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UN chief renews appeal for peaceful solution

UN chief renews appeal for peaceful solution

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon remains very concerned over the heightened tensions and continuing violence in Bangladesh and renewed his appeal to all political leaders for a peaceful resolution to the crisis. “I think as we're seeing these heightened tensions and the continuing violence, political violence we're seeing in Bangladesh, and again, he renews...

AL, BNP to reply to UN chief's letters

AL, BNP to reply to UN chief's letters

The Awami League and the BNP have decided to reply to the UN secretary general's letters calling for dialogue. While the AL is to decline the suggestion for talks, the BNP would say its agitation would continue unless there was meaningful dialogue. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon recently wrote to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina...

UN chief writes to Hasina, Khaleda

UN chief writes to Hasina, Khaleda

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has recently sent letters to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, saying that UN Assistant Secretary General Oscar Fernandez-Taranco is acting on current political impasse of Bangladesh on behalf of the secretary general. UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq informed The Daily Star via email received...

LAW NEWS

Putting people at the centre of development

Putting people at the centre of development

THE senior United Nations officials on February 5, 2015 addressed the Commission for Social Development as it marked the 20th anniversary of the Copenhagen Declaration regarding 'the need to put people at the centre of development' with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. He said that, the world's current generation is the first who is able...

Ebola outbreak can be ended by 2015: Ban

Ebola outbreak can be ended by 2015: Ban

The deadly Ebola outbreak can be ended "by the middle of next year" if the world speeds up its response, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said. But he warned that although the rate of new cases was slowing in parts of West Africa, Mali - where six people have died - was now...

UN chief defends returning Ebola aid workers

UN chief defends returning Ebola aid workers

  UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said discrimination against aid workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "unacceptable". Strict quarantine rules are hampering aid efforts when more health workers are needed in order to deal with the crisis, he told BBC News in Nairobi. International efforts have been insufficient but are...

UN launches urgent Ebola aid appeal

UN launches urgent Ebola aid appeal

Ban Ki-moon has launched another urgent appeal for funds to help fight Ebola after a United Nations drive for donations fell short of its target. The UN chief said a $1bn trust fund he launched in September has received just $100,000 (£62,000) so far. Our latest overview of the West Africa #EbolaOutbreak: http://t.co/HP1CoFwSS2 pic.twitter.com/nrjLCIWiSE via...

Ban Ki-moon, Biswal shower praises on Hasina

Ban Ki-moon, Biswal shower praises on Hasina

Friends of Bangladesh including United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon have showered praises on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her invaluable contribution to world peace and security side by side with stellar development in the country. They also lauded Hasina for her firm stance against terrorism and militancy and achieving millennium development goals by...

UN CLIMATE SUMMIT

China pledges emissions action

China pledges emissions action

China has pledged for the first time to take firm action to tackle climate change, telling a UN summit it aims to make deep emissions cuts by 2020. Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli said China's carbon emissions - the world's highest - would soon peak. US President Barack Obama said climate change was moving faster than efforts...

Global protests over climate change

Global protests over climate change

Protests in many countries to demand urgent action on climate change have kicked off, with over 2,000 marches taking place around the world. The People's Climate March has been organised to call for action to curb carbon emissions ahead of the UN climate summit in New York next week. Tens of thousands of people took...

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