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Published:January 10th, 2014 12:12 EST

UN Chief Ban Calls On World To Provide More Financial Support To UN

By SOP newswire3

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling today on the international community to provide more political attention, more resources, more support " for the United Nations as it faces an overflowing inbox of conflicts and disasters of growing severity, frequency and complexity " around the world.

The situations in Syria, South Sudan and the Central African Republic have gone from bad to worse, " he said in his first news conference of the new year, highlighting not only the immediate need to end the fighting in all three countries but also the larger imperatives of 2014 in the run-up to reaching the UN`s anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and achieving a global accord to counter climate change.

The year 2015 is the deadline for attaining both targets.

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