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Investing in 10-year-old girls will yie New York, Oct 21 (Just Earth News): If all of the ten-year-old girls living in developing countries that currently drop out of or do not attend school were to complete their secondary education, it would lead to an additional $21 billion per year, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) revealed on Thursday in its annual State of the World Population Report. 21-Oct-2016
UN experts concerned about situation of New York, Oct 20 (Just Earth News): Voicing serious concern over recent intensified crackdown by the Mauritanian Government on the imprisoned anti-slavery activists, a group of United Nations human rights experts on Wednesday urged the authorities to ensure a fair hearing and provide needed medical treatment for the detainees. 20-Oct-2016
DR Congo: Ban notes conclusion of nation New York, Oct 20 (Just Earth News): Taking note of the wrap-up of the African-Union mediated national dialogue in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday urged the Government to remain actively engage with all political stakeholders, and called on political actors not involved in the talks to resolve their difference peacefully. 20-Oct-2016
UN calls for protecting civilians as fig New York, Oct 20 (Just Earth News): Even though fighting between security forces and a group, identified by the Government as the Aqa mul moujahideen, in some villages on the outskirts of Maungdaw township in Myanmar’s Northern Rakhine province appear to have reduced in severity, an atmosphere of fear and tension continues to grip the local population, a spokesperson for the United Nations said on Wednesday. 20-Oct-2016
UN Assembly marks fiftieth anniversary New York, Oct 20 (Just Earth News): With violent extremism on the rise and waves of intolerance and hate targeting minorities, migrants and the most vulnerable, the international community must renew efforts to uphold its human rights treaties, the United Nations General Assembly heard this morning. 20-Oct-2016
INTERVIEW: 'A surge in the diplomacy for New York, Oct 20 (Just Earth News): On 13 October 2016, the UN General Assembly appointed, by acclamation António Guterres, as the next United Nations Secretary-General, to succeed Ban Ki-moon when he steps down on 31 December. 20-Oct-2016
UN, African Union partnership to foster New York, Oct 20 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has partnered with the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) to generate job and business opportunities for young people in rural Benin, Cameroon, Malawi, and Niger, thanks to a $4 million grant from the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund. 20-Oct-2016
Emotional family reunions highlight nee New York, Oct 20 (Just Earth News): After more than two years of being held hostage by Boko Haram insurgents in north-east Nigeria, the 21 recently-released Chibok girls have finally been reunited with their families, however, their return emphasizes the necessity of urgent and intensive psychosocial care, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). 20-Oct-2016
In turbulent Middle East, UN envoy warn New York, Oct 20 (Just Earth News): As the absence of progress towards a two-state solution has led to growing anger and frustration among Palestinians and profound disillusionment among Israelis, the top United Nations Middle East envoy warned on Wednesday: “We must all avoid the risk of sleep-walking into another violent conflict at a time when the region as a whole needs moderate forces” to stand up to rising radicalization. 20-Oct-2016
INTERVIEW: 'Implementation of the 17 SD New York, Oct 20 (Just Earth News): On 13 June 2016, the United Nations General Assembly elected Peter Thomson of Fiji to serve as President of its seventy-first session, which runs from September 2016 to September 2017. Thomson, who had had been serving as the Permanent Representative of Fiji to the United Nations until his appointment, announced that the theme of the 71st session will be ‘The Sustainable Development Goals: A Universal Push to Transform our World.’ 20-Oct-2016
UN relief wing and partners ready to rus New York, Oct 19 (Just Earth News): Following a month that saw civilians continuing to bear the brunt of the conflict in Yemen, a 72-hour halt to fighting set to take effect later on Wednesday is welcome, but not nearly enough time, according to a senior United Nations relief official, who appealed for more predictable access to be able deliver aid to hard-to-reach communities caught up in the crisis. 19-Oct-2016
Reforesting Kilimanjaro could ease East New York, Oct 19 (Just Earth News): There is a need to reforest Africa’s highest mountain to help protect vital water supplies that are under threat across large parts of East Africa, a UN Environment report urged on Wednesday. 19-Oct-2016
Millions more children will have access New York, Oct 19 (Just Earth News): With a price drop to below $1 a dose, UNICEF has successfully secured a five-in-one vaccine for children at half the price the agency currently pays, which will allow it to buy 450 million doses for 80 countries over the next three years. 19-Oct-2016
Saudi prince executed for murdering fell Riyadh, Oct 19 (IBNS): A Saudi prince was executed recently for murdering a compatriot, reports said. 19-Oct-2016
Tackling impacts of land degradation vi New York, Oct 19 (Just Earth News): The head of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification told delegations gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, to assess the treaty’s implementation, the impacts of land degradation affect the sustainability of the entire world, so a global effort is needed to tackle it, including through the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 19-Oct-2016
UN human rights experts outline steps to New York, Oct 19 (Just Earth News): Following a discussion with the main committee of the United Nations General Assembly responsible for social, humanitarian affairs and human rights issues affecting people all over the world, three UN human rights experts briefed reporters in New York, highlighting steps to strengthen protection against torture. 19-Oct-2016
Haiti: UN special adviser calls for ‘r New York, Oct 19 (Just Earth News): Hurricane Matthew, which ripped through Haiti 13 days ago, has left more than 700,000 people in an “extremely difficult situation,” United Nations Special Adviser David Nabarro said on Tuesday, and while steady progress is being made, led by Haitians themselves, the response must be accelerated as the needs are still great, frustrations are high, and access to hard-hit areas remains tough. 19-Oct-2016
Mosul: UN mission calls for Iraqi unity New York, Oct 19 (Just Earth News): With the military operations under way to wrest the control of Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) terrorists, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) on Tuesday called on the Iraqi people to unite in support of their country’s armed forces and is urging “that every step be taken to avoid civilian casualties.” 19-Oct-2016
HABITAT III: ‘A human-centred city is New York, Oct 19 (Just Earth News): With top diplomats and urban development experts gathered this week in Quito, Ecuador, for a major United Nations conference on green, clean urban spaces, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has released a new report spotlighting the power of culture as a strategic asset for creating cities that are more inclusive, creative and sustainable. 19-Oct-2016
UN aid agencies brace for possible displ New York, Oct 19 (Just Earth News): United Nations humanitarian agencies operating in Iraq are bracing for what could be a displacement catastrophe requiring the largest and most complex global response in 2016, in the wake of the military offensive under way to oust terrorists from Mosul, the country’s second-largest city. 19-Oct-2016
Local communities must ‘stand strong t New York, Oct 18 (Just Earth News): United Nations human rights experts have welcomed the release of 21 Chibok school girls from Boko Haram and called upon Nigerians – particularly their families and local communities – to support their immediate reintegration and rehabilitation. 18-Oct-2016
Yemen: UN envoy announces restoration of New York, Oct 18 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, announced on Monday a plan for the resumption of a comprehensive cessation of hostilities in the war-torn Gulf nation. 18-Oct-2016
Security Council strongly condemns fail New York, Oct 18 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council on Monday strongly condemned the latest failed ballistic missile launch conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), which took place on 14 October. 18-Oct-2016
UN launches new fund to support system-w New York, Oct 18 (Just Earth News): The United Nations has launched a new trust fund to support a coordinated system-wide response from the UN and its partners to help Haiti overcome the cholera epidemic and support the establishment of strong water, sanitation and health systems in the country. 18-Oct-2016
UN anti-crime chief urges better use of New York, Oct 18 (Just Earth News): Citing indisputable negative impacts of transnational organized crime on people’s lives and societies, the United Nations top anti-crime official on Monday stressed the need to make better use of the existing global convention and its protocols to tackle this illicit act. 18-Oct-2016
INTERVIEW: “If we don’t act now, th New York, Oct 18 (Just Earth News): As the world marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, one man who has spent many years working to end poverty among the world’s poorest populations is calling for action now, by investing more in the rural poor. 18-Oct-2016
Sustainable food systems vital to achiev New York, Oct 18 (Just Earth News): Opening its 43rd plenary session in Rome on Monday in the wake of major global agreements on sustainable development and climate change, the main United Nations body focused on food security and nutrition, called for an urgent transformation of the world’s food system and nutrition to eradicate all forms of extreme poverty, hunger, and malnutrition by 2030. 18-Oct-2016
HABITAT III: Sustainable, inclusive cit New York, Oct 18 (Just Earth News): Opening on Monday the United Nations Habitat III conference in the Ecuadorian capital, Quito, Secretary-General Ban-Ki-Moon told the gathered delegations that “transforming our world for the better” means re-making towns and cities through sustainable development. 18-Oct-2016
Central African Republic: UN Mission con New York, Oct 18 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on Monday strongly condemned repeated assaults against its peacekeepers, in the wake of two attacks over the past five days. 18-Oct-2016
‘Aleppo will not be there’ in two m New York, Oct 18 (Just Earth News): Between now and December, “if we cannot find a solution, Aleppo will not be there anymore,” warned United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, speaking to reporters after a meeting on Monday with Foreign Ministers of the European Union in Luxembourg. 18-Oct-2016
Agriculture must adopt climate-smart pra New York, Oct 17 (Just Earth News): The rapid transformation of farming and food systems to cope with a warmer world, such as adopting climate-smart practices, particularly to curb greenhouse gas emissions, is critical for hunger and poverty reduction, the United Nations agriculture agency said on Monday in a new report. 17-Oct-2016
UN calls for protection of civilians as New York, Oct 17 (Just Earth News): As a large-scale military offensive gets under way to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) fighters, senior United Nations officials on Monday are stressing the need to ensure that civilians in the city are protected and able to access to humanitarian assistance. 17-Oct-2016
Eradicating 'all forms' of poverty means New York, Oct 17 (Just Earth News): Poverty is both a cause and consequence of marginalization and social exclusion, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday, stressing that to fulfil the promise of the 2030 Agenda to leave no one behind, “we must address the humiliation and exclusion of people living in poverty.” 17-Oct-2016
Agriculture must transform to feed a hot New York, Oct 16 (Just Earth News): To mark World Food Day 2016, the United Nations is highlighting the close links between climate change, sustainable agriculture, and food and nutrition security, with the message: “The climate is changing. Food and agriculture must, too.” 16-Oct-2016
'The United Nations is with you,' Ban te New York, Oct 16 (Just Earth News): Haiti is facing its largest humanitarian disaster since the 2010 earthquake, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday in Port-au-Prince, where he urged friends of the island nation worldwide to “step up” and provide the resources the Haitian people so desperately need in the wake of the “utter devastation” wrought by Hurricane Matthew. 16-Oct-2016
Rural women's empowerment critical to UN New York, Oct 15 (Just Earth News): Marking the International Day of Rural Women, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that rural women are critical to the success of almost all of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as they all “have gender equality and women's empowerment at their core.” 15-Oct-2016
Green transformation 'unstoppable' as co New York, Oct 15 (Just Earth News): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have welcomed the landmark deal struck on Saturday by nearly 200 countries to reduce the emissions of potent chemicals used in air conditioners and refrigerators – a move that could prevent up to 0.5 degrees Celsius of global warming by the end of this century. 15-Oct-2016
Burundi: Security Council hopes for ‘s New York, Oct 15 (Just Earth News): Expressing “deep concern” over the political situation in Burundi, the United Nations Security Council reiterated its demand that all stakeholders to refrain from any action that could threaten peace and stability in the country or undermine the East African Community-led inter-Burundian dialogue. 15-Oct-2016
UN deputy chief briefs Member States on New York, Oct 15 (Just Earth News): Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said on Friday that the first track of the new United Nations approach to tackling cholera involves intensifying efforts to treat and eliminate the disease and boost access to clean water and sanitation; and the second track aims to develop a framework proposal to Member States for material assistance to those Haitians most affected by cholera after the 2010 outbreak. 15-Oct-2016
Concerned by recent violence in Myanmar, New York, Oct 15 (Just Earth News): Concluding a three-day mission to Myanmar on Friday , the top United Nations aid official called on all sides to find peaceful ways to resolve their differences and urged strengthened humanitarian action to support the people affected by violence in the Southeast Asian country. 15-Oct-2016
HABITAT III: UN conference to set new ur New York, Oct 15 (Just Earth News): A major global conference, aiming to set a ‘New Urban Agenda,’ which, in the words of the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, will “help us to rethink how we plan, manage and live in cities,” begins this weekend, in the Ecuadorian capital, Quito. 15-Oct-2016
New UN report urges Liberia to act on r New York, Oct 15 (Just Earth News): A United Nations report released on Friday documents the high incidence of rape in Liberia and the widespread impunity enjoyed by perpetrators, and provides a number of recommendations to the Government, other national and international stakeholders, including the UN, to urgently combat the scourge. 15-Oct-2016
Proper handwashing may save the lives o New York, Oct 15 (Just Earth News): On the eve of Global Handwashing Day, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported that more than 300,000 children under the age of five died last year due to diarrhoeal infections linked to a lack of safe drinking water and sanitation – a rate of 800 per day that could have been prevented by proper handwashing. 15-Oct-2016
Convening world conference on tax evasio New York, Oct 15 (Just Earth News): To tackle illicit financial flows, a United Nations human rights expert has urged Secretary-General-designate António Guterres, as well as the UN General Assembly, to consider as a priority abolishing tax havens and convening a world conference on the issue, while safeguarding effective protection of whistle-blowers. 15-Oct-2016
Ban welcomes reported release of 21 Chib New York, Oct 15 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday welcomed the reported release of 21 Chibok schoolgirls, who were abducted by the Boko Haram insurgent group more than two years ago, while expressing deep concern about the safety and well-being of the remaining schoolgirls and other victims still in captivity. 15-Oct-2016
Haiti: UN supporting government to provi New York, Oct 15 (Just Earth News): United Nations relief agencies are continuing work on the ground to assist Haiti in the aftermath of powerful Hurricane Matthew with the World Food Program (WFP) on Friday helping to provide supplies for some 750,000 people, while the UN health agency and its regional partner have appealed to donors for $9 million for emergency health operations. 15-Oct-2016
Central African Republic: UN rights offi New York, Oct 15 (Just Earth News): In the wake of a number of killings and attacks on civilians in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has called on all actors in the country to exercise restraint and prevent any further escalation in violence. 15-Oct-2016
Only one out of six children under the a New York, Oct 14 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has issued a new report on Friday with the alarming statistic that five out of six children worldwide under two years old are not receiving adequate nutrition for growth and brain development. 14-Oct-2016
UN refugee agency welcomes France’s de New York, Oct 14 (Just Earth News): The United Nations refugee agency on Friday welcomed the announcement by President François Hollande earlier this month that France will close the informal camp for refugees and migrants in the northern port town of Calais, stressing the vital importance of finding proper alternative accommodation for the thousands of people there. 14-Oct-2016
UN human rights chief expresses concern New York, Oct 14 (Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights chief on Friday expressed concern about a growing crackdown by the Government of Viet Nam on human rights defenders, including the arrest this week of popular blogger and Government critic Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known online as Mother Mushroom. 14-Oct-2016
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