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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.

Austrian diplomat appointed to senior UN economic affairs post

An Austrian diplomat has been appointed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to a senior post in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), it was announced today.

Top UN police, rule of law officials meet in Italy to discuss global policing

Improving the way United Nations Police help reform, restructure and rebuild national police forces in countries emerging from conflict is among the key topics at a two-day conference starting today in Italy, bringing together top officials from the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO).

Veteran diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi to head UN staff security review

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has chosen veteran diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi to chair an independent panel on the safety and security of United Nations staff worldwide, set up in the wake of the December 2007 Algiers bombing which claimed the lives of 17 of the Organization’s staff.