UN calls for restraint following violence in former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

The United Nations today called for restraint and calm in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia following violence directed at democratic institutions and elected officials.

Ban reports progress in efforts to end Equatorial Guinea-Gabon border dispute

The leaders of Equatorial Guinea and Gabon today reiterated their commitment to submit their longstanding border dispute to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), with the aim of resolving the matter as soon as possible, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reported today.

Armenia escalating dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijani leader tells UN

Armenia favours escalation over negotiating a durable solution to the conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, the President of Azerbaijan said at the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate today.

UN must boost mediation capacity for dispute settlement, says Ban

With the peaceful settlement of disputes a key element of the United Nations’ mission, the world body’s mediation capacity – which is thwarted by the limited number of experienced mediators and the lack of sufficient financial resources – must be bolstered, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said.

Annan 'utterly condemns' suicide bombing in Indian-controlled part of Kashmir

Secretary-General Kofi Annan "utterly condemns" Monday's terrorist suicide bombing in Srinagar in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir, his spokesman in New York said today.