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UN chief set to open next month ‘crucial phase’ of negotiations on Cyprus

28 October 2016 – The Turkish Cypriot leader and the Greek Cypriot leader will head to Switzerland early next month for a meeting that will be opened by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and will kick-off an intensive week of negotiations of the Cyprus talks, a senior UN envoy announced today.


Ban urges all parties in Venezuela to reduce polarization and engage sincerely in dialogue process

28 October 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the Vatican’s joining of the ongoing initiative by former Heads of State and Government to promote dialogue between the Government of Venezuela and the country’s political opposition, under the auspices of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR).


Achieving Global Goals hinges on 'determined pursuit' of sustainable transport – UN expert report

28 October 2016 – Greater investment in greener, more efficient and sustainable transport can save trillions of dollars and help achieve the global sustainability goals, according to a United Nations report launched today that provides 10 recommendations on how resources can be redirected to the transport sector.


Withdrawal from International Criminal Court could send 'wrong message' – UN chief

28 October 2016 – Expressing regret over the intention of three African countries to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for strengthening the Court from within its processes.


Stronger regional partnerships can help UN promote global stability, Ban tells Security Council

28 October 2016 – Highlighting the complex challenges confronting global peace and security, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today emphasized the urgent need for a collective response by the international community that draws on regional and global partnerships.


Syria: UN chief condemns reported school attack in western Aleppo

28 October 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the reported attack today on a school in the western part of Syria's Aleppo city that killed a number of children.


INTERVIEW: New global compact “should make a difference” in lives of refugees and migrants – outgoing UN Special Adviser

28 October 2016 – The adoption of what has been dubbed the “New York Declaration” should make a difference in the lives of refugees and migrants, an outgoing UN Special Adviser has underscored.