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As South Sudan celebrates, UN envoy cite

New York, Nov 2 (IBNS): Thousands of elated citizens gathered in South Sudan’s capital of Juba on Wednesday to celebrate an agreement signed in September between the President and his former deputy, which it is hoped will finally end years of brutal conflict across the world’s youngest country.

02-Nov-2018
Killing of journalists ‘outrageous’

New York, Nov 2 (IBNS): The killing of journalists around the world for doing their job is “outrageous” and should not become the “new normal” according to UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

02-Nov-2018
UN General Assembly renews long-standing

New York, Nov 2 (IBNS): The United Nations General Assembly has overwhelmingly voted in favour of condemning the United States economic, commercial and financial embargo against Cuba - a call it has made every year since 1992.

02-Nov-2018
Looming famine in Yemen could put two mi

New York, Nov 2 (IBNS): The critical difficulties in accessing food in Yemen, and other hardships caused by the ongoing conflict, could lead to the world’s worst famine ever, and place up to two million malnourished, pregnant and lactating women at risk of death, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA, said on Thursday.

02-Nov-2018
Fighting ‘existential crisis’ of enc

New York, Nov 2 (IBNS): In a move described as a landmark decision, the Group of Earth Observations (GEO) – a UN-backed partnership set up to improve Earth observation data-sharing and availability, to benefit all life – has launched a global initiative to reverse the “existential crisis” created by desertification and land degradation.

02-Nov-2018
‘Stand-off’ between Somalia’s fede

New York, Nov 2 (IBNS): Ongoing tensions between the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the country’s state authorities were centre stage, as the United Nations top envoy for the country visited the country’s South West State on Wednesday.

02-Nov-2018
Guinean peacekeepers walk a fine line in

New York, Nov 1 (IBNS): A team of Guinean peacekeepers deployed to the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, (MINUSMA) is playing a key role in removing explosives from areas in which the mission is operating.

01-Nov-2018
Political incitement to violence against

New York, Nov 1 (IBNS): A group of independent, UN-appointed human rights experts have called on world leaders to stop inciting hatred and violence against the media, citing the hundreds of journalists killed or forcibly detained because of their work, and ensure that those responsible are held accountable.

01-Nov-2018
Security Council extends mandate of UN p

New York, Nov 1 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council, on Wednesday, extended the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), until 30 April next year.

01-Nov-2018
UN chief appoints Norwegian diplomat as

New York, Nov 1 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed veteran Norwegian diplomat Geir O. Pedersen as his next Special Envoy for Syria.

01-Nov-2018
‘United against hate’: UN chief and

New York, Nov 1 (IBNS): Calling for solidarity against anti-Semitism, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, addressed an inter-faith tribute held on Wednesday in New York’s historic Park East Synagogue, to honour victims of Saturday’s mass-shooting in Pittsburgh.

01-Nov-2018
‘No cure’ for HIV in Zimbabwe says U

New York, Nov 1 (IBNS): The United Nations in Zimbabwe is reaffirming that people living with HIV and AIDS need to continue with antiretroviral (ARV) therapy to manage their infections, after a local preacher reportedly claimed that he had received divine revelation of an herbal cure.

01-Nov-2018
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