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New York, Mar 15 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday appealed yet again for the international community to help bring the rival Syrian parties closer on concrete measures to end the conflict, saying “it is not enough for the representatives of the Government and opposition to be in the same room, what matters most is what they do there.” more
Ukraine: UN deploys human rights monitors in Crimea

New York, Mar 15 (IBNS): United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Å imonovic, announced on Friday the immediate deployment of a UN monitoring team throughout cris ...

UN seeks help to build on momentum in DR Congo

New York, Mar 15 (JEN): The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) on Friday urged the international community as well as the Cong ...

CAR: Ban urges support to unite communities

New York, Mar 14 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was “honoured” to meet at Headquarters with three religious leaders from the Central African Republic ...

Syria: UN envoy urges UNSC to push peace talks

New York, Mar 14 (JEN): The United Nations and Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria on Thursday appealed to the UN Security Council (UNSC) to assist him in pressing for a possi ...

UNSC hosts sixth urgent session on Ukraine crisis

New York, Mar 14 (JEN): The United Nations continued efforts on multiple fronts to de-escalate tensions in Ukraine, with a senior human rights official holding meetings on Thursday in the ca ...

Syria: Ban urges focus on political talks to end bloodshed

New York, Mar 13 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday said that the international community cannot afford to lose focus or turn away from war-torn Syria, and call ...

UN human rights experts urge Iran to halt executions

New York, Mar 13 (JEN): A group of independent United Nations human rights experts on Wednesday expressed alarm at the ongoing spike in executions in Iran, including the recent hanging of a ...

UNSC regrets delay in accord between Sudan, South Sudan

New York, Mar 13 (JEN): The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday regretted the lack of progress in implementing a two-year-old agreement between Sudan and South Sudan on security, th ...

Ban deplores rocket attacks on Israel from Gaza

New York, Mar 13 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned Wednesday’s multiple rocket attacks from Gaza against Israel, for which Islamic Jihad has claim ...