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Primary education enrolment increased from 80% to 99% in North Africa over 22 years
By Ban Ki-moon The horrific war in Syria continues to worsen and bleed beyond its borders. A cold calculation seems to be taking hold: that little can be done except to arm the parties and watch the conflict rage. The international community must not abandon the people of Syria and the region to never-ending …
The international standoff was underlined Wednesday with Damascus reacting to Lakhdar Brahimi’s announcement that he will step down on May 31 by accusing him of bias and interference in domestic politics.
Warning that time was running out for the planet to avoid worst-case climate change
Egypt has weighed in on several peacekeeping efforts as well as being one of the parties involved in the debate on the Ethiopian Dam.
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 “Special Line”, said he had learnt by accident of the young man’s case and wanted to help raise the “blood …
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”.
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.
Tunisia’s dominant Islamist party Ennahda said it expected elections to take place in October.
The Secretary-General encourages Egyptians to rediscover common ground
Ban Ki-moon, others urge peace
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy addressed the issue in official letters he sent to diplomats across the world
Secretary-General urges restraint ahead of 6 October protests
Fahmy discusses roadmap, domestic affairs and foreign policy in UN address
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.
UN calls for the government to act transparently in the judicial process
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon calls on Egyptians to “reconsider their current actions and language.”
Ministry of Foreign Affairs source defends government response, saying violence “regrettable” but police were “provoked”
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
The UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime annual report
The Egyptian delegate says the Arab bloc at the United Nations will take action if Israel continues to violate rights of Muslims and Christians
The UN Secretary General says cooperation with the Arab League is vital and the special envoy would remain in his post.
The UN secretary general highlighted the importance of giving meaningful aid to countries in transition
Ban and western countries have raised concerns about interference in the government by the Mali military,
“Please remember that we are loaning our future from our next generation”
Will travel to Ramallah and Israel
The transition deal was signed after months of anti-government protests and deadly clashes between pro- and anti-Saleh troops
Iranian leaders speak out on war with Israel ahead of UN General Assembly meeting
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 up a muddy track into the mountains to escape the fighting, my village burning behind me and wondering what would …
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 know that the baby will enter a world of vast and unpredictable change — environmental, economic, geopolitical, technological, and demographic. …