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World Bank sees ‘moderate’ pick up f New York, Jan 12 (Just Earth News): Global economic growth is forecast to accelerate moderately to 2.7 per cent in 2017 after a post-crisis low last year, the World Bank said in a report released on Wednesday. 12-Jan-2017
Cyprus talks ‘on track’ ahead of int New York, Jan 12 (Just Earth News): As the United Nations-facilitated talks on Cyprus went into their third day in Geneva ahead of an international conference tomorrow, the UN adviser on the issue has said the discussions are “on track” and while there is still much hard work to do, an “historic” outcome could be reached as part of ongoing reunification efforts. 12-Jan-2017
Top UN peacekeeping official pushes for New York, Jan 12 (Just Earth News): Addressing the Security Council, the head of United Nations peacekeeping operations on Wednesday urged the international community to push for a swift endorsement of the so-called 31 December political accord in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and to put in place a transitional government of national unity. 12-Jan-2017
Migrants battling exposure as freezing t New York, Jan 11 (Just Earth News): Sounding the alarm over the situation of thousands of migrants, asylum seekers and others enduring extreme cold conditions across Europe and Eastern Mediterranean, the United Nations migration agency has appealed for immediate action to save them from freezing to death. 11-Jan-2017
UN agency renews call for protecting chi New York, Jan 11 (Just Earth News): At least one girl has been killed and four others injured in attacks near a school outside the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, leading the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to renew its call on the people involved in the country's conflict to protect children and stop attacks on civilian structures. 11-Jan-2017
NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gotte Zurich, Jan 11 (IBNS): The NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller will attend the Snow Meeting in Lithuania on Jan 12 and 13. 11-Jan-2017
Russians in favour of naming street afte Ryazan, Russia, Jan 11 (IBNS): Donald Trump's Russia stance seemed to have struck a chord with the country's people as citizens in the town of Ryazan wants a street to be named after the incoming US President, a CNN report said. 11-Jan-2017
Hundreds from western Mosul getting medi New York, Jan 11 (Just Earth News): Nearly 700 people have been moved to hospitals from the frontlines in Mosul, Iraq, as the United Nations and partners are working to scale up humanitarian efforts for thousands of people fleeing the fighting between the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) and Iraqi forces. 11-Jan-2017
INTERVIEW: Robert Serry on the ‘Endles New York, Jan 11 (Just Earth News): The United Nation’s former point person for Middle East negotiations has said that Israelis and Palestinians need at least the prospects of a two-state solution, and urged the international community to create conditions for more effective discussions in the future. 11-Jan-2017
Amid dwindling donor support, one millio New York, Jan 11 (Just Earth News): More than one million Somali refugees who have been displaced from their homes for decades are becoming despondent as they continue to be unable to return home and donor support is growing fatigued, according to the United Nations refugee agency. 11-Jan-2017
UNICEF #EarlyMomentsMatter campaign prom New York, Jan 10 (Just Earth News): On Tuesday marks the launch of a new United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) campaign, #EarlyMomentsMatter, aimed at raising awareness about the critical impact that early experiences have on children’s brain development during their first 1,000 days of life. 10-Jan-2017
At Security Council, UN chief Guterres m New York, Jan 10 (Just Earth News): This morning, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will make his first address to the Security Council on conflict prevention and sustaining peace at time when the 15-nation body says the need for a UN that can fully deliver on the promise of its Charter to “save succeeding generations from the scourge of war” is perhaps greater than ever. 10-Jan-2017
Effective tobacco policies could save 8 New York, Jan 10 (Just Earth News): Smoking and tobacco use cost world economies more than $1 trillion each year in healthcare and lost productivity, the United Nations health agency on Tuesday reported, refuting claims that control on tobacco products adversely impact economies. 10-Jan-2017
Security Council strongly condemns terro New York, Jan 10 (Just Earth News): The Security Council has denounced the terrorist attack in Egypt yesterday that reportedly killed nine policemen and injured more than 13 people. 10-Jan-2017
Austria: Police detains six Afghans over Tyrol/Vienna, Jan 10 (IBNS): The Austrian police have arrested a group of six Afghan refugees for allegedly assaulting several women, reports said. 10-Jan-2017
Haiti: UN-supported supply system provid New York, Jan 10 (Just Earth News): A new drinking water distribution system, partly funded by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), is now providing safe water for the people of Los Palis – a community in the district of Hinche, located in the centre of the island nation. 10-Jan-2017
In opinion piece, Secretary-General Ant New York, Jan 10 (Just Earth News): In an opinion piece on Monday for Newsweek, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres outlined a vision for addressing the enormous challenges facing the international community, including maintaining peace and security, promoting economic development, and combatting climate change. 10-Jan-2017
This is the ‘moment of truth’ says U New York, Jan 10 (Just Earth News): Speaking ahead of an international conference on Cyprus, the United Nations Special Adviser on the country stressed that the coming days would be crucial for the resolution of the remaining matters, and said that while the path ahead is “going to be difficult,” a solution is possible. 10-Jan-2017
Iran: UN rights expert warns prisoners o New York, Jan 10 (Just Earth News): Raising alarm over the health of several prisoners of conscience in Iran, who have been on a prolonged hunger strike contesting the legality of their detention, the United Nations expert on the human rights situation there urged the authorities to “immediately and unconditionally” release all those who have been arbitrarily arrested, detained and prosecuted for exercising their rights. 10-Jan-2017
Yemen: EU-UN partnership to target ‘al New York, Jan 10 (Just Earth News): With 14 million people in Yemen lacking reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food, the European Union (EU) has committed 12 million euros to assist the efforts of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to tackle rising hunger in the strife-torn Gulf of Aden country. 10-Jan-2017
UN agency seeks $813 million to support New York, Jan 9 (Just Earth News): With Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory – including East Jerusalem – and those who have fled the conflict in Syria, facing humanitarian crises, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) today launched an $813 million emergency aid appeal. 09-Jan-2017
Security Council strongly condemns terr New York, Jan 9 (Just Earth News): The Security Council has strongly denounced the terrorist attack in Jerusalem yesterday, in which four Israelis were killed and 15 injured. 09-Jan-2017
Nine policemen killed in Egypt suicide b El Arish (Egypt), Jan 9 (IBNS): A suicide bomber driving a garbage truck packed with explosives rammed his vehicle into an Egyptian security checkpoint in Sinai, on Monday, killing nine people, according to media reports. 09-Jan-2017
Jerusalem: Lorry driver plows truck into Jerusalem, Jan 8 (IBNS): At least four people were killed when a lorry rammed into a group of soldiers in Jerusalem on Sunday, media reports said. 08-Jan-2017
'Mário Soares' legacy goes far beyond P New York, Jan 8 (Just Earth News): Deeply saddened by the passing of former Portuguese President and Prime Minister Mário Soares, who died earlier on Saturday in Lisbon at the age of 92, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres hailed the commitment to freedom and democracy that made Soares “one of those rare political leaders of true European and global stature.” 08-Jan-2017
UN condemns deadly ambush that leaves on New York, Jan 8 (Just Earth News): The Security Council has strongly condemned the ambush by unknown attackers late last week against a convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in Bokayai, in the northwest part of the country, in which one Bangladeshi peacekeeper was killed. 08-Jan-2017
Syria: Car bomb blast kills 43 Azaz, Jan 7 (IBNS): Car bomb blast in the rebel-held Syrian town of Azaz has left at least 43 people dead on Saturday, media reports said. 07-Jan-2017
Declassified US intelligence reports poi Washington, Jan 7 (IBNS): President of Russia, Putin 'sought to help Trump win election', the US Intelligence said in a declassified report released on Friday, according to media sources. 07-Jan-2017
Florida airport shooter identified as Ir Miami, Jan 7 (IBNS): The gunman, who opened fire at Fort Lauderdale airport in Forida, USA on Friday, leaving at least five killed and several injured, has been identified as an Iraq war veteran, media reports said. 07-Jan-2017
New task force to develop strategy to st New York, Jan 7 (Just Earth News): The United Nations on Friday announced that it plans to strengthen its approach to preventing and responding to sexual exploitation and abuse by creating a high-level task force that will develop a “clear, game-changing strategy” to achieve “visible and measurable further improvement.” 07-Jan-2017
Lack of water access in Damascus is crea New York, Jan 7 (Just Earth News): Following two weeks with no access to running water for millions of people in and around Damascus due to ongoing fighting near the Syrian capital, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday raised the alarm over a potential increase in diarrheal diseases among children. 07-Jan-2017
Syrian refugees in Lebanon face economi New York, Jan 7 (Just Earth News): A joint United Nations agency study has revealed that Syrian refugees in Lebanon remain highly vulnerable and that despite living there for years, their economic situation continues to be difficult, leaving more than a third food insecure. 07-Jan-2017
UN rights expert to assess potential abu New York, Jan 6 (Just Earth News): An independent United Nations expert will assess the human rights situation in Myanmar starting next week, it was announced, following increasing concerns about civilians in Kachin State and the escalating violence in Rakhine State. 06-Jan-2017
Canada: Multiple homes destroyed by fire Toronto, Jan 6 (IBNS): Five homes, which were being constructed in a Bradword West Gwillimbury neighbourhood, were destroyed in a fire Toronto on Friday morning, media reports said. 06-Jan-2017
Age UK pilot programme shows great promi London, Jan 6 (IBNS): Half a million people over the age of 60 usually spend every day alone, with nearly half a million more usually going at least five or six days a week without seeing or speaking to anyone at all, according to new research for Age UK as it launches its latest report ‘No one should have no one: working to end loneliness amongst older people’. 06-Jan-2017
After five years of ‘ruthless war’ i New York, Jan 6 (Just Earth News): Looking back over the past month, which saw some of the most difficult challenges for humanitarian workers in Syria but which also witnessed evacuations of thousands of civilians from war-ravaged eastern Aleppo, United Nations envoys for Syria said on Thursday that things have to change in 2017 and that “it can change in 2017.” 06-Jan-2017
US removal of textbook with ‘distorted New York, Jan 6 (Just Earth News): A team of United Nations human rights experts is supporting a recent decision by a United States school district in Connecticut to remove offensive and inaccurate historical information about slavery from its classrooms. 06-Jan-2017
UN agency data on labour migration shows New York, Jan 6 (Just Earth News): There are about 160 million migrant workers around the world, according a recent United Nations study, which provides useful labour migration data for policy makers as they seek to make headway on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 06-Jan-2017
Safe water now available for hundreds o New York, Jan 6 (Just Earth News): Responding to the humanitarian needs in Haiti, which witnessed massive destruction by Hurricane Matthew in early October last year, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) continues to deliver aid and provide relief to those most affected by the storm. 06-Jan-2017
Climate change will lead to annual cora New York, Jan 6 (Just Earth News): If current trends continue and the world fails to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, nearly all of the world's coral reefs will suffer severe bleaching – the gravest threat to one of the Earth's most important ecosystems – on annual basis, the United Nations environment agency on Thursday reported. 06-Jan-2017
Tim Barrow appointed as UK’s Permanen London, Jan 5 (IBNS): Britain has appointed Tim Barrow as the UK’s Permanent Representative to the European Union. 05-Jan-2017
Welcoming DR Congo political accord, UN New York, Jan 5 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday welcomed a comprehensive political agreement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and called on all stakeholders to continue to exercise flexibility and compromise in their discussions to swiftly resolve all pending issues, particularly those related to the holding of elections in the country within 2017. 05-Jan-2017
Top UN official in Haiti, Security Counc New York, Jan 5 (Just Earth News): A senior United Nations official and the Security Council on Wednesday joined the international community in congratulating the next President of Haiti, whose election completes a repeatedly delayed process that took over a year. 05-Jan-2017
‘Give peace a chance,’ urges UN offi New York, Jan 5 (Just Earth News): A senior United Nations humanitarian official reported on Wednesday that though damage to Aleppo was extreme, aid workers were nonetheless inspired by signs of optimism and hope, and asked that peace be given a chance. 05-Jan-2017
UN-backed aid plan requires $310 millio New York, Jan 4 (Just Earth News): A $310 million humanitarian response plan, backed by the United Nations, has been launched to provide life-saving assistance to 1.2 million people in Cameroon’s northern and eastern regions. 04-Jan-2017
Two UN peacekeepers killed, two injured New York, Jan 4 (Just Earth News): The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Wednesday condemned a deadly ambush on a convoy in the south-eastern part of the country which killed two blue helmets from Morocco and wounded two others. 04-Jan-2017
Libya: Amid threat of renewed conflict, New York, Jan 4 (Just Earth News): Expressing concern at escalating tensions and threat of renewed conflict following developments in central Libya, the United Nations envoy for the country urged all parties to work together on reconciliation and to refrain from any rhetoric that could inflame the situation. 04-Jan-2017
Indonesia puts military ties with Austra Jakarta, Jan 4 (IBNS): Indonesia has suspended its military ties with Australia, media reports said. 04-Jan-2017
Iraq: 13,000 people flee Mosul over fiv New York, Jan 4 (Just Earth News): More than 13,000 people have fled Mosul in just five days since 29 December, as the second phase of military operations to retake the Iraqi city from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) terrorists has apparently begun, a United Nations spokesperson said on Tuesday. 04-Jan-2017
With needs for displaced in eastern Alep New York, Jan 4 (Just Earth News): The United Nations on Tuesday reiterated its call for “immediate and long-term support” for more than 100,000 people in the Syrian city of Aleppo, warning donors that it will not be able to provide life-saving assistance without it. 04-Jan-2017
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