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UN Chief Ban Ki-moon said that if “not properly treated”, Ebola may cause political instability in the affected countries. He called for “quick action” to tackle the spread of the virus. Ban also called on international airlines and shipment companies to lift the bans on travel and transport with the affected countries. UNFIEED-UNTV

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / NUCLEAR TESTS

United Nations officials called for renewed commitment to a world free of nuclear weapons and nuclear tests. Angela Kane, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs said that the nuclear disarmament "has evolved far beyond the utopian dream so often cited by its critics." UNIFEED-UNTV

10 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT

At a General Assembly discussion on ‘Responsibility to Protect’, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that the commitment to protect "is being severely tested today" with so many conflicts around the world and that "turning a blind eye" to current crises "is no longer tenable. ” UNIFEED-UNTV  

8 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / UKRAINE CEASEFIRE

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the news of a ceasefire in Ukraine and called for its full implementation, adding his hope that the cessation of hostilities will further allow the United Nations and partners to deliver critical humanitarian assistance to those affected by fighting. UNIFEED-UNTV

5 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / CONFLICT PREVENTION 1

Speaking to the Security Council, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underlined that one of his core priorities is improving the Organization's ability to act early and act preventively. Human Rights chief Navi Pillay, in her last briefing to the Council spoke of Syria "metastasizing outwards in an uncontrollable process whose eventual limits we cannot predict and [...]

21 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / FERGUSON

A UN spokesperson said that the Secretary-General is aware that United States’ federal authorities have announced an investigation into the killing of Michael Brown.  He hopes local and federal investigations will shed full light on the killing and that justice will be done. UNIFEED-UNTV

18 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / MOZAMBIQUE YOUTH

 Secretary General Ban Ki-moon introduced his special guest, Raquelina Langa, a 10th grade student fromMozambique at the youth event taking place at headquarters this week. "Can a girl like me become a Secretary-General of the United Nations?" Ban quoted her as saying when they first met during his visit toMozambique last year to highlight the role [...]

16 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / BAN PRESSER

Speaking to reporters in New York, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the importance for the Iraqi forces not to interfere in the political process in the country, adding  that "the people ofIraq– all the people ofIraq–need security." UNIFEED-UNTV

12 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GA/ GAZA

As the temporary ceasefire continues to hold in Gaza, senior United Nations officials today urged Israelis and Palestinians to return to the negotiating table, and called on the 193 Member States to respond to calls for emergency humanitarian funding. UNIFEED – UNTV

6 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / UGANDA ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY ACT

A UN spokesman said that the Secretary-General welcomed the decision by the Constitutional Court of Uganda to annul the country's anti-homosexuality legislation and to pay tribute to those who contributed to this step forward, particularly the human rights activists in Uganda who spoke out at great personal risk. UNIFEED-UNTV      

1 Aug 2014 | Read More »

 

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