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Somalia: UN condemns second deadly terro New York, Oct 16 (IBNS) The top United Nations official in Somalia on Thursday condemned the latest terrorist attack to hit the African country's capital city of Mogadishu leaving a number of people dead and many more injured. 16-Oct-2014
UN General Assembly voting to elect non- New Delhi, Oct 16 (IBNS) With one round of voting complete, the United Nations General Assembly has just elected Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand and Venezuela to serve as non-permanent members on the Security Council for two-year terms beginning on 1 January 2015. 16-Oct-2014
On World Food Day, UN lauds role of fami New York, Oct 16 (IBNS) With over 800 million people worldwide still lacking access to healthy, nutritious food, family farmers must play an increasingly vital role in the global war on hunger, United Nations officials affirmed today, adding that the strong participation of the world’s family farmers can help "turn the tide" in shaping a new agenda for a sustainable future. 16-Oct-2014
UN envoy condemns killing of Iraqi polit New York, Oct 16 (IBNS) The United Nations envoy for Iraq, Nickolay Mladenov, on Wednesday voiced condemnation for the killing of an Iraqi politician amid an increase of violence in the Middle Eastern country. 16-Oct-2014
DR Congo: UN report spotlights human rig New York, Oct 16 (IBNS) The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) must accelerate security sector reform and punish those who violate human rights in the name of the law, top United Nations officials declared on Wednesday, amid reports of serious human rights violations in the African country. 16-Oct-2014
At UN-backed forum, Latin American, Cari New York, Oct 16 (IBNS) At a United Nations-backed regional conference held in Lima, Peru, 25 Latin American and Caribbean countries on Wednesday announced the launch of an initiative that bolsters efforts to combat child labour, and achieve the goal of total eradication by 2020. 16-Oct-2014
At UN-backed forum, Latin American, Cari New York, Oct 16 (IBNS) At a United Nations-backed regional conference held in Lima, Peru, 25 Latin American and Caribbean countries on Wednesday announced the launch of an initiative that bolsters efforts to combat child labour, and achieve the goal of total eradication by 2020. 16-Oct-2014
Marking World Day, UN spotlights rural w New York, Oct 16 (IBNS) Rural women are key agents for achieving the transformational economic, environmental and social changes required for sustainable development, the United Nations declared ahead of the International Day commemorated as an opportunity to promote their empowerment. 16-Oct-2014
Japan Airlines flight returns to Honolul Honolulu, Oct 15 (IBNS): A Japan Airlines flight had to return to Honolulu after a male passenger allegedly sexually assaulted a female co-passenger in the airplane's lavatory, the FBI said. 15-Oct-2014
Security Council extends UN peacekeeping New York, Oct 15 (IBNS) The Security Council on Tuesday extended the United Nations peacekeeping force in Abyei a resource-rich area contested by Sudan and South Sudan as part of the Organization's ongoing efforts to maintain peace and protect civilians there. 15-Oct-2014
One million Somalis at risk of starvatio New York, Oct 15 (IBNS) The United Nations envoy in Somalia warned on Tuesday that despite some political and security gains, the humanitarian situation in the long-troubled country has deteriorated, with more than three million people now in need of assistance, including over one million Somalis who do not have enough to eat. 15-Oct-2014
Surge in Central African Republic violen New York, Oct 15 (IBNS) The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has expressed alarm at the recent outbreak of violence in parts of the Central African Republic's capital Bangui, targeting civilians, humanitarian workers and UN peacekeepers. 15-Oct-2014
Haiti: Amid ongoing humanitarian problem New York, Oct 15 (IBNS) The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution renewing the mandate for the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) in the Caribbean nation, urging political stakeholders in the country to fully commit to the democratic process and calling on international donors to strengthen their efforts in helping the Government. 15-Oct-2014
Libya: UN rights chief condemns ongoing New York, Oct 15 (IBNS) Warning that human rights defenders in crisis-torn Libya are being increasingly targeted by armed groups, the United Nations human rights chief on Tuesday urged Libyan authorities to undertake prompt, thorough and impartial investigations into the incidents, to hold those found responsible to account, and to ensure an effective remedy for victi 15-Oct-2014
ISIL advance on Iraqi town unleashes new New York, Oct 15 (IBNS) A new offensive launched by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) against the Iraqi city of Hit has triggered yet another wave of internal displacement in the war torn country, the UN refugee agency announced on Tuesday, warning that those displaced were facing increased hardships amid advancing cold weather and overcrowded refugee camps. 15-Oct-2014
In war-ravaged Gaza, Ban urges ministers New York, Oct 15 (IBNS) Two days after donors pledged $5.4 billion in aid for Gaza reconstruction, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited the war-ravaged enclave, where he viewed destruction wrought by the most recent conflict that was "beyond description", and also met with the ministers of the National Consensus Government calling on them to focus all efforts on "building one Palestine." 15-Oct-2014
Senior UN economic, social official cele New York, Oct 14 (IBNS) Ambassador Martin Sajdik, President of the United Nations, Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) congratulated French economist Jean Tirole on Monday for winning the 2014 edition of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, citing his contributions on global regulatory behaviour as being of "particular relevance." 14-Oct-2014
Somalia: amid unstable security, UN warn New York., Oct 14 (IBNS) The top United Nations official in Somalia on Monday condemned the car bombing which left an estimated 13 people dead and many more injured in Mogadishu, the capital, amid a precarious humanitarian situation in the rest of the country. 14-Oct-2014
South Sudan: UN envoy, Government agree New York, Oct 14 (IBNS) Back from her first visit to South Sudan, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Mrs. Zainab Hawa Bangura warned on Monday that sexual violence is a consistent characteristic of the conflict there, and is being perpetrated by all the parties. 14-Oct-2014
UN calls for increased food security mea New York, Oct 14 (IBNS) With some 805 million people still chronically undernourished in the world, a United Nations committee focusing on food security opened its current session in Rome on Monday with the stated goal of adopting a set of principles for responsible investment in agriculture and food syste 14-Oct-2014
Kicking off 'Africa Week' at Headquarter New York, Oct 14 (IBNS) While many African countries and communities have made great progress in peace and security, human rights, good governance and the rule of law, more remains to be done, several senior United Nations said during a high-level panel discussion assessing the continent’s development. 14-Oct-2014
In Middle East, Ban urges Gaza rebuildin New York, Oct 14 (IBNS) The rebuilding of Gaza remains an important undertaking, but tackling the root causes of instability in the territory is equally critical, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon affirmed on Monday as he began a visit to the long-troubled region, urging both Israeli and Palestinian stakeholders to come to an agreement and "avoid yet another tragic conflict in the future." 14-Oct-2014
On World Disaster Reduction Day, UN spot New York, Oct 14 (IBNS) Marking International Day for Disaster Reduction, the United Nations is spotlighting the need to address the vulnerabilities facing older persons, who suffer disproportionately high levels of death and injuries in different types of emergencies and disasters, ranging from weather events and epidemics to armed conflict. 14-Oct-2014
Frenchman Jean Tirole wins Economics Nob Stockholm, Oct 13 (IBNS): French economist Jean Tirole won the Nobel prize for economics on Monday for research on market power and regulation. 13-Oct-2014
UN chief set for Gaza visit to help jump New York, Oct 13 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Sundaythat he will travel to Gaza on Tuesday to visit several sites destroyed during last summer's conflict, spotlighting the need to help the enclave "look ahead and build a better future" and advance reconstruction efforts. 13-Oct-2014
In Cairo, Ban urges parties to Gaza conf New York, Oct 13 (IBNS): On the next stop of his tour of North Africa, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Egypt on Sunday at a conference on the reconstruction of Gaza urged all parties to last summer's war to address the root causes of the protracted conflict to prevent the "cycle of building and destroying" from becoming a ritual. 13-Oct-2014
For any political progress to hold, 'the New York, Oct 12 (IBNS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Tripoli on Saturday where he urged all Libyan parties to press forward on peace talks in order to restore stability to their crisis-ridden country, declaring "enough killings, displacement of people and destruction." 12-Oct-2014
UN-backed forum spotlights civil society New York, Oct 12 (IBNS) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Saturday kicked-off a two-day meeting focusing on civil society's role in giving a voice to the hungry and how best to improve a multi-stakeholder approach to food security and nutrition policy development at national, regional and global levels. 12-Oct-2014
After quake, typhoon Vonfong to hit Japa New Delhi, Oct 11 (IBNS): At a time when super cyclone "Hudhud" is about to unleash in the eastern coast of India, Japan is readying itself to face the pounding of Typhoon "Vongfong", which is about to hit the archipelago nation Saturday, media reported. 11-Oct-2014
In Tunisia, UN Chief commends African na New York, Oct 10 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Tunisia early this morning where he met with President Moncef Marzouki to pledge full United Nations support for the north African nation in its forthcoming elections and transition to democracy. 11-Oct-2014
As ISIL advances on Syrian town, UN envo New York, Oct 10 (IBNS) The United Nations will adopt a minimalistic, concrete and realistic approach to addressing the crisis generated by Syria’s ongoing conflict, a senior UN official said on Friday as he warned about the growing dangers facing civilians amid the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) latest offensive in the country. 11-Oct-2014
UN marks World Day against Death Penalty New York, Oct 10 (IBNS) The continuing application of the death penalty is a "cruel practice" that undermines human dignity, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said as he urged Member States to "reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights" and impose moratoriums on executions. 11-Oct-2014
UN celebrates awarding of Nobel Peace Pr New York, Oct 10 (IBNS): The United Nations lauded Friday's awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to two human rights activists, saying the winners had received well-deserved recognition for championing children’s rights around the world. 10-Oct-2014
DR Congo: UN officials urge justice for New York, Oct 10 (IBNS) Senior United Nations officials appealed on Thursdayfor justice for crimes committed by the March 23 Movement (M23)in parts of the North Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of the Council (DRC), on the heels of a new UN- backed report citing a raft of grave rights abuses committed by the armed group between April 2012 and November 2013. 10-Oct-2014
Republic of Korea: UN rights experts urg New York, Oct 10 (IBNS) An independent United Nations human rights expert has urged the Republic of Korea to enact a comprehensive anti-discrimination law, saying it is essential for the Government to address the issue of racism and xenophobia in view of the country’s history of ethnic and cultural homogeneity. 10-Oct-2014
UN force commanders brief Security Counc New York, Oct 10 (IBNS) From Mali to the Golan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Nations peacekeeping missions are facing increasing challenges as they operate in some of the most difficult security environments around the world, senior UN military officials told the Security Council on Thursdayas they weighed field strategy for the world body’s "blue helmets." 10-Oct-2014
In Washington, UN, World Bank chiefs ral New York, Oct 10 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined global partners, including the head of the World Bank, at a high-level conference in Washington, D.C., to combat water borne diseases like cholera in Haiti and, raise commitments to provide clean water, improved sanitation and health services in cholera endemic areas over the next three years. 10-Oct-2014
On World Day, UN spotlights need to ushe New York, Oct 10 (IBNS): Marking World Post Day, the head of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) said that for postal services to flourish in a globalized and ever-evolving communication landscape, electrical and Internet connectivity is essential, especially in developing countries, where only 32 per cent of the population has access to the Internet. 10-Oct-2014
Design for the 'New Tube for London' rev London, Oct 9 (IBNS) The Mayor and London Underground (LU) on Thursday revealed stunning new designs for the 'New Tube for London' - the next generation of Underground trains, which will come in to service from the mid-2020s. 09-Oct-2014
Twin suicide attacks kills at least 60 i Sanaa, Oct 9 (IBNS): At least 40 people died and scores injured when a powerful suicide bomb ripped through Sanaa, the capital of Yemen on Thursday. This was followed by another suicide attack which allegedly killed 20 soldiers, media reported. 09-Oct-2014
UN ramping up aid efforts amid deepening New York, Oct 9 (IBNS) The United Nations humanitarian wing said on Wednesday it will need an estimated $35 million in additional funding to continue helping hundreds of thousands of people affected by the ongoing crisis in Libya. 09-Oct-2014
Malaysian law criminalizing dissent thre New York, Oct 9 (IBNS) A group of independent United Nations rights experts on Wednesday urged the Government of Malaysia to withdraw its Sedition Act of 1948 amid allegations that critics of the country’s authorities have faced increasing criminalization and persecution. 09-Oct-2014
Mali: Ban voices 'outrage' as UN peaceke New York, Oct 9 (IBNS): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced outrage on Wednesday at a fatal attack against United Nations peacekeepers in Mali the second in less than a week – that left one “blue helmet” dead and wounded another, while the UN peacekeeping chief urged Malian parties to make a "credible effort" to reach a peace accord. 09-Oct-2014
Eastern Ukraine conflict continues to ta New York, Oct 9 (IBNS) While the fragile month-long ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is a welcome step towards ending the conflict, armed groups continue to terrorize the population in areas under their control, pursuing killings, abductions, torture, ill-treatment and other serious abuses, the United Nations Human Rights Office said on Wednesday as it released its latest report on the situation in the country. 09-Oct-2014
Lebanon: UN mission calls for restraint New York, Oct 8 (IBNS) The United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon on Tuesday urged maximum restraint after two Israeli soldiers were wounded in the Shaba'a area as a result of an improvised explosive device, and Israel retaliated with artillery fire towards the area of Kfar Shouba hills. 08-Oct-2014
With eyes fixed on 2015, General Assembl New York, Oct 8 (IBNS) The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday discussed Secretary-GeneralBan Ki-moon’s report on the work of the Organization, which covers a range of issues and calls for renewed efforts to address peace and security challenges and to encourage development aspirations. 08-Oct-2014
Beyond worsening humanitarian situation, New York, Oct 8 (IBNS) The deteriorating humanitarian situation in Iraq is more than a crisis of food and shelter, it is a "crisis of spirit" that requires urgent action from the international community, the Deputy United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq said on Tuesday . 08-Oct-2014
UN envoy urges greater civilian protecti New York, Oct 8 (IBNS) Amid a vast population of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and ongoing ethnic tensions, the challenges in South Sudan continue to remain "enormous," the head of the United Nations mission in the African country acknowledged on Tuesday . 08-Oct-2014
Haiti: Despite death of former President New York, Oct 8 (IBNS) It is “essential” that legal proceedings and investigations against individuals associated with former Haitian President Jean-Claude Duvalier continue despite the former leader’s recent passing, the United Nations human rights office urged on Tuesday . 08-Oct-2014
UN concerned over safety of civilians as New York, Oct 8 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations human rights office on Tuesday voiced their grave concern for the safety of civilians caught up in the ongoing offensive by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on the northern Syrian town of Ayn al-Arab, also known as Kobane. 08-Oct-2014
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