World Humanitarian

In Burkina Faso, UN chief praises country's hard-won gains to consolidate democracy and development

Burkina Faso is making a solid comeback, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today in the country's capital, Ouagadougou, where he praised the Burkinabe Government and people for their perseverance during a series of tests in recent years, and who with UN support, are firmly on a path to consolidating democratic gains and ensure sustainable development.

UN development agenda seeks to reach 'those farthest behind,' Ban tells Human Rights Council

At the opening of the 31st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, senior UN officials emphasized the powerful link between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the right to development, highlighting that people on the front lines of armed conflict and humanitarian need are hoping the Organization can help ease their suffering.

2030 Agenda's promise of well-managed migration and mobility must become a reality – UN deputy chief

The promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is that well-managed migration and mobility will benefit migrants and their families as well as countries of origin and destination, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General said today, urging Member States to work together to “make sure this promise becomes a reality.”

Displaced people need to be given opportunity to rebuild their lives, Ban says at camp in DR Congo

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his call for support from Member States to resolve such global humanitarian issues as the refugee and migrant crisis and ensuring human dignity for all, during a visit to a site hosting internally displaced persons (IDPs) in North Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

World Humanitarian Summit must be 'turning point' in cooperation to tackle crises – UN chief

World leaders must come together in 2016 to renew their commitments to humanity and unite to prevent and end crisis and reduce vulnerability, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, telling UN Member States that the World Humanitarian Summit will provide an opportunity for “concrete steps towards ending the suffering experienced by billions of people today.”