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New global advocate Daniel Craig looks to boost UN’s ‘incredible work’ on mine action

14 April 2015 – After designating the renowned actor Daniel Craig as the first United Nations Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards at Headquarters today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon thanked the current James Bond for his commitment to supporting the UN’s vision of a world free from the threat of landmines and explosive remnants of war.


Ban urges global community to ‘never forget’ Nigerian girls on anniversary of abduction

14 April 2015 – On the one-year anniversary of their abduction by the extremist group Boko Haram, the kidnapped girls of Chibok, Nigeria must not be forgotten, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today as he reiterated his call for their immediate release and safe return to their families.


UN postal conference aims to begin work on global strategy reflecting new challenges, opportunities

13 April 2015 – In a message delivered today to delegates at the World Strategy Conference for the United Nations postal agency, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underlined the essential role to be played by postal services in global efforts to build a sustainable future.


On Human Space Flight Day, UN spotlights the need to advance boundaries of exploration

12 April 2015 – Marking International Day of Human Space Flight, the United Nations today spotlighted the contribution of space science and technology to sustainable development and underscored the need to push the boundaries of exploration for the benefit of all people.


DOHA: Human rights, rule of law vital for sustainable development, Ban tells UN Crime Congress

12 April 2015 – Kicking off the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Doha, Qatar, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon along with several other top UN officials today spotlighted the critical connection between rule of law and sustainable development.


Libyan leaders, activists to meet under auspices of UN as crisis escalates in country's west

11 April 2015 – A meeting of Libyan political leaders and activists facilitated by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) will take place in Algeria tomorrow, 13 April, with hopes of devising a plan to end Libya's crisis, which is said to have 'gravely' escalated in the country's west.


Ban looks forward to peaceful holding of gubernatorial, State assembly elections in Nigeria

10 April 2015 – As Nigeria gets set this weekend to hold its Gubernatorial and State Assembly elections, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated the country’s people and Government on the peaceful manner in which the recent presidential and parliamentary elections were held and expressed the hope that similar conditions will prevail during the new polls.


At Americas Summit in Panama, Ban urges nations to pursue prosperity with equality

10 April 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in an address in Panama to the seventh Summit of the Americas, commended the hemisphere's commitment to peace, human rights and sustainable development, while urging leaders to continue to pursue a future of prosperity with equity, where no one is left behind.


UN chief urges 'concerted action to save lives, restore measure of humanity' in besieged Yarmouk camp

09 April 2015 – Briefing members of the international press this afternoon at United Nations Headquarters, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described the “epic humanitarian catastrophe” facing the 18,000 Palestinian refugees and Syrians being held hostage by extremist militants in Yarmouk camp.


Women have ‘very important role’ in Libyan peace process, says UN envoy

09 April 2015 – Libyan women have a crucial role to play in resolving the crisis in their country, a senior United Nations official said in an address to 250 Libyan women gathered in Tripoli, at a dialogue aimed at including women from all walks of life in the political process.