UN News

Driving Global Recovery Through Cooperatives

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonMessage of the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the International Day of Cooperatives, 4 July 2009


Honduras: Ban voices concern over reported coup

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with President José Manuel Zelaya Rosales in September 2008

29 June 2009 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his deep concern over the reported coup in Honduras, voicing his strong support for the nation’s democratic institutions and speaking out against the arrest of its constitutional President.


The Danube River: Shared Water – Joint Responsibilities

International Danube Day, 29 June 2009

26 June 2009 – The joint responsibility for the river’s water and resources by all countries and communities sharing the Danube Basin is the focus of the 6th annual International Danube Day on 29 June.


Spiraling violence claims hundreds of lives in Somalia – UN refugee agency

Aerial view of Somalia's capital Mogadishu26 June 2009 – The United Nations refugee agency today voiced its grave concern over the escalating violence and worsening displacement crisis in the Somali capital, where local hospitals report that over 250 civilians have been killed and nearly 1,000 others wounded since fighting erupted last month.


United Nations Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development

The United Nations is convening a three-day summit of world leaders from 24 to 26 June 2009 at its New York Headquarters to assess the worst global economic downturn since the Great Depression. The aim is to identify emergency and long-term responses to mitigate the impact of the crisis, especially on vulnerable populations, and initiate a needed dialogue on the transformation of the international financial architecture, taking into account the needs and concerns of all Member States.