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Yemen war: UN-backed talks to silence th

New York, Dec 6 (IBNS): Hopes are high that the warring parties in Yemen will begin long-delayed consultations on Thursday over ending the conflict that has ravaged the Middle East nation for over three years, leaving millions of civilians dependent on international assistance.

06-Dec-2018
Sustainability, peace, security ‘best

New York, Dec 6 (IBNS) :“Peace and development are indivisible,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Wednesday, encouraging a stronger push along what he dubbed “the peace continuum” as the “best guarantee against instability and insecurity.”

06-Dec-2018
A safer, more dignified journey for all

New York, Dec 6 (IBNS): Top politicians and officials from across the world will gather in Marrakech, Morocco this weekend, ahead of a major conference convened by the UN, to formally adopt an all-inclusive, extensive global agreement aimed at making migration safer, and more dignified for all.

06-Dec-2018
First Western Sahara talks at UN in six

New York, Dec 6 (IBNS): Talks have begun at the UN on the future of Western Sahara – the first in years – the Organization announced on Wednesday.

06-Dec-2018
Millions more migrant workers, means cou

New York, Dec 6 (IBNS): A new study launched on Wednesday by the International Labour Organization (ILO) reveals that the number of migrant workers has jumped by millions, leaving some countries without “the most productive part of their workforce.”

06-Dec-2018
Syrian civilians must be protected amid

New York, Dec 6 (IBNS): Reports that violent extremists in Syria have executed civilians in the east of the war-torn country have been condemned by the UN’s top rights official, Michelle Bachelet.

06-Dec-2018
Trust and support of Iraqis essential fo

New York, Dec 5 (IBNS): Delivering a summary of his first report to the Security Council, Special Adviser and head of the UN Investigative Team for Accountability of Da’esh – the Arabic name for the extremist group ISIL which recently held sway over large parts of Iraq and Syria - said that the team can only be effective if it gains the trust of Iraqi society.

05-Dec-2018
UN expert ‘shocked’ by Egyptian repr

New York, Dec 5 (IBNS): A United Nations independent rights expert has condemned Egyptian Government reprisals, which included housing demolitions and arbitrary arrests, against human rights defenders and others she encountered while visiting the country just over a month ago.

05-Dec-2018
UN recognises role of sport in achieving

New York, Dec 5 (IBNS): The power of sport to help make sustainable development a reality and, in particular, the 2030 Agenda – the United Nations’ blueprint to transform the world for the benefit of all – has been explicitly recognized by a General Assembly resolution, adopted at UN Headquarters on Monday.

05-Dec-2018
Global aid appeal targets more than 93 m

New York, Dec 5 (IBNS): Conflict has pushed tens of millions of people into a situation where they are in urgent need of help, the UN’s relief chief said on Tuesday, in an appeal for funds that could top $25 billion to support life-saving aid projects in over 40 countries next year.

05-Dec-2018
French govt blinks, suspends fuel tax hi

Paris, Dec 4 (IBNS): The French administration has blinked in the face of the Yellow Jacket protests with France Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Tuesday declaring a roll back of the fuel tax hike that had resulted in violent protests across the country, latest reports said.

04-Dec-2018
Kapoor-Leung duo win inaugural Birmingha

London, Dec 4 (IBNS): Violinist Usha Kapoor and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire postgraduate student Edward Leung have won the first Birmingham International Piano Chamber Music Competition.

04-Dec-2018
‘We need to do more’ to transform th

New York, Dec 4 (IBNS): During her current trip to South Africa, Deputy-Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has spoken at several events in Johannesburg, on the importance of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development - the UN’s blueprint to end extreme poverty, fight injustice, and protect the planet, ensuring that no one is left behind.

04-Dec-2018
Evacuation of wounded Yemenis from rebel

New York, Dec 4 (IBNS): A United Nations chartered aircraft has transported some fifty badly injured Yemenis from the capital Sana’a to hospitals in Muscat, the capital of Oman, for treatment, the UN envoy for the war-torn country has announced.

04-Dec-2018
Persons with disabilities bike towards s

New York, Dec 4 (IBNS): People with disabilities in Ukraine are contributing to the development of a network of environmentally friendly bicycle routes which are helping to protect unique local landscapes.

04-Dec-2018
South Sudan: UN condemns ‘brutal’ se

New York, Dec 4 (IBNS): The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has condemned a series of brutal sexual assaults on women and girls, travelling on the road to Bentiu, a town in the north of the war-ravaged country.

04-Dec-2018
Four things the UN chief wants world lea

New York, Dec 4 (IBNS): During the UN COP24 Climate Change Conference grand opening on Monday, Secretary-General António Guterres told over 150 world leaders gathered for climate action that “we are in deep trouble” and asked decision-makers to focus on four key things: stepping up climate action, according to a solid plan, with more funding, as a smart investment in the future of the planet.

04-Dec-2018
First-ever UN report on disability and d

New York, Dec 4 (IBNS): The United Nations launched its first-ever flagship report on disability and development on Monday; published by, for, and with, persons with disabilities, in the hopes of fostering more accessible, and disability-inclusive societies.

04-Dec-2018
Fuel stations run dry as Yellow Jackets

Paris, Dec 3 (IBNS): Fuel stations were running dry in France on Monday with "Yellow Jacket" protesters blocking access to the Total company's 11 fuel depots, reports said, adding that the stocks of several companies fell as a result of the situation.

03-Dec-2018
Senior ISIS leader killed during airstri

Damascus, Dec 3 (IBNS): The US-led coalition, which is fighting ISIS in Syria and Iraq, has said one leader of the terror group was killed during an airstrike in Syria, media reports on Monday.

03-Dec-2018
China agrees to reduce tariffs on US car

Beijing/Washington, Dec 3 (IBNS): US President Donald Trump on Monday said China will 'reduce and remove' 40 percent tariff it had placed on American cars imported into China.

03-Dec-2018
Xi Jinping awarded Argentina's highest d

Buenos Aires, Dec 3 (IBNS): Chinese President Xi Jinping received Argentina's highest decoration, the Order of the Liberator General San Martin, from President Mauricio Macri on Sunday.

03-Dec-2018
Qatar government announces decision to p

Doha, Dec 3 (IBNS): Qatar on Monday announced its decision to withdraw from Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in order to focus on increasing production of natural gas.

03-Dec-2018
Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu to meet Mik

Jerusalem, Dec 3 (IBNS): Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Brussels on Monday, officials said.

03-Dec-2018
Black Panther’s ‘General Okoye’ jo

New York, Dec 3 (IBNS): Danai Gurira, one of the stars of hit movies “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War,” in her role as General Okoye, has been named a Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women, lending her name and dedicating her support to gender equality and women’s rights.

03-Dec-2018
Over 40 million people still victims of

New York, Dec 3 (IBNS): Slavery is still a very real and widespread phenomenon, affecting more than 40 million people worldwide, says the International Labour Organization (ILO), with children making up a quarter of the victims , despite the entry into force of the landmark Forced Labour protocol in 2016.

03-Dec-2018
UN chief welcomes G20 commitment to figh

New York, Dec 3 (IBNS): UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has welcomed the declaration released on Saturday at the conclusion of the 2018 G20 meeting of the world’s leading economies, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which reaffirms a commitment to raise ambition in the fight against climate change.

03-Dec-2018
France protests: President Emmanuel Macr

Paris, Dec 2 (IBNS): As France witnessed days of anti-government protests and violence, the country's President Emmanuel Macron is scheduled to attend a security meeting over the issue on Sunday, media reports said.

02-Dec-2018
Conditions deteriorating alarmingly in Y

New York, Dec 2 (IBNS): Conditions in Yemen have deteriorated alarmingly, and the country is on the “brink of a major catastrophe” said Mark Lowcock – Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator – on returning from his mission to Yemen on Saturday.

02-Dec-2018
Barack Obama, Bill Clinton mourn death o

Washington, Dec 1 (IBNS): Former US Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton mourned the death of ex-US President George Herber Walker Bush.

01-Dec-2018
Theresa May rejects asylum application o

London, Dec 1 (IBNS): British PM Theresa May has rejected a plea by Cabinet ministers to offer asylum to a Pakistani Christian woman-Asia Bibi- acquitted of blasphemy in the Asian nation recently, media reports said.

01-Dec-2018
In a time of rising xenophobia, more imp

New York, Dec 1 (IBNS): Speaking ahead of the UN Day commemorating victims of genocide, the UN chief has called for every country to ratify the Genocide Convention, which still has not been ratified by 45 UN Member States, despite being adopted at the General Assembly 70 years ago.

01-Dec-2018
‘Be the change’ we desperately need,

New York, Dec 1 (IBNS): Young people are the leaders and torchbearers the world “desperately needs” but they also face serious challenges when it comes to realizing their potential, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General has said.

01-Dec-2018
Migrant caravan: UN agency helping ‘ex

New York, Dec 1 (IBNS): Hundreds of people from Central American States who joined the human caravans travelling towards the United States have been helped home after asking for assistance, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday.

01-Dec-2018
Yemen war: The battle rages on, children

New York, Dec 1 (IBNS): “Violence has forced over a third of all schools there to close, with 15 located on the frontline and others badly damaged or being used as shelters for displaced families,” said Meritxell Relaño, UNICEF Representative in Yemen.

01-Dec-2018
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