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UN General Assembly adopts political declaration to fast-track progress on ending AIDS

08 June 2016 – At a high-level meeting on ending AIDS that opened at the United Nations General Assembly today, Member States adopted a new political declaration that includes a set of time-bound targets to fast-track the pace of progress towards combating the worldwide scourge of HIV and AIDS over the next five years and end the epidemic as a public health threat by 2030.


UN to continue following up on human rights abuse allegations in Central African Republic

08 June 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he has taken note of the release earlier this week of a report by Human Rights Watch on the Central African Republic (CAR), stating that he shares the non-profit organization's concerns regarding impunity for human rights violations.


Ban commends India and United States for supporting early entry into force of Paris Agreement

08 June 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended a joint statement on climate change made by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Barack Obama announcing their support for early entry into force of the Paris Agreement, and encouraged all countries to accelerate their domestic processes to join or ratify it.


On World Day, UN urges meaningful action to protect future health of oceans

08 June 2016 – Healthy oceans are critical to sustaining life on Earth, by regulating the climate and providing a wide range of services, including natural resources, nutritious food and jobs that benefit billions of people, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today, as the UN kicked off its celebrations to mark World Oceans Day.


Ban disturbed by remarks made by President-elect of the Philippines on extrajudicial killings

08 June 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today he was extremely disturbed by recent remarks made by the President-elect of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, regarding extrajudicial killings.


UN chief condemns deadly terrorist attack in Tel Aviv

08 June 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned today's terrorist attack in Tel Aviv in which Palestinian assailants killed at least four Israelis and injured four others.


Selecting the next UN Secretary-General: informal briefings reopen

07 June 2016 – Two more candidates for the position of the next United Nations Secretary-General will be heard today, answering questions on how they would promote sustainable development, improve efforts to create peace, protect human rights, and deal with huge humanitarian catastrophes should they be selected to lead the 193-member Organization.


Ban announces three senior personnel appointments at UNICEF

06 June 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced three senior personnel appointments at the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF).


Unity at the core of global peace and security, top EU official tells Security Council

06 June 2016 – In order to face and overcome the various political and humanitarian crises occurring around the world, working together in a spirit of cooperation and multilateralism must be a priority for both the United Nations and the European Union (EU) – and indeed, all countries worldwide – a top EU official told the Security Council today.


UN urges collective action ahead of forum to fast-track AIDS response over next five years

06 June 2016 – While much has been done over the past few years to halt and reverse the AIDS epidemic, the international community is set to gather for a three-day meeting at United Nations Headquarters in New York later this week in order to propel the global response on a fast-track approach and chart the way towards ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).