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On Zero Discrimination Day, UN urges tolerance for diversity

01 March 2015 – The United Nations agency leading the world's HIV/AIDS response has kicked off the 2015 global edition of Zero Discrimination Day as part of the Organization's wider effort to spur solidarity towards ending discrimination.


Ban voices shock, condemnation at Russian politician's 'brutal killing'

28 February 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed shock and condemnation at the brutal killing of Russian politician Boris Nemtsov, the United Nations spokesperson's office confirmed today.


In Chile, UN chief says 'time to take stand' for gender equality

28 February 2015 – The international community must work for a stronger world and a better future for all with equal rights for both men and women, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon affirmed today as he emphasized the need for swift global action on gender parity.


Ban reiterates condemnation of Boko Haram attacks, urges efforts to combat terrorist threat

27 February 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his strong condemnation of the continuing indiscriminate and horrific attacks by Boko Haram against civilian populations in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.


‘Women must be at the decision-making table at all levels’ UN tells high-level meeting in Chile

27 February 2015 – The world must unite to end violence and discrimination against women and girls, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged at a high-level event in Chile on women and decision-making at a today, citing that progress over the past two decades has been made slow and uneven.


In Paraguay, UN chief says 2015 a ‘pivotal year’ for international community

26 February 2015 – In an intensive year of landmark events – from establishing a post-2015 agenda to tackling climate change – Paraguay has yet another opportunity to demonstrate its “exceptional global leadership” in the international arena, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has affirmed.


Mali: Inquiry team concludes probe into violent demonstration against peacekeepers in Gao

26 February 2015 – The high-level team appointed by the United Nations to investigate the events surrounding a violent demonstration against the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has concluded its visit to the African country, the UN spokesperson’s office confirmed today.


Ban voices concern over reported violence in Venezuela, calls for dialogue

26 February 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced concern over new reports of violence and loss of life in Venezuela, and expressed support for regional dialogue to help the country overcome its current challenges.


In Paraguay, UN chief sets sights on post-2015 development agenda

25 February 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the Government of Paraguay to join forces with the United Nations and forge ahead in framing the post-2015 agenda for a new generation of sustainable development goals, noting that the country had “an important role to play across the board.”


Ban taps veteran diplomat Kubiš to head up UN Iraq mission

24 February 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Jan Kubiš of Slovakia as his new Special Representative for Iraq, a United Nations spokesperson announced today.