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Ban appoints former Irish President Mary Robinson as special envoy for climate change

14 July 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed former Irish President Mary Robinson as his Special Envoy for Climate Change to mobilize political will and action ahead of the climate summit that the United Nations chief will convene in September.

On visit to Gaza, senior UN humanitarian officials call for halt to Israeli offensive

14 July 2014 – Concerned about more civilian casualties in a possible Israeli military incursion into Gaza, senior United Nations humanitarian officials on a visit to the area called today for an immediate return to calm and a ceasefire to avoid further loss of life.