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UN’s Ban calls for restraint amid Middle East protests and violence


September 17th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called for calm and restraint after the recent wave of hostilities in the Middle East.The fresh violence captured worldwide ... Read more...

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UN chief condemns Sudan’s continued bombings against S. Sudan


April 24th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by BNO News
BENTIU, SOUTH SUDAN (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday condemned the continued airstrikes on South Sudan by Sudanese warplanes. It came hours after Sudan bombed a market ... Read more...

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UN General Assembly President Al-Nasser calls for end to ‘modern-day slavery’


March 27th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations (UN) General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser on Monday called for a comprehensive approach to end 'modern-day slavery,' which includes child labor, human trafficking and ... Read more...

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UN’s Ban commends Sudan and South Sudan on political progress


March 17th, 2012 - 2:04 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday commended the Governments of Sudan and South Sudan for the progress they have made in talks aimed at resolving ... Read more...

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UN chief calls for an immediate ceasefire and a peaceful transition of power in Libya


August 23rd, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged for a smooth and peaceful transition in Libya amid signs that the regime of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi may ... Read more...

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UN backs Iran’s counter-narcotics battle


July 19th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations (UN) senior official on Monday began a three-day visit to support Iran's fight against illegal drugs and promote HIV prevention measures.Chief of UN Office on ... Read more...

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UN’s Ban: Libya situation is grave, requires global effort


April 14th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday stressed that the humanitarian situation in Libya is deteriorating and requires concerted efforts by the UN.During a meeting in ... Read more...

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UN’s Ban condemns ‘deplorable acts’ of violence in Nigeria


December 27th, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday condemned the deadly violence which broke out in parts of Nigeria this weekend and reportedly killed at least 30 ... Read more...

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“The great goals are within reach” - UN’s Ban


September 23rd, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed the General Assembly on Thursday calling on the international community to pull together as the “great goals” of the world ... Read more...

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Condemnation of planned Qur’an burning in Florida grows


September 8th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations Special Representative to Afghanistan Staffan de Mistura on Wednesday condemned plans by a U.S. church to burn copies of the Qur'an to commemorate the terrorist attacks ... Read more...

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Actress Angelina Jolie urges assistance for Pakistan in aftermath of monsoon floods


September 1st, 2010 - 4:10 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and award-winning actress Angelina Jolie on Tuesday appealed to the public for further financial support to bring humanitarian relief to the ... Read more...

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Three Indian U.N. peacekeepers killed in D.R. Congo attack


August 19th, 2010 - 2:09 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday condemned Tuesday night's ambush of a UN peacekeeping base in the troubled far east of the Democratic Republic of ... Read more...

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UN Secretary-General Ban urges Guatemala to support crime probe after chief’s resignation


June 9th, 2010 - 5:11 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the government of Guatemala to support the work of the International Commission Against Impunity (CICIG) after the former chief, Carlos Castresana ... Read more...

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UN Secretary-General appoints new Special Representative in Cyprus


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:15 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed on Wednesday a new Special Representative and top UN official on Cyprus, UN News informed.Lisa Buttenheim of the United States was ... Read more...

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UN Secretary-General convenes with world leaders concerning Israeli raids on humantiarian flotillas bound for Gaza


June 2nd, 2010 - 2:49 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discussed with world leaders on Tuesday the future course of action over the deadly Israeli raids on a humanitarian flotilla bound ... Read more...

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UN Secretary-General Ban urges Iran to desist uranium enrichment to 20%


May 29th, 2010 - 3:46 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Iran on Friday to end its continued efforts to enrich uranium to 20 percent purity, the UN News announced.Ban said that ... Read more...

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UN seek $18 million to assist nearly 800,000 people in Mongolia after severe winter and summer drought


May 13th, 2010 - 2:04 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – United Nations (UN) agencies and partner humanitarian organizations on Wednesday requested more than $18 million to assist nearly 800,000 people in Mongolia who are suffering from a ... Read more...

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UN Secretary-General condemns the recent bombings in Iraq


May 12th, 2010 - 4:30 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday strongly condemned the wave of terrorist bombings and other attacks in Iraq.The recent attacks in the city of Hilla in ... Read more...

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UN Secretary-General urges lawmakers to promote nuclear-weapon-free world


May 7th, 2010 - 5:01 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged parliamentarians worldwide to promote the cause of a nuclear-weapon-free world.“After decades of work, it is clear that real change ... Read more...

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Ban Ki-moon saddened over death of Nigerian President Yar’Adua


May 7th, 2010 - 4:28 am ICT by BNO News
UNTIED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – United Nations’ (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his deep sadness on Thursday after Wednesday’s death of Nigerian President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.Ban considered Yar’Adua’s death a great ... Read more...

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Ban Ki-moon expresses relief after the release of four UN peacekeepers


April 28th, 2010 - 12:15 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his relief Tuesday after the release of four peacekeepers in Sudan.The four individuals who have been serving with the joint ... Read more...

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Actress Angelina Jolie calls for safety in Somalia


April 20th, 2010 - 12:08 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and award-winning actress Angelia Jolie is calling for more international attention and assistance for thousands of Somalis trapped in the country’s ... Read more...

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban shocked by the death of Polish President Kaczynski


April 10th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was shocked to hear the news of the presidential plane crash in western Russia, killing Polish President Kaczynski and many other senior ... Read more...

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UN Secretary-General Man Ki-moon comments on START treaty signing


April 8th, 2010 - 10:57 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the signing on Thursday of the New START Treaty between the United States of America and Russia, a U.N. spokesperson informed.The ... Read more...

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban ‘concerned’ about violent protests in Kyrgyzstan


April 6th, 2010 - 11:29 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday said he is concerned about violent protests in Kyrgyzstan.Earlier on Tuesday, a group of protesters stormed a regional government office ... Read more...

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban condemns ‘heinous’ terror attacks in Moscow


March 29th, 2010 - 10:32 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday strongly condemned the twin suicide bombings that took place in Moscow's subway system, killing 38 people and injuring more than ... Read more...

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UN Secretary-General to visit Israel and Occupied Palestinian territories later this month


March 10th, 2010 - 5:55 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza strip following next week’s meeting in Moscow, a spokesperson announced on Tuesday.On March ... Read more...

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First woman to be appointed as UN police chief


March 9th, 2010 - 2:56 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appointed the first woman in history as the UN police chief on Monday.Ann-Marie Orler, an experienced Swedish police officer, who first ... Read more...

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United Nations officials urge consideration of exit strategy in peacekeeping operations


February 13th, 2010 - 4:28 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations officials on Friday stressed the need to consider the exit strategy of a peacekeeping operation, ensuring that a mission will result in lasting peace and ... Read more...

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United Nations and NGOs appeal for aid in Niger


February 11th, 2010 - 5:47 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – United Nations and its non-governmental organization partners on Wednesday underscored the need for aid in Niger, citing severe food shortages.With 7.8 million people in Niger – or ... Read more...

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Newly appointed UN Special Represenative on Sexual Violence promised more coherent plan


February 10th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s newly appointed Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict on Tuesday promised a more coherent and effective battle against sexual violence.Citing recent ... Read more...

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UN’s Ban Ki-moon urges safety of defeated Sri Lankan presidential candidate


February 10th, 2010 - 3:30 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday called on authorities in Sri Lanka to ensure the rights and safety of the defeated presidential candidate and former army ... Read more...

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges peace in post-election Sri Lanka


February 9th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday reiterated his appeal to all parties in Sri Lanka and their supporters to show restraint and refrain from violence after ... Read more...

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U.N. confirms death of Hedi Annabi


January 17th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday released a statement to confirm the death of Hédi Annabi, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Haiti.“I am deeply ... Read more...

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United Nations “deeply distressed” by U.N. deaths in Afghanistan


August 19th, 2009 - 12:47 am ICT by admin
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is "deeply distressed" by the news that two Afghan U.N. staff members were killed during a suicide car bombing in Kabul on Tuesday, ... Read more...

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