Ban ki-Moon

U.N. Chief Sorry for World Body’s Role in Haiti Cholera Outbreak

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Dec 2 – Outgoing United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon apologized to the people of Haiti on Thursday for the world body’s role in a deadly cholera outbreak blamed on Nepali U.N. peacekeepers that has killed more than 9,300 people. Haiti was free of cholera until 2010, when the peacekeepers dumped

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Hollande awards France’s Legion of Honour to U.N.’s Ban Ki-moon

PARIS, Nov 18 – United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon received the Legion of Honour from French President Francois Hollande on Thursday for his contributions to tackling climate change. The South Korean diplomat helped push through the 2015 Paris Agreement, a deal aimed at moving away from fossil fuels to cleaner energies that was signed

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Global Climate Change Action “Unstoppable” Despite Trump – UN’s Ban

MARRAKESH, Morocco, Nov 15  – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday action on climate change has become “unstoppable”, and he expressed hopes that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump would drop plans to quit a global accord aimed at weaning the world off fossil fuels. At a meeting of almost 200 nations in Morocco to work

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Saudi Deputy Crown Prince, U.N. Chief Talk Protecting Yemen’s Children

By Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, June 22 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Saudi Arabia’s powerful deputy crown prince on Wednesday and the pair discussed improving civilian protection in Yemen after a U.N. report briefly blacklisted a Saudi-led coalition for killing children. Ban removed the coalition from the blacklist earlier this

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U.N. Chief Blasts Saudi Pressure After Yemen Coalition Blacklisting

By Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, June 9 – United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday that Saudi Arabia had exerted “unacceptable” undue pressure on the world body after a U.N. report blacklisted a Saudi-led military coalition for killing children in Yemen. Riyadh had threatened to cut its funding of U.N. programs

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MSF Slams Major U.N. Powers Over Hospital Attacks

By Michelle Nichols and Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, May 4 – Medical aid charity Medecins Sans Frontieres on Tuesday slammed four of five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council for ties to attacks on hospitals in Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan as the council demanded an end to such strikes. The 15-member council unanimously

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U.N. Chief Urges Rival South Sudan Leaders to Form Government Soon

By Denis Dumo JUBA, April 18  – U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged the leaders of war-torn South Sudan to form a transitional government quickly and roll out other parts of a fragile peace deal aimed at ending more than two years of conflict. Ban made the comments in telephone calls on Sunday with

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U.N. Chief Urges Countries To Resettle Syrian Refugees

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, March 30  – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on all countries on Wednesday to accept nearly half a million Syrian refugees for resettlement over the next three years. Ban, kicking off a ministerial conference hosted by the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR in Geneva, said: “This demands an exponential increase in global

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Funding Humanity

By Leila Hatoum At a time when global powers are spending over $1.7 trillion annually on arms and military programs, the world falls $15 billion short of financing global humanitarian projects to alleviate the suffering of over 125 million people. These are the victims of armed conflicts, poverty, and natural disasters, and are in dire

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