Peace and Security

UNESCO chief denounces killing of Tanzanian journalist

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today condemned the recent killing of a Tanzanian journalist, and urged an investigation into the case.

Secretary-General discusses range of global issues with France's Foreign Minister

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met today with the Foreign Minister of France, Laurent Fabius, for talks which covered a range of issues on the global agenda.

Ban welcomes Papua New Guinea’s decision to go forward with elections

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the decision by Papua New Guinea to carry out elections within the timeframe stipulated by the constitution, following recent uncertainties in relation to the country’s next parliamentary elections, and stressed that they should be carried out in a transparent and peaceful manner.