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New York, Sept 12 (JEN) In Kabul on Thursday , United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman met with Afghanistan's two presidential candidates, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, and underscored the world body's call for a successful conclusion to the country's election process. more
Libya: UN envoy calls for end to fighting, beginning of political process

New York, Sept 11 (JEN) The violence in Libya must stop, the United Nations envoy to that country on Wednesday reiterated, calling for “meaningful, effective” dialogue to end wha ...

UN mission in Afghanistan supports call for presidential candidates to resolve differences

New York, Sept 11 (JEN) The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Ján Kubiš, on Wednesday endorsed a call made by the Ulema Council, a key religious adviso ...

UN rights expert welcomes new Assembly resolution on debt structuring

New York, Sept 11 (JEN) A new United Nations General Assembly resolution on debt restructuring that will set up a multilateral legal framework for debtor countries to emerge from debt safely ...

New UN reports calls for major changes in global economic governance, management

New York, Sept 11 (JEN)Six years after the start of the global economic and financial crisis, the world economy has still not found a sustainable growth path, argues a new United Nations Con ...

Ban urges Afghan presidential candidates to agree on unity government

New York, Sept 10 (JEN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged the two candidates for Afghanistan’s presidency to agree on a unity Government, telling both Abdullah Abdullah a ...

UN chief lauds formation of new Government in Iraq

New York, Sept 10 (JEN) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the formation of a new inclusive Government in Iraq as “a positive step towards political stability and peace in t ...

SAMOA: Small island conference leaves ‘legacy with impact’ – UN

New York, Sept 5 (JEN) With $1.9 billion pledged in sustainable development partnerships, the United Nations on Thursday wrapped up its small island developing States conference and kicked o ...

In Auckland lecture, Ban lauds New Zealand’s ‘ingenuity and hard work’ for the UN

New York, Sept 4 (JEN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday hailed the vital contributions of New Zealand to the work of the United Nations, from peacekeeping and disarmament to gend ...

Ban appoints veteran UN official as assistant Secretary-General for peacebuilding support

New York, Sept 3 (JEN) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday announced the appointment of. Oscar Fernandez-Taranco of Argentina as Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebui ...