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#Ban Ki-Moon

# ban-ki-moon - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Ban Ki-Moon bids a final farewell as UN Secretary General

The UN head’s ten-year term as Secretary General comes to an end at midnight tonight.

# ban-ki-moon - Friday 14 October, 2016

Introducing the new UN Secretary General - a former prime minister of Portugal

Antonio Guterres has pledged to make the pursuit of peace in a conflict-torn world his “over-arching priority”.

# ban-ki-moon - Friday 30 September, 2016

A Fine Gael TD wants the government to expel the Russian ambassador over Aleppo airstrikes

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has condemned Russia’s bombardment of the Syrian city.

# ban-ki-moon - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Merkel vows zero tolerance for migrant hate - as 55 bodies found on boats

Meanwhile the Defence Forces have rescued hundreds of people – including 71 children – in an operation tonight.

# ban-ki-moon - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

The obligatory photo of Ban Ki-Moon pulling a pint of Guinness

You never know who you’ll meet – down in Brogans.

# ban-ki-moon - Sunday 24 May, 2015

If you book them, they will come ... How a tiny Irish peace event attracts world figures

If you’re in Tipperary today, and see a guy who looks a bit like Ban Ki-Moon – that’s probably Ban Ki-Moon.

# ban-ki-moon - Friday 22 May, 2015

Open letter to Ban Ki-Moon: 'Ireland’s commitments to human rights are being weakened '

The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon, will visit next week to mark the 60th anniversary of Ireland joining the UN.

# ban-ki-moon - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Shortlist for Tipperary International Peace Award announced

Those shortlisted include Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental, Médecins Sans Frontiéres and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

# ban-ki-moon - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Shelling of UN school in Gaza 'must be investigated'

Ban Ki-Moon called the attack “absolutely unacceptable”.

# ban-ki-moon - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

'The clock ticks': Kenny calls for urgent climate change action

The Taoiseach was speaking at the UN summit on climate change in New York.

# ban-ki-moon - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Syrian rebels storm Sunni village, leaving 14 dead

Both State media and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the attack.

# ban-ki-moon - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Rough start to Syria talks as both sides dig in but have yet to meet

Syrian officials branded the opposition as traitors and insisted Assad will not give up power.

# ban-ki-moon - Monday 20 January, 2014

UN cancels Iran invite to Syria talks, Iran says they weren't going to go anyway

A surprise UN invite to Iran had thrown the talks into doubt.

# ban-ki-moon - Friday 27 September, 2013

‘Extremely likely’ humans caused over half of global warming in the last 60 years

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has projected that sea levels will rise by between 26 and 82 centimetres by 2100,

# ban-ki-moon - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

For the first time in history, 9 out of 10 children in the world go to school

World leaders are meeting in New York to talk about how some of the Millennium Development Goals have been met – but others are lagging behind.

# ban-ki-moon - Monday 16 September, 2013

UN chief: Report confirms chemical weapons "war crime" in Syria

Ban Ki-moon says UN invesigators have confirmed “unequivocally and objectively” that chemical weapons, including sarin, were used.

# ban-ki-moon - Saturday 3 August, 2013

Opposition cries foul as Mugabe claims landslide election victory

Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party claims to have won 61 per cent of the vote, but longtime opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says he’ll appeal the result in the courts.

# ban-ki-moon - Friday 12 July, 2013

Malala Yousafzai marks her 16th birthday by addressing the UN UN

Malala Yousafzai marks her 16th birthday by addressing the UN

The Pakistani schoolgirl, who was shot in the head by Taliban last year, will address the United Nations of the importance of raising levels of education among girls across the world.

# ban-ki-moon - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

UN warns of 'uncontrollable' situation on Korean peninsula

A request for all foreigners to leave South Korea was largely dismissed today.

# ban-ki-moon - Friday 29 March, 2013

Iran, Syria and North Korea block adoption of global arms treaty

The draft proposals could be put to a vote in the General Assembly as soon as Tuesday, however.

# ban-ki-moon - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Worldwide fears over drug-resistant tuberculosis TB

Worldwide fears over drug-resistant tuberculosis

As Ireland notes record-low levels of TB, global experts have warned of an untreatable strain emerging in a number of other countries.

# ban-ki-moon - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Reactions from world leaders to the election of Pope Francis

World leaders have been sending their congratulations to the new pontiff.

# ban-ki-moon - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

President and Tánaiste express sadness at death of Hugo Chavez

Reaction from world leaders to the death of the Venezuelan president yesterday has been mixed.

# ban-ki-moon - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Ireland condemns North Korean nuclear test 'in strongest terms'

Eamon Gilmore adds his voice to a chorus of international opposition to North Korea’s nuclear explosive testing.

International condemnation as North Korea carries out third nuclear test

Claiming to have made a breakthrough with a ‘miniaturised’ device it would put the country a step closer to fitting a nuclear warhead on a ballistic missile.

# ban-ki-moon - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

World giving Syria regime licence to kill says Ban Ki-moon

The U.N. chief also appealed for a major boost in international relief aid for Syria.

# ban-ki-moon - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Ban Ki-Moon: Rich countries 'to blame' for climate change

The UN Secretary-General said that it was only fair that the developed world should bear most of the responsibility in fighting global warming.

# ban-ki-moon - Monday 3 December, 2012

UN 'concerned and disappointed' over Israel's settlement plans

Any construction would be an “almost-fatal” blow to the two-state solution, according to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

# ban-ki-moon - Sunday 25 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge Hey, sexy lady: ‘Gangnam Style’ becomes most-watched YouTube video Gangnam Style This post contains videos

Hey, sexy lady: ‘Gangnam Style’ becomes most-watched YouTube video

The South Korean smackdown of Seoul’s affluent Gangnam district surpasses Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ with 812 million views.

# ban-ki-moon - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Gaza conflict: Fighting rages amid continued efforts to reach peace deal

Israel is pushing for a long-term solution to the crisis as attacks on both sides of the Gaza border continued overnight.

# ban-ki-moon - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Gaza conflict: Clinton to travel to Israel and Egypt for peace talks

The conflict is now entering its seventh day with over a hundred dead.

# ban-ki-moon - Monday 19 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

# ban-ki-moon - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Rebels advance in Syrian city despite proposed ceasefire

The deputy head of the United Nations warned Thursday that there are no guarantees that a proposed Syrian cease-fire will hold.

# ban-ki-moon - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

The Evening Fix: Now with added Gangnam, United Nations style

Here are the things we loved, learned and shared today.

# ban-ki-moon - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Damascus rejects UN chief call for unilateral ceasefire

The foreign ministry said it had twice implemented a ceasefire – but rebels had used it as an opportunity to ” expand their armed deployment”.

# ban-ki-moon - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Emergency NATO meeting called after Syrian shell kills five people in Turkey

NATO is to meet urgently to discuss the events of today, which include reports of a retaliation.

# ban-ki-moon - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Syria: Explosions rock army HQ in Damascus

Witnesses said the blasts set off hours of sporadic gunbattles and a raging fire inside the heavily guarded compound.

# ban-ki-moon - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Syria war rages on, UN chief warns of calamity

A report published today also said that children are being “badly traumatised” after witnessing killing and torture.

# ban-ki-moon - Monday 27 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Monday Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix: Monday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Syria: UN chief 'shocked' at massacre reports

Meanwhile, French president Hollande says he is ready to recognise a provisional Syrian government.

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