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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the media at the UN headquarters in New York on April 9, 2015. As violence continues to roil in Syria and Yemen, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged religious leaders and educators to preach to their followers the "correct meaning of tolerance; the correct meaning of culture and tradition, with mutual respect." (Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei)

UN chief condemns terrorist attack in Istanbul

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday condemned the "despicable terrorist attack" at a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey. According to a statement of...
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Ban Ki-moon concerned about situation in Gambia after presidential elections

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday said that he remains "deeply concerned" about the situation in Gambia following the Dec. 1 presidential elections, and...

UN chief congratulates Akufo-Addo on election as Ghanaian president

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday congratulated Nana Akufo-Addo on his election as president of Ghana. In a statement issued here by...
Interview of Mr. Ban Ki-moon to People’s Daily

UN chief urges patience in Ghana while waiting for election results

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday congratulated the people of Ghana for exercising their democratic rights and on the peaceful conduct of the elections,...
Interview of Mr. Ban Ki-moon to People’s Daily

UN chief calls for peaceful election in Ghana

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has underscored the importance of an environment conducive to peaceful and credible elections in Ghana, local media reported Wednesday. ...
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UN chief emphasizes on the need for dialogue with DPRK

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday stressed the need for a dialogue with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) though he urged Pyongyang...
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UN Boss seeks more commitment in protecting biological diversity

In his message to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity, which is observed annually on May 22, Ban said, "Biodiversity and the ecosystem...

UN chief begins first visit to Madagascar

Coming from Mauritius where he had been on a two-day visit, Ban was welcomed at the Ivato airport by Madagascar President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, who...
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Ki-Moon Condemns Air Strikes On Syria Hospital

He called on the warring sides in Syria to "immediately renew their commitment to the cessation of hostilities," said a statement issued here by...
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UN Boss extends his condolences to the people of Ecuador

Ban commended the Ecuadorian authorities for their leadership in the rescue effort and in providing relief to affected communities, according to a statement of...

Shunning People With Autism Is Violation Of Human Rights – Ki-Moon

In his message to mark World Autism Awareness Day, Ban said autism is a lifelong condition that affects millions of people worldwide. "It (autism) is...
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Occupation word as used to described Sahara refugee’s state stays –UN Chief

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday expressed regret for "misunderstandings and consequences" resulting from his comparing refugee conditions in Western Sahara with those under...
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Central Istanbul’s bomb attacks condemned by UN Boss

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned on Saturday the bombing attack in Central Istanbul, Turkey which left at least five people dead. Earlier...
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the media at the UN headquarters in New York on April 9, 2015. As violence continues to roil in Syria and Yemen, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged religious leaders and educators to preach to their followers the "correct meaning of tolerance; the correct meaning of culture and tradition, with mutual respect." (Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei)

Ban Ki Moon to pay working visits to Lebanon, Jordan and Tunisia

The UN secretary-general will make the upcoming visit alongside the president of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, spokesman Stephane Dujarric said at...
Syrian refugees arrive in Lebanon earlier this year after fleeing their homes in western Syria. The number of Syrian refugees has passed 2.563 million. UNHCR/A.McConnell

UN Boss Happy for Canada taking In 25,000 Syrian refugees

At the end of February, the Canadian government reached its goal of accepting 25,000 Syrian refugees. Earlier this month, Canada also announced an ambitious...

Morocco Peacekeepers called back following UN chief remarks

The spokesman, Stephan Dujarric, said at a daily news briefing here that the Foreign Ministry of Morocco informed the UN Secretariat of its...
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UN chief salutes Myanmar’s election of new president

Ban hailed the election "as a significant achievement toward advancing the democratic reforms ushered in by the outgoing government," said the statement issued...
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UN chief slams extremist attacks in three Ivorian hotels

In a statement issued here by his spokesman on the incident in the western African country, which killed at least 14 civilians, Ban "expresses...
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US and Russian Agreement on Syria Praised

"The secretary-general strongly urges the parties to abide by the terms of the agreement," said a statement issued here by Ban's spokesman. Earlier Monday, Kerry...
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UN Boss Praises CAR’s peaceful polls

Ban also took note of the announcement of the provisional results of the presidential elections, said the statement. "He congratulates presidential candidate Mr. Faustin Archange...

UN boss to visit DR Congo and South Sudan

On Feb. 23, the secretary-general will be in Goma, a city in eastern DRC, where he will visit people impacted by the insecurity...
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the media at the UN headquarters in New York on April 9, 2015. As violence continues to roil in Syria and Yemen, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged religious leaders and educators to preach to their followers the "correct meaning of tolerance; the correct meaning of culture and tradition, with mutual respect." (Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei)

UN Boss and Sergio Mattarella discuss Libya and Middle East Crisis

During the meeting here, "the secretary-general emphasized that the political process is key to addressing the political, security and humanitarian challenges in Libya," UN...
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UN boss accepts suggested aviation standards on carbon emissions

The proposed rules, which would limit carbon emissions and strengthen the efficiency of all new commercial and business airliners after 2028, build on the...
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34 militant groups reported to have promised loyalty to IS

Militant groups from countries like the Philippines, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Libya and Nigeria had pledged their allegiance, so IS poses "an unprecedented threat," Ban said...
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Portuguese former PM has qualities of a UN chief

"Antonio Guterres leaves a legacy in the United Nations' system and for the way he conducted his work as high commissioner he is...
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UN boss and African leaders vow to take action on terrorism and conflict

Speaking during the AU peace and Security Council meeting in Addis Ababa, Ban said the international community will support the war against terrorism alongside...
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the media at the UN headquarters in New York on April 9, 2015. As violence continues to roil in Syria and Yemen, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged religious leaders and educators to preach to their followers the "correct meaning of tolerance; the correct meaning of culture and tradition, with mutual respect." (Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei)

UN boss appoints Climate change advisor

In his new role, Pasztor will support the efforts of the secretary-general to mobilize world leaders and all sectors of society to implement the...

UN boss’ comments “give a tailwind to terrorism – Netanyahu

"The UN Secretary General's remarks give a tailwind to terrorism. There is no justification for terrorism," Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement released by...
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UN boss wishes to see quick selection of his successor

At his end-of-year press conference, Ban said "member states have been actively discussing this issue, how to make selection process of my successor more...
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UN chief unhappy over Malian hotel siege

A group of unidentified gunmen attacked the Radisson Blu hotel on Friday morning, seizing 170 guests and staff as hostage, many of them foreigners....