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‘Invest in the future, not the past;â€



New York, Dec 13(Just Earth News): Those who fail to bet on a green economy will be living in a grey future, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned Tuesday, calling for greater ambition by governments, civil society, the private sector and finance partners to help tackle the global climate challenge.

13-Dec-2017
Time running out for construction sector

 

New York, Dec 13(Just Earth News): The clock is ticking on efforts to reform the buildings and construction sector's energy performance and keep the Paris Agreement on track, new United Nations-backed research revealed on Tuesday.

13-Dec-2017
ICC Prosecutor asks Security Council to

 

New York, Dec 13(Just Earth News): Omar Al Bashir recently travelled to countries that recognize the International Criminal Court (ICC) but none arrested or surrendered the Sudanese President, the ICC Prosecutor on Tuesday told the United Nations Security Council.

13-Dec-2017
In wake of post-election protests in Hon

 

New York, Dec 13(Just Earth News): Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday called on authorities in Honduras to uphold the rule of law and respect for human rights following the presidential election.

13-Dec-2017
New Year could bring more misery to chil



New York, Dec 12(Just Earth News): New Year could bring more misery to children in DR Congo’s restive Kasai region, warns UNICEF In the coming year, severe acute malnutrition could claim the lives of more than 400,000 children under the age of five in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s volatile Kasai region, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday.

12-Dec-2017
UN and partners launch $4.4 billion regi


New York, Dec 12(Just Earth News): A more than $4 billion appeal has
been launched to support what one senior United Nations official
called on Tuesday “a lost generation” of Syrian refugees caught up in
the ongoing conflict.

 

12-Dec-2017
Recalling Algiers attack, Secretary-Gene

New York, Dec 12(Just Earth News): In a message commemorating the 2007 bombing of the United Nations offices in Algiers, the capital of Algeria, Secretary-General António Guterres expressed the Organization’s continuing support to combat terrorism and violent extremism.

12-Dec-2017
UN aid official in Yemen urges lifting o

New York, Dec 12(Just Earth News): The continuing blockade of ports in Yemen must be lifted, a senior United Nations humanitarian official on Monday urged, calling for greater access to more than eight million people on the verge of famine.

12-Dec-2017
Human Rights Day: UN officials pledge to

New York, Dec 12(Just Earth News): Top United Nations officials on Monday urged everyone to raise their voices and stand up for the rights of others, while celebrating the launch of a year-long campaign on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Decalration of Human Rights.

12-Dec-2017
Security tensions may have deepened righ

 

New York, Dec 12(Just Earth News):  People’s rights are reportedly violated in “almost every aspect” of their lives in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations human rights chief warned on Monday, stressing that security tensions on the Korean Peninsula should not negate concerns about the situation of ordinary people there.

12-Dec-2017
Lift in global economy prompts opportuni

 

New York, Dec 12(Just Earth News): A three per cent upturn in the global economy has paved the way to readjust policy towards longer-term issues, such as addressing climate change, tackling existing inequalities and removing institutional obstacles to development, according to a new United Nations report on global economic prospects.

12-Dec-2017
UN honours 14 peacekeepers killed in eas

 

New York, Dec 12(Just Earth News): The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Monday paid tribute to the Tanzanian peacekeepers killed on 7 December in the worst attack on UN 'blue helmets' in recent history.

12-Dec-2017
On International Day, UN agency urges gr

 

New York, Dec 11(Just Earth News): On International Mountain Day, the United Nations food security agency has called for greater focus on sustainable agriculture in highland regions around the globe to better respond to climate change impacts and migration challenges.

11-Dec-2017
Violence shuts schools, deprives childre



New York, Dec 11(Just Earth News): Five of the more than 130 children who require immediate medical evacuation have died as they could not access treatment they needed due to the continuing violence across Syria's eastern Ghouta, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reported, adding that most schools are closed there.

11-Dec-2017
DR Congo: Over a dozen UN peacekeepers

New York, Dec 11(Just Earth News): At least 14 United Nations 'blue helmets' in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been killed and many more injured, in what the Secretary-General António Guterres described as the “worst attack” on UN peacekeepers in recent history.
 

11-Dec-2017
Make digital world safer for children, i

 

New York, Dec 11(Just Earth News): Governments and the private sector have not kept up with the game-changing pace of digital technologies, exposing children to new risks and harms – both on and offline – and leaving millions of the most disadvantaged behind, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Monday in a new report.

11-Dec-2017
LinkedIn: Germany spy agency alleges Chi

Berlin, Dec 11 (IBNS): Sounding alert, German spy agency BfV has stated that China is snooping on the former's internal matters using social networking site LinkedIn, reports said.

11-Dec-2017
Venezuela: Maduro bars opposition from t

Caracas, Dec 11 (IBNS): Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has barred opposition parties from taking part in Presidential polls, scheduled for 2018.

11-Dec-2017
Not enough being done to shield civilian

New York, Dec 10 (Just Earth News): The armed conflict in Somalia continues to exact a heavy toll on civilians, damaging infrastructure and livelihoods, displacing millions of people, and impeding access to humanitarian relief for communities in need, according to a United Nations report launched today in the country's capital, Mogadishu.

10-Dec-2017
ICAN receives 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo, Dec 10 (IBNS): The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has received the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize award on Sunday.

10-Dec-2017
'Genocide should not be part of our pres


New York, Dec 10(Just Earth News): The United Nations office that coordinates efforts on genocide prevention has launched an appeal for Member States to ratify the 1948 genocide convention by the end of 2018 if they haven't done so.

10-Dec-2017
UN political chief, DPRK officials agree

New York, Dec 10(Just Earth News): In their meetings this week, the United Nations political chief and senior officials of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) shared the view that the Korean Peninsula faces the most tense and dangerous peace and security situation in the world.

10-Dec-2017
UN agency begins assisting thousands of

New York, Dec 9 (Just Earth News): The United Nations migration agency and the Government of Niger welcomed the first 504 people from Libya to Niger, kicking off a voluntary mass evacuation of nearly 4,000 migrants.

09-Dec-2017
Security Council considers measures to s

New York, Dec 9 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution clarifying the ways in which the international community, including the UN mission Mali – known by its French acronym MINUSMA – is expected to provide support to a multi-country joint military force conducting counter-terrorist operations in the Sahel.

09-Dec-2017
UN chief calls for $1 billion in donor c

 

New York, Dec 9(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday called for $1 billion in donor contributions to the Organization’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) – a pool of funding that supports critical relief operations in crises around the world – as humanitarian needs have increased from $5.2 billion in 2005 to over $24 billion on Friday.

 

09-Dec-2017
Human Rights Day: UN to launch campaign



New York, Dec 9(Just Earth News): The United Nations will on Sunday kick off in Paris, France, a year-long campaign to honor the foundational human rights document, which next year marks its 70th anniversary.

09-Dec-2017
UN Middle East envoy warns of ‘risk of

 

New York, Dec 9(Just Earth News): Wednesday’s decision by United States President Donald Trump recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has been widely welcomed in Israel but it has also caused much anger among Palestinians and anxiety across the Middle East and beyond, the United Nations envoy on the region’s peace process told ta special Security Council meeting on Friday.

09-Dec-2017
UN chief condemns attack that leaves at

 

New York, Dec 8(Just Earth News): At least 14 United Nations 'blue helmets' in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been killed and many more injured, in what the Secretary-General António Guterres described as the “worst attack” on UN peacekeepers in recent history.

08-Dec-2017
Gaza: UN official releases funds to enab



New York, Dec 8(Just Earth News): A senior United Nations aid and development official in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) on Friday released $2.2 million to support health, food and livelihood programmes in the Gaza Strip.
 

08-Dec-2017
UN Security Council holds special meetin

New York, Dec 8(Just Earth News): The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, is briefing the Security Council on Friday on the situation in the region following Wednesday's announcement by President Donald Trump that the United States would officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

08-Dec-2017
Australia legalises same sex marriages

Canberra, Dec 8 (IBNS): It's a 'gay' time in Australia! With MP's voting overwhelmingly in favour of same-sex marriages, the country's LGBTQ population finally revelled in their new found freedom, donning rainbow clothes.

08-Dec-2017
‘Zero tolerance’ for sexual exploita

New York, Dec 8(Just Earth News): The relationship between United Nations peacekeepers and civilian staff and the vulnerable people in South Sudan they are working for must be one of mutual trust and confidence, said a senior UN official, noting that instances of sexual exploitation and abuse by UN personnel not only breaks down that relationship, it also destroys the trust communities have in the Organization.

08-Dec-2017
Children not a ‘bargaining chip’ in

New York, Dec 8(Just Earth News): The United Nations advisor for Syria said Thursday that obstacles stopping humanitarians from delivering aid and carrying out medical evacuations in besieged parts of the war-ravaged country are not being lifted, and “children are dying” as a result.

08-Dec-2017
South Sudan: Security Council urged to d

 

New York, Dec 8(Just Earth News): With the conflict in South Sudan entering its fifth year, senior United Nations officials on Thursday expressed concern about the precarious security situation and bleak humanitarian conditions in the world’s youngest country.

08-Dec-2017
Ukraine: UN and partners seek $187 milli

 

New York, Dec 8(Just Earth News): The humanitarian situation in war-torn eastern Ukraine is worse than ever, and people are at breaking point, the senior-most United Nations aid official in the country said on Thursday, as he launched a response plan.

 

08-Dec-2017
Conflicts, drought drive hunger despite

New York, Dec 8(Just Earth News):  Despite strong global food supply, localized drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity, the United Nations agriculture agency reported Thursday.

08-Dec-2017
Security Council condemns reported slave

New York, Dec 8(Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council on Thursday condemned the slave trade of African migrants in Libya as “heinous human rights abuses which may also amount to crimes against humanity,” and called on those responsible to be held to account.

08-Dec-2017
UN health agency launches first global m

 


New York, Dec 7(Just Earth News): The United Nations health agency on Thursday launched the first global monitoring system for dementia, which is expected to affect 152 million people worldwide by 2050 – triple the current 50 million – amid the aging of the global population.

07-Dec-2017
Global cooperation vital to maximize ben

 

New York, Dec 7(Just Earth News): Commitment and cooperation from the global community is critical to maximize the benefits of migration and to overcome its challenges, said a senior United Nations official at the conclusion of a stocktaking meeting on the Global Compact on international migration.

07-Dec-2017
DR Congo: Hunger crisis, scarce funds co

New York, Dec 7(Just Earth News): An acute hunger emergency ravaging Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)’s strife-torn Greater Kasai region could transform into a long-term disaster if additional resources are not made available urgently, the United Nations food relief agency warned on Thursday.

 

07-Dec-2017
Hamas leader calls for new uprising over

Gaza, Dec 7 (IBNS) : Hamas leader Ismail Haniya has called for a new Palestinian intifada, or uprising, after US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

07-Dec-2017
‘Mission accomplished,’ president of

 

New York, Dec 7(Just Earth News): After more than 24 years of operations, the United Nations tribunal set up to prosecute crimes committed during conflicts in the Balkans in the 1990s, has now completed all judicial work, the court’s President told the UN Security Council on Wednesday.

 

07-Dec-2017
UN designates 2021-2030 ‘Decade of Oce

 

New York, Dec 7(Just Earth News): The United Nations on Wednesday designated the years 2021 to 2030 as the ‘Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’ to boost international coordination and cooperation in research and scientific programmes for better management of ocean and coastal zone resources and reducing maritime risks.

07-Dec-2017
UN study uncovers horrors of sexual viol

 

New York, Dec 7(Just Earth News): A study carried out by the United Nations refugee agency has revealed disturbing details a little-known side to the Syrian conflict: sexual violence against boys and men.

07-Dec-2017
China tops patent, trademark and design

 

New York, Dec 7(Just Earth News): Worldwide filings for patents, trademarks and industrial designs reached record heights in 2017 amid soaring demand in China, which received more patent applications than the combined total of applications received by the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the European Patent Office, the United Nations intellectual property agency said on Wednesday.

07-Dec-2017
Issue of Jerusalem must be resolved thro


New York, Dec 7(Just Earth News): In the wake of the announcement by the United States President recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday stressed that there is no alternative to the two-state solution and that Jerusalem is an issue that must be resolved through direct negotiations between the parties.

07-Dec-2017
Use fiscal stability to bolster inclusiv

 

New York, Dec 7(Just Earth News): Countries in the Asia-Pacific region should make the most of the prevailing stable economic conditions to orient their economies towards a more socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable path, the United Nations development wing in the region has urged.

 

07-Dec-2017
New airstrikes leave at least 25 ISIS mi

Kabul, Dec 6 (IBNS) : At least  25 militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in the latest airstrikes conducted in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

06-Dec-2017
Somalia Partnership Forum stresses job c

 

New York, Dec 6(Just Earth News): A gathering of senior representatives of the Somali Government, the United Nations and the international community concluded in Mogadishu on Tuesday with a call for greater investment in the country’s economic development to create more job opportunities, rehabilitate essential infrastructure, and improve the living conditions of the Somali people.

06-Dec-2017
Donors make initial pledges of $857 mill

 

New York, Dec 6(Just Earth News): Donor governments on Tuesday pledged an initial $857 million to fund the United Nations refugee agency’s work to help some 67 million displaced or stateless people worldwide in 2018.

06-Dec-2017
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