Ban to Security Council: Yemen 'collapsing before our eyes'

Feb 13, 2015

Ban to Security Council: Yemen 'collapsing before our eyes'

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to the U.N. Security Council Thursday for action to halt Yemen’s slide toward anarchy, warning it was “collapsing before our eyes.” The U.N. chief was reporting to the 15-member council following his visit to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab ...

Feb 9, 2015

Next U.N. secretary general

by Ramesh Thakur

With Ban Ki-moon's second term as U.N. secretary general ending Dec. 31, 2016, there are said to be at least three candidates to replace the South Korean. And former Prime Ministers Helen Clark of New Zealand and Kevin Rudd of Australia are believed to ...

Dec 27, 2014

Sudan steps up pressure on U.N. as it reviews Darfur force

Sudan’s government is stepping up pressure on the United Nations as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon prepares recommendations on the future of a joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in the country’s violence-racked Darfur region. In the government’s latest move, President Omar al-Bashir ordered the expulsion of ...

New wealth rises in Mogadishu as millions suffer

Nov 6, 2014

New wealth rises in Mogadishu as millions suffer

The first ATM and the construction of modern buildings and trendy restaurants are exciting signs of growth for those living in Somalia’s capital. That is, if you have money. Even as war-torn Mogadishu makes strides forward, thousands of residents are facing the prospect of ...

Oct 17, 2014

U.N. fund to fight Ebola has only $100,000 in bank: Ban

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that a trust fund he launched to raise $1 billion to provide fast and flexible funding for the fight against Ebola has only $100,000 in the bank. Ban appealed urgently to the international community to provide the money, which ...

Sep 24, 2014

United States defends Syria airstrikes in letter to U.N. chief

The United States told the United Nations on Tuesday it led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria because President Bashar al-Assad’s government had failed to wipe out safe havens used by the group to launch attacks on Iraq. In a letter to U.N. ...

Sep 20, 2014

Japan to pledge disaster mitigation help at U.N. climate summit

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will pledge Japan’s further assistance to developing countries in coping with climate change-related natural disasters at this week’s United Nations climate summit in New York, a government source said Saturday. Thursday’s summit, convened and hosted by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, ...

Japan-donated bell, Lennon's 'Imagine' mark U.N. peace event

Sep 20, 2014

Japan-donated bell, Lennon's 'Imagine' mark U.N. peace event

The ringing of a bell donated by Japan and a performance of John Lennon’s anti-war anthem “Imagine” resounded at United Nations headquarters Friday at an event for the upcoming International Day of Peace. “Almost 70 years ago, the world community pledged to save succeeding ...