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Ban appoints Hubert Price of US as head of the UN support office in Somalia

New York, Oct 4(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday announced the appointment of Hubert Price of the United States as Head of the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS).

Ban urges 'dialogue and diplomacy' by both India and Pakistan to de-escalate tensions

New York, Oct 1(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is deeply concerned over the significant increase in tensions between India and Pakistan in the wake of recent developments, particularly the reported ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) following an attack on an Indian army base in Uri on 18 September.

Ban urges implementation of peace agreement to resolve instability in Mali

New York, Sept 24 (Just Earth News): The promotion of peace and stability in Mali is crucial to its people, for the region and for the world, United Nations Secretary-General Bank Ki-moon said on Friday, urging the parties involved in the country’s reconstruction to implement the foundations that have been laid out regarding the way forward.

Ban: Greater focus on women’s empowerment can help achieve development agenda

New York, Sept 22 (Just Earth News): Gender equality remains the greatest human rights challenge of our time, and one way to achieve the goal is by empowering women to have greater choices economically and control over their lives, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared on Thursday, urging the international community to spearhead efforts that provide opportunities for women and girls.

Ban calls on global leaders to take forward goals of World Humanitarian Summit

New York, Sept 22 (Just Earth News): As the international community continues to work towards achieving the core humanitarian responsibilities agreed to at the World Humanitarian Summit this past May, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday presented a road map to promote accountability for commitments made and report on progress attained.

Ban urges ramped up support to meet Peacebuilding Fund’s financial challenges

New York, Sept 22 (Just Earth News): Ban urges ramped up support to meet Peacebuilding Fund’s financial challenges The United Nations system is being pushed to its limits by an unprecedented number of conflicts and economic crises globally, as well as by climate change and inequalities, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday, calling on the international community to help keep the Organization’s Peacebuilding Fund from falling into a dangerous financial position.

Ban calls for continued efforts to secure equal rights for LGBT community

New York, Sept 22 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday urged the international community to continue working for equal rights and fair treatment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, reiterating the UN’s commitment to securing their human rights.

‘We cannot let innocent people be buried by indifference,’ says Ban, receiving #WithRefugees petition

New York, Sept 17 (Just Earth News): Just days before the 19 September Summit for Refugees and Migrants, at a ceremony in New York on Friday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon accepted a 1.3 million signature-strong petition that expressed solidarity with millions of refugees.

UN Secretary-General extends greetings for Eid Al Adha

New York, Sept 12 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has wished all Muslims around the world a blessed and peaceful Eid Al Adha.

In meeting with Turkey's President, UN chief stresses country's key role in fighting ISIL

New York, Sept 4 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday met with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, emphasizing the key role of Turkey in the fight against Da'esh (ISIL), Ban's office said.

In historic ceremony, UN Secretary-General commends China, US for formally joining Paris climate agreement

New York, Sept 3 (Just Earth News): Visiting the southeastern city of Hangzhou in China, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended the leaders of that country and the United States for formally joining the Paris Agreement on climate change on Saturday.

Ban saddened by death of Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov, pays tribute peace and security efforts

New York, Sept 3 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is saddened to learn of the death of President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, according to the UN chief’s spokesperson.

In first visit to Sri Lanka since end of war, Ban flags role of human rights and sustainable development on path to stability

New York, Sept 3 (Just Earth News): In his first visit to Sri Lanka since the end of its civil war seven years ago, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised the country’s steps towards peace and reconciliation, while also highlighting the importance of and need for more progress with human rights and sustainable development for that progress.

Myanmar’s promising path to reconciliation to require compromise, Ban tells peace conference

New York, Sept 1 (Just Earth News): Addressing a major peace conference in Myanmar, the United Nations chief on Wednesday highlighted that the country’s path to reconciliation is a promising one, but that after decades of conflict it will not be easy and will require compromise for all involved.

At Security Council, Ban calls for eradicating weapons of mass destruction ‘once and for all’

New York, Aug 24 (Just Earth News): Recalling that eliminating weapons of mass destruction was one of the founding principles of the United Nations and was in fact the subject of the first resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday stressed the need to seriously refocus attention on nuclear disarmament.