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Inclusiveness consolidates foundation for world economic growth

Inclusiveness consolidates foundation for world economic growth

Development imbalance is the greatest imbalance confronting today’s world. Chinese President Xi Jinping noted at the G20 Hangzhou Summit that the world economic recovery remains weak, weighed down by insufficient drivers of growth and negative impact of regional and international hot-spots and global challenges.   That’s why the summit actively advocated inclusive and interconnected development. […]

Ban Ki-moon to visit China this week to discuss fine dust problem

Ban Ki-moon to visit China this week to discuss fine dust problem

Former U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon, now serving as chairman of the National Council on Climate and Air Quality, plans to visit China this week for discussions on how to reduce fine dust air pollution, the council said Monday. Ban and ranking officials from South Korea’s environment-related agencies will be in Hangzhou, eastern China, on Tuesday […]

Jeju peace forum begins amid stalemate in U.S-N.K. nuke talks

Jeju peace forum begins amid stalemate in U.S-N.K. nuke talks

An international peace forum began on the southern resort island of Jeju on Wednesday, with a focus on ways to facilitate North Korea’s denuclearization and entrench a lasting peace on the peninsula, organizers said. The three-day Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity comes as Seoul seeks to create fresh momentum for the resumption of the […]

President asks former U.N. chief Ban to help tackle fine dust pollution

President asks former U.N. chief Ban to help tackle fine dust pollution

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday sought the help of a former head of the United Nations to tackle the thorny issue of fine dust pollution, which could upset his country’s fragile relations with China. In a meeting held at his office Cheong Wa Dae, the president renewed his request for former U.N. Secretary-General […]

Ban awaits UN opinion over presidential bid

Ban awaits UN opinion over presidential bid

Ban Ki-moon said upon his arrival here Thursday that he is awaiting the United Nations’ opinion about whether it is a violation of a U.N. rule if he runs for the Korean presidency. However, Ban said he personally thinks it does not constitute a violation to seek an elected position after retirement, showing strong eagerness […]

Ban Talks with Argentine President for Pending Issues

Ban Talks with Argentine President for Pending Issues

Argentine President Christina Fernandez (L) shakes hands with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York, the United States, on June 14, 2012. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday met with Argentine President Christina Fernandez and discussed the situation in the Falkland Islands (Malvinas), and Haiti, Ban’s spokesman told reporters here. <Xinhua/Telam> news@theasian.asia

UN Secretary-General awarded Seoul Peace Prize

UN Secretary-General awarded Seoul Peace Prize

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is “deeply honoured” over his selection as the 2012 winner of the Seoul Peace Prize, according to his spokesperson. “The Secretary-General regards this award as a recognition of the efforts of the United Nations and humbly accepts the 2012 Seoul Peace Prize on behalf of the United Nations,” his spokesperson said […]

UN chief meets with French president on Syria, Rio+20

UN chief meets with French president on Syria, Rio+20

CHICAGO, May 21 (Xinhua) — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon(L) on Monday met with French President Francois Hollande on issues including Syria and the Rio+20 conference slated for next month in Brazil. The meeting took place here on the sidelines of the two-day NATO summit, which is scheduled to conclude late on Monday. “The secretary-general again […]

Highlighting UN Role For World Peace

Highlighting UN Role For World Peace

Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, speaks at a forum held at the Center for Strategic and International Studies(CSIS) in Washington D.C., on May 7, 2012. Ban talked about the U.N. role in building and sustaining peace at post-conflict situation. <Xinhua/Fang Zhe> news@theasian.asia

Bahrainis Protest in Support of al-Khawaja

Bahrainis Protest in Support of al-Khawaja

MANAMA, Bahrain — Bahraini anti-government protesters run from riot police who dispersed a rally Monday, April 9, 2012, in Sanabis, Bahrain, on the edge of the capital of Manama, in support of jailed Bahraini activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says Bahrain should consider transferring the jailed activist who is on a two-month hunger […]

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