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In Paris, Ban hails support of France during his tenure as UN chief

18 November 2016 – In a meeting with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of France, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the leadership of the country in the adoption of the historic Paris Agreement on climate change, last December, as well as for its role in the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


Reflecting on his five-year term, UN deputy chief pins hopes on multilateralism

18 November 2016 – The United Nations deputy chief today stressed the critical importance of international cooperation in today’s world, arguing that “without it, Governments simply cannot deliver stable, prosperous societies at home.”


MARRAKECH: Countries at UN conference pledge to press ahead with implementation of Paris Agreement

18 November 2016 – As they wrapped up their work today in Marrakech, Morocco, countries gathered at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 22), pledged on Friday to move forward on the implementation of the Paris Agreement, which entered into force two weeks ago.


MARRAKECH: ‘We strive to lead,’ climate-vulnerable countries declare, pledging robust action on Paris accord

18 November 2016 – At the United Nations Climate Conference under way in Marrakech, Morocco, known as ‘COP 22,’ more than 45 of the world’s countries that are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change pledged today to pursue robust action towards implementation of the landmark Paris Agreement.


On World Toilet Day, UN spotlights impact of sanitation on peoples’ livelihoods

18 November 2016 – To mark the 2016 edition of World Toilet Day, along with urging action to tackle the oft-neglected global sanitation crisis, the United Nations is also spotlighting the impact of sanitation – or lack of it – on livelihoods and work environments.


MARRAKECH: ‘We need everyone,’ Ban says, urging society-wide engagement in implementation of Paris climate accord

17 November 2016 – Rallying stakeholders gathered in Marrakech, Morocco, for the United Nations Climate Conference, known as ‘COP 22,’ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged everyone – “from the local to the global” – including the private sector, cities and civil society, to get involved in the implementation of the Paris Agreement.


Ban welcomes Canada’s announcement of donation to UN Palestine refugee agency

16 November 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed Canada’s announcement that it was resuming support to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) by donating CDN $25 million for the agency’s essential health, education, relief and social services and humanitarian programmes that benefit 5.3 million Palestine refugees.


MARRAKECH: UN chief urges rapid scale-up in funding to address climate change

16 November 2016 – As the United Nations Climate Conference, known as COP 22, continued its work today in Marrakech, Morocco, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged greater efforts to mobilize funding to address climate change, especially to support developing countries.


MARRAKECH: Middle East and North Africa region taking action to combat climate change

16 November 2016 – Aware of their vulnerabilities to the impacts of climate change, countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have begun taking action to confront the phenomenon and today, several highlighted their initiatives at the United Nations Climate Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, known as COP 22.


Tolerance is a commitment 'to seek in our diversity the bonds that unite humanity' – UN

16 November 2016 – Underscoring the importance of tolerance, particularly in today's diverse world, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization have called for seeing the world through the prism of “we the peoples” and to collectively build societies that are more inclusive, more peaceful and more prosperous.