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07 Mar 2018 description

The Secretary-General is encouraged by the advances made during the latest inter-Korean talks, particularly the agreement to hold a summit meeting soon, to further reduce military tensions, and to discuss denuclearization in future talks with all relevant parties. He stresses the need to protect the momentum and seize the opportunities available to find a peaceful path forward.

04 Mar 2014 description

SG/SM/15680
HRC/16

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the Human Rights Council in Geneva today:

It is a special pleasure and privilege to be with you. By your membership on this Council, you have sworn to be in the vanguard of promoting and protecting human rights around the world.

01 Feb 2010 description

SG/SM/12728

The following statement was issued on Sunday, 31 January, by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs B. Lynn Pascoe will visit the Democratic People's Republic of Korea from 9 to 12 February 2010 as a Special Envoy of the Secretary-General.

Pascoe will discuss with Democratic People's Republic of Korea officials all issues of mutual interest and concern in a comprehensive manner.

29 Sep 2009 description

SG/SM/12504

Following is a transcript of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's press conference held in New York today, 29 September:

Secretary-General: Good morning. It is a great pleasure to see you.

I wanted to share some perspectives on the sixty-fourth session of the General Assembly and the many events of the past week.

It is still early days, of course, but this has been one of the most engaged GA [General Assembly] sessions in years.

There is a broad recognition of the United Nations pivotal role in rising to the exceptional challenges of the coming year.

Let me …

31 Aug 2009 description

SG/SM/12429

The following statement was issued 29 August by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General welcomes the agreement between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea to resume cross-border family reunions next month for hundreds of Korean families separated since the Korean War.

10 Jun 2009 description

SG/T/2680

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon travelled to Washington, D.C., in the afternoon of Thursday, 4 June.

Upon arrival, he met for over an hour with United States Vice-President Joseph Biden. They discussed United States financial support for the United Nations, a topic on which the Vice-President was supportive.

30 Mar 2009 description

SG/T/2662

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Moscow in the Russian Federation during the afternoon of Thursday, 26 March.

That evening, he attended a working dinner at the Foreign Ministry mansion with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The main focus of their discussion was Afghanistan, but they also touched upon Russia's participation in peacekeeping; the situation in the Middle East, particularly in Gaza; the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the need to keep the six-party talks on track; Kosovo; and Georgia.

01 Oct 2007 description

SG/SM/11197

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General welcomes the upcoming summit between the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, scheduled to take place in Pyongyang from 2 to 4 October 2007. He wishes the two leaders success in using this historic occasion to lay a solid foundation for peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

The Secretary-General hopes the summit will lead to increased inter-Korean reconciliation and cooperation, as well as promoting …

21 Aug 2007 description

SECURITY COUNCIL IS BRIEFED ON PROPOSED FORCE FOR CHAD AND CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

The Security Council today discussed in its closed consultations the Secretary-General's report on the revised concept of operations for the UN presence in eastern Chad and the northeastern Central African Republic. Council members received a briefing on the report by Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hédi Annabi.

15 Aug 2007 description

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U.N. AGENCIES ASSESS NEEDS AFTER FLOODS IN DPRK, AT GOVERNMENT'S REQUEST

Concerning the floods in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the World Food Programme (WFP) reports that UN agencies were invited by the government of that country to participate in a joint assessment mission -- in a preliminary request for assistance.

The mission - which includes WFP, UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO)-visited today one of the four provinces affected by the floods.

14 Aug 2007 description

Concerning the floods in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the World Food Programme (WFP) reports that UN agencies were invited by the government of that country to participate in a joint assessment mission -- in a preliminary request for assistance.

The mission - which includes WFP, UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO)-visited today one of the four provinces affected by the floods. It is expected to continue its assessment on Wednesday, as well as the following day, in order to identify the needs of the populations affected by the floods.

08 Aug 2007 description

SG/SM/11119

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement today in Seoul of a planned summit meeting on 28 August in Pyongyang between the leaders of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea. The Secretary-General believes that such a meeting offers a significant opportunity for the promotion of peace and security on the Korean peninsula and inter-Korean reconciliation.

01 Jun 2007 description

SG/SM/11021

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The United Nations Board of Auditors has handed in its report on the activities of the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Children's Fund and the United Nations Population Fund in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The Secretary-General has also received a copy.

The report does point to some of the difficulties United Nations funds and programmes have had in operating in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

19 Jan 2007 description

SG/SM/10845

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met today with Under-Secretary-General Ad Melkert, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Associate Administrator, on the issue of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

The Secretary-General will call for an urgent, system-wide and external inquiry into all activities done around the globe by the United Nations funds and programmes.

For information media - not an official record

17 Jan 2007 description

SG/SM/10842

Priorities Include Responsibility to Protect, Middle East, Darfur, Kosovo, Non-Proliferation, Development Goals, HIV/AIDS, Climate Change, Human Rights

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's address to the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., 16 January:

Thank you, Dr. Brzezinski, for those kind words. I feel it is I who should be praising you. You are rightly known around the world for your keen geopolitical instincts and your uncanny ability to accurately predict world-changing events.

25 Jun 2004 description


SG/SM/9388
The Secretary-General: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, thank you for coming this morning. I know it is a bit early for some of us, but I am leaving this weekend for a long overseas trip, and I thought I should talk to you and answer your questions before I go.