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'When cultural heritage is under attack, New York, Mar 5 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The destruction of cultural heritage is a violation of human rights, a United Nations-appointed expert said on Friday, as the international criminal tribunal began a pre-trial procedure for the first-ever case in which charges were brought against the destruction of cultural and religious sites. 05-Mar-2016
Former Brazil President detained over Pe Sao Paulo, Mar 4 (IBNS): Brazilian authorities have detained country's ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in connection with huge fraud inquiry into the state oil company Petrobras. 04-Mar-2016
NATO SG to meet Prime Minister of Turkey New York, Mar 4 (IBNS) NATO Secretary Genera Jens Stoltenberg will meet with Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoğlu. 04-Mar-2016
Yemen: UN humanitarian chief urges civil New York, Mar 4 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Protecting civilians amid the unabated conflict in Yemen is the most pressing concern today, the top United Nations relief official told the Security Council, calling on the international community to impress upon the actors their obligations to guard civilians and to facilitate unconditional and sustained access to all parts of the country. 04-Mar-2016
In Burkina Faso, UN chief praises countr New York, Mar 4 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Burkina Faso is making a solid comeback, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday in the country's capital, Ouagadougou, where he praised the Burkinabe Government and people for their perseverance during a series of tests in recent years, and who with UN support, are firmly on a path to consolidated democratic gains and ensure sustainable development. 04-Mar-2016
Governments must commit to eliminating h New York, Mar 4 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Homelessness is found in every country in the world and is spreading with impunity, a United Nations human rights expert on Thursday warned, calling on governments to recognize homelessness as a human rights crisis and commit to its eradication by 2030, in line with the new UN Sustainable Development Goals. 04-Mar-2016
UN human rights experts urge US to incre New York, Mar 4 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The situation of lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan, is fundamentally about human rights, a group of United Nations experts Thursday said, urging the United States to protect the rights of children and others who are most at risk from pollution and toxic chemicals. 04-Mar-2016
Darfur: top UN and African Union officia New York, Mar 4 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Expressing deep concern about the upsurge in fighting between the Sudanese Government forces and a rebel group in Darfur, United Nations Secretary-General ban Ki-moon on Thursday called for freedom of movement for UN peacekeepers and humanitarian actors in their continued efforts to protect and support the affected civilians. 04-Mar-2016
Ukraine: growing despair among over thre New York, Mar 4 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Despite a decrease in the number of civilian casualties in the east of Ukraine over the past few months, a new United Nations report shows that the conflict is severely impacting on the daily life of civilians, with a growing sense of despair and isolation affecting those living in the conflict zone, especially in the areas controlled by the armed groups. 04-Mar-2016
N. Korea launches short-range missiles t Seoul, Mar 3 (IBNS) North Korea on Thursday fired several short-range missiles toward the East Sea, media reports said. 03-Mar-2016
Twice as many girls as boys will never s New York, Mar 3 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Almost 16 million girls between the ages six and 11 will never get the chance to learn to read or write in primary school compared to about eight million boys if current trends continue, according to a new report from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics (UIS). 03-Mar-2016
DPR Korea: Ban welcomes Security Council New York, Mar 3 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution that imposes new sanctions and tightens some of its existing measures against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), due to the country's ongoing nuclear and ballistic missile-related activities that “threaten international peace and security.” 03-Mar-2016
Amid signs of hope in Syria, UNICEF chie New York, Mar 3 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Wrapping up his visit to Syria, the head of the United Nations children's agency has urged both the Government and armed opposition groups to facilitate access to all children in need, especially so the UN and its partners can implement a nationwide immunization programme. 03-Mar-2016
Libya 'needs to move ahead now, or risk New York, Mar 3 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Libya needs to move ahead now or risk division and collapse, the top United Nations official in the country warned the UN Security Council on Wednesday, while presenting the latest report on political and humanitarian developments. 03-Mar-2016
Drug treaties' aim is health, not 'war o New York, Mar 3 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The ultimate goal of the international drug control treaties is to ensure the health and welfare of mankind, according to a United Nations-backed report, which this year underscored that the objectives of the conventions are often misinterpreted as mandating a “war on drugs.” 03-Mar-2016
Ban appoints long-serving UN tribunal ju New York, Mar 3 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Judge Theodor Meron of the United States as President of the international body that will carry out the residual functions of the UN war crimes tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, for a new term that began on Tuesday. 03-Mar-2016
NATO Secretary General welcomes change o Kabul, Mar 2 (IBNS) General John “Mick” Nicholson assumed command of NATO’s Resolute Support mission from General John F. Campbell on Wednesday, a NATO press release said. 02-Mar-2016
Human rights treaties are 'bedrock of so New York, Mar 2 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Marking 50 years since the unanimous adoption of two United Nations human rights treaties – respectively promoting respect for civil and political, and economic, social and cultural rights – a top UN official on Tuesday said the landmark covenants have helped extend rights to people crushed by tyranny and discrimination for generations. 02-Mar-2016
UN hails launch of 'Day of School Feedin New York, Mar 2 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations joined the African Union Tuesday in hailing African countries on the inaugural "Africa Day of School Feeding," as part of a key strategy to address the continent's development challenges through home-grown school meal programmes. 02-Mar-2016
Senior UN relief official calls for end New York, Mar 2 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Many of the Muslims displaced by inter-communal violence in Myanmar are still prevented from moving freely and often denied access to local hospitals, a senior United Nations humanitarian official said on Tuesday, calling for an end to such discriminatory practices. 02-Mar-2016
Iraq: UN reports more than 400 civilians New York, Mar 2 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq claimed the lives of 670 people, including 410 civilians, in February 2016, the United Nations political mission in that country has reported. 02-Mar-2016
Ban says Europe's border restrictions no New York, Mar 2 (Just Earth News/IBNS): In Spain on Tuesday evening, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised the country's efforts to address some of “the most urgent issues on the international agenda,” including the plight of asylum seekers fleeing across the Mediterranean, and the devastating war in Syria. 02-Mar-2016
War weary families in Central African Re New York, Mar 2 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Three years of conflict and ongoing displacements in the Central African Republic (CAR) continue to disrupt agriculture and severely constrain people's access to food, as they struggle with the effects of multiple poor harvests, disrupted markets and soaring prices for many staple foods, two United Nations agencies warned Tuesday. 02-Mar-2016
War weary families in Central African Re New York, Mar 2 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Three years of conflict and ongoing displacements in the Central African Republic (CAR) continue to disrupt agriculture and severely constrain people's access to food, as they struggle with the effects of multiple poor harvests, disrupted markets and soaring prices for many staple foods, two United Nations agencies warned Tuesday. 02-Mar-2016
Syria: UN-mediated peace talks to resume New York, Mar 2 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura on Tuesday announced that intra-Syrian peace talks he has been mediating in Geneva will resume next Wednesday, 9 March. 02-Mar-2016
United Nations News Centre - 'Stand out New York, Mar 2 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations agency leading the world’s HIV/AIDS response Tuesday called on the international community to celebrate individuality, as it observed Zero Discrimination Day, stressing that embracing diversity brings valuable benefits to all societies around the world. 02-Mar-2016
UN warns of imminent humanitarian crisis New York, Mar 2 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Europe faces an imminent humanitarian crisis, largely of its own making, following a rapid build-up of people in already over-stretched Greece, the United Nations refugee agency warned on Tuesday. 02-Mar-2016
NATO Secretary General to visit the Unit New York, Mar 1 (IBNS) NATO on Tuesday said its Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will visit the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday. 01-Mar-2016
Secretary General in Baghdad: NATO stand Baghdad, Mar 1 (IBNS) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised the bravery of Iraqi security forces and highlighted NATO support during an official visit to Iraq on Tuesday. 01-Mar-2016
2030 Agenda's promise of well-managed mi New York, Mar 1 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is that well-managed migration and mobility will benefit migrants and their families as well as countries of origin and destination, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General said on Monday, urging Member States to work together to “make sure this promise becomes a reality.” 01-Mar-2016
Women and girls should be at core of dis New York, Mar 1 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Women and girls need to be at the core of disaster risk reduction, given that they often bear the brunt of climate change and hazards such as storms and floods, United Nations experts tasked with monitoring implementation of a landmark UN convention on ending discrimination against women heard on Monday. 01-Mar-2016
UN development agenda seeks to reach 'th New York, Mar 1 (Just Earth News/IBNS): At the opening of the 31st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, senior UN officials emphasized the powerful link between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the right to development, highlighting that people on the front lines of armed conflict and humanitarian need are hoping the Organization can help ease their suffering. 01-Mar-2016
New UN report finds migrants play critic 01-Mar-2016
Syria: UN agency restores full rations t New York, Mar 1 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced on Monday that new funding pledged during a conference in London earlier this month will enable the agency to fully reinstate its food assistance to Syrians. 01-Mar-2016
UN and OSCE 'best tools' to prevent diso New York, Mar 1 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) continue to give the international community the best tools to prevent disorder and shape a future of a “rules-based international order,” the Security Council on Monday heard from the chairperson of the world's largest regional arrangement under the UN Charter. 01-Mar-2016
Kosovo: Time to shift focus to developme New York, Mar 1 (Just Earth News/IBNS) With Kosovo set to face “complex challenges” this year, it is an opportune time to perhaps shift local and international focus away from political battles towards more fundamental issues, such as the intrinsic links between post-conflict development, enforcement of the rule of law, and human rights, the head of the United Nations political mission there said on Monday. 01-Mar-2016
UN condemns recent spate of deadly terro New York, Mar 1 (Just Earth News/IBNS):United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Baghdad and Muqdadiya in Iraq that killed scores of civilians and injured many more. 01-Mar-2016
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