Tagged: Ban Ki-moon

Nansen honoured on World Refugee Day in New York

The 150th anniversary of the birth of the great Norwegian polar explorer, scientist and humanitarian, Fridtjof Nansen, was honored in New York with the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as guest of honour and the...

UN coordinates Haiti relief efforts

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the General Assembly that there is a desperate need for food, water, first aid, and shelter. Mr. Ban said there are currently 3000 UN personnel in Haiti who will...

Top UN official in Afghanistan wants to leave

The top U.N. official in Afghanistan said Friday he will not renew his contract when it expires in March after a two-year tenure marred by controversy over his handling of the country’s fraud-marred presidential...

Mobilizing men to end violence against women

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today launched the Network of Men Leaders to End Violence Against Women. Sharing the stage with him at the United Nations in New York was Norway’s Minister of Justice and...

Video from Ban Ki-moon’s visit to Svalbard

UN chief sees climate change first-hand UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited the Arctic on Sept. 1 to witness the effects of global warming ahead of key international climate talks in Copenhagen in December....

Ban sees first-hand view of climate change’s impact

2 September 2009 – Standing on rapidly melting polar ice, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to the world for urgent measures to be taken to combat climate change to protect the planet for future...

U.N. chief says welcomes criticism after Norway memo

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday he welcomed criticism, responding to a scathing internal memo by a Norwegian diplomat that was leaked to a newspaper last week. Ban told...

UN’s Secretary-General heads to Norway

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Norway next week, despite controversy caused by the leak of a Norwegian memo that was highly critical of him, the United Nations said on Aug. 24. Secretary-General...

Norwegian government welcomes Ban Ki-moon to Norway

Norway’s Foreign Minister, Mr Jonas Gahr Støre, said on Sunday Aug 23 he regretted that criticism of the United Nations secretary-general by Oslo’s ambassador had been leaked days before a visit from the U.N. chief....