Asia Pacific

Ban condemns series of terrorist attacks in Turkey

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today’s series of terrorist attacks in Turkey, including on the security forces, both in Istanbul and in the south-east provinces, as well as on the United States Consulate in Istanbul.

Commemorating Nagasaki bombing, Ban lauds efforts to achieve nuclear-weapon-free world

In a message commemorating the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today paid tribute to all those in the Japanese city and around the globe who are striving to rid the world of nuclear weapons.

Security Council deplores latest terrorist attacks in Afghan capital

The United Nations Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned the series of terrorist attacks that have taken place in the Afghan capital, Kabul, since last Thursday and resulted in hundreds of casualties and at least 70 deaths, including children.

UN urges halt to attacks on Afghan civilians after day of record casualties

The United Nations on Saturday called on anti-Government elements in Afghanistan to stop targeting civilian-populated areas, after a series of attacks yesterday killed at least 40 people, injured more than 300 and caused extensive damage to homes and property.

Killing of Bangladeshi blogger Niloy Neel draws UN condemnation

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as well as two independent United Nations human rights experts have condemned the killing of Niloy Neel, the fourth Bangladeshi blogger hacked to death so far this year, and called for bringing the perpetrators to justice.

Myanmar: UN allocates $9 million to rapidly scale up urgent flood relief

The top United Nations humanitarian official today allocated $9 million to help aid organizations rapidly scale up assistance in Myanmar in the wake of major flooding and monsoon rains that affected over 330,000 people and killed at least 88.

Deploring latest Afghan attack, UN calls for perpetrators to be held accountable

The top United Nations envoy in Afghanistan has condemned the killing of at least eight civilians and the injuring of more than 200 in an attack that took place in Kabul today.

‘No more Hiroshimas. No more Nagasakis,’ Ban declares on anniversary of atomic bombing

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today renewed his resolve to advance the goal of achieving a world “free of the nuclear shadow,” in a message to mark the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

Kiribati: UN backs new vaccine to protect children from life-threatening diarrhoea

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are supporting a new vaccination campaign announced today by the Government of Kiribati to protect children from a potentially killer virus.

UN experts urge Pakistan to strengthen protection of children after latest execution

United Nations human rights experts today condemned the execution in Pakistan of Shafqat Hussein, who was reportedly 14 years old when he was convicted of murder, and called on the country to strengthen the protection of children.