Un Secretary General

  • UN chief appalled by Badaun rape case, demands action June 4, 2014

    United Nations: Appalled by the brutal rape and murder of two teenaged girls in India, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has demanded action against sexual violence and appealed to the society to reject the destructive attitude of "boys will be boys". "In just the last two weeks, we have seen despicable...
  • Margaret Thatcher: UN Chief condoles death of Iron Lady April 9, 2013

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday condoled the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, saying the 'Iron Lady' will be remembered for her pioneering role as a committed global leader and for her contribution to peace and security. Thatcher suffered a stroke on Monday and...
  • Accept inquiry report: UN chief to Maldivian parties August 31, 2012

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked political parties in Maldives to accept the findings of an inquiry commission, which said the February transfer of power in the island nation was legal. The report of the Commission of National Inquiry (CoNI) looked into the facts, circumstances and causes of the...
  • UN Chief to visit India this week April 23, 2012

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will travel to India this week on a three-day visit during which he will discuss current regional and global issues with the country's senior political leadership. The Secretary-General will depart from the US on Wednesday for the three-day trip, which will include visits to...
  • UN needs millions to help end attacks on women November 24, 2011

    United Nations: The UN secretary-general has appealed for a massive increase in funds for programs to stop the global pandemic of violence against women, saying the UN received more 2,500 applications this year requesting nearly $ 1.2 billion. Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday said that over 15 years, the UN Trust Fund...
  • UN chief Ban Ki-moon says running for second term June 7, 2011

    United Nations: Ban Ki-moon formally asked members of the United Nations on Monday to support his candidacy for a second five-year term as UN secretary-general a goal he looks almost certain to achieve. Ban, a former South Korean foreign minister, already had assurances of support from the United States and other...
  • UN chief Ban calls for ceasefire in Libya May 11, 2011

    Tripoli: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Wednesday for an "immediate, verifiable ceasefire" in Libya where rebels are fighting to end Muammar Gaddafi's 41 years in power. Ban was speaking in Geneva after talking with Libya's Prime Minister Al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi. There was no immediate direct response from the rebels or...
  • UNSC to take action to stop Libya violence February 26, 2011

    United Nations: UN chief Ban Ki-moon has asked the powerful Security Council to take "concrete action" against Muammar Gaddafi's regime in Libya to stop his forces' bloody crackdown against anti-government protesters. He warned that any delay would add to the death toll which has already crossed 1,000. "It is time for...
  • UN must ensure Pak keeps terror promise: Pranab February 6, 2009

    New Delhi: The UN must pressure Islamabad into ensuring the perpetrators of November 26 Mumbai terror attack are bought to justice and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has been given enough evidence linking Pakistani nationals to the carnage, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Friday. "I had detailed discussions with him...
  • Pakistan must cooperate with India on Mumbai: UN chief February 5, 2009

    New Delhi/Islamabad: Pakistan must cooperate with India and fully investigate November's militant attacks in Mumbai, UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon said on Wednesday. Ban, in Pakistan after a stop in Afghanistan, also announced the setting up of a UN inquiry into the December, 2007 assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir...
  • PM campaigned for Tharoor at NAM September 18, 2006

    On Board Air India One: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said he was hopeful that Dr Shashi Tharoor, India's nominee for the post of United Nations Secretary-General, would do well in the contest for the prestigious office. "I remain hopeful that Shashi Tharoor will give a very good account of...
  • Kofi Annan to visit Lebanon August 29, 2006

    Beirut (Lebanon): United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan is scheduled to visit war-ravaged Lebanon on Tuesday at the start of an extensive tour aimed at reinforcing the UN-brokered truce. During his visit, Annan will meet Prime Minister Fuad Siniora and other politicians in Beirut. He will later visit Israel and...