Ban urges peaceful resolution of differences which led to removal of Paraguay’s leader

Ahead of a regional meeting on Paraguay, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all concerned to “work in the days ahead to ensure the peaceful resolution of differences” which led to the removal of the South American country’s president.

Historic forts on Panama’s coastline placed on List of World Heritage in Danger

Citing environmental factors, lack of maintenance and uncontrollable urban developments, the World Heritage Committee today placed an historic Panamanian property on its list of endangered world heritage.

Ban pays tribute to late scholar, friend and UN partner Dr. J. Michael Adams

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced sadness at the death of Dr. J. Michael Adams, President of the International Association of University Presidents, paying tribute to the late scholar who was also a friend of the United Nations and its chief.

Amid global uncertainty, G20 summit in Mexico must achieve real results – Ban

Next week’s summit of the Group of 20 (G20) leading economies must achieve meaningful results, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has told world leaders, stressing the need to tackle the global jobs crisis, ensure green growth and promote sustainable development.