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Op-Ed: Libyan clashes continues as UN seeks a ceasefire agreement

Tripoli - UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon made a surprise trip to Libya to Tripoli in support of an ongoing reconciliation process. Libya has two separate governments, one in Tripoli, and the elected internationally-recognized one in Tobruk.

Op-Ed: Youth and mental illness: A cohesive strategy is needed

In celebration of this year’s International Youth Day observed on Tuesday, August 12, mental health was rightfully placed at the forefront of discussions.

UN appoints former US mayor climate-change envoy

New York - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appointed former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as special envoy for cities and climate change on Friday.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrives in Manila

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Friday night en route to Tacloban City in central Philippines to assess the extent of damage caused by killer Typhoon Haiyan.

Syria conflict: Geneva peace talks scheduled for January

Geneva - The long-promised peace conference aimed at resolving the Syrian crisis has been given a start date of January 22. The conference will be held in Geneva and will be the first talks to include representatives of the regime and the opposition.

Labs expect delivery of UN Syrian chemical weapons samples today

Samples collected by the United Nations chemical weapons inspectors from the suburbs of Damascus in Syria should be delivered to laboratories for analysis today, said a spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

UN secretary calls civilian deaths in drone strikes unacceptable

Islamabad - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the civilian deaths in drone strikes are unacceptable. He urged the U.S. to do everything possible to avoid any civilian casualties while using drones in Pakistan.

Ban Ki-moon: Over 100,000 people have been killed in Syria

U.N. Secretary General Bank Ki-moon has claimed that 100,000 people have lost their lives as a result of the conflict in Syria.

The Riddle: LGBT criminalisation throughout the world (video)

As many progressive politicians in Western countries focus on achieving equality between their citizens by supporting same-sex marriage, worldwide, gay people are still criminalised in 76 countries. Now a new video called The Riddle exposes this violence.

Netanyahu lectures U.N. chief: 'We avoid civilians, they don't'

Jerusalem - After Gaza's deadliest day, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defiantly tells United Nations Secretary General, Israel is avoiding the innocent.

Psy introduces UN Secretary General to 'Gangnam Style' (video)

In a face-to-face meeting between Ban Ki-moon and Psy at the United Nations, the UN Secretary General joked that he felt overshadowed by the South Korean rapper.

Op-Ed: UN chief limits freedom of expression to 'common purpose'

New York - In an extraordinary announcement, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon told a press conference on Wednesday that freedom of speech is limited to "common justice, common purpose."

UN Secretary General not fit for the job, says Stephen Lewis

Himself a former Canadian ambassador to the United Nations, Stephen Lewis went after UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon during an interview with the CBC on the Syrian crisis, saying Mr. Ki-moon does not command sufficient respect.

Ban Ki-moon: UN mission in Syria should be reduced and refocused

The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has stated that the UN observer mission in Syria should be reduced in size and refocused for political mediation.

Ban Ki-moon calls on African leaders to respect gay rights

Addis Ababa - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has urged African leaders to respect gay rights. He told a two-day African Union summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa that the Arab Spring was a "reminder that leaders must listen to their people."

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon set to run for second term

New York - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is expected to announce Monday that he plans to run for a second five-year term. There is no declared opponent as of yet and the incumbent is expected to receive backing from the powerful Security Council.

International Criminal Court urged to 'take action' in Sri Lanka Special

Toronto - Hundreds of Tamils gathered outside of the United States Consulate in downtown Toronto where they urged the International Criminal Court and President Barack Obama to unite with "democratic nations" to for an independent inquiry in Sri Lanka.

UN panel of experts publish 'Accountability in Sri Lanka' report Special

Colombo - The United Nations has published a report from the Secretary General's panel of experts regarding the accountability measures in Sri Lanka. Despite the report, the international community is criticizing Ban Ki-moon for not initiating a war crimes probe.

UN chief says we must ask ‘painful questions’ on nuclear energy

Kiev - After visiting the Chernobyl nuclear plant site on Wednesday, the UN Secretary-General said the Daichi nuclear disaster in Japan is part of an “unnerving history” of accidents in which the risks and costs may not be properly calculated.
 

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) speaks to journalists in Vienna, Austria
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Ban Ki-Moon, United Nations Secretary-General, limits freedom of expression to "common purpose".
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) and students of the New Explorations into Science  Mathema...
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) and students of the New Explorations into Science, Mathematics and Technology
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with actor Samuel L. Jackson (centre) and Mr. Jackson's wife, LaTanya Richardson,
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
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Benjamin Netanyahu at press conference with Ban Ki-Moon
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