UN chief

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has censured US President Donald Trump’s travel ban, stressing that such "blind measures" will probably not be effective against battling terrorism.

The UN Secretary General commended African countries for opening their borders to refugees and people fleeing violence while other parts of the world, including the developed West, close boundaries and build walls.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has warned about an imminent genocide in South Sudan unless immediate action is taken, renewing his appeal to the Security Council to place an arms embargo on the country.

A "particularly appalling" terrorist bombing at a hospital in Pakistan has drawn condemnation from the UN Secretary-General.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed a decision by South Sudan's government to accept the deployment of a regional protection force to help quell the ongoing violence in the country.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern about the number of fatalities among Yemeni children as a result of Saudi Arabia’s deadly military aggression against the impoverished country.

 More than 70 professors in Europe and North America have expressed concern over a UN decision to remove Saudi Arabia from its blacklist of child rights violators amid Riyadh’s military campaign in Yemen.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the abhorrent attack carried out yesterday in Idlib city, Syria, which hit a vegetable market and the only bakery in the area.

Deeply concerned that the agreed upon date for holding elections in Haiti was not met over the weekend and that no alternate electoral calendar was announced, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his strong support for the completion, “without delay,” of the 2015 polls.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today spoke by phone with President Salva Kiir, and separately with Riek Machar, who is tomorrow expected to be sworn in as the First Vice President of South Sudan.

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