Ban Ki Moon

About Irregular Migration, Refugees, Terrorism and Sustainable Development

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Ion Jinga

On 19 November, the President of the UN General Assembly convened an informal meeting to consider ways for a comprehensive response to the global huma...

Can UN Leadership Fix Broken Drug Policies? A Call for Ban Ki Moon in Advance of the 2016 UNGASS

Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK
Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

Saving lives of his people dying of AIDS is Kofi Annan's legacy. Ban Ki Moon's legacy could be ushering us into a new era of drug policy. The world is ready.

Fighting the Impunity of Terrorism with the United Nations Tools

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Ion Jinga

Motto: "There are many causes that I am prepared to die for but no causes that I am prepared to kill for". Mahatma Gandhi Friday October 2nd, in New ...

Great Expectations: The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Ion Jinga

With 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and 169 targets set for the period 2016-2030, the 2030 Agenda could become a triumph for multilateralism, if it will be followed by concrete implementation. Great expectations reclaim great responsibilities. It is up to our political leaders to move towards that vision, through a spirit of global solidarity.

How Young People Are Saving the World

Philip Goodwin | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK
Philip Goodwin

Last Saturday I had the privilege of attending the first ever Youth Summit in London, organised by the UK government's Department for International De...

Stranger in New York

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

I have landed to New York City on August 4th at 12.55, coming from London and bringing in my suitcase many dear memories from the seven and a half years spent as Ambassador of Romania to the United Kingdom.

Stop Taking 'Selfies'. This Guy Has Ended The Game...

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale & Tahira Mirza | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK

Stop taking selfies. There’s no point. The game has been ended by an Ohio man who recently snapped himself on the rim of a volcano, silhouetted agai...

Blair Steps Aside as 'We Are Many' Gains Momentum

Katy Gregory | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Politics
Katy Gregory

It was Percy Bysshe Shelley who penned the line "Ye are many -- they are few." On February 15, 2003, armed with this notion, the world marched agains...

Syria After Four Years: Back to the Dark Ages

Neil Durkin | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK
Neil Durkin

It's worth remembering that the vast majority of horror-show videos from Syria in the last four years have shown atrocities coming from the government side. It seems we need a jolt to remind us of this. A "killer stat" (literally) like Ghadbian's. A sort of lightbulb moment. We need to shine a light on Syria.

Why the Next UN Aid Chief Is Simply No Job for an Amateur

Sam Barratt | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Politics
Sam Barratt

It is surprising that the Conservative MP Andrew Lansley, who was removed from his role as health secretary in Britain after such a disastrous tenure, is David Cameron's top choice for a role will be dealing with such an intimidating to-do list.

Why Sri Lanka's Detention of Mrs Balenderan Jayakumari Is So Sinister

Callum Macrae | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK
Callum Macrae

Mrs Jeyakumari and her daughter were well known activists who had been among the crowds which mobbed British prime minister David Cameron when he visited the former war zone in Jaffna in November last year. Three months later Mrs Jeyakumari sent me a video address in which she warned that she was being followed and harassed as a result of her campaign.

Campaign Has Pushed Education to the Top of the World Agenda

Dr Patrick Roach | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK
Dr Patrick Roach

Today is the culmination of a year-long campaign which has brought the messages of millions of teachers from across the world all the way to the UN General Assembly.

The Climate Has Changed: How Business is Turning Risk into Opportunity

Sandrine Dixson-Declève | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK
Sandrine Dixson-Declève

Today marks a significant moment for society at large. The message from more and more companies, citizens and governments is clear: building a low carbon economy globally, nationally and locally can make us more prosperous.

It's Make or Break on Climate Change for Ban Ki-moon, "Secretary-General of the People"

Paul Cohen | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Cohen

Sunday saw the largest mobilisation of climate activists and the general public calling for urgent action on climate change in history. The numbers were truly astounding, with over 2,000 events across the globe. More than 40,000 people took part in London and 100,000 in New York, including United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

A Global Public Referendum on Cutting Climate Change - a Simple Yes or No?

Asher Minns | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Politics
Asher Minns

Scotland's majority voted no to becoming a country independent of the UK, yet 45% of people voted yes. With nearly half of the 85% wanting to separate, there is a nevertheless a public mandate for political change. A global referendum on climate change, whether yes or no, could change the landscape of negotiations before climate physics forces politicians to act.

Ban Ki-Moon Says 'Cycle Of Suffering' In Gaza 'Shames The World'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has lambasted the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying that the “cycle of suffering” has “shocked and shamed the w...

Those Who Kill UN Staff in Gaza Must Be Held Accountable

Ian Richards | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Politics
Ian Richards

Over the past four weeks the world has watched a humanitarian tragedy unfold in Gaza. For UN staff like me it has been particularly tough. Nine of our schools have been attacked, 11 of my colleagues have been killed. They include Ahmed Mohamed Mohamed Ahmed, a school principal, Inas Shaban Derbas, a 30 year-old teacher and the youngest, Abdallah Naser Khalil Fahajan, who at 21 was a school attendant. UN chief, secretary-general Ban Ki-moon called the most recent attack on Sunday, which took place next to a boys' prep school in Rafah and led to nine deaths including that of a colleague: "a moral outrage and a criminal act."

George Osborne Lambasts Warsi's 'Disappointing' Decision To Quit Over UK Policy Towards Israel

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK

George Osborne has questioned Baroness Warsi's decision to quit after the Foreign Office Minister dramatically stormed out of government on Monday, sa...

Mehdi Hasan

Baroness Warsi Quits Government Over 'Morally Indefensible' Stance On Gaza | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Politics

Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi has dramatically quit the government, citing the UK's "morally indefensible" position on the conflict in Gaza. ...

The UN Wants to Eradicate Extreme Poverty by 2030 - Let's Make Sure It's Up to the Task

Ian Richards | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Politics
Ian Richards

Ending extreme poverty or getting an agreement to reduce climate change means creating complex trade-offs between the interests of countries, companies and citizens and civil society. It involves detailed forecasts, legal texts and new ideas that will galvanise negotiators to agreement. It means putting the UN back in a position of international leadership.

Not An Onion Headline: North Korea Complains To The UN's Ban Ki Moon About Seth Rogen Comedy

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK

Hey, remember when North Korea got all uppity about the new Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy? “A wanton act of terror and act of war… absolu...

Will Children of Syria Ever Heal From the Scars of War?

Kumar Tiku | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK
Kumar Tiku

During the course of my humanitarian work in Syria, I have listened to many children share their perspectives. The death of family members, whether siblings or a parent or other loved one is common. Being displaced from their homes, often more than once, and finding their friends and communities snatched away. Memories of repeated attacks from warring parties that flattened whole neighborhoods, fires that raged through the night stay with them.

Ukraine Warns Of Russia War, As Putin Remains Defiant

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK

Pulled back from the brink of civil war, Kiev has warned that it is on the brink of international war as Vladimir Putin ignored all warnings about con...

Businesses Can't Afford to Ignore Climate Change Any Longer

Peter Bakker | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Bakker

Yes, we need to talk about jobs and growth and inequality, but businesses can't afford to ignore climate change any longer. Business holds many of the technologies and solutions that can create the transformation the world needs. And the business case to do so is strong. Business must now scale up the implementation of these solutions.

Catching Fire: National Interest and the Central African Republic

Alexandra Buskie | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Alexandra Buskie

Time is of the essence. Early action could make the difference between dampening an escalating sectarian conflict and allowing it to blaze unbound. If the international community is unmoved by moral arguments, then surely the security consequences of this situation persuade.