Archive
Title Description Posted Date
Ban to brief chemical weapons inspection team from Syria New York, Aug 30: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is cutting short his official visit to Austria to return to New York in preparation for a briefing from the United Nations chemical weapons inspection team which is due to wrap up its work in Syria this weekend. 30-Aug-2013
Somalia: UN welcomes agreement with southern region's leaders New York, Aug 29: The top United Nations envoy in Somalia Wednesday welcomed the agreement signed between the country's Federal Government and the Interim Jubba Administration establishing the terms of governance in three southern regions. 29-Aug-2013
Ban appoints force commander of UN Western Sahara Mission New York, Aug 28: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday announced the appointment of Major General Imam Edy Mulyono of Indonesia as Force Commander of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). 28-Aug-2013
UNESCO calls on Egypt to investigate death of journalists New York, Aug 27: The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom Monday denounced the deaths of three Egyptian journalists and called for a thorough investigation into these incidents. 27-Aug-2013
Syria to allow use of chemical weapons probe: UN New York, Aug 26: Following talks with United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane, the Syrian Government has affirmed it will grant access to UN inspectors, beginning Monday, to sites in the suburbs of Damascus where chemical weapons were allegedly used last week. 26-Aug-2013
Ban urges ‘maximum restraint’ following rocket fire into Israel New York, Aug 24: United Nations Secretary-General Ban has expressed great concern over Thursday’s firing of rockets from the area of Tyre – within United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon’s (UNIFIL) area of operations – towards Israel, and noted that the missions was investigating the circumstances of the incident in cooperation with the Lebanese Armed Forces and the Israel Defense Forces. 24-Aug-2013
Ireland: First legal abortion performed Dublin, Aug 23: The first life-saving pregnancy termination has been performed under the provisions of new abortion legislation in Ireland, media reports said on Friday. 23-Aug-2013
Syria: Ban alarmed by allegations of chemical weapons use New York, Aug 22: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his shock at reports of alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria’s Damascus suburbs Wednesday, as a United Nations team continues to investigate the matter in other parts of the war-torn country. 22-Aug-2013
UN concerned by fresh violence in Egypt New York, Aug 21: The United Nations Tuesday called on Egyptian authorities to allow access to human rights officers to assess the situation on the ground in light of the new wave of violence in the country. 21-Aug-2013
Somalia: Rape allegations at African Union facility New York, Aug 19 The top United Nations envoy in Somalia on Sunday expressed grave concern over allegations of rape at a facility of the African Union Mission in the country (AMISOM), and welcomed the Government's investigation into the incident. 19-Aug-2013
Egypt: Cairo mosque secured Cairo, Aug 17: Security forces cleared a Cairo mosque after a stand-off with supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi on Saturday, media reports said. 17-Aug-2013
UN urges talks to save Egypt from further disastrous violence New York, Aug 16: The United Nations human rights chief Thursday appealed to all parties in Egypt to act with restraint and initiate talks, following a day of bloody violence that left hundreds dead and many more injured. 16-Aug-2013
Egypt: 421 killed in clashes Cairo, Aug 15: At least 421 people were killed during clashes between the police and supporters of country's ousted president Mohamed Morsi in Cairo city on Wednesday, reports said on Thursday. 15-Aug-2013
Ban condemns attacks in Nigeria’s Borno state New York, Aug 14: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday called on all extremist groups in Nigeria to cease their attacks, after dozens of people were killed in the country’s north-east, including worshippers reportedly shot to death while praying inside a mosque. 14-Aug-2013
Ban appoints head to UN humanitarian coordination in Haiti New York, Aug 13: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Peter de Clercq of the Netherlands to the top United Nations humanitarian coordination position in Haiti. 13-Aug-2013
US to re-open diplomatic missions Washington, Aug 10: The US State Department has reportedly said 18 out of the 19 U.S. Embassies and Consulates, that were closed last week will be re-opened on Sunday. 10-Aug-2013
US withdraws diplomats from Lahore Washington, Aug 9: The US has withdrawn most of its diplomats from Lahore city due to specific threats concerning the U.S. Consulate in the Pakistani city, media reports said on Friday. 09-Aug-2013
Ban appoints new UN legal chief New York, Aug 8: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Miguel de Serpa Soares of Portugal as Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel. 08-Aug-2013
Thailand: UN seeks justice for perpetrators of 2010 violence New York, Aug 7: The United Nations human rights office Tuesday voiced concern at an amnesty bill being discussed this week in Thailand’s Parliament that, if adopted, could pardon people involved in serious rights violations during the political violence that occurred in April and May 2010. 07-Aug-2013
Love you more: Michelle to Obama Washington, Aug 5: United States (US) First Lady Michelle Obama on Sunday took to micro-blogging site Twitter to wish her husband and the US President Barack Obama on his birthday. 05-Aug-2013
Australia transfers refugees to Papua New Guinea Canberra (Australia), Aug 1: Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Tony Burke on Thursday confirmed the successful transfer to Papua New Guinea (PNG) of the first group of 40 asylum seekers subject to the government’s new regional settlement arrangement. 01-Aug-2013
Recent Photos and Videos

Web Statistics