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In Turkey, UN deputy chief says response to migration, refugee movement ‘being tested as never before’

14 October 2015 – The world’s ability to respond to migration and refugee movement is “being tested as never before,” the United Nations deputy chief today said speaking at the Global Forum on Migration and Development taking place in Istanbul, Turkey, while recalling some key principles underscored by the UN to address this global challenge.

‘Knowledge saves lives,’ UN stresses on International Day for Disaster Reduction

13 October 2015 – United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the “indispensable” power of traditional, indigenous and local knowledge in his message on this year’s observance of the International Day for Disaster Reduction.

Security Council renews commitment to landmark resolution on women, peace and security

13 October 2015 – Marking the 15th anniversary the adoption of the United Nations Security Council’s resolution 1325, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today declared his commitment to the inclusion of women in peace-building processes, while the Council adopted a new text by which it decided to integrate women, peace and security concerns across all country-specific situations on its agenda, within relevant contexts.

‘Transformative political process’ key to resolving Syrian crisis, says UN envoy

12 October 2015 – Only a parallel, all-inclusive transformative political process that is compliant within the framework of the Geneva Communiqué, can lead to a resolution of the ongoing crisis and Syria and tackle terrorism in the region, the United Nations Special Envoy for the country said today.

As Guinea awaits election results, Ban urges all political leaders to maintain peaceful atmosphere

12 October 2015 – After weekend polls in Guinea, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today encouraged all political leaders and national stakeholders to maintain the peaceful atmosphere that prevailed on election day and to refrain from any statements that may lead to violence or unrest.

Ban calls for urgent and collective action to reform UN peace operations

12 October 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged immediate action to strengthen the Organization’s peace operations, telling the 193-member UN General Assembly that is essential to act now and “not wait, as in the past, for crisis or tragedy to propel reform.”

Ban condemns suicide attacks in Cameroon

12 October 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the suicide attacks in Kangaleri, Cameroon, on 11 October, suspected to be carried out by Boko Haram elements.

Kicking off ‘Africa Week’ at UN, Ban lauds steps taken for continent’s long-term development agenda

12 October 2015 – Africa Week 2015 kicked off at Headquarters today with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commending African Member States of the United Nations for taking an “important step” this year toward the establishment of a Continental Free Trade Area envisioned in the African Union’s Agenda 2063.

New UN budget proposal shows commitment to ‘strict financial management,’ says Ban

12 October 2015 – Introducing his proposed $5.5 billion budget for the work of the United Nations over the next two years, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that it encompasses the Organization’s “vision and commitment to budget discipline and strict financial management.”

Afghanistan: UN urges prompt investigation into murder of mission staff member

12 October 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is deeply troubled and saddened over today’s killing in Kandahar of Ms. Toorpaki Ulfat, a staff member of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).