He wasn't a fighter or a revolutionary, he didn't live by the gun. But 45-year-old Hassan, a shopkeeper, died from an unseen sniper's bullet.
U.N. diplomats are in final negotiations this month on an unprecedented arms trade treaty that would clamp down on the flow of arms around the world.
The Rio summit convenes to create environmental blueprint for future, but some key leaders aren't there.
World leaders poured into Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, 20 years after the landmark Earth Summit, to commit themselves to a new roadmap for sustainable development -- with that roadmap already under fire for failing to set firm goals.
Syrian forces opened fire Friday on anti-government demonstrators in Aleppo, the opposition claimed, a day after thousands purportedly took to the streets calling for an end to the regime in a city widely considered a stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad.
The Tuesday deadline for Syria to withdraw its military forces from towns and cities is "not an excuse for continued killing," the spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday.
The Syrian assault on the city of Homs is "a grim harbinger of worse to come" without united pressure on the government in Damascus, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pays an official visit to Jordan on Tuesday, as part of a Middle East trip to help move the peace process forward.
While flooding still threatens Bangkok, the ancient temples at Ayutthaya have re-emerged. CNN's Liz Neisloss reports.
In a dramatic rescue that gave hope to those praying for the survival of their loved ones, rescuers in eastern Turkey pulled a baby, her mother and her grandmother alive from the rubble Tuesday, two days after a devastating earthquake.
At least 18 people were killed Friday in a bombing at a U.N. building in the Nigerian capital, a police spokesman said.
Ethnic violence breaks out in South Sudan, threatening the country's newly-declared independence.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in a phone conversation Wednesday that military and police operations in Syria had stopped, according to a U.N. statement.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to halt the use of force on civilians "immediately."
Family members and supporters of two American hikers who are scheduled to have a "final hearing" Sunday in Iran rallied Friday outside that country's mission to the United Nations and called for their release.
The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday formally approved the nomination of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to a second term as the head of the world body.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was officially chosen Friday for a second term by the U.N. Security Council in a unanimous and widely expected nomination.
After an eventful first term marked by humanitarian crises, a global recession and the Arab Spring, Ban Ki-moon announced Monday his intention to seek a second five-year stint as the United Nations' secretary-general.
Israeli troops fired on protesters trying to cross the fortified border between Syria and the occupied Golan Heights on Sunday, with Syrian authorities reporting more than a dozen dead and hundreds wounded.
Four people were killed in violent clashes between protesters and security forces in several Syrian cities on Friday, a human rights advocate said.
While in Washington on Thursday for talks with U.S. House and Senate leaders, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon predicted the outcome of the crisis in the Ivory Coast would set the tone for other nations in Africa.
The war-torn nation of Iraq is not "immune" to the "wave of civil unrest" sweeping the Arab world, and if it doesn't respond swiftly to grass-roots grievances, the battered country's political and security gains could be threatened, according to a report from U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
The use of lethal force against peaceful demonstrators in Syria was deemed "unacceptable" Friday by the U.N. secretary-general.
As military forces from the Gulf Cooperation Council arrived in Bahrain to help the kingdom control a wave of anti-government protests, the Obama administration and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged GCC members -- including Saudi Arabia -- to act with restraint and to allow the citizens of Bahrain to demonstrate peacefully.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemns the violence in Libya and says those responsible will be held accountable.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned what he called "egregious violations" of human rights Wednesday as Libya tried to crush an ongoing revolt, telling reporters that those who have shed "the blood of innocents" must face punishment.
CNN's Becky Anderson talks with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon about efforts to calm ongoing tension in Korea.
An international scientific panel will investigate the cause of a cholera outbreak in Haiti, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said Friday.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the "political stalemate" in the Ivory Coast could lead to fighting, and he repeated his call for the incumbent to leave office after losing the presidential runoff election last month.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon made an urgent appeal Friday for more money to fight the cholera epidemic in Haiti that has claimed more than 1,800 lives.
Ban Ki-moon, U.N. Secretary-General, talks to CNN's Anna Coren at the G-20 summit in Seoul.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in his hometown of Seoul for the G-20 summit and is calling on nations to not forget about the real reasons why they have gathered in the Korean capital.
The death toll from massive floods in Pakistan rose to 1,497 on Friday as U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said the crisis is a "slow-motion tsunami" that is expected to grow.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday that while he has visited sites of natural disasters around the world, he has never seen anything like the devastation created by flooding in Pakistan.
The United Nations is calling on citizens from around the world to be the next Citizen Ambassador to the United Nations.
The recently leaked memo from departing chief United Nations corruption investigator, Inga-Britt Ahlenius, to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will make it impossible for the White House to support the UN chief's candidacy for a second four-year term next year.
Islamic militants with ties to al Qaeda claimed responsibility Thursday for this week's suicide attack on a television station in Iraq that killed at least six people and wounded 20 others.
A noted human rights activist in the Democratic Republic of Congo has died, a killing said to reflect a "growing trend" in the "intimidation and harassment" of rights defenders in the African nation.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon agreed to delay until April 15 the release of a report on the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, according to a statement from Ban's spokesperson.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has promised Haitians he is focused on maintaining donor solidarity as the quake-torn nation struggles to rebuild, the organization said.
The son of Togo's late dictator has been re-elected president, election officials said, extending the family's four-decade rule in the west African nation.
The United Nations Security Council has approved a proposal to send an additional 2,000 soldiers and 1,500 police officers to quake-ravaged Haiti, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday.
In the week since a 7.0-magnitude earthquake shattered this capital and jolted observers around the world, authorities have buried 70,000 bodies, about a third of the estimated final toll, officials said Tuesday.
Rescue workers pulled a woman out of rubble near Haiti's national cathedral Tuesday, a week after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck.
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon confirms the death of Hedi Annabi and Luiz Carlos da Costa.
The top two civilian officials at the U.N. mission in Haiti were killed in Tuesday's earthquake, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon confirmed Saturday.
U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said Saturday a "deal has been reached" that could be the framework for a binding global climate change treaty.
CNN's Phil Black reports the deal made at the last day of the Copenhagen conference was not what many desired.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged both industrialized and developing countries to do more during this week's Copenhagen summit toward reaching an agreement on limiting carbon emissions.
Singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder has a new title on his resume: United Nations Messenger of Peace.
Somewhere in the world, a child dies of hunger every five seconds -- even though the planet has more than enough food for all.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in the Afghan capital Monday, less than a week after an attack on a guesthouse killed five U.N. workers and wounded nine others.
A webcast with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Amanpour staff.
Back in his native South Korea, the Korean Foreign Ministry nicknamed him "Ban-chusa," meaning "the Bureaucrat" or "the administrative clerk."
Ketsana, downgraded from a typhoon to a tropical depression, set its sights on a fourth nation Wednesday -- barreling toward Laos after leaving a trail of destruction and death across southeast Asia.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday condemned an attack Sunday in southern Sudan that killed 161 people.
After visiting a displacement camp in Sri Lanka on Saturday and flying over the site of the last battle in the country's recently ended civil war, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the sites "appalling."
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon agreed on the need for additional humanitarian aid after meeting with Pakistani President Asif Zardari on Tuesday.
President Barack Obama has invited the leaders of 16 major economies to Washington for a forum on energy and climate next month, the White House announced Saturday.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the leaders of Madagascar to resolve their differences after an anti-government rally a day earlier turned violent and left more than two dozen people dead.
CNN's Richard Quest talks with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon about call for international aid.
Pakistan's economy is so bad, some say they're now willing to steal to feed their families. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.
An explosion rattled Myanmar's main city, Yangon, on Thursday morning, the eve of the one-year anniversary of a junta crackdown on anti-government protesters, police said.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in China Saturday to observe earthquake relief efforts, China's state-run news agency reported.
The Saudis have finally promised to increase oil output. But energy experts are skeptical it will bring much relief
UN chief Ban Ki-moon says $15 billion to $20 billion is needed each year to boost food production to combat hunger
World food production must rise by 50% by 2030 to meet increasing demand, UN chief Ban Ki-moon told world leaders
"Notable progress" has been made in Iraq despite persistent problems, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday at an international summit to promote peace in the violence-wracked country.
Before leaving for Myanmar, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said 25 percent of aid is getting to victims.
Rising food prices, trade tensions and social unrest are prompting a rethink of the EU's ambitious hopes for running cars and trucks on biofuel
The United Nations is establishing a task force to address the global food crisis, which is "increasingly resulting in social tension," the world body said Tuesday.
The United Nations plans to establish a task force to tackle the global food crisis to avert "social unrest on an unprecedented scale," Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said a sharp rise in food prices has developed into a global crisis
A growing food crisis has prompted protests in some spots around the world. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
On the tenth anniversary of Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot's death, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed Tuesday for the senior leaders of the regime to be brought to justice.
As government billboards called on residents in Buenos Aires to enjoy Friday's planned leg of the Olympic torch run, officials in the Argentine capital were planning for possible disruptions such those that have occurred in other relay cities.
U.N. Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon speaks about Kosovo's decleration of independence.
The medical aid charity, Medecins Sans Frontieres, is pulling international staff out of Somalia after three of its members were killed.
A mine exploded Monday on a road in southern Somalia, killing four people -- three members of the medical humanitarian group Medecins Sans Frontieres and a journalist.
A gathering of Presidents and prime ministers looked impressive. But the unspoken question was whether this forum would lead to real change
Security forces have detained four people in the attack on a luxury hotel in the Afghan capital, authorities said Tuesday.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he is "extremely concerned" about the delay in electing a new Lebanese president, a hiatus that has gone "well past the constitutional timeframe."
Climate change is "severe and so sweeping that only urgent, global action" can head it off, a United Nations scientific panel said in a report on global warming issued Saturday.
CNN's Phil Black reports on the latest warnings from climate change scientists and the debate about what to do.
New fighting between Ethiopian troops and Somali insurgents is extinguishing the hope that the chaos was ending
The First Lady talks about her rare bit of international political activism
Severe floods have destroyed more than a tenth of North Korea's farmland at the height of the growing season, official media said Wednesday
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon ducked in surprise when an explosion rattled Baghdad's Green Zone on Thursday where he was delivering a televised news conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.