UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon warns that the crisis may soon become "uncontrollable". The Commander of the United States Pacific Command Samuel J. Locklear describes the situation as a threat to the U.S but states that North Korean missiles will not be destroyed, unless a serious threat.
Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon calls for the "violence and intimidation" to "stop", saying that events have taken "a deeply troubling turn" and branding restrictions on the media as "utterly unacceptable".
Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon warns against attacks on demonstrators while visiting the English cities of Oxford and London. [http:--af.reuters.com-article-egyptNews-idAFLDE71120F20110202 (Reuters)] [http:--www.bangkokpost.com-breakingnews-219587-attacks-on-protestors-unacceptable ("Bangkok Post")]date=August 2019
The United Nations estimates that four million people have become homeless as a result of the 2010 Pakistan floods; Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, speaking in New York, states that the floods are a "slow-motion tsunami" as he calls for more funds to assist those affected.
An international conference on the future of Afghanistan opens in Kabul co-chaired by the President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai and the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon. The conference endorses a goal for Afghan forces to lead security operations across the country by 2014. Afghan President Hamid Karzai suggests raising the size of the Afghan National Army to 170,000 troops and the Afghan National Police to 134,000 officers by 2011.