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China: 6.6 earthquake kills 1 Beijing, Oct 7 (IBNS): At least one person was killed in an earthquake, which measured 6.6 on the Richter scale, that hit southwest China Tuesday night, media reports said. 08-Oct-2014
6.6 earthquake hits southwest China, no Beijing, Oct 7 (IBNS) A strong earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale hit southwest China on Tuesday, media reports said. 07-Oct-2014
UN envoy on sexual violence warns rapes New York, Oct 7 (IBNS) The horrors of sexual violence in South Sudan did not end with the ceasefire agreement, a senior United Nations official on Monday said calling on citizens of the world's youngest country to stand together and say "enough is enough." 07-Oct-2014
Smuggling of migrants tops agenda at ope New York, Oct 7 (IBNS) The two main routes of smuggling of migrants to Europe and North America generate nearly $7 billion a year to the smuggling networks, according to an estimate on Monday released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). 07-Oct-2014
On World Habitat Day, UN calls for 'new New York, Oct 7 (IBNS) Urgent action is needed to refocus urban planning and to provide safe, affordable housing that is appropriate and adequate for our citizens' growing needs, senior United Nations officials said marking World Habitat Day, which is observed annually on the first Monday of October. 07-Oct-2014
Wreckage found near Haiti too recent to New York, Oct 7 (IBNS): A shipwreck found off northern Haiti could not be the Santa Maria, the flagship of Christopher Columbus's first crossing of the Atlantic, the United Nations cultural agency on Monday reported. 07-Oct-2014
UN in Somalia welcomes recovery of port New York, Oct 7 (IBNS) The top United Nations official in Somalia on Monday welcomed the recovery of the port city Barawe from Al-Shabaab fighters, the first time it has been in Somali control for more than two decades. 07-Oct-2014
3 US military officials feared dead as d Tokyo, Oct 6 (IBNS): At least 7 people, including three US military officials are feared to have died on Monday when a powerful typhoon rocked Japan’s coast creating havoc in the archipelago, media reported. 06-Oct-2014
On World Teachers' Day, UN agencies urge New York, Oct 6 (IBNS) Investing in teachers is urgently needed to provide the best possible opportunities for millions of children, youth and adults worldwide, the heads of various United Nations agencies on Sunday said in a joint statement marking World Teachers' Day. 06-Oct-2014
Ban welcomes high-level political dialog New York, Oct 6 (IBNS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the high-level political dialogue that took place between the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). 06-Oct-2014
South Korean PM meets top North Korean o Incheon, Oct 4 (IBNS) In a significant development, South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won met a high-level North Korean delegation twice on Saturday, media reports said. 04-Oct-2014
DR Congo: Security Council reiterates pr New York, Oct 4 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council on Friday reiterated that the "swift neutralization" of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) armed group is a top priority in bringing stability to and protecting the civilians of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Great Lakes region. 04-Oct-2014
UNICEF welcomes release of 70 Kurdish ch New York, Oct 4 (IBNS) The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday welcomed the release of 70 Kurdish children, who were kidnapped in May while traveling from their home-town of Ai’n Al Arab in the northern Syrian governorate of Aleppo to take their final school examinations. 04-Oct-2014
Myanmar: UN officials cite citizenship i New York, Oct 4 (IBNS) Back from a recent trip to Myanmar, senior United Nations humanitarian and development officials on Friday called for continued lifesaving aid to the displaced, assistance to address poverty and create better coexistence conditions, and a political solution to a new citizenship plan. 04-Oct-2014
Ban 'outraged' by deadly attack on UN pe New York, Oct 4 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday expressed shock and outrage at the killing of nine peacekeepers in an attack in Mali and issued a warning that all hostilities waged against UN “blue helmets” constitute a serious violation of international law. 04-Oct-2014
Bahrain: UN rights office deplores activ New York, Oct 4 (IBNS) The United Nations Human Rights Office voiced alarm on Friday at the detention of a prominent human rights defender by Bahraini authorities in the Gulf country’s second such incident in less than a month, and urged the Government of Bahrain to ensure the protection of all human rights activists within its borders. 04-Oct-2014
UN rights office condemns destruction of New York, Oct 4 (IBNS) The United Nations human rights office on Friday expressed concern about the continuing wave of destruction unleashed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) amid reports that the terrorist group has targeted and destroyed a number of religious buildings in areas under its control. 04-Oct-2014
UN marks 10 year anniversary of relation New York, Oct 4 (IBNS) The United Nations and the International Criminal Court on Friday recommitted to their decade-long relationship calling it "indispensable for a strong international community and the protection of the interests of humanity." 04-Oct-2014
Ukraine: UN chief 'disturbed' by death o New York, Oct 4 (IBNS) The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is "saddened and disturbed" to learn of the death of an international humanitarian aid worker, killed when a shell landed near the International Committee of the Red Cross Headquarters in eastern Ukraine on Thursday. 04-Oct-2014
Security Council condemns 'heinous and c New York, Oct 4 (IBNS) The United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the killing of British humanitarian aid worker Alan Henning by the group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), as "heinous and cowardly." 04-Oct-2014
Syria: Security Council condemns bomb at New York, Oct 4 (IBNS) The members of the Security Council on Friday added their voices to growing condemnation of twin bomb attacks on a school complex in Syria that killed dozens of children. 04-Oct-2014
Ahead of World Habitat Day, UN urges wid New York, Oct 3 (IBNS) With a quarter of the world’s population living in urban slums, a sustainable response to improving the living conditions of the urban poor is becoming increasingly necessary, the United Nations agency tasked with promoting environmentally and socially sustainable cities and towns said on Thursday. 03-Oct-2014
South Sudan: amid ongoing tensions, UN c New York, Oct 3 (IBNS) The United Nations confirmed on Thursday that an incident involving troops from the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and internally displaced persons seeking refuge at a UN camp in South Sudan has "returned to normal." 03-Oct-2014
Syria: UN child rights envoy 'appalled' New York, Oct 3 (IBNS) The United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui on Thursday condemned the school attacks in Syria, which reportedly killed over 39 people, 30 of whom were children between age six and nine. 03-Oct-2014
Young people can 'open new chapter' for New York, Oct 3 (IBNS) The United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi on a trip to Somalia this week reiterated his unwavering commitment to empowering young people to participate in development and peace processes, calling them the long-troubled country’s "biggest asset". 03-Oct-2014
At annual event, UN Member States pave w New York, Oct 3 (IBNS) Fifty-two States participated in the this year's United Nations treaty event, held annually on the margins of the UN General Assembly’s high-level segment, as they signed or ratified a range of treaties on issues spanning human rights, disarmament, the environment, transnational organized crime and world trade, the Organization announced at the conclusion of the week-long proce 03-Oct-2014
Honouring Gandhi's legacy, Deputy Secret New York, Oct 3 (IBNS) In these dramatic and perilous times, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson urged the international community to reaffirm the power and potential of bringing about change through peaceful means, following in the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi, who inspired on Thursday’s International Day of Non-Violence. 03-Oct-2014
Libya: Security Council calls meeting of New York, Oct 2 (IBNS) The United Nations Security Council on Thursday welcomed the UN-facilitated meeting between members of Libya’s House of Representatives in the town of Ghadames on 29 September calling it an important step towards a peaceful resolution of the current political stalemate in Libya. 03-Oct-2014
UN agency in Gaza trains teachers to aid New York, Oct 2 (IBNS) The United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees across the Middle East said on Thursday that it is training teachers in Gaza to provide psychosocial support to the 241,000 children back in schools in the area. 03-Oct-2014
Refugees perish at 'alarming' rate on da New York , Oct 2 (IBNS) The United Nations refugee agency reported on Thursday that new data on irregular crossings of the Mediterranean in the third quarter of 2013 show an alarming increase in the numbers of people perishing while attempting to make the journey to Europe. 03-Oct-2014
'Staggering array' of gross human rights New York, Oct 2 (IBNS) A "staggering array" of gross human rights abuses and "acts of violence of an increasingly sectarian nature" were committed by the group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) over a period of nine weeks, the United Nations reported on Thursday. 03-Oct-2014
Hong Kong crisis: Leung refuses to resig Hong Kong, Oct 2 (IBNS) Amid demands for CY Leung's resignation, the Hong Kong's Chief Executive on Thursday said he will not step down from his post. 03-Oct-2014
Syria: Ban strongly condemns deadly bomb New York, Oct 2 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemns in the strongest terms on Wednesday’s bomb attacks in Homs, which reportedly killed dozens of schoolchildren, as "an act of the utmost depravity." 02-Oct-2014
At UN meeting in Geneva, Ban spotlights New York, Oct 2 (IBNS) The critical role played by international trade in lifting economies out of poverty is an invaluable one but must remain consonant with the objectives enshrined in the sustainable development goals, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared on Wednesday in an address to the World Trade Organization (WTO). 02-Oct-2014
'Together we can make a difference,' say New York, Oct 2 (IBNS) President of the 69th session the General Assembly, Sam Kutesa, told reporters at United Nations Headquarters on Wednesday that the high-level general debate was very successful and that over the next year, work will be undertaken with "a spirit of cooperation and optimism inspired by the belief that together we can make a difference." 02-Oct-2014
Africa's achievements, challenges in pea New York, Oct 2 (IBNS) While there has been great social and economic progress across Africa, its economies have not kept pace with legitimate demands, including providing jobs to young people, said United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson at a high-level meeting of regional partners held on Wednesday at Headquarters. 02-Oct-2014
Iraq: UN reports at least 1,119 killed i New York, Oct 2 (IBNS) At least 1,119 Iraqis – most of them civilians – were killed in August, the United Nations in the country on Wednesday reported, but cautioned that the figure does not include people killed in the ongoing operation in Anbar, or those who died from the heat or hunger after being forced to flee violence in their cities. 02-Oct-2014
In Geneva, UN chief stresses central rol New York, Oct 2 (IBNS) Amid mounting crises, a warming planet and the spread of contagious diseases, the world is being consumed by "many troubles," United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday as he pressed the international community to engage in "unprecedented cooperation" as it faces a slew of global predicaments. 02-Oct-2014
With its mandate completed, OPCW-UN miss New York, Oct 2 (IBNS) The joint United Nations mission to oversee the destruction of Syria’s stockpiles and production facilities has completed its mission and been shut down. 02-Oct-2014
On International Day, UN encourages full New York, Oct 2 (IBNS) The United Nations on Wednesday encouraged Governments and people throughout the world to ensure that older persons are able to fully participate in society and that their rights and dignity are protected. 02-Oct-2014
As global crises multiply, UN official u New York, Oct 1(IBNS) The global humanitarian system has become dangerously overburdened as it faces a widening front of crises and conflicts, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees warned on Tuesday, as he urged a rethink of how the international community will confront the growing challenges of the 21st century. 01-Oct-2014
New development agenda must be people-ce New York, Oct 1 (IBNS) With the international community heading into a "momentous" year, in which a sustainable development framework will be crafted, the Minister of Human and Cultural Affairs of Bhutan told the United Nations on Tuesday that the new agenda will be truly transformative only if it is grounded in the real needs of countries and promotes meaningful change. 01-Oct-2014
At UN meeting, tolerance and education h New York, Oct 1 (IBNS) The international community must act swiftly and concretely to confront the root causes of violent extremism, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday, underlining the need to address terrorism through more comprehensive and holistic efforts. 01-Oct-2014
Increased pension coverage key to future New York, Oct 1 (IBNS) In order to promote economic recovery and prevent pensionable citizens from relapsing into poverty, social protections must be placed at the forefront of the future development agenda currently being elaborated by Member States, says the United Nations labour agency. 01-Oct-2014
In West Africa, UN launches strengthened New York, Oct 1 (IBNS) Amid a climbing death toll and widespread panic, the Ebola outbreak continues to ravage West Africa leaving thousands of orphaned children in its wake, an official for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday, as a fortified UN mission arrived in the region to confront and contain the growing crisis. 01-Oct-2014
Equality must be driving force of new de New York, Oct 1 (IBNS) As the international community lays the foundation for a sustainable development agenda that will follow the Millennium Development Goals in 2016, the Foreign Minister of Belarus on Tuesday urged the United Nations General Assembly to make globalization more even and equitable than it has been up to now. 01-Oct-2014
At General Assembly, Eritrea criticizes New York, Oct 1 (IBNS) From the General Assembly podium on Tuesday, Eritrea called for a fundamental overhaul of the United Nation, charging that it has failed in its prime goals of securing world peace and ending poverty due to cynical determination of the dominant Powers to maintain control. 01-Oct-2014
Oman Minister, in Assembly address, urg New York, Oct 1 (IBNS) New and old crises in the Middle East are being exacerbated by the lack of international consensus on the paths to assist the concerned parties in resolving them, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Oman told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, urging a "unified position" to tackle the region’s main challenges, particularly the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 01-Oct-2014
UN official urges sustained pressure on New York, Oct 1 (IBNS) With winter fast approaching and the conflict in Syria showing no signs of abating, the United Nations humanitarian chief on Tuesday called for sustained pressure on the parties to ensure access to those in need of assistance as well as financial support to maintain vital aid operations. 01-Oct-2014
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