Egypt

Egypt: Ban voices alarm after fresh round of deadly clashes in Cairo

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on transitional authorities in Egypt to show restraint after several days of clashes between security forces and protesters in the capital, Cairo, have reportedly killed at least 10 people and injured hundreds more.

Egypt: Ban welcomes peaceful and enthusiastic conduct of first round of voting

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended Egyptians for the enthusiastic and relatively calm conduct of voting in their country’s first elections since the long-standing regime of Hosni Mubarak was overthrown.

Ban voices deep concern over continuing violence in Egypt

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced deep concern over the continuing deadly violence in Egypt in recent days and urged the country's transitional authorities to ensure that all citizens can enjoy basic human rights.

UN rights chief deplores killing of protesters in Egypt

The United Nations human rights chief today deplored the role of Egypt’s military and security forces in attempting to suppress recent protests demanding a return to civilian rule, particularly the reported killing of some 30 protesters, and called for an independent probe into the abuses.

Egypt: Ban leads UN concern after deadly crackdown against protesters

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and four independent United Nations human rights experts today voiced alarm at the violent crackdown on protesters in Egypt, and urged the country’s interim authorities to guarantee the protection of key liberties ahead of next week’s parliamentary elections.

Voicing concern at recent breaches, UN calls on Egypt to ensure basic rights

The United Nations human rights office today voiced concern at recent events in Egypt, including the military trial and jailing of a blogger/activist, and called on the interim authorities to ensure full respect for basic freedoms.

UN calls for independent probe into latest Egyptian clashes

The United Nations human rights office today voiced its regret over the loss of life in the violent clashes on Sunday in the Egyptian capital and called on authorities to carry out an impartial and independent investigation into the incident.

Ban voices deep sadness after killing of protesters in Egyptian capital

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced deep sadness at last night’s clashes in Cairo that have reportedly left at least 24 people dead and called on all Egyptians to preserve “the spirit of the historic changes” that took place earlier this year.

Intensified efforts needed to end Middle East conflict, Egypt tells UN debate

Egypt’s Foreign Minister today issued a call at the United Nations for stepped-up efforts to end the Middle East conflict, accusing Israel of prolonging negotiations for the sake of it and carrying out actions that prevent a solution from being reached.

Ban discusses Egypt’s democratic transition process with Foreign Minister

Egypt’s transition to democracy following the ouster of the regime of Hosni Mubarak was among the issues discussed in a meeting between Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the country’s Foreign Minister on the margins of the annual United Nations General Assembly.