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Ban welcomes formation of new government in Lebanon 

Ban welcomes formation of new government in Lebanon 

NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (Press Shia) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday welcomed the formation earlier in the day of a new 30-member government of national unity led by Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Lebanon.Ban congratulated Hariri on the swift process and "encourages Lebanon's political leaders to build on the momentum of national unity," according to a statement released by his...

South Sudan: A people betrayed 

South Sudan: A people betrayed 

TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (Press Shia) – UN Secretary General Ban has urged international organizations and South Sudan leaders to take responsibility to establish security and stability in the country as the world’s newest country.This year marks the fifth anniversary of the world’s newest country, South Sudan. I attended the 2011 independence celebrations in the capital city of Juba. Hopes were...

UN increases emergency funds request

UN increases emergency funds request

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (Press Shia) – UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, will make his annual request for funds for the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), a mechanism that is aimed at alleviating suffering caused by conflicts and disasters.The diplomat will demand $1 billion USD at a high-level conference on the Fund established in 2006, an unprecedented amount of money, because since its...

Article 99 of UN Charter and Ban Ki-Moon's Beleaguered Legacy in ME

Article 99 of UN Charter and Ban Ki-Moon's Beleaguered Legacy in ME

TEHRAN, Dec. 13 (Press Shia) – The UN’s first Secretary General Trygve Halvdan Lie, the Norwegian diplomat who never explicitly invoked Article 99 before the Security Council, portrays the post of Secretary General as the most difficult job in the world.U Thant, Burmese diplomat and the third Secretary-General (SG) of the United Nations from 1961 to 1971, was a strong proponent and...

Stand up for someone’s rights today

Stand up for someone’s rights today

TEHRAN, Dec. 10 (Press Shia Agency) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on Human Rights Day, 10 December 2016, said all of us can – and must – act in our daily lives to advance the human rights of the people around us.The full text of his message reads: As United Nations Secretary-General over the last decade, I have repeatedly stressed the interdependence of...

US liable for consequences of JCPOA violation

US liable for consequences of JCPOA violation

TEHRAN, Dec. 07 (Press Shia) – Iran’s envoy to UN in a letter to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the extension of Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) by US is a violation of nuclear deal and the country will be held accountable for the adverse consequences. Iran Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nation Gholamali Khoshroo addressed Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in a letter on...

Iran calls on UN to slam terror attack on Iranian pilgrims

Iran calls on UN to slam terror attack on Iranian pilgrims

TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Ambassador to UN in a letter called on UN chief and UNSC president to condemn the Thu. terrorist attack in Iraq that martyred many innocent pilgrims, including tens of Iranians.“This terrorist attack the responsibility of which was claimed by ISIL was not the first of its kind against Iranian pilgrims, and these pilgrims have been targeted...

UN envoy dismisses Israel’s accusations as 'epitome of hypocrisy'

UN envoy dismisses Israel’s accusations as 'epitome of hypocrisy'

TEHRAN, Nov. 23 (Press Shia) – Iran’s Ambassador to UN in a letter to Ban Ki-moon said a regime guilty of crimes and occupation is not in a position to level false accusations against other nations including Iran.“The representative of the Zionist regime has claimed to have presented new information to the Security Council, while these remarks are nothing more than the repetitive,...

Iran rejects claims by certain Arab states on interfering

Iran rejects claims by certain Arab states on interfering

TEHRAN, Nov. 17 (Press Shia) – Iran Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nation Gholamali Khoshroo condemned certain Arab stats and rejected their claims on interfering in their domestic affairs.Khoshroo, in response to the claims by eleven Arab states, has sent a letter to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday, noting that the states who have raised such...

UN chief calls on Trump to recognize climate change urgency

UN chief calls on Trump to recognize climate change urgency

MARRAKESH, Nov. 16 (Press Shia Agency) ــــ The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday he hopes that Donald Trump understands the urgency and severity of climate change and the fight against it. At a press conference shortly before the official start of the UN Conference on Climate Change Summit (COP22), Ban accepted questions about the Republican's triumph in the US presidential...

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