UN to provide food for tens of thousands hit by floods in Colombia, deep freeze in Peru

The United Nations is helping to provide emergency food to nearly 100,000 people after the worst floods in decades in Colombia and the coldest weather in 30 years in Peru brought even more misery to over 1 million of Latin America’s most impoverished inhabitants.

Ban Ki-moon pledges UN commitment as Haiti strives to build on achievements

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Haiti to consolidate its gains so far on the security front by strengthening the rule of law, reforming the judiciary and fighting corruption, and has pledged the continued engagement of the United Nations in the country.

Secretary-General departs for two-day visit to Haiti

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon departed New York today for a two-day visit to Haiti, where he will meet with Government officials, as well as representatives from churches, civil society and the private sector.

Secretary-General welcomes Guatemalan approval of body to probe armed groups

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has applauded today’s decision by the Guatemalan legislature to approve an independent body to investigate the presence and activities of illegal armed groups in the Central American country.