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South Sudan: First UN safe haven for dis

New York, Dec 21(Just Earth News): The first ‘Protection of Civilians’ site – a place of refuge and safety set up next to a United Nations base in South Sudan – has been successfully closed after internally displaced families expressed the desire and confidence to return to their homes, the UN mission in the country said Wednesday.

21-Dec-2017
Migration, UN reform and sustainable dev

New York, Dec 21(Just Earth News): Safe migration, conflict prevention, sustainable development and United Nations reform will be the priorities of the 72nd UN General Assembly over the coming year, the 193-member body’s President, Miroslav LajÄák, said on Wednesday.

21-Dec-2017
FEATURE: Curtain falls on UN tribunal’

New York, Dec 21(Just Earth News):  As the United Nations tribunal dealing with atrocities committed during the Balkans conflicts in the 1990s prepares to close its doors on 31 December, top officials say the court has proven skeptics wrong, citing its achievements and its immense contribution to international criminal justice.

21-Dec-2017
5.2M quake hits Iranian capital

Tehran, Dec 21 (IBNS): A strong 5.2 magnitude earthquake shook Iran's capital Tehran on Wednesday, reports said.

21-Dec-2017
Arctic forever changed by rapidly warmin

 

New York, Dec 21(Just Earth News): The Arctic continued in 2017 to warm at double the rate of the global temperature increase, resulting in the second warmest air temperatures, above average ocean temperatures, loss of sea ice, and a range of human, ocean and ecosystem effects, according to the United Nations weather agency.

21-Dec-2017
Thousands in DR Congo’s Kasais to bene

 

New York, Dec 21(Just Earth News): Against the backdrop of severe hunger as a result of conflict in central Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations emergency food relief and food security agencies are stepping up their response to assist more than 100,000 people.

 

21-Dec-2017
As crises become more complex ‘prevent

New York, Dec 21(Just Earth News): As conflict and its drivers become more complex, unity in Security Council will be critical – UN chief

 

21-Dec-2017
Two years on, Iran nuclear accord at a

 

New York, Dec 20(Just Earth News): The United Nations political chief told the Security Council on Tuesday that the UN Secretariat is not yet in a position to confirm whether the ballistic missiles launched at the Saudi cities of Yanbu and Riyadh were Iranian Qiam-1 missiles, as assessed by Saudi authorities.

20-Dec-2017
UN rights expert ‘disappointed’ by M

 

New York, Dec 20(Just Earth News): The United Nations expert on the human rights situation in Myanmar on Wednesday expressed disappointment at the Government’s decision to deny her all access to the country and withdraw cooperation for the duration of her tenure.

20-Dec-2017
Security Council calls for efforts to en

 

New York, Dec 20(Just Earth News): Welcoming the return of Prime Minister Saad Hariri to Lebanon and his decision to continue his term, the United Nations Security Council highlighted the need to protect the country from crisis that are destabilizing the Middle East.

20-Dec-2017
Palestinian girl arrested after slapping

Jerusalem, Dec 20 (IBNS): A Palestinian girl was arrested by Israeli forces after a video of the former slapping the latter's soldiers went viral, reports said.

20-Dec-2017
Four arrested over Christmas terror plot

London, Dec 20 (IBNS): Four people have been arrested in connection with an Islamist terror plot in the United Kingdom, according to British counter terrorism agencies.

20-Dec-2017
Mexico: At least 12 dead as bus flips ov

Chetumal, Dec 20 (IBNS): At least 12 people died after a Chacchoben bound bus from US' Florida flipped over a highway in Mexico's Quintana Roo state on Tuesday, reports said.

20-Dec-2017
DR Congo: UN officials hail landmark con

 

New York, Dec 20(Just Earth News): The United Nations envoys dealing with sexual violence in conflict and the head of the Organization’s peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have welcomed the conviction of 11 Congolese militia fighters for raping dozens of children – including an 18-month-old toddler – in the vast country’s restive east.

 

20-Dec-2017
UNICEF says 2017 has been a ‘very diff


New York, Dec 20(Just Earth News): For children and women in the Central African Republic, 2017 has been a very difficult year and sadly, the situation is not expected to improve in the coming months, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.i

20-Dec-2017
Security Council renews Syrian cross-bor

 

New York, Dec 20(Just Earth News): The Security Council on Tuesday renewed the authorization for United Nations relief agencies and their partners to use routes across conflict lines and border crossings to deliver lifesaving assistance to millions in north-west and southern Syria through Turkey and Jordan.

 

20-Dec-2017
Ukraine: UN agencies stepping up aid to




New York, Dec 19(Just Earth News): As temperatures plummet across Ukraine, the United Nations refugee and migration agencies said Tuesday that they are stepping up assistance to the most vulnerable people affected by the conflict in the country’s east.
 

19-Dec-2017
UN rights chief calls for independent pr

New York, Dec 19(Just Earth News): Shocked at the “incomprehensible” killing of a wheelchair-bound amputee protester by Israeli security forces, the top United Nations human rights official has called on the country to open an independent and impartial investigation into the incident.

19-Dec-2017
Attack on humanitarian convoy north-east



New York, Dec 19(Just Earth News): At least four civilians are reported to have been killed when an aid convoy transporting food supplies was ambushed by armed individuals in Nigeria’s strife-torn north-east region, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the country said.

19-Dec-2017
UN envoy welcomes new Somali policy on r

 

New York, Dec 19(Just Earth News): Welcoming the launch of a national policy for young people in Somalia, the United Nations Youth Envoy expressed hope that with the new policy, young Somalis will be able to contribute to peacebuilding efforts in the country.

19-Dec-2017
Middle East: Security Council fails to a

New York, Dec 19(Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council on Monday failed to adopt the draft resolution that reflects regret among the body's members about “recent decisions regarding the status of Jerusalem,” with a negative vote by the United States.

 

19-Dec-2017
UN urges international cooperation to m

New York, Dec 18(Just Earth News): On International Migrants Day, the United Nations is appealing for cooperation in managing migration to ensure that its benefits are most widely distributed, and that human rights of all concerned are protected – as recognized by the 2030 Agendafor Sustainable Development.
 

18-Dec-2017
Sebastian Pinera to be sworn in as Chile

Santiago, Dec 18 (IBNS): Conservative candidate Sebastian Pinera will be sworn in as Chile's President for the second time, reports said.

18-Dec-2017
UN rights wing ‘appalled’ at mass ex

New York, Dec 16(Just Earth News): Expressing deep shock at a mass execution of 38 men at a prison in the Iraqi city of Nassiriya, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has called on the country to establish an immediate moratorium and carry out an urgent and comprehensive review of its criminal justice system.

16-Dec-2017
Protection, well-being of uprooted child

New York, Dec 16(Just Earth News): Some 50 million children are on the move worldwide, and if countries follow best practices to ensure their safety and well-being, 2018 could be a landmark year for migrant children the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Friday.

16-Dec-2017
At least two killed as quake strikes Ind

Jakarta, Dec 16 (IBNS): At least two people were reported dead after a strong earthquake struck Indonesia late Friday, reports said.

16-Dec-2017
UN rights office urges El Salvador to re



New York, Dec 16(Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights wing has called on the Latin American nation, El Salvador, to immediately halt the application of a law that unduly penalizes women for abortion-related offenses and to review all cases to ensure their compliance with international human rights standards.
 

16-Dec-2017
‘American Dream’ quickly becoming an



New York, Dec 16(Just Earth News): The number of Americans living in poverty and the already high income inequality could worsen further in the days to come, making the United States the most unequal society in the world, the United Nations expert on extreme poverty and human rights warned Friday.
 

16-Dec-2017
Hostilities flare on Yemen’s west coas



New York, Dec 16(Just Earth News): As hostilities intensify in frontline areas on Yemen’s west coast, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday that it is bracing for further displacement and a spike in humanitarian needs.

16-Dec-2017
Children are the face of conflict-fuelle



New York, Dec 15(Just Earth News): South Sudan's children are facing a raft of daily horrors and deprivations and urgently require a peaceful, protective environment, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Friday, warning that “anything less, places children and women at even greater risk of grave violations and abuse.”

15-Dec-2017
Security Council holds ministerial-level

 

New York, Dec 15(Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council will on Friday hold a ministerial-level meeting on the threat and challenges posed by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to international peace and security.

15-Dec-2017
UN chief stresses need to denuclearize K

New York, Dec 15(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres wrapped up a short visit to Tokyo on Thursday with an appeal to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and other countries to implement relevant Security Council resolutions to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.

15-Dec-2017
UN Security Council pledges support for

New York, Dec 15(Just Earth News): As the brutal conflict in South Sudan enters its fifth year, the United Nations Security Council on Thursday said it remains deeply concerned over the situation there, and expressed strong support for a regional initiative aimed at salvaging a 2015 peace deal.

15-Dec-2017
Respiratory diseases linked to seasonal

New York, Dec 15(Just Earth News): Respiratory diseases from seasonal influenza takes up to 650,000 lives annually, according to new estimates released Thursday by the United Nations health agency and global partners.

15-Dec-2017
In Tanzania, UN peacekeeping chief pays

New York, Dec 15(Just Earth News): The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations on Thursday attended a ceremony in the port city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in honour of the country’s peacekeepers recently killed during their mission in a neighbouring country.

15-Dec-2017
'Golden opportunity' missed for progress

New York, Dec 15(Just Earth News): A “golden opportunity” has been missed to decide the future of Syria at the end of the latest round of United Nations-supported talks in Geneva, UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday.

15-Dec-2017
Yemen: At least 15, including rebels and

Sanaa, Dec 15 (IBNS): At least 15 people, including Houthi rebels and civilians, have been killed in airstrikes conducted by Saudi-led coalition in several parts of Yemen, reports said.

15-Dec-2017
Four teenagers killed as school bus, tra

Perpignan, Dec 15 (IBNS): At least four teenagers were killed and 20 injured after a school bus and a train collided near Perpignan area of southern France's Pyrénées-Orientales, reports said.

15-Dec-2017
UN forum sees ‘moderate’ recovery fo



New York, Dec 14(Just Earth News): New economic projections for Latin America and the Caribbean show moderate recovery in 2018 and growth the following year – with favoured expansions in consumption and domestic investment, the United Nations reported Thursday.

14-Dec-2017
In Japan, UN chief spotlights power of u

New York, Dec 14(Just Earth News): Health is everyone's right and a driver of economic development, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres stressed Thursday, expressing the UN's readiness to help countries move towards health coverage for all.

14-Dec-2017
UN agency helps farmers in Latin America

New York, Dec 14(Just Earth News): Improving market access, particularly beyond national borders, for family farmers and small and medium agriculture enterprises in the Latin America and Caribbean region can help boost rural development as well as spur inclusive trade, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said.

14-Dec-2017
Unified action needed in Central Africa



New York, Dec 14(Just Earth News): Despite some positive developments, the overall situation in Central Africa still requires concerted action at all levels to address sociopolitical tensions, economic difficulties and abuses by armed groups, a United Nations envoy for the region said Wednesday.

14-Dec-2017
Electronic waste poses ‘growing risk

 

New York, Dec 14(Just Earth News): The growing volume of electronic waste, including discarded products with a battery or plug, such as mobile phones, laptops, televisions, refrigerators and electrical toys, poses a major threat to the environment and human health, the United Nations warned on Wednesday.

14-Dec-2017
Thousands of children need assistance th

New York, Dec 14(Just Earth News): Three months after two category-5 hurricanes tore through the Caribbean, thousands of children across the region still need support, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday.

14-Dec-2017
With ‘so much at stake’ in crisis-to



New York, Dec 14(Just Earth News):  The United Nations relief wing and the humanitarian community in South Sudan launched on Wednesday a $1.72 billion appeal to assist six million people affected by conflict, displacement and hunger.

14-Dec-2017
UN peacekeeping chief visits injured Ta

New York, Dec 14(Just Earth News): The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations on Wednesday thanked individually peacekeepers who fought to hold off an attack on 7 December in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

14-Dec-2017
Half the world lacks access to essential

 

New York, Dec 14(Just Earth News): At least half of the world's population cannot obtain essential health services, and nearly 100 million people are being pushed into extreme poverty each year due to the out-of-pocket health expenses they must pay, according to a United Nations-backed study.

14-Dec-2017
Armed hostilities on rise again in Ukrai

New York, Dec 13(Just Earth News): An uptick in armed hostilities in Ukraine has resulted in more deaths and new damages to critical water infrastructure storing dangerous chemicals – posing a grave threat to human life and the environment, according to a new United Nations report.

 

13-Dec-2017
UN Assembly calls on Member States to

 

New York, Dec 13(Just Earth News): The United Nations on Tuesday called for greater efforts on the part of its Member States to ensure universal health coverage, and designated 12 December as International Universal Health Coverage Day.

13-Dec-2017
New compact to improve refugee response



New York, Dec 13(Just Earth News): The head of the United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday kicked off in Geneva a dialogue on protection challenges with a stark warning: the tragedy of forced displacement has deepened – one year after the world pledged to improve its response to refugee situations.

13-Dec-2017
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