Press releases

General Assembly President expresses concern at Swiss ban on minarets

General Assembly President expresses concern at Swiss ban on minarets

2 December 2009 – The President of the General Assembly today added his voice to a chorus of United Nations concern over the weekend referendum in Switzerland which outlawe....more
Ban urges countries to press ahead on political deal at climate summit

Ban urges countries to press ahead on political deal at climate summit

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged countries to seize the opportunity presented by next month’s climate change conference in Copenhagen to clinch a political agreement that ....more
Ahead of Washington visit, Ban expresses belief in climate change talks

Ahead of Washington visit, Ban expresses belief in climate change talks

9 November 2009 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced confidence for an agreement next month on fighting global warming even as key issues remain unresolved, a day be....more

“Stand Up Against Poverty” campaign in Egypt receives impressive support from religious leaders, youth

The “Stand Up Against Poverty” campaign 2009 received impressive support in Egypt from religious leaders, officials, youth organizations, NGOs, schools and universities....more
Iraq: UN official expresses concern about status of election laws

Iraq: UN official expresses concern about status of election laws

12 October 2009 – The senior United Nations envoy in Iraq has voiced concern about the country’s election laws, saying they lack clarity just three months before parl....more
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