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‘We have come too far to go back,’ says Ban on Day of Remembrance for chemical warfare victims

29 April 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has marked the Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare with a call for reflection on the “terrible toll” of chemical weapons and for taking stock of efforts to chart a course to a world free from the menace of such weapons.

More ‘concrete steps’ needed by nations to counter terrorism, Ban tells Security Council

14 April 2016 – Speaking at an open debate on countering terrorism, United Nations Secretary-General today called on Member States to take more concrete steps to stop fundraising through the smuggling of oil and gas, the illicit trade of cultural artefacts, kidnapping for ransom and donations from abroad.