Aug 11, 2016

U.N. chief enlists Hollywood star power to end poverty

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon traveled to Hollywood to enlist its star power in the United Nation’s ambitious campaign to end poverty, tackle climate change and promote a fairer, more humane world — and he got an enthusiastic response from stars and top executives. The ...

Jul 7, 2016

Ban urges China to respect civil society, free media

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told China’s leaders on Thursday that a flourishing civil society and free media are key to China’s development, on one of his last visits to Beijing as U.N. leader. Ban spoke while standing next to Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who ...

Former New Zealand leader Clark announces bid for top U.N. post

Apr 5, 2016

Former New Zealand leader Clark announces bid for top U.N. post

Helen Clark, a former New Zealand prime minister who is now a senior U.N. official, announced Tuesday she is running for the top position at the United Nations, saying she would bring nearly 30 years of leadership skills to the job of secretary-general. Clark ...