Ban ki-moon

Leaders need “passion and compassion” says outgoing UN chief

Leaders around the world need not just passion but also compassion to bring about change according to the outgoing United Nations Secretary-General.

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INTERVIEW: Making the 'most impossible job' a possible mission – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s last day in office is 31 December 2016. That day will be the culmination of a decade of service at the helm of the world body, during which his priorities have been to mobilize world leaders around a set of new global challenges, from climate change and economic upheaval to pandemics and increasing pressures involving food, energy and water. In addition, he has sought to be a bridge-builder, to give voice to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, and to strengthen the Organization itself.

Viennese restaurant turns Syrian refugees into “entrepreneurs”

A new “fusion” restaurant in the Austrian capital Vienna, has found the special ingredient to turn Syrian refugees into budding entrepreneurs with a chance to open their own businesses.

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SG portrait “the most special” of my career says South Korean painter

The new portrait of out-going UN chief Ban Ki-moon that was unveiled on Wednesday ranks as “the most special project I have ever worked on” says its renowned artist.

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“Full inclusion” of persons with disabilities, vital to reach SDGs

The “full inclusion and effective participation” of persons with disabilities in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals is vital if they are to succeed.

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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, Zimbabwe and Central African Republic

Probe into South Sudan July attacks points to “lack of leadership”

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Transform our world by transforming cities: UN chief

Transforming the world “for the better” means transforming our towns and cities through sustainable development and planning.

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“Surge in diplomacy for peace” needed says next UN chief

A “surge in diplomacy for peace” is needed to limit human suffering across the world, according to the UN Secretary-General-Designate, António Guterres.

Mr Guterres was officially selected as the organization’s 9th Secretary-General on Thursday.

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Volunteer orchestra looks to hit right note in front of Ban Ki-moon

An orchestra of volunteer musicians is preparing for its biggest performance yet…in front of an audience of 4,000 people which is set to include UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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UN and Africa: focus on African development, climate change and SDGs

Terrorism “threat of the century” says Chad President

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