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Growing threat of violent extremism demands unified response, UN chief tells summit

Sep 29, 2015

Addressing the growing threat posed by violent extremist groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also know…

UN ideals point the way to solving the world’s crises, US President tells annual Assembly debate

Sep 28, 2015

Warning against those who advocate authoritarianism and a return to the era of “might makes right” in the face of global disor…

‘The future demands of us critical and global decisions’ Pope Francis tells UN General Assembly

Sep 25, 2015

Pope Francis delivered a wide-ranging address before world leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly today, urging g…

UN envoy hopes intra-Syrian thematic discussions will ‘set the stage’ for end to conflict

Sep 22, 2015

Returning from consultations with Syrian interlocutors in Damascus and Istanbul, the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria announ…

World leaders to gather for 70th General Assembly at a time of ‘turmoil and hope’ – UN chief

Sep 16, 2015

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today he will convene a high-level meeting later this month to mobilize a “hum…

At governing body, UN atomic energy chief spotlights sustainable development, Iran nuclear deal

Sep 08, 2015

September 7, 2015 – Supporting the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be a key focus fo…

After bodies found in truck near Austrian border, Ban urges expansion of safe, legal channels of migration

Aug 31, 2015

August 28, 2015 – In the wake of the grim discovery of the bodies of more than 70 people inside a truck abandoned near Austria…

UN humanitarian agencies reach thousands of South Sudanese cut off for months

Aug 27, 2015

Emergency relief teams from the United Nations have managed to reach more than 27,000 people in a town in South Sudan cut off by i…

UN kicks-off global events for World Humanitarian Day as Ban declares ‘each one of us can make a difference’

Aug 19, 2015

August 18 - On the eve of World Humanitarian Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is drawing attention to the 100 mil…

On Youth Day, UN officials urge Member States to make young people ‘drivers of change’

Aug 12, 2015

Marking International Day of Youth, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that no one knows better than young peop…