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IMF, World Bank push for price on carbon

  /  April 12, 2014  /  Business, Energy  /  1 Comment

Warning that time was running out for the planet to avoid worst-case climate change

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Fahmy, Ban Ki-moon discuss Egypt peacekeeping role

  /  April 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Egypt has weighed in on several peacekeeping efforts as well as being one of the parties involved in the debate on the Ethiopian Dam.

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Iran director screens film to save man on death row

  /  March 31, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

AFP – An Iranian film director is to hold a private screening of his latest movie on Saturday to raise funds to save the life of a 26-year-old on death row. Mostafa Kiaei, director of read the rest…

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35 nations sign up to tougher nuclear security standards

  /  March 25, 2014  /  Politics  /  5 Comments

Obama has made improving nuclear safety one of the figurehead foreign policies of his presidency and said in 2009 that nuclear terrorism was “the most immediate and extreme threat to global security”.

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A messenger of peace and solidarity goes to Sahel

  /  February 15, 2014  /  In Focus  /  2 Comments

For his four-country trip to the Sahel in November, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon adopted as his motto an African saying: “One hand cannot tie a bundle.” His guests agreed.

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Tunisia’s leaders sign new charter 3 years after revolution

  /  January 28, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

Tunisia’s dominant Islamist party Ennahda said it expected elections to take place in October.

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Press Release: Ban Ki Moon addresses Egyptians on revolution anniversary

  /  January 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

The Secretary-General encourages Egyptians to rediscover common ground

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UN, US, EU weigh in on Egyptian referendum

  /  January 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Ban Ki-moon, others urge peace

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Egypt pushes for WMD-free Middle East

  /  October 20, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy addressed the issue in official letters he sent to diplomats across the world

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UN, US concerned over Friday violence

  /  October 5, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Secretary-General urges restraint ahead of 6 October protests

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Egypt’s transition period to end next spring

  /  September 29, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Fahmy discusses roadmap, domestic affairs and foreign policy in UN address

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Ban says Geneva deal must end “appalling” Syria suffering

  /  September 14, 2013  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Ban has the “fervent hope” that the deal reached in Geneva will prevent any further use of chemical arms and “help pave the path for a political solution to stop the appalling suffering inflicted on the Syrian people,” said a UN spokeswoman Vannina Maestracci.

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Badie detained for 15 days

  /  August 21, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics, Recipe of The Week, Socity Columns  /  1 Comment

UN calls for the government to act transparently in the judicial process

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Ban Ki-moon “deeply concerned” by “continuing stalemate” in Egypt

  /  August 10, 2013  /  Egypt  /  No Comments

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon calls on Egyptians to “reconsider their current actions and language.”

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International community condemns Cairo and Alexandria violence

  /  July 28, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Ministry of Foreign Affairs source defends government response, saying violence “regrettable” but police were “provoked”

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Group: At least 17 new cases of sexual assault reported on Monday

  /  July 2, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  28 Comments

Operation Anti Sexual Harassment holds presidency and government responsible for sexual attacks; UN’s Ban Ki Moon voices concern over sexual violence committed at protests

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UN agency warns that Africa is emerging market for illicit substances trafficking

  /  June 26, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

The UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime annual report

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Arab delegation calls for Security Council meeting on Israel

  /  May 17, 2013  /  Politics  /  No Comments

The Egyptian delegate says the Arab bloc at the United Nations will take action if Israel continues to violate rights of Muslims and Christians

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Ban Ki-Moon denies UN-Arab League schism

  /  April 18, 2013  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

The UN Secretary General says cooperation with the Arab League is vital and the special envoy would remain in his post.

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Ban Ki-Moon addresses Egypt, Syria and climate change

  /  February 12, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The UN secretary general highlighted the importance of giving meaningful aid to countries in transition

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UN leader presses Mali government to hold free elections

  /  December 22, 2012  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Ban and western countries have raised concerns about interference in the government by the Mali military,

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UN chief urges ‘strong commitment’ at climate talks

  /  December 4, 2012  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

“Please remember that we are loaning our future from our next generation”

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UN secretary general in Cairo for talks on Gaza

  /  November 20, 2012  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Will travel to Ramallah and Israel

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Yemen’s Hadi committed to transition deal

  /  November 19, 2012  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

The transition deal was signed after months of anti-government protests and deadly clashes between pro- and anti-Saleh troops

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Iranian President dismisses Israeli threat after meeting with Ban Ki-Moon

  /  September 24, 2012  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Iranian leaders speak out on war with Israel ahead of UN General Assembly meeting

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The power to end poverty

  /  October 3, 2011  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Ban Ki-moon NEW YORK: Growing up as a child during the Korean War, I knew poverty first hand. I saw it around me every day; I lived it. One of my earliest memories is walking read the rest…

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A global agenda for seven billion

  /  September 30, 2011  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Ban Ki-moon NEW YORK: Late next month, a child will be born — the 7th billion citizen of planet Earth. We will never know the circumstances into which he or she was born. We do read the rest…

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Dysfunctional disarmament

  /  May 19, 2011  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Ban Ki-moon GENEVA: As the United Nations Conference on Disarmament begins a seven-week session in Geneva, its future is on the line. Whereas countries and civil-society initiatives are on the move, the Conference has read the rest…

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Haiti’s moment

  /  December 8, 2010  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

  NEW YORK: Fortune has not been kind to Haiti. The pain and suffering arising from last year’s earthquake was already enormous, and has since been compounded by Hurricane Tomas and an outbreak of cholera. read the rest…

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