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Indonesia plane mishap kills more than 1 Jakarta, June 30 (IBNS) More than 100 people have lost their lives as an Indonesian military transport plane crashed in the country's Medan city, media reports said. 30-Jun-2015
Indonesia: Military plane crash, 37 kill Jakarta, June 30 (IBNS) An Indonesian military transport plane crashed in the country's Medan city, leaving at least 37 people dead on Tuesday, media reports said. 30-Jun-2015
ICC Prosecutor says determination to bri New York, June 30 (IBNS) Over six years since the issuance of the first warrant of arrest against Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday said that her Office's determination to bring "independent and impartial justice" to the people of Sudan remains "unshaken". 30-Jun-2015
Extending mandate of UN mission in Mali, New York, June 30 (IBNS) The Security Council on Monday extended the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) for one year, within the authorized troop ceiling of 11,240 military personnel, including, for the first time, at least 40 military observers to monitor and supervise the country’s newly agreed ceasefire. 30-Jun-2015
UN chief condemns deadly terrorist bombi New York, June 30 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today’s fatal terrorist attack in Cairo which resulted in the killing of Egyptian Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat and the injuring of numerous civilians. 30-Jun-2015
UNESCO unveils global campaign to counte New York, June 30 (IBNS) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Monday launched the Global Coalition Unite for Heritage campaign, which aims to strengthen the mobilization of governments and all heritage stakeholders in the face of deliberate damage to cultural heritage, particularly in the Middle East. 30-Jun-2015
Yemen: Ban deplores attack on UN compoun New York, June 30 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the Coalition-led airstrikes on a United Nations compound in the Yemeni city of Aden, which resulted in serious structural damage and one casualty, a spokesperson for the Organization said today. 30-Jun-2015
Syria: Deputy UN relief chief urges poli New York, June 30 (IBNS) Humanitarian access to civilians trapped by the Syrian conflict is being increasingly obstructed by the ongoing fighting in the country and a shortfall in critical funding, a senior United Nations relief official warned today. 30-Jun-2015
'Journey towards bold climate action is New York, June 30 (BNS) Development cannot be sustainable if it does not address the challenge of climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Member States on Monday as he opened a High-Level Event on Climate Change convened in New York by the President of the UN General Assembly, Sam Kutesa. 30-Jun-2015
Libya talks 'very positive,' reports UN New York, June 30 (IBNS) The United Nations Secretary-General's Special Representative for Libya, Bernardino León, announced on Monday that there is a political agreement amongst the parties on the majority of the elements of the draft proposal they are considering, and he hoped to have them initial it later this week. 30-Jun-2015
UN envoy welcomes Bosnia-Herzegovina cou New York, June 30 (IBNS) The Secretary-General's Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict on Monday welcomed the decision by a Bosnian Herzegovinian court to secure conviction for and award compensatory damages to victims of war-time sexual violence, the United Nations confirmed today. 30-Jun-2015
Security Council extends UN-African Unio New York, June 30 (IBNS) Expressing deep concern at the "serious deterioration" in the security situation in Darfur, the Security Council has decided on Monday to extend for one year, until 30 June 2016, the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in the Western region of Sudan. 30-Jun-2015
UN agency for Palestine refugees announc New York, June 30 (IBNS) The United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees across the Middle East announced on Monday that it will begin reducing staff numbers in an effort to cut costs amid a wider budget shortfall facing the Organization's presence in the region. 30-Jun-2015
UN chief concerned over Burundi's insist New York, June 29 (IBNS) Reiterating his appeal to all Burundian political leaders to consider the wider interest of the people of their country, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday expressed concerns about the Government's insistence on going ahead with elections on 29 June despite the prevailing political and security environment in the country. 29-Jun-2015
'We have this week,' says UN envoy, urgi New York, June 29 (IBNS) From Morocco where he is facilitating the dialogue among Libyan parties, the United Nations envoy for the North African country has stressed that the coming week should be decisive to reach an agreement on the draft political proposal he recently introduced to bring Libya's diverse stakeholders together and ensure peace and stability. 29-Jun-2015
As World Heritage Committee opens sessio New York, June 29 (IBNS) The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) strongly appealed for the international community to help counter the emerging threat of violent extremism and cultural cleansing, in remarks to the opening of the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee today in Bonn, Germany. 29-Jun-2015
Somalia: UN official commends election o New York, June 29 (IBNS) The United Nations envoy for Somalia commended on Sunday the completion of the establishment of the assembly of Galmudug, a region located in the center of the country. 29-Jun-2015
Further militant attacks in Tunisia poss London, June 28 (IBNS): Britain has said that more militant attacks might take place in Tunisia in the upcoming days. 28-Jun-2015
Over 300 hurt in Taiwan Formosa Water Pa Taipei, June 28 (IBNS): More than 300 people were injured in a fire that broke out at an amusement park in Taiwan's New Taipei Bali District on Saturday, media reports said. 28-Jun-2015
Somalia: UN condemns Al Shabaab attack a New York, June 27 (IBNS): United Nations officials have condemned on Friday the attack perpetrated by Al Shabaab militants against an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) base. 27-Jun-2015
In San Francisco, Ban celebrates 70th an New York, June 27 (IBNS): Bringing the idea of the United Nations to life required huge leaps of statecraft to bridge differences, declared Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday in San Francisco, ommemorating the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Charter, which he said "symbolizes the hope and aspirations that we can bring the world as it is a little closer to the world as it should be." 27-Jun-2015
Syria: UN special envoy continues consul New York, June 27 (IBNS) The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, continues his talks with the parties to the conflict in this country within the framework of the Geneva consultations, having on Thursday met with leaders of the Syrian tribes, according to a UN spokesperson. 27-Jun-2015
39 transnational tourists killed in Tuni Sousse, Tunisia, June 27 (IBNS) A gunman disguised as a tourist opened fire at a Tunisian hotel on Friday, killing 39 people of different nationalities in horrific spree of mass murder for which Islamic State claimed the responsibility. 27-Jun-2015
On World Day, UN says efforts to combat New York, June 27 (IBNS) Marking the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, top United Nations officials focused on the need for alternative development for farmers who cultivate illicit crops and for leaders to address drug trafficking and drug abuse that pose as obstacles to sustainable development for the world. 27-Jun-2015
UN agency welcomes European Union measur New York, June 27 (IBNS) The United Nations on Friday welcomed a decision by European Union (EU) leaders to assist up to sixty thousand refugees in need of international protection but warned that much more will have to be done to address the root causes of a steadily increasing global refugee crisis. 27-Jun-2015
Perpetrators of 'reprehensible' terroris New York, June 27 (IBNS) Strongly condemning the terrorist attacks carried out separately on Friday in Tunisia, Kuwait and France, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored that, far from weakening the world’s resolve, the heinous incidents will only strengthen commitment to defeating all forms of terrorism. 27-Jun-2015
Central African Republic's transition ne New York, June 27 (IBNS) The international community must redouble its efforts to help the Central African Republic to fully realize its transition to peace, national reconciliation, reconstruction and the end of impunity, the United Nations independent expert on the human rights situation in the country said today. 27-Jun-2015
Ban appeals to Burundian authorities to New York, June 27 (IBNS) In anticipation of more arrivals, relocation efforts have been sped up over the last days. In May, UNHCR and 17 partners launched the Regional Refugee Response Plan for $207 million to protect and assist up to 200,000 Burundian refugees. Despite the deteriorating situation in Burundi, the plan has realised only 13 per cent of its target, leaving crucial services, such as water, health and sanitation, seriously underfunded. 27-Jun-2015
On UN Charter Day, Ban calls for 'deeper New York, June 27 (IBNS) On June 26th, 1945, the United Nations was born from the ashes and rubble of the Second World War as delegates from fifty nations came together to sign the UN Charter – the Organization's founding document and the bedrock of global peace and development. 27-Jun-2015
Terror attacks hit three countries, seve Kuwait City/Paris/Tunis, June 26 (IBNS): Terrorist attacks in three nations- France, Kuwait and Tunis- left several people dead and triggered panic across continents on Friday. 26-Jun-2015
27 killed in Tunisia hotels attack Tunis, June 26 (IBNS): At least 27 people were killed and several others were injured in an attack on two hotels in Tunisia on Friday. 26-Jun-2015
Blast in Kuwait Shia mosque kills 8 Kuwait City, June 26 (IBNS) At least eight people were killed and several others were hurt as a Shia mosque in Kuwait City after Friday prayers, media reports said. 26-Jun-2015
France: One killed, several injured in s Lyon, June 26 (IBNS) In a suspected Islamist attack, a person has been beheaded and several others were injured in France city of Lyon, media reports said. 26-Jun-2015
'We are getting closer to a solution,' s New York, June 26 (IBNS) Previewing what he hopes will be the last round of United Nations-backed political talks on Libya, the UN envoy for the country said on Thursdaythe fact that all the participants in the dialogue have accepted a fourth draft proposal as the basis for a final political solution is “extremely encouraging” that agreement could be reached during discussions over the coming days. 26-Jun-2015
Colombia: UN chief concerned about uptic New York, June 26 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern over the current upsurge in fighting in Colombia in a reversal of recent attempts to de-escalate the country’s long-standing armed conflict, the United Nations spokesperson’s office has reported. 26-Jun-2015
Senior UN official urges States to ensur New York, June 26 (IBNS) Schools and universities must remain immune to the violence wrought by global conflicts, the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, has affirmed as she urged Member States to commit to safeguarding places of learning from the ravages of war. 26-Jun-2015
Haiti: UN envoy urges that deportations New York, June 26 (IBNS) Amid ongoing concern about the status of thousands of immigrants living in the Dominican Republic, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Haiti, Sandra Honore, said that deportations carried out by Santo Domingo authorities should not result in statelessness of people of Haitian descent. 26-Jun-2015
Security Council welcomes 'extraordinary New York, June 26 (IBNS) The Security Council on Thursdayrecognized and welcomed the extraordinary efforts of the United Nations to convene the UN-brokered political consultations on Yemen, strongly encouraging the parties to consider the UN Special Envoy’s proposals to advance the process. 26-Jun-2015
Security Council extends mandate of UN O New York, June 26 (IBNS) The Security Council on Thursday decided to extend the mandate of the UN Operation in Cote d'Ivoire (UNOCI) for another year, until 30 June 2016, as well as the authorization it provides to the French Forces in order to support the mission. 26-Jun-2015
Yemen: UN releases emergency funding for New York, June 26 (IBNS) The United Nations humanitarian arm on Thursdayannounces it will provide a critical injection of emergency funding in order to accelerate relief efforts to war-trapped civilians in Yemen, the Organization has confirmed. 26-Jun-2015
UN rights chief calls opening of office New York, June 26 (IBNS) The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, on Thursdaycalled the opening in Seoul, Republic of Korea, of an office to work on human rights issues in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) a "breakthrough that would have been unthinkable only a few years ago." 26-Jun-2015
Celebrating vital role of seafarers, UN New York, June 26 (IBNS) On the Day of the Seafarer, the United Nations is issuing a strong call to young people to consider seafaring as a career, including with the UN maritime agency, which could offer them a chance to experience “real adventure” in a workplace that might be a hundred thousand-ton oil tanker or a cargo ship navigating the world’s oceans with beautiful landscapes and also a stimulating job in a truly hi-tech environment. 26-Jun-2015
At Security Council, UN political chief New York, June 25 (IBNS) During the past month, the security situation in the Middle East remained tense, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, on Wednesday reported to the Security Council. 25-Jun-2015
Yemen: UN envoy optimistic for humanitar New York, June 25 (IBNS) Yemeni stakeholders remain on the path towards reviving a much-needed political transition despite the country’s ongoing hostilities, the United Nations Special Envoy for the Gulf state, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, said on Wednesday as he urged all parties to observe a humanitarian truce aimed at helping the delivery of critical relief aid to Yemeni civilians. 25-Jun-2015
UN deputy chief asks stakeholders to con New York, June 25 (IBNS) The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund is “something positive which works, in a troubled, turbulent and turmoil-driven world,” Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said today, while asking its stakeholders to consider devoting a small amount of assessed contributions for peacebuilding purposes. 25-Jun-2015
UN Somalia envoy condemns latest terrori New York, June 25 (IBNS) The top United Nations official in Somalia has condemned "in the strongest terms" today's Al-Shabaab terrorist attack against a convoy from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the capital of Mogadishu, resulting in a number of casualties. 25-Jun-2015
Thousands of civilians fleeing 'rule of New York, June 25 (IBNS) A United Nations-appointed commission of inquiry on Wednesday warned that the dire situation in Eritrea can no longer be ignored and called on the UN Human Rights Council to maintain close scrutiny on violations committed in the Horn of Africa nation that may constitute crimes against humanity. 25-Jun-2015
UN Libya envoy meets with armed groups i New York, June 24 (IBNS) As part of an overall United nations-supported effort on the security track of Libya’s national dialogue, the United Nations envoy for country has met in Misrata with representatives of armed groups, stressing the importance of local ceasefires and reconciliation agreements are welcome developments. 24-Jun-2015
Ban hails creation of International Day New York, June 24 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the United Nations General Assembly’s decision to establish 19 June as the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, a spokesperson for the Organization announced today. 24-Jun-2015
UN deputy chief urges ramped-up support New York, June 24 (IBNS) The international community must boost material and financial support for peacebuilding initiatives in order to better help countries emerging from conflict build a sustainable and peaceful future, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said today. 24-Jun-2015
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