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Brazil's Senate removes President Dilma Brasilia, Aug 31 (IBNS): Brazil's Senate on Wednesday removed President Dilma Rousseff from the office on charges of breaking budgetary laws, media reports said. 31-Aug-2016
UN experts urge Sudan to drop charges ca New York, Aug 31 (Just Earth News): A group of United Nations human rights experts on Wednesday urged the Sudanese authorities to drop charges – which carry the death penalty – brought against six human rights activists in the country. 31-Aug-2016
Somalia: UN envoy condemns terrorist att New York, Aug 31 (Just Earth News): The United Nations envoy in Somalia has spoken out against the bombing yesterday of a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, that killed at least 13 people and injured more than 20. 31-Aug-2016
UN aid chief extremely concerned over ev New York, Aug 31 (Just Earth News): The top United Nations humanitarian relief official has expressed extreme concern over the recent evacuation of the entire population of the besieged Syrian town of Darayya, following an agreement between representatives of Darayya and the Syrian Government – and highlighted how the move does not comply with international law. 31-Aug-2016
North Korea executes top official, South Seoul, Aug 31 (IBNS): North Korea has executed a vice premier of the nation, South Korean officials confirmed media on Wednesday. 31-Aug-2016
Security Council extends mandate of UN p New York, Aug 31 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday unanimously extended the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), until the end of August 2017. 31-Aug-2016
Guinea-Bissau: Political impasse needs New York, Aug 31 (Just Earth News): In his briefing to the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, a senior United Nations official emphasized the need for Guinea-Bissau’s political leaders to put aside partisan considerations and focus on national interests and the welfare of the suffering population. 31-Aug-2016
UN official highlights challenges of hum New York, Aug 31 (Just Earth News): Addressing the media in Geneva, a United Nations spokesperson on Tuesday highlighted the challenging working environment in which UN humanitarian agencies are operating in within Syria and flagged that aid is being delivered to all those who need, regardless of their affiliation and where they live. 31-Aug-2016
Pollution kills as many people as cancer New York, Aug 31 (Just Earth News): The new head of the United Nations environment agency on Tuesday laid out key issues facing the international community on environmental issues, including pollution as well as the linkages among the environment, wars and conflicts, and migration. 31-Aug-2016
INTERVIEW: The Syrian forces and ISIL us New York, Aug 31 (Just Earth News): The Syrian Airforce and ISIL used toxic chemicals as weapons, according to a new report issued on Tuesday by an “independent, impartial, and objective” Leadership Panel, mandated by the UN Security Council. 31-Aug-2016
US admits more than 10,000 SyrUS admits New York, Aug 31 (Just Earth News): The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has helped resettle more than 10,000 Syrian refugees to the United States during the year ending 30 September, without compromising the integrity and security of the processing mechanism. 31-Aug-2016
UN envoy ‘greatly regrets’ intensif New York, Aug 31 (Just Earth News): Regretting the intensified fighting and grave humanitarian situation in Syria, the United Nations Special Envoy for the country, Staffan de Mistura, reiterates the need for a political solution to the conflict there, according to his spokesperson Jessy Chahine. 31-Aug-2016
On World Day, UN chief highlights pligh New York, Aug 31 (Just Earth News): Marking the 2016 International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday that the anguished women and men – parents, children, partners or friends – desperately seeking any information on their loved ones who have disappeared are also victims of enforced disappearances. 31-Aug-2016
Women and girls with disabilities are e New York, Aug 31 (Just Earth News): Noting that national policies often tend to treat women and girls with disabilities as helpless objects of pity or allow them to be treated in that manner, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has stressed that, instead, they need to be empowered and allowed to enjoy their fundamental rights and freedoms, as any other person. 31-Aug-2016
UN chief voices concern over premature d New York, Aug 31 (Just Earth News): In telephone conversations on Tuesday with the Gabonese leaders vying for the country’s presidency, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced his concerns over early calls on the polls results, outside of any official process. 31-Aug-2016
In Myanmar, UN chief spotlights country New York, Aug 31 (Just Earth News): Following a meeting with Myanmar’s foreign minister, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday highlighted the great challenges her country faces on its path of reform towards a harmonious, multi-ethnic, multi-religious and prosperous democracy. 31-Aug-2016
UNESCO chief condemns deaths of media w New York, Aug 31 (Just Earth News): The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom has spoken out against the murder of two media workers – Mauricio Campos Rosa, a journalist and newspaper owner in Brazil, and Ali Ghani, a broadcast technician in Iraq. 31-Aug-2016
State aid: Ireland gave illegal tax bene London, Aug 31 (IBNS): The European Commission on Tuesday said it has concluded that Ireland granted undue tax benefits of up to €13 billion to Apple. 31-Aug-2016
WHO: Antibiotic resistance forces update New York, Aug 30 (Just Earth News): The United Nations health agency has issued new guidelines for the treatment of three common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) – chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis – in response to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. 30-Aug-2016
Bolivia: UN human rights office condemns New York, Aug 30 (Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights office on Tuesday spoke out against the killing of a government minister by a group of striking miners last Thursday, as well as deadly clashes between police and people opposed to a new mining law. 30-Aug-2016
UN food relief agency needs $48 million New York, Aug 30 (Just Earth News): The United Nations food relief agency on Tuesday warned that it urgently needs $48 million for its school meals assistance programme in West and Central Africa to avoid having more than 1.3 million children across West and Central Africa risk missing out its school meals as widening financial constraints force it to reduce its reach in the region. 30-Aug-2016
UN human rights office welcomes France New York, Aug 30 (Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights office on Tuesday welcomed last Friday’s decision by France’s highest administrative court to suspend the ban on “inappropriate” beachwear, which was adopted by a seaside town and had been widely interpreted as targeting the burkini and other forms of dress worn by Muslim women. 30-Aug-2016
More than 300 reindeer killed in lightni Oslo, Aug 30 (IBNS) : More than 300 wild reindeer were recently killed by lightning at a Norwegian national park, National Geographic said quoting officials. 30-Aug-2016
N Korea: Kim Jong-un orders public execu Pyongyang, Aug 30 (IBNS): North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered public execution of two senior bureaucrats with anti-aircraft guns, reports said. 30-Aug-2016
Kyrgyzstan: Heavy explosion in Chinese E Bishkek, Aug 30 (IBNS): At least one person was killed in a suicide blast inside the Chinese Embassy compound in the southern part of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan's capital, reports said. 30-Aug-2016
Reverse ‘negative trajectory’ and re New York, Aug 30 (Just Earth News): The United Nations senior official coordinating efforts towards the peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Monday reiterated a call for both sides to work towards a negotiated two-state solution which envisages the co-existence of Palestine and Israel as amicable neighbours. 30-Aug-2016
UN cultural agency hails creation of wor New York, Aug 30 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Monday welcomed the establishment by US President Barack Obama of the largest nature reserve in the world, done through expanding a marine reserve in the state of Hawaii. 30-Aug-2016
At start of World Water Week, UNICEF hig New York, Aug 30 (Just Earth News): As World Water Week kick off on Monday, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has highlighted that the opportunity cost from a lack of access to water disproportionately falls on women and girls who collectively spend as much as 200 million hours – or more than 22,800 years – every day collecting this vital resource. 30-Aug-2016
Yemen: UN humanitarian coordinator ‘d New York, Aug 30 (Just Earth News): A senior United Nations humanitarian official said on Monday he “is deeply concerned” by the devastating impact that the recent upsurge in fighting is having on civilians in Yemen and along the border the country shares with Saudi Arabia. 30-Aug-2016
On World Day, top UN officials call for New York, Aug 30 (Just Earth News): Marking the International Day against Nuclear Tests, senior United Nations officials on Monday called for the entry into force of a multilateral treaty that bans all nuclear explosions, for both civilian and military purposes, in all environments. 30-Aug-2016
UN rapporteur calls for urgent action t New York, Aug 30 (Just Earth News): Speaking at the end of a four-day visit to Nigeria, the United Nations expert on internally displaced persons (IPDs) has called on the country’s authorities and the international community to act urgently to ensure that the hundreds of thousands of displaced people in its northeast are protected. 30-Aug-2016
UN agency stresses importance of investi New York, Aug 30 (Just Earth News): A senior official at the United Nations rural development agency has stressed the importance of investing in Colombia’s small farmers and rural communities to ensure lasting peace in the country. 30-Aug-2016
Sudan: Two UN agencies team up to help s New York, Aug 30 (Just Earth News): Two United Nations agencies – the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) – on Monday agreed to strengthen their cooperation in Sudan to help smallholder farmers improve their production and thus promote food security. 30-Aug-2016
Upcoming peace conference an opportunity New York, Aug 29 (Just Earth News): Speaking ahead of a major peace conference in Myanmar, a United Nations independent expert has urged its participants to prioritise human rights issues in their discussions over the coming days, and to do more to ensure the process is fully inclusive. 29-Aug-2016
‘Make human rights the priority in all New York, Aug 29 (Just Earth News): Ahead of the world’s largest forum for the adoption of conservation policies on protected areas, two United Nations experts on environment and indigenous peoples on Monday highlighted that effective and sustainable conservation requires respect for human rights. 29-Aug-2016
UN rights expert condemns Iran’s ‘il New York, Aug 29 (Just Earth News): The United Nations rights expert on the situation of human rights in Iran has expressed outrage over the execution of 12 people on drug-related charges, just days after he had publicly appealed to the Iranian authorities not to go ahead with the capital punishment. 29-Aug-2016
UN chief congratulates Gabon for peacefu New York, Aug 29 (Just Earth News): While congratulating the people and Government of Gabon for the holding of a peaceful and orderly presidential election on Saturday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday also urged all Gabonese to accept the poll results. 29-Aug-2016
Ban 'deeply concerned' over tensions in New York, Aug 29 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is deeply concerned over the tense situation that has developed in the narrow buffer strip in south-western Western Sahara between the Moroccan berm and the Mauritanian border as a result of changes in the status quo and the introduction of armed units from Morocco and the Polisario Front in close proximity to each other. 29-Aug-2016
Indonesian priest injured inside church Medan, Indonesia, Aug 28 (IBNS): In a suspected case of terrorist attack, a priest in a church in Indonesia's Medan city was injured after being stabbed by knife-wielding man on Sunday, media reports said. 28-Aug-2016
UN envoy urges all sides to quickly agr New York, Aug 28 (Just Earth News): Stressing that “time is of the essence” amid the increasingly dire situation in Aleppo, the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria on Saturday called for all sides in the conflict to agree by Sunday on allowing aid delivery and repairs for the war-ravaged city's power and water systems to provide some relief for the nearly two million people trapped there. 28-Aug-2016
Security Council strongly condemns DPRK New York, Aug 27 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) launch of a ballistic missile from a submarine on 23 August, which follows a series of recent tests and launches the Council said is a “grave violation” of the DPRK's international obligations and “in flagrant disregard” of repeated calls to halt such activity. 27-Aug-2016
Italy conducts mass funeral for some vic Rome, Aug 27 (IBNS): Italy conducted mass funeral for some of the victims of the massive earthquake which hit the country on Wednesday. 27-Aug-2016
Moscow warehouse fire: 16 killed Moscow, Aug 27 (IBNS): A fire broke out at a warehouse in Russia's Moscow city which left at least 16 people dead, media reports said on Saturday. 27-Aug-2016
UN expert urges Iran to halt executions New York, Aug 27 (Just Earth News): The United Nations rights expert on the situation of human rights in Iran has called on the Government to immediately halt the execution of 12 individuals, all of whom have been reportedly sentenced to death for drug-related offences. 27-Aug-2016
UN teams bring aid to besieged Syrian pe New York, Aug 27 (Just Earth News): In the first full, completed, cross-line delivery via road in August, inter-agency convoys have reached some 75,000 people in al-Waer in Syria’s Homs province with life-saving humanitarian assistance, the United Nations humanitarian arm has reported. 27-Aug-2016
Security Council reiterates commitment New York, Aug 27 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council has warmly welcomed the conclusion of negotiations earlier this week between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People's Army (FARC-EP), and congratulated the Colombian people in achieving a final peace agreement, bringing an end to more than 50 years of conflict. 27-Aug-2016
Belgium: Blast rocks sports centre, kill Brussels, Aug 27 (IBNS): A blast at a sports centre near Belgium's border with France has killed on person on Friday, media reports said. 27-Aug-2016
UN chief ‘looks forward’ to peaceful New York, Aug 26 (Just Earth News): On the eve of the presidential election in Gabon, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday encouraged all Gabonese to vote responsibly and urged the candidates and other political stakeholders to abstain from any acts of incitement and maintain a peaceful atmosphere before, during and after the election. 26-Aug-2016
UN agencies urge efforts to halt Gaza’ New York, Aug 26 (Just Earth News): Marking the second anniversary of the 2014 ceasefire which ended the most devastating round of hostilities in Gaza, heads of United Nations agencies there have called for a greater flow of material and funding to address humanitarian needs and boost economic prospects for Gaza’s 1.9 million residents. 26-Aug-2016
Greece facing ‘serious challenges,’ New York, Aug 26 (Just Earth News): Greece still faces great challenges in managing its refugee crisis, particularly if European Union countries do not step up their relocation and family reunion programmes, the head of the United Nations refugee agency said during a recent visit to the country. 26-Aug-2016
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