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UN envoy in South Sudan to step down aft New York, May 31 (IBNS): The top United Nations envoy in South Sudan announced on Friday that she is stepping down from her post in July after leading the world body's efforts in the country for nearly three years. 31-May-2014
CAR: UNSC condemns latest wave of violen New York, May 31 (IBNS): Strongly condemning the latest wave of fighting in the Central African Republic, including Wednesday's deadly attack in the capital, Bangui, on a church that was sheltering thousands of people, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Friday demanded that all armed groups put aside their weapons and take immediate steps "to end the cycle of violence and retaliation." 31-May-2014
Toronto: Ban urges investment on health New York, May 31 (IBNS): Despite major global progress in improving the health of children and their mothers, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged participants at a summit in Toronto to show the leadership, build the key partnerships, generate the financing and devise the creative solutions needed to deliver a world of health, safety and possibility for every woman and every child. 31-May-2014
UN warns of failure to refer Syria to in New York, May 31 (IBNS): A group of independent United Nations human rights experts on Friday emphasized that the United Nations Security Council's inability to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC) leaves the door wide open for new atrocities in the ongoing conflict. 31-May-2014
UN advocates for higher tobacco taxes to New York, May 31 (IBNS): Ahead of World No Tobacco Day, the United Nations health agency is calling on countries to raise taxes on tobacco to encourage users to stop and prevent other people from becoming addicted to tobacco. 31-May-2014
UN, China open door to carbon financing New York, May 31 (IBNS): The United Nations agricultural agency on Friday announced that with Chinese partners, it has developed a new methodology which relies on soil sampling or computer modeling to measure the impact that restored grasslands have in mitigating climate change, and to help farmers tap into carbon markets. 31-May-2014
UN honours blue helmets, seeks adaptive New York, May 30 (IBNS): Hailing the "long and proud" history of United Nations peacekeeping - with over one million "blue helmets" having served in more than 70 operations on four continents since 1948 - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led the Organization on Thursday in honouring those men and women who lost their lives in the past year, while looking to the future, envisioning a modern, global force that can effectively tackle emerging peace and security challenges. 30-May-2014
UNSC condemns attack at Jewish Museum in New York, May 30 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has condemned "in the strongest terms" the recent terrorist attack against the Jewish Museum in Brussels, which resulted in loss of life and injuries and may have had a possible anti-Semitic motivation behind it. 30-May-2014
Ban condoles death of celebrated African New York, May 30 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon mourned the death of celebrated African-American poet and author Maya Angelou, saying the United Nations owed her a particular debt of gratitude for the moving poem she wrote for the world body's 50th anniversary. 30-May-2014
UN urges Morocco to expedite pending law New York, May 30 (IBNS): Morocco has made great strides towards the better promotion and protection of human rights, United Nations High Commissioner Navi Pillay said at the end of her first official visit to the country, but urged officials to approve pending draft laws and more robustly implement and enforce new legislation. 30-May-2014
CAR: Ban deplores recent attacks, urges New York, May 30 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday strongly condemned the recent attacks in the Central African Republic (CAR) and encouraged the country's Transitional Authority to do everything within its means to prevent further violence and to hold the perpetrators to account. 30-May-2014
UNSC extends missions in Abyei, Guinea-B New York, May 30 (IBNS): The UN Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday extended the United Nations peacekeeping force in Abyei - an area contested by Sudan and South Sudan - as well as the missions assisting Guinea-Bissau and Somalia with their efforts to advance stability, security and development. 30-May-2014
Troop contributions from non-traditional New York, May 30 (IBNS): The United Nations keeps the peace in some of the world's most violent places, and increasingly its peacekeepers are from Member States that are first-time contributors to UN peacekeeping operations with military personnel or civilian staff. 30-May-2014
UN welcomes African campaign to end chil New York, May 30 (IBNS): Two United Nations agencies on Thursday welcomed the first campaign by the African Union to end child marriage, a practice that robs over 17 million girls - 1 in 3 - across the continent of their youth. 30-May-2014
Lebanon: UNSC urges election amid presid New York, May 30 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday voiced its disappointment and concern that the election for a new Lebanese President has not taken place within the constitutional timeframe. 30-May-2014
UN concerned over ignored aid access in New York, May 30 (IBNS): Three months after the UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution aiming to boost humanitarian aid access in Syria, a senior United Nations official is once again appealing for rapid, unhindered and safe access to besieged Syrians. 30-May-2014
UN urges partners to break silence on op New York, May 29 (IBNS): It is time to talk about open defecation, the United Nations declared on Wednesday, launching a new campaign to end the practice and improve access to toilets and latrines for the 2.5 billion people worldwide without basic sanitation. 29-May-2014
UNESCO concerned by killing of news edit New York, May 29 (IBNS): The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom on Wednesday voiced deep concern over the killing of newspaper editor Meftah Bouzid in Libya earlier this week. 29-May-2014
Syria blighted by joblessness, desperati New York, May 29 (IBNS): Even as the death toll from Syria's three-year civil war continues to rise, the country's human development has also suffered immense collateral damage - the economy has been gutted, the healthcare system is in ruins, and education facilities are "teetering" - according to a new joint United Nations report out on Wednesday. 29-May-2014
Syria: UN to create safeguard observator New York, May 29 (IBNS): In hopes of ebbing the 'cultural haemorrhage' in Syria, the United Nations cultural agency on Wednesday announced that it will establish an observatory to monitor and access the state of Syria's cultural heritage which is 'reaching the point of no return.' 29-May-2014
UNSC concerned over deadly fighting in e New York, May 29 (IBNS): In the United Nations Security Council's (UNSC) first meeting on Ukraine since the presidential election there, United Nations political chief Jeffrey Feltman said violence in the country's east has dramatically increased and reiterated Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's call on President-elect Petro Poroshenko to steer the country away from instability. 29-May-2014
UN concerned over South Sudanese people New York, May 28 (IBNS): Some 70,000 more people have fled their homes in South Sudan since a May 9 agreement was signed to end the fighting that has ravaged the world's youngest nation for over six months, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday. 28-May-2014
UN convenes major event on sustainable c New York, May 28 (IBNS): With 6.3 billion people expected to live in urban areas by 2050, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on Tuesday kicked off a three-day event to look at challenges and opportunities for the sustainable future of cities. 28-May-2014
UN urges protections for Sri Lankans mig New York, May 28 (IBNS): A United Nations human rights expert called on Tuesday on the Government of Sri Lanka to increase its attention and efforts to prevent exploitation of its nationals working abroad, including by shoring up protections at all levels. 28-May-2014
UN agencies scale up relief measures in New York, May 28 (IBNS): A ceasefire agreed between the Government and three rebel groups in restive northern Mali appears to be holding, the United Nations reported on Tuesday, warning however that recent deadly violence in the flashpoint city of Kidal has displaced some 4,000 people who now desperately need food, water and other necessities. 28-May-2014
UN calls for resolution of Somalia polit New York, May 28 (IBNS): The United Nations, the European Union and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Tuesday issued a joint appeal for a resolution of the political crisis in Somalia, adding that they stand ready to hold to account anyone who poses an obstacle to progress in the Horn of Africa nation. 28-May-2014
Ban welcomes peaceful polls in Ukraine New York, May 28 (IBNS): While welcoming the 'generally peaceful' nature of Ukraine's weekend presidential elections, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday expressed concern that eligible voters in some parts of the county's crisis torn eastern region were not allowed to participate in the national poll. 28-May-2014
Azerbaijan: UN seeks peace to resolve pr New York, May 28 (IBNS): The United Nations independent expert on the human rights of internally displaced persons ended his official visit to Azerbaijan with an urgent appeal on Tuesday for a peaceful settlement to restore the human rights of some 600,000 people who have been displaced for more than two decades. 28-May-2014
UNSC extends UN mission in South Sudan New York, May 28 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Tuesday extended the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and revised its mandate to give priority to the task of protecting civilians and to address the security, humanitarian and political crisis that has gripped the nation for the past six months. 28-May-2014
Malaysia: UN convenes meeting on flight New York, May 28 (IBNS): Some two months after a Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 vanished shortly after take-off from Kuala Lumpur, the Government-led, United Nations-supported effort to secure reforms in the way all commercial jetliners are tracked gathered industry leaders and aviation experts met recently in the Malaysian capital to weigh options on real-time tracking measures. 28-May-2014
UN concerned over lack of consultation o New York, May 28 (IBNS): The lack of consultative process on three draft laws has set a worrying precedent for future key legislation, according to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Surya P. Subedi. 28-May-2014
UN welcomes Pristina, Belgrade peace eff New York, May 28 (IBNS): Despite a slower pace recently on implanting the aims of the European Union-led political dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council on Tuesday the two sides have "narrowed their remaining differences," and that he hopes once elections are complete in Kosovo, the dialogue will resume without delay. 28-May-2014
MH370: Raw satellite data released Kuala Lumpur, May 27 (IBNS) The Malaysian government on Tuesday released the raw data used that was used to trace the flight pattern of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 which went missing in March. 27-May-2014
UN urges Brazzaville to halt expulsion o New York, May 27 (IBNS): Senior United Nations officials on Monday demanded that Republic of the Congo immediately stops expelling citizens from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and called for an investigation into allegations of sexual violence and other human rights violations. 27-May-2014
Ban urges Lebanon to elect president wit New York, May 26 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday regretted that the Lebanese Parliament was unable to elect a new president within the timeframe set by the constitution and called on the country's leaders to select a new one "without delay". 26-May-2014
Ban urges efforts to unleash Africa's po New York, May 26 (IBNS): The world must do more to unleash Africa's full potential in agriculture, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday said while also urging the continent's leaders and development partners to combat growing social and economic inequalities. 26-May-2014
Syria: UN condemns attack during aid dis New York, May 26 (IBNS): The United Nations humanitarian chief on Sunday expressed outrage at a deliberate attack on a humanitarian warehouse in the Damascus province of Syria, which occurred as aid workers were preparing to distribute urgently needed supplies to hundreds of families in the besieged city. 26-May-2014
Brussels: Ban strongly condemns Jewish M New York, May 26 (IBNS): Following a shooting on Sunday at the Jewish Museum of Brussels, which may have been an act of anti-Semitism, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday reiterated his strong condemnation of all forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance. 26-May-2014
China: 5 killed in mine mishap Beijing, May 25 (IBNS): At least five people died and four others went missing after a colliery gas burst at a mine in China's Guizhou Province, media reports said on Sunday. 25-May-2014
China: 23 terror, religious extremism gr Beijing, May 25 (IBNS); As many as 23 terror and religious extremism groups have been busted in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Regions, reports said on Sunday. 25-May-2014
US rampage: Killer identified as Hollywo Washington, May 25 (IBNS): A US college student, who had killed six people during a murderous rampage on Friday in the seaside college community of Isla Vista, close to theUniversity of California at Santa Barbara, had taped a video vowing a "day of retribution" against women who had sexually shunned him before committing the crime, media reports said on Sunday. 25-May-2014
UNSC condemns attack on Indian consulate New York, May 24 (IBNS): The UN Security Council has condemned in the strongest terms the attack on the Indian consulate in the western Afghan province of Herat and called for those responsible of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to be brought to justice. 25-May-2014
Senior UN officials condemn attack on So New York, May 24 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his special representative in Somalia, Nicholas Kay, on Saturday condemned an attack by suicide bombers and gunmen on the Federal Parliament, in the capital Mogadishu, where legislators were in session. 25-May-2014
US condemns attack on Somali Parliament Washington, May 24 (IBNS): The United States on Saturday condemned attack performed by militants on the Somali Parliament. 25-May-2014
Somalia's Parliament attacked, 10 killed Mogadishu, May 24 (IBNS): At least 10 people were killed as militants attacked Somalia's Parliament building on Saturday. 25-May-2014
Earthquake shakes Greece, Turkey, above Alexandroupolis, Greece, May 24 (IBNS): More than 100 people were injured in Turkey as an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale hit south-southwest of Alexandroupolis city in Greece on Saturday, media reports said. 24-May-2014
UN urges restoration of rule of law foll New York, May 24 (IBNS): The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday urged Thailand to ensure respect for human rights and a prompt restoration of the rule of law, echoing a call made on Thursday by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon following the military coup. 24-May-2014
ICC sentences former Congolese militia l New York, May 24 (IBNS): The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday sentenced former militia leader Germain Katanga to 12 years in prison for war crimes committed in relation to a 2003 attack in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). 24-May-2014
UN urges adoption of treaty against forc New York, May 24 (IBNS): Independent United Nations human rights experts dealing with the issues of slavery, migrants and trafficking on Friday called on governments to adopt a legally binding international protocol to respond to the scourge of forced labour. 24-May-2014
Boko Haram put on UN terror sanctions li New York, May 24 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council has added Boko Haram, the Nigerian militant group that has claimed responsibility for the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in mid-April, to its list of Al-Qaida associates subject to financial sanctions and an arms embargo. 24-May-2014
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