Peace and Security

Welcoming 'calm atmosphere' of Mozambique polls, Ban urges cooperation ahead of final results

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended the people of Mozambique for the “calm atmosphere” which prevailed during the presidential, legislative and provincial elections held in the souther Afircan country on 15 October 2014.

Ban urges Armenia, Azerbaijan to observe ceasefire agreement

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his opposition to the renewed fighting over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region in the South Caucasus, urging the Armenian and Azerbaijani sides to respect a ceasefire agreement.

Lauding peaceful polls, Ban encourages Algerians to work together to strengthen democracy

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the people and Government of Algeria on the peaceful holding of recent presidential elections and encouraged them to work together to strengthen the democratic process in the country.

UN calls for immediate release of abducted school girls in north-eastern Nigeria

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have condemned the abduction of some 100 school girls from their hostel in north-eastern Nigeria yesterday and called for their immediate release.