On international day, UN spotlights history and power of jazz in building peace

Jazz is a universal message of peace that harmonizes rhythm and meaning, carries values significant for every woman and man, and provides unique opportunities for mutual understanding, the top United Nations cultural official said today, as music enthusiasts around the world celebrate International Jazz Day.

On UN Day, Ban calls for renewed commitment to building a better world for all

On the occasion of United Nations Day, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on individuals and the international community to reaffirm their commitment to building a better world, while also highlighting the importance of cooperation in these efforts.

Ban marks centenary of birth of former Secretary-General U Thant

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of U Thant, the third Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon today honoured the Myanmarese diplomat and paid tribute to the mark he made in the quest for peace.

Global model UN conference seeks to tap world leaders of tomorrow

The United Nations today launched a mobilization campaign for the first annual Global Model UN conference in Geneva next year to enhance its cooperation with the young people who will become the world’s future leaders.

UN Headquarters plays host to popular US radio talk shows for a day

Thousands of radio listeners in the United States heard the airwaves buzz with news and views about the United Nations on Thursday when the Organization’s Headquarters in New York served as the venue for daily broadcasts by popular radio talk shows.

Ban Ki-moon pays tribute to role of former international civil servants

The former staff of the United Nations can play a vital role as mentors and guides “to a whole new generation of international civil servants” at a time when the Organization is facing unprecedented demands, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

Mourning fallen UN staff, Deputy-Secretary-General calls for increased protection

As United Nations staff this morning gathered at Headquarters to remember their colleagues who died in the service of the world body, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro called on Member States to increase protection for UN personnel.

UN ‘uniquely placed’ to lead effort to advance global good – Ban Ki-moon

The United Nations is “uniquely placed” to lead efforts to tackle climate change, global health, counter-terrorism and disarmament, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging participants at a Model UN conference today to act as catalysts for change in support of the world body’s work.

Three senior UN appointments unveiled by Ban Ki-moon

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the details of three new appointments to senior positions in the world body in positions ranging from peacekeeping to the new mission in Chad and the Central African Republic (CAR) to the ombudsman’s office.

UN flag now a target, warns head of staff security review panel

Although the United Nations flag used to provide protection, it is now becoming a target, the head of an independent panel tasked by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to assess the safety and security of the world body's staff worldwide cautioned today.