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Fires engulf parts of France's Calais mi Calais, France, Oct 26 (IBNS): An overnight fire engulfed parts of a migrant camp in France's Calais, reports said on Wednesday. 26-Oct-2016
‘We have to do the right thing,’ dep New York, Oct 26 (Just Earth News): Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson on Tuesday urged the international community to show solidarity with the Haitian people as they struggle to cope with the impact Hurricane Matthew and an ongoing cholera epidemic, particularly through financial support for the new United Nations system-wide approach to tackle the spread of the disease. 26-Oct-2016
Vital efforts to protect children ‘an New York, Oct 26 (Just Earth News): The senior United Nations child rights envoy on Tuesday said she is heartened by the commitment of the Colombian Government and a the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC) to separate and reintegrate children associated with the armed group, despite the negative results of the recent referendum on the Colombian peace accord. 26-Oct-2016
Women must have their ‘rightful place New York, Oct 26 (Just Earth News): The urgent drive to bring women into their rightful place at the heart of building peace and security “must never stop,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council on Tuesday, calling for key steps towards that goal, including holding all UN peace operations accountable for putting women and girls at the centre of their work. 26-Oct-2016
UN receives reports of executions and us New York, Oct 26 (Just Earth News): As Iraqi Government forces close in on Mosul, the United Nations human rights wing said on Tuesday that it continues to receive reports of grave violations against civilians, including extrajudicial killings and summary executions, by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) extremists. 26-Oct-2016
UN agency supporting French authorities New York, Oct 25 (Just Earth News): The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported on Tuesday that it is assisting French authorities as they begin to close the refugee camp in Calais known as ‘the Jungle,” and “environment not fit for human habitation” and which highlights the need for greater responsibility sharing and coordination between European Union member States. 25-Oct-2016
Mediterranean death toll in 2016 ‘wors New York, Oct 25 (Just Earth News): With just two months left in 2016, and despite a substantial drop in the number of migrants and refugees attempting to cross the Mediterranean, the number of people losing their lives has witnessed a three-fold overall increase this year, and in one particular route by more than five-fold, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday. 25-Oct-2016
'An entire generation could be crippled New York, Oct 25 (Just Earth News): The United Nations food relief agency on Tuesday said it is increasingly concerned about deteriorating food security and growing rates of child malnutrition in war-plagued Yemen, particularly in hard-to-reach areas. 25-Oct-2016
Australia: 4 killed on theme park ride Sydney, Oct 25 (IBNS): At least four people were killed on a ride at a theme park in Australia on Tuesday, media report said. 25-Oct-2016
Theme park ride turns fatal for 4 in Aus Queensland, Oct 25 (IBNS): Four people died while taking a ride at an Australian theme park in Queensland, reports said. 25-Oct-2016
New approach to internal displacement mu New York, Oct 25 (Just Earth News): With efforts to respond to the plight of more than 60 million internally displaced people (IDPs) around the world is falling short, a senior United Nations humanitarian official reiterated the UN relief wing's call for a new approach to the crisis, in terms of coordination as well as better prevention and better solutions. 25-Oct-2016
El Niño drives concentration of C02 in New York, Oct 25 (Just Earth News): Globally averaged concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surged again to new records in 2016, and, based on readings of the longest-established greenhouse gas monitoring station at Mauna Loa, Hawaii, the United Nations weather agency predicts that carbon dioxide concentrations will not dip below pre-2015 levels for many generations. 25-Oct-2016
UN statistics forum addresses efforts t New York, Oct 25 (Just Earth News): On Monday marks the start of the 6th Global Forum on Gender Statistics, a two day event in Helsinki, Finland, that will highlight ways to improve data on gender in order to support better policies for women and girls and Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 25-Oct-2016
UN rights experts call on US to abolish New York, Oct 25 (Just Earth News): Members of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention completed a two-week visit to the United States on Monday and called upon the Government to abolish its mandatory detention of migrants, particularly asylum-seekers, after it found serious racial and economic disparities and that many people were being held under punitive conditions. 25-Oct-2016
Ban hopes South Africa will ‘reconside New York, Oct 25 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has regretted the decision of the South African Government to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and expressed hope that the country will reconsider its decision before the withdrawal takes effect. 25-Oct-2016
UN aid chief voices ‘deep frustration New York, Oct 25 (Just Earth News): The United Nations humanitarian chief said on Monday he is “deeply frustrated and saddened” that the UN and its partners have been forced to abort current plans to evacuate critically injured and sick people from eastern Aleppo, Syria’s iconic city being razed by war. 25-Oct-2016
After hurricane, UN assessment finds 800 New York, Oct 25 (Just Earth News): An assessment conducted by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP), together with the Haitian Government and its National Coordination for Food Security (CNSA), has determined that in the wake of Hurricane Matthew some 1.4 million people are in need of food assistance, 800,000 of whom are in a dire situation. 25-Oct-2016
Perception that refugees are more prone New York, Oct 25 (Just Earth News): Presenting his new report to the General Assembly, the United Nations expert on counter-terrorism and human rights has warned that migration policies which are restrictive or violate fundamental human rights may in fact create conditions conducive to terrorism. 25-Oct-2016
INTERVIEW: To be sustainable, cities sho New York, Oct 25 (Just Earth News): A Memorandum of Understanding to enhance cooperation between urban development and aviation was signed in Quito, Ecuador, during the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (HABITAT III). 25-Oct-2016
Renewed deadly clashes in north-central New York, Oct 25 (Just Earth News): Some 18 people have been killed and 60 injured due to ongoing fighting in Gaalkacyo, Somalia, over the past two weeks, according to the United Nations humanitarian wing, which also reported today that more than 75,000 people have been displaced, though local authorities have indicated that the number could be higher as more people continue to flee the violence. 25-Oct-2016
New global league table of giving shows New Delhi, Oct 25 (IBNS): More people than ever before are helping others in countries across the globe, according to the CAF World Giving Index, the unique global index of generosity. 25-Oct-2016
Iraq: ISIS executes seven of its fighter Baghdad,Oct 25 (IBNS): Militant group ISIS has executed seven of its men on Sunday, media reports said on Tuesday. 25-Oct-2016
On World Polio Day, UN kicks off weeklon New York, Oct 24 (Just Earth News): Two United Nations agencies will support the Iraqi Ministry of Health in marking World Polio Day by launching a weeklong nationwide campaign to immunize Iraq’s children against the infectious viral disease. 24-Oct-2016
In war-torn Syria, three million childre New York, Oct 24 (Just Earth News): With the start of the school year and the number of school attacks exceeding 4,000 in war-ravaged Syria, more than 1.7 million children there remain out of school and another 1.3 million are at a risk of dropping out, according to new education data. 24-Oct-2016
Global Goals can 'propel us towards a be New York, Oct 24 (Just Earth News): In his last United Nations Day message as Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon recognized the efforts of courageous UN staff members who are on the frontlines of disaster and violence and continue to respond to the plight of the vulnerable people across the world. 24-Oct-2016
France to clear Calais jungle camp Calais, France, Oct 24 (IBNS): The French Government on Monday is set to clear the Calais refugee camp, reports said. 24-Oct-2016
Head of UN peacekeeping mission in Sout New York, Oct 24 (Just Earth News): The head of the United Nations peacekeeping operation in South Sudan, Ellen Margrethe Løj, has informed Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that she will be stepping down at the end of November after more than two years of leading the Mission. 24-Oct-2016
First woman to ascend Mount Everest dies Tokyo, Oct 23 (IBNS): The first woman, who ascended Mount Everest, has died, Japanese media reports said on Sunday. 23-Oct-2016
2 explosions hit Japan city, one killed Tokyo, Oct 23 (IBNS): Two explosions rocked Utsunomiya city in Japan on Sunday which left at least one person dead, local media reports said. 23-Oct-2016
Yemen: UN envoy urges 72-hour extension New York, Oct 23 (Just Earth News): With the 72-hour cessation of hostilities in Yemen coming to an end, the United Nations envoy for Yemen on Saturday urged all warring parties to agree to its extension for at least another renewable 72 hours so that humanitarian supplies continue to reach people affected by the ongoing conflict there. 23-Oct-2016
At least 19 dead in Siberia helicopter c Moscow, Oct 22 (IBNS): At least 19 passengers died after a MI-8 helicopter crash landed on Russia's Yamal Peninsula in northwest Siberia, according to media reports. 22-Oct-2016
UN expert panel warns of systemic anti- New York, Oct 22 (Just Earth News): A group of United Nations human rights experts on Friday expressed serious concerns about systemic anti-Black racism in the criminal justice system in Canada. 22-Oct-2016
Syria: UN agency condemns killing of fou New York, Oct 22 (Just Earth News): The United Nations agency tasked with the well-being of Palestine refugees on Friday condemned the killing of four Palestinians in a camp south of the Syrian capital, Damascus, and expressed deep concern that the site faces the real risk of being turned into another camp in the area that has been devastated by years of fighting. 22-Oct-2016
'Wonder Woman' appointed UN honorary Amb New York, Oct 22 (Just Earth News): Wonder Woman, the iconic superhero, has been named an Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls by the United Nations and will be tasked with raising awareness about Goal 5 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which seeks to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030. 22-Oct-2016
With ceasefire ‘largely holding’ in New York, Oct 22 (Just Earth News):The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, has welcomed the start of the cessation of hostilities that began at midnight, 19 October, while the UN refugee agency took advantage of the pause in fighting to rush desperately needed aid to the embattled south-central city of Taiz. 22-Oct-2016
DR Congo security forces used ‘excessi New York, Oct 21 (Just Earth News): State agents, such as police and armed forces, used excessive – including lethal – force during demonstrations in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), last month, when at least 53 people were killed over two days, 143 injured and more than 299 unlawfully arrested, a United Nations preliminary investigation revealed on Friday. 21-Oct-2016
‘Crimes of historic proportions’ bei New York, Oct 21 (Just Earth News): Describing the bombardment and crippling siege of Syria’s war-ravaged eastern Aleppo as “crimes of historic proportions” the top United Nations rights official on Friday urged the members of the UN Human Rights Council to “speak with one voice” in an effort to end the bloodshed. 21-Oct-2016
UN agencies provide shelter, clean water New York, Oct 21 (Just Earth News): With the military offensive still unfolding in Mosul, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) are rushing to provide shelter, drinking water, and sanitation services for displaced families and children. 21-Oct-2016
Security Council welcomes initiative to New York, Oct 21 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council has welcomed a recent inclusive dialogue, convened in Conakry, by Alpha Condé, the President of Guinea, that involved political leaders, civil society and religious communities of Guinea-Bissau as part of a regional efforts to end the political crisis in the country. 21-Oct-2016
Afghan interpreter gang-raped in Calais Calais, France, Oct 21 (IBNS): A 35-year old Afghan interpreter was allegedly raped at knife-point by three men in the Calais refugee jungle, reports said. 21-Oct-2016
Credible political transition remains New York, Oct 21 (Just Earth News): Stressing that the Syrian conflict “continues to reach new and awful depths,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday welcomed Russia’s latest unilateral announcement of a humanitarian pause to the bombing in war-raved eastern Aleppo, but emphasized that the nationwide ceasefire must be revived. 21-Oct-2016
HABITAT III: UN conference agrees new u New York, Oct 21 (Just Earth News): A major conference on the future of the world’s cities and towns, known as Habitat III, has wrapped up in Quito, Ecuador, with delegations adopting a new framework that will set the world on a course towards sustainable urban development by rethinking how cities are planned, managed and inhabited. 21-Oct-2016
INTERVIEW: ‘Search for truth, reparati New York, Oct 21 (Just Earth News): The top United Nations official dealing with the world body’s support for Colombia’s peace process is long-serving veteran Jean Arnault. 21-Oct-2016
UN chief calls on General Assembly to 'f New York, Oct 21 (Just Earth News): Briefing the United Nations General Assembly on the humanitarian situation in Haiti following the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underlined the urgency of additional resources to help respond to the dire needs on the island. 21-Oct-2016
Protecting people and planet from ‘inv New York, Oct 21 (Just Earth News):The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with the Coalition for Climate and Clean Air (CCAC) and the Government of Norway has launched a global awareness campaign on the dangers of air pollution – especially ‘invisible killers’ such as black carbon, ground-level ozone and methane – for the health of individuals and the planet. 21-Oct-2016
Free expression under worldwide assault, New York, Oct 21 (Just Earth News): Warning that the freedom of expression is under the widespread assault, a new United Nations human rights report has found that governments worldwide, wielding the tools of censorship, are “treating words as weapons.” 21-Oct-2016
UN report reveals stark gap between urb New York, Oct 21 (Just Earth News): A new United Nations labour report has revealed that more than half of the 52 million workers in rural areas of the Latin American and Caribbean region are in a state of vulnerable employment, characterized by lower wages, lower social protections and the prevalence to poverty. 21-Oct-2016
With people in southern Madagascar ‘li New York, Oct 21 (Just Earth News): Following a report that more than half of the population in southern Madagascar – 840,000 people – is experiencing alarming rates of food insecurity, United Nations agencies are responding to the most severe cases of malnutrition and acute hunger to prevent a catastrophe. 21-Oct-2016
UN provides emergency food aid to 8,000 New York, Oct 21 (Just Earth News): The United Nations food relief agency is providing emergency aid to 8,000 people affected by an upsurge in violence in the north of the Central African Republic (CAR), in addition to regular food and nutrition support for some 120,000 people. 21-Oct-2016
Put ‘people, not cars’ first in tran New York, Oct 21 (Just Earth News): Lack of investment in safe walking and cycling infrastructure not only contributes to the deaths of millions of people in traffic accidents on unsafe roads and poorly designed roadways, but also overlooks a great opportunity to boost the fight against climate change, a new UN Environment report said on Thursday. 21-Oct-2016
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