Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with actor Daniel Craig and designated him as the UN Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Other Explosive Hazards for the next three years. Announcing the designation, the Secretary-General thanked Mr. Craig – known for playing James Bond – for using his star power to draw attention to the causes of mine destruction and mine awareness.  Mr. Craig during his meeting with the Secretary-General.  14 April 2015 United Nations, New York Photo # 628438

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with actor Daniel Craig and designated him as the UN Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Other Explosive Hazards for the next three years. Announcing the designation, the Secretary-General thanked Mr. Craig – known for playing James Bond – for using his star power to draw attention to the causes of mine destruction and mine awareness. Mr. Craig during his meeting with the Secretary-General. 14 April 2015 United Nations, New York Photo # 628438

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (third from right), speaks at today's Ministerial Level Security Council meeting on the maintenance of international peace and security in the Middle East and North Africa and countering terrorist threats in the region.  Also pictured, from left: U. Joy Ogwu, Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations; Sergey V. Lavrov, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; and Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs.  UN…

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (third from right), speaks at today's Ministerial Level Security Council meeting on the maintenance of international peace and security in the Middle East and North Africa and countering terrorist threats in the region. Also pictured, from left: U. Joy Ogwu, Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations; Sergey V. Lavrov, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; and Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs. UN…

United States President Barack Obama (third from left) and Vladimir V. Putin (second from right), President of the Russian Federation, share a toast at a luncheon hosted by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in honour of world leaders attending the general debate of the General Assembly. Also pictured: Andrzej Duda (left), President of the Republic of Poland.  UN Photo/Amanda Voisard 28 September 2015 United Nations, New York Photo # 645617

On Monday, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin toast during a luncheon at the United Nations. Within days, Russia was bombing U. allies in Syria. - Putin humiliates Obama in Syria

Security Council Discusses Continuing Syria Crisis Angelina Jolie Pitt (right), Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), addresses the Security Council meeting on the continuing conflict in Syria and the attendant humanitarian and refugee crises. At her side is the High Commissioner, António Guterres.  UN Photo/Mark Garten 24 April 2015 United Nations, New York Photo # 629406

Security Council Discusses Continuing Syria Crisis Angelina Jolie Pitt (right), Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), addresses the Security Council meeting on the continuing conflict in Syria and the attendant humanitarian and refugee crises. At her side is the High Commissioner, António Guterres. UN Photo/Mark Garten 24 April 2015 United Nations, New York Photo # 629406

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon signs a book of condolences at the Permanent Mission of France to the UN, on the loss of life during the 7 January terrorist attack against the Paris offices of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo. Twelve people were killed in the attack. Pictured behind Mr. Ban: Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson (left) and François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the UN.  UN Photo/Evan Schneider 09 January 2015 New York, United States Photo # 618977

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon signs a book of condolences at the Permanent Mission of France to the UN, on the loss of life during the 7 January terrorist attack against the Paris offices of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo. Twelve people were killed in the attack. Pictured behind Mr. Ban: Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson (left) and François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the UN. UN Photo/Evan Schneider 09 January 2015 New York, United States Photo # 618977

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