Showing posts with label Ban Ki-moon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ban Ki-moon. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

UN chief slams deadly airstrikes in Yemeni port city. At least 25 people have been killed and 70 others wounded

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday condemned the multiple airstrikes by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition on Sept. 21 in the Red Sea port city of Hudaydah, Yemen, which killed and injured dozens of people, including children and women.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

UN chief: Netanyahu ethnic cleansing remark 'unacceptable and outrageous'

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday took a swipe at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying it was "unacceptable and outrageous" to claim that opposition to settlements was tantamount to ethnic cleansing.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Turkey: UN chief condemns terrorist attack on wedding party that kills at least 50 people

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned yesterday's terrorist attack on a wedding party in the Turkish city of Gaziantep – an act that was reportedly carried out by a suicide bomber and killed at least 50 people and wounded dozens of others.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

ISIS crimes in Iraq "may constitute" genocide: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday said the crimes committed by the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq may [?] constitute war crimes, crimes against humanity and even genocide.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

UN secretary general declares Olympic truce during Rio Games

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has announced the "Olympic truce" during the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that will get underway on August 5.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Ban Ki-moon urges Turkish authorities to respect constitutional order, human rights amid state of emergency

Following the declaration of a three-month state of emergency in Turkey as a result of an attempted military coup late last week, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Turkish authorities to ensure that constitutional order and international human rights law are fully respected.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

UN says looking forward to continuing work with Britain, EU after Brexit vote

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that the world body looks forward to continuing its work with the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) after Britain voted to leave the EU in a historic referendum.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Ban Ki-moon condemns 'horrific attack' in Orlando, Florida

UN, 12 June 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned an attack that occurred early this morning in Orlando, Florida, in which 50 people were killed and dozens more were injured.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Ban Ki-moon chief slams deadly terrorist attack near shrine in Damascus suburb

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday condemned an "appalling" deadly terrorist attack near a shrine in a Damascus suburb in Syria, reportedly killing several civilians, including women and children.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Saturday, June 4, 2016

UN chief shocked at grave violence against children in conflict countries

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday expressed shock at the scale of grave violations against children in such countries as Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

More ‘concrete steps’ needed by nations to counter terrorism, Ban tells Security Council

 UN, 14 April 2016 – Speaking at an open debate on countering terrorism, United Nations Secretary-General today called on Member States to take more concrete steps to stop fundraising through the smuggling of oil and gas, the illicit trade of cultural artefacts, kidnapping for ransom and donations from abroad.

Monday, February 29, 2016

UN chief calls for "prompt, impartial" probe into deadly airstrike on Yemeni market

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday called for "a prompt and impartial investigation" into the Saturday airstrike on a market in Yemen that killed at least 32 civilians.

Friday, January 15, 2016

UN chief warns Syrian starvation a war crime

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned that the use of starvation as a weapon in Syria amounts to a war crime after the second international convoy arrived to the famine-struck town of Madaya to deliver humanitarian aid.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Hollande, Ban Urge anti-Terrorism Resolution

French President Francois Hollande and UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday discussed the adoption of an anti-terrorism resolution "as quickly as possible", the French presidency said.

Friday, October 16, 2015

‘Hunger is more than a lack of food – it is a terrible injustice,’ says Ban on World Food Day

 UN, 16 October 2015 – On World Food Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is underlining that “hunger is more than a lack of food—it is a terrible injustice,” while reaffirming the global community’s commitment to work together “to end hunger in our lifetime.”

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

UN observes International Day of Peace

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called on all warring parties to lay down their weapons and observe a global ceasefire and "stop the killings and the destruction, and create space for lasting peace" as the United Nations observed the International Day of Peace.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Shocked by explosion in Bangkok, UN chief hopes perpetrators will be ‘brought to justice’

 UN, 17 August 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General ban Ki-moon was shocked to learn of an explosion today close to a shrine in the centre of Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, which caused the loss of life of innocent civilians.