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Ban appoints Algerian diplomat Said Djinnit as envoy for Great Lakes region

17 July 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced that he has appointed Said Djinnit of Algeria as his special envoy for the Great Lakes region of Africa tasked with bringing international awareness to the area’s challenges.

UN officials urge greater investment to boost Africa’s development prospects

17 July 2014 – United Nations officials today stressed the need to harness the necessary resources to take Africa’s progress to the next level, calling for increased investment to boost the continent’s development prospects.

On criminal justice day, UN urges ratification of treaty setting up International Criminal Court

17 July 2014 – Justice matters, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed, calling for universal ratification of the Rome Statute, which was adopted 16 years ago today and established the International Criminal Court (ICC), the world’s first permanent court set up to try war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

There can be no military solution, Ban says as Israel launches ground offensive against Gaza

17 July 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his regret that Israel has launched a ground offensive against Gaza, despite calls for restraint, and stressed that there can be no military solution to the conflict which flared up over a week ago.