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Yemeni peace talks extended for another New York, July 30 (Just Earth News): With all eyes on Yemeni peace negotiations, the United Nations envoy for the country announced on Saturday that the UN-supported talks under way in Kuwait have been extended for an additional week. 31-Jul-2016
Belgium: Two men arrested Brussels, July 30 (IBNS): At least two people were arrested by the Belgium police in connection with an anti-terrorism case, media reports said. 30-Jul-2016
Pilot immigration programme to boost eco Prince Edward Island (Canada), July 30 (IBNS): Canada’s federal government recently allied with four premiers of Atlantic Canada to introduce a ‘New Atlantic Growth Strategy’ to boost the region’s economy by allowing immigration of new skilled workers, according to media reports in Canada. 30-Jul-2016
On Friendship Day, Ban says lives can be New York, July 30 (Just Earth News): Marking the International Day of Friendship, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged everyone to unite in a shared spirit of human solidarity to overcome the crises confronting the global society. 30-Jul-2016
Afghanistan: Explosion heard in Herat ci Kabul, July 30 (IBNS): At least one person was reportedly killed in a heavy explosion in Afghanistan's Herat city on Saturday morning. 30-Jul-2016
Security Council approves 228-strong UN New York, July 30 (Just Earth News):The Security Council this evening requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to establish a United Nations police officers component in Burundi for an initial period of one year to monitor the security situation and to support the Office of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) in monitoring rights violations and abuses in the crisis-gripped country. 30-Jul-2016
South Sudan: Security Council approves t New York, July 30 (Just Earth News):The Security Council on Fridayextended for two weeks the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), allowing time for its membership to consider options on adapting the operation’s mandate amid renewed violence in the world’s youngest country. 30-Jul-2016
DR Congo: Six years on, UN envoy calls f New York, July 30 (Just Earth News):Ahead of the six-year remembrance of a mass rape of more than 300 civilians residents of the Walikale region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by armed groups, the United Nations envoy on sexual violence in conflict has called on the international community to be relentless in seeking accountability for the crimes. 30-Jul-2016
UN envoy cites urgent need to establish New York, July 30 (Just Earth News):As the humanitarian crisis reaches distressing levels in Syria, particularly in and around battle-torn Aleppo, the United Nations envoy for the country welcomed on Fridayinitiatives aimed at assisting the civilian population trapped amid the fighting and, “under the right circumstances,” the implementation of humanitarian corridors. 30-Jul-2016
After attack on convoy, UN suspends aid New York, July 30 (Just Earth News):The United Nations has temporarily halted humanitarian assistance missions in north-eastern Nigeria’s restive Borno state after on Thursday’s attack on a multi-agency aid convoy which had been delivering desperately needed relief aid in a remote area of the region, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). 30-Jul-2016
UNICEF deplores ‘shocking’ attacks i New York, July 30 (Just Earth News):The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has deplored recent shocking attacks in northern Syrian cities of Qamishli and Idlib, which killed more than 60 people including many children; reiterating that all parties to the conflict should respect international humanitarian law and protect children and civilians. 30-Jul-2016
On World Day, UN urges stronger action t New York, July 30 (Just Earth News): The international community must do more to end the inhumane practice of human trafficking and protect migrants and refugees – particularly young people, women and children – from those who attempt to exploit their opportunity for a better future, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging all nations to recognize their responsibility in combating the global scourge. 30-Jul-2016
UN rights office shocked by inhumane tre New York, July 30 (Just Earth News):The United Nations human rights office said on Fridayit is shocked by video footage that has emerged from Don Dale youth detention centre in the Northern Territory in Australia, showing children as young as 10 years old – many of whom are Aboriginal children – being held in inhumane conditions and treated cruelly. 30-Jul-2016
Millions worldwide trapped in vicious cy New York, July 29 (Just Earth News): Two United Nations agencies warned the UN Security Council on Friday that ongoing conflicts around the world have pushed more than 56 million people into “crisis” or “emergency” levels of food insecurity and are hindering efforts to eradicate malnutrition. 29-Jul-2016
Gambia: UN human rights office concerne New York, July 29 (Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights office on Friday expressed concern over the three-year prison sentences handed down last week to 30 members of the main opposition party in Gambia, including its leader Ousainou Darboe, following their participation in peaceful protests in mid-April. 29-Jul-2016
On International Tiger Day, UN calls for New York, July 29 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific on Friday marked International Tiger Day with a call for urgent action to protect tigers and combat illegal trade in wildlife. 29-Jul-2016
Syria: ISIS positions targeted Homs, July 29 (IBNS): Syrian Army targeted terrorist organizations in the country on Friday, media reports said. 29-Jul-2016
One alleged suspect in custody in San Di San Diego (California), Jul 29 (IBNS): San Diego Police Department has taken in custody one alleged suspect in the shooting incident that took place on Thursday. 29-Jul-2016
Two police officers shot at in San Diego San Diego (California), Jul 29 (IBNS): San Diego police confirmed that two officers were shot at on Thursday in the city's Southcrest area, according to media reports. 29-Jul-2016
Global Goals ‘rallying call’ to tack New York, July 29 (Just Earth News): Opening the first meeting of the 2017 session of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the body’s new President, Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava, of Zimbabwe, said on Thursday that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a “rallying call” to address the complex challenges facing the world. 29-Jul-2016
Security Council urges cooperation among New York, July 29 (Just Earth News): While welcoming recent political developments recently observed in West Africa, the United Nations Security Council on Thursday stressed the need to increase military cooperation between the States in the region and Sahel to fight against the terrorist group Boko Haram. 29-Jul-2016
UN and OSCE experts condemn Turkey’s c New York, July 29 (Just Earth News): Two top media freedom experts of the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on Thursday condemned the ongoing crackdown on journalists and the media by the Government of Turkey in the wake of the recent attempted coup. 29-Jul-2016
Racism in US casts ‘dark shadow’ ove New York, July 29 (Just Earth News): The United States is struggling to live up to its ideals in the area of racial, social and economic inequality, which is negatively affecting the exercise of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, a United Nations human rights expert said on Thursday at the end of his first official fact-finding mission to the country. 29-Jul-2016
At Security Council, Ban cites shared re New York, July 29 (Just Earth News): Citing persisting instability in number of African countries – from South Sudan to Mali and Libya, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday stressed that building peace and restoring institutions in post-conflict settings are long-term processes that must be rooted in a country’s historical, political, social, cultural and economic contexts. 29-Jul-2016
UN appeals for halting imminent executio New York, July 29 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon and a group of UN rights experts on Thursday appealed to the Government of Indonesia to stop the reportedly imminent execution of a number of prisoners for alleged drug-related crimes. 29-Jul-2016
Proposed humanitarian corridors in Alepp New York, July 29 (Just Earth News): Amid reports that Aleppo is ‘de facto besieged,’ as the war-battered city is now almost completely encircled by Syrian troops, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator on Thursday reiterated his demand for safe, regular and sustained access to the quarter of a million people trapped behind the front lines, and stressed that “all options must be considered.” 29-Jul-2016
With planting season weeks away, million New York, July 28 (Just Earth News): Some 23 million people in southern Africa are in need of urgent support to be able to produce enough food to feed themselves and avoid being dependent on humanitarian assistance until mid-2018, the United Nations agricultural agency has warned. 28-Jul-2016
Despite positive trends, poaching of Afr New York, July 28 (Just Earth News): Many African elephants continued to face serious threats to their survival in 2015 from the illegal trade in ivory and unacceptably high levels of poaching, although the sharp upward trends in poaching since 2006 have started to level off, according to the Secretariat of the United Nations-backed treaty regulating wildlife trade. 28-Jul-2016
UN warns of more heatwave deaths as clim New York, July 28 (Just Earth News): Warning of a possible rise in heatwave deaths due to climate change, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) on Thursday called for measures to reduce mortality from this natural hazard. 28-Jul-2016
Syria: Militant attack kills 44 Qamishli, July 28 (IBNS): A militant attack at al-Qameshli city of northeastern Syria killed at least 44 people on Wednesday, media reports said on Thursday. 28-Jul-2016
French church attack: Another suspect id Berlin, July 28 (IBNS): The second suspect at a church in French city Normandy has been identified, media reports said. 28-Jul-2016
Root causes of Boko Haram threat in Lake New York, July 28 (Just Earth News): To bring an end to the Boko Haram threat in the Lake Chad Basin region, affected countries must address the root causes that contributed to the emergence of the group, including the social, economic and political grievances of marginalized communities, the top United Nations political affairs official said on Wednesday. 28-Jul-2016
UN deputy aid chief calls for strengthen New York, July 28 (Just Earth News): Following a week-long visit to southern Africa, the United Nations deputy humanitarian chief has called for increased efforts to help mitigate the impact of the La Niña weather phenomenon occurring towards the end of the year. 28-Jul-2016
FEATURE SERIES: What is UN peacebuildin New York, July 28 (Just Earth News): In conflicts, the United Nations is commonly associated with peacekeeping and UN ‘blue helmets,’ but increasingly the international community’s focus is on “peacebuilding” – the idea of supporting a country throughout all stages of a conflict, including post-conflict recovery and socio-economic development, and on preventing the outbreak of fighting. 28-Jul-2016
Turkey: In call with Foreign Minister, New York, July 28 (Just Earth News): In a telephone call with the Turkish Foreign Minister on Wednesday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sought an update on current investigations and measures to hold those responsible for the attempted coup to account, and reiterated his expectation that Turkey adhere to its international human rights obligations. 28-Jul-2016
Explosion occurs near Germany's migratio Berlin, July 27 (IBNS): An explosion took off near an office for migration in the town of Zirndorf close to Nuremberg in Germany on Wednesday, media reports said. 27-Jul-2016
UN experts urge Dominican Republic to pr New York, July 27 (Just Earth News): Expressing serious concern over the proposed penal code amendment that would criminalize abortions, United Nations human rights experts on Wednesday urged the Dominican Republic’s President and legislators to protect women’s rights to sexual and reproductive health in the Caribbean country. 27-Jul-2016
UN anti-crime chief calls for greater pr New York, July 27 (Just Earth News): The threat of terrorism has expanded and become increasingly decentralized and diffuse throughout the past 10 years, the top United Nations anti-crime official said on Wednesday, calling for greater efforts to tackle links between crime and terrorism and for increased advocacy among youth. 27-Jul-2016
Yemen: Amid rising tensions in Taiz, sen New York, July 27 (Just Earth News): Extremely concerned by reports of rising tensions in Yemen’s Taizz governorate, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the crisis-gripped country has called for a “humanitarian pause” to protect civilians. 27-Jul-2016
FEATURE: Tackling cholera in Haiti by bu New York, July 27 (Just Earth News): “Wash my hands before eating and nursing the baby, wash my hands after relieving myself, use Aquatabs to purify the water…” and so, Sherline Deus lists the steps she must take to protect herself and her children from cholera in the town of Grand Bois, located in in north-eastern Haiti, near the country's border with the Dominican Republic. 27-Jul-2016
UN rushes to ramp up support for South S New York, July 27 (Just Earth News): The United Nations and its partners are rushing to ramp up support for South Sudan's fight to contain a cholera outbreak through measures, including an oral vaccination campaign to reach over 14,000 people and the creation of treatment and rehydration centres. 27-Jul-2016
Indonesia: UN rights chief urges region' New York, July 27 (Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights chief on Wednesday expressed alarm at reports that up to 14 people face imminent execution in Indonesia, most of them for drug-related offences, calling on the authorities of “the most prolific executioner” in Southeast Asia to immediately reinstate a moratorium on the death penalty. 27-Jul-2016
FEATURE: 'We all have to do what we can New York, July 27 (Just Earth News): The United Nations has a “zero tolerance” policy towards sexual abuse by anyone working under the blue flag. 27-Jul-2016
Syria: UN envoy aims for peace talks to New York, July 27 (Just Earth News): The United Nations envoy mediating a resolution to the five-year crisis in Syria said on Tuesday he aims to convene a new round of intra-Syrian peace talks towards the end of August, and expressed hope that the United States and Russia would make “concrete progress” in order to improve the atmosphere for the resumption of the discussions. 27-Jul-2016
UN agency appeals for added funds for re New York, July 27 (Just Earth News): The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday appealed to donors for an additional $115.4 million to fund the voluntary return and reintegration of Somali refugees from Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp. 27-Jul-2016
Temperature in Kuwait hits 54 Celsius, New York, July 27 (Just Earth News): The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), a United Nations specialized agency, will set up a committee to examine whether a 54 degrees Celsius temperature recently recorded in Kuwait, has set the new highest temperature for Asia, as well as for the entire Eastern hemisphere. 27-Jul-2016
Gender equality, women's empowerment cen New York, July 27 (Just Earth News): Two senior United Nations officials on Tuesday underscored that the centrality of women to the Colombian peace process, as shown by the 'historic commitment' by the Government and Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP) at the Havana Peace Talks Table, must be reinforced in the final agreement and, more importantly, during the implementation phase. 27-Jul-2016
Recent attacks on hospitals in Aleppo 'c New York, July 27 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reiterated on Tuesday that attacks on health facilities are a blatant violation of international humanitarian law and can amount to war crimes, in response to the recent airstrikes on four hospitals and a blood bank in eastern Aleppo city in Syria. 27-Jul-2016
On first International Day, UNESCO calls New York, July 27 (Just Earth News): Mangroves are rare and vital ecosystems that help to protect coastlines and mitigate the effects of climate change, but their survival is being jeopardized, the United Nations cultural agency said on Tuesday, calling for greater preservation efforts as the international community marks the first ever International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem. 27-Jul-2016
Security Council extends UN Central Afri New York, July 27 (Just Earth News):The Security Council on Tuesday extended the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic (CAR) until 15 November 2017, keeping an authorized troop ceiling of 10,750 military personnel intact and providing time for the mission to assess the post-transition process in the country. 27-Jul-2016
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