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UN chief Guterres pledges commitment to New York, Jan 24 (Just Earth News): Disarmament can play an important role in ending existing conflicts and preventing the outbreak of new strife, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, pledging to actively pursue the abolition of all weapons of mass destruction and the strict regulation of conventional weapons. 25-Jan-2017
In Helsinki, UN appeals for nearly $5B t New York, Jan 24 (Just Earth News): The United Nations and partners on Tuesday appealed at an aid conference in Finland for $4.63 billion to help people inside Syria, those who fled and the communities hosting them. 24-Jan-2017
UN, partners voice deep concern about 75 New York, Jan 24 (Just Earth News): A hundred days after the start of military operations to retake Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) militants, humanitarian partners are expressing deep concern about the plight of the estimated 750,000 civilians who are currently living in the western sections of the city where fighting is expected to start in coming weeks. 24-Jan-2017
Religious leaders deserve full support i New York, Jan 24 (Just Earth News): Religious leaders and faith-based organizations have a responsibility to contribute to peaceful societies and the international community must support these grassroots peacemakers in their daily activities, the United Nations official mandated to fight genocide on Monday told an international meeting on religion. 24-Jan-2017
Seven million people in Lake Chad basin New York, Jan 24 (Just Earth News): Spotlighting the desperate plight of millions in Africa’s Lake Chad basin, the top United Nations humanitarian official for the Sahel region called on Monday for international solidarity with the people in urgent need. 24-Jan-2017
Secretary-General Guterres approves upda New York, Jan 24 (Just Earth News): Approving an updated United Nations whistleblower policy on Monday, Secretary-General António Guterres is seeking to enhance protection for individuals who report possible misconduct or cooperate with duly authorized audits or investigations. 24-Jan-2017
More than words, ending Yemen crisis ne New York, Jan 24 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, on Monday concluded a mission to Yemen with a call for a comprehensive political settlement of the crisis and the restoration of the cessation of hostilities, and underlined the need allow access of civilian commercial aircrafts to and from Sana’a airport. 24-Jan-2017
At talks in Astana, UN envoy on Syria u New York, Jan 23 (Just Earth News): International talks to extend the ceasefire in Syria started on Monday in the Kazakh capital of Astana, with the United Nations Special Envoy said the ceasefire can be solidified if a mechanism to oversee and implement it is created. 23-Jan-2017
Syria: UNICEF calls for unimpeded aid a New York, Jan 23 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Monday called for unimpeded and unconditional access to children in the besieged city of Deir Ez Zor, noting that they have not received regular humanitarian aid for more than two years. 23-Jan-2017
UN agency urges support for small farmer New York, Jan 23 (Just Earth News): Highlighting growing challenges, such as climate change and natural resource scarcity, facing small farmers in developing countries, the head of the United Nations agricultural agency called for information technology tools that can help boost their resilience as well as feed a growing world population. 23-Jan-2017
The Gambia: UN, ECOWAS, AU hail 'goodwi New York, Jan 23 (Just Earth News): The United Nations, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU) have commended the “goodwill and the statesmanship” of the former President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, who decided to facilitate an immediate and orderly transition process and transfer of power to President Adama Barrow. 23-Jan-2017
Gambia: Jemmeh decides to relinquish pre Banjul, Jan 21 (IBNS): Following hours of dialogue with African mediators, former Gambian President Yahya Jemmeh has finally decided to relinquish his post, media reports said. 21-Jan-2017
Italy: Bus crash kills at least 16 Rome, Jan 21 (IBNS): At least 16 people died after a bus collided with the pylon and caught fire in northern Italy, media reports said. 21-Jan-2017
Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari congr New Delhi, Jan 21 (IBNS): Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari, on Saturday, has extended his congratulations to his American counterpart, Michael R. Pence on assuming office of the Vice President of the United States of America. 21-Jan-2017
Pope Francis to US President Trump: Figh Vatican/Washington, Jan 21 (IBNS): Pope Francis congratulated US President DonaldTrump on his inauguration and urged to keep fighting for poor at time of grave humanitarian crises, the media reported on Saturday. 21-Jan-2017
Denouncing terrorist attacks in West Afr New York, Jan 21 (Just Earth News): Strongly condemning all terrorist attacks in West Africa, particularly those carried out by Boko Haram militants in the Lake Chad Basin, the United Nations Security Council on Friday stressed the need to combat terrorism in all its forms and to address the conditions conducive to its spread. 21-Jan-2017
Backlogs and brutal weather put refugee New York, Jan 21 (Just Earth News): As the extreme cold weather and storms continue to sweep Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, refugee and migrant children are threatened by respiratory and other serious illnesses, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund. 21-Jan-2017
Ground-breaking UN-supported digital to New York, Jan 21 (Just Earth News): The United Nations environment agency and a the leading Chinese online financial service provider on Friday rolled out an innovative programme at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, aiming to stimulate the advancement of digital technologies in green finance. 21-Jan-2017
UN agriculture chief calls for stronger New York, Jan 21 (Just Earth News): The head of the United Nations agricultural agency on Friday urged the international community to promote more efficient use of water and to take steps to secure water access, especially for poor family farmers. 21-Jan-2017
UN confirms destruction of sites in Pal New York, Jan 21 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has confirmed the destruction of Palmyra’s famed tetrapylon and the facade of the ancient Syrian city’s Roman theatre, following its evaluation of the destruction of cultural heritage sites in iconic Aleppo. 21-Jan-2017
UN-backed disaster risk reduction guidel New York, Jan 21 (Just Earth News): The United Nations and the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have together crafted a blueprint for making the agriculture, food and nutritional security sectors more disaster-proof so the region can tackle hunger in a sustainable manner. 21-Jan-2017
Political uncertainty forces tens of th New York, Jan 20 (Just Earth News): At least 45,000 people – mostly women and children – have arrived in Senegal from The Gambia after former President Yahya Jammeh's decided to not step down, United Nations agencies on Friday said warning that more people may leave if the political situation is not resolved peacefully. 20-Jan-2017
UN agency revises funding requirements t New York, Jan 20 (Just Earth News): With conflict in South Sudan now entering its fourth year and its people facing dire humanitarian challenges, the United Nations refugee agency has revised upwards its funding requirements for 2017 to address new needs of those who have been displaced due to renewed fighting, increased violence and resulting food insecurity since July last year. 20-Jan-2017
NATO Secretary General visit to Kuwait Zurich, Jan 20 (IBNS): At the invitation of the Kuwaiti authorities, the North Atlantic Council (NAC) chaired by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will visit Kuwait on Jan 23 and 24. 20-Jan-2017
Rescuers say they may have found six peo Rome, Jan 20 (IBNS): Six people have been found alive in Italy's Rigapiano hotel, two days after it was buried in an avalanche, reported the media on Friday.. 20-Jan-2017
Syria: Al-Qaida facilitator killed Washington, Jan 20 (IBNS): The US government on Friday said on Jan. 12, U.S. forces killed Abd al-Jalil al-Muslimi, an al-Qaida facilitator, in a precision airstrike near Saraqib, Syria. 20-Jan-2017
Trade is best tool to fight poverty and Switzerland , Jan 20 (Just Earth News): Leaders from business and policy-making are not expecting a return to 1930s-style trade war, despite the populist backlash in parts of the world against globalization and free trade. Nevertheless, the reality is that nationalism and protectionism are on the rise globally and the case for globalization needs to be made, agreed panellists in a session at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. 20-Jan-2017
Secretary-General Guterres: UN to focus Switzerland, Jan 20 (Just Earth News): In a session at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, said his priority at the UN would be reform of the organization’s peace strategy and architecture to recalibrate focus towards prevention – and not just resolution – of conflict. Pointing out that peace-keeping consumes over 70% of the UN’s budget, he said: “On Thursday, most of our operations take place in countries where there is no peace to keep. Peace-keepers become, inevitably, parties to the conflict.” By preventing conflicts and helping countries that finally emerge from conflict, the UN will be able to limit its peace-keeping role. 20-Jan-2017
UN rights expert welcomes US decision to New York, Jan 20 (Just Earth News): A United Nations human rights expert on Thursday welcomed the decision of President Barack Obama to lift most sanctions unilaterally imposed by the United States on Sudan. 20-Jan-2017
At Davos forum, UN chief Guterres calls New York, Jan 20 (Just Earth News): Addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday called for a new generation of partnerships with the business community to limit the impact of climate change and to reduce poverty. 20-Jan-2017
Processed foods drive surge in obesity r New York, Jan 20 (Just Earth News): Obesity and overweight are on the rise throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and are prevalent particularly among women and children, according to a new United Nations-backed report. 20-Jan-2017
Gambia: Security Council backs regional New York, Jan 20 (Just Earth News): Urging all Gambian parties to respect the outcome of the 1 December election recognizing Adama Barrow as the country’s President-elect, the United Nations Security Council on Thursday expressed its support for the commitment of West African States to “ensure, by political means first, respect of the will of the people.” 20-Jan-2017
Syria: Ceasefire a ‘disappointment’ New York, Jan 20 (Just Earth News): Despite a cessation of hostilities in war-ravaged Syria, aid workers are still unable to reach many people desperately needing assistance, the United Nations reported on Thursday, also announcing that Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura will attend upcoming talks in the Kazakh capital of Astana. 20-Jan-2017
UN rights expert urges Saudi Arabia to u New York, Jan 20 (Just Earth News): An independent United Nations expert on Thursday urged Saudi officials to use their bold new plan for economic transformation to improve the human rights of women and the poor. 20-Jan-2017
UN agencies, partners launch new plan to New York, Jan 19 (Just Earth News): The United Nations refugee and migration agencies along with a host of partners on Thursday unveiled a new strategy and appeal to help address the challenges confronting hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants in Europe. 19-Jan-2017
UN agency eyes recycling wastewater for New York, Jan 19 (Just Earth News): With agricultural land thirsty and water increasingly scarce, the United Nations agricultural agency is on Thursday hosting an international event to discuss the use of municipal liquid waste for farming. 19-Jan-2017
Turkey: UNICEF cites risk of 'lost gene New York, Jan 19 (Just Earth News): More than 40 per cent of Syrian refugee children in Turkey are missing out on education, despite a sharp increase in enrolment rates, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday. 19-Jan-2017
IFAD to host high-level conference on in Rome, Jan 19 (Just Earth News/IBNS) International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is joining forces with the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), the Brookings Institution and the University of Warwick to host an international conference in Rome aimed at advancing global efforts to end extreme poverty and hunger by 2030 through greater investments in rural development and innovative financing for smallholder agriculture that benefits the rural poor. 19-Jan-2017
At Security Council, top UN political o New York, Jan 19 (Just Earth News): Briefing the United Nations Security Council on its resolution 2231, which endorsed a plan of action on Iran’s nuclear programme, the top UN political official called on the international community for continued support and contribution to the implementation of the agreement. 19-Jan-2017
Top UN humanitarian official in Syria a New York, Jan 19 (Just Earth News): Amid an overall scale-up in relief operations in Syria, the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the country, Ali Al-Za’tari, approved on Wednesday $19 million from the Syria Humanitarian Fund to sustain immediate life-saving and early recovery assistance for tens of thousands of people in war-ravaged Aleppo. 19-Jan-2017
Three months after Hurricane Matthew, 1. New York, Jan 19 (Just Earth News): While the number of Haitians facing hunger in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew has declined steadily in the three months since the deadly storm ripped through the tiny island nation, more than 1.5 million people nevertheless remain food insecure, the United Nations said on Wednesday. 19-Jan-2017
2016 was the hottest year ever recorded New York, Jan 19 (Just Earth News): The world has just witnessed the hottest year on record, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015, the United Nations weather agency reported on Wednesday, highlighting new records in indicators of human-caused climate change, as well as loss of Artic sea ice. 19-Jan-2017
Mali: UN condemns suicide bombing of Gao New York, Jan 19 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned the suicide-vehicle attack earlier on Wednesday perpetrated against a military camp in the northern Mali city of Gao that reportedly left at least 50 people dead and dozens injured. 19-Jan-2017
UN forum wraps up in South Africa with New York, Jan 19 (Just Earth News): The first-ever United Nations World Data Forum concluded on Wednesday with the launch of a global plan that outlines a vision and a “to-do” list for better data to improve people’s lives, including through new ideas, solutions and strengthened collaboration in the field of statistics. 19-Jan-2017
Following Chelsea Manning’s commutatio New York, Jan 19 (Just Earth News): Welcoming the commutation of United States army officer Chelsea Manning’s 35-year sentence for leaking classified military documents, a United Nations independents human rights expert on Wednesday called on Governments to recognize the contributions of whistleblowers and pardon those serving prison sentences. 19-Jan-2017
Amid outpour of sympathy, UN emergency New York, Jan 18 (Just Earth News): United Nations humanitarian helicopter and emergency medical personnel are in north-eastern Nigeria following a military airstrike that hit a displacement camp killing dozens of people, including aid workers, and wounding a reported 100 others. 18-Jan-2017
Yemen: Ongoing humanitarian crisis addi New York, Jan 18 (Just Earth News): Highlighting the plight of migrants from the Horn of Africa arriving in Yemen – which itself has seen more than 2.1 million people internally displaced due to ongoing conflict and the resulting humanitarian crisis – the United Nations migration agency has called for additional support for the vulnerable. 18-Jan-2017
UK employers place Birmingham in graduat New Delhi, Jan 18 (IBNS): The University of Birmingham is among the six UK universities most frequently targeted by Britain’s top employers looking for graduate recruits, according to a newly published report. 18-Jan-2017
NATO Secretary General to attend the Wo New Delhi,Jan 18 (IBNS): Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will attend the World Economic Forum meetings in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday 19 January and Friday 20 January 2017. 18-Jan-2017
Nigeria: Military accidentally drops bom Abuja, Jan 18 (IBNS): An error by the Nigerian military turned fatal as they accidentally dropped a bomb on a refugee camp in Rann, killing at least 52 people and injuring hundreds, reports said. 18-Jan-2017
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