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Labour disparity between girls and boys New York, Oct 8(Just Earth News): Ahead of the International Day of the Girl Child on 11 October, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) On Friday released a report warning that the worldwide disparity between unpaid household chores assumed by girls aged five through 14 as compared to their male counterparts, amounts to 40 per cent more time – or 160 million more hours a day. 08-Oct-2016
Colombian Government and FARC-EP request New York, Oct 8(Just Earth News): The Colombian Government and the country’s largest rebel group announced On Friday that they are willing to press ahead on the goals of the historic peace accord that was rejected by voters this past weekend, while the two sides also requested that the United Nations Mission in the country continue its work, particularly relating to monitoring the ceasefire. 08-Oct-2016
UN chief welcomes decision by global avi New York, Oct 8(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon On Friday welcomed the yesterday’s decision of the member States of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to adopt a new emissions standard to control global greenhouse gas emissions from international airline flights. 08-Oct-2016
UN condemns deadly attack on ‘refugee New York, Oct 8(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the attack against a security post at a refugee hosting area in Tazalit, in the Tahoua region of Niger, bordering Mali, on 6 October, in which at least 22 members of Niger’s security forces were killed and several others were injured. 08-Oct-2016
Citing ‘serious protection gaps,’ U New York, Oct 8(Just Earth News): Most civilians living in areas of northern Nigeria recaptured by the armed forces from Boko Haram since the start of the year still face serious protection problems and lack the most basic assistance, with women particularly at risk, the United Nations refugee agency warned On Friday. 08-Oct-2016
Children in flood-ravaged DPRK face ‘s New York, Oct 8(Just Earth News): After two months of intense flooding, the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) is now facing another looming danger as a severe winter is closing with thousands of children still in need of urgent assistance, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and partner agency Save the Children. 08-Oct-2016
UN rights office calls for independent i New York, Oct 8(Just Earth News): Expressing concern at increasing unrest in several Ethiopian towns following deaths of a number of people in unclear circumstances in the country’s Bishoftu town, the United Nations human rights arm has called on protesters to exercise restraint and on security forces to conduct themselves in line with international human rights laws and standards. 08-Oct-2016
Reports that Yahoo aided US e-mail surve New York, Oct 8(Just Earth News): The top United Nations expert of free expression said On Friday that reports that Yahoo complied with United States intelligence demands by searching the e-mails of hundreds of millions of customers “raise serious human rights concerns.” 08-Oct-2016
Sahel: UN and French conservation group New York, Oct 7(Just Earth News): The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) on Thursday announced a new partnership with the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM), aiming at adopting sustainable water bird hunting management to protect wetland resources in Africa’s Sahel region which are crucial for food security and economic development. 07-Oct-2016
UN agencies ramp up response in Caribbea New York, Oct 7(Just Earth News): After deploying field teams to Caribbean countries affected by Hurricane Matthew, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) are on Thursday heading to Haiti, where they are preparing for a major upsurge in cholera. 07-Oct-2016
Eastern Aleppo may be ‘totally destro New York, Oct 7(Just Earth News): Detailing the bloodshed in eastern Aleppo, where in the last two weeks, 376 people – half of them children – have been killed, 1,266 injured, hospitals destroyed, and “all sorts of ammunitions” and weapons used, the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria underscored on Thursday that this part of the iconic city may be totally destroyed in two months, leaving thousands dead and forcing countless more to flee. 07-Oct-2016
Stalled peace process, fresh ceasefire v New York, Oct 7(Just Earth News): Citing a lack of progress on the peace process in Mali, the United Nations peacekeeping chief on Thursday warned that the UN mission there would not be able to fully carry out its mandate as long as the signatories to the peace agreement do not resolutely engage in its implementation. 07-Oct-2016
After disclosure on Bahamas tax havens, New York, Oct 7(Just Earth News): In the wake of the recent disclosure of leaked Bahamas tax haven data, United Nations human rights experts on Thursday urged governments to work together on liquidating offshore tax avoidance and establishing tougher financial regulations. 07-Oct-2016
With record harvests, world’s food imp New York, Oct 7(Just Earth News): With prices for most of the internationally-traded agricultural commodities, especially for the staple grains remaining relatively ‘low and stable,’ it is expected the global food import prices will fall to a six-year low, the United Nations agricultural agency said on Thursday. 07-Oct-2016
Security Council recommends former Prim New York, Oct 7(Just Earth News): The Security Council on Thursday formally chose the former Prime Minister of Portugal, António Guterres, as its nominee to be the next Secretary-General of the United Nations for a five-year term when incumbent Ban Ki-moon steps down on 31 December. 07-Oct-2016
Iris scan helps Syrian refugees in Jorda New York, Oct 7(Just Earth News): The United Nations food relief and refugee agencies have jointly introduced an innovative iris scan payment system in Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp, allowing 76,000 Syrian refugees to purchase food from camp supermarkets by using a scan of their eyes instead of cash, vouchers or e-cards. 07-Oct-2016
Countries back UN agency's landmark fra New York, Oct 7(Just Earth News): Member States of the United Nations civil aviation agency agreed on Thursday on a new emissions standard to control global greenhouse gas emissions from international airline flights. 07-Oct-2016
Libya: As situation worsens, UN envoy c New York, Oct 7(Just Earth News): Expressing deep concern over the plight of civilians caught in the cross-fight in a Benghazi neighbourhood, a senior United Nations official in Libya has called for a humanitarian pause to allow aid to reach those in urgent need and as well as a safe passage for those who wish to leave. 07-Oct-2016
Security Council extends measures to cu New York, Oct 7(Just Earth News): Deploring continued loss of life due to migrant smuggling and human trafficking off the coast of Libya, the United Nations Security Council this morning extended its authorization for Member States to intercept vessels on the high seas suspected of being used for those illicit activities, for a further period of one year. 07-Oct-2016
Top UN relief official meets with key Sa New York, Oct 6 (Just Earth News): Visiting Saudi Arabia, the United Nations humanitarian chief on Wednesday met with key officials from defense and foreign ministries there to discuss the situation in the neighbouring war-torn country of Yemen. 06-Oct-2016
With ‘unstoppable’ momentum, Paris New York, Oct 6 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Wednesday that the Paris Agreement on climate change signed by world leaders this past April is set to enter into force on 4 November, as enough countries have signed onto the landmark accord to bring it to the emissions threshold that will trigger its implementation. 06-Oct-2016
UN emergency teams ‘on the ground’ New York, Oct 6 (Just Earth News): In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean region, United Nations emergency response teams have been deployed to Haiti and Jamaica to coordinate rapid assessments and support disaster response. 06-Oct-2016
UN-backed treaty concludes summit with New York, Oct 8 (Just Earth News): The triennial conference of the parties to a United Nations-backed wildlife treaty concluded yesterday with actions that are expected to go a long way in ensuring protection for some of the most vulnerable plants and animals on the planet. 06-Oct-2016
‘Sad of state affairs’ in Iraq as la New York, Oct 6 (Just Earth News): The United Nations in Iraq has reported that civilians continue to bear the brunt of the conflict in the country, with a more than 28 per cent spike in fatalities and a 17 per cent increase in injuries from August to September this year. 06-Oct-2016
UN food relief agency to scale up emerge New York, Oct 6 (Just Earth News): Following a visit to Madagascar, the Executive Director of the United Nations’ food relief agency has announced plans to scale up humanitarian operations in response to rising levels of hunger and malnutrition as a third consecutive year of drought deepens the suffering of hundreds of thousands of people in the south of the island nation. 06-Oct-2016
Portugal's António Guterres emerges as New York, Oct 5 (Just Earth News): Former Portuguese Prime Minister António Guterres has emerged as the clear favourite to become the next United Nations Secretary-General following the sixth secret ballot held on Wednesday by the UN Security Council, which is expected to take a formal decision on Thursdayand forward Guterres’ name to the 193-Member General Assembly for final confirmation. 05-Oct-2016
Investing in early childhood development New York, Oct 5(Just Earth News): An estimated 43 per cent – or 249 million – of children under five in low- and middle-income countries are at an elevated risk of poor development due to extreme poverty and stunting, according to a new United Nations-supported series from The Lancet. 05-Oct-2016
Nearly 69 million new teachers needed to New York, Oct 5(Just Earth News): On World Teacher's Day, the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has issued statistics revealing that close to 69 million new teachers are needed to provide quality universal primary and secondary education by 2030, the deadline of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 05-Oct-2016
Yemen: Security Council strongly condemn New York, Oct 5 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned an attack by Houthi forces on a United Arab Emirates vessel operating near Bab al-Mandeb Strait on 1 October. 05-Oct-2016
Belgium: Two cops stabbed by attacker Brussels, Oct 5 (IBNS): At least two policemen were stabbed in Belgian city Brussels on Wednesday, media reports said. 05-Oct-2016
UN deputy chief urges increased partici New York, Oct 5(Just Earth News): With more young people around the world than ever before, it is necessary to include them when discussing global solutions related to peace, development and security, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General said on Tuesday. 05-Oct-2016
As Hurricane Matthew makes landfall in H New York, Oct 5(Just Earth News): Hurricane Matthew has made landfall in Haiti, bringing strong winds and torrential rains to the tiny island, the United Nations weather agency reported on Tuesday, while UN relief agencies announced that they are mobilizing to assist, if requested, countries that are in the path of the dangerous Category 4 storm that is pummelling the Caribbean region. 05-Oct-2016
Jailing teen blogger in Singapore sends New York, Oct 5(Just Earth News): After a Singaporean teenage blogger was sentenced to jail for his social media posts, a United Nations human rights expert on Tuesday warned that it is “exactly the wrong kind of message that any government should be sending to anybody, but especially to young people.” 05-Oct-2016
UN peacekeeping chief urges follow-up ac New York, Oct 5(Just Earth News): The security situation in Darfur, Sudan, remains volatile and the humanitarian impact of the conflict significant, the top United Nations peacekeeping official said on Tuesday, calling on the Government of Sudan and the international community at large to address the current challenges in the country. 05-Oct-2016
‘The best humanitarian relief is to en New York, Oct 5 (Just Earth News): Concluding a three-day mission to Yemen, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator on Tuesday called on all warring parties to grant humanitarian access and uphold their responsibilities to protect civilians in a conflict that has injured and killed thousands of innocent civilians, and displaced some three million people. 05-Oct-2016
In ‘national interest’ for all Pales New York, Oct 5(Just Earth News): Welcoming on Tuesday’s decision to postpone Palestinian municipal elections, the United Nations senior official coordinating efforts towards the peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict called on all Palestinians to work together to resolve differences. 05-Oct-2016
Yemen: UN says shelling in Taiz leaves New York, Oct 5 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) is reporting that casualties continue to mount in war-torn Yemen, including after an incident yesterday evening in the central city of Taiz, where artillery fire on a busy street next to a market in Bir Basha, Al Mudhaffar district, left six children dead, six wounded and more than a dozen other casualties. 05-Oct-2016
Aleppo demands ‘bold action,’ includ New York, Oct 4(Just Earth News): The human rights calamity unfolding in Syria’s eastern Aleppo city demands bold new initiatives, including proposals to “limit the use of the veto” by the permanent members of the Security Council, the top United Nations human rights official declared on Tuesday. 04-Oct-2016
FEATURE: Political differences, a dozen New York, Oct 4(Just Earth News): Residents in Pilate, a remote town of some 40,000 inhabitants located on a mountain in northern Haiti, were treated to an unusual site recently: uniformed, foreign men hard at work laying concrete foundations for a well near the local hospital and school. 04-Oct-2016
UN chief urges European Parliament to ap New York, Oct 4(Just Earth News): Addressing the plenary of the European Parliament, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday called its members to approve a speedy ratification by the European Union (EU) of the Paris Agreement on climate change and to help lead the world to a better future. 04-Oct-2016
Some 385 million children live in extrem New York, Oct 4(Just Earth News): Children are more than twice as likely as adults to live in extreme poverty, with nearly 385 million children worldwide experiencing that condition, according to a new analysis from the World Bank Group and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). 04-Oct-2016
Ban condemns attacks against UN mission New York, Oct 4(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned yesterday's series of attacks against the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). 04-Oct-2016
Two former Birmingham scientists awarded London, Oct 4 (IBNS): Two former University of Birmingham academics, Professor David Thouless and Professor Mike Kosterlitz, have been recognised by the award of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work into the discoveries of the properties of matter. 04-Oct-2016
In Geneva, Ban reiterates call to end Sy New York, Oct 4(Just Earth News): Speaking at a press conference in the United Nations Office in Geneva on Monday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon once again called for the political will to end the Syrian conflict, while also sharing his reflections on the nearly 10 years he spent as the top UN official. 04-Oct-2016
Inequalities exacerbate climate impacts New York, Oct 4(Just Earth News): Evidence is increasing that climate change is taking the largest toll on poor and vulnerable people, and these impacts are largely caused by inequalities that increase the risks from climate hazards, according to a new report launched by the United Nations on Monday. 04-Oct-2016
‘Bunker-buster’ bombs in eastern Al New York, Oct 4(Just Earth News): The killing and maiming of children in eastern Aleppo by the Syrian Government and its allies is not only a brutal abdication of international human rights obligations, it will have a long-lasting impact on the young victims for generations to come, United Nations child rights experts warned on Monday. 04-Oct-2016
Selecting the next UN Secretary-General: New York, Oct 4(Just Earth News): The latest candidate for the position of the next United Nations Secretary-General was heard by UN Member States on Monday, answering questions on how she would promote sustainable development, improve efforts to create peace, protect human rights, and deal with huge humanitarian catastrophes should they be selected to lead the 193-member Organization. 04-Oct-2016
As Colombian voters reject peace deal, New York, Oct 4(Just Earth News): In the wake of a referendum that defeated the peace accord signed by the President of Colombia and the country’s largest rebel group just days ago, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commended the parties for their determination, saying he believed peace could still be achieved and that all Colombians who had committed to ending the 50-year conflict should not be discouraged. 04-Oct-2016
Ban appoints Hubert Price of US as head New York, Oct 4(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday announced the appointment of Hubert Price of the United States as Head of the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS). 04-Oct-2016
UN torture prevention body urges Kazakhs New York, Oct 3(Just Earth News): The United Nations’ torture prevention body has urged Kazakhstan to focus more on the rehabilitation of prisoners rather than punishment, as part of efforts to ensure that people deprived of their liberty are protected against torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. 03-Oct-2016
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