UNESCO head speaks out against murder of Mexican reporter

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with upholding press freedom today condemned the killing of a radio presenter in Mexico, stressing that the murder affects the whole of Mexican society.

World is over-armed and peace is under-funded, Ban tells civil society forum

Noting that global military spending is now well over $1 trillion and rising every day, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today once again called for ridding the world of nuclear weapons, exhorting civil society groups in particular to continue to speak out against the scourge.

Ban arrives in Mexico for talks with President and disarmament conference

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is slated to meet Mexican President Felipe Calderón this afternoon in the North American country’s capital, where climate change, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and human rights will be among the subjects for discussion.

UN Court rules against United States on execution of Mexican

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, found today that the United States had breached its orders when Texas last year executed a Mexican national who had not been informed on arrest of his right to contact his consular representatives.