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New York, Jan 24 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday welcomed the signing of an agreement between anti- and pro-Government forces in South Sudan, a step towards a comprehensive deal that would halt the violence that has engulfed the country for more than a month. more
Ban condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Pakistan

New York, Jan 23 (JEN): Reiterating deep concern over continued terrorist attacks and sectarian violence in Pakistan, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday strongly conde ...

Ban opens Syrian peace talks, urges end to bloodshed

New York, Jan 23 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday opened a concerted new effort to end the brutal civil war in Syria, urging the Government, the opposition, a ...

Central Asia: UNSC praises UN's preventive diplomacy efforts

New York, Jan 22 (JEN): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) once again Tuesday acknowledged the role of the UN regional office in assisting countries in Central Asia to respond to thr ...

Lebanon: UN condemns deadly blast in Beirut suburb

New York, Jan 22 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and the UN envoy to Lebanon have condemned Tuesday's explosion in a southern ...

UN urges dialogue to defuse tensions in Ukraine

New York, Jan 22 (JEN): Urging restraint amid widespread anti-Government protests in Ukraine, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay ...

Ban encourages conference on disarmament negotiations

New York, Jan 22 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday encouraged the world’s sole multilateral forum for disarmament negotiations to live up the international c ...

Ban holds intensive talks in Syria peace conference

New York, Jan 22 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Switzerland Tuesday on the eve of a United Nations-led conference on ending the nearly three-year-old civil wa ...

Ban urges Iraq to enter into peace talks with Palestine

New York, Jan 21 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday called on Iraq’s political leaders to enter inclusive talks in the face of rising conflict and warned that ...

UN officials pledge continued support to Afghanistan

New York, Jan 21 (JEN): United Nations Monday flew its flags at half-mast in honour of four staff members killed in Friday’s terrorist attack in Kabul, with UN Secretary-General Ban K ...