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UN migration agency builds temporary saf

New York, Nov 21 (IBNS): The United Nations migration agency said on Tuesday that it has upgraded structures in Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee camps as temporary accommodations for emergency situations.

21-Nov-2018
Refugee and migrant children losing over

New York, Nov 21 (IBNS): Migrant and refugee children to face incredible hardships attending schools and accessing education, a new United Nations report released on Tuesday has revealed, highlighting also structural weaknesses in national systems that can sometimes exclude children on the move.

21-Nov-2018
World Children’s Day: Millie Bobby Bro

New York, Nov 21 (IBNS): On this World Children’s Day, when kids across the globe unite for their rights, Emmy-Nominated actress Millie Bobby Brown has been named the newest United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador.

21-Nov-2018
Australia: Three arrested for plotting '

Melbourne, Nov 20 (IBNS): The Australian police have arrested three people who were plotting to carry out a terrorist attack in Melbourne city of the country.

20-Nov-2018
Credible, legitimate constitutional comm

New York, Nov 20 (IBNS): It “may not” be possible to form an inclusive and legitimate constitutional committee in Syria – a way out of the years long crisis plaguing the country – the United Nations negotiator for the conflict-ridden nation has warned.

20-Nov-2018
UN Alliance of Civilizations is fundamen

New York, Nov 20 (IBNS): The role of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations has never been more relevant to the 2030 Agenda objective of “building more peaceful, just and resilient societies,” Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, the opening day of the eighth annual Global Forum.

20-Nov-2018
If any side fails, every side fails –

New York, Nov 20 (IBNS): A senior United Nations official has called on the global community to remain committed to the two-state solution in the Middle East peace process, urging efforts to establish an environment conducive to the return of negotiations to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

20-Nov-2018
Ending inequality means ending ‘global

New York, Nov 20 (IBNS): Until women and girls can live free of fear, violence and insecurity, the world cannot pride itself on being fair and equal, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, commemorating theInternational Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, marked annually on 25 November.

20-Nov-2018
Conflict and inequality shape children

New York, Nov 20 (IBNS): Conflict and inequality remain the defining features of children being raised in Iraq today, according to the first comprehensive survey conducted by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in seven years.

20-Nov-2018
In Bhutan, nature and people benefit

New York, Nov 20 (IBNS): Farmers in the mountain kingdom of Bhutan are being helped by the UN to boost their livelihoods using their traditional knowledge while protecting the country’s varied biodiversity.

20-Nov-2018
Rotherham sex abuse: Six men jailed

London, Nov 18 (IBNS): The  Sheffield Crown Court Sheffield Crown Court on Nov 16 sentenced six British men of Pakistani origin to a total of 101 years in jail for exploiting young girls in Rotherham who were gang-raped and abused by them, media reports said.

18-Nov-2018
Central African Republic: Guterres says

New York, Nov 18 (IBNS): Amid a recent uptick in violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday said he stood in solidarity with the crisis torn country and warned that attacks against defenseless civilians and UN ‘blue helmets’ may amount to war crimes.

18-Nov-2018
Journalist Jamal Khashoggi killing: CIA

Washington, Nov 17 (IBNS): American intelligence agency CIA has said that it believes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi,  media reports said.

17-Nov-2018
American company shares image of India's

New York, Nov 17 (IBNS): An American company on Saturday made a special post when they tweeted the image of India's Statue of Unity from space on their micro-blogging site page.

17-Nov-2018
Samarkand to adopt Declaration of Human

Samarkand, Nov 17 (iBNS) The historic Uzbek city of Samarkand will host Asian Forum on Human Rights on Nov 22-23.

17-Nov-2018
Amid continued suffering in Yemen, UN en

New York, Nov 17 (IBNS): Addressing the UN Security Council on Friday, Martin Griffiths, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, said that although conflict continues to rage, he welcomed recent reports of reduced violence in the country.

17-Nov-2018
UN genocide adviser welcomes historic co

New York, Nov 17 (IBNS): Friday’s historic conviction of two former Khmer Rouge leaders in Cambodia on genocide charges has been welcomed by the United Nations Special Adviser on the issue.

17-Nov-2018
YouTube stars get creative at UN, to pro

New York, Nov 17(IBNS): Ending intolerance means eliminating one of humanity’s “dark spots,” said Sukhdeep Singh Bhogal, better known as YouTube hip-hop artist and musician, L-FRESH THE LION, in an interview with UN News on Friday, the International Day for Tolerance.

17-Nov-2018
Artificial Intelligence raises ethical,

New York, Nov 17 (IBNS): Digital solutions are transforming lives: Think of robots that help the elderly, a mobile phone app that identifies crop pests, or surgical robots in hospitals. These advances are all due to Artificial Intelligence and an extraordinary new era of machine learning.

17-Nov-2018
UN condemns Syrian 'war on children' as

New York, Nov 17 (IBNS): The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has expressed alarm at reports that up to 30 children have been killed during recent violence in Al Shafa village, in eastern Syria.

17-Nov-2018
South Sudan’s women caught up in ‘fu

New York, Nov 17 (IBNS): The women of South Sudan are leading calls for political and militia leaders to honour the recent revitalized peace agreement, and end what they regard as a “futile man’s war”, the head of the UN gender equality agency, UN Women, told the Security Council on Friday.

17-Nov-2018
Brexit poses ‘particular risk’ to Br

New York, Nov 17 (IBNS): Brexit – the United Kingdom’s impending exit from the European Union – will drive more UK citizens into poverty unless the Government takes action to shield the most vulnerable, warned Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, in a damning statement released on Friday.

17-Nov-2018
UNICEF welcomes Bangladesh statement tha

New York, Nov 17 (IBNS): UN Children’s Fund UNICEF on Friday welcomed confirmation from the Bangladesh authorities that Rohingya refugees will not be returned to Myanmar against their will, amid reported ongoing rights violations there.

17-Nov-2018
Senior UN adviser sees ‘rare’ victor

New York, Nov 16 (IBNS):  Following successful delivery of lifesaving aid to tens of thousands of displaced Syrians in the ‘desolate’ area around Rukban camp last week, the United Nations is working urgently to send another convoy of supplies by mid-December, Jan Egeland, Senior Advisor to the UN Special Envoy on Yemen told reporters on Thursday.

16-Nov-2018
UN chief condemns killing of ‘blue hel

New York, Nov 16 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Gutteres condemned the killing of seven peacekeepers on Wednesday serving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which is also confronting a lethal Ebola outbreak.

16-Nov-2018
Ukraine: Temperatures plunge amid rising

New York, Nov 16 (IBNS): Amidst an ongoing active conflict that seems to have fallen off the international community’s radar, temperatures in eastern Ukraine dropping well below zero and leaving millions are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance, said the United Nations, calling for support.

16-Nov-2018
Sahel States need international support

New York, Nov 16 (IBNS): Africa’s crisis-torn Sahel region needs support from the international community “now more than ever,” the head of United Nations peacekeeping operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, told the Security Council on Thursday.

16-Nov-2018
‘Let the children live’: UN prepares

New York, Nov 16 (IBNS): As the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) prepares to ramp up aid to Yemen, in the face of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, David Beasley, Executive-Director of the agency, issued a heartfelt plea for all warring parties to end “this horrible war.”

16-Nov-2018
Brexit Secretary Raab resigns, UK PM The

London, Nov 15 (IBNS): UK Prime Minister Theresa May is facing backlash as Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab on Thursday resigned over the agreement, media reports said.

15-Nov-2018
Return of Kuwaiti property by Iraq, sign

New York, Nov 15 (IBNS): The Iraqi government’s latest moves toward constructive engagement with Kuwait mark a step towards “the full normalization” of relations between the two countries following decades of strained relations, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday.

15-Nov-2018
Everyone’s ‘buy-in’ needed to rest

New York, Nov 15 (IBNS): The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo have confirmed their “mutual intention” to continue working towards a negotiated settlement but the situation on the ground remains marred by “frequent adversarial actions,” with real consequences for people on the ground, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council on Wednesday.

15-Nov-2018
Eritrea sanctions lifted amid growing ra

New York, Nov 15 (IBNS): A range of international sanctions imposed against Eritrea nearly a decade ago, were unanimously lifted by the Security Council on Wednesday, four months after the signing of an historic peace agreement with Ethiopia in July.

15-Nov-2018
Coral reefs can’t wait for world to ta

New York, Nov 15 (IBNS): Sounding the alarm about the urgent need to protect coral reefs from extinction within decades, a new coalition of organizations, including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), was launched on Wednesday in Egypt during the UN Biodiversity Conference, to galvanize global leadership before it is too late.

15-Nov-2018
UN and Tokyo 2020, leverage power of Oly

New York,  Nov 15 (IBNS): The United Nations and the organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games have signed an agreement to highlight the important contribution that sport makes in the race to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), by the ambitious deadline of 2030.

15-Nov-2018
Congo Prospers from Environmental Protec

New York, Nov 14 (IBNS): Families in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are being supported by their government and the United Nations to protect the environment and build what the UN Development Programme calls “climate-resilient lives.”

14-Nov-2018
Help build vulnerable island states’ r

New York, Nov 14 (IBNS): With Small Island Developing States (SIDS) bearing the brunt of economic losses from climate change, making them more resilient to extreme weather events must be a priority, said Inga Rhonda King, President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), speaking at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday.

14-Nov-2018
Building climate resilience and peace, g

New York, Nov 14 (IBNS): To build a sustainable peace in Africa’s Sahel region, “urgent attention” is needed to mitigate the effects of climate change, and ensure that communities have access to sufficient opportunities, a joint meeting between the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the UN Peacebuilding Commission highlighted on Tuesday.

14-Nov-2018
‘Terror and panic’ among Rohingya wh

New York, Nov 14 (IBNS): There is “terror and panic” among Rohingya refugees in southern Bangladesh, who are at imminent risk of being returned to Myanmar against their will, the United Nations top human rights official has said, warning that the returns would seriously endanger the lives of those sent back.

14-Nov-2018
Outgoing UN official praises Iraq’s

New York, Nov 14 (IBNS): In his last briefing as the top United Nations official in Iraq, Ján Kubiš updated the Security Council on the country’s post-election political settlement, commending the “exemplary peaceful transfer of power” between Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and his successor, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, who was sworn in at the end of October.

14-Nov-2018
UN receives ‘Humanium’ wristwatch gi

New York, Nov 14 (IBNS): On Friday, the United Nations disarmament chief was presented with a watch that does more than just tell the time. Made from “Humanium” – a metal processed from confiscated firearms in El Salvador – it symbolizes how peaceful transformation can be wrought from bloody conflict.

14-Nov-2018
United States: UN chief ‘deeply sadden

New York, Nov 14 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed “deep sadness” over the loss of lives and damages caused by devastating wildfires in the state of California in the United States.

14-Nov-2018
Gaza: deadly violence continues to escal

New York, Nov 14 (IBNS): As violence in the Gaza Strip is once again flaring up reportedly following a raid and bombings by Israeli forces and multiple rocket launches from inside the Palestinian enclave, the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, said on Tuesday that he was following developments closely, while his Special Coordinator for the region, Nickolay Mladenov, works with all sides to try and restore calm.

14-Nov-2018
UN food agency appeals for access to key

New York, Nov 14 (IBNS): UN humanitarian agency the World Food Programme (WFP) has appealed for access to a key storage facility in the port of Hudaydah, which is now under the control of a Saudi-led military coalition that supports the internationally recognized Government.

14-Nov-2018
Several pilots report UFOs sightings off

London, Nov 14 (IBNS): In a strange development, the  Irish Aviation Authority has started investigating after receiving reports of sightings of unidentified flying objects and bright lights off the coast of Ireland, media reports said on Wednesday.

14-Nov-2018
UN experts concerned over racial bias in

New York, Nov 13 (IBNS): The Dutch authorities have been accused by UN experts of racism in the country’s welfare system, after seven children of African descent were forcibly removed from their parents.

13-Nov-2018
Marginalized voices must be ‘included

New York, Nov 13 (IBNS): New thinking is needed to better address deep gender gaps in access to digital technologies, seek out networks of the increasingly active elderly population, and support young people facing a rapidly transforming labour market, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told delegates on Monday, at the 2018 Internet Governance Forum (IGF), hosted in Paris by the UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

13-Nov-2018
Rohingya returns only ‘at their freely

New York, Nov 13 (IBNS): Returns of Rohingya refugees, forced to flee their homes due to widespread and systematic violence in northern Myanmar, “should only take place at their freely expressed wish” the United Nations top refugee official has stressed, amid concerns that conditions at places of origin are not yet conducive to safe, dignified and sustainable returns.

13-Nov-2018
When nations work together, hope prevail

New York, Nov 12 (IBNS): From conflict and economic downturn to disease and climate change, global problems require “more than ever” a strengthening of international cooperation, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told world leaders at the Paris Peace Forum on Sunday, commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War.

12-Nov-2018
Somalia: UN Security Council condemns te

New York, Nov 12 (IBNS): The members of the United Nations Security Council, on Saturday, condemned “in the strongest possible terms” Friday’s car bomb attack in Somalia, in which dozens of innocent women, children and men were killed or injured, and reiterated that any acts of terrorism are "criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed".

12-Nov-2018
Australia strawberry needle scare: 50-ye

Sydney, Nov 11 (IBNS): The Queensland Police Service has said it has charged a 50-year-old woman following a complex investigation into the alleged contamination of strawberries in Queensland.

11-Nov-2018
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