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Somalia: UN calls for moratorium after e New York, Apr 5 (IBNS): The United Nations human rights office Friday voiced its concern at the "hasty" judicial process in the Somali town of Kismayo that led to the execution of man nine days after he allegedly murdered an elder, and called on authorities to impose a moratorium on the death penalty. 05-Apr-2014
Prague: Ban urges shared global responsi New York, Apr 5 (IBNS): From reducing poverty and hunger to addressing climate change, the world faces big challenges that cannot be tackled alone, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday, highlighting the importance of shared global responsibility in an address to students in the Czech Republic. 05-Apr-2014
UNSC seeks peaceful, credible polls in G New York, Apr 5 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has urged all national stakeholders in Guinea-Bissau to facilitate the conduct of peaceful and credible elections on Apr 13, when citizens of the West African nation will participate in long-delayed president and legislative elections. 05-Apr-2014
UN urges Kazakhstan to end registration New York, Apr 5 (IBNS): The United Nations expert on religious freedom called on Friday on the Kazakhstan Government to halt the mandatory registration of religious communities, which notably affects small groups. 05-Apr-2014
Chadian soldiers responsible for Bangui New York, Apr 5 (IBNS): A preliminary investigation by the United Nations human rights office into the deadly events that took place on Mar 29 in a suburb of Bangui, the crisis-riven capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), has found that Chadian soldiers killed some 30 civilians and seriously wounded more than 300 in an indiscriminate attack on a crowded market. 05-Apr-2014
UN concerned over thousands of IDPs in P New York, Apr 5 (IBNS): The United Nations on Friday sounded the alarm on behalf of some 64,600 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in southern Philippines still living in evacuation centres, transition sites and with host communities, six months after deadly fighting broke out between the rebel Moro National Liberation Front and Government forces in Zamboanga City. 05-Apr-2014
Syrian refugees in Lebanon cross one mil New York, Apr 4 (IBNS): Now in its fourth year, the Syrian conflict hit yet another bleak milestone on Thursday, as the United Nations refugee agency reported that the number of displaced seeking refuge in neighbouring Lebanon has passed the one million mark, putting more pressure on a host community that is already stretched to the breaking point. 04-Apr-2014
UN seeks effort to prevent catastrophe i New York, Apr 4 (IBNS): With no political solution to the conflict that has torn South Sudan apart in sight, senior United Nations officials working in the country stressed on Thursday that they are in a "race against time" ahead of the rainy season to help prevent a health and hunger catastrophe. 04-Apr-2014
UNSC concerned at deteriorating security New York, Apr 4 (IBNS): Deeply concerned at the "considerable deterioration" of the security situation in Darfur over the past year, marked by ongoing clashes between the Sudanese Government and rebels, and an upsurge in inter-communal violence, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday endorsed Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's revised strategic priorities for the joint African Union-UN mission in the long-restive western region of Sudan. 04-Apr-2014
Ban calls on States to join treaty regul New York, Apr 3 (IBNS): Marking the first anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday called on all States that have not yet done so to sign and/or ratify the instrument without delay to facilitate its entry into force. 03-Apr-2014
UN launches study to assess status of cy New York, Apr 3 (IBNS): The United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) launched on Wednesday a unique initiative to measure the levels of cybersecurity in countries, underlining the agency's commitment to building Internet safety capacity at the national level, particularly in developing countries. 03-Apr-2014
Brussels: Ban spotlights crisis in Centr New York, Apr 3 (IBNS): Stating that the world failed to stop the Central African Republic's slide "into a grave political, economic and humanitarian crisis," United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday urged African and European leaders meeting in Brussels to act quickly to end the killing, protect civilians and prevent further inter-communal strife, including through the deployment of a UN peacekeeping force. 03-Apr-2014
Palestine presents applications to join New York, Apr 3 (IBNS): The United Nations confirmed on Wednesday that Palestinian Authority officials have presented letters for accession to 15 international conventions and treaties. 03-Apr-2014
Actress Connie Britton appointed UN good New York, Apr 3 (IBNS): United States actress Connie Britton was appointed on Wednesday Goodwill Ambassador by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with a special focus on poverty eradication and women's empowerment worldwide. 03-Apr-2014
UN agency denounces murder of Egyptian j New York, Apr 2 (IBNS): The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Tuesday denounced the recent murder of Egyptian journalist Mayada Ashraf and called on the Government to bring the perpetrators to justice. 02-Apr-2014
UN seeks more peacekeepers following att New York, Apr 2 (IBNS): With the Central African Republic (CAR) capital of Bangui having relapsed into wider violence, the United Nations human rights office on Tuesday urged States to support the world body's appeal for thousands more peacekeepers and police. 02-Apr-2014
Ban marks genocide prevention as global New York, Apr 2 (IBNS): Addressing the International Conference on Genocide Prevention in Brussels, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday declared that defending human rights is a global responsibility, and called on all Governments to renew their commitment to vigilance and political will to prevent any mass atrocities from ever occurring again. 02-Apr-2014
UN concerned over nutritional deficits i New York, Apr 2 (IBNS): The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) paints a picture of persistent nutrition problems due to vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and stunted growth in its latest snapshot of the Europe and Central Asia. 02-Apr-2014
UN seeks real-time flight data on Malays New York, Apr 2 (IBNS): In the wake of the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the ongoing hunt for the plane, the head of the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) on Tuesday committed the agency to the search for a real-time inflight communications system, drawing on new technology to help improve on the 50-year-old "black box" model. 02-Apr-2014
Guinea-Bissau: UN stresses need for free New York, Apr 2 (IBNS): The United Nations panel dealing with peacebuilding efforts in Guinea-Bissau on Tuesday welcomed the successful preparations for the country's upcoming legislative and presidential elections and called on all stakeholders to cooperate in ensuring that the polls are free and fair. 02-Apr-2014
South Sudan: UN concerned over harassmen New York, Apr 2 (IBNS): Amid growing humanitarian aid needs and despite recent assurances from the Government, the United Nations mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) continues to report increasingly difficult working conditions due to movement restrictions and other harassments against its personnel and partners. 02-Apr-2014
MH 370: Malaysia releases transcript Kuala Lumpur, Apr 1 (IBNS):Malaysia on Tuesday released a transcript of the communications between the cockpit of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370, which was declared lost forever last month, and air traffic controllers and said there was no indication of anything 'abnormal' in it. 02-Apr-2014
Russia's intervention in Ukraine condemn Brussels, Apr 1 (IBNS): The Foreign Ministers of the NATO-Ukraine Commission on Tuesday condemned Russia's intervention in Ukraine."We, the Foreign Ministers of the NATO-Ukraine Commission, are united in our condemnation of Russia's illegal military intervention in Ukraine, and Russia's violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. We do not recognize Russia's illegal and illegitimate 'annexation' of Crimea. We will continue to work together to reach a political and diplomatic solution which respects international law and Ukraine's internationally recognized borders," the NATO said in a statement on Tuesday. 01-Apr-2014
UN denounces mass death sentences in Egy New York, Apr 1 (IBNS): A group of eight United Nations human rights independent experts on Monday urged the Egyptian authorities to quash the 529 death sentences announced in Egypt last week and give the defendants new and fair trials, in line with international human rights law. 01-Apr-2014
UN officials reach South Sudan amid hung New York, Apr 1 (IBNS): Senior United Nations relief officials began a visit to South Sudan on Monday to meet conflict-affected people and to review the ongoing response and needs amid a spiralling humanitarian crisis in the world’s youngest nation. 01-Apr-2014
UN urges to abandon broken, reactive app New York, Apr 1 (IBNS): Relief aid should anticipate and prevent – not just react and treat, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) declared on Monday in a new report that challenges humanitarian and development actors to change the way they operate, and aims to kick-start an urgent global dialogue on preventing crises through effective risk management. 01-Apr-2014
UN to probe violence against women in UK New York, Apr 1 (IBNS): Domestic and sexual violence, sexual bullying and harassment, forced and early marriages, and female genital mutilation – all these issues and more will be on the docket as the United Nations expert tasked with monitoring violence against women launched her first mission in the United Kingdom. 01-Apr-2014
El Salvador: Ban commends turnout for pr New York, Apr 1 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon followed with keen interest the electoral process in El Salvador, whose outcome confirmed the election of Salvador Sanchez Ceren as President. 01-Apr-2014
Internet unsafe for expressing views: BB London, Mar 31 (IBNS) Just over one in two citizens (52%) across 17 countries, including India, polled for the BBC World Service disagree that “the Internet is a safe place to express my opinions,” outnumbering the 40 per cent who agree it is safe. 01-Apr-2014
CAR: Ban says perpetrators will be held New York, Mar 31 (IBNS): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday voiced concern at the latest upsurge in violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), and reminded all those involved that they will be held accountable for their actions and brought to justice. 01-Apr-2014
DR Congo: UNSC extends mandate of interv New York, Mar 29 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Friday extended for one year the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) – along with its Intervention Brigade – noting the need for the Mission to strengthen its support so the Congolese government can address security challenges in line with the aims of a regional peace and security accord. 01-Apr-2014
UN concerned at Turkey’s crackdown on New York, Mar 29 (IBNS): A group of independent United Nations human rights experts on Friday voiced serious concern over the Turkish Government’s measures, taken in the context of upcoming elections, to prevent access to video-sharing website YouTube, a week after social media platform Twitter was shut down. 01-Apr-2014
UN urges Kenya to stop scapegoating refu New York, Mar 29 (IBNS): The United Nations refugee agency on Friday denounced as “scapegoating” the Kenyan Government’s decision earlier this week to order some 50,000 refugees, believed to be mostly Somalis, to report to two camps after a recent upsurge in violence in the region. 01-Apr-2014
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