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UN calls for political will to overcome New York, Mar 31 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Inequality is a universal challenge faced by least-developed, middle-income and developed countries alike, but which can be overcome by political will at national and international levels, the United Nations deputy chief said on Wednesday. 31-Mar-2016
Libya: UN envoy welcomes arrival of Pres New York, Mar 31 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations envoy for Libya on Wednesday welcomed the arrival in Tripoli of the Presidency Council, which marks an important step in Libya's democratic transition and path to peace, security and prosperity. 31-Mar-2016
In Stockholm, UN chief highlights climat New York, Mar 31 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Visiting Sweden on Wednesday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored the many challenges the world currently faces, including one of the most pressing of them,climate change. 31-Mar-2016
In Asia and Pacific, UN views sustainabl New York, Mar 31 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Addressing youth unemployment, empowering women, supporting people with disabilities and an aging population were among the top issues discussed at the United Nations regional office in Bangkok, at the first intergovernmental meeting since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda on how to strengthen the social dimension of sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific. 31-Mar-2016
Security Council extends mandate of UN New York, Mar 31 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The Security Council on Wednesday extended the mandate of the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for another year, warning that the humanitarian situation remains of great concern, as well as the delays in preparing for the November presidential elections. 31-Mar-2016
Grim conditions in Syria despite greater New York, Mar 31 (Just Earth News/IBNS): There are signs of humanitarian progress in Syria with more aid reaching those in urgent need, but conditions remain “dire” throughout the country with only 30 per cent of people in besieged areas reached and even fewer in hard-to-reach areas, the top United Nations humanitarian official said. 31-Mar-2016
UN rights office 'extremely concerned' New York, Mar 31 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Wednesday said it is extremely concerned about the apparent extra-judicial execution last Thursday of a Palestinian man in the Hebron. 31-Mar-2016
In Op-Ed, UN envoy details Organization' New York, Mar 31 (Just Earth News/IBNS): In an opinion piece published on Wednesday by Newsweek, the head of the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) addressed how the Organization is countering child sex abuse by its troops. 31-Mar-2016
Colombia: Ban welcomes announcement of New York, Mar 31 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed on Wednesday's announcement of the launching of peace talks between the Government of Colombia and the National Liberation Army (ELN), following the signing of an agreement between the parties. 31-Mar-2016
Veteran UN officials appointed to senior New York, Mar 31 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday appointed two women with extensive experience in the United Nations to senior positions in the Organization. 31-Mar-2016
UN calls for more 'equitable' responsibi New York, Mar 31 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Addressing a one-day, high-level conference in Geneva on Syrian refugees, senior United Nations officials stressed the needs to provide resettlement and other answers for their plight, urging third countries to share those responsibilities with Syria's immediate neighbours. 31-Mar-2016
I was trying to stay cheerful in the fac London, Mar 30 (IBNS) A man, who had posed with a picture with a hijacker of EgyptAir plane, said he tried to stay cheerful in the face of adversity. 30-Mar-2016
UN declares Ebola public health emergenc New York, Mar 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday said West Africa's Ebola outbreak no longer constitutes an international public health threat, declaring that the 20-month global emergency response is over but stressing that a “high level of vigilance” must be maintained. 30-Mar-2016
In Tunisia, Ban stresses importance of y New York, Mar 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Speaking at a national conference on employment in Tunisia, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday called on the international community to help the North African country create new businesses and fund active labour market programmes for young people. 30-Mar-2016
New UN-Arab League agreement aims to pr New York, Mar 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations and the League of Arab States on Tuesday signed an agreement to strengthen collaboration on prevention of conflict-related sexual violence in the Arab region. 30-Mar-2016
Honouring past victims, senior UN offici New York, Mar 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Observing the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery, senior United Nations officials on Tuesday reflected on past horrors, and warned that the world must also confront current and modern challenges posed by the many forms and manifestations of slavery. 30-Mar-2016
UN chief welcomes signing by Sudanese Go New York, Mar 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the African Union's latest initiative to accelerate progress towards ending the fighting in Darfur, South Kordofan and the Blue Nile states. 30-Mar-2016
From anger to laughter: what happens whe New York, Mar 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS): What happens when three top comedians leave their Hollywood comfort-zone and walk into the United Nations to talk climate change and sustainability? 30-Mar-2016
Senior UN official in Libya condemns rep New York, Mar 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The top United Nations official in Libya on Tuesday condemned recent reported executions and killings of civilians in the northern part of the country and called for the responsible to be held to account. 30-Mar-2016
One in 10 Syrian refugees will need rese New York, Mar 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Supporting refugees is a global responsibility that must be widely shared, the UN refugee agency stressed on Tuesday ahead of a one-day high-level conference it is hosting in Geneva tomorrow, focused on refugees from Syria and the need for generating a substantial increase in resettlement and other answers for their plight. 30-Mar-2016
Hunger and ongoing insecurity forcing So New York, Mar 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Growing food insecurity is causing more and more South Sudanese to flee into Sudan, the United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday, urging more funding for clean water, sanitation and health services, food and shelter. 30-Mar-2016
Yemen's children 'locked in a vicious c New York, Mar 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Six children are killed or injured every day and children as young as 10 years old are recruited to fight in conflict-torn Yemen, according to a United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) report, which also underscored that child recruitment has risen exponentially during the fighting and that the country is at risk of becoming a failed State. 30-Mar-2016
EgyptAir hijacker arrested after airport Nicosia, Mar 29 (IBNS) Security forces finally arrested the hijacker of EgyptAir plane on Tuesday following a long standoff and ensuring the release of all hostages in Cyprus. 29-Mar-2016
Seven people still on board the hijacked Nicosia, Mar 29 (IBNS) At least three passengers and four crew are still on the the plane, hijacked by a man to Cyprus on Tuesday as Egypt corrects the hijacker's name. 29-Mar-2016
Egypt Air hijack: All passengers, except Nicosia, Mar 29 (IBNS) Negotiation with the hijackers, who hijacked an Egypt Air jet travelling from Alexandria to Cairo and landed it at Cyprus's Larnaca airport, have resulted in the release of all the passengers, barring the crew members and four foreigners. 29-Mar-2016
Hijacked Egypt Air plane lands in Cyprus Nicosia, Mar 29 (IBNS) An Egypt Air jet, hijacked by at least one armed terrorist, while travelling from Alexandria to Cairo, landed in Cyprus's Larnaca Airport, according to reports. 29-Mar-2016
Two years after her abduction, Japanese Tokyo, Mar 29 (IBNS) A 15-year-old Japanese girl, who was kidnapped in 2014, managed to escape after more than two years in imprisonment, after her captor mistakenly left the door open while leaving for the market, according to reports. 29-Mar-2016
Taiwan: Four-year-old beheaded in front Taipei, Mar 29 (IBNS) A four-year-old girl was beheaded in front of her mother by an attacker, on Monday, in the country's capital, according to reports. 29-Mar-2016
North Korea issue: Obama to meet Park G Washington, Mar 29 (IBNS) President Barack Obama will host President Park Geun-hye of South Korea and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan for a trilateral meeting on the margins of the Nuclear Security Summit on Thursday. 29-Mar-2016
UN health agency calls for funding, acce New York, Mar 29 (Just Earth News/IBNS): As the conflict in Yemen this week enters its second year, the United Nations health agency is calling for additional funding and access to the more than 80 per cent of the population in urgent need of humanitarian aid. 29-Mar-2016
At Security Council, UN Women chief urge New York, Mar 29 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Emphasizing the consistent, dependable and universal commitment of women to conflict prevention, the head of UN Women on Monday called for greater efforts to reach the goal of allocating at least 15 per cent of peace building resources to gender equality and women's empowerment. 29-Mar-2016
In Tunisia, Ban welcomes country's democ New York, Mar 29 (Just Earth News/IBNS): While in Tunisia's capital on Monday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the country's democratic progress while reaffirming the United Nations' support to its citizens and Government. 29-Mar-2016
UN team sent to Central African Republic New York, Mar 29 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations has reported that a delegation led by the Secretary-General's Deputy Special Representative for the Central African Republic visited Kemo prefecture to gather more information on new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse, as well as to engage with local communities and authorities. 29-Mar-2016
UN envoy welcomes Sudan's signing of act New York, Mar 29 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations envoy on children and armed conflict has welcomed Sudan's signing of an action plan to prevent the recruitment and use of children by national security forces as an important milestone for child protection there. 29-Mar-2016
UN chief visits Zaatari refugee camp in New York, Mar 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon continued his trip to the Middle East on Sunday with a visit to Jordan alongside World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, where they met with refugees from the Zaatari camp, as well as with senior government officials from Palestine, Turkey and Jordan, including King Abdullah II. 28-Mar-2016
In Baghdad, UN chief underlines extreme New York, Mar 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Visiting Iraq on Saturday for the eighth time as United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon said he is impressed by the progress made, particularly against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or Da'esh, but warned that he remains extremely concerned about the enormous challenges the country faces. 27-Mar-2016
Bangladesh celebrates Independence and Dhaka, Mar 26 (IBNS): Bangladesh is celebrating its 46th Independence and National Day on Saturday. 26-Mar-2016
Major milestones reached on renewable en New York, Mar 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Coal and gas-fired electricity generation last year drew less than half the record investment made in solar, wind and other renewables capacity - one of several important firsts for green energy recently announced in a United Nations-backed report. 26-Mar-2016
UN Commission on the Status of Women end New York, Mar 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The 60th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women concluded on Friday with UN Member States committing to “gender-responsive” actions with stronger laws, policies and institutions, better data and scaled-up financing. 26-Mar-2016
On International Day, Ban calls to brin New York, Mar 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS):On the International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged for intensified efforts to bring all perpetrators of heinous crimes to justice, and to end impunity. 26-Mar-2016
On slavery remembrance day, UN chief shi New York, Mar 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS):United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday highlighted the African diaspora's contributions to society, including culture, medicine, science and spirituality, as the global community gathered to honour the millions of Africans forcibly exploited by slavery. 26-Mar-2016
In Lebanon, UN chief and World Bank Pres New York, Mar 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS):While in Lebanon on Friday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim underlined the UN system's commitment to the country, calling for additional funds for a refugee camp, inaugurating a new social development centre, and announcing a new financing plan for Lebanese schools. 26-Mar-2016
Brussels attack: Police raid yield in ar Brussels, Mar 26 (IBNS) Belgian police raided and arrested a suspected terrorist on Friday, following a raid, according to reports. 26-Mar-2016
‘Without stories there is silence’ New York, Mar 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS):When Betty was asked to participate in a multimedia exhibition about violence against women and disability, at first she did not think her story was worthy enough. 25-Mar-2016
87 million children under seven have kno New York, Mar 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS):More than 86.7 million children under the age of seven have spent their entire lives in conflict zones, putting their brain development at risk, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday. 25-Mar-2016
Fight against tuberculosis only 'half-wo New York, Mar 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Observing World Tuberculosis Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for united global efforts to end the deadly disease by 2030 as it would claim the lives of 1.5 million people this year alone. 25-Mar-2016
UN welcomes 'historic' guilty verdict ag New York, Mar 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Calling on Thursday “historic” for the people of former Yugoslavia and for international criminal justice, United nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday expressed support for the victims who suffered under former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić, following his guilty verdict by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). 25-Mar-2016
UN rights chief concerned over 'collecti New York, Mar 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The top United Nations human rights official on Thursday expressed serious concern over the recent accord between the European Union (EU) and Turkey to stem the large-scale flow of refugees and migrants into Greece and Europe, stressing that individual cases must be assessed adequately to avoid a “collective expulsion.” 25-Mar-2016
In Lebanon, Ban prasies country's genero New York, Mar 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived this morning in Lebanon, starting with a visit to the Headquarters of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, UNIFIL, in Naqoura and then holding a joint press conference where he praised the generosity the country and Lebanese people have shown towards Syrian refugees. 25-Mar-2016
Ethiopia: UN and partners launch 90-day New York, Mar 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS):To aid drought-affected people of Ethiopia, the United Nations and humanitarian partners have launched a 90-day campaign to raise awareness about the food crisis in the country and raise funds to bridge a $700 million gap. 25-Mar-2016
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