Secretary-General of the United Nations

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Mar 13th, 2013
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By Keffyalew Gebremedhin There are many of us who strongly believe that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been a major politico-economic initiative of the post-Cold War world. With the launch in September 2000 of UN-MDG by the UN General Assembly, the subsequent twelve years have unmistaka...
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In Central Africa
Feb 24th, 2013
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Regional African leaders have signed a U.N.-mediated agreement aimed at ending two decades of conflict in the troubled east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The leaders signed the deal Sunday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attended the signing ceremony. ...
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In East Africa
Feb 22nd, 2013
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(BNA) – The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will arrive in Abu Dhabi on Sunday on a short official visit to the UAE, the first leg of a tour that includes also Ethiopia, Austria and Switzerland, UN Spokesperson Martin Nesirky announced. In Addis Ababa, Ban Ki-moon will attend the signing ceremony of...
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Dec 3rd, 2012
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By Osman Hassan Northern Somalia Like a wild predator chased away from one place and trying its luck elsewhere, the renegade one- clan secessionist enclave calling itself Somaliland never seems to give up its predatory designs on the Khatumo State of Somalia. Ignominiously defeated in its colonial-li...
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Oct 29th, 2012
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By: Said Temsamani October 30, 2012 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s Western Sahara envoy Christopher Ross, spurned by Morocco in May, began a visit to the kingdom early on Saturday, the Moroccan foreign ministry said. Details of the visit were not given, but it is part of “efforts to revive the pr...
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In Education
May 10th, 2012
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Addis Ababa – Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan said on Thursday that African governments should commit to educating the continent’s bourgeoning youth population to sustain economic growth. Over 60% of Africa’s population is under 30. “We have a young bulge that is going ...
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Mar 1st, 2012
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Lusaka – Zambia has no plans to amend laws that outlaw homosexuality, a government spokesperson said in Lusaka on Thursday, following speculation of a change in response to a recent call from United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. “The laws of the land are very clear on this issue,...
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In Press Releases
Feb 28th, 2012
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ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, February 28, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Côte d’Ivoire, Bert Koenders, had a working session with Ivorian civil society at the headquarters of the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNO...
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In Angola
Feb 27th, 2012
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Luanda – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday asked Angola to provide helicopters for peacekeeping missions in countries including the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. “As you know, several of our peacekeeping missions including Monusco in DRC and Unmiss in South Sudan,...
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Feb 2nd, 2012
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NEW YORK, February 2, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: The Secretary-General is concerned about the upsurge of tensions in Senegal ahead of the presidential election scheduled for 26 Febru...