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Ban congratulates Donald Trump on his election as next US President

09 November 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated Donald Trump on his election as the new President of the United States.


DR Congo: Ban condemns attack that kills one civilian and wounds 32 UN peacekeepers

08 November 2016 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned today’s attack against peacekeepers of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), which resulted in the death of one Congolese girl and injuries to 32 ‘blue helmets.’


MARRAKECH: Civil society vital to drive momentum on Paris Agreement targets, say ‘Climate Champions’

08 November 2016 – Beyond the work of governments, other stakeholders such businesses, cities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have a crucial role to play in implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change, ‘Climate Champions’ Laurence Tubiana and Hakima El Haité said today in Marrakech, where the United Nations conference known as ‘COP 22’ is under way.


UN released two million tonnes of CO2 equivalent in 2015 latest ‘Greening the Blue’ report shows

07 November 2016 – In the latest edition of the United Nations report on the organization’s greenhouse gas emissions, the world body announced that it emitted two million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent in 2015 and that a total of 28 UN system entities took systematic approaches to improve their environmental performance, all part of its commitment to become climate neutral by 2020.


Prospect of solution ‘within reach,’ Ban says, as Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders open talks

07 November 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon offered his “full support” to the talks between the Greek Cypriot leader and the Turkish Cypriot leader, concentrated on the chapter of territory, as well as other outstanding issues interdependently, which kicked off today in Switzerland.


Mali: Ban strongly condemns attack that kills two civilians and one peacekeeper

07 November 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the deadly attack yesterday in northern Mali that claimed the life of two Malian civilians and killing one peacekeeper from Togo while injuring seven others.


MARRAKECH: UN climate conference to continue momentum after Paris Agreement comes into force

06 November 2016 – Three days after the entry into force of the landmark Paris Agreement, the Marrakesh Conference, which begins Monday, 7 November, in Morocco, will give United Nations Member States and the world the opportunity to maintain momentum on climate action and continue strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change.


On International Day, UN cites 'duty of care towards the environment' in peacetime and during conflict

06 November 2016 – To achieve the vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of peace, prosperity and dignity for all on a healthy planet, it is essential to recognize the shared duty of care towards the environment in peacetime and during war, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.


UN chief highlights importance of preparedness to reduce tsunami risks

05 November 2016 – In his message marking the first World Tsunami Awareness Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the importance of reducing current and future levels of risk, particularly through strengthening preparedness.


On historic day for climate action, Ban urges sustained momentum for better, safer future

04 November 2016 – As the Paris Agreement on climate change enters into force, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for the same determination going forward to implement the Agreement as well as to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.