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Deploring airstrikes in Yemen, Ban urge New York, Mar 17 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Condemning the airstrikes that hit a market in northern Yemen on Tuesday, reportedly killing and wounding scores of civilians, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has underscored that “attacks directed against civilians and civilian objects, including populated markets, are strictly prohibited.” 17-Mar-2016
On eve of migration summit, UN rights ex New York, Mar 17 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Making Turkey the “gatekeeper’ does not absolve Europe from its responsibility of welcoming migrants, a United Nations human rights expert on Wednesday, warning that the only way for Europe to secure its borders is to offer safe and regular channels for mobility. 17-Mar-2016
Myanmar: UN chief welcomes election of f New York, Mar 17 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Following the historic national polls last 8 November, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated Htin Kyaw, who was elected on Wednesday by the Myanmar Parliament as the first civilian President in more than five decades. 17-Mar-2016
UN agency launches food voucher scheme f New York, Mar 17 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The United Nations food relief agency has begun distributing vouchers to assist nearly 120,000 people living in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, with plans to reach one million people across the country by the end of 2016. 17-Mar-2016
On visit to Central African Republic, UN New York, Mar 17 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The United Nations independent expert on the human rights situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Wednesday called on the international community to support that country's newly elected President Faustin Archange Touadéra, and the government he will form, as he takes measures to meet the high expectations of the population. 17-Mar-2016
Clinton and Trump likely to win Missouri New York, Mar 16 (IBNS) Although vote counting was completed on Tuesday night in Missouri, which went to polls same day, for the nomination for the US Presidential election,, no one was willing to project both Clinton and Trump as winners as they were clinging to tight leads of less than half a percentage point, according to media reports. 16-Mar-2016
Brussels shootout: One suspect killed Brussels, Mar 16 (IBNS) At least one suspect was killed during Belgian-French anti-terror operation in Brussels on Tuesday, media reports said. 16-Mar-2016
Ecuador: Plane crash kills 22 Quito, Mar 16 (IBNS): At least 22 people were killed as the army plane in which they were traveling crashed in Ecuador's Amazon region on Tuesday. 16-Mar-2016
As UN Human Rights Council marks 10th an New York, Mar 16(Just Earth News/IBNS):Human rights are, sadly, “under attack” worldwide, and the United Nations Human Rights Council must increase its impact on the ground over its second decade, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday as the Organization's main human rights body marked the 10th anniversary of its creation. 16-Mar-2016
Syria: opposition raises issue of deta New York, Mar 16(Just Earth News/IBNS):On a day that began with a minute of silence in honour of those that have lost their lives during the five-year conflict in Syria, the United Nations envoy mediating peace talks among the Syrian parties gave a progress report, saying that opposition representatives raised the issue of detainees on Tuesday, as well as humanitarian aid to Daraya and other sites of heavy fighting. 16-Mar-2016
Ashley Judd appointed Goodwill Ambassado New York, Mar 16(Just Earth News/IBNS):The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the lead UN agency for delivery a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled, on Tuesday appointed actor and activist Ashley Judd as its Goodwill Ambassador. 16-Mar-2016
Lauded for his advocacy, Ban urges rene New York, Mar 16(Just Earth News/IBNS):Committed to improving the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged everyone to join the Every Woman Every Child movement for “greater health, equality and prosperity” around the world. 16-Mar-2016
Zimbabwe facing worst malnutrition rates New York, Mar 16(Just Earth News/IBNS):Zimbabwe is facing its worst malnutrition rates in 15 years, as nearly 33,000 children are in urgent need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). 16-Mar-2016
Security Council extends mandate of UN i New York, Mar 16(Just Earth News/IBNS):The Security Council on Tuesday extended the mandate of the United Nations Support ion in Libya (UNSMIL) until 15 June, recognizing the need for a short extension so it can continue working with the country to establish the Government of National Accord. 16-Mar-2016
High-level panel on women's economic em New York, Mar 16(Just Earth News/IBNS):The High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment held its inaugural meeting on Tuesday at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, where the 60th session of the Comion on the Status of Women is underway this month. 16-Mar-2016
UN agency welcomes Malawi’s decision t New York, Mar 16(Just Earth News/IBNS):The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday welcomed a decision by the Malawian Government to reopen a former refugee camp to help cope with the rising numbers of people fleeing internal fighting in Mozambique. 16-Mar-2016
UN estimates 12.6 million deaths each New York, Mar 16(Just Earth News/IBNS):An estimated 12.6 million people died as a result of living or working in an unhealthy environment in 2012 – nearly one in four of total global deaths, according to new estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO). 16-Mar-2016
With Syrian peace talks underway, UN urg New York, Mar 16(Just Earth News/IBNS):Marking the fifth anniversary of the Syrian conflict, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday appealed to the stakeholders and the Security Council to fulfil their responsibilities and to help make the United Nations-mediated peace talks a success. 16-Mar-2016
Myanmar elects Htin Kyaw as first civili Myanmar, Mar 15 (IBNS) Myanmar's parliament has elected Htin Kyaw as the country's next president, the first civilian leader after more than five decades of military rule, BBC reports. 15-Mar-2016
Libya: Security Council renews call for New York, Mar 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The Security Council on Monday reiterated its support for the Libyan national unity government and renewed its call on United Nations Member States to end official contact with parallel institutions that claim legitimate authority but are outside of the 17 December political agreement 15-Mar-2016
UN agencies warn of funding gaps as 450, New York, Mar 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Two United Nations agencies on Monday reiterated calls for more financial contributions to fund their work in Mauritania, where more than 450,000 people are suffering from food insecurity. 15-Mar-2016
In Vienna, UN urges focus on ‘shared r New York, Mar 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Ahead of a special session on drugs at the United Nations General Assembly, senior United Nations officials on Monday focused on the people affected by drugs and the shared international responsibility in stopping the suffering caused by these illicit substances. 15-Mar-2016
DPR Korea’s ‘totalitarian’ governi New York, Mar 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS):An independent United Nations human rights expert on Monday warned that repression remains unabated in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the country’s authorities continue to exercise the strictest control over all aspects of its citizens’ lives. 15-Mar-2016
Syria: Putin orders to begin withdrawal Moscow, Mar 15 (IBNS): In a major development, Russian President Vladimir Putin has directed to withdraw country's forces from conflict-hit Syria. 15-Mar-2016
UN Commission on Status of Women opens w New York, Mar 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS):At the opening of the 60th session of the Comion on the Status of Women, United Nations officials on Monday highlighted the progress made in achieving gender equality, while calling on the world to do much more to fight for women and girls’ rights. 15-Mar-2016
Security Council condemns deadly Côte d New York, Mar 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Grand-Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire, that killed at least 16 people and left many more injured, and for which Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility. 15-Mar-2016
Iran’s execution of juvenile offenders New York, Mar 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS):An independent United Nations human rights expert on Monday raised continuing serious concerns about the extremely high rate of executions, especially for juvenile offenders, and fundamental flaws in the administration of justice in Iran. 15-Mar-2016
Some 90 per cent of domestic workers exc New York, Mar 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Sixty million of the world’s 67 million domestic workers – 80 per cent of whom are women – lack access to any kind of social security coverage, according to a new report prepared by the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO). 15-Mar-2016
Syria: as conflict enters fifth year, UN New York, Mar 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Talks resumed on Monday between representatives of the Government and those of the opposition in Syria, where the United Nations envoy overseeing the discussions said a “fragile” cessation of hostilities has been holding for 18 days. 15-Mar-2016
16 killed in Ivory Coast attack Yamoussoukro, Mar 14 (IBNS) In a gun attack on a beach resort in southern Ivory Coast at least 16 people have been killed, media reports said on Sunday. 14-Mar-2016
Côte d'Ivoire: beach resort attack 'hor New York, Mar 14 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The United Nations tourism agency on Sunday strongly condemned the attack at a hotel in Côte d'Ivoire's beach resort town of Grand Bassam, which reportedly killed more than a dozen people. 14-Mar-2016
UN chief condemns terrorist attack in Tu New York, Mar 14 (Just Earth News/IBNS):United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the terrorist attack in the Turkish capital of Ankara earlier on Sunday that reportedly killed and wounded dozens of people. 14-Mar-2016
Turkey: Blast kills 34 Ankara, Mar 14 (IBNS): At least 34 people were killed as a blast hit central Ankara city of Turkey on Sunday, media reports said. 14-Mar-2016
Landmine blast kills ISIS member Beirut, Mar 13 (IBNS) A member of militant group ISIS and his sister was killed in a landmine blast in Syria's Deir Ezzor area, a monitor group said on Sunday. 13-Mar-2016
Ban welcomes Security Council action to New York, Mar 13 (Just Earth News/IBNS):United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed yesterday's adoption by the Security Council of special measures to prevent and combat sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers, his spokesman said. 13-Mar-2016
South Korea, United States warn North Ko Seoul, Mar 12 (IBNS): Warning against making any more provocations in defiance of the international community, South Korea and the United States said North Korea will face a "stronger and more grave" response. 12-Mar-2016
Voices of survivors must be heard, UN ch New York, Mar 12 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday stressed the need to put the victims who were drafted by Japan as so-called “comfort women” during the Second World War at the centre of any resolution of the issue, following a meeting at United Nations Headquarters with one of the victims. 12-Mar-2016
UN statistical body agrees to global ind New York, Mar 12 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The United Nations Statistical Comion on Friday agreed on a set of global indicators that will measure success towards the new sustainable development agenda, which will lead anti-poverty efforts through 2030. 12-Mar-2016
Security Council endorses steps to comba New York, Mar 12 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The United Nations Security Council on Friday endorsed special measures recommended by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to prevent and combat sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers. 12-Mar-2016
Libya: UN urges humanitarian ceasefires, New York, Mar 12 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The top United Nations relief official for Libya on Friday called for humanitarian ceasefires and the safe exit of civilians trapped in fighting areas in Benghazi, following reports that many families, specifically in the Qanfouda and Qawarsha neighbourhoods, face shortages of electricity, food and medical supplies. 12-Mar-2016
South Sudan: UN announces independent hi New York, Mar 12 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The United Nations will convene an independent high-level board of inquiry to conduct an in-depth investigation into how the UN responded last month to deadly violence in the town of Malakal, in northern South Sudan. 12-Mar-2016
UN aid officials, partners appeal for New York, Mar 12 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Ahead of the fifth anniversary of the Syrian conflict, senior United Nations humanitarian officials and their partners on Friday made a joint appeal for a political solution to end the fighting and pledged to keep up pressure for access to all civilians in the country. 12-Mar-2016
Education and reproductive health for gi New York, Mar 12 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Investing in adolescent girls – especially in their education and reproductive health and rights – will ensure sustainable development for all, according to United Nations officials, government representative, experts, and young women who gathered on Friday at an event at UN Headquarters. 12-Mar-2016
UN refugee agency concerned about restri New York, Mar 12 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Concerned about hampering the rights of displaced Iraqis seeking shelter in camps, the United Nations refugee agency on Friday urged the Government to set up clear procedures and special facilities for screening people that are separate from camps established to provide shelter and humanitarian aid. 12-Mar-2016
UN report highlights ‘searing’ accou New York, Mar 12 (Just Earth News/IBNS):A new United Nations report on the human rights situation in South Sudan published on Friday describes a multitude of horrendous violations in “searing detail,” in particular by Government forces, including cases of civilians burned alive or cut to pieces and a teenage girl being raped by ten soldiers. 12-Mar-2016
Pennsylvania: Gunmen kill six including Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, Mar 11 (IBNS) A family cookout turned gory as two gunmen shot six people in their own backyard on Wednesday night, including an eight-month old pregnant lady, in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, according to reports. 11-Mar-2016
UN: Cooperation among judges vital to co New York, Mar 11 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Formal cooperation among judges is essential in bringing individuals charged with terrorism-related crimes to justice and ensuring that the rule of law is upheld throughout the process, according to officials at a United Nations event that for the first time brought together Supreme Court justices to discuss how terrorism cases are handled in their respective countries. 11-Mar-2016
Upcoming UN forum to focus on women’s New York, Mar 11 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, will be the focus of the United Nations Comion on the Status of Women (CSW), which begins its 60th session in New York next week. 11-Mar-2016
Missile firing prompts UN chief to call New York, Mar 11 (Just Earth News/IBNS):United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “remains gravely concerned” by the situation on the Korean Peninsula following on Thursday’s ile launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), his spokesman said. 11-Mar-2016
UN and African Union condemn ambush on p New York, Mar 11 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The United Nations and the African Union have condemned Wednesday’s attack by an unknown armed group that killed one South African peacekeeper and injured another in Sudan’s Darfur region. 11-Mar-2016
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