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Thailand prepares to bid final goodbye t New Delhi/Bangkok, Oct 14 (IBNS): President of India Pranab Mukherjee has condoled the passing away of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, a message from the President's Secretariat said on Friday. 14-Oct-2016
New Zealand Prime Minister mourns death Wellington, Oct 14 (IBNS): New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Friday mourned the death of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej. 14-Oct-2016
Political will needed to counter terrori New York, Oct 14 (Just Earth News): Briefing the Security Council on Thursday, the top United Nations political official said that while the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) and its affiliates have continued to face military setbacks, they nevertheless continue to pose a significant and diversified threat. 14-Oct-2016
Security Council dispatches UN special e New York, Oct 14 (Just Earth News): The Security Council will dispatch a senior United Nations envoy to consult with officials in Burundi to “find a way forward on all issues related to peace and security and UN activities in the country,” after the Government earlier rejected a Council resolution on establishing a police officers’ component there and amid reports that it will withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). 14-Oct-2016
‘Massive scale-up’ needed if global New York, Oct 14 (Just Earth News): Highlighting “considerable” inequalities among countries when it comes to enabling people with tuberculosis to access cost-effective diagnosis and treatment, a new United Nations health report has called for political commitment and increased funding to prevent, detect and treat the disease if global targets are to be met. 14-Oct-2016
UN receives ‘partial’ approval from New York, Oct 14 (Just Earth News): Unless the deadly violence in Aleppo subsides, the United Nations will be unable to carry out its humanitarian responsibilities to victims of bombardments, shelling and attacks against civilians, UN Deputy Special Envoy for Syria, Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy stressed on Thursday. 14-Oct-2016
Security Council extends UN peacekeeping New York, Oct 14 (Just Earth News): Accepting Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s recommendation, the Security Council on Thursday extended the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti for six months at the current force and police strength. 14-Oct-2016
Pivotal role midwives play in keeping m New York, Oct 14 (Just Earth News): The first global survey of midwifery personnel has revealed that too often, midwives face cultural isolation, unsafe accommodation, and low salaries, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, calling for an end to the discrimination and lack of respect that hinder their ability to provide quality care to women and newborns. 14-Oct-2016
UN health teams in Haiti to respond to c New York, Oct 13 (Just Earth News): With scattered outbreaks of cholera reported in the wake of the devastation wrecked by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, the United Nations health agency has deployed field teams in the island to respond to the health situation and to prevent it from taking epidemic proportions. 13-Oct-2016
UN refugee agency condemns rising violen New York, Oct 13 (Just Earth News): The United Nations refugee agency on Thursday condemned attacks on civilians in the Central African Republic (CAR), where clashes between rival groups have forced thousands of people to flee their homes and disrupted vital humanitarian aid operations. 13-Oct-2016
António Guterres appointed next UN Secr New York, Oct 13 (Just Earth News): The General Assembly on Thursday appointed by acclamation the former Prime Minister of Portugal, António Guterres, as the next United Nations Secretary-General, to succeed Ban Ki-moon when he steps down on 31 December. 13-Oct-2016
On International Day, UN urges building New York, Oct 13 (Just Earth News): Over the past twenty years, 90 per cent of the 1.35 million people who have died in 7,056 disaster events have come from low and middle-income countries, according to a new United Nations report released on Thursday described by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as a “damning indictment of inequality.” 13-Oct-2016
American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan awa London, Oct 13 (IBNS): American singer and songwriter Bob Dylan, who is regarded as one of the most popular and influential rock musicians of the world, was on Thursday awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 2016. 13-Oct-2016
Donald Trump faces multiple groping clai Washington, Oct 13 (IBNS) : The dirt flying in the run-up to the US Presidential election grew thicker as five women came forward with claims that Republican candidate Donald Trump had groped, kissed and leered at them, media reports said. 13-Oct-2016
Sydney teens charged with terrorism offe Sydney, Oct 13 (IBNS): The New South Wales Joint Counter Terrorism Team (NSW JCTT) has charged two juveniles with terror related offences following their arrest in Bankstown on Wednesday. 13-Oct-2016
UN Member States set to appoint next Se New York, Oct 13 (Just Earth News): The General Assembly on Thursdayis expected to act on the recommendation of the Security Council regarding the appointment of the next Secretary-General of the United Nations; last week, the Council forwarded to the 193-member body its nomination, António Guterres, former Prime Minister of Portugal, to be the next UN chief. 13-Oct-2016
Urgent solutions for refugee and migrant New York, Oct 13 (Just Earth News): With the imminent clearance of the Calais camp and wet winter weather fast approaching, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Special Coordinator for the Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe, said on Wednesday that the commitment by the United Kingdom and France to find urgent solutions for the hundreds of refugee and migrant children languishing there for months, “could not come a minute too soon.” 13-Oct-2016
UN mission in Haiti working with local New York, Oct 13 (Just Earth News): While Haiti is still counting its dead and assessing the damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, the powerful Category 4 storm that battered the tiny island nation last week, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official on Wednesday reported that significant headway is being made clearing the roads to make facilitate the movement of humanitarian aid. 13-Oct-2016
Colombia: Ban welcomes announcement of t New York, Oct 13 (Just Earth News): Welcoming the announcement that formal negotiations between the Government of Colombia and the National Liberation Army (ELN) will begin later this month, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday expressed hope that the two sides will reach a sustainable peace agreement as soon as possible. 13-Oct-2016
In wake of Hurricane Matthew, UN to del New York, Oct 13 (Just Earth News): The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is working with the Cuban Government to provide food for 180,000 people in hard-hit eastern areas of the island as they cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. 13-Oct-2016
Syria: Conflict plunging to new ‘lows, New York, Oct 13 (Just Earth News): Deploring yesterday’s deadly attack on a primary school in the Syrian city of Darra, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reiterated its call on all parties to the conflict to abide by their obligations under international humanitarian law and protect children and schools. 13-Oct-2016
"What is the underlying conflict? It’ New York, Oct 13 (Just Earth News): Nicholas Haysom has experience in challenging political situations. His service with the United Nations has seen him serve as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s top political advisor at UN Headquarters in New York – but has also involved service in some of the toughest field assignment locations, such as Iraq and Afghanistan. 13-Oct-2016
Undernutrition taking huge toll on Chad New York, Oct 13 (Just Earth News): Chad’s economy is losing 575.8 billion CFA francs ($1.2 billion) per year, or 9.5 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP), to the effects of childhood undernutrition and resultant increased healthcare costs, additional burdens on the education system and lower productivity by the workforce, a new United Nations-backed study has revealed. 13-Oct-2016
Rising inequality, precarious jobs threa New York, Oct 13 (Just Earth News): One third of the Eastern European and Central Asian workforce performs precarious jobs that include informal and vulnerable jobs, while approximately $65 billion in illicit cash leaves the region annually, according to a new report launched on Wednesday by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 13-Oct-2016
Afghanistan: UN mission condemns killing New York, Oct 12 (Just Earth News): The United Nations mission in Afghanistan has condemned last night's attack at the Shia mosque in the capital, Kabul that killed at least 18 civilians and injured more than 50 others. 12-Oct-2016
David Cameron reveals new job London, Oct 12 (IBNS): Former British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday shared he has joined the National Citizens Service Trust as the Chairman. 12-Oct-2016
Ban welcomes start of Guinea-Bissau talk New York, Oct 12 (Just Earth News): Welcoming the start of an inclusive dialogue among political leaders, civil society and religious communities of Guinea-Bissau on Tuesday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon encouraged all the parties to engage in constructive discussions and “seize this opportunity for a favourable outcome” in the interest of the country’s people.” 12-Oct-2016
UN rights expert warns about growing re New York, Oct 12 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai, warned on Tuesday about growing restrictions on civil society in Egypt, with human rights defenders and organizations in particular being targeted. 12-Oct-2016
Hurricane’s impact on political proces New York, Oct 12 (Just Earth News): With Haiti facing the dual challenges of addressing the impact of Hurricane Matthew and restarting preparations for the holding of the much-anticipated elections, the United Nations envoy for the Caribbean country on Tuesday expressed support for the recommended extension of the UN mission there by six months until mid-April 2017. 12-Oct-2016
Myanmar: UN adviser expresses deep conc New York, Oct 12 (Just Earth News): The United Nations envoy for Myanmar on Tuesday expressed his deep concern at the violent attacks by unidentified individuals and groups against border guards and security forces on 9 October and the resultant fighting that claimed the lives of security personnel and civilians in the three affected areas of Northern Rakhine. 12-Oct-2016
UNICEF gears up to vaccinate 41 million New York, Oct 12 (Just Earth News): More than 41 million children are expected to get vaccinations against polio as part of a major new health campaign by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the Lake Chad basin, aimed at the recent outbreak of polio in north-east Nigeria. 12-Oct-2016
Political polarization in DR Congo may New York, Oct 12 (Just Earth News): Warning of an extremely fragile political situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where “actors on all sides appear more and more willing to resort to violence to achieve their ends,” the top United Nations official in the country called on Tuesday on the Security Council to urge the parties to return to dialogue, guarantee the right to peaceful opposition and to end impunity for violence. 12-Oct-2016
Taxing sugary drinks can curb global epi New York, Oct 12 (Just Earth News): Unhealthy diet accounts for more than 11 million deaths annually, with four million deaths due to obesity, the United Nations health agency said on Tuesday, launching a new report that says taxing sugary drinks can yield major health benefits, such as reducing obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay. 12-Oct-2016
‘All girls count,’ says UN, calling New York, Oct 12 (Just Earth News): Girls are the sometimes-hidden change-makers of the present and future, and to make sure their voices are heard, the United Nations is marking the International Day of the Girl Child by calling on governments, civil society groups, and communities to provide more and better gender data to so that in the sustainable development era, no girls are left behind. 12-Oct-2016
Haiti: Seeking to fend off cholera thre New York, Oct 12 (Just Earth News): One week after Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti, United Nations agencies are continuing the massive relief effort under way on the ground, scrambling to fend off the threat of cholera, delivering life-saving supplies and rehabilitating damaged infrastructure, such as schools. 12-Oct-2016
On World Mental Health Day, Ban cites ne New York, Oct 11 (Just Earth News): Marking World Mental Health Day 2016, the United Nations has highlighted the importance of making mental healthcare available to everyone who needs it – with a focus this year on providing immediate support to those in psychological distress after a crisis. 11-Oct-2016
Central African Republic needs support New York, Oct 11 (Just Earth News): Recent unrest in the Central African Republic (CAR) demonstrates that the situation there remains fragile, and “spoilers are still active, on both sides,” the United Nations peacekeeping chief said on Monday, telling the Security Council that the international community must stand firm and support the Government’s efforts to ensure lasting peace. 11-Oct-2016
In Malawi, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador New York, Oct 11 (Just Earth News): Thanks to growing implementation of a law passed last year, child marriage may soon be a relic of Malawi’s past, and on the eve of the International Day of the Girl Child, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson visited the country to celebrate the achievements of UN Women, the Malawian Government, local chiefs and girls who have returned to school after having their marriages annulled. 11-Oct-2016
UN experts call on Ethiopia to allow in New York, Oct 11 (Just Earth News): Urging Ethiopian authorities to end their violent crackdown on peaceful protests, which has reportedly led to the death of over 600 people since November 2015, two United Nations human rights experts on Monday further called on the Government to allow an international commission of inquiry to investigate the protests and the violence used against peaceful demonstrators. 11-Oct-2016
UN appeals for $120 million to launch New York, Oct 11 (Just Earth News): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday announced the launch of a near $120 million appeal to fund United Nations aid activities in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, where the rising death toll coupled with the start of the rainy season has prompted the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to sound the alarm on the threat of waterborne diseases to children living in the worst-affected areas. 11-Oct-2016
New UN manual gives more say to indigen New York, Oct 11 (Just Earth News): The United Nations agricultural agency on Monday unveiled a new manual that seeks to ensure that indigenous peoples, custodians of more than 80 per cent of global biodiversity, are able to freely give or deny their consent in development interventions that affect their natural resources or their way of life. 11-Oct-2016
On World Day against Death Penalty, Ban New York, Oct 11 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called the death penalty a cruel and inhumane practice – one that 65 countries globally retain for terrorism-related offenses – which is the focus of this year's World Day against the Death Penalty. 11-Oct-2016
South Sudan: Alarmed by violence in Yei New York, Oct 11 (Just Earth News): Extremely concerned by the continuing deterioration of the security situation in the South Sudanese town of Yei, where an estimated 100,000 people are trapped, the United Nations mission in the African country on Monday called on warring factions to immediately end all hostilities. 11-Oct-2016
Ban announces launch of new partnership New York, Oct 11 (Just Earth News): Announcing the launch on Monday of a new platform for scaling up innovative finance solutions to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the initiative can help in identifying and piloting innovative finance instruments that can drive investment and support well thought-out SDG interventions. 11-Oct-2016
Police nabs IS suspect in Germany Leipzig, Oct 10 (IBNS): A Syrian man arrested by German police following a two-day manhunt, had a probable IS link, BBC reported. 10-Oct-2016
UN chief, senior humanitarian officials New York, Oct 10 (Just Earth News): Senior United Nations officials, including Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, have condemned an attack in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, that killed more than 140 people and injured at least five hundred more. They also called for swift and impartial investigations into the incident. 10-Oct-2016
On World Post Day, UN spotlights efforts New York, Oct 10 (Just Earth News): Marking World Post Day, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) has stressed that putting customers at the heart of its service and adjusting to rapid technological modernization remains the top priority of the postal services worldwide. 10-Oct-2016
Security Council fails to adopt resolut New York, Oct 9(Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council on Saturday failed to adopt two resolutions to end the bloodshed in Syria's besieged eastern Aleppo. 09-Oct-2016
In Iceland, UN chief highlights that fat ew York, Oct 9 (Just Earth News): Drawing attention to the melting of the Arctic ice cap, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday underlined the urgency of implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change and the need to help developing countries in their efforts to combat climate change. 09-Oct-2016
Swift approval of Guatemala’s justice New York, Oct 8(Just Earth News): Welcoming a recent draft bill to the Guatemalan Congress on constitutional justice reform, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) On Friday urged a rapid approval by the Government while voicing concern over the growing threats against judicial authorities. 08-Oct-2016
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