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Security Council, Ban condemn ISIL murde New York, Feb 17 (IBNS) Strongly condemning the killing of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya by an affiliate of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council deplored the targeting of persons based on religious affiliation, while also urging Libyan parties to press ahead with their political dialogue. 17-Feb-2015
Amid reports of fighting in eastern Ukra New York, Feb 17 (IBNS) With Ukraine cease-fire 'largely holding', United Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed serious concern at reports of continued instances of hostilities including in Debaltseve and reiterated his call for all parties to abide by the cease-fire without exception. 17-Feb-2015
Egypt attacks IS group in Libya after vi Cairo, Feb 16 (IBNS): Egypt on Monday launched airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Libya after the extremist group released a video, which showed the beheading of several Egyptian Coptic Christians, it had held hostage for weeks, media reports said. 16-Feb-2015
Condemning Copenhagen attacks, Ban urges New York, Feb 16 (IBNS) Strongly condemning this weekend's attacks at a freedom of expression event near a synagogue in Copenhagen, Denmark, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday stressed that there is no justification for attacks against civilians and reaffirmed the need for the world “stand strong” for tolerance and free expression. 16-Feb-2015
Security Council demands Houthi militias New York, Feb 16 (IBNS) Demanding that secessionist Houthi militias in Yemen "immediately and unconditionally" withdraw from Government and security institutions, the Security Council this evening called on all Yemeni parties to engage in good faith in the United Nations-brokered political talks being led by Special Adviser Jamal Benomar. 16-Feb-2015
Senior UN, European Union relief officia New York, Feb 16 (IBNS) Senior UN, European Union relief officials urge protection for vulnerable people in Central African Republic. 16-Feb-2015
Copenhagen attacks suspect shot dead by Copenhagen, Feb 15 (IBNS): Copenhagen Police on Sunday said they had shot the suspected 'terrorist' responsible of killing two people and injuring five in shootings at a freedom of speech event and a synagogue in Denmark's Copenhagen, reports said. 15-Feb-2015
2 killed, 5 injured in Copenhagen shooti Copenhagen, Feb 15 (IBNS): Denmark has been put on high alert on Sunday as hours after the first shooting at a cafe, a similar incident was reported from Copenhagen city where shots were fired near a synagogue in the city on Saturday night, taking the death toll to two, media reports said. 15-Feb-2015
Copenhagen: Several injured in 2nd shoot Copenhagen, Feb 15 (IBNS): Hours after the first shooting at a cafe, similar incident was reported from Denmark's Copenhagen city where several people were injured as shots were fired near a synagogue in the city on Saturday, media reports said. 15-Feb-2015
Copenhagen shoot out kills 1 Copenhagen, Feb 14 (IBNS): A shoot out during a free speech debate in Denmark's Copenhagen city has left one person killed and three police injured on Saturday, media report said. 15-Feb-2015
Copenhagen: Shooting at seminar venue Copenhagen, Feb 14 (IBNS): At least three police officers were wounded during a shooting incident at a blasphemy debate here on Saturday, media reports said. 14-Feb-2015
UN deputy chief, top Sudan official meet New York, Feb 14 (IBNS) The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, has met with Ibrahim Ghandour, Deputy Chairman of Sudan’s National Congress Party, to discuss the National Dialogue called for by President Bashir of Sudan and ongoing efforts to end hostilities in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile. 14-Feb-2015
Egypt: UN's Ban welcomes release of deta New York, Feb 14 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has applauded the decision by Egyptian authorities to release on bail the detained Al Jazeera journalists, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, bringing an end to their 400-day ordeal. 14-Feb-2015
UN rights expert calls for halt to Indon New York, Feb 14 (IBNS) A United Nations human rights official has on Friday urged Indonesia not to follow through with the executions of eight people who were convicted of drug-related offences. 14-Feb-2015
UN chief calls for tolerance, acceptance New York, Feb 14 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his "deepest condolences" to the families of three Muslim Americans who were killed in the state of North Carolina earlier this week, a UN spokesperson confirmed on Friday. 14-Feb-2015
Mali: UN launches probe into violent dem New York, Feb 14 (IBNS) The United Nations appointed a high-level team to conduct an Inquiry into the events of 27 January, when a violent demonstration against the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) resulted in the death and injury of protesters in the northern city of Gao. 14-Feb-2015
Children's education, nutrition fall vic New York, Feb 14 (IBNS) The political and economic crisis engulfing Yemen is having a dangerous impact on the country's youths, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Fridayas it warned that increasing numbers of children are suffering from malnourishment while fewer are attending school. 14-Feb-2015
UN and partners seek $30 million for flo New York, Feb 14 (IBNS): United Nations agencies joined the wider humanitarian community and non-governmental organizations in Mozambique to launch on Fridaya $30.1 million response and recovery proposal to meet the needs of more than 160,000 people affected by hard-hitting floods in the Zambézia Province of central Mozambique. 14-Feb-2015
UN warns of 'urgent' humanitarian situat New York, Feb 14 (IBNS): As the continuing violence in north-east Nigeria spills across the country’s borders and into neighbouring Chad, Cameroon and Niger, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) on Fridaysounded the alarm for the tens of thousands of Nigerian refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) currently in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. 14-Feb-2015
On World Radio Day, UN stresses need to New York, Feb 14 (IBNS) As the international community marks the 2015 edition of World Radio Day, United Nations officials have called for the greater participation of young people in utilizing the medium as a critical tool for shaping a sustainable future. 14-Feb-2015
Ban appoints two new UN refugee official New York, Feb 13 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed two officials at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) – George Okoth-Obbo as Assistant High Commissioner for Operations and Volker Türk as Assistant High Commissioner for Protection-the UN announced today. 13-Feb-2015
UN expert warns African governments agai Ne York, Feb 13 (IBNS) Free, quality basic education is a fundamental human right for all, and governments must not delegate this responsibility to the private sector, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to education urged authorities in Africa today. 13-Feb-2015
Partnerships key for future development New York, Feb 13 (IBNS): Multi-stakeholder partnerships hold the key to achieving global development goals, Martin Sajdik, President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has said, stressing that ending poverty, transforming people's lives and protecting the planet will require more than the work of States alone and must draw from a diverse cross-section of actors. 13-Feb-2015
Ban commends 'intensive' diplomatic effo New York, Feb 13 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday commended the perseverance of the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany to bring the conflict in Ukraine to an end, resulting in the signing of a package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk accords of September 2014. 13-Feb-2015
European Union needs robust search-and-r New York, Feb 13 (IBNS)The top United Nations official for refugee issues on Thursday urged the European Union (EU) to change its approach to dealing with irregular crossings of the Mediterranean Sea and make saving lives the topmost priority following the death earlier this week of some 300 people fleeing Libya on four dinghies. 13-Feb-2015
'Yemen is collapsing before our eyes, 'U New York, Feb 13 (IBNS) Amid a dangerous political and humanitarian crisis and a seething secessionist movement, Yemen sits on the brink of collapse, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned the Security Council today, reminding the international community of its "solemn obligation" under the UN Charter to help the country prevent an escalation of the conflict and re-launch its political process. 13-Feb-2015
Security Council approves resolution tar New York, Feb 13 (IBNS) Urging global cooperation "to impair, isolate and incapacitate" terrorist threats, the United Nations Security Council on Thursday approved measures targeting sources of funding for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Al-Nusrah Front (ANF), condemning those buying oil from the groups, banning all trade in looted antiquities from Iraq and Syria, and calling on States to end ransom payments. 13-Feb-2015
On International Day, UN demands end to New York, Feb 13 (IBNS) From Afghanistan to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as the world's conflicts become more brutal, intense and widespread, children are finding themselves increasingly vulnerable to recruitment and deployment by armed groups, the United Nations warned today. 13-Feb-2015
Middle East: UN launches appeal for Pale New York, Feb 13 (IBNS)The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory on Thursday launched an appeal to boost funding for more than a million Palestinians who continue to face grim conditions on the ground and an uncertain future. 13-Feb-2015
Nut rage: Ex-Korean Air VP gets 1-year j Seoul, Feb 12 (IBNS): In a significant verdict, a South Korean court on Thursday sentenced a former vice president of Korea Airlines Co. to one year in prison for obstructing aviation safety by ordering a taxiing plane to return to the gate over an in-flight service incident connected to the way she was served nuts last year, media reports said. 12-Feb-2015
South Sudan: UNICEF celebrates ongoing d New York, Feb 12 (IBNS) The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is applauding the release of another 300 children from an armed group in South Sudan – the second such UN-backed demobilization of child soldiers in less than a month. 12-Feb-2015
UN-backed report urges greater violence- New York, Feb 12 (IBNS) African girls and boys continue to be subjected to distressing levels of physical, sexual and emotional violence despite the significant legal and policy measures adopted throughout the region, according to a new United Nations-backed report. 12-Feb-2015
Venue for UN-mediated political talks sh New York, Feb 12 (IBNS) Libyan stakeholders have convened in the western Libyan city of Ghedames for the latest round of United Nations-facilitated dialogue aimed at resolving the North African nation’s political crisis, the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said on Wednesday. 12-Feb-2015
Somalia: UN, partners welcome new Cabine New Delhi, Feb 12 (IBNS) The United Nations has urged the new Somali Government to move quickly to deliver on its ‘Vision 2016’ agenda following the approval of a Cabinet that hat includes enhanced participation of women ministers. 12-Feb-2015
UN envoy and Syrian President discuss po New York, Feb 12 (IBNS) After two days of intensive discussions in Damascus with Syrian authorities, including a long meeting with President Bashar Al-Assad today, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the country, Staffan de Mistura, stressed the importance of reducing the violence of the conflict to protect the Syrian people and to increase unimpeded access of humanitarian assistance to all those in need. 12-Feb-2015
'Enormous scale' of Mediterranean migrat New York, Feb 12 (IBNS) With the number of refugees and migrants confirmed missing following their attempt to cross the Mediterranean into Europe revised from a total of 29 dead to as many as 300, the United Nations refugee agency said on Wednesday that it is shocked by the new information emerging on the scale of the maritime tragedy. 12-Feb-2015
US, UK suspend operations, pulls embassy London, Feb 11 (IBNS): The US and the Britain have suspended operations and moved their staffers out of Yemen due to security situation in the country. 11-Feb-2015
Closing thematic debate, UN Assembly Pre New York, Feb 11 (IBNS) The creation of a coherent and synergistic strategy that marries the post-2015 development agenda, new methods of financing and efforts to reach a new climate change agreement is key if the international community intends to make strides on securing a sustainable future for all, President of the United Nations General Assembly, Sam Kutesa, declared today. 11-Feb-2015
UN rights office 'disappointed' to see M New York, Feb 11 (IBNS) The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said on Tuesday that it is disappointed that Malaysia’s Federal Court ruled to uphold the imprisonment of opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim. 11-Feb-2015
Ban condemns killing of UN peacebuilding New York, Feb 11 (IBNS) The Secretary-General has on Tuesdaycondemned, in the strongest terms, the killing of Thierno Aliou Diaoune, National Coordinator for the UN Peacebuilding Fund, in Conakry, Guinea, on 6 February 2015. 11-Feb-2015
'Vigilant, determined, united': UN urges New York, Feb 11 (IBNS) The international community must remain united in countering the threat of global terrorism despite the attempts by extremist groups to “spread fear by competing in brutality,” United Nations Deputy-Secretary-General Jan Eliasson declared today. 11-Feb-2015
On Safer Internet Day, UN joins global c New York, Feb 11 (IBNS) The United Nations on Tuesdayjoined the global call for child online safety, with human rights experts flagging the need to tackle online child sexual abuse and the head of the UN agency for information and communication technology urging greater worldwide collaboration to ensure what has become a priority for many countries. 11-Feb-2015
Violence in northern Nigeria sparks majo New York, Feb 11 (IBNS) The spread of violent attacks across the border from northern Nigeria into Niger is causing widespread displacement and hampering efforts to provide humanitarian assistance in the area, a spokesperson for the United Nations food relief agency said today. 11-Feb-2015
Proposed amendments to military court la New York, Feb 11 (IBNS) The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is concerned that a number of proposed amendments to Thailand’s law relating to military courts, which are due for consideration this week, are not in line with international standards, according to a the High Commissioner’s spokesperson. 11-Feb-2015
UN calls for boosted search, rescue effo New York, Feb 11 (IBNS) The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has urged European nations to ramp up search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea following the region’s first major maritime tragedy this year in which dozens of people perished, apparently from hypothermia. 11-Feb-2015
New UN rights report depicts 'turmoil, l New York, Feb 11 (IBNS) A report produced jointly by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights and the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) "paints a bleak picture" of the human rights situation in the country during 2014, the High Commissioner’s spokesperson said on Tuesdayin Geneva. 11-Feb-2015
Mozambique: UN chief welcomes dialogue b New York, Feb 11 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the meetings between Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi and the head of the opposition RENAMO party, Afonso Dhlakama, adding his approval of the progress made in talks between the two leaders and congratulating them both for their "commitment to dialogue," the UN Spokesperson's office has announced. 11-Feb-2015
'Peace, stability and security' vital fo New York, Feb 10 (IBNS) Continued conflict in South Sudan risks depriving the country of a generation of "lost" children, warned United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos on Monday during a press conference in Juba, the capital of the strife-torn nation. 10-Feb-2015
At thematic debate, UN calls on Member S New York, Feb 10 (IBNS) The world has embarked on a "crucial last stretch" to the post-2015 development agenda and towards securing a sustainable future for all, United Nations Deputy-Secretary-General Jan Eliasson declared on Monday, adding that the international community would finally have a chance to provide "a life of dignity" for millions of people. 10-Feb-2015
Fight against child labour gaining momen New Delhi, Feb 10 (IBNS) The International Labour Organization (ILO) on Monday spotlighted the fight against child labour in Kosovo, where, it said, children as young as 10 are forced to work on garbage dumps or in the fields risking their health, and noted that progress is being made to eliminate such "unacceptable ways of providing financial support to a family." 10-Feb-2015
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