Chile

UN welcomes end to hunger strike by indigenous Chilean prisoners

The United Nations today welcomed the end of a hunger strike by dozens of imprisoned members of Chile’s indigenous Mapuche community that had lasted for nearly three months.

Ban welcomes resumption of talks with Chilean indigenous hunger strikers

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the resumption of talks by the Chilean Government to resolve a hunger strike by imprisoned Mapuche indigenous people.

Post-quake, Chilean leader vows at UN to build a better country

February’s deadly earthquake in Chile provided an opportunity to forge a better country, the country’s President Sebastian Piñera told the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate today.

Recent earthquake tops Ban’s talks with Chilean leader

The recent earthquake in Chile was the focus of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s meeting today with the South American nation’s President Sebastián Piñera.

Ban voices support for Chilean miners trapped underground

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his support for the 33 miners in northern Chile who have been trapped underground for more than three weeks.

UN experts urge Chile to put needs of the disabled into quake rebuilding plans

The United Nations committee on the rights of people with disabilities today urged the Chilean Government and the international community to include needs of the handicapped in the reconstruction plans of areas affected by the earthquake that jolted the country in February.

Chile: UNICEF to reach out to 1 million quake victims

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is providing emergency education and water services for 1 million Chilean children and their families in the wake of the powerful earthquake that struck the South American nation on 27 February.

Ban urges Member States to rally behind Chilean quake relief efforts

United Nations Member States must play their part to help Chile rebuild after last month’s deadly earthquake and tsunami, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today as he announced he has tasked senior UN officials with ensuring coordinated support for the emergency and recovery phases in the wake of the disaster.

Shelter critical need for post-quake Haiti and Chile, says Ban

Returning from seeing first-hand the destruction wrought by the earthquake that struck Chile last month, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the urgent need for shelter, which is also a priority for millions of quake survivors in Haiti.

UN stands with Chilean people, Ban says on visit to quake-damaged city

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday expressed the solidarity of the United Nations with the people of Chile as they seek to recover from last week's devastating earthquake, as he visited one of the areas hit hardest by the disaster.