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Ban expresses concern over blocking of essential supplies on Nepal-India border

20 November 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underlined his growing concern over the blocking of essential supplies on the Nepal-India border and called on all sides to lift these restrictions without further delay.

UN chief condemns terror attacks in Israel and the West Bank

20 November 2015 – The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned yesterday’s terror attacks in Israel and the occupied West Bank that killed five people, including three Israelis, a Palestinian and an American.

In call to Myanmar’s President, Ban urges cooperation following opposition election win

19 November 2015 – In a telephone conversation with Myanmar’s President Thein Sein today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on all sides to cooperate in addressing the South-East Asian country’s major challenges following the opposition’s election victory this month.

UN Millennium Development Goal target to reduce malaria burden achieved

19 November 2015 – With roughly six weeks left under the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – a set of eight universally-agreed goals adopted in 2000 to rid the world of extreme poverty and disease by 2015 – global leaders, diplomats and health experts are gathering at the UN today in New York to celebrate the progress made against one of the world’s leading killers: malaria.

Marking World Toilet Day, UN urges ‘open, frank’ discussion on importance of hygiene and sanitation

19 November 2015 – On World Toilet Day, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is urging broad action to renew efforts in providing access to adequate sanitation for all and work to comprehensively address the “vicious cycle” connecting poor sanitation and malnutrition, the theme of this year's observance of the Day.

Ban phones France’s Hollande to offer condolences in wake of terrorist attacks

18 November 2015 – On a phone call to French President François Hollande, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reiterated his condemnation of the terrorist attacks in Paris last week, and presented his condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the Government and people of France.

Ban appeals for more information on Dag Hammarskjöld’s death

18 November 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged United Nations Member States to make available all information they may have in their possession related to the circumstances and conditions of the crash that killed Dag Hammarskjöld while he was serving as UN chief more than 50 years ago, saying previous requests “have not been conclusively answered” and that unreleased material “may still be available” that could shed new light into his death.

Nigeria: Ban condemns deadly terrorist attack; urges fight be grounded in international law

18 November 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the terrorist bomb attack in the Nigeria city of Yola, which killed dozens dead and injured scores.

General Assembly elects Filippo Grandi as next UN High Commissioner for Refugees

18 November 2015 – Filippo Grandi of Italy was today elected by the United Nations General Assembly as the next United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, for a period of five years beginning on 1 January 2016.

Special UN event stresses key role of water management in tackling challenges of climate change

18 November 2015 – The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hosted a meeting on the links between water management and disaster risk reduction today, stressing that floods, droughts and cyclones have caused more than $1 trillion in damages and affected over 4 billion people since 1990.