Title Description Posted Date
Yemen: UN begins food aid distribution i New York, Jul 31 (IBNS): The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun distribution of food to around 340,000 people in eight of the worst-affected areas of the southern Yemeni port city of Aden. 31-Jul-2015
Small islands need partnerships to battl New York, Jul 31 (IBNS): The global challenges facing the small island developing States (SIDS) are the international community’s collective responsibility, on Thursday stated the top United Nations official at the Security Council. 31-Jul-2015
UN urges action to combat human traffick New York, Jul 31 (IBNS): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged every country to join the fight against human trafficking as United Nations agencies and their partners vowed to work together to support and protect victims of this transnational crime, while pursuing and prosecuting criminals and their networks. 31-Jul-2015
UN urges action to tackle illegal wildli New York, Jul 31 (IBNS): Recognizing that wild animals and plants are an “irreplaceable part of the natural systems of the Earth,” the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday urged its Member States to take decisive steps to prevent, combat and eradicate the illegal trade in wildlife, “on both the supply and demand sides.” 31-Jul-2015
Momentum building for UN-backed accord t New York, Jul 31 (IBNS): Thirteen additional countries need to ratify an agreement brokered by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to combat illegal fishing by blocking ports to ships known or believed to be carrying illicit catches that account for more than 15 per cent of global output, the agency said onn Thursday. 31-Jul-2015
Marking International Day of Friendship, New York, Jul 31 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday praised a Paraguayan man whose “profound vision that the forces of animosity and hatred in our world are no match for the power of the human spirit” led to the creation of the International Day of Friendship, which falls on July 30 every year. 31-Jul-2015
UNESCO voices alarm at reported killing New York, Jul 31 (IBNS): The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voiced deep concern on Thursday over the reported killing of two Iraqi journalists in Mosul. 31-Jul-2015
UN-backed plan sets disaster resilience New York, Jul 30 (IBNS): A United Nations-backed plan to develop and pilot disaster risk management standards for the hotel industry in Asia and the Pacific, home to 80 per cent of the world's disaster events, has been announced on Wednesday. 30-Jul-2015
Security Council: Ban and UN envoy outli New York, Jul 30 (IBNS): Describing the more than four years of “slaughter” in Syria as a “shameful symbol of the international community’s divisions and failure,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday appealed to the Security Council to endorse his Special Envoy’s recommendations on reaching the political solution that “all parties claim to support.” 30-Jul-2015
Orangutans face extinction on Borneo whe New York, Jul 30 (IBNS): The massive conversion of Borneo’s forests for the production palm oil together with the impact of climate change is driving to extinction the orangutan on Asia’s largest island, making it “clear that a future without sustainable development will be a future with a different climate and, eventually, without orangutans, one of our closest relatives,” a new United Nations report revealed on Wednesday. 30-Jul-2015
UN projects world population to reach 8. New York, Jul 30 (IBNS): The world’s population is projected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050 and exceed 11 billion in 2100, with India expected to surpass China as the most populous around seven years from now and Nigeria overtaking the United States to become the world’s third largest country around 35 years from now, according to a new United Nations report released on Wednesday. 30-Jul-2015
Economic ‘slowdown’ predicted for La New York, Jul 30 (IBNS): Panama will lead Latin America and the Caribbean countries in economic growth that will average 0.5 per cent in 2015, according to United Nations projections released on Wednesday, which not that to reverse the region’s economic slowdown, more investments are needed to boost growth and improve productivity. 30-Jul-2015
UN mission in Cyprus renewed for six mon New York, Jul 30 (IBNS): The Security Council on Wednesday extended the mandate of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for six months, until 31 January 2016, and welcomed resumed negotiations between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders to reach a comprehensive settlement. 30-Jul-2015
Ban condemns Israel’s approval of new New York, Jul 30 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the announcement on Wednesday that Israel has approved construction of some 300 housing units in the West Bank settlement of Beit El, as well as the planning and construction of nearly 500 housing units in a number of settlements in East Jerusalem. 30-Jul-2015
Security Council fails to adopt proposal New York, Jul 30 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council was unable to adopt a new resolution on Wednesday following Russia’s negative vote on a measure that would have established an international tribunal to prosecute persons responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed on 17 July 2014 in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine. 30-Jul-2015
Bahrain: UN chief condemns bomb attack i New York, Jul 30 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General has condemned the bomb attack on Monday in the village of Sitra, Bahrain, which reportedly killed two policemen and injured several others. 30-Jul-2015
Premature to say debris belongs to MH370 Kuala Lumpur , July 30 (IBNS) Malaysia Airlines on Thursday said it was 'premature to speculate' on the origin of the debris of an air craft that has washed up on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion. 30-Jul-2015
'Prevent hepatitis; Act now,' declares U New York, Jul 29 (IBNS): Marking World Hepatitis Day 2015, which falls on 28 July in honour of the birthday of the scientist who discovered the hepatitis B virus and its first vaccine, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners are urging policy-makers, health workers and the public to act now to prevent infection and death from the infectious disease. 29-Jul-2015
Dominic: UN experts warn against racial New York, Jul 29 (IBNS): United Nations human rights experts on Tuesday called on the Government of the Dominican Republic to take steps to prevent arbitrary deportations and to adopt measures to address allegations of racial profiling during deportations of people of Haitian descent. 29-Jul-2015
Security Council condemns Boko Haram vio New York, Jul 29 (IBNS): While acknowledging progress made against Boko Haram following joint regional military efforts in recent months, the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday encouraged increased regional cooperation to stamp out the terrorist group, which the Council strongly condemned for its ongoing deadly violence, human rights abuses and mass abductions in the Lake Chad Basin. 29-Jul-2015
UN officials seriously concerned by verd New York, Jul 29 (IBNS): The verdicts in the trial of 37 Qadhafi regime officials, including against the former leader’s son, Saif al-Islam Qadhafi, handed down today by the Tripoli Court of Assize, has drawn serous concern from senior United Nations human rights officials in Libya, as well as in Geneva, amid fears the trial did not meet international standards on a number of fronts. 29-Jul-2015
Middle East’s largest camp turns three New York, Jul 29 (IBNS): Living conditions for more than half a million refugees living in Jordan is becoming increasingly tough, the United Nations refugee agency warned on Tuesday on the eve of the third anniversary of the establishment of Za’atari camp, which has grown into the largest refugee camp in the Middle East. 29-Jul-2015
Durable ceasefire needed as millions suf New York, Jul 29 (IBNS): The conflict in Yemen has brought “appalling damage” on an already suffering people, the top United Nations humanitarian official told the Security Council on Tuesday, pressing the international community to redouble its efforts to secure a pause in the fighting respected by all parties, thus providing space for relief workers to reach desperate civilians and for the warring sides to agree a durable ceasefire and, ultimately, a political solution. 29-Jul-2015
Violent attacks reported against civilia New York, Jul 29 (IBNS): An increasing number of people in Iraq, including families with children and the elderly, have encountered deadly ambushes as they try to escape areas controlled the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levan (ISIL) by risking their lives on a treacherous mountain journey to safety, the United Nations human rights office reported on Tuesday. 29-Jul-2015
Syria’s grim statistics speak for them New York, Jul 29 (IBNS): A political solution is more urgent than ever to end the “futile, hopeless” cycle of brutality and violence in Syria, the top United Nations humanitarian official said on Tuesday, urging the Security Council to consider its options through “the eyes of the beleaguered, now long-suffering” civilians. 29-Jul-2015
UN agencies and partners warn of ‘acut New York, Jul 29 (IBNS): West Africa is at risk of a large meningitis outbreak unless drug manufacturers increase vaccine production by 5 million doses before the 2016 meningitis season starts in January, the United Nations and leading public health organizations warned on Tuesday. 29-Jul-2015
Security Council authorizes ongoing Afri New York, Jul 29 (IBNS): The Security Council on Tuesday authorized the Member States of the African Union to maintain the deployment of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for an additional 10 months, until 30 May 2016. 29-Jul-2015
Muammar Gaddafi's son sentenced to death Tripoli, July 28 (IBNS) Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has been sentenced to death by a Libyan court over war crimes linked to the 2011 revolution. 28-Jul-2015
Parties continue progressing towards ‘ New York, Jul 28 (IBNS): The positive and results-oriented climate of the talks between the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot leaders continues to foster the progress required towards conclusion of a settlement as soon as possible, the United Nations Special Adviser on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, confirmed on Monday. 28-Jul-2015
Ban welcomes UN’s endorsement of actio New York, Jul 28 (IBNS): The United Nations General Assembly on Monday endorsed the new global action agenda for financing sustainable development adopted two weeks ago by a major UN conference, and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the move as a major step that firmly puts the world “on the path to a more prosperous, just and sustainable world for this and future generations.” 28-Jul-2015
Burundi: UN mission finds environment New York, Jul 28 (IBNS): While the 21 July election in Burundi that won President Pierre Nkurunziza a controversial third term was relatively peaceful and conducted adequately, the overall environment was ‘not conducive’ for an inclusive, free and credible electoral process, the United Nations Electoral Observation Mission in the country (MENUB) announced on Monday. 28-Jul-2015
UN chief condemns deadly Al Shabaab atta New York, Jul 28 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the attack perpetrated by Al Shabaab on Sunday on the Al-Jazeera Hotel in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. 28-Jul-2015
‘Paralyzing’ funding gap forces shut New York, Jul 28 (IBNS): The top United Nations humanitarian official in Iraq on Monday declared as “devastating” the “inexplicable” closures of life-saving services in Iraq for people in need, citing the most recent shut-downs of basic health care will directly impact more than one million people, including some 500,000 children who now will not be immunized, spreading risk of a measles outbreak and resumption of polio. 28-Jul-2015
UN official in Somalia condemns terroris New York, Jul 27 (IBNS): The most senior United Nations official in Somalia has strongly condemned Sunday's terrorist attack on Jazeera Hotel in Mogadishu that resulted in several deaths and injuries. 27-Jul-2015
Middle East: Funding crisis may force UN New York, Jul 27 (IBNS): Facing its most severe financial crisis ever, the United Nations agency tasked with assisting Palestine refugees throughout the Middle East has on Sunday convened an emergency session to weigh the growing risk that it may be forced to delay the start of the academic year in some 700 schools for half a million students across the region. 27-Jul-2015
Yemen: Ban welcomes Saudi-led coalition' New York, Jul 27 (IBNS): Welcoming the announcement by the Saudi-led Coalition of a unilateral five-day humanitarian pause in Yemen, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on all parties to the conflict to suspend military operations and facilitate safe, unhindered access of relief workers to desperate populations throughout the crisis-riven country. 27-Jul-2015
Three killed in Tokyo plane crash Tokyo, July 26 (IBNS): At least three people were killed as a light plane crashed in Japan's Tokyo city on Sunday, media reports said. 26-Jul-2015
Ban condemns deadly twin suicide bombing New York, Jul 25 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the twin suicide bombings that targeted the city of Maroua, the capital of Cameroon’s Extreme North province, on 22 July. 25-Jul-2015
As conflict disrupts education in Yemen, New York, Jul 25 (IBNS): With intensive bombardments and street fighting in Yemen forcing more than 3,600 schools across the country to close and disrupting education for some 1.8 million children, the top United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official there appealed on Friday to the warring parties to respect the safety of schools. 25-Jul-2015
Greece must take robust action to addres New York, Jul 25 (IBNS): The United Nations refugee agency on Friday expressed great apprehension over the refugee situation in Greece – where more than 100,000 people have sought shelter so far in 2015 – saying that notwithstanding its difficulties, Greece, with assistance from wider Europe, has a duty to assist them. 25-Jul-2015
UN rights office renews concern after Ca New York, Jul 25 (IBNS): A draft law adopted on Friday by Cambodia’s legislative wing “threatens the very existence of a free and independent civil society” and the crucial work that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) carry out in the country, the United Nations human rights office has warned. 25-Jul-2015
WHO welcomes European regulators’ init New York, Jul 25 (IBNS): The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday welcomed a major regulatory hurdle cleared by a malaria vaccine, saying it expects to make a policy recommendation later this year on its use in the context of an overall panoply of public health tools for combatting the disease which kills one African child a minute. 25-Jul-2015
Incoming President says main UN economic New York, Jul 25 (IBNS): Opening the first meeting of its 2016 session on Friday, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOSC) elected Oh Joon, of Republic of Korea as its new President, who spotlighted the vital work – for the Council and the wider Organization – as the international community transitions from the landmark Millennium Development Goals to the post-2015 development agenda. 25-Jul-2015
As health needs rise in Somalia, funding New York, Jul 25 (IBNS): Somalia – a country where every two hours a mother dies due to pregnancy complications – is facing cuts in life-saving health services because of the lowest funding levels in seven years, according to the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO). 25-Jul-2015
More not being done to end violence agai New York, Jul 25 (IBNS): Millions of children around the world are caught up in adults’ wars, declared the head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday, marking the 10th anniversary of a UN Security Council resolution that established a monitoring and reporting mechanism on the use of child soldiers with a strong call for accountability and robust measures to end all “horrors” children face. 25-Jul-2015
UN experts denounce televised reprisals New York, July 24 (IBNS) In retaliation for their activities in Venezuela and cooperation with United Nations and regional human rights bodies, a group of UN and Inter-American rights experts has underscored their condemnation at attempts by Venezuela’s State-controlled television to discredit and intimidate rights activists. 24-Jul-2015
'Sanctity of life paramount,' UN relief New York, July 24 (IBNS) Mid-way through a four-day visit to assess the humanitarian situation in South Sudan, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator reviewed aid operations in the warn-torn country today, stressing that "everything" should be done to protect civilians from violence. 24-Jul-2015
Libya: UN mission calls for immediate ce New York, July 24 (IBNS) Deeply concerned by escalating violence in southern Libya, the United Nations Support Mission in the crisis-torn country called for an immediate ceasefire on Thursdayamid fighting that has claimed dozens of lives in recent weeks and is a "further reminder of the chaos engulfing Libya and the need for the main…actors to move quickly to reach a political settlement." 24-Jul-2015
UN rights experts on use of mercenaries New York, July 24 (IBNS) The United Nations expert group on the use of mercenaries on Thursday convened a discussion at UN Headquarters in New York to address the issue of the increasing activity of foreign fighters – particularly towards understanding their motivations – and its impact on human rights. 24-Jul-2015
Decisive action by Israel and Palestinia New York, July 24 (IBNS) Welcoming the recent stated commitment by Israeli and Palestinian leaders to a peaceful solution to the region’s most enduring crisis, the United Nations special envoy on the Middle East told the Security Council on Thursday that such words need to be translated into “concrete and sustained actions on the ground." 24-Jul-2015
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