UN News

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


We Must Work Together to State Loud and Clear That Violence Against Women Will Not be Tolerated

Message of the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2009


Sex equality benefits men and women both

Navanethem Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Opinion Piece on the International Women’s Day