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Following missile launch, Ban calls on I New York, Mar 11 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Following Wednesday’s ballistic missile launch conducted by Iran, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday called on the Government “to act with moderation, caution and the good sense not to increase tensions through any hasty actions.” 11-Mar-2016
UN expert urges Honduran Government to p New York, Mar 11 (Just Earth News/IBNS):In the wake of the assassination of human rights activist Berta Cáceres in Honduras, an independent United Nations human rights expert is calling on the Government in that country to ensure the safety and protection of a second activist who witnessed the killing and was injured during the attack. 11-Mar-2016
UN rights chief calls on EU to adopt mor New York, Mar 11 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations human rights chief today reiterated his profound concern about the situation faced by refugees and migrants “in extreme vulnerability,” and urged the European Union to adopt a more humane set of measures on migration at a summit next week. 11-Mar-2016
UN chief presents Security Council with New York, Mar 11 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday presented to the Security Council special measures aimed at ending impunity, helping and supporting victims, and strengthening accountability as part of a more effective collective response to sexual exploitation and abuse by United Nations personnel. 11-Mar-2016
Tajik restrictions on opposition, civil New York, Mar 11 (Just Earth News/IBNS):An independent United Nations human rights expert on Thursday voiced concern over the increasing Government restrictions on opposition parties, civil society and the media over the past year in Tajikistan. 11-Mar-2016
Cultural goods remain economic driver in New York, Mar 11 (Just Earth News/IBNS):A United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report launched on Thursday finds that the trade in cultural goods doubled from 2004 to 2013 despite a global recession and a massive shift among consumers of movies and music towards web-based services. 11-Mar-2016
As 'most disaster-prone region,' Asia-Pa New York, Mar 11 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The Asia-Pacific region continued to be the world's most disaster-prone region in 2015, requiring a paradigm shift from a response-recovery governance to a risk-sensitive development approach, according to a new United Nations report. 11-Mar-2016
Multiple attacks in Israel condemned by New York, Mar 10(Just Earth News/IBNS):The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process has condemned the multiple attacks which took place on Tuesday in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Petah Tiqva and Jerusalem in which at least one person was killed and some 14 others injured. 10-Mar-2016
UN: Syria talks to begin next week, as h New York, Mar 10(Just Earth News/IBNS) The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria on Wednesday announced that ‘substantive’ UN-mediated peace talks will begin next Monday, as humanitarian aid convoys continue to reach more people in besieged and hard-to-reach areas following a nationwide cessation of hostilities that began on 27 February. 10-Mar-2016
Freedoms of religion and expression ‘t New York, Mar 10 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The freedoms of religion and of expression are not contradictory but complementary, as both rights are the twin tools in combating incitement to hatred, an independent United Nations human rights expert said on Wednesday. 10-Mar-2016
UN chief appoints French national to hea New York, Mar 10 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday announced the appointment of Jean Arnault of France as the head of the United Nations political ion that will be deployed in Colombia. 10-Mar-2016
UN experts suggest ways to avoid human r New York, Mar 10 (Just Earth News/IBNS):A new report presented on Wednesday to the United Nations Human Rights Council offers recommendations on proper preparations and precautions to protect the rights of the demonstrators, bystanders and police during public gatherings. 10-Mar-2016
LGBT detainees suffer higher rates of vi New York, Mar 10(Just Earth News/IBNS):Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) detainees suffer more acts of violence than the general population in custody, according to a new United Nations human rights report that explored the link between gender and torture. 10-Mar-2016
Hunger intensifies in areas suffering fr New York, Mar 10(Just Earth News/IBNS):Thirty-four countries, including 27 in Africa, are currently in need of external assistance for food due to drought, flooding and civil conflicts, according to a new United Nations report released on Wednesday. 10-Mar-2016
'No terrorist attack can reverse Tunisia New York, Mar 10 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Strongly condemning the 7 March terrorist attack in Tunisia, the United Nations Security Council last night stressed that “no terrorist attack can reverse Tunisia's democracy and its efforts towards economic recovery and development.” 10-Mar-2016
Top IS commander targeted in US airstrik Washington, Mar 9 (IBNS) A U.S. airstrike on Mar 4, near al Shaddadi, Syria, targeted senior ISIL leader Tarkhan Tayumurazovich Batirashvili, also known as Abu Umar al-Shishani, and "Omar the Chechen", the Pentagon has said. 09-Mar-2016
UN rights expert calls on Turkey to reve New York, Mar 9 (IBNS):An independent United Nations human rights expert on Tuesday called on the Government of Turkey to relinquish State control over Feza Media Group, which includes the Zaman newspaper. 09-Mar-2016
Ban marks UN’s 20th year in Bonn, stre New York, Mar 9 (IBNS):Continuing his visit to Germany, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday celebrated the 20th anniversary of the United Nations offices in Bonn, praising the work of the Organization’s agencies based there, and discussed a range of issues with the country’s leaders, including the challenges associated with mass migration. 09-Mar-2016
In boost to relief effort, UN-chartered New York, Mar 9 (IBNS):A large plane carrying life-saving supplies arrived in Fiji on Monday, in a big boost to the United Nations emergency response to Cyclone Winston, one of the strongest storms in history. 09-Mar-2016
With 2.4 million forcibly displaced, UN New York, Mar 9 (IBNS):The conflict in Yemen has forcibly displaced more than 2.4 million people and the situation is likely to worsen, the United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday reported, calling for humanitarian access to the hardest-hit areas in the country. 09-Mar-2016
UN expert urges Iraqi Government to prot New York, Mar 9 (IBNS):A clear message must be sent to all of Iraq’s diverse communities that they have a future in the country, an independent United Nations human rights expert on Tuesday said, calling on the Government to ensure the protection of the most threatened and marginalized ethnic and religious groups. 09-Mar-2016
New UN initiative aims to protect millio New York, Mar 9 (IBNS): The United Nations announced a new initiative on Tuesday to advance efforts to end child marriage by 2030 and protect the rights of millions of the most vulnerable girls around the world. 09-Mar-2016
UN official explains why new global deve New York, Mar 9 (IBNS): From economic exclusion to violence targeting women and girls, the head of the United Nations entity tasked with promoting gender equality believes such challenges make it all the more critical to push ahead with the new global development agenda, which contains many targets specifically recognizing women's equality and empowerment. 09-Mar-2016
UN refugee agency 'concerned' about prop New York, Mar 9 (IBNS): The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday expressed a concern about any European response to the migrant crisis that involves the blanket return of all individuals from one country to another without sufficiently spelling out refugee protection safeguards under international law. 09-Mar-2016
On International Women's Day, UN officia New York, Mar 9 (IBNS): Senior United Nations officials from around the world are marking International Women's Day with calls to “Step It Up” with more resources and greater political action to achieve gender equality by 2030. 09-Mar-2016
UN chief deplores terrorist attacks agai New York, Mar 8 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the terrorist attacks carried out Monday on police and army posts in the town of Ben Guerdane in Tunisia. 08-Mar-2016
Ban calls for more female police in UN p New York, Mar 8 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called on Member States to contribute more female police, especially French-speaking women, to serve in UN peace operations. 08-Mar-2016
Central African Republic: UN chief ‘de New York, Mar 8 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Conflict and instability in the Central African Republic (CAR) have had a devastating impact on children, according to a new United Nations report that calls on all parties involved in the conflict in the country to immediately halt grave violations against children and abide by international humanitarian and human rights law. 08-Mar-2016
Large gender gaps remain across global l New York, Mar 8 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Despite some modest gains in some regions in the world, millions of women are losing ground in their quest for equality in the world of work, according to a new report prepared by the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) as part of the its Women at Work Centenary Initiative . 08-Mar-2016
UN atomic energy chief prioritizes verif New York, Mar 8 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Noting that 2016 will be an important year for nuclear security, the head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Monday presented the Agency’s plan for the year, which includes verification and monitoring work in Iran among its top priorities. 08-Mar-2016
Ethiopian farmers need urgent assistance New York, Mar 8 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Monday announced that timely agricultural assistance for the upcoming rainy season is essential to help the drought-affected people of Ethiopia, as one of the strongest El Niño events on record continues to have devastating effects on the lives and livelihoods of farmers and herders. 08-Mar-2016
Syria: Water restored in Aleppo after a New York, Mar 8 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A facility that provides drinking water to more than two million people in and around the Syrian city of Aleppo has resumed its operations over the weekend, following a 48-day deliberate shutdown, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported. 08-Mar-2016
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg New York, Mar 7 (IBNS) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will meet with the Minister of Defence of Ukraine, General Stepan Poltorak on Tuesday. 07-Mar-2016
US, South Korea begin military exercises Seoul, Mar 7 (IBNS) The US ans South Korea commenced their annual joint military exercises on Monday. 07-Mar-2016
Iraq: Senior UN official condemns Hilla New York, Mar 7 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The most senior Unite Nations official in Iraq has strongly condemned the terrorist bombing near the city of Hilla in the Governorate of Babylon in the south of the country, which on Sunday caused scores of casualties, including women and children. 07-Mar-2016
Ban highlights Algeria's 'great progress New York, Mar 7 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Visiting Algeria for the second time as United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon on Sunnday said great progress has been made in the country since terrorist attacks in 2007 devastated UN Headquarters in Algiers, while underlining “alarming” developments in Libya that could amount to war crimes. 07-Mar-2016
Turkey: Boat sinks off Aegean coast, 18 Ankara, Mar 6 (IBNS) A boat carrying refugees sank in the Aegean Sea off Turkey's western province of Aydin which left 18 people killed, media reports said. 06-Mar-2016
In Algeria, Ban calls to alleviate 'unac New York, Mar 6 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Calling to alleviate the plight of Sahrawi refugees in Algeria who are dealing with an "unacceptable situation," United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said the parties to the Western Sahara conflict have not made any real progress in the negotiations towards a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution. 06-Mar-2016
UN Security Council arrives in Mali, vow New York, Mar 6 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations Security Council is in Mali, the first stop of its visit to the African continent, where it underlined that the 15-member body is united in supporting the country's peace and reconciliation efforts. 06-Mar-2016
Bangkok: Boat explosion injured 67 Bangkok, May 5 (IBNS) The engine of a boat taxi exploded in Thailand's capital Bangkok on Saturday which left at least 67 people injured,media reports said. 05-Mar-2016
One Indian nun among 16 killed in Yemen Sanaa, Mar 5 (IBNS) Contrary to their earlier claims, the External Affairs Ministry clarified on Friday night that one and not four Indians was among the 16 killed by gunmen in Yemen on Friday when they stormed into an old age home run by the Missionaries of Charity of late Mother Teresa. 05-Mar-2016
‘We must not allow protectors to becom New York, Mar 5 (Just Earth News/IBNS): With 99 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse uncovered by the United Nations in 2015 – 69 of these in countries where peacekeeping operations are deployed – the Organization is Friday presenting its latest report on special measures to protect people from these crimes. 05-Mar-2016
UN refugee chief presents detailed plan New York, Mar 5 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Warning Europe is running out of time to solve the current refugee situation, the UN refugee chief Friday outlined a detailed six-point plan ahead of a key meeting of European Union leaders and Turkey in Brussels next week. 05-Mar-2016
Tackling 'triple peril' facing the Sahel New York, Mar 5 (Just Earth News/IBNS): With a “triple peril” of environmental degradation, poverty and insecurity facing the Sahel, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday during a visit to Mauritania that improving the situation in the region is a top priority for the United Nations. 05-Mar-2016
Fiji and UN appeal for $38 million to re New York, Mar 5 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The Government of Fiji and the United Nations on Friday launched an appeal for $38.6 million in critical emergency relief to 350,000 people in need after Cyclone Winston's fury left the island nation “a loss of catastrophic proportions.” 05-Mar-2016
UN joins partners in pledging support fo New York, Mar 5 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations on Friday, in a joint statement with other multilateral organizations, welcomed the final results of the second round of the presidential elections in the Central African Republic (CAR) announced earlier this week, congratulating President-elect Faustin-Archange Touadéra. 05-Mar-2016
Authorities in Apple-FBI case 'risk unlo New York, Mar 5 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The top United Nations human rights official on Friday urged United States authorities to proceed with great caution in their legal efforts to break the encryption on an iPhone linked to the investigation into the mass killings in San Bernardino, California, saying the case could have broader implications for digital security and human rights. 05-Mar-2016
Civilians bear brunt of Yemen's unrest, New York, Mar 5 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The number of civilians killed in Yemen continues to rise, almost doubling between January and February, the United Nations human rights office Friday announced. 05-Mar-2016
Haiti must address prison overcrowding a New York, Mar 5 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Haiti has made important steps towards the promotion and protection of human rights but some challenges exist regarding the judicial system, the excessive use of force by state agents and the situation of people returned or deported to Haiti by the Dominican authorities, according to a United Nations report on the human rights situation in that country. 05-Mar-2016
Women's participation rate in parliament New York, Mar 5 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Despite an increase in the number of women Speakers of Parliament, the number of female parliamentarians across the world rose by only 0.5 percentage points in 2015, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) on Friday reported, dashing hopes that gender parity in parliament could be achieved within a generation. 05-Mar-2016
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