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Ban ‘saddened’ by EgyptAir flight cr New York, May 21(Just Earth News):United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is “deeply saddened” by the crash of EgyptAir’s flight MS804 yesterday, his spokesman said on Friday in a statement. 21-May-2016
UN conference spotlights role of tourism New York, May 21(Just Earth News):Tourism plays a crucial role in lifting people out of poverty and building peace, participants from more than 100 countries gathered at a United Nations conference in Beijing, China, this week have said, calling for greater efforts to step up international cooperation in that regard. 21-May-2016
Zika ‘on doorstep of Africa,’ UN hea New York, May 21(Just Earth News): The United Nations health agency on Friday confirmed that the Zika virus strain circulating in Cabo Verde, an island nation off the northwest coast of Africa, is the same as the one responsible for the outbreaks linked to neurological disorders and microcephaly in South America. 21-May-2016
With hottest April on record, streak of New York, May 21 (Just Earth News):Global temperature records were broken yet again in April for the 12th consecutive month, the longest such streak since global record-taking began in 1880, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported on Friday. 21-May-2016
Refugee children are five times more lik New York, May 21(Just Earth News): Just 50 percent of refugee children are in primary school and 25 per cent of refugee adolescents are in secondary school, a new policy paper released on Friday by two United Nations agencies has found. 21-May-2016
UN rights office ‘appalled’ by Iran New York, May 21(Just Earth News):The United Nations human rights arm on Friday denounced Iran’s sentencing of an already-imprisoned human right defender, Nargis Mohammadi, to 16 years in prison, calling for the immediate release of her and all those detained for merely exercising their human rights. 21-May-2016
Ecuador: month after quake, humanitarian New York, May 21(Just Earth News): One month after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that claimed the lives of over 650 people in north-western Ecuador, humanitarian needs remain acute there, as 73,000 people have been displaced, 15,000 people have lost their identity documents, and 17,000 refugees and asylum-seekers, mostly from Colombia, who lived in the stricken areas were also affected, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday. 21-May-2016
UN rights office urges Mexican authoriti New York, May 21(Just Earth News):The United Nations human rights office on Friday reiterated a call for the Government of Mexico to ensure a prompt and thorough investigation into a series of alleged summary executions and human rights violations committed by authorities almost two years ago. 21-May-2016
EgyptAir crash: Passengers' belongings f Cairo, May 20 (IBNS): The Egyptian Navy on Friday informed that more parts of the crashed EgyptAir plane with 66 people onboard have been found, media reports said. 20-May-2016
EgyptAir wreckage found in Mediterranean Debris from the missing EgyptAir plane has been found in the Mediterranean sea, 180 miles north of the coastal city of Alexandria, media reports quoted the Egyptian military as saying on Friday. 20-May-2016
Ahead of end of UN forum, participation New York, May 20(Just Earth News): As the 2016 United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues prepares to close on Friday, three participants in the session on Thursday underscored the importance of solidifying the participation of indigenous people in UN mechanisms to ensure that they are not left behind in the achievement of sustainable development targets. 20-May-2016
Syria: credibility of peace talks at ris New York, May 20(Just Earth News): Without improved humanitarian access and a restoration of Syria’s cessation of hostilities, the credibility of the next round of peace talks would be in question, the United Nations envoy mediating the talks said on Thursday, vowing to take the "last resort" option of air drops if there is no improvement in access to besieged areas by the first of June. 20-May-2016
World Humanitarian Summit can build sup New York, May 20(Just Earth News): Speaking ahead of the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit taking place in Istanbul next week, a United Nations human rights expert has urged all countries to take into account the rights and needs of persons with disabilities in their humanitarian responses.’ 20-May-2016
Security Council concludes visit to Som New York, May 20(Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council concluded a one-day visit to Somalia on Thursday by reaffirming its solidarity with the country’s people and Government and reiterating its calls to the federal parliament to legalize the 2016 electoral model as soon as possible. 20-May-2016
UN study urges governments to develop g New York, May 20(Just Earth News): Only a handful of governments have issued guidelines promoting “win-win” diets that can help tackle two of the most urgent challenges of on Thursday: securing good nutrition for all and protecting the environment, according to a new study by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) published on Thursday. 20-May-2016
FEATURE: Family of UN peacekeeper who s New York, May 20(Just Earth News): On 31 May 1994, as Rwanda was descending into chaos, Captain Mbaye Diagne, a military observer at the United Nations Assistance Mission in the country (UNAMIR), was in the capital, Kigali, driving back to the base when a mortar fell near his vehicle. Just 12 days from finishing up his service, he died instantly. 20-May-2016
Four schools or hospitals in crisis zone New York, May 20(Just Earth News): An average of four schools or hospitals are attacked or occupied by armed forces and groups every day, according to analysis released on Thursday by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit. 20-May-2016
Earth’s health declining ‘faster tha New York, May 20(Just Earth News): The environment is deteriorating faster than previously thought, making it imperative that governments act now to reverse the worst trends, says the most authoritative study the United Nations has ever published on the state of the planet’s health. 20-May-2016
Global life expectancy up five years sin New York, May 20(Just Earth News): Dramatic gains in life expectancy have been made globally since 2000, but major health inequalities persist within and among countries, a new report published on Thursday by the World Health Organization (WHO) has found. 20-May-2016
FEATURE: UN aid chief calls on leaders t New York, May 20(Just Earth News): Commitments to strengthening the humanitarian system so that preparedness and resilience are taken more seriously, with local response at the heart of the efforts, are the focus of next week’s World Humanitarian Summit according to the United Nations aid chief. 20-May-2016
Peacekeeping ‘flagship of the UN enter New York, May 20(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday led an inaugural ceremony to award the “Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage” as New York Headquarters observed the International Day of UN Peacekeepers. 20-May-2016
FEATURE: UN uses virtual reality to insp New York, May 20(Just Earth News): It is one thing to say that you understand someone's pain and worries, but quite another to experience them. From living in a refugee tent to facing the Ebola epidemic, the United Nations is using virtual reality to create awareness of humanitarian crises around the world in hopes of changing how a person acts towards others. 20-May-2016
Mali: Ban condemns attack on UN convoy t New York, May 20(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned yesterday's deadly attack that killed five peacekeepers and injured three others of the UN mission in Mali, his spokesman said in a statement. 20-May-2016
UN human rights chief welcomes Pfizer's New York, May 20(Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights chief on Thursday warmly welcomed the initiatives announced by pharmaceutical company Pfizer to ensure that the drugs it produces will not be used by States to carry out executions by lethal injection. 20-May-2016
Singapore President must act now to stop Singapore, May 19 (IBNS): The Singapore authorities should immediately halt the execution of Kho Jabing, a Malaysian national convicted of murder, Amnesty International said on Thursday. 20-May-2016
EgyptAir says wreckage from plane found Cairo, May 19 (IBNS): The EgyptAir on Thursday announced that the wreckage of its flight, which crashed on its way from Paris to Cairo, has been found near Karpathos Island. 19-May-2016
We cannot keep jumping from crisis to cr Rome, May 19 (IBNS): With more than 60 million people across the world reeling from the drought caused by El Nino, Josefina Stubbs from the UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), has a strong message for leaders gathering at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul next week. 19-May-2016
EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo cras Paris, May 19 (IBNS): French President Francois Hollande on Thursday announced that the EgyptAir flight having 66 people onboard, which disappeared from the radar, crashed. 19-May-2016
EgyptAir flight disappears from radar wi Cairo, May 19 (IBNS): An EgyptAir flight, which was carrying 66 people in it, disappeared from the radar on Thursday. 19-May-2016
FB chief Mark Zuckerberg meets US conser New York, May 19 (IBNS): Popular social networking site Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday met several high-profile conservative figures in US politics. 19-May-2016
EgyptAir flight disappears from radar Cairo, May 19 (IBNS) An EgyptAir flight, which was flying from French capital Paris to Cairo, disappeared from the radar on Thursday. 19-May-2016
In call with Republic of Congo Presiden New York, May 19 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, speaking by phone on Wednesday with the President of the Republic of the Congo, Denis Sassou N’Guesso, expressed concern about the Government’s ongoing security operation in the south-eastern Pool region of the country and its impact on the civilian population. 19-May-2016
Mauritania: Ban welcomes release of huma New York, May 19 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the release of human rights activists Biram Dah Abeid and Brahim Ould Bilal on 17 May in Mauritania, following a Supreme Court decision. 19-May-2016
Ban appoints Mexican diplomat to head UN New York, May 19 (Just Earth News):United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday appointed Patricia Espinosa Cantellano of Mexico as Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). 19-May-2016
UN deputy chief calls for greater integ New York, May 19 (Just Earth News): More than half of the world’s refugees live in urban areas, and often in fragile cities with high levels of inequality, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said on Wednesday, stressing the importance of integration efforts that enable refugees to benefit from the opportunities cities offer so that they can ultimately have a dignified life. 19-May-2016
Decent jobs deficit, economic woes thre New York, May 19 (Just Earth News): The global deficit in quality jobs and deteriorating economic conditions in a number of regions threatens to undo decades of progress in poverty reduction, warns a new report by the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO). 19-May-2016
UN human rights experts urge Singapore n New York, May 19 (Just Earth News):Two United Nations human rights experts on summary executions and on torture on Wednesday urged the Government of Singapore not to carry out the execution of Kho Jabing, a Malaysian national who was sentenced to death in 2010 after being found guilty of unintentional murder. 19-May-2016
‘The Earth is not flat; it is urban, New York, May 19 (Just Earth News): While cities have emerged over the past 20 years as the world’s economic platforms for production and innovation, helping millions escape poverty through better jobs and improved quality of life, mass urbanization has also led to overcrowding, deepened inequalities and triggered a raft of environmental and health challenges, according to a new United Nations report. 19-May-2016
UN humanitarian coordinator calls on Is New York, May 19 (Just Earth News): The United Nations humanitarian coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory on Wednesday condemned the demolition and confiscation of donor-funded humanitarian assistance by the Israeli authorities in the Palestinian community of Jabal al Baba. 19-May-2016
In phone call, Ban and Kenyan President New York, May 19 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke on Wednesday by telephone with President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya following the Kenyan Government's recent decision to close the Dadaab refugee camps, expressing deep appreciation for the country's decades of generosity to asylum seekers. 19-May-2016
In Niger, UN relief chief urges focus on New York, May 19 (Just Earth News): Wrapping up a two-day mission to Niger, the top United Nations humanitarian official has called for greater attention to the crisis unfolding in the country's Diffa region, where violence at the hands of Boko Haram has forced more than 240,000 people out of their homes on both sides of the border with Nigeria. 19-May-2016
‘Nobody Left Outside’ campaign laun New York, May 19 (Just Earth News): A half-billion-dollar shortfall in funds for sheltering refugees is severely undermining efforts to tackle the biggest global displacement crisis since World War II, the United Nations refugee agency warned on Wednesday, as it launched a new campaign that calls on the private sector to contribute funds for shelter solutions for two million refugees. 19-May-2016
UN health agency foresees low to modera New York, May 19 (Just Earth News):The overall risk of a Zika virus outbreak across Europe is low to moderate during late spring and summer, according to a new risk assessment published on Wednesday by the World Health Organization (WHO), with a varying risk across the region that is higher in countries where Aedes mosquitoes are present. 19-May-2016
One kidnapped schoolgirl found in Nigeri Lagos, May 18 (IBNS): A school girl, who was abducted by militant group Boko Haram, has been found in Nigeria media reports said on Wednesday. 18-May-2016
Libya: ISIS executed dozens in newest st Tripoli, May 18 (IBNS) The extremist armed group Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has unlawfully executed at least 49 people in its Libyan stronghold of Sirte since February 2015, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Wednesday. 18-May-2016
FEATURE: ‘Respect Rules of War’– l New York, May 18 (Just Earth News): As the United Nations reports that the world is witnessing an erosion of international humanitarian law, what can be done to ensure that States are committed to upholding the rules that protect humanity? 18-May-2016
Yemeni people must be at centre of rein New York, May 18 (Just Earth News): A senior United Nations relief official on Tuesday called for increased global efforts to support the more than 13 million people in need of immediate, life-saving assistance in Yemen, following his visit to the conflict-torn country. 18-May-2016
Syria: UN and diplomatic partners warn New York, May 18 (Just Earth News): Warning of a return to a full-scale war in Syria, an international group of diplomats reaffirmed its determination to bolster a fragile ceasefire, ensure aid reach those in need, and make progress toward a peaceful political transition, the United Nations said on Tuesday. 18-May-2016
EU has largely ‘abandoned’ Greece to New York, May 18 (Just Earth News): The suffering of migrants in Greece is the result of a complete absence of long-term vision and the clear lack of political will of the European Union (EU), a United Nations human rights expert said on Tuesday, warning that Greece, already struggling to cope with fiscal challenges, has been abandoned by the EU to deal with a crisis that requires a response from all countries in the region. 18-May-2016
Iraq: UN envoy condemns string of terror New York, May 18 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Envoy for Iraq has strongly condemns a series of terrorist suicide bombings on Tuesday that targeted busy markets in Baghdad’s northeastern Shaab neighbourhood, Sadr City and the southern neighbourhood of Al-Rasheed, killing or wounding many civilians, including women and children. 18-May-2016
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