Ban Ki-moon http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27327/all en UN chief warns against UN logistical support for Mali war http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/un-chief-warns-against-un-logistical-support-mali-war <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Ban presents three logistical support options for Mali war</p> <p>* UN Security Council authorized African force in December</p> <p>* Ban says UN combat support could put UN personnel at risk</p> <p>By Michelle Nichols and Louis Charbonneau</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/un-chief-warns-against-un-logistical-support-mali-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ban Ki-moon Korea Politics Technology United Nations War Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:15:31 +0000 5737975 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/blank-headline-received-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KUWAIT-U.N. SECRETARY GENERAL BAN KI-MOON SAYS URGES ALL SIDES "AND PARTICULARLY THE SYRIAN GOVERNMENT" TO STOP THE KILLING</p> Ban Ki-moon Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 08:30:22 +0000 5741392 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/donors-raise-15-billion-displaced-syrians-un <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SYRIA DONOR CONFERENCE RAISED MORE THAN $1.5 BLN - BAN KI-MOON SAYS ON KUWAIT TV</p> Ban Ki-moon Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:02:29 +0000 5741586 at http://www.globalpost.com UN leader worried by guerrilla fightback in Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/un-leader-worried-guerrilla-fightback-mali <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UN leader Ban Ki-moon said Thursday he is worried by a guerrilla fightback in Mali and that no firm decision has been made to send a peacekeeping force there.</p> <p>While praising France's month-old military intervention in the west African country, Ban said it would take weeks for the UN Security Council to decide the international community's next move.</p> <p>"I think these military operations so far have been effective and successful. All these jihadis and armed groups and terrorist elements -- seemingly they have fled," Ban told a small group of reporters including AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/un-leader-worried-guerrilla-fightback-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ban Ki-moon Peace Peacekeeping United Nations War AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 22:30:38 +0000 5749445 at http://www.globalpost.com Ban urges pressure on Syria, slams N. Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/ban-urges-pressure-syria-slams-n-korea-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the Security Council on Wednesday to overcome its paralysis and take meaningful action on Syria, and slammed North Korea's "reckless" nuclear test.</p> <p>"It is essential for the Security Council to overcome the deadlock and find the unity that will make meaningful action possible," in Syria, Ban said in a speech at the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/ban-urges-pressure-syria-slams-n-korea-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ban Ki-moon Nuclear proliferation Politics Technology AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 22:00:55 +0000 5755081 at http://www.globalpost.com U.N.'s Ban says Turkish PM's Zionism comment "hurtful" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/uns-ban-says-turkish-pms-zionism-comment-hurtful <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ISTANBUL, March 1 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's description of Zionism as a crime against humanity was "hurtful and divisive", adding to criticism of comments that risk deepening Turkey's rift with Israel.</p> <p>Ban's spokesman said the secretary-general had heard Erdogan's speech at a U.N. meeting in Vienna on Wednesday through an interpreter.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/uns-ban-says-turkish-pms-zionism-comment-hurtful" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ban Ki-moon Business Entertainment Environment Government Health Politics Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 09:30:06 +0000 5770637 at http://www.globalpost.com U.N. chief Ban seeks speedy talks on Mali peacekeepers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/blank-headline-received-3 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>GENEVA, March 1 (Reuters) - United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon said on Friday talks should be held as soon as possible on deploying a United Nations peacekeeping force in Mali, where French-led forces are pursuing Islamist rebels ousted from cities in the north.</p> <p>"The idea of deploying United Nations peacekeeping operations, transforming this African-led support mission in Mali, AFISMA, is now being seriously discussed," Ban told a news conference in Geneva.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/blank-headline-received-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ban Ki-moon Peace Peacekeeping War Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 16:16:10 +0000 5771035 at http://www.globalpost.com UN office-former Korean diplomat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130318/un-office-former-korean-diplomat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, March 18 (Yonhap) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has named Kang Kyung-wha, a former South Korean diplomat, as deputy head of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Ban's office announced Monday.</p> <p>Kang will replace Catherine Bragg of Canada as assistant secretary general for humanitarian affairs and deputy emergency relief coordinator, it added.</p> <p>Kang has served as the deputy U.N. high commissioner for human rights since January 2007.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130318/un-office-former-korean-diplomat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ban Ki-moon Kang Kyung-wha Yonhap News Agency Mon, 18 Mar 2013 20:16:10 +0000 5787092 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ UN to probe alleged Syria chemical weapons attack: Ban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/urgent-un-probe-alleged-syria-chemical-weapons-attack-ban <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United Nations will open an investigation into an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon said Thursday.</p> <p>"The investigation will start as soon as practically possible," Ban told reporters. The probe will be into an alleged chemical weapons attack Tuesday near the city of Aleppo.</p> <p>tw/jm/dc</p> Ban Ki-moon chemical AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:46:07 +0000 5789932 at http://www.globalpost.com U.N.'s Ban recommends African troops in Mali become peacekeepers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/uns-ban-recommends-african-troops-mali-become-peacekeepers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Michelle Nichols</p> <p>UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - An African force currently in Mali should be converted into a U.N. peacekeeping operation and a separate combat force should be created to confront Islamist threats, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recommended to the Security Council on Tuesday.</p> <p>The U.N.-backed African force in Mali is due to take over from France when it starts withdrawing its 4,000 troops from the country in late April.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/uns-ban-recommends-african-troops-mali-become-peacekeepers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ban Ki-moon Disaster International relations Mali Peacekeeping Politics United Nations War Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:46:06 +0000 5794632 at http://www.globalpost.com UN's Ban urges N.Korea to refrain from 'further provocation' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/uns-ban-urges-nkorea-refrain-further-provocation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UN chief Ban Ki-moon made an urgent appeal to North Korea on Monday to refrain from "any further provocation", following reports that the increasingly isolated state is preparing another nuclear test.</p> <p>"The Democratic People's Republic of North Korea cannot go on like this, confronting and challenging the authority of the (UN) Security Council and the international community," Ban said in The Hague. "I am urging them to refrain from taking any further provocative measures."</p> <p>jhe/cjo/yad</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Ban Ki-moon AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 08:00:59 +0000 5805309 at http://www.globalpost.com Whistleblower asks Kerry to recommend withholding U.N. funds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130408/whistleblower-asks-kerry-recommend-withholding-un-funds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Louis Charbonneau</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.N. whistleblower who was awarded a fraction of the damages he says he suffered at the hands of the United Nations urged Washington on Monday to withhold 15 percent of the U.S. contribution to the world body in accordance with U.S. law.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130408/whistleblower-asks-kerry-recommend-withholding-un-funds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ban Ki-moon Business ethics United Nations Whistleblower Thomson Reuters Mon, 08 Apr 2013 16:46:58 +0000 5805721 at http://www.globalpost.com UN chief describes Malala as a ‘symbol of hope’ http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/un-chief-describes-malala-symbol-hope <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has described Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousufzai “a symbol of hope, a daughter of the United Nations.”</p><P>Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousufzai has expressed hope about becoming a leader to serve the world, during a video conversation with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon who described the 14-year old as a “symbol of hope”.</p><P>“I can walk. I can talk.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/un-chief-describes-malala-symbol-hope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ban Ki-moon Malala Yousufzai United Nations Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 07:01:56 +0000 Asianet 5806351 at http://www.globalpost.com Ban calls on Syria to cooperate with UN investigators http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/ban-calls-syria-cooperate-un-investigators <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UN chief Ban Ki-Moon on Tuesday called on Syria to approve and cooperate with a United Nations mission to probe the alleged use of chemical weapons in the country's conflict.</p> <p>"I appeal to the government of Syria to extend its full cooperation and to allow the mission to proceed," Ban told reporters in Rome.</p> <p>dt/ric/jz</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Ban Ki-moon AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 11:31:38 +0000 5806821 at http://www.globalpost.com UN chief warns NKorea situation could become 'uncontrollable' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/un-chief-warns-nkorea-situation-could-become-uncontrollable <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UN chief Ban Ki-Moon warned Tuesday that a small incident could provoke an "uncontrollable" situation on the Korean peninsula.</p> <p>"The current level of tension is very dangerous, a small incident may create an uncontrollable situation," Ban said during a visit to Rome.</p> <p>dt-fka/lc/ric</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Ban Ki-moon AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 11:46:28 +0000 5806838 at http://www.globalpost.com