Peacebuilding role of women underscored

Peacebuilding role of women underscored

(New York) – The urgent drive to bring women into their rightful place at the heart of building peace and security “must never stop,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has told the Security Council, calling for key steps towards that goal, including holding all UN peace operations accountable for putting women and girls at the […]

UNSC receives report on use of chemical weapons in Syria

UNSC receives report on use of chemical weapons in Syria

(New York) – United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, submitted a joint UN-Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, OPCW, report to the Security Council, outlining in-depth investigation into, as well as the findings, assessments and conclusions of, nine selected cases related to incidents involving the use of chemicals weapons in Syria. According to a statement […]

Ban Ki-moon favours woman as successor

Ban Ki-moon favours woman as successor

(New York) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed the hope that a woman would succeed him and lead the UN since its establishment is 1945. “It’s high time now for a female secretary-general after eight men at the helm of the world organisation”, he said. Eleven candidates, including five women, are now in the […]

Palestinians losing hope under ‘stifling’ Israeli occupation

Palestinians losing hope under ‘stifling’ Israeli occupation

(New York) – Amid ongoing violence in the Middle East, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated that he can understand why Palestinians are losing hope in the face of nearly 50 years of Israeli occupation, a statement that has provoked criticism that he was “giving terror a tailwind.” “Young people especially are losing hope,” […]

Sheikh Abdullah meets UN Secretary-General

Sheikh Abdullah meets UN Secretary General

(New York) – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister of the UAE, has met with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on the sidelines of the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly. They discussed ways of enhancing and promoting relations between the UAE and the UN through their humanitarian and developmental partnership, […]

UN meeting on migration and refugee movements held

UN meeting on migration and refugee movements held

(New York) – A high-level meeting was converged by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon high- at the UN Headquarters on migration and refugee movements. The UAE statement in the meeting was read by Ahmed Al Jarman, Assistant Foreign Minister for Political Affairs, who thanked the Secretary General for convening such an important meeting which […]

UAE is strongest partners to UN: Ban Ki-moon

UAE is strongest partners to UN: Ban Ki-moon

(Dubai) – The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, said that the UAE has demonstrated its strong commitment to the UN through its humanitarian and peace keeping missions in the region. Speaking to the Emirates News Agency, WAM, on the sidelines of the Government Summit in Dubai, the Secretary-General said, “The United Arab Emirates is one […]

Gargash meets UN Secretary General

Gargash meets UN Secretary General

(New York) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon received UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash. During the meeting, the Secretary-General enquired about the health condition of UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and asked Dr. Gargash to convey his regards to His Highness and his […]

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