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UN pays tribute to Secretary-General Ban’s ‘never-tiring service to humanity’

New York, Dec 13 (Just Earth News): The General Assembly on Mondaypaid a tribute to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for his “never-tiring service to humanity” over the past decade, while also swearing in his successor António Guterres, who will assume his duties on 1 January 2017.

Ban congratulates Ghana on peaceful elections but urges peaceful resolution of any disputes

New York, Dec 9 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the people of Ghana for exercising their democratic rights and peacefully conducting the presidential and parliamentary elections on 7 December.

Ban voices deep concerns over renewed violence in the Central African Republic

New York, Nov 29 (Just Earth News): Expressing deep concerns over last week's renewed violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) that has reportedly claimed dozens of lives and displaced more than 11,000 persons – many civilians – United Nations Secretary-General has called on the armed groups to immediately and to “genuinely” commit to peace.

Ban welcomes Canada’s announcement of donation to UN Palestine refugee agency

New York, Nov 17 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday welcomed Canada’s announcement that it was resuming support to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) by donating CDN $25 million for the agency’s essential health, education, relief and social services and humanitarian programmes that benefit 5.3 million Palestine refugees.

Ban condemns terrorist attack against Sufi shrine in Pakistan

New York, Nov 13 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the terrorist attack on a Sufi shrine in southwestern Pakistan yesterday that reportedly killed dozens of worshippers.

In phone conversation, Ban welcomes US President-elect Trump's calls for unity

New York, Nov 12 (Just Earth News): In a phone call this afternoon, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated Donald Trump on his election as the next President of the United States.

Prospect of solution ‘within reach,’ Ban says, as Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders open talk

New York, Nov 8 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon offered his “full support” to the talks between the Greek Cypriot leader and the Turkish Cypriot leader, concentrated on the chapter of territory, as well as other outstanding issues interdependently, kicked off on Monday in Switzerland.

On historic day for climate action, Ban urges sustained momentum for better, safer future

New York, Nov 4 (Just Earth News): As the Paris Agreement on climate change enters into force, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for the same determination going forward to implement the Agreement as well as to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Ban welcomes announcement of adoption of new Constitution in Côte d'Ivoire

New York, Nov 4 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed on Thursday the announcement of the adoption of the new Constitution in Côte d'Ivoire by the Commission Electorale Indépendante, which followed the 30 October constitutional referendum.

“To transform our world, we must transform its cities” says UN chief on World Cities Da

New York, Nov 1 (Just Earth News): With more than half of the global population now living in cities and human settlements, greater attention needs to be placed on the role of urbanization as a source of global development and social inclusion, according to the United Nations on World Cities Day.

Ban condemns outbreak of violence and attacks on UN mission in Central African Republic

New York, Oct 26 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the outbreak of violence, on 24 October, in the Central African Republic's (CAR) capital, Bangui, that killed at least four civilians and injured nine others.

Ban hopes South Africa will ‘reconsider’ decision to withdraw from International Criminal Courtes South Africa will ‘reconsider’ decision to withdraw from International Criminal Court

New York, Oct 25 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has regretted the decision of the South African Government to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and expressed hope that the country will reconsider its decision before the withdrawal takes effect.

‘Crimes of historic proportions’ being committed in Aleppo, UN rights chief warns

New York, Oct 21 (Just Earth News): Describing the bombardment and crippling siege of Syria’s war-ravaged eastern Aleppo as “crimes of historic proportions” the top United Nations rights official on Friday urged the members of the UN Human Rights Council to “speak with one voice” in an effort to end the bloodshed.

Ban welcomes reported release of 21 Chibok schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria

New York, Oct 15 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday welcomed the reported release of 21 Chibok schoolgirls, who were abducted by the Boko Haram insurgent group more than two years ago, while expressing deep concern about the safety and well-being of the remaining schoolgirls and other victims still in captivity.

Ban condemns attacks against UN mission in Mali

New York, Oct 4(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned yesterday's series of attacks against the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).