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Spectre of chemical warfare has been raised in Syria:Ban Ki-Moon

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The latest escalation of the conflict in Syria has raised the spectre of chemical warfare, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon told a press conference in The Hague on Wednesday. The use of chemical weapons by anyone, for any reason, under any circumstances, would be an atrocious violation of international law, he warned. Gerry Adams reports. Duration: [...]

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UN chemical weapons experts complete second day of work in Syria

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The team of United Nations experts who are investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria has completed its second day of work, according to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The work of the team was interrupted when unidentified snipers opened fire on their convoy on Monday. Secretary-General Ban, who is in The Hague, in [...]

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Ban urges accelerated progress to meet the Millennium Development Goals

Listen / Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivers the 2013 Freedom Lecture at Leiden University, in the city of Leiden, the Netherlands.

Thanks to combined efforts from governments to the grassroots, important progress has been made in realising the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). That's what Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday in a Freedom Lecture at Leiden University in the Netherlands. The Secretary-General said the proportion of people living in extreme poverty has been halved. Fewer children are [...]

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UN envoy reports a “relatively stable” security situation in Haiti

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The situation in Haiti has been "relatively stable" since the Security Council was last briefed on the situation in the Caribbean country in March, though there is still a stalemate regarding elections. That's what Ambassador Sandra Honoré of Trinidad and Tobago, the head of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), told the Council on [...]

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Overall security situation in Haiti remains "relatively stable" UN envoy

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The situation in Haiti has remained relatively calm since March, according to the head of the UN Stabilization Mission in the country (MINUSTAH). In her Briefing to the Security Council on Wednesday, Special representative of the Secretary-General Sandra Honoré of Trinidad and Tobago said there has been a decrease in both civil unrest and major [...]

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UN officials urge Syrians to cooperate with probe on alleged use of chemical weapons

Listen / Secretary-General (left) meets with OPCW Director-General

United Nations officials have called on all parties in Syria to extend their full cooperation to the UN investigation on the alleged use of chemical weapons in the country. The call was made by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Ahmet Üzümcü after their [...]

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Aya's life and future on hold

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The Syrian war is well into its third year.  The number of Syrian children forced to flee their homeland has now reached one million, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the UN Children's Agency (UNICEF). The agencies say half of all refugees from the Syria conflict are children.  Most of them have arrived [...]

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Joint UN-Arab League envoy opposed to military action in Syria

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Any external military action against the Syrian government must have the backing of the UN Security Council, according to Lakhdar Brahimi the Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States for Syria. Speaking in Geneva, Mr Brahimi said he was opposed to any external military action adding that the war [...]

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