Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed deep concern today at the recent escalation of violence and bloodshed in both southern Israel and the Gaza Strip that has reportedly left around a dozen people dead.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke out today against the reported killing of dozens of protesters in Syria, urging Government authorities to immediately end their military operations against civilians and answer the people''s call for reforms.
Over $1 billion was disbursed today to eight successful claimants by the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), which settles the damage claims of those who suffered losses because of Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait.
The United Nations and its diplomatic partners in the search for peace in the Middle East met separately today with Israeli and Palestinian officials in Jerusalem, with both sides agreeing to come forward with comprehensive proposals on territory and security within three months.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the people and interim authorities of Tunisia for the peaceful holding of the first free elections in the region since the start of the Arab Spring reform movement.
The United Nations political chief today called on Israel and the Palestinians to show the kind of resolve to take the kind of difficult decisions seen in the recent prisoner exchange in their search for a lasting peace.
The United Nations on Sunday renewed its commitment to help the people of Libya build a brighter future as the transitional authorities declared the full liberation of the North African nation, more than eight months after the popular uprising began.
As Tunisians prepare to vote on Sunday in the first elections to be held in the wake of this year's Arab Spring reform movement, United Nations staff are in place to assist the country to stage the ballots as peacefully and smoothly as possible.