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The death penalty has no place in the 21st century, says UN chief Ban Ki-moon, calling on all States to take concrete steps towards abolishing or no longer practicing this form of punishment.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his grave concern at the deepening crisis in Iraq and the rising number of civilian deaths and injuries.
The UN human rights chief has condemned the recently reported “cold-blooded” mass executions in Iraq and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged that those responsible be brought to justice.
Despite significant gains, the HIV/AIDS epidemic is far from over, UN officials said yesterday (6 June), calling for greater political commitment, investment and innovation.
United Nations officials have welcomed the initiative announced by President Barack Obama to limit emissions from power plants in the United States.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged all parties to continue to call for calm among their supporters and to work together to consolidate democracy following the general election in Malawi.
The Security Council has extended the UN Mission in South Sudan and revised its mandate to give priority to protecting civilians.
Gross human rights abuses have been committed by both sides in the brutal conflict that erupted in South Sudan at the end of last year, says a new report from the UN.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon and Joint UN-League of Arab States Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi want Syria to reconsider plans for a June presidential election.
As voters across Afghanistan cast their ballots in the presidential and provincial council elections, the top UN official there congratulated them for participating in a “historic moment”.
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