Citing Syria, UN Chief tells forum that governments around the world must heed demands of their people

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged governments – in particular those undergoing transitions in North Africa and the Middle East – to meet the demands of their people and promote economic and social development.

UN political team to visit Maldives for talks on democratic transition

A United Nations political team heads to the Maldives next week for talks on how to help support the Indian Ocean archipelago in its transition to democracy.