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Ban, Security Council condemn terrorist New York, Jan 31 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council on Thursdaycondemned the terrorist attacks on towns in the northern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, which killed and injured dozens of Egyptian soldiers and people. 31-Jan-2015
UN relief agencies in Ukraine urge full New York, Jan 31 (IBNS) The United Nations in Ukraine is alarmed over the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the eastern part of the country, where heavy fighting has intensified in recent days, and is calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities to allow aid to reach civilians. 31-Jan-2015
UN highlights power of social media in m New York, Jan 31 (IBNS) The United Nations is holding its first ever Social Media Day at its New York Headquarters today, in an event featuring social media professionals, digital diplomacy practitioners and academics who are sharing their experiences, discussing trends and proving insights into their work. 31-Jan-2015
Ban voices optimism on Colombia peace as New York, Jan 31 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursdayvoiced encouragement as Colombian stakeholders prepare to resume peace talks in Havana, Cuba, next week in an effort to end the country's decades-long internal conflict. 31-Jan-2015
Scourge of sexual violence in armed conf New York, Jan 31 (IBNS) Despite some positive developments across the United Nations system, the task of protecting civilians has become more onerous as conflicts have become increasingly vicious, with the brutalization of women a deplorable persisting trend, a senior UN relief official said today, as she urged the Security Council to press all conflict parties to abide by their international obligations towards civilian protection. 31-Jan-2015
UN refugee agency commends Greece on asy New York, Jan 31 ((IBNS) Greece has made progress in reforming its asylum system despite challenging economic and political circumstances, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) confirmed today, adding nonetheless that much more needed to be done to accommodate the influx of asylum-seekers and refugees. 31-Jan-2015
In Addis Ababa, senior UN officials pled New York, Jan 31 (IBNS) Addressing the African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the start of what he called a “crucial year for global action to secure our global future,” the United Nations Secretary-General on Thursdaysaid he looked forward to African countries realizing their massive cultural, human and economic potential. 31-Jan-2015
UN appeals for funds as ongoing violence New York, Jan 31 (IBNS) The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is appealing for more funds to help address the recent exodus of refugees into Cameroon from Nigeria, saying that a risk in attacks on both sides of that border has made it increasingly risky for humanitarian agencies to operate there. 31-Jan-2015
After intense flooding, Malawi desperate New York, Jan 31 (IBNS) The international community must rapidly respond to the devastating flooding affecting Malawi with critical humanitarian aid and appropriate funding, a group of United Nations human rights experts affirmed on Friday, warning that the African country was facing “its worst flooding in living memory.” 31-Jan-2015
South Sudan: UN warns surge in Sudanese New York, Jan 31 (IBNS) Sudanese refugees continue to pour into South Sudan as they flee aerial bombardments and ground attacks in the war-torn Nuba Mountains in Sudan, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday, as it warned that many of the settlement camps are quickly reaching full capacity. 31-Jan-2015
Ban condemns destruction of villages, di New York, Jan 30 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday condemned the reported aerial bombardment and destruction of villages in the Golo locality of Central Darfur, and expressed concern over the worsening security situation, which has seen thousands of civilians displaced. 30-Jan-2015
Iraq: UN mission applauds Government inv New York, Jan 30 (IBNS) The UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) has welcomed the Government's decision to conduct a full investigation into the alleged sectarian killing of dozens of civilians by armed groups in Iraq's eastern Diyala province. 30-Jan-2015
Haiti: Security Council visit sheds impo New York, Jan 30 (IBNS) Members of the Security Council heard briefings on Thursday from the co-leads of a trip taken by the body to Haiti, where they saw first-hand the critical work being done by the United Nations Mission there in support of a better future for the country’s people. 30-Jan-2015
As fallen peacekeeper honoured in Lebano New York, Jan 30 (IBNS) A memorial service was held this morning at Lebanon’s International Airport in Beirut in honour of a peacekeeper from the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) who lost his life on Wednesday in the line of duty in the southern part of the country. 30-Jan-2015
Mali: Ban deplores violent protests agai New York, Jan 30 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the deadly protests against a United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) compound in the northern city of Gao, which left several people dead and a number of others injured. 30-Jan-2015
Children face 'new generation' of crises The United Nations on Thursday launched its biggest ever humanitarian appeal to fund globe-spanning responses to emergencies and threats “stalking children in ways never before seen” and putting them in extraordinary danger of violence, hunger, disease and abuse. 30-Jan-2015
UN forecasts 'worrisome' 2015 outlook on New York, Jan 30 (IBNS) Malnutrition rates are “stubbornly high” in Somalia with more than 200,000 children requiring emergency nutrition, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the African nation said on Thursday as he projected a “worrisome” outlook for 2015. 30-Jan-2015
DR Congo: Security Council renews sancti New York, Jan 30 (IBNS) The United Nations Security Council on Thursday renewed its sanctions on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to prevent the supply, sale or transfer of arms, training, and financing, to armed groups. 30-Jan-2015
Security Council approves 6-month extens New York, Jan 30 (IBNS) The Security Council on Thursday extended the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) – one of the longest running UN missions still in operation – until 31 July 2015, noting that despite some progress made in negotiations between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot sides, a “comprehensive and durable settlement” is still lacking. 30-Jan-2015
UNESCO chief denounces killing of journa New York, Jan 30 (IBNS) The head of the United Nations agency mandated to defend freedom of expression and press freedom on Thursday denounced the killing of five journalists in South Sudan and an Iraqi broadcaster, who was killed while covering fighting in the north of the country. 30-Jan-2015
Parties agree 'in principle' to move UN- New York, Jan 30 (IBNS) Participants in the United Nations-facilitated Libyan political dialogue in discussions in Geneva this week have agreed "on the principle" of convening future dialogue sessions in Libya, provided that logistical and security conditions are available. 30-Jan-2015
Malaysia officially declares MH370 crash Kuala Lumpur, Jan 29 (IBNS): Malaysia's Civil Aviation Authority on Thursday officially declared the MH370 crash an accident after it could not locate the missing aircraft. 29-Jan-2015
ISIL threatens to kill Jordanian pilot b Amman, Jan 29 (IBNS) Setting a fresh deadline, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has said it would kill the captive Jordanian pilot if the Al-Qaeda-linked female bomber in prison was not released by sunset on Thursday. 29-Jan-2015
UN Assembly hears Holocaust survivor's p New York, Jan 29 (IBNS) As part of the annual events at the United Nations to mark the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, the General Assembly on Wednesday heard a Holocaust survivor and a former World War II veteran recount the horrors they had witnessed some 70 years ago as they urged the world “not to forget that all human life is sacred.” 29-Jan-2015
After Davos, UN paves way forward in add New York, Jan 29 (IBNS) On the heels of the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the United Nations has reiterated its commitment to leading the charge on development, gender equality and climate issues by including the voices of the global citizenry in the decision-making process and leveraging breakthrough technologies to create more participatory syste 29-Jan-2015
Libya: UN Secretary General condemns 'in New York, Jan 29 (IBNS) The United Nations Secretary-General has condemned today, in the strongest terms, the attack that took place at the Corinthia Hotel, in Tripoli on Tuesday. 29-Jan-2015
Mali: UN Mission to investigate deadly p New York, Jan 29 (IBNS) The United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has launched an investigation into the events surrounding a violent protest in the northern city of Gao on Tuesday during which several people were reportedly killed and a number of others injured. 29-Jan-2015
Lack of funding hampering humanitarian a New York, Jan 29 (IBNS) More funding is urgently required for humanitarian organizations to help people in desperate need in Syria, the United Nations Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council on Wednesday during a briefing on the situation in the country. 29-Jan-2015
El Salvador's pardon for woman jailed fo New York, Jan 29 (IBNS) The decision by El Salvador to pardon a woman convicted of aggravated homicide after suffering a miscarriage must "mark a turning point" for the authorities to review the sentences against all women jailed for pregnancy-related complications, a group of United Nations human rights experts said today. 29-Jan-2015
Caribbean and Latin American Summit take New York, Jan 29 (IBNS) A new plan to combat hunger in the Caribbean and Latin America presented by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is being considered for adoption at a summit of the region’s leaders taking place on Wednesday and on Thursday in the Costa Rican capital. 29-Jan-2015
UN rights experts applaud Netherlands Go New York, Jan 29 (IBNS) A group of United Nations human rights experts has welcomed the decision by the Government of the Netherlands to grant funding for municipalities that provide emergency shelters to homeless migrants in a reversal from the Dutch authorities' earlier position. 29-Jan-2015
UN 'blue helmet' killed near site of Leb New York, Jan 29 (IBNS) Amid what Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has described as a “serious deterioration of the security situation in Southern Lebanon,” the United Nations Interim Force there (UNIFIL) has launched an investigation into the death of a peacekeeper on Wednesday near the border with Israel, according to a statement released by the Mission. 29-Jan-2015
Farmers in southern Malawi in urgent nee New York, Jan 29 (IBNS) The United Nations agriculture agency is working closely with Malawi’s Government on a $16 million response plan aimed at protecting farmers from severe flooding that has destroyed fields and homes, washed away animals and crops, and threatens local food security. 29-Jan-2015
Middle East envoy Serry 'outraged' by at New York, Jan 29 (IBNS) The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Process, Robert Serry, has expressed outrage by the assault on the UN premises in Gaza this morning. 29-Jan-2015
UN expert urges Kazakhstan to boost righ New York, Jan 29 (IBNS) An independent United Nations rights expert on Wednesday urged the Government of Kazakhstan to match the country's economic successes of the past quarter century with a ramped-up focus on human rights by opening up the Central Asian state's democratic spaces. 29-Jan-2015
Security Council strongly condemns terro New York, Jan 28 (IBNS) The United Nations Security Council today condemned in the strongest terms the deadly terrorist attack against the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli, Libya, and underlined the need to bring the perpetrators, financiers and sponsors of such “reprehensible” acts to justice. 28-Jan-2015
Yemen: UN special envoy welcomes release New York, Jan 28 (IBNS) The United Nations envoy on Yemen has welcomed the release today of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's chief of staff, and urged the opposition group Ansarallah which had abducted the official last week "to undertake steps that would be in the best interest of all political sides and the people of Yemen." 28-Jan-2015
As shelling batters Ukraine's cities, co New York, Jan 28 (IBNS) The continued shelling of Ukraine's urban centres serves as a shocking reminder of the price being paid by the country's children and families, a UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) official said today as she warned that the intensifying violence in the Eastern European country was increasingly putting children's lives in danger. 28-Jan-2015
'We are being tested again,' Ban warns a New York, Jan 28 (IBNS)Seventy years ago today, allied forces liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau, the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, urging renewed vigilance to eradicate the deep roots of hatred as anti-Semitic attacks continue and vulnerable communities around the world bury their dead while living in fear of further violence. 28-Jan-2015
South Sudan: UN welcomes demobilization New York, Jan 28 (IBNS) The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is celebrating the release of some 3,000 South Sudanese child soldiers today in what is being hailed as one of the largest ever demobilizations of children in a zone of conflict. 28-Jan-2015
Lack of funds forces UN agency to halt G New York, Jan 28 (IBNS): The United Nations agency tasked with assisting Palestinian refugees across the Middle East announced today that a major funding shortfall has forced the suspension of its cash assistance programme that would have helped families in Gaza repair their homes and provide rental subsidies to people left homeless after last year's conflict in the enclave. 28-Jan-2015
Nine killed in Libya hotel attack Tripoli, Jan 28 (IBNS) At least nine people were killed as militants attacked a hotel in Libyan capital Tripoli on Tuesday, media reports said on Wednesday. 28-Jan-2015
UN agency sounds warning over Iraqis dis New York, Jan 28 (IBNS) The United Nations has said today that many recently displaced Iraqis in the south of the strife-riven country are facing a “critical” humanitarian situation. 28-Jan-2015
As police, protesters clash in Egypt, UN New York, Jan 28 (IBNS): “Deeply disturbed” by the deaths resulting from recent clashes between security forces and protesters in Egypt, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, has urged for an end to the excessive use of force, his spokesperson said today. 28-Jan-2015
UN South Sudan Mission condemns killing New York, Jan 28 (IBNS) The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) hsa strongly condemned the killing of eleven civilians, five of them journalists, in a roadside ambush on Sunday. 28-Jan-2015
Emirates suspends flights to Baghdad aft Dubai, Jan 28 (IBNS) Several airlines , including Emirates, have suspended flights to Baghdad after a flydubai flight was hit by bullets while it was landing at Baghdad airport. 28-Jan-2015
World must 'wake up' to enormity of Cent New York, Jan 28 (IBNS) The top United Nations humanitarian official in the Central African Republic (CAR) is calling for increased protection of displaced communities in the northern town of Batangafo, where relief agencies are working hard to ease suffering as the country's ongoing conflict drives a steady stream of terrified people into the area seeking safety. 28-Jan-2015
3 killed in Libya hotel attack Tripoli, Jan 27 (IBNS) At least three people were killed and 12 others were injured as several gunmen attacked a hotel in Libya's Tripoli city on Tuesday, media reports said. 27-Jan-2015
Libya: Gunmen attack hotel Tripoli, Jan 27 (IBNS) Militants have attacked a hotel at Tripoli city in Libya, media reports said on Tuesday. 27-Jan-2015
Ukraine: Minsk peace accords must be rev New York, Jan 27 (IBNS) Briefing the Security Council on recent developments in Ukraine, Jeffrey Feltman, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, called on Monday for revival of the Minsk Accords and an immediate end to hostilities. 27-Jan-2015
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