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Amid alarming spike in violence, looming

New York, Dec 6(Just Earth News): Yemen remains gripped by uncertainty after the assassination of the former president and a spike in brutal violence in and around its capital, Sana’a, the United Nations envoy for the war-torn country said on Tuesday.

06-Dec-2017
Careless disposal of antibiotics could p

 

New York, Dec 6(Just Earth News): Growing antimicrobial resistance linked to the discharge of drugs and some chemicals into the environment is one of the most worrying health threats on Tuesday, according to new research from the United Nations that highlights emerging challenges and solutions in environment.

06-Dec-2017
Caring for the planet starts with ‘the

 

New York, Dec 6(Just Earth News): Soil is a major carbon storage system, essential for sustainable agriculture and climate change mitigation, the United Nations agriculture agency said on Tuesday, launching on World Soil Day a comprehensive global map showing the amount of carbon stocks contained in soil.

06-Dec-2017
Young students getting better at reading



New York, Dec 6(Just Earth News): Reading literacy levels are on the rise across the globe, giving young students a set of strong skills to serve them in their futures as well as contributing to the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular those related to inclusive and quality education.
 

06-Dec-2017
Terror plot to assassinate British PM Th

London, Dec 6 (IBNS): British security forces have foiled terror plot to assassinate UK Prime Minister Theresa May, media reports said on Wednesday.

06-Dec-2017
West and Central Africa lagging far behi

New York, Dec 5 (Just Earth News): Four in five children living with HIV in West and Central Africa are still not receiving life-saving antiretroviral therapy and AIDS-related deaths among adolescents aged 15-19 are on the rise, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned.

05-Dec-2017
Syria: Eight killed in suicide blast

Homs, Dec 5 (IBNS): At least eight people were killed in a blast that hit Ekrema neighborhood in Homs city of Syria on Tuesday, media reports said.

05-Dec-2017
Central African Republic: UN chief conde

New York, Dec 5(Just Earth News): Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the killing on Monday  of a Mauritanian peacekeeper and the wounding of three others of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) by anti-Balaka militia in Bria in the country’ s east.

05-Dec-2017
Iraq: Ambiguity over legal age of marria

New York, Dec 5(Just Earth News): Voicing concern over proposed amendments to laws governing marriage in Iraq – in particular the ambiguity over the legal age of marriage – senior United Nations officials called on the country to ensure adequate protection for children across Iraq.

05-Dec-2017
UN chief proposes ‘sweeping’ managem

New York, Dec 5(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday proposed sweeping management reform to Member States in the General Assembly’s main administrative and budgetary body, including the adoption of an annual budget cycle, the granting of the power for him to redeploy resources within the approved budget, and the elimination of duplicate functions currently undertaken by different departments.

05-Dec-2017
UN chief urges universal ratification of

New York, Dec 5(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday stressed the importance of all States ratifying the treaty that established the International Criminal Court as the central institution of the global criminal justice system, known as the Rome Statute.

05-Dec-2017
Recognize migration’s positive impact,

New York, Dec 5(Just Earth News): Noting that the movement of people across borders is a global reality, a senior United Nations official stressed that policy decisions governing migration must be based on fact and not on perception or myth.

05-Dec-2017
UN voices support for Somali Government

New York, Dec 5(Just Earth News): At Somalia's first-ever security conference, hosted by the country’s Federal President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmaajo” in the capital, Mogadishu, participants agreed to speed up security sector reform and develop a plan to transfer primary responsibility for the country’s security from the United Nations-backed African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to its own security forces.

05-Dec-2017
Urgent action needed to address rising g

New York, Dec 5(Just Earth News): Immediate action is needed to address the rise in global hunger, the head of the United Nations food security agency has urged, highlighting the need to build resilience in poor and vulnerable communities.

05-Dec-2017
UN chief calls for end to all armed clas

 

New York, Dec 4(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the parties to the conflict in Yemen to cease all air and ground assaults, expressing deep concern about the “sharp escalation” of armed clashes and airstrikes in the capital, Sana'a, and other parts of the war-torn country over the past several days.

 

04-Dec-2017
Remove physical and cultural barriers; b

 

New York, Dec 4(Just Earth News): Persons with disabilities, as both beneficiaries and agents of change, can fast track the process towards inclusive and sustainable development, and for the 4030 Agenda to truly live up to its promise to 'leave no one behind,' all physical and cultural barriers must be removed to create societies that provide real opportunities for everyone everywhere, the United Nations has said.

04-Dec-2017
Yemen: As threat of famine looms, UN urg

New York, Dec 3 (Just Earth News): Top officials from across the United Nations system called on Saturday for the Saudi-led coalition to fully lift its blockade of Yemen's Red Sea ports, warning that unless commercial imports are resumed, “the threat of widespread famine in a matter of months is very real.”

03-Dec-2017
Migration compact must balance regional,

New York, Dec 2(Just Earth News): A Global Compact on migration has to be “truly global” but it also has to take into account the regional specificities given the very diverse nature of the phenomenon, a senior United Nations official on international migration has said.

02-Dec-2017
A survivor’s journey for justice: HIV

New York, Dec 2(Just Earth News): "I contracted HIV before the discovery of the virus," Eric Sawyer began, as he told his story to an audience of nearly 50,000 gathered in New York’s Central Park earlier this year. The cheers and applause his heartfelt speech received would have been unimaginable three decades ago.

02-Dec-2017
Central African Republic: ‘Restoring h

New York, Dec 2(Just Earth News): Over 1,000 ex-fighters in the conflict-riddled Central African Republic (CAR) have traded their weapons for farming equipment, as part of a United Nations initiative, according to the UN agriculture agency.

02-Dec-2017
Media coverage frames public thinking on

New York, Dec 2(Just Earth News): Changes in traditional media and growing use of social media are offering new avenues for “migrant-led” media and journalism as well as a unique opportunity for migrants to highlight their concerns and contributions – in their own words – the United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM) has said.

02-Dec-2017
Massive underfunding hampering relief ef

 

New York, Dec 2(Just Earth News): With millions displaced within the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and thousands more forced to flee across the border into Zambia, the United Nations refugee agency is appealing for urgent resources to make sure that relief programmes – hanging on by threads – do not collapse.

02-Dec-2017
UN agency to fly 15,000 migrants home fr

New York, Dec 2(Just Earth News): The United Nations migration agency plans to fly 15,000 more migrants home from detention centres in Libya before year-end in the wake of shocking reports of rampant migrant abuse and squalid and overcrowded conditions at these facilities across the North African country.

02-Dec-2017
UN relief wing appeals for record $22.5

 

New York, Dec 2(Just Earth News):  A record level of aid funding – more than $22.5 billion – is needed to deliver lifesaving assistance around the world in 2028, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator said on Friday.

02-Dec-2017
World AIDS Day: If everyone, everywhere

New York, Dec 2(Just Earth News): The world will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – which include the target of ending AIDS by 2030 – without people attaining their right to health, the United Nations said Friday, marking World AIDS Day with a strong appeal for the full realization of this fundamental right by everyone, everywhere.

02-Dec-2017
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to visit Not

London, Dec 1 (IBNS): Prince Harry will marry American actress Meghan Markle will visit  Nottingham on Friday.

01-Dec-2017
Is Trump suffering from severe health ai

Washington, Dec 1 (IBNS): US President Donald Trump is a very busy man. He's often seen tweeting about things that bothers the US (read him). At times, Trump tweets about his likability, his approval ratings et al. But the looming question about him doing the rounds this week is: Is Trump suffering from a serious health ailment?

01-Dec-2017
Japan's Emperor Akihito to step down in

Tokyo, Dec 1 (IBNS): Japanese Emperor Akihito is set to step down in April 2019, ending his 30-year-old rule, media reports said.

01-Dec-2017
From thorny to tasty: UN agriculture age

 

New York, Dec 1(Just Earth News): With the reality of climate change becoming more real by the day, including its impact on food sources, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is urging communities around the world not to take the prickly cactus for granted.

01-Dec-2017
Syria: UN-supported talks in Geneva exte

 

New York, Dec 1(Just Earth News): Previewing what he said will be “not just a normal round of talks,” Staffan de Mistura, the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, insisted Thursday there should be no preconditions heading into the current round of discussions aimed at resolving the over six-year-long Syrian conflict that has resulted in immense human suffering.

01-Dec-2017
Security Council hails ‘remarkable ach



New York, Dec 1(Just Earth News): The Security Council on Thursday marked the one year anniversary of the signing and entry-into-force of the peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC-EP).

01-Dec-2017
Security Council hears calls for ‘all

New York, Dec 1(Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday focused its attention on global efforts to stop the traffic in and destruction of cultural property, with the head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) laying out steps to protect cultural heritage and ensure that it can serve “as a source of belonging and peace for all people in times of conflict.”

01-Dec-2017
Antalya: South-South Development Expo cl

 

New York, Dec 1(Just Earth News): The Global South-South Development Expo 2017 wrapped up on Thursday in Antalya, Turkey, with delegations from dozens of countries, key international organizations, and United Nations agencies reaffirming their commitment to strengthen partnerships and cooperation agreements to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

01-Dec-2017
Global blueprints on refugees, safe migr

 

New York, Nov 30(Just Earth News): The rights, protection and wellbeing of uprooted children should be central commitments of global migration policies, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday, as it released a new report prior to a meeting next week on safe, regular and orderly migration.

01-Dec-2017
New funding provides much needed boost f

New York, Nov 30(Just Earth News): A United Nations-managed humanitarian emergency fund has allocated $70 million to strife-ridden Yemen, enabling critical life-saving relief operations across large parts of the country.

01-Dec-2017
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