya, appeals warring factions for dialogue

    World | October 12, 2014 6:44 IST

    Tripoli: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday arrived in Libya in an unannounced visit to encourage political dialogue between the warring factions in the country.The meeting was attended by 12 lawmakers from Libya's parliament House

  • the true winners today are the world s children un chief

    'The true winners today are the world's children' : UN chief

    World | October 11, 2014 7:01 IST

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday hailed the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai saying, "The true winners today are the world's children".Ban said that because of

  • un chief invokes mahatma gandhi s message of peace and non

    UN Chief invokes Mahatma Gandhi's message of peace and non-violence

    World | October 10, 2014 13:40 IST

    United Nations: Invoking Mahatma Gandhi's legacy, UN Chief Ban Ki-moon said the world should recall his message of peace and non-violence at a time of increased sectarian violence and destruction of cultural sites, particularly in

  • un chief appoints three ebola crisis managers

    UN chief appoints three Ebola crisis managers

    World | October 09, 2014 12:09 IST

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appointed three crisis managers for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone where the Ebola epidemic is spreading.His spokesperson said Wednesday Ban appointed Marcel Rudasingwa of Rwanda as Ebola

  • un chief welcomes dialogue between two koreas

    UN chief welcomes dialogue between two Koreas

    World | October 05, 2014 12:07 IST

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the dialogue between North Korea and South Korea, saying it was "encouraging that two countries agreed to hold talks."It is encouraging that the two countries agreed

  • un chief expresses outrage at peacekeepers killing in mali

    UN chief expresses outrage at peacekeepers' killing in Mali

    World | October 04, 2014 6:02 IST

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday said he was shocked and outraged by an attack in Mali that killed nine peacekeepers from Niger.In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Ban described the

  • un chief sierra leone minister discuss ebola crisis

    UN chief, Sierra Leone minister discuss Ebola crisis

    World | September 30, 2014 13:10 IST

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Sierra Leone's Foreign Minister Samura Kamara to discuss the rising Ebola epidemic in the country."They discussed the effects of the Ebola outbreak on the country and how the

  • un chief wants earliest formation of new afghan government

    UN chief wants earliest formation of new Afghan government

    World | September 30, 2014 6:30 IST

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday congratulated Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on his inauguration as the new Afghan president and called for a new Afghanistan government's formation at the earliest.Ghani was sworn in Monday,

  • modiatun ban ki moon thanks narendra modi for contribution

    #ModiAtUN: Ban Ki-moon thanks Narendra Modi for contribution to UN peacekeeping efforts

    World | September 28, 2014 9:29 IST

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for India's ‘significant contribution' to peacekeeping operations and voiced admiration for his focus on improving the socio-economic well-being of the country's

  • un chief calls for end to hostilities in south sudan

    UN chief calls for end to hostilities in South Sudan

    World | September 27, 2014 8:44 IST

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called for an immediate end to hostilities in South Sudan, saying "there cannot be a military solution to the conflict" in the world's youngest country.The appeal came

  • un chief to appoint panel to review un peacekeeping

    UN chief to appoint panel to review UN peacekeeping

    World | September 27, 2014 6:48 IST

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday said he has decided to appoint a high- level panel to review UN peace operations to make them more relevant to the fast-changing global security landscape."The world

  • un chief pledges support for gaza reconstruction

    UN Chief pledges support for Gaza reconstruction

    World | September 26, 2014 12:53 IST

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has assured Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of its support for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip.Ban met with Abbas on the sidelines of the annual high-level UN debate, which

  • un chief to convene high level meeting on ebola

    UN chief to convene high-level meeting on Ebola

    World | September 24, 2014 6:43 IST

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will convene a meeting of world leaders during the General Assembly's annual high-level session in response to the deadly Ebola virus outbreak, a UN spokesman said on Tuesday.The "High-level

  • un chief asks world leaders to take steps to reverse global

    UN Chief asks world leaders to take steps to reverse global warming

    World | September 24, 2014 7:09 IST

    United Nations: Warning that the cost of climate change is ‘fast becoming unbearable', UN Chief Ban Ki-moon has asked an unprecedented gathering of world leaders to take action to reverse global warming and begin to

  • un chief welcomes release of turkish hostages

    UN chief welcomes release of Turkish hostages

    World | September 23, 2014 8:12 IST

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the recent release of Turkish hostages held by the Islamic State (IS) Sunni militant group in Iraq.Ban is relieved that the Turkish men, women and children, freed Friday,