UN News stories

33 stories found over the past 45 days
Libya: Ban calls for urgent agreement on formation of Government of National Accord

06 October 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged participants in the Libyan political dialogue to urgently conclude the process and sign an agreement leading to the formation of a Government of National Accord.

UN, humanitarian community struggling to meet unprecedented needs of refugees

05 October 2015 – The global refugee crisis is so great that the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), other UN agencies and their partners today said that they are struggling to respond to and meet all the humanitarian needs they face.

In troubled world, UN must become ‘true family of nations and peoples,’ Holy See tells Assembly

02 October 2015 – While the signatories of the 2030 Agenda have undertaken the task of proposing a stable and sustainable pace for the world economy, the Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See told the United Nations General Assembly today that without peace between people and nations, it will be impossible to implement the Agenda.

Without system-wide reform, UN may fall short of primary objectives, says Indonesian Minister

02 October 2015 – Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, Muhammad Jusuf Kalla, the Vice-President of Indonesia, remarked that despite the achievements UN has made over the past 70 years, the Organization may fall short of meeting its primary objectives, such as peace and security for all, unless system-wide reform is immediately undertaken.

Grenada joins regional call at UN for action on climate change

02 October 2015 – A framework for climate change “cannot wait,” Grenada’s Foreign Minister said today, joining other leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean calling for urgent action in the United Nations General Assembly.

Libya: Ban urges parties to reject violence, act quickly on draft peace plan

02 October 2015 – Stressing that 18 months of violence has only led Libya down a path of death, displacement and destruction, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged all parties to put aside their differences and act on the draft peace plan they have before them.

At UN Assembly, speakers from African nations spotlight sustainable development, efforts to combat terrorism

02 October 2015 – Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Jean-Claude Gakosso, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Congo, was among several African leaders who stressed the crucial links between peace and security and socio-economic development, and deplored ongoing acts of terrorism on the continent.

Nicaragua sees hand of capitalism behind world’s woes, calls for re-founded UN

01 October 2015 – Nicaragua today called for recreating and re-founding the United Nations as an equitable and democratic Organization, blaming capitalism for terrorism and the other humanitarian and environmental crises afflicting the world.

Future of Europe cannot be built on ‘ever-higher walls,’ Greek Prime Minister tells UN

01 October 2015 – Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Alexis Tsipras, the Prime Minister of Greece, said his country is striving to bolster regional security and supporting all efforts promoting peace and stability, even as it copes with three complex challenges – an economic crisis, unprecedented migration flows, and huge numbers of refugees from outside the region.

At UN, President of Montenegro urges broader respect for human rights

01 October 2015 – Addressing the General Assembly today, President Filip Vujanoviÿ of Montenegro spoke about his country’s intensification in efforts to improve human rights for all and to combat rights violations when they occur.