Several Gulf Arab states are unhappy about UN chief Ban Ki-moon's call for an immediate ceasefire by all sides in Yemen and are expected to raise the issue in a meeting with him early next week, UN diplomatic sources said on Friday.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was all praise for Bahrain for its continuous efforts to empower Bahraini women and ensure their access to decision-making positions during his visit to the kingdom.
Ban Ki-moon is in the country t
United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos held talks in Syrian capital Damascus on Wednesday and is on her way to the devastated city of Homs, a UN spokeswoman said.
'She just completed a meeting with the MFA (Ministry of Foreign
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he had received 'grisly reports' that Syrian government forces were arbitrarily executing, imprisoning and torturing people in the battle-scarred city of Homs after rebel fighters had fled.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon last night threw his weight behind Bahrain's national dialogue, urging all parties to "seize the moment" and come to the table for talks "to address political and constitutional reform."
He said the offer o
Norway's foreign minister said on Sunday he regretted that criticism of the United Nations secretary-general by Oslo's ambassador had been leaked days before a visit from the UN chief.
Ambassador Mona Juul accused Secretary-General Ban Ki-