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New York, Nov 11 (IBNS): “Outraged” by the “unconscionable toll” caused by the escalation of hostilities in Yemen, the UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, on Saturday, urged the warring parties and those supplying them with weapons, to take immediate steps to end the suffering of civilians.

11-Nov-2018
UN nuclear watchdog will help verify DPR

New York, Nov 10 (IBNS): North Korea’s continuing nuclear programme is clearly in violation of Security Council resolutions and “deeply regrettable,” the United Nations top nuclear official has said.

10-Nov-2018
Somalis ‘will not be deterred’ by Fr

New York, Nov 10 (IBNS): Following Friday’s bomb attacks and gunfire in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, UN Chief António Guterres on Friday expressed his faith that Somalis “will not be deterred” in their pursuit of lasting peace and political stability.

10-Nov-2018
On Kristallnacht anniversary, UN chief u

New York, Nov 10 (IBNS): Political leaders have not yet taken up their responsibility to speak out loudly against neo-Nazism, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday, warning that anti-Semitism is on the rise.

10-Nov-2018
Fleeing violence, Cameroonian refugee ar

New York, Nov 10 (IBNS): The number of Cameroonians fleeing violence and seeking refuge in neighbouring Nigeria has crossed the 30,000-mark, the United Nations refugee agency has said, highlighting that the needs on the ground are outpacing assistance efforts.

10-Nov-2018
Humanitarian aid convoy to Syria’s Ruk

New York, Nov 10 (IBNS): The United Nations and partners concluded a six-day humanitarian aid operation, providing lifesaving aid to around 50,000 mostly women and children living in southeast Syria’s Rukban camp ­– the first supplies they had received since January.

10-Nov-2018
Multilateralism more vital than ever, as

New York, Nov 10 (IBNS): With the centenary of the end of the First World War just days away, the Security Council reaffirmed the crucial importance of multilateralism – or international cooperation and collective problem-solving – and highlighted the key role played by the United Nations since its creation 73 years ago.

10-Nov-2018
Yemen: Major UN aid boost for ‘up to 1

New York, Nov 10 (IBNS): Efforts are being made to step up life-saving aid from eight million, to 14 million stricken Yemenis a month, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday, before urging warring parties to spare the key Red Sea port of Hudaydah, which is a lifeline for the whole country.

10-Nov-2018
Australian Police treating Melbourne sta

Melbourne, Nov 9 (IBNS): The Australia Police have said they are treating the knife attack incident in Australia's Melbourne city as a 'terror act'.

09-Nov-2018
Melbourne: Man sets car on fire, stabs p

Melbourne, Nov 9 (IBNS): A man has been arrested after setting a car on fire and stabbing three people in central Melbourne, Australia, media reports said.

09-Nov-2018
Ceasefire holds in Tripoli, but core pro

New York, Nov 9 (IBNS): The recent ceasefire in Libya’s capital Tripoli, brokered by the United Nations mission in the country, is holding, its head told the Security Council on Thursday, highlighting efforts to sustain the calm and help secure lasting peace.

09-Nov-2018
Every bite of burger boosts harmful gree

New York, Nov 9 (IBNS): Even though meat production is known to be a major contributor to climate change and environmental destruction, worldwide demand for meat continues to rise, said UN environment agency, UNEP, in a statement released on Thursday.

09-Nov-2018
Civil society groups matter for Cambodia

New York, Nov 9 (IBNS): The Cambodian Government must work in tandem with civil society groups and build its policies around citizens’ human rights, if the country is to see durable peace and sustainable development, a UN expert urged on Friday.

09-Nov-2018
UN gender agency hails record-breaking n

New York, Nov 9 (IBNS): The record number of women who stood as candidates in the United States Congressional elections this week marks an “unprecedented” advance “critical for the achievement of gender equality and sustainable development,” the UN gender equality agency, UN Women, said in a statement on Thursday.

09-Nov-2018
UN sounds alarm as Venezuelan refugees a

New York, Nov 9 (IBNS): The number of refugees and migrants who have left Venezuela worldwide has now reached three million, the two main United Nations agencies advocating for them announced on Thursday, flagging the need to increase support for the countries which are hosting large numbers of displaced Venezuelans.

09-Nov-2018
Despite funding crisis, Palestine refuge

New York, Nov 9 (IBNS): The Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) looks set to keep its classrooms open for the rest of the school year, despite earlier fears that they would have to close within the next few weeks, due to steep funding cuts, the agency told UN News in the Gaza Strip on Thursday.

09-Nov-2018
Civilians suffering due to sanctions mus

New York, Nov 9 (IBNS): Innocent civilians must not be exposed to “collective punishment” in disputes between two States, a United Nations human rights expert has said, calling for greater protection for ordinary people affected by punitive sanctions imposed by one country on another.

09-Nov-2018
Zimbabwe road mishap kills 47

Harare, Nov 8 (IBNS): At least 47 people were killed as two buses collided in Zimbabwe on Wednesday, media reports said.

08-Nov-2018
Halt ‘rushed plans’ to return Rohing

New York, Nov 8 (IBNS): A United Nations human rights expert has implored Bangladesh to shelve “rushed plans” to repatriate Rohingya refugees back across the border into Myanmar’s Rakhine State for fear that without safety guarantees from the Burmese Government, persecution and horrific violence could begin all over again.

08-Nov-2018
International crime gangs amass ‘stagg

New York, Nov 8 (IBNS): During a Tuesday briefing to the Security Council, Tuesday Reitano, Deputy Director of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, described the problem as a “global and accelerating phenomenon, and a threat to international peace and security,” that, in conflict areas alone, is generating around $31.5 billion in illicit profits.

08-Nov-2018
Mexico urged to continue progress on enf

New York, Nov 8 (IBNS): Mexico faces “considerable challenges” in guaranteeing people’s human rights, its ambassador in Geneva told UN Member States on Wednesday, before being urged to continue tackling corruption and impunity relating to a range of violations including enforced disappearances and torture.

08-Nov-2018
Hunger and obesity in Latin America and

New York, Nov 7 (IBNS): For the third consecutive year, the number of those chronically hungry has increased in Latin America and the Caribbean, while 250 million – 60 percent of the regional population - are obese or overweight, representing the biggest  threat to nutritional health, said the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday.

08-Nov-2018
UK: 21 people, including children, found

London, Nov 7 (IBNS): At least  21 people, including children, were found stowed inside a refrigerated lorry carrying sparkling water at a British port, media reports said on Wednesday.

07-Nov-2018
Six held in 'attack' plot against French

Paris, Nov 7 (IBNS): France has arrested six people over suspicion of planning to attack country's President Emmanuel Macron, media reports said on Wednesday.

07-Nov-2018
UN must bring more women police officers

New York, Nov 7 (IBNS): More women officers are needed at UN Police, to make the work of the Organization more efficient and reach the whole population they are meant to serve, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council on Tuesday, adding that, “to reach our full potential, we must bring more women police officers into the fold.”

07-Nov-2018
UN chief condemns student abductions in

New York, Nov 7 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned Monday’s reported kidnapping of students and staff from a secondary school in Bamenda, North-West region of Cameroon.

07-Nov-2018
Dozens of children at risk as clashes in

New York, Nov 7 (IBNS): Intense fighting near a major hospital in the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah has put scores of children at “imminent risk of death”, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday, calling on the warring parties to stop hostilities near the medical centre and allow those in need to safely access treatment.

07-Nov-2018
China hails human rights progress amid c

New York, Nov 7 (IBNS): China has pledged to eradicate poverty in rural areas by 2020 during a scheduled United Nations review of the country’s human rights record, amid concerns over the alleged arbitrary detention of religious and ethnic minorities there.

07-Nov-2018
Caravan of Mothers of Missing Migrants k

As mothers searching for the whereabouts of their migrant children amassed last weekend in Mexico City, a historic nine countries were represented, as well as the United Nations International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Missing Migrants Project.

07-Nov-2018
‘Time is of the essence’ for refugee

New York, Nov 7 (IBNS): in Greece must take urgent steps to address the “abhorrent” humanitarian situation for around 11,000 asylum-seekers on the islands of Samos and Lesvos, the UN refugee agency warned on Tuesday.

07-Nov-2018
ISIL’s ‘legacy of terror’ in Iraq:

New York, Nov 7 (IBNS): Investigators have uncovered more than 200 mass graves containing thousands of bodies in areas of Iraq formerly controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh), according to a United Nations human rights report out on Tuesday.

07-Nov-2018
‘Warp speed’ technology must be ‘f

New York, Nov 6 (IBNS): Technological advances are happening “at a warp speed,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday in Lisbon, Portugal, as a major three-day Web Summit got underway.

06-Nov-2018
UN recorded 64 new allegations of sexual

New York, Nov 6 (IBNS): Across its various offices, agencies, and partner organisations implementing its programmes, the United Nations received 64 new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), involving 77 victims, between July and September, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said on Monday.

06-Nov-2018
Prosecution of Paraguay judges over peas

New York, Nov 6 (IBNS): The planned prosecution of Supreme Court judges who acquitted 11 peasant farmers jailed over the death of police officers during a violent land eviction in 2012, known as the Curuguaty Massacre”, could undermine the rule of law, a UN expert said on Monday.

06-Nov-2018
Ending use of chemical weapons in Syria:

New York, Nov 6 (IBNS): As inspections and investigations continue into several reported instances of chemical weapons use against civilians in Syria, the United Nations High Representative on Disarmament Affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu, told the Security Council on Monday that much remains to be done to end their use, and called for international unity.

06-Nov-2018
Saudi Arabia expresses ‘regret and pai

New York, Nov 6 (IBNS): Saudi Arabia expressed “regret and pain” for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, during a scheduled review session at the UN in Geneva on Monday, while asserting its commitment to achieving the “highest possible standards” in human rights in the country, including for women and migrants

06-Nov-2018
‘Rare but devastating’ tsunamis unde

New York, Nov 6 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for greater preparedness to offset the disastrous impact of tsunamis, which are causing increasing human, economic and development losses, illustrated most recently by the destruction across the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

06-Nov-2018
Saudi Arabia, China, among 14 nations un

New York, Nov 6 (IBNS): The United Nation’s highest human rights body, the Human Rights Council (HRC), will start reviewing on Monday the track records of 14 countries, including Saudi Arabia and China. Here’s our UN News guide to how it works and why it matters. 

06-Nov-2018
Apple iPhones to get 5G in 2020: Reports

New York, Nov 4 (IBNS): Tech giant Apple might launch  5G iPhone  in the market in 2020, media reports said.

04-Nov-2018
UN agency assists Central American carav

New York, Nov 4 (IBNS): The United Nations Migration Agency, IOM, is providing support and assistance to migrants on caravans crossing Central America while expressing concern over “the stress and demands” they are placing on host countries.

04-Nov-2018
Syria: UN chief welcomes first aid convo

New York, Nov 4 (IBNS): The United Nations and Syrian Arabic Red Crescent (SARC) kicked off a joint aid operation on Saturday, delivering vital humanitarian assistance to 50,000 people in south-east Syria’s Rukban camp, near the Jordanian border.

04-Nov-2018
International court rejects Saif Gaddafi

New York, Nov 3 (IBNS): A call by Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi ­– son of the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and de facto Prime Minister of the country during the time of his father’s rule – for an international arrest warrant against him to be ruled inadmissible, was rejected by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), on Friday.

03-Nov-2018
Yemen: UN chief hails ‘signs of hope

New York, Nov 3 (IBNS): Welcoming recent indications that peace talks could resume soon to end Yemen’s brutal civil conflict, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday there is “no room for complacency,” and called on the warring parties and the international community to “halt the senseless cycle of violence” and “reach a political settlement”.

03-Nov-2018
More countries partner to target ‘zero

New York, Nov 3 (IBNS): More than 20 countries committed to a new declaration on agricultural and rural development on Friday, in a bid to stamp out poverty and hunger. The commitment came at the end of a forum on international development cooperation in Changsha, China.

03-Nov-2018
UN rights chief warns of potential ‘wi

New York, Nov 3 (IBNS): The United Nations human rights chief has warned that an official campaign in and around the capital of Tanzania to identify and detain anyone suspected of being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) “could turn into a witch-hunt.”

03-Nov-2018
‘Colossal human loss’ threatens Asia

New York, Nov 3 (IBNS): Well over half the world’s undernourished people live in the Asia-Pacific region, making it a critical part of the global push to end extreme hunger and malnutrition in line with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs), cautioned a new United Nations report on Friday.

03-Nov-2018
UN urges more protection for Nigeria’s

New York, Nov 3 (IBNS): Hundreds of people already forced to flee their homes by violence in Nigeria’s troubled north-east have been uprooted once again after deadly attacks in and around a camp where they were sheltering, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA, said on Friday.

03-Nov-2018
Sony Music stabbing: Two injured

London, Nov 2 (IBNS): Two people were stabbed at Sony Music's headquarters in London city on Friday,  officials said.

02-Nov-2018
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev says

Tashkent, Nov 2 (IBNS): Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has said that export will be a priority area in his country's economic policy.

02-Nov-2018
Death penalty concerns highlighted in Su

New York, Nov 2 (IBNS): Countries should heed the “clear pro-abolitionist spirit” towards the death penalty of one of the world’s most important treaties, a key UN independent human rights panel said on Thursday, while highlighting concerns about right-to-life violations in Belarus and Sudan.

02-Nov-2018
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