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UN officials condemn Baghdad bomb attacks

Baghdad police station bombed in 20076 April 2009 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his top envoy in Iraq have strongly condemned the string of bombings that struck a marketplace and other locations in Baghdad today, killing a large number of civilians and injuring many others.


Secretary-General welcomes Russia-US nuclear commitments

3 April 2009 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the commitments made by the leaders of Russia and the United States to accomplish nuclear disarmament and intensify nuclear non-proliferation efforts.


Ban welcomes G-20 leaders’ $1 trillion pledge to rescue the world’s poorest

2 April 2009 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the $1.1 trillion package committed by leaders of the Group of 20 (G-20) nations in London, stressing that developing nations must receive the funds needed to stem the onset of a human development crisis.


Terrorism, drugs and crime thwarting Afghan development, warns Ban

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) speaks at the Moscow Special Conference on Afghanistan


27 March 2009 – Terrorism, illicit drug trafficking and organized crime are seriously impeding progress in Afghanistan, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today, calling for greater international cooperation to help the country tackle these challenges.


Reconstructing Gaza – and the Peace Process

Article by Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations