2008 United Nations News
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- UN atomic agency aids countries pursuing nuclear power UN News Centre 11 Dec 2008 -- The United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has advised nations aspiring to use nuclear power to adopt a comprehensive approach – getting governments, the private sector and schools on board – to guarantee safety.
- Ban calls for continued efforts to eliminate scourge of chemical weapons UN News Centre 02 Dec 2008 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appealed for continued action to press ahead with disarmament efforts regarding chemical weapons, noting the positive steps that have already been taken towards eliminating the scourge.
- IAEA Calls for Investment in Plant Breeding Technology VOA 02 Dec 2008 -- The International Atomic Energy Agency is making a push for an unusual type of technology, using radiation to produce higher yielding and hardier plants.
- IAEA Frustrated Over Lack of Transparency in Iran, Syria VOA 27 Nov 2008 -- The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency expressed frustration Thursday that neither Iran nor Syria been completely transparent about their alleged nuclear activities.
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON NEW INITIATIVE TO BREAK LOGJAM ON DISARMAMENT, NON-PROLIFERATION United Nations 24 Oct 2008
- Ban: Nuclear disarmament must shift to reality UN News 24 Oct 2008 -- Acknowledging obstacles to nuclear disarmament are daunting, Sec-Gen Ban said that it is more imperative than ever to make it a reality.
- Ban unveils senior peacekeeping appointments UN News 17 Oct 2008 -- Sec-General Ban announced plans to reassign key military posts involving UN peacekeeping ops in Liberia and in India-Pakistan.
- Five Countries Elected to UN Security Council VOA 17 Oct 2008 -- Austria, Japan, Mexico, Turkey and Uganda won non-permanent seats on the U.N. Security Council.
- UN experts explore mercenary activity in Eastern Europe and Central Asia UN News 17 Oct 2008 -- A group of UN experts gathered to discuss current practices relating to the use of mercenaries and PMCs.
- Countries interested in nuclear power growing, says UN atomic watchdog chief UN News 16 Oct 2008 -- IAEA: More than 50 countries are considering utilizing nuclear power.
- UN atomic agency signs agreement to enhance fusion research UN News 13 Oct 2008 -- The UN International Atomic Energy Agency joined forces with a global research consortium to enhance studies into fusion.
- Panel on Algiers terrorist bombing cites dysfunctional UN security system UN News 8 Oct 2008 -- A dysfunctional UN security management system played a major role in the 2007 terrorist bombings in Algiers.
- Security Council and Ban call for naval and air action against Somali pirates UN News 7 Oct 2008 -- The UN Security Council and Secretary-General called for more international air and naval forces off Somalia.
- Darfur: Ban outlines timetable towards full deployment of peacekeeping force UN News 7 Oct 2008 -- UN-AU force in Darfur should reach 2/3 of full deployment by the end of 2008.
- New UN centre to protect nuclear facilities from earthquakes UN News 3 Oct 2008 -- The UN International Atomic Energy Agency launched centre to coordinate efforts to protect nuclear facilities from earthquakes.
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON COMPREHENSIVE NUCLEAR-TEST-BAN TREATY United Nations 24 Sep 2008
- Ban appeals for further ratifications of key nuclear treaty UN News Centre 24 Sep 2008 -- Despite its ratification by nearly 150 nations, the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) still has yet to go into force, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon lamented today, calling on countries to take urgent action to promote global peace and security.
- UN General Assembly Opens Debate With Full Agenda RFE/RL 23 Sep 2008 -- U.S. President George W. Bush's farewell speech to the UN General Assembly is expected to address many of issues facing the world body, such as the real intentions behind Iran's nuclear program, Russia's stationing of troops in Georgian breakaway regions, and the vicious bombing of the American-owned Marriott hotel in Islamabad this week.
- UN agency trains developing nations on nuclear facility management UN News Centre 03 Sep 2008 -- The United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today kicked off a programme in Trieste, Italy, to train young professionals from developing countries on all aspects of managing knowledge pertaining to nuclear facilities.
- Ban calls on Security Council to keep updating its working methods UN News Centre 27 Aug 2008 -- The Security Council's "increasingly complex responsibilities in the maintenance of international peace and security" means it is vital that the 15-member panel continue to try to improve its working methods, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.
- Ban welcomes new UN centre pushing for disarmament in Asia-Pacific UN News Centre 18 Aug 2008 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the launch of a new United Nations facility promoting disarmament and non-proliferation in the Asia-Pacific region.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY OUTGOING UNITED NATIONS LEGAL COUNSEL United Nations 25 Jul 2008
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW UNITED NATIONS INTERNAL JUSTICE SYSTEM United Nations 24 Jul 2008
- Nuclear accident drill in Mexico hailed a 'success' by UN agency UN News Centre 11 Jul 2008 -- The United Nations nuclear watchdog agency has successfully carried out a simulated accident at Mexico's Laguna Verde nuclear power plant, intended to test national and international emergency response systems should an actual incident occur.
- Simulated nuclear accident to be staged in Mexico to test response systems - UN UN News Centre 08 Jul 2008 -- The United Nations nuclear watchdog agency is to stage a simulated accident at a nuclear power plant in Mexico tomorrow to test emergency response systems.
- Ban urges progress towards achieving nuclear-free world UN News Centre 01 Jul 2008 -- A robust Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is essential to take steps towards checking nuclear proliferation and achieving disarmament, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, marking the 40th anniversary of the United Nations-backed pact's opening for signature.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY LAKHDAR BRAHIMI, CHAIRMAN, INDEPENDENT PANEL ON SAFETY, SECURITY OF UNITED NATIONS PERSONNEL, PREMISES United Nations 30 Jun 2008
- United States ratification puts nuclear pact close to entry into force - UN agency UN News Centre 23 May 2008 -- The United States' ratification of a key nuclear pact, which seeks to create uniformity in compensation for victims of nuclear accidents, brings it within shot of entering into force, the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has announced.
- More than 150 States have reported on moves to keep WMDs from terrorists - UN UN News Centre 06 May 2008 -- As of the end of April, more than half of United Nations Member States have submitted assessments to the Security Council regarding efforts to keep nuclear, chemical and biological weapons out of the hands of terrorists and black marketeers, it was announced today.
- UN urges stepped up efforts to keep WMD from terrorists IRNA 26 Apr 2008 -- The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday urging stepped up efforts to keep weapons of mass destruction out of the hands of terrorists and black marketeers.
- Renewed UN mandate aims to stop spread of weapons of mass destruction UN News Centre 25 Apr 2008 -- The Security Council today issued a three-year extension to the mandate of a United Nations committee which works to halt the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.
- Flexibility necessary during Security Council reform talks - Assembly President UN News Centre 11 Apr 2008 -- General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim today called on United Nations Member States to show "effective flexibility" during negotiations on reshaping the Security Council's size and membership and to remember that without compromises by all sides there will be no reform.
- Secretary-General urges States to work toward world free of chemical weapons UN News Centre 07 Apr 2008 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on States to redouble their efforts to eliminate the scourge of chemical weapons, in a message to a gathering of parties to the global treaty banning these instruments of mass destruction.
- Ban Ki-moon urges 'incremental' progress in deadlocked disarmament arena UN News Centre 07 Apr 2008 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged United Nations Member States to reverse the setbacks of recent years in controlling the threats posed by weapons of mass destruction and conventional weapons - by reaching consensus on even small steps forward.
- Security Council to focus on relationship with regional organizations this month UN News Centre 02 Apr 2008 -- Strengthening the relationship between the United Nations and regional organizations such as the African Union will be the focus of the programme of work at the Security Council this month, its current President told reporters today.
- Ban Ki-moon outlines steps to bolster collaboration with regional organizations UN News Centre 01 Apr 2008 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has proposed a series of measures to strengthen the partnership between the United Nations and regional organizations to address common peace and security challenges, recognizing the vital role they play in preventing and resolving crises.
- PRESS CONFERENCE TO PROVIDE UPDATE ON CAPITAL MASTER PLAN United Nations 06 Mar 2008
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON SAFETY AND SECURITY PANEL United Nations 28 Feb 2008
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON SENIOR MANAGERS’ PERFORMANCE COMPACT AGREEMENTS United Nations 04 Feb 2008
- Secretary-General renews call on States to end disarmament stalemate UN News Centre 23 Jan 2008 -- Deeply troubled by the impasse in the work of the world's only multilateral disarmament negotiating forum, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today renewed his call to countries to move forward in a spirit of compromise to improve the global security climate.
- Russia for UN Security Council reform - foreign minister RIA Novosti 23 Jan 2008 -- Russia supports the opinion that membership of the UN Security Council should be extended, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday.
- UN Secretary General Urges Action to Forestall Arms Races VOA 23 Jan 2008 -- In a blunt statement to the U.N. Conference on Disarmament, the U.N. Secretary-General urged the 65-member body to start negotiations on a nuclear weapons material treaty
- Press Conference By Under-Secretary-General For Internal Oversight Services United Nations 10 Jan 2008
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