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Stand for Civil Society! President Obama to Host Forum at UN General Assembly

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Tune in on Monday from 3 to 4 p.m. at whitehouse.gov/live or youtube.com/whitehouse as President Obama hosts a High Level Event on Supporting Civil Society in New York on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly. Civil society representatives play a critical role — voicing the views of citizens, holding governments accountable, and forging […]

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Secretary-General appalled by terrorist attack on church in Pakistan

By   /  September 22, 2013  /  All News  /  No Comments

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras  (file photo) 22 September 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he is “appalled” by today’s terrorist attack on a Christian church in north-western Pakistan, and urged the Government to do everything possible to find and bring the perpetrators to justice. The bombing reportedly killed more than 75 people […]

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Ahead of General Assembly summit, UN and AU chiefs discuss stronger partnership

By   /  September 22, 2013  /  All News  /  No Comments

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas 22 September 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, today discussed ways to further strengthen the relationship between the two organizations. “The Secretary-General thanked Ms. Dlamini-Zuma for the African Union’s […]

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Ban meets leaders of Kosovo and Serbia on sidelines of General Assembly summit

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras  (file photo) 22 September 2013 – Ban meets leaders of Kosovo and Serbia on sidelines of General Assembly summit The current situation in Kosovo and the ongoing Belgrade-Pristina dialogue topped discussions today as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Hashim Thaçi, Representative of the Kosovo Authorities, and with Serbian President […]

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‘Name dispute’ tops agenda in UN chief’s meeting with Greek Foreign Minister

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with Evangelos Venizelos, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Greece. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard 22 September 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today met with the Greek Foreign Minister to discuss United Nations-led talks between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in the dispute over the latter’s […]

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PM Stephen Harper to welcome Italian PM Enrico Letta to Canada

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OTTAWA – Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that he will welcome Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta to Canada on September 22-23, 2013, as part of an official visit to the country. “Italy is an important friend and valued ally to Canada,” said the Prime Minister. “We are both committed to building on shared priorities, […]

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Ban strongly condemns ‘totally reprehensible’ terrorist act in Nairobi

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issues statement on the terrorist attack at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas 22 September 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack at a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, and urged the perpetrators to be brought to justice as soon […]

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Peacekeeping, development in focus as UN chief meets Chinese Foreign Minister

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with Foreign Minister Wang Yi of the People’s Republic of China. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas 22 September 2013 – United Nations peacekeeping and a global sustainable development in the years after 2015 were on the agenda during talks today between Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. During their […]

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On margins of General Assembly summit, Ban discusses Syria with Arab League officials

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  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with Nabil Elaraby, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas 22 September 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today met with Nabil Elaraby, the head of the League of Arab States, reiterating the need for a political solution to end the ongoing conflict in Syria, and aid the […]

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Asian, Pacific countries adopt agreement on reproductive health at UN conference

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A mother and her newborn baby at the Maternal and Child Health Training Institute for medically needy in Dhaka. UN Photo/Kibae Park 22 September 2013 – Gender equality and reproductive health are indispensable to sustainable development, and must be a key part of the post-2015 development agenda, participants said at a United Nations-organized regional conference […]

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