UN Affairs

Enlarging Security Council essential to defeating global crises, France tells UN

The membership of the Security Council and other key international institutions must be urgently broadened if the world is to overcome its most acute crises, French President Nicolas Sarkozy told the General Assembly’s high-level debate today.

At ceremony for Baghdad victims, Ban renews pledge to protect UN staff worldwide

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his pledge to protect United Nations staff around the world, as he met in Geneva with the families of the victims and survivors of the deadly 2003 terrorist attack on the world body's headquarters in Iraq.