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‘We cannot let innocent people be buried by indifference,’ says Ban, receiving #WithRefugees petition

16 September 2016 – Just days before the 19 September Summit for Refugees and Migrants, at a ceremony in New York today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon accepted a 1.3 million signature-strong petition that expressed solidarity with millions of refugees.

On Ozone Day, Ban cites progress so far, urges recommitment to environmental protection

16 September 2016 – Marking the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on countries to strengthen climate protection by reducing the use of hydrofluorocarbons.

Ahead of World Peace Day, UN chief says Global Goals are 'building blocks for peace'

16 September 2016 – Ahead of the International Day of Peace, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed that each of the new global Sustainable Development Goals adopted a year ago by 193 countries are the “building blocks” for peace.

Two-state solution to Israel-Palestine conflict at risk of giving way to ‘one-state reality,’ warns Ban

15 September 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for intensified efforts to encourage Israelis and Palestinians to take the difficult steps required to change the current destructive trajectory of the conflict, which is heading towards a “one-state reality” rather than a peaceful resolution.

Democratic principles at core of UN 2030 sustainability agenda, Ban says on International Day

15 September 2016 – Emphasizing the links between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and people's fundamental needs, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has marked the International Day for Democracy by stressing that delivering solutions to today's challenges also requires an integrated and interconnected response.

New UN exhibit highlights need to fill in ‘blank spaces’ for child-related data

14 September 2016 – Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today joined the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in launching a ‘Time Machine’ that will use data storytelling to highlight the lack of availability of statistics on children and particularly those related to child-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicators.

Refugees, climate change and Syria likely standouts amid ‘whirlwind’ of UN high-level week – Ban

14 September 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that the global challenges pertaining to refugees and migrants, climate change, and the war in Syria are the major topics that will likely figure prominently in this year’s high-level week at the United Nations.

As 71st General Assembly opens, new President pledges to ‘turn the wheels’ on implementing 17 Global Goals

13 September 2016 – The United Nations General Assembly today opened its 71st session, with an emphasis on ensuring that implementation of the new global development goals, adopted by its 193 Member States last year, is well underway.

Security Council approves proposed structure and size of UN Mission in Colombia

13 September 2016 – The United Nations Security Council today approved the Secretary-General’s recommendations regarding the size, operational aspects and mandate of theUN Mission in Colombia, including the deployment of 450 unarmed observers and the establishment of operation in 40 locations.