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Norman Rockwell’s art brings UN values to life, says Ban

30 June 2015 – Opening a special ceremony at United Nations Headquarters in New York, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the Organization is honoured to host a “one-of-a-kind” exhibition of UN-inspired paintings and artwork by legendary American illustrator Norman Rockwell.


Amid election-related tensions, thousands flee Burundi for neighbouring countries – UN

30 June 2015 – Some ten thousand refugees fled Burundi over the weekend before authorities managed to close the borders ahead of yesterday’s parliamentary elections, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) reported today.


'We the Peoples' exhibit of iconic artwork by Norman Rockwell set to open at UN Headquarters

29 June 2015 – Part of an ongoing series of global events marking the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, a special exhibition is set to open at the world body's New York Headquarters bringing together legendary artist Norman Rockwell's original United Nations drawing, his Golden Rule painting, and a collection of work that reflects his appreciation for humanity and the noble goals of the Organization.


Yemen: Ban deplores attack on UN compound in Gulf country, calls for full investigation

29 June 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the Coalition-led airstrikes on a United Nations compound in the Yemeni city of Aden, which resulted in serious structural damage and one casualty, a spokesperson for the Organization said today.


'Journey towards bold climate action is at a critical moment,' UN General Assembly told

29 June 2015 – Development cannot be sustainable if it does not address the challenge of climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Member States today as he opened a High-Level Event on Climate Change convened in New York by the President of the UN General Assembly, Sam Kutesa.


UN chief concerned over Burundi's insistence on holding elections despite prevailing political crisis

28 June 2015 – Reiterating his appeal to all Burundian political leaders to consider the wider interest of the people of their country, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed concerns about the Government's insistence on going ahead with elections on 29 June despite the prevailing political and security environment in the country.


At Stanford University, Ban says UN ready to build a better future for all

27 June 2015 – The United Nations and the international community are experiencing an age of great difficulties and opportunities which will help define the future of the planet, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared in a wide-ranging address that touched upon the myriad common challenges – from climate change to sustainable development – currently facing humanity.


In wake of terrorist attacks, Ban expresses solidarity with people and governments of Kuwait and Tunisia

27 June 2015 – Earlier today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon telephoned both the Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, and Beji Caid Essebsi, President of Tunisia, expressing his deepest sympathies to the Governments of people of both nations following Friday's deadly terrorist attacks.


In San Francisco, Ban celebrates 70th anniversary of UN Charter – 'compass' to a better world

26 June 2015 – Bringing the idea of the United Nations to life required huge leaps of statecraft to bridge differences, declared Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today in San Francisco, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Charter, which he said “symbolizes the hope and aspirations that we can bring the world as it is a little closer to the world as it should be.”


Ban welcomes US Supreme Court ruling guaranteeing right to same-sex marriage

26 June 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed today the United States Supreme Court ruling that the US Constitution guarantees the right to same-sex marriage.