Afghanistan donor conference in Paris
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon participates in an international donor conference for Afghanistan in Paris on June 12, 2008. The conference hopes to raise $50 billion to aid in the rebuilding of Afghanistan. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)
Fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo continued Tuesday, a government spokesman said, two days before a visit by the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
There's a risk that the short-range missile tests by North Korea will escalate tensions in the region, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
Veteran U.N. envoy Bert Koenders will be tasked with helping Mali ensure political stability and regain territorial integrity, the U.N. secretary-general said.
All parties to the conflict in Nigeria are called on to do their utmost to ensure international laws are respected, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday his government would do what it could to advance efforts to investigate claims of chemical weapons in Syria.
Russia says the delivery of anti-ship cruise missiles to Syria is fully legal and denies the delivery will change the balance of power in the Syrian conflict.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday he and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon are in agreement on the future of Syria.
The United Nations confirmed that Iraq ratified the Convention on Cluster Munitions, becoming the 83rd country to sign onto the treaty.
There are concerns that the recent wave of violence in Pakistan will undermine the chance for a peaceful election, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was appalled by violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo that claimed the life of a Pakistani peacekeeper.