Ban extols UN mission in Kosovo for spurring dialogue and cooperation

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended the efforts of the United Nations mission in Kosovo for encouraging dialogue and cooperation among its communities and between Pristina and Belgrade, the respective capitals of Kosovo and Serbia.

Migiro to embark on two-nation European trip

Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro departs tomorrow for a two-nation European visit, during which she will, among other activities, meet with United Nations staff members living with HIV, it was announced today.

Ban voices hope ahead of final leg of negotiations on climate change treaty

The frozen positions preventing governments from making progress in negotiations for a new greenhouse gas emissions treaty are beginning to thaw, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday in a series of speeches in Copenhagen, aimed at cranking up the pressure on nations to finalize an ambitious new pact at a conference in the city this December.

Ban heads to Denmark to meet Prime Minister and Olympic chief

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today set off to Denmark on the second-leg of his European trip, where he is slated to meet with the country’s Prime Minister and the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Time for world to act collectively on climate change to avoid catastrophe, warns Ban

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised Sweden for using its Presidency of the European Union to spotlight the potentially catastrophic threat posed by climate change, urging world leaders to follow suit by advancing negotiations on a new and ambitious greenhouse gas reduction treaty.