Geopolitics
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New York, Nov 6 (JEN): United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson has urged greater national ownership and more funding towards security sector reform as part of an effort to strengthen the links between peace and security, development, and human rights. more
UN official to visit Maldives ahead of presidential poll

New York, Nov 6 (JEN): A senior United Nations political official will begin a two-day mission to the Maldives on Wednesday to meet with key actors and government officials prior to the pre ...

Ban urges action for development in Sahel region

New York, Nov 6 (JEN): “We are here for you,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told people of the Sahel Tuesday, kicking off a visit to the region with international ...

Ban concerned over deadlock between Turkish & Greek Cypriot

New York, Nov 2 (JEN): Concerned by the deadlock in the negotiations between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday expressed the ...

Kosovo: Ban urges widest participation in Sunday's polls

New York, Nov 2 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for a respect for diversity and wide participation in this weekend's municipal elections in Kosovo.

Mali: Ban welcomes Netherlands' contribution to peacekeeping

New York, Nov 2 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday welcomed the decision of the Government of the Netherlands to supply personnel and equipment to the United Nations ...

Geneva conference to include Syrian government, opposition: UN

New York, Nov 2 (JEN): The proposed Geneva II conference to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis must include representatives from the Government as well as the opposition, the Jo ...

UN urges Belarus to strengthen right to elect

New York, Nov 1 (): Belarus is the only country in Europe with no opposition in parliament, a United Nations independent expert has said urging the Government to strengthen the right to ele ...

International court briefs UN on progress, challenges

New York, Nov 1 (JEN): Senior officials from the top United Nations judicial body – the International Court of Justice (ICJ) – and from the International Criminal Court, brief ...

Bangladesh: Ban urges restraint, respect for rule of law

New York, Nov 1 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is concerned about the latest wave of deadly violence in Bangladesh ahead of parliamentary elections due by January.