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UN chief pledges help on talks to reunify Cyprus

United Nations chief Ban Ki-Moon has promised to lend his support to rival Cypriot leaders as they engage in complex talks aimed at reunifying the divided island…

United Nations chief Ban Ki-Moon has promised to lend his support to rival Cypriot leaders as they engage in complex talks aimed at reunifying the divided island…

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UN seeks new sanctions on North Korea after nuclear test

The United Nations has strongly condemned North Korea’s fifth and most powerful nuclear test to date, agreeing immediately to draw up significant new sanctions.

The United Nations has strongly condemned North Korea’s fifth and most powerful nuclear test to date, agreeing immediately to draw up significant new sanctions.

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Portugal's Antonio Guterres 'still in the lead' in UN top spot ballot

A second secret UN Security Council ballot suggests former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres remains the front-runner to become the United Nations’ next…

A second secret UN Security Council ballot suggests former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres remains the front-runner to become the United Nations’ next…

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Ban says Greece needs more help to cope with migrants

The UN Secretary General has urged countries to do more to help Greece cope with Europe’s migrant crisis as it struggles with its own economic hardship.

The UN Secretary General has urged countries to do more to help Greece cope with Europe’s migrant crisis as it struggles with its own economic hardship.

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Interview with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

This week on the Global Conversation, Isabelle Kumar speaks with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the state of world affairs and his last six months in office.

This week on the Global Conversation, Isabelle Kumar speaks with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the state of world affairs and his last six months in office.

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Controversial World Humanitarian Summit opens

Despite criticism from some NGO’s that it is simply ‘a fig-leaf of good intentions’ the first World Humanitarian Summit has opened in…

Despite criticism from some NGO’s that it is simply ‘a fig-leaf of good intentions’ the first World Humanitarian Summit has opened in…

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EU 'concerned' about Austria's fence along border with Italy

The European Union’s executive arm says it is concerned that Austria is building a border fence and control station at the country’s main Alpine

The European Union’s executive arm says it is concerned that Austria is building a border fence and control station at the country’s main Alpine

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UN: delegates set to sign historic climate change deal

Delegates from more than 165 states are at the United Nations in New York to sign an historic deal to slow down climate change. #EarthDay - the

Delegates from more than 165 states are at the United Nations in New York to sign an historic deal to slow down climate change. #EarthDay - the

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Refugee crisis: 'Exponential increase in global solidarity' needed - UN

The refugee and displacement crisis “demands an exponential increase in global solidarity,” the United Nations Secretary-General said in Geneva. Ban

The refugee and displacement crisis “demands an exponential increase in global solidarity,” the United Nations Secretary-General said in Geneva. Ban

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Burundi: Ban Ki-moon wins pledge of 'inclusive dialogue'

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on a visit to Burundi has persuaded President Pierre Nkurunziza and the opposition to engage in 'inclusive dialogue' to try to end the bloodshed in the central African

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on a visit to Burundi has persuaded President Pierre Nkurunziza and the opposition to engage in 'inclusive dialogue' to try to end the bloodshed in the central African

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Ban Ki Moon dismisses Netanyahu's "bolstering terrorism" accusation

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon has not taken his tongue-lashing from Israel’s leader Bejamin Netanyahu lying down. Netanyahu said Ban’s

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon has not taken his tongue-lashing from Israel’s leader Bejamin Netanyahu lying down. Netanyahu said Ban’s

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Israeli PM says UN Secretary General's words 'bolster terrorism'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of bolstering terrorism with comments he made about plans to

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of bolstering terrorism with comments he made about plans to

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Deal or no deal? Crunch week for COP21 climate negotiations

It is crunch time at the COP 21 in Paris – will efforts to reach a climate change deal bear fruit? As the summit enters its final week, UN Secretary

It is crunch time at the COP 21 in Paris – will efforts to reach a climate change deal bear fruit? As the summit enters its final week, UN Secretary

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UN tells world leaders to cooperate over ISIL

Meeting at the annual East Asian summit in Malaysia, world leaders have been urged to cooperate in rooting out terrorism. Days after the Security

Meeting at the annual East Asian summit in Malaysia, world leaders have been urged to cooperate in rooting out terrorism. Days after the Security

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Mideast: the personal and the political

Thousands of people have attended the funeral of a 24-year-old Palestinian shot dead in the West Bank. Odai Masalma was killed after he attacked an

Thousands of people have attended the funeral of a 24-year-old Palestinian shot dead in the West Bank. Odai Masalma was killed after he attacked an

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Ban Ki-moon flies to Israel and the West Bank amid spiralling violence

Ban Ki-moon is expected in Israel and the West Bank for an unscheduled visit prompted by the month-long wave of violence in the region. Ahead of his

Ban Ki-moon is expected in Israel and the West Bank for an unscheduled visit prompted by the month-long wave of violence in the region. Ahead of his

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Martin Schulz attacks 'cynical' EU governments over migrants crisis

The head of the European Parliament says the "glaring failures" of some European countries to accept refugees are turning the Mediterranean into a mass grave and creating gruesome scenes at borders.

The head of the European Parliament says the "glaring failures" of some European countries to accept refugees are turning the Mediterranean into a mass grave and creating gruesome scenes at borders.

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CAR: UN peacekeeping chief resigns amid fresh abuse allegations

The head of the UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic has resigned. It comes amid a fresh round of allegations of sexual abuse and

The head of the UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic has resigned. It comes amid a fresh round of allegations of sexual abuse and

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North Korea cancels Ban Ki-moon visit

The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says a rare visit to North Korea has been cancelled because Pyongyang has retracted its approval

The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says a rare visit to North Korea has been cancelled because Pyongyang has retracted its approval

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Ban Ki-moon praises healthcare workers in Ebola-hit African countries

During a trip to Sierra Leone and Liberia the United Nation’s Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has praised healthcare workers fighting the Ebola virus

During a trip to Sierra Leone and Liberia the United Nation’s Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has praised healthcare workers fighting the Ebola virus

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Conchita Wurst in UN call to end LGBT discrimination

Eurovision drag diva Conchita Wurst met UN chief Ban Ki-moon in Vienna to call for an end to discrimination based on sexual orientation. Ban

Eurovision drag diva Conchita Wurst met UN chief Ban Ki-moon in Vienna to call for an end to discrimination based on sexual orientation. Ban

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Climate change future looks sandy

Former wetlands in north-west China (Gansu province) have been sucked dry as the climate has changed. It is a stark warning that we can expect other

Former wetlands in north-west China (Gansu province) have been sucked dry as the climate has changed. It is a stark warning that we can expect other