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UN agriculture agency stresses role of t New York, Oct 3(Just Earth News): Declining prices could thwart international efforts to eradicate hunger and extreme poverty unless steps are taken to guarantee decent incomes and livelihoods for small-scale producers, the United Nations agriculture agency said on Monday. 03-Oct-2016
On World Habitat Day, UN calls for putti New York, Oct 3(Just Earth News): Adequate housing is a universal human right and should be at the centre of the urban policy and in the physical centre of the city, senior United Nations officials said on Monday, marking the 2016 edition of World Habitat Day. 03-Oct-2016
Stampede at Ethiopia kills 50 Addis Ababa, Oct 3 (IBNS): At least 50 people were killed during a protest at a religious festival in Ethiopia's Oromia region, media reports said. 03-Oct-2016
Syria: Time running out to protect those New York, Oct 3 (Just Earth News): Warning of an urgent humanitarian situation in Syria's eastern Aleppo city, the United Nations humanitarian chief today reiterated a call for a cessation of violence, medical evacuation of hundreds of patients in critical conditions, as well as safe, full, regular and unimpeded humanitarian access. 03-Oct-2016
On Non-Violence Day, Ban highlights link New York, Oct 2(Just Earth News): United Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday stressed the link between non-violence, peace and nature as he observed the International Day of Non-Violence. 02-Oct-2016
'Take a stand against ageism,' says UN o New York, Oct 1(Just Earth News): The United Nations is marking the International Day of Older Persons by encouraging countries to draw attention to and challenge negative stereotypes and misconceptions about older persons and ageing, and to enable older persons to realize their potential to build a life of dignity and human rights. 01-Oct-2016
UN adviser on preventing genocide alarme New York, Oct 1(Just Earth News): The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, expressed alarm on Friday at public comments by President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, in which he reinforced a campaign to kill millions of drug addicts in the Philippines and compared it to the massacre of millions of Jews by Hitler during the Holocaust in Nazi Germany during the Second World War. 01-Oct-2016
Iraq: UNICEF launches back-to-school ca New York, Oct 1(Just Earth News): Iraq: UNICEF launches back-to-school campaign to help millions missing out on education Several weeks before of the start of the new school year, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), together with the Iraqi Ministry of Education, launched a nationwide ‘Back to School’ campaign in 10 governorates. 01-Oct-2016
UN refugee agency, African host countri New York, Oct 1(Just Earth News): The UN refugee agency and delegations from African countries as well as the African Union (AU) agreed on Friday on final steps to end the protracted Rwandan refugee situation after seven years of negotiations. 01-Oct-2016
Fewer than 30 doctors left in war-torn New York, Oct 1(Just Earth News): There are now less than 30 doctors working in Aleppo city, down from 35 several days ago, a senior official of the United Nations health agency said on Friday, highlighting the deteriorating healthcare capacity in the war-battered area. 01-Oct-2016
Colombia: UN mission begins working to v New York, Oct 1(Just Earth News): Nine representatives of the Government of Colombia, as well as nine members from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia–People's Army (FARC-EP) and 18 international observers from the UN mission in the country have started working together at the joint Monitoring and Verification Mechanism headquarters in Bogota. 01-Oct-2016
UN health agency calls for stronger mea New York, Oct 1(Just Earth News): The United Nations health agency on Friday urged countries across the South-East Asia region to continue to take decisive action to prevent, detect and respond to Zika virus, following news that Thailand has confirmed two cases of Zika-related microcephaly. 01-Oct-2016
Ban to set up probe into deadly attack o New York, Oct 1(Just Earth News): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will establish an internal United Nations Board of Inquiry to investigate the deadly 19 September incident involving a UN–Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) relief operation to Urum al-Kubra, a town in western Aleppo Governorate. 01-Oct-2016
UNICEF completes mobile health campaign New York, Oct 1(Just Earth News): The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported that, along with its partners, the agency has completed a drive reaching more than 600,000 children under five years old and some 180,000 pregnant and breastfeeding women in conflict-torn Yemen with critical health and nutrition services. 01-Oct-2016
UN refugee agency urges better measures New York, Oct 1(Just Earth News): The United Nations refugee agency on Friday called on authorities in Ukraine to help ease the plight of some 26,000 people who cross the dividing line between Government-controlled and non-Government-controlled areas of the crisis-gripped country daily. 01-Oct-2016
As carbon dioxide levels hit 15 million New York, Oct 1(Just Earth News): The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) urged world leaders to take note of the profound implications of record-high carbon dioxide readings this month and appealed for their increased commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 01-Oct-2016
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