Ban Ki-moon

Al Gore: Climate Change Skeptics Should Listen to Mother Nature

People who deny that climate change has added to the severity of hurricanes, wildfires, and other natural disasters in recent years should heed what …

Al Gore

Ban Ki-moon, Gates lend muscle to help world weather climate change

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A high-powered commission set to launch next month aims to strengthen funding and practical solutions for people and economies coping with climate change.<p>The body will be led by former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, philanthropist Bill Gates and World …

United Nations

UN peacekeeping chief urges member states to contribute more troops

The file photo shows that a woman stands next to two Brazilian peacekeepers as they secure the perimeter of the Lycee Philippe Guerrier before the …

News (China)

Ban Ki-moon, Bill Gates head climate body

THE HAGUE (AFP) -<p>Former UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon and billionaire businessman and philanthropist Bill Gates will head an international commission on climate change to launch next month, the Dutch government said Monday.<p>The commission, to be co-hosted by the Global Center on Adaptation, …

Bill Gates

Ban Ki-Moon’s Nephew Sentenced to Prison in Bribery Case

The scheme involved a botched real estate deal in Vietnam<p>Joo Hyun Bahn, the nephew of former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, was sentenced Thursday to six months in prison over a scheme to bribe a foreign official to secure a real estate deal in Vietnam.<p>Mr. Bahn, who lived in New …

Real Estate

Ex UN chief Ban's nephew sentenced to prison for Hanoi bribe scheme

Joo Hyun “Dennis” Bahn was sentenced to six months in U.S. prison for a bribery scheme to secure the sale of a Vietnamese building complex.


Former UN chief Ban Ki-moon hails Delhi government healthcare scheme

Addressing a joint press conference, Kejriwal said he has briefed the delegation about the “political interventions and obstructions” that his …

India News

Former UN chief Ban Ki-moon, ex-PM of Norway Gro Harlem Brundtland visit health centre in Gujarat

Former United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon and former Norwegian prime minister Gro Harlem Brundtland paid a courtesy visit to Chief Minister …

Vijay Rupani

New Delhi: Peeragarhi clinic was first to be opened in city

The clinic caters to a population of around 10,000 at the camp, primarily comprising families affected by the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, and extends …

India News

U.S. to Charge North Korean Spy Over WannaCry and Sony Pictures Hack

The U.S. Department of Justice is preparing to announce criminal charges against a North Korean government spy in connection with the 2017 global …

Sony Pictures

When India voted against gay rights at the United Nations

Same-sex relations were a criminal offence in India after the Supreme Court had in 2013 overturned a Delhi High Court judgment that decriminalised …


Ex-UN secretary general's nephew gets 6 months in prison

NEW YORK (AP) — A nephew of former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been sentenced to six months in prison in a bribery case.<p>Joo Hyun Bahn was sentenced Thursday in Manhattan federal court for his role in trying to pay $2.5 million in bribes to rescue a failed $800 million Vietnam real estate …

U.S. Federal Courts

Former UN chief to visit Mohalla Clinics

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland will visit Delhi's Mohalla …


Spotlighting the Enormous Potential of People with Autism

If you know more than 68 people, then you know someone who is autistic.<p>Autism spectrum disorder covers a range of life-long conditions classified as …


Q&A: Ban Ki-Moon Says China Plays Important Role in U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals

New chairman of Boao Forum says organization should expand its vision beyond Asia

Sustainable Development Goals

Ban Ki-moon on the rule of law in the maintenance of international peace and security - Security Council, 7113th meeting

UN Security Council

Climate fund snags threaten opportunity to fight warming - Ban Ki-moon

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Insufficient cash is hampering a flagship international fund to help poor nations combat climate change, which is not working as fast and efficiently as the urgency of global warming requires, said former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.<p>The Green Climate …


Remembering Kofi Annan

<i>Kofi Annan (Credit: Joël Saget /AFP)</i><p>On 18 August, we learned with shock and deep sadness of the untimely passing of our Chair Kofi Annan.<p>We are …

Kofi Annan

'A Monumental Leader': U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon Remembers His Predecessor Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan was a committed humanitarian and monumental leader who leaves behind him a remarkable and enduring legacy. His passing, at the age of 80 …


'Guiding force for good'

From his native Africa to the United States, tributes have continued to pour in to the United Nations from around the world after one of its former …

United Nations

Ghana mourns death of Annan, 'one of our greatest compatriots'

ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo on Saturday hailed the late former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan as a consummate international diplomat who had brought immense pride to his country.<p>Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo speaks during a news conference to mark the end …


Who was Kofi Annan?

Born on 8 April 1938, Annan was the co-recipient of the 2001 Nobel peace prize along with the United Nations.<p>By: |<p>Kofi Annan, who passed away on …


World pays tribute to former UN chief Kofi Annan who has died at the age of 80

Tributes from around the have been paid to Kofi Annan, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Secretary-General of the United Nations, who died aged 80 on Saturday after a short illness. His home country, Ghana, declared a week of national mourning.<p>He served two terms as UN chief between 1996 and …


Diplomats: Chile’s Bachelet to be new UN human rights chief

CAMEROON, Cameroon — Diplomats say Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has chosen Chile’s former President Michelle Bachelet to be the next U.N. human …

Human Rights

Forscher warnen vor einer Heißzeit

Joe Raedle/Getty Images<p>Klimawandel! Was heißt das?<p>Die Erderwärmung bedroht die Welt, aber wie genau? Wir erklären Wetter, Klima und warum der Wandel …


Mali votes in presidential election amid ongoing violence

DR Congo: UN's largest mission<br>Since 1999, the UN has been trying to pacify the eastern region of the DR Congo. The mission known as MONUSCO has …


Republican donor sues former U.N. official, claiming Qatar conspiracy

Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy on Monday sued a former high-ranking United Nations official, alleging he was an unregistered agent of Qatar who …

United Arab Emirates

Syria's UN Ambassador Used A Photo From Iraq And Claimed It Was From Aleppo

Syria's envoy to the United Nations rebutted allegations on Tuesday that pro-government forces were attacking civilians in eastern Aleppo by …

Middle East

Zimbabwean Dictator Robert Mugabe Awarded Chinese Peace Prize

Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe was awarded China’s Confucius Peace Prize — dubbed the country’s Nobel Peace Prize.<p>“Ever since Robert Mugabe was …

Robert Mugabe

Mandela 100

<b>Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka</b><p>In 1991, at the first conference after the ANC was unbanned, I watched for five hours as Nelson Mandela debated affirmative …

South Africa