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UN chief calls for “open hearts” for refugees

UNITED NATIONS, June 21 (PNA/Xinhua) — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday called on the international community to recall common humanity and open hearts to refugees in the world. Ban…

UN, U.S. announce 3-day Gaza truce

UNITED NATIONS, (PNA/Xinhua) — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Thursday that a 72-hour ceasefire will begin in the Gaza Strip at 8…

UN chief concerned over rising political tensions in Thailand

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 28 (PNA/Xinhua) — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday expressed his concern about the rising political tensions in Thailand, calling on all concerned to resolve their differences through…

Ban, Security Council deplore terrorist attacks in Beirut

TEHRAN, Nov. 20 (PNA/IRNA) — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council have both strongly condemned the terrorist attacks near the Iranian embassy in the Lebanese capital,…

Women’s participation, leadership crucial to peace processes: UN

UNITED NATIONS, (PNA/APP) — The U.N. Security Council has called on the international community to strengthen its commitment to ensuring that women play a more prominent role in conflict prevention,…

UN chief invokes Gandhi for peaceful resolution of disputes

UNITED NATIONS, (PNA/PTI) — Invoking the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi on “International Day of Non-Violence”, United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has asked nations to resort to peaceful dialogue for settling…

Maldives is all psyched for World Tourism Day 2013

MANILA, (PNA) — One week is all that is left until World Tourism Day, which this year will be hosted by Maldives. With the theme “Tourism and Water: Protecting our…

UN Chief stresses role of IT in advancing social good

UNITED NATIONS, (PNA/Xinhua) — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Monday highlighted the role that information communication technologies (ICTs), including youth-driven social media platforms, play in combating poverty and advancing…

U.N. chief may propose plan to destroy Syrian chemical weapons

NEW YORK, (PNA/Kyodo) — U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on Monday said he is considering asking the Security Council to back a possible proposal to demand that Syria destroy…

UN Chief stresses role of IT in advancing social good

UNITED NATIONS, (PNA/Xinhua) — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Monday highlighted the role that information communication technologies (ICTs), including youth-driven social media platforms, play in combating poverty and advancing…

China backs UN effort on Syria

BEIJING, (PNA/Xinhua) — China supports the United Nations effort on resolving the Syria issue, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said on Friday. At a daily news briefing, Hong said, “We…

At G20 summit, UN chief to focus on ways to settle Syrian conflict

UNITED NATIONS, (PNA/Itar-Tass) — United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told journslists on Tuesday before leaving New York that at the G20 summit, which opens in St Petersburg on Thursday,…