Civil Society
New York, May 19 (JEN): As the United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees in the Middle East continued humanitarian operations in around the Yarmouk Camp, deep concerns remained about violence that continues to profoundly threaten the lives and safety of Palestine refugees. more
On International Day, UN chief calls for efforts to 'fill world with happiness'

New York, Mar 21 (JEN) Happiness for the entire human family is one of the main goals of the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared, as the Organization kicked-off its globa ...

On International Day, UN urges efforts to support South-South cooperation

New York, Sept 13 (JEN) Cooperation between and among developing countries offers a path to balancing growth and equity, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday, marking the United Nat ...

Civil society gathers at UN to help shape new vision for global development, prosperity

New York, Aug 28 (JEN) Civil society converged on United Nations Headquarters in New York on Wednesday to make their voices heard regarding the future global development agenda that will poi ...

Security Council denounces persecution of minorities in northern Iraq

New York, July 22 (JEN) The United Nations Security Council has denounced the persecution of Christians and other minority groups in northern Iraq, which used to be home to minority communit ...

Ukraine: Amidst intensified military offensive, Ban condemns violence against civilians

New York, July 8 (JEN) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday strongly condemned the “continued, unlawful” acts of armed fighters in Ukraine after reports that they are regro ...

UN kicks off campaign as football World Cup opens in Brazil

New York, Jun 13 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in São Paulo, Brazil, on Thursday to attend the opening game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, as United Nations agencies ...

UN spotlights power of technology to advance development

New York, Jun 11 (JEN): With nearly everyone on Earth now having access to a mobile cellular network and some three billion people online, a United Nations information and communication tech ...

UN hails power of sport to bring communities together

New York, Jun 10 (JEN): Just days away from the kick-off of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the “best values of sport” â ...

Ban condoles death of celebrated African-American poet

New York, May 30 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon mourned the death of celebrated African-American poet and author Maya Angelou, saying the United Nations owed her a parti ...