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UN agriculture agency launches handbook

New York, Nov 9(Just Earth News): The United Nations agriculture agency and the Government of Ecuador launched Wednesday a practical guide for workers in the banana sector – the most exported fresh fruit in the world, both by volume and by economic value – to promote healthier and safer work conditions.

09-Nov-2017
Bonn: Participants at UN conference exam

New York, Nov 9(Just Earth News): As the number of people displaced worldwide due to climate change-related events continues to grow, the United Nations and its partners are focusing on regional approaches, framed by existing international practice, to respond to the issue of ‘climate refugees.’

 

09-Nov-2017
Agreement boosts cooperation between UN

New York, Nov 8(Just Earth News): The United Nations and the United Arab Emirates have underscored their commitment to work together in the peaceful uses of outer space.

08-Nov-2017
Fears of 'severe deterioration' of human

 

New York, Nov 8(Just Earth News): Recent escalation of fighting in close proximity of critical infrastructure and services in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, could endanger over a million lives, the top United Nations official in the country has warned.

 

08-Nov-2017
Union Minister Smriti Irani flags off Di

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IBNS): Union Minister for I&B, Smriti Irani, on Wednesday, flagged off  the Digital Rath to create awareness among people for regrding cashless transactions, according to media reports.

08-Nov-2017
Both ISIL and Syrian Government responsi

New York, Nov 8(Just Earth News): The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) was responsible for using sulfur mustard in a September 2016 attack in Umm Hawsh and the Syrian Government was accountable for the release of sarin in an April 2017 attack in Khan Shaykhun, the head of a Security Council-mandated investigation said on Tuesday.

 

 

08-Nov-2017
Security Council re-authorizes EU-led fo

New York, Nov 8(Just Earth News): The Security Council on Tuesday extended the authorization of the European Union-led multinational stabilization force in Bosnia and Herzegovina for an additional year, following an analysis by a United Nations envoy that a resurgence of divisive nationalism is threatening to take the country backwards.

08-Nov-2017
DR Congo: Security Council underscores n

New York, Nov 8(Just Earth News): Reiterating the need to bring to justice the killers of two United Nations expert in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Security Council urged the country’s authorities to continue to cooperate with investigations into the incident.


 

08-Nov-2017
UN Security Council urges ‘comprehensi

 

New York, Nov 8(Just Earth News): Condemning the acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday called for a comprehensive response to prevent and suppress such acts and tackle their underlying causes.

08-Nov-2017
One-third of Rohingya refugee families i


New York, Nov 8(Just Earth News): The innovative data collection technology employed by the United Nations refugee agency for the first stage of Rohingya family counting in Bangladesh has revealed a worrying statistic: one-third of the refugee population is vulnerable.

08-Nov-2017
UN health agency recommends farmers stop

New York, Nov 8(Just Earth News):Farmers and the food industry should stop using antibiotics routinely to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals, the United Nations health agency said on Tuesday.

08-Nov-2017
‘Catastrophic’ humanitarian blockade

New York, Nov 8(Just Earth News): A blockade on basic supplies to war-ravaged Yemen is threatening millions of people and should be lifted immediately, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

08-Nov-2017
Bonn: Indigenous peoples’ knowledge an

New York, Nov 8(Just Earth News): Peruvian indigenous activists at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, made a strong call Tuesday for indigenous peoples to be part of the solution to tackling climate change, emphasizing their traditional wisdom and practical knowledge about adaptation methods.

08-Nov-2017
Protect environment from wars and confli


New York, Nov 7(Just Earth News):Commemorating the international day for lessening the impact of armed conflicts and wars on the environment, United Nations Secretary-General AntónioGuterres underscored the need to recognize that environment is also a victim of fighting.

07-Nov-2017
Security Council recognizes contribution

New York, Nov 7(Just Earth News):The Security Council on Monday adopted a resolution stressing the important contribution that United Nations policing can provide in peacekeeping and special political missions throughout the conflict cycle.

 

07-Nov-2017
Journalism under fire amid rise of ‘fa

New York, Nov 7(Just Earth News): The media industry, which remains the primary source of news and information in the digital age, faces both vast opportunities and steep challenges, the United Nations cultural agency said on Monday in its flagship analysis of new trends in media freedom, pluralism, independence and the safety of journalists.


 

07-Nov-2017
Saudi Arabia arrests: Trump comes to Kin

Riyadh/Washington, Nov 7 (IBNS): In the wake of rampant arrests sweeping Saudi Arabia, US President Donald Trump has tweeted in favour of the the King and the Crown Prince of the regime, saying that "they know exactly what they are doing".

07-Nov-2017
Corruption hits most vulnerable; obliter

New York, Nov 7(Just Earth News): Corruption can strike anywhere and deny people’s hope of a better future, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the world’s largest anti-corruption forum which opened Monday in Vienna, while urging global leaders to set positive examples and restore faith in good governance.

 

07-Nov-2017
Security Council considers boost in UN p

New York, Nov 7(Just Earth News): The Security Council is deciding whether to increase the number of United Nations peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR), one of the recommendations put forward by Secretary-General António Guterres for strengthening the operation, which was discussed at on Monday’s meeting in New York.

07-Nov-2017
Asia-Pacific regional consultations on U

New York, Nov 7(Just Earth News): With ever-increasing numbers of people on the move, travelling away from their homelands in search of better opportunities, a United Nations regional meeting opened on Monday in Bangkok, Thailand, exploring options to make migration safer and better protect their rights.


 


 

07-Nov-2017
Harvest season provides meagre respite t

New York, Nov 7(Just Earth News): The current harvest season has not brought enough food to end the hunger crisis in South Sudan, as conflict persists in most of the African country and hyperinflation puts food out of reach for many, the United Nations said Monday.

 

07-Nov-2017
Bonn: UN climate conference aims for gre

New York, Nov 7(Just Earth News): The United Nations Climate Conference opened on Monday in Bonn, Germany, with the aim of a greater ambition for climate action, as the world body’s weather agency issued a stark warning that 2017 is set to be among the three hottest years on record.

07-Nov-2017
UN meeting in Dubai to examine crucial r

New York, Nov 7(Just Earth News): A United Nations meeting opened in Dubai on Monday aiming to examine how the global space community can contribute to international efforts to bring about a more just and equitable world for all people and the planet.

07-Nov-2017
Parties to 'brutal conflict' in Yemen mu

New York, Nov 6(Just Earth News): Expressing horror at continued violence perpetrated by all parties to the conflict in Yemen, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the country has called on the conflicting sides to uphold their obligations under international humanitarian law.

 

06-Nov-2017
Lebanon: Amid news of Prime Minister's r

New York, Nov 6(Just Earth News): Concerned by the news that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has offered to resign, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday expressed the hope that all sides will focus on supporting the continuity of Lebanon's State institutions.

06-Nov-2017
UN 'will walk with Haiti' on path toward


New York, Nov 6(Just Earth News): United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and UN Special Envoy for Haiti Josette Sheeran wrapped up a three-day visit to the island on Sunday, pledging more help to defeat cholera and assist the Government in achieving the broader aims of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

06-Nov-2017
Typhoon Damrey kills 49 in Vietnam, rend

Hanoi, Nov 6 (IBNS) : A powerful typhoon raging in  Vietnam's south-central coast has killed at least 49 people and  left more than a dozen missing, media reports said.

06-Nov-2017
Saudi Arabia freezes accounts of detaine

Riyadh, Nov 6 (IBNS) : Saudi authorities have announced that they will be freezing the bank accounts of suspects detained in the kingdom on corruption charges.

06-Nov-2017
Billionaire prince with stakes in Twitte

Riyadh, Nov 5 (IBNS): Saudi Arabia's King Salman has removed one of the royal family's most prominent princes from his ministerial role.

05-Nov-2017
Bonn: UN climate conference to maintain

New York, Nov 4(Just Earth News): One year after the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Bonn Conference, which opens on 6 November in Germany, will be an opportunity for nations around the world to show their ambition for climate action and their determination to keep their promises.

04-Nov-2017
UN advocate vows to give 'visibility' to

 

New York, Nov 4(Just Earth News): Briefing the press at United Nations Headquarters in New York for the first time, the first-ever UN advocate for the rights of victims of sexual exploitation and abuse on Friday highlighted her role to give those who have suffered “visibility” and amplify their voices.

04-Nov-2017
Madagascar: UN health agency sees drop i

New York, Nov 4(Just Earth News): While progress has been made in response to the plague outbreak in Madagascar, and the number of suspected new cases continues to decline, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday that sustaining operations through the remainder of the plague season will be critical as there is still a risk of potential further spread of the disease.

04-Nov-2017
People without nationality face ‘star


New York, Nov 3(Just Earth News): Discrimination, exclusion and persecution are stark realities for many of the world’s stateless minorities, the United Nations refugee agency warned in a new report, calling for immediate action to secure equal nationality rights for all.

03-Nov-2017
UN concerned over 'unfolding humanitaria

New York, Nov 3(Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights office on Friday expressed its concern over “an unfolding humanitarian emergency” at Australia's offshore detention centre, where refugees and asylum seekers are holding out after the Australian Government's decision to close the facility and pull out its support staff.

03-Nov-2017
High threat of terrorist attack in Bangl

Sydney, Nov 3 (IBNS): Warning its citizens, Australian government on Friday said it has  ‘reliable information’ that terrorists ‘may be planning’ to target Western interests in Bangladesh.

03-Nov-2017
Sweden: Explosion blasts nightclub in Ma

Malmo, Nov 3 (IBNS): A major explosion blasted the gates of a nightclub in Sweden's Malmo on Thursday, media reports said.

03-Nov-2017
Suspected cholera cases in crisis-torn Y

New York, Nov 3(Just Earth News): Already struggling to cope with a dire humanitarian crisis, war-torn Yemen is now facing the fastest-growing cholera epidemic ever recorded, with some 895,000 suspected cases as of 1 November, the United Nations relief wing reported Thursday.

 

03-Nov-2017
'Failure to broker peace' hinders soluti

New York, Nov 3(Just Earth News): The head of the United Nations refugee agency on Thursday urged global leaders to find political solutions to the world's conflicts, if the swelling numbers of forcibly displaced people are ever to return home.

 

03-Nov-2017
UN report concludes ISIL committed ‘in



New York, Nov 2(Just Earth News): The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) perpetrated serious and systematic violations in Iraq that amount to “international crimes” during the nine-month battle for Mosul between the terrorist group and Iraqi Government forces, a United Nations report has concluded.

 

02-Nov-2017
UN forum closes in Bahrain with the spot

 

New York, Nov 2(Just Earth News): A United Nations forum on sustainable development concluded on Thursday in Bahrain with a strong call for the integration of entrepreneurship and innovation in all economic and social dimensions as key strategies to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

02-Nov-2017
'Injustice against journalists costly fo



 New York, Nov 2(Just Earth News): Justice must be done for the murder of journalists, who perform important functions in taking forward fundamental freedoms and bolstering the strength of societies, a senior United Nations official said Thursday, marking the International Day to end impunity for crimes against them.
 

02-Nov-2017
South Sudan: UN Mission weighs re-estab


 New York, Nov 2(Just Earth News): The United Nations peacekeeping mission is expected to reach vulnerable people in remote parts of South Sudan, as it takes a more “nimble and proactive” approach, the head of the operation said Wednesday during a visit to a hard-to-reach area in the country’s north-east.

02-Nov-2017
Colorado shooting: Three dead after lone

Thornton, Nov 2 (IBNS)  A day after the New York attack which left eight dead, three persons, including a woman, were  killed in a shooting inside a suburban Denver Walmart in Colorado on Wednesday night, reports said.

 

02-Nov-2017
NY attacker should get death penalty, sa

Washington, Nov 2 (IBNS): The New York attacker who killed eight people and injured 11 others, should get death penalty, said US President Donald Trump.

02-Nov-2017
UN General Assembly again calls for lift

New York, Nov 2(Just Earth News): The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution underlining the need to end the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba.


 

02-Nov-2017
Global shift to clean, affordable energy

New York, Nov 2(Just Earth News): To tackle the double challenge of energy poverty and climate change – producing clean, affordable energy at a pace that will meet rising demand without environmental detriment – all stakeholders must step up efforts to transform the world’s energy systems for everyone’s benefit, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday.

02-Nov-2017
UN agency and EXPO Dubai 2020 agree on s

New York, Nov 2(Just Earth News): The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and EXPO Dubai 2020 signed Wednesday a Memorandum of Understanding on strengthening joint cooperation, including hosting the World Entrepreneurs Investment Forum (WEIF) 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

02-Nov-2017
UN chief contacts New York City Mayor, U

New York, Nov 2(Just Earth News): A day after the deadly attack in New York City, Secretary-General António Guterres spoke to Mayor Bill di Blasio and reaffirmed his solidarity with the people of New York.

02-Nov-2017
Violence against children pervasive in h


New York, Nov 1(Just Earth News): About 300 million, or three-quarters, of the world’s two- to four-year-old children experience either psychological aggression or physical punishment, or both, by their caregivers at home, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report published Tuesday.

01-Nov-2017
UN envoy welcomes full return of Gaza bo

New York, Nov 1(Just Earth News): The United Nations envoy for the Middle East peace process on Wednesday welcomed the full return of the Gaza crossings to the control of the Palestinian Authority.

01-Nov-2017
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