Ban Ki-moon was the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 2007 to December 2016. Born in South Korea in 1944, Ban has served both as president’s foreign policy and national security adviser. His major initiatives at the UN include chairing the 2007 Climate Change Summit; advocating for women’s rights and gender equality; setting up a disarmament agenda to maintain nuclear safety security; and seeking new measures to ensure United Nations’ operations are more transparent.
Haiti’s government reported cholera deaths for first time in three years, amid shortage of clean drinking water.
David Begbie, director of Hong Kong-based non-profit Crossroads Foundation, talks about running refugee simulations at the World Economic Forum in Davos and having an epiphany in Macedonia.
While much work has been done on mitigation, focus turns to adapting to changing circumstances of global warming.
The largest gathering of world leaders on climate change opened at the United Nations, facing calls for action to put the planet on course towards reversing global warming.
The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, summed up the mood of foreboding hanging over the UN headquarters as it prepares to welcome more than 140 heads of state for the annual UN General Assembly this week.
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon opened a historic UN meeting of world leaders "to break barriers and open doors" for the more than one billion disabled people around the world.
AUN force is to take over security duties from French forces who entered Mali in January to halt an Islamist advance and help the government re-establish its authority over the vast country.
Russia’s foreign minister said on Friday he did not understand the international uproar created by Moscow’s continuing weapons co-operation with regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
South Korea raised its military watch alert to “vital threat” on Wednesday ahead of an expected North Korean missile launch, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned the Korean Peninsula may be slipping out of control.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday that tensions had already soared too high on the Korean Peninsula and warned Pyongyang against making nuclear threats.