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Nigeria: Suicide bombings kill 27 Abuja, Feb 24 (IBNS): At least 27 people were killed as suicide bombings rocked bus stations at two areas in northern Nigeria on Tuesday, media reports said. 24-Feb-2015
Czech Republic shooting kills 8 Prague, Feb 24 (IBNS): At least eight people have been killed during a shooting attack at Druzba restaurant in Czech Republic town of Uhersky Brod on Tuesday, media reports said. 24-Feb-2015
Iraq: UN reports rights violations of in New York, Feb 24 (IBNS): A report released on Monday by the United Nations documents widespread human rights violations of an increasingly sectarian nature in Iraq, as well as a deterioration of the rule of law in large parts of the country. 24-Feb-2015
2015 pivotal for finalizing universal cl New York, Feb 24 (IBNS): "This year is pivotal for global action on climate change", United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday in New York, emphasizing that all the major advances of 2014 have set the stage for success in 2015. 24-Feb-2015
Photo competition shines spotlight on UN New York, Feb 24 (IBNS): Scenes of families eating together in Burundi, Laos and the Philippines on Monday won a photo competition judged by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver aimed at demonstrating “the simple yet powerful role provided by sitting tougher and eating as a family,” the World Food Programme (WFP) announced. 24-Feb-2015
Development system must adapt to post-20 New York, Feb 24 (IBNS): The United Nations officials on Monday underlined the importance of ongoing review and reform of the Organization’s development system as Member States met to begin the UN Economic and Social Council’s (ECOSOC) Operational Activities Segment. 24-Feb-2015
WHO urges global switch to smart syringe New York, Feb 24 (IBNS): The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday called for all countries to switch by 2020 to new ‘smart’ syringes that cannot be used more than once as an “absolutely critical” stop to protect millions of people from deadly infections acquired through unsafe injections. 24-Feb-2015
Technology boost for UN peacekeepers ess New York, Feb 24 (IBNS): From the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to the Central African Republic (CAR), United Nations’ peacekeeping missions must make greater use of technological advances in order to better confront the dynamic challenges of the 21st century, according to a group of UN experts. 24-Feb-2015
UN chief discusses key issues with Russi Kolkata, Feb 24 (IBNS): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met on Monday, with the Foreign Minister of Russia to discuss among other issues, the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine, expressing his expectation that all concerned parties would live up to their commitments to the truce agreed in Minsk on 12 February. 24-Feb-2015
Ban stresses UN’s impact in past 70 ye New York, Feb 24 (IBNS): In a Security Council meeting on Monday, in which Member States reaffirmed their commitment to the United Nations Charter, the Secretary-General said the UN was an Organization with major achievements to its credit, multiple crises on its agenda, and tremendous opportunities ahead. 24-Feb-2015
Girl suicide bomber kills five in Nigeri Abuja, Feb 23 (IBNS): A girl suicide bomber, who was just seven year old, blew herself and killed five others in northeast Nigeria on Sunday, reports said. 24-Feb-2015
Former Maldives President arrested Male, Feb 22 (IBNS): In a significant development, the Maldives police have arrested country's former President Mohamed Nasheed, media reports said on Sunday 22-Feb-2015
On Mother Language Day, UN spotlights ro New York, Feb 22 (IBNS) Mother tongue education is not only a force for quality learning, it is also essential to bolster multilingualism and respect for linguistic and cultural diversity at a time when societies are transforming quickly and many languages are under threat, the United Nations agency mandated with promoting education said today. 22-Feb-2015
Security Council condemns 'heinous' bomb New York, Feb 22 (IBNS) The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned Friday's deadly bomb attacks in al-Qubbah, Libya, claimed by an affiliate of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known by its Arabic acronym, Da'esh. 22-Feb-2015
Experts urge technology boost for UN pea New York, Feb 21 (IBNS): A group of United Nations experts have urged the Organization’s peacekeeping presence to incorporate technological advances into its operations in order to better confront the dynamic challenges of the 21st century, the UN’s spokesperson’s office said on Friday. 21-Feb-2015
Agriculture must change, FAO chief tells New York, Feb 21 (IBNS): The model of agricultural production that predominates today is not suitable for the new food security challenges of the 21st century and the need to be more sustainable, inclusive and resilient, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Friday. 21-Feb-2015
Ban spotlights role of United States and New York, Feb 21 (IBNS): The United States and its young people, in particular, are essential to the success of the United Nations, Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said on Friday in his remarks to the UN Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) Members Day gathering at Headquarters. 21-Feb-2015
Massive fire in Dubai skyscraper, no cas Dubai, Feb 21 (IBNS) The major fire which had broke out at Torch skyscraper in Dubai has been brought under control, media reports said on Saturday. 21-Feb-2015
Ban calls on Nigerian government to upho New York, Feb 21 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly urged the Government of Nigeria to ensure that the new dates set for the country’s general elections are maintained following the vote’s recent postponement, according to the United Nations spokesperson’s office. 21-Feb-2015
UN deplores racist incident in build-up New York, Feb 21 (IBNS): Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has strongly condemned the racist behaviour exhibited by fans of the English football club, Chelsea, during the lead-up to a European match in Paris, France, and urged authorities to “re-energize” their efforts in combatting intolerance. 21-Feb-2015
Social Justice Day: UN spotlights human New York, Feb 21 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General said on Friday that the World Day for Social Justice comes at a pivotal moment for people and the planet, adding that this year's commemoration focuses on the scourge of human trafficking and the plight of approximately 21 million women, men and children in various forms of modern slavery. 21-Feb-2015
Ban expresses hope of ceasefire to senio New York, Feb 21 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday spoke by telephone with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister, Pavlo Klimkin, voicing his concern at the “still dangerous” situation on the ground and expressing hope that the ceasefire agreed to on 12 February in Minsk firmly takes hold across the region. 21-Feb-2015
Rights of people with disabilities canno New York, Feb 21 (IBNS): “One billion people, 15 per cent of the world’s population, are persons with disabilities, and their rights cannot be ignored,” a group of United Nations human rights experts said on Friday, as they urged negotiators and UN Member States to include rights of such persons in the new development framework. 21-Feb-2015
Syria: UN chief appeals for de-escalatio New York, Feb 21 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has appealed on Friday to all warring parties in Syria to de-escalate the conflict in order to provide a reprieve for the country’s long-suffering civilians. 21-Feb-2015
Libya: UN condemns cowardly terror attac New York, Feb 21 (IBNS): United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has strongly deplored a string of suicide car bombings that struck the eastern city of Al-Qubbah in the latest terror attack to afflict the war-torn country. 21-Feb-2015
WHO approves rapid test for Ebola New York, Feb 21 (IBNS): United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday announced that it has approved for use a rapid diagnostic test kit for Ebola that can provide results in 15 minutes and correctly identify 92 percent of patients infected by the disease that has killed more than 9,400 people, mainly in West Africa. 21-Feb-2015
UN rights experts describe unconscionabl New York, Feb 21 (IBNS): Four United Nations human rights experts briefed the Security Council on Friday on a new report into human rights and humanitarian law violations in Syria since the uprising in the country began, saying unthinkable crimes continue occurring daily, with victims' voices in danger of being lost amid the horrors of the conflict. 21-Feb-2015
Somali attacks kill 20 Mogadishu, Feb 20 (IBNS): Twin attacks hit a hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu which killed at least 20 people, media reports said. 20-Feb-2015
Killing of Albino baby in Tanzania conde New York, Feb 20 (IBNS): United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Thursday condemned the latest attack against people with albinism in Tanzania that took the form of the “horrific murder and mutilation” of an albino baby and demanded such “terrible” crimes be halted. 20-Feb-2015
Conflict forces thousands to flee in Dar New York, Feb 20 (IBNS): Some 41,000 people have been forced to flee conflict in Darfur so far this year, according to the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). 20-Feb-2015
UN urges to boost investments to tackle New York, Feb 20 (IBNS): Scaling up investment to tackle leprosy, dengue fever, sleeping sickness and other neglected tropical diseases will improve the health and well-being of more than 1.5 billion people, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, launching a new report stressing that countries must make firm and sustainable budgetary commitments if they are to meet the agency’s targets and accelerate progress. 20-Feb-2015
UN agencies scale up humanitarian operat New York, Feb 20 (IBNS): Several days after parties to the conflict in Ukraine signed a ceasefire, United Nations agencies announced a scale up of their emergency operations to the country, delivering some 62 metric tons of humanitarian aid to the crisis-torn Donetsk region on Thursday. 20-Feb-2015
UN rights chief calls on Syria to releas New York, Feb 20 (IBNS): Syrian authorities should release all those held by Government forces and its militias, without due process, in some cases for years on end, the United Nations rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein urged on Thursday. 20-Feb-2015
Preventing violent extremism, promoting New York, February 20 (IBNS): In Washington D.C. for a summit hosted by the United States on countering violent extremism, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon on Thursday warned leaders against “discarding our moral compass.” 20-Feb-2015
South Sudan: UN campaign for children fo New York, Feb 20 (IBNS): UNICEF’s ‘Back to Learning’ campaign, which was launched in Juba on Thursday by the agency and the President of South Sudan Salva Kiir, will reach out-of-school children in all 10 states, including areas currently engulfed in conflict, over the next 12 months. 20-Feb-2015
Security Council says process to ensure New York, Feb 19 (IBNS) The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday urged the Government of Burundi to establish a climate of freedom and openness conducive to the holding of elections later this year and expressed concern about reports of intimidation, harassment, arbitrary detention and other curtailments to the enjoyment of the rights of freedom of peaceful assembly and expression. 19-Feb-2015
UN official says recent terror attacks r New York, Feb 19 (IBNS) The High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, Nassir Al-Nasser, said on Wednesday that the "vicious forces" of extremism, violence and terrorism should not hamper international efforts to prevent and combat such forces. 19-Feb-2015
With Libya in 'imminent danger,' UN envo New York, Feb 19 (IBNS) Recent savage terrorist acts culminating in the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians highlight the "imminent danger" confronting Libya, its people and the wider region, the United Nations envoy to the country warned on Wednesday, urging swift agreement among the main parties on resolving the crisis and ending the military and political conflict. 19-Feb-2015
UN political chief warns of 'increasingl New York, Feb 19 (IBNS) Briefing the United Nations Security Council after “another tumultuous and deadly month” in the Middle East, the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, warned that further escalation remains possible in the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians and could be highly damaging to both parties and to the two-State solution. 19-Feb-2015
Security Council extends UN Guinea-Bissa New York, Feb 19 (IBNS) The Security Council on Wednesday extended the mandate of the United Nations Integrated Peace-Building Office in Guinea-Bissau, known as UNIOGBIS, so that it can continue to assist in tackling a range of political, security and development challenges in the country. 19-Feb-2015
Iran: UN experts urge 'immediate halt' o New York, Feb 19 (IBNS)The Government of Iran must comply with its international human rights obligations and immediately halt its planned execution of a juvenile offender, two United Nations human rights experts urged on Wednesday. 19-Feb-2015
Over 10,000 Afghanistani civilian casual New York, Feb 19 (IBNS): Civilian casualties in Afghanistan topped 10,000 in 2014, a 22 per cent increase compared to the past year, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said on Wednesday. 19-Feb-2015
South Sudan's Government commits to comb New York, Feb 19 (IBNS): UN representative Zainab Hawa Bangura on Sexual Violence in Conflict placed in South Sudan said on Wednesday, that any peace agreement reached to end the conflict in South Sudan should reflect the commitments made at the end of 2014 to ensure accountability for sexual violence crimes. 19-Feb-2015
Syria indicates willingness to freeze Al New York, Feb 19 (IBNS): UN Secretary-General’s special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, sees a “glimmer of hope” for his proposed ‘freeze’ of localized hostilities in the city of Aleppo amid continuing fighting throughout the Middle Eastern country between Government forces and entrenched rebels. 19-Feb-2015
Nigeria military op leaves 300 Boko Hara Abuja, Feb 18 (IBNS): Nigerian forces have killed more than 300 Boko Haram fighters during an operation to recapture 11 towns and villages since the start of the week, media reports said on Wednesday. 18-Feb-2015
Over 40 people burnt alive by IS militan Baghdad, Feb 18 (IBNS): At least 40 people, including security personnel, were burnt alive by Sunni radical group Islamic State (IS) on Tuesday, media reports said. The incident reportedly took place in Iraq's western province of Anbar. 18-Feb-2015
Security Council endorses Minsk ceasefir New York, Feb 18 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, adopted a resolution endorsing the 13-point accord on ending the Ukraine crisis agreed in Minsk, including a cease-fire, and called on all parties to the conflict to fully implement that cessation of hostilities, as the UN human rights office expressed concern over reported shelling and trapped civilians in the country's east. 18-Feb-2015
UN rights chief condemns murder of 21 Ch New York, Feb 18 (IBNS): The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesday that the beheading of 21 Christian men in Libya was a “vile crime targeting people on the basis of their religion” and urged Libyans to unite against extremists. 18-Feb-2015
UN development chief begins last leg of New York, Feb 18 (IBNS): A United Nations development official, Helen Clark on Tuesday began the last leg of her Ebola-recovery focused visit to West Africa a day after she witnessed the reopening of schools in Liberia and urged the international community to support “recovery from this terrible crisis” beyond the emergency phase. 18-Feb-2015
UN Security Council endorses Minsk cease New York, Feb 18 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, adopted a resolution endorsing the 13-point accord on ending the Ukraine crisis agreed in Minsk, including a cease-fire, and called on all parties to the conflict to fully implement that cessation of hostilities, as the UN human rights office expressed concern over reported shelling and trapped civilians in the country’s east. 18-Feb-2015
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