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Modest economic growth not an indication New York, Jan 18 (Just Earth News): A modest global recovery is projected for 2017-18 should be seen as more of an indication of economic stabilization than a signal of a robust and sustained revival of global demand, a new United Nations economic report has found. 18-Jan-2017
Syria: Heavy fighting forces UN food rel New York, Jan 18 (Just Earth News): The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday that it has been forced to suspend airdrops to residents of the besieged Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor because of heavy fighting between Government forces and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh). 18-Jan-2017
At Security Council, senior UN envoy ca New York, Jan 18 (Just Earth News): Unilateral actions threaten to unravel the two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians, the United Nations focal point on the Middle East on Tuesday told the Security Council, stressing that both sides must do their part to create the necessary conditions to launch direct negotiations. 18-Jan-2017
Donor 'consortium' needed to bolster Hai New York, Jan 18 (Just Earth News): A senior United Nations adviser called on Tuesday for a new “consortium” of donors committed to improving Haiti's water supply and sanitation services to help finally eradicate cholera from the island, in support of the newly-elected President Jovenel Moïse. 18-Jan-2017
At Cape Town Forum, UN Women and partner New York, Jan 18 (Just Earth News): With only 41 per cent of countries regularly producing data on violence against women and only 13 per cent of countries having a dedicated gender statistics budget, the first-ever United Nations World Data Forum on Tuesday explored ways to close these data gaps. 18-Jan-2017
One journalist killed every four days i New York, Jan 18 (Just Earth News): More than 100 journalists were killed last year while doing their jobs, according to the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom. 18-Jan-2017
Bullies target physical appearance, ethn New York, Jan 17 (Just Earth News): Nearly a quarter of a million children and young people world-wide are bullied each year, according to a report released on Monday by the United Nations educational and cultural agency, which found that bullies like to pick on children because of their looks, have ethnic or cultural differences, or due to gender or sexual orientation. 17-Jan-2017
Diversity ‘is richness, not a threat, New York, Jan 17 (Just Earth News): In a message to an event spotlighting the growing challenges of anti-Muslim discrimination as well as hatred in various contexts, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appealed on Monday for drawing strength from the principles of inclusion, tolerance and mutual understanding to recognize the value of diversity. 17-Jan-2017
Ethiopia: UN-backed humanitarian appeal New York, Jan 17 (Just Earth News): On the heels of failed rains and a calamitous El Niño in Ethiopia, the country's Government on Monday launched an appeal for $948 million to urgently address food and non-food needs, while the United Nations agriculture agency warned that a new drought may put the East African nation's hard fought gains at risk. 17-Jan-2017
Somalia: Only early action will avert an New York, Jan 17 (Just Earth News): Faced with a 'slight but steady' increase in the number of people in need, the humanitarian community in Somalia launched on Monday an $864 million to reach 3.9 million people with urgent life-saving assistance, the United Nations relief wing reported. 17-Jan-2017
Mexico: Gunman kills five in nightclub s Cancun, Jan 17 (IBNS): An unknown gunman opened fire at a night club in Mexico's Cancun, killing at least five people and injuring nine others, media reports said. 17-Jan-2017
Turkey nightclub attack: Suspect capture Istanbul, Jan 17 (IBNS): Security officials have arrested the main suspect in the New Year's Eve attack at a night club in Istanbul, media reports said. 17-Jan-2017
UN agency envoy Forest Whitaker honoured New York, Jan 17 (Just Earth News): Actor and United Nations agency special envoy Forest Whitaker is on Monday being celebrated as a leader in peacebuilding and conflict-resolution, empowering young people in communities touched by violence and poverty. 17-Jan-2017
Ongoing violations of child rights highl New York, Jan 17 (Just Earth News): Children face the ongoing violations of their rights worldwide, including poverty, violence and discrimination against them, a senior United Nations human rights official told the body that monitors implementation of a global treaty on the matter. 17-Jan-2017
UN envoy in Yemen meeting with President New York, Jan 17 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, is on Monday in Aden, highlighting the need for a truce to allow in humanitarian aid and move along the peace process. 17-Jan-2017
UN Data Forum explores ways to improve New York, Jan 17 (Just Earth News): With the statistical community facing myriad challenges as countries begin to implement the new 15-year global plan for sustainable development, it is imperative to modernize, improve capacity and cooperate at a truly global level, the top United Nations economic and social affairs official told a gathering of more than 1,500 data experts on Monday. 17-Jan-2017
New UN manual aims to address management New York, Jan 17 (Just Earth News): Highlighting the challenges brought on by and the need to address violent extremism and radicalization in prisons, the United Nations agency mandated to prevent international crime and assist criminal justice reform unveiled a new manual that offers practical advice on managing violent extremist prisoners, disengaging them from violence and facilitating their social reintegration upon release. 17-Jan-2017
UN refugee agency lauds Europe's rescue New York, Jan 17 (Just Earth News): The United Nations refugee agency praised the Italian Coastguard in coordination with Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, for rescuing some 1,500 people from boats on the Mediterranean struggling in rough weather throughout the weekend. 17-Jan-2017
Killings, rapes in South Sudan continue New York, Jan 16 (Just Earth News): Hundreds of people were killed in South Sudan during an outbreak of violence last July and more than 200 people were raped, according to a United Nations report on Monday released which emphasizes the need for accountability and justice for those human rights violations. 16-Jan-2017
'We must not let 2017 repeat tragedies o New York, Jan 16 (Just Earth News): While efforts to fully implement a ceasefire in Syria continue, senior United Nations humanitarian officials on Monday appealed for immediate, unconditional, and safe access to reach the children and families who are still cut off from relief aid across the Middle Eastern country. 16-Jan-2017
Brazil prison violence turns fatal, at l Brasalia, Jan 16 (IBNS)" At least 26 prisoners have died following a riot in Brazil's Alcacuz Penitentiary Centre, a prison near Natal, media reports said. 16-Jan-2017
Turkish plane crashes in Kyrgyzstan, at Bishkek, Jan 16 (IBNS): At least 32 people died after a Turkish cargo plane crashed in Kyrgyzstan on Monday morning, media reports said. 16-Jan-2017
UN World Data Forum opens in South Afric New York, Jan 15 (Just Earth News): The inaugural United Nations World Data Forum kicked off on Sunday in Cape Town, South Africa, with an opening ceremony. 15-Jan-2017
UN mission in South Sudan confirms disc New York, Jan 15 (Just Earth News): The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has confirmed that it continues its discussions with the transitional national unity Government on a 4,000-strong regional protection force, which was authorized by the Security Council last August but has yet to be deployed. 15-Jan-2017
INTERVIEW: “Data and accurate informat New York, Jan 14 (Just Earth News): The first-ever United Nations World Data Forum is set to kick off in Cape Town, South Africa, on 15 January 2017, with the aim of increasing political and resource support for statistical capacity building worldwide. 14-Jan-2017
More than 90 per cent of children reachi New York, Jan 14 (Just Earth News): Noting that the number of children arriving in Italy by themselves via the sea in 2016 more than doubled over the previous year, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday called for urgent and special measures to protect them from trafficking, exploitation and abuse. 14-Jan-2017
International conference is ‘watersh New York, Jan 14 (Just Earth News): Speaking in Geneva a day after the start of a United Nations-supported Conference on Cyprus, a UN advisor said the open and frank exchanges at the meeting’s opening confirmed two things: “first that there are difficult issues to overcome; and second that there is a will to overcome them.” 14-Jan-2017
FEATURE: Number crunchers in the spotlig New York, Jan 14 (Just Earth News): The first-ever United Nations World Data Forum is set to kick off in Cape Town, South Africa, on 15 January 2017, with the aim of increasing political and resource support for statistical capacity building worldwide. 14-Jan-2017
Central African Republic: UN-backed huma New York, Jan 14 (Just Earth News): The Government of the Central African Republic (CAR) and the United Nations humanitarian country team on Friday launched the nearly $400 million response plan for the 2017-2019 period to meet the basic needs of 2.2 million Central Africans. 14-Jan-2017
Amid progress in West Africa and the Sah New York, Jan 14 (Just Earth News): Briefing the Security Council on the situation in West Africa and the Sahel region, a senior United Nations official cited a “rising tide of democracy” throughout the continent, noting that a number of countries had recently held elections which largely complied with electoral norms and standards, upholding their status a model in the region and beyond. 14-Jan-2017
UN agencies assess dire hygiene, protect New York, Jan 14 (Just Earth News): The health, hygiene and protection needs of women and girls displaced in Aleppo are staggering, the United Nations has observed, voicing concern for civilians in the Syrian city that has endured intense fighting for about four years. 14-Jan-2017
UN data reveals huge disparities in cost New York, Jan 14 (Just Earth News): A simple bowl of food in Malawi is much more expensive than that same meal in Davos, Switzerland, once adjustments have been made to take into account one’s average daily income, research by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has revealed. 14-Jan-2017
INTERVIEW: Space technology can help cr New York, Jan 13 (Just Earth News): The heads of national space agencies, government officials and representatives from the space community worldwide are being challenged to get more women into the aerospace industry. 13-Jan-2017
More must be done to assist, protect fre New York, Jan 13 (Just Earth News): The United Nations refugee agency is urging European authorities to step up support and security for refugees migrants facing harsh winter conditions, particularly amid reports that people have frozen trying to enter or move across Europe. 13-Jan-2017
UN rights chief urges executives gatheri New York, Jan 13 (Just Earth News): The top United Nations human rights official on Friday called on business leaders gathering at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in the Swiss town of Davos next week to use their considerable influence to stand up for human rights and prevent rights violations in countries where they operate. 13-Jan-2017
Australian Health Minister quits over en Canberra, Jan 13 (IBNS): Australian Health Minister Sussan Ley has stepped down from her post after purchasing an apartment using taxpayers' money, a BBC report said. 13-Jan-2017
9 killed in militant attacks in Syria Damascus, Jan 13 (IBNS): At least seven people were killed in an explosion in Syrian city of Damascus on Thursday, media reports said on Friday. 13-Jan-2017
World's jobless to rise amid economic un New York, Jan 13 (Just Earth News): The United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) released its 2017 World Employment and Social Outlook report on Thursday, which finds economic growth trends lagging behind employment needs and predicts both rising unemployment and worsening social inequality throughout 2017. 13-Jan-2017
Syria ceasefire holding amid rising conc New York, Jan 13 (Just Earth News): While the ceasefire in Syria is largely holding, the United Nations envoy for the country cautioned on Thursday that the truce may be under threat as clashes in villages in the Wadi Barada valley has damaged water infrastructure and left more than five million people in and around Damascus facing water shortages. 13-Jan-2017
Humanitarian crisis in Lake Chad Basin ' New York, Jan 13 (Just Earth News): Briefing the Security Council on Thursday, senior United Nations officials underlined the significant challenges and deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Lake Chad Basin region, including in particular those posed by the militant group, Boko Haram, and urged for sustained support to national and regional security, political and humanitarian action. 13-Jan-2017
Inter-communal tensions in Darfur threa New York, Jan 13 (Just Earth News): Armed fighting over land, water and other natural resources in Sudan's Darfur region continues to put civilians at risk, the top United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council on Thursday, calling for long-term solutions that would allow 2.6 million displaced people to return or resettle. 13-Jan-2017
UN agency hails new polio vaccination r New York, Jan 13 (Just Earth News): Amid a global shortage of injectable inactivated polio vaccines (IPV), a new inoculation regimen, employed by governments in the South-East Asian region, involving two fractional vaccine doses – each about a fifth of a full dose – provides the same level of protection against all polioviruses as does one full dose, the United Nations health agency said on Thursday. 13-Jan-2017
Global food prices fall for fifth year i New York, Jan 13 (Just Earth News): Data from 2016 reveals that for the fifth year in a row, the prices of food around the world have declined, in some cases 1.5 per cent below 2015 levels, a monthly United Nations report revealed. 13-Jan-2017
UN-backed campaign to help vaccinate mil New York, Jan 13 (Just Earth News): A United Nations-supported mass vaccination campaign is set to start on Fridayto protect more than 4.7 million children against a measles outbreak in conflict-affected states in north-eastern Nigeria. 13-Jan-2017
'Cyprus can be symbol of hope' the world New York, Jan 12 (Just Earth News): A United Nations-supported conference on Cyprus opened in Geneva on Thursday, bringing together the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot leaders in a dialogue chaired by Secretary-General António Guterres. 12-Jan-2017
Mauritania aims to boost food productio New York, Jan 12 (Just Earth News): A new partnership between the United Nations rural poverty agency and officials in Mauritania could boost finances and nutrition for nearly 300,000 farmers in the southern part of the country. 12-Jan-2017
Mexican President says his country will Mexico City, Jan 12 (IBNS): President Enrique Peña Nieto has said that Mexico will not pay for the US-Mexico border wall, according to media reports on Thursday. 12-Jan-2017
South Korea Scandal: Probe committee que Seoul, Jan 12 (IBNS): The Probe committee in charge of the South Korean scandal, involving President Park Geun-hye, has interrogated Samsung boss Lee Jae-yong and has marked him as a suspect, media reports said. 12-Jan-2017
Security Council’s ‘encouraging voic New York, Jan 12 (Just Earth News): Highlighting that the Colombian peace process faced and continues to face a range of challenges but also offers “solid” opportunities, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the country on Wednesday called on the United Nations Security Council for its continued attention and strong support to the country. 12-Jan-2017
As millions suffer water shortages in Sy New York, Jan 12 (Just Earth News): The United Nations expressed concern on Wednesday about fighting in the Wadi Barada area of west Damascus, which in addition to displacing thousands of people, has also restricted water supplies to some 5.5 million people in and around the Syrian capital. 12-Jan-2017
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