07 July 2015
UN chief says further probe needed to ‘finally establish the facts’ of Dag Hammarskjöld’s death

UN chief says further probe needed to ‘finally establish the facts’ of Dag Hammarskjöld’s death

07 July 2015
6 July 2015 — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today that "a further inquiry or investigation would be necessary to finally establish the facts" of the death of the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, Dag Hammarskjöld, in a plane crash in Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia, along with 15 others more than 50 years ago. A statement by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said the three-member Independent Panel…
06 July 2015

Chicago holiday violence: 9 killed, at least 47 wounded, but better than last year

06 July 2015

Chicago was yet again riddled with a flurry of shootings this Fourth of July weekend, with at least 47 wounded and nine killed, according to multiple media reports.

03 July 2015

Report of the Group of States against Corruption on Serbia

03 July 2015

Serbia has come a long way in creating a regulatory and institutional framework for fighting corruption, concludes a report published 2 July by the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO).

Healthy 24-year-old granted right to die in Belgium

Healthy 24-year-old granted right to die in Belgium

03 July 2015

Doctors in Belgium are granting a  24-year-old  woman who is suffering from depression but is otherwise healthy the right to die as she qualifies for euthanasia under the Belgian law, even though she does not have a terminal or  life-threatening  illness.

01 July 2015

World Health Organization provided medicine to 30,000 Ukrainians

01 July 2015

The staff members of the World Health Organization (WHO) dispatched five tonnes of medicines and medical supplies to the eastern regions of Ukraine, the UN news centre said.

Ban urges global community to help Syria end 'cataclysmic conflict'

Ban urges global community to help Syria end 'cataclysmic conflict'

01 July 2015

The international community should be ashamed that three years since the adoption of the Geneva Communiqué on Syria, the Middle Eastern country’s "cataclysmic conflict" continues unabated, United Nations  Secretary-General  Ban  Ki-moon  said today.

30 June 2015
UNESCO unveils global campaign to counter deliberate destruction of cultural heritage

UNESCO unveils global campaign to counter deliberate destruction of cultural heritage

30 June 2015

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today launched the Global Coalition Unite for Heritage campaign, which aims to strengthen the mobilization of governments and all heritage stakeholders in the face of deliberate damage to cultural heritage, particularly in the Middle East.

Syria: deputy UN relief chief urges political solution amid humanitarian crisis

Syria: deputy UN relief chief urges political solution amid humanitarian crisis

30 June 2015

Humanitarian access to civilians trapped by the Syrian conflict is being increasingly obstructed by the ongoing fighting in the country and a shortfall in critical funding, a senior United Nations relief official warned today.

UN chief condemns deadly terrorist bombing in Egypt

30 June 2015
29 June 2015 — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today’s fatal terrorist attack in Cairo which resulted in the killing of Egyptian Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat and the injuring of numerous civilians. According to media reports, Mr. Barakat died when a car bomb detonated in the Egyptian capital’s suburb of Heliopolis. At least eight others were also hurt in the attack.…
29 June 2015
Perpetrators of terrorist attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia must be brought to justice - UN

Perpetrators of terrorist attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia must be brought to justice - UN

29 June 2015

Strongly condemning the terrorist attacks carried out separately today in Tunisia, Kuwait and France, United Nations  Secretary-General  Ban  Ki-moon  underscored that, far from weakening the world’s resolve, the heinous incidents will only strengthen commitment to defeating all forms of terrorism.