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Ban Ki-moon newly elected Chairman of Boao Forum for Asia (BFA)

Ban Ki-moon, the former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, has been elected as the new Chairman of Boao Forum for Asia (BFA). He succeeded Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda. The BFA is a non-profit organisation i.e. committed to promote regional economic integration and bringing Asian countries closer to their development goals. The 2018 BFA conference, often ..

Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed announced as new UN deputy Secretary General

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has confirmed Amina Mohammed as his Deputy Secretary-General (DSG). He has also appointed Maria Viotti of Brazil (Chef de Cabinet) and Kyung-Wha Kang of the Republic of Korea as Special advisor on policy (new role to be created). Amina Mohammed is Nigeria’s Environment minister. She has been instrumental in ..

Antonio Guterres sworn in as UN Secretary General

Antonio Guterres has sworn in as the ninth UN Secretary-General, succeeding Ban Ki-moon as the chief of the 71-year-old world body. Guterres was Portugal’s prime minister from 1995 to 2002 and U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees from 2005 to 2015. At a special plenary meeting of the General Assembly, the Oath of Office to Guterres ..

Ban Ki Moon urges world leaders to halt Syria killings

The U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has urged to world leaders to put a halt on the killings in Syria. UN has pulled out more than half of its observers from Syria.The number of international aid workers deployed in the country has also reduced to half. The UN Observer mission has suspended its operations ..

News Today May 1, 2010

Appointments:Yale World Fellow 2010: Subhashini ChandranSubhashini Chandran,CEO of the Woodbriar Group and the Managing Director of the Tea Estates India Ltd, has been named of one the 15 Yale World Fellows for 2010. UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations – Atul KhareAtul Khare a former IFS officer has been appointed by UN Secretary General Ban ..

High Level Summit on Climate Change at UN Headquarters

  On 22 September, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convened a high-level Summit on Climate Change, ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December. The summit brought together political leaders, including 100 Heads of State and Government. This was the biggest ever gathering of political leaders to discuss climate change. Background: ..