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Ban calls on Hamas to immediately end rocket attacks on Israel

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Hamas to ensure an immediate end to rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel and urged all parties to work urgently to ease humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip, including the continuous flow of needed supplies.

Ban calls for end to rocket attacks from Gaza on Israel, urges continued calm

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for an immediate end to rocket attacks against Israel from Gaza and all other violence, and a continuation of the Egyptian-brokered calm in the area.

Appalling acts still persist 60 years on from pledge to prevent genocide, Ban warns

Sixty years ago to the day after the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that the world has continued to witness appalling acts that violate human dignity.

Obama phones Ban to discuss current crises and global affairs

United States President-elect Barack Obama has telephoned Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to discuss how to address current crises and strengthen the partnership between the US and the United Nations.

UN and world’s parliaments are natural allies, says Ban

National parliaments are natural allies for the United Nations in confronting global crises, from conflict prevention and peacekeeping to the current economic meltdown and climate change, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

Ban calls on Washington economic summit to tackle global warming as well

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for this weekend’s Washington summit on the global financial crisis to seize the opportunity to tackle global warming as well, stressing that such action would create jobs and boost the world’s economies.

On next leg of West African tour, Ban Ki-moon receives keys to Liberian capital

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today received the keys to the Liberian capital, Monrovia, as he arrived in the West African country for the second leg of a four-nation regional tour.

Let 2008 be the year of world’s poorest ‘bottom billion’ – Ban Ki-moon

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed that 2008 should be the year of the “bottom billion,” citing the need for renewed determination to address the needs of the poorest of the world’s poor who have been left behind by global economic growth.