Ban Ki-Moon

23.11.2016

Seeking Nuclear Disarmament in Dangerous Times

Seeking Nuclear Disarmament in Dangerous Times

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has championed efforts for nations to make good on their pledges to abolish nuclear weapons. In 2009 he published a five-point proposal for nuclear disarmament, urging nuclear weapons states in particular to fulfill their promises under the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to negotiate for the total elimination… »

10.10.2016

World Congress in Berlin Demands Demilitarization of Minds

World Congress in Berlin Demands Demilitarization of Minds

By Ramesh Jaura BERLIN (IDN) – “Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed,” declares the Preamble to the Constitution of UNESCO. This is also the crux of the message emerging from the… »

31.08.2016

Kazakhstan Leads the Way to a Nuclear-Weapon Free World

Kazakhstan Leads the Way to a Nuclear-Weapon Free World

By Ramesh Jaura and Katsuhiro Asagiri ASTANA (IDN) – As divisions between States on how to achieve nuclear disarmament grow, countries like Kazakhstan must lead the way to common ground and inclusive dialogue. Such leadership is urgently needed to make our world truly secure, said UN Secretary-General… »

19.08.2016

Why Is Global Community Ignoring Slaughter of Yemeni Children?

Why Is Global Community Ignoring Slaughter of Yemeni Children?

Human Wrongs Watch By Catherine Shakdam* 14 August 2016 (RT) – Following 18 months of violence, engineered starvation and a blatant media blackout, Yemen’s suffering has risen to the surface – one hot bubbling shame, the one conflict few have dared discuss for fear of financial repercussions. I realize… »

18.08.2016

Time for a Woman to Lead the UN

Time for a Woman to Lead the UN

Human Wrongs Watch By Lyndal Rowlands* UNITED NATIONS, Aug 17 2016 (IPS) – Judging by the latest polls it now seems more likely that the United States will have a female President in 2016, than the United Nations will have… »

15.08.2016

‘Youth Directly Affected by the Tragic Contradictions Prevailing Today’

‘Youth Directly Affected by the Tragic Contradictions Prevailing Today’

Human Wrongs Watch 12 August 2016 – The world’s young people – who make up the largest generation of youth in history – can lead a global drive to break the patterns of the past and set the world on course to a more sustainable future, United Nations Secretary-General… »

07.08.2016

‘No More Hiroshimas. No More Nagasakis. Never Again’

‘No More Hiroshimas. No More Nagasakis. Never Again’

Human Wrongs Watch With global tensions rising and progress on nuclear disarmament hard to find, “the world needs the Hibakusha spirit more than ever,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 6 August 2016 said, citing the determination and perseverance of those survivors of… »

05.08.2016

The First-Ever Olympic Refugee Team

The First-Ever Olympic Refugee Team

Human Wrongs Watch United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 4 August 2016 paid a visit to the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he encouraged refugee athletes to show the world their… »

28.07.2016

‘We All Have to Do What We Can’ to Prevent Sexual Exploitation and Abuse – Jane Holl Lute

‘We All Have to Do What We Can’ to Prevent Sexual Exploitation and Abuse – Jane Holl Lute

Human Wrongs Watch UNITED NATIONS, 26 July 2016 – The United Nations has a “zero tolerance” policy towards sexual abuse by anyone working under the blue flag. The matter is one of such weight for the Organization that earlier this year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Jane Holl… »

22.07.2016

Germany, UN push for new Syria peace talks

Germany, UN push for new Syria peace talks

German Foreign Minister Steinmeier and UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura are attempting to reinvigorate peace talks between warring factions in Syria. A new round of talks could begin as early as August. “The current situation in Syria is anything but satisfactory,” said German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in… »

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