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UN seeks to mobilize investment for sust New York, Jun 5 (IBNS): Over 1,000 participants from government, business, international organizations and civil society groups gathered on Wednesday at United Nations Headquarters to kick off a three-day forum designed to mobilize investment and action to realize the goal of ensuring sustainable energy for all. 05-Jun-2014
Libya: UN urges action on political, sec New York, Jun 5 (IBNS): Citing aerial attacks, use of heavy weaponry and civilian casualties in Benghazi and elsewhere in eastern Libya, the United Nations on Wednesday called for an end to the bloodshed and urged the country's officials to agree on precise means to counter terrorism and other challenges to security and state authority. 05-Jun-2014
Syria: UN focuses on removal of remainin New York, Jun 5 (IBNS): Given that the Jun 30, 2014 deadline for the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons programme will not be met, the focus now is on the immediate removal of the remaining materials, the head of the Joint Mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations (OPCW-UN) said on Wednesday. 05-Jun-2014
UN launches 'Tacloban Declaration' to st New York, Jun 5 (IBNS): As the Philippines continues to rebuild from Typhoon Haiyan, the top United Nations official on disaster risk reduction is among the more than 150 representatives, mostly from Asia and Europe, participating in a conference that will detail new policies and principles involving disaster preparation. 05-Jun-2014
UN concerned over rising levels of viole New York, Jun 5 (IBNS): The demand by the UN Security Council for aid access to war-torn Syria has not produced the intended result, the United Nations humanitarian chief said on Wednesday, while warning that the needs of those affected are rising steadily as the conflict rages on. 05-Jun-2014
UN seeks support for Colombians affected New York, Jun 5 (IBNS): Thousands of people are forcibly displaced and hundreds killed every month in Colombia, a senior United Nations humanitarian official on Wednesday said, calling for more support for people affected by five decades of armed conflict and natural disasters in the country. 05-Jun-2014
Somalia: UN urges emergency funding thro New York, Jun 5 (IBNS): The United Nations humanitarian chief on Wednesday called for USD 60 million for the next three months to prevent Somalia "from slipping back into a major humanitarian crisis" as it did during the 2011 famine. 05-Jun-2014
Ban urges South Sudanese rivals to meet New York, Jun 5 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday urged South Sudanese President Salva Kiir to meet with former Vice-President Riek Machar on Monday, as agreed to in the May 9 document that aimed to end the fighting in the world's newest country. 05-Jun-2014
Taliban releases video on US soldier han Kabul, June 4 (IBNS) The Taliban on Wednesday released a video which showed the moment when US soldier Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was handed over by them to the US forces last week. 05-Jun-2014
UN concerned over people lacking proper New York, Jun 4 (IBNS): In the aftermath of the global economic crisis, more than 70 per cent of the world population is without proper social protections, the United Nations labour agency on Tuesday reported, urging governments to scale up investment in child and family benefits, pensions and other public expenditures. 04-Jun-2014
UN initiative taps leadership to advance New York, Jun 4 (IBNS): The United Nations has teamed up with leading businesses to advance women's rights and empowerment through a new advisory council comprised of private sector chiefs with a strong commitment to supporting women and girls. 04-Jun-2014
China: UN urges release of detained soci New York, Jun 4 (IBNS): The United Nations human rights chief on Tuesday voiced concern about the detention of civil society activists, lawyers and journalists in China ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, while also stressing the need to establish the facts surrounding what transpired between 3 and 4 June 1989. 04-Jun-2014
Ban welcomes formation of Palestinian un New York, Jun 4 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday welcomed the announcement of the formation of a Palestinian unity government headed by Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, and hoped that new opportunities for progress towards a two-State solution with Israel will emerge soon. 04-Jun-2014
Ban launches video campaign to end sexua New York, Jun 4 (IBNS): Speaking at the launch of a video campaign on ending sexual violence through gender equality, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday that it is time to demand action to eliminate a scourge that harms millions of women and girls around the world. 04-Jun-2014
Funding shortfall leaves millions hungry New York, Jun 4 (IBNS): Senior United Nations officials for the Great Lakes region of Africa are in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to draw attention to continuing insecurity there, while the world body reported on Tuesday that the fighting and a decrease in financial resources is causing millions of people to go hungry. 04-Jun-2014
Egypt: Ban voices hopes for democracy, s New York, Jun 4 (IBNS): Taking note of the official release of the results of the recent election in Egypt, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday voiced his hope that President-elect Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will support the people's aspirations for a stable and democratic country. 04-Jun-2014
Ban praises contributions of Spain to UN New York, Jun 4 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Spain's Queen Sofia on Tuesday highlighted the continued need for girls' education, addressing the livelihood challenges faced by today's youth and continuing to combat intolerance, while the United Nations chief also recognized the contributions rendered by King Juan Carlos during his reign. 04-Jun-2014
UN concerned over food security situatio New York, Jun 3 (IBNS): The United Nations on Monday voiced increasing concern over the food security situation in Somalia, as food stocks from the previous harvest become depleted and prices continue to rise sharply, and the country experiences late rains and erratic weather patterns. 03-Jun-2014
Youth 2015: UN forum to shape future dev New York, Jun 3 (IBNS): Young people from more than 1,000 youth organizations have gathered on Monday at United Nations Headquarters to add their voices to the ongoing discussion about a new global agenda that will succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). 03-Jun-2014
Iraq: UN confirms reports of 2,200 kille New York, Jun 3 (IBNS): Nearly 800 people were killed in Iraq during the month of May, the majority of them civilians, the United Nations mission in the country has confirmed, urging political leaders to form an inclusive government within the constitutionally mandated time frame and to find a sustainable solution to the situation in Anbar. 03-Jun-2014
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