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Iraq: UN Secretary-General condemns 'devastating' bomb attack, which killed over 100 civilians

18 July 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned in the strongest terms the devastating bomb attack perpetrated on 17 July in Khan Bani Saad, an Iraqi town north of the capital Baghdad.


On Mandela Day, UN joins call to promote community service and inspire change

18 July 2015 – The 70th anniversary of the United Nations' founding provides the perfect opportunity to reflect on the life and work of Nelson Mandela with a call to action for helping others, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon affirmed today as he joined the world gathers in marking Nelson Mandela International Day.


One year after tragedy, Ban pays tribute to victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17

17 July 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paid today tribute to the victims who lost their lives a year ago aboard the "tragic" Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed in eastern Ukraine.


UN chief condemns terrorist attacks that killed 60 people in northeast Nigeria

17 July 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the terrorist attacks that killed over 60 people in the towns of Gombe and Damaturu, in northeast Nigeria over the last two days.


Ban condemns deadly car bomb attack in Saudi Arabia

17 July 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the car bomb attack perpetrated yesterday at a police checkpoint in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia.


ADDIS: UN officials hail outcome of conference on development financing as first milestone of 2015

16 July 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and senior United Nations officials today hailed the outcome of the financing for development conference in Addis Ababa as the first milestone in a critical year in which major decisions are also expected on the future sustainable development agenda and on climate change.


ADDIS: first UN World Youth Skills Day celebrates importance of empowering young people

15 July 2015 – On the first-ever commemoration of World Youth Skills Day, United Nations officials today declared that investing in developing the skills of young people can help build a more just and sustainable future for all and is one of the most important decisions any country can make.


ADDIS: 'historic' agreement reached on financing for new UN sustainable development agenda

15 July 2015 – Countries agreed today on a series of bold measures to overhaul global finance practices and generate investments for tackling a range of economic, social and environmental challenges at the United Nations Third International Conference on Financing for Development, being held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


ADDIS: successful outcome at UN financing conference vital for future development agenda – Ban

15 July 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed that a successful outcome at the United Nations financing conference in Ethiopia is vital for the future sustainable development agenda and could shape international cooperation for years to come, as negotiations on the draft text entered its final stages.


ADDIS: important financing roles of private investment, business highlighted at UN conference

14 July 2015 – In Addis Ababa, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underscored the crucial financing role of the business sector in ensuring the necessary resources for people-centred sustainable development.