Americas

In Cuba, Ban spotlights sustainable development, human rights, gender-based violence

Peace and security, sustainable development and human rights are on the agenda at the second summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), which opens in Cuba today and where United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivered a wide-ranging address.

Marking fourth anniversary of Haiti earthquake, UN pledges ongoing support to country's recovery

United Nations officials are calling on the international community to increase aid to Haiti on the fourth anniversary of the devastating earthquake that struck the impoverished country, as well as pledging the Organization's ongoing solidarity with the Haitian people and Government.

Senior UN officials urge ‘Group of 77’ nations to work collectively on anti-poverty goals

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the General Assembly President John Ashe, today urged the bloc of developing countries known as the “Group of 77 and China” to work collectively towards reaching the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the 2015 deadline.