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Singapore teen charged for posting video Singapore, Mar 31 (IBNS) A 16-year-old Singapore teenager, who was arrested for allegedly posting expletive-laden video in Youtube where he attacked country's late PM Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity , has been charged on Tuesday, media reports said. 31-Mar-2015
Vanuatu: UN official warns secondary eme New York, Mar 31 (IBNS): Two weeks after Tropical Cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the archipelago on a tour through one of the most severely affected provinces on Saturday, warned of a “secondary emergency” and urged a scale-up in efforts to provide the essentials to people in need. 31-Mar-2015
Iraq: Ban pledges support as Government New York, Mar 31 (IBNS): Despite recent military gains against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), “vast challenges” remain ahead as the Government of Iraq fights to consolidate its territorial integrity against the terrorist threat, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday during an unannounced visit to Baghdad. 31-Mar-2015
Syria: Before pledging conference, UN ur New York, Mar 31 (IBNS): The crisis in Syria is getting much worse, characterized by shocking “levels of savagery,” the United Nations relief official has warned, urging countries to pledge as generously as possible ahead of the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference kicking off on Tuesday in Kuwait City. 31-Mar-2015
UN calls for hydro-diplomacy as world fa New York, Mar 31 (IBNS): The international community must gear up for a new era of “hydro-diplomacy” as the threat of water scarcity risks plunging the world into a period of geopolitical tension and stunted development, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson told delegates gathered at the General Assembly on Monday. 31-Mar-2015
Boko Haram weak, but still committing ho New York, Mar 31 (IBNS): As the Security Council met on Monday morning to discuss threats to international peace and security caused by terrorism, top United Nations officials briefed the 15-member body on the impact of Boko Haram in Nigeria and beyond, warning of the group’s intensified violence and brutality. 31-Mar-2015
Cyprus: UN envoy optimistic about re-sta New York, Mar 31 (IBNS): The United Nations Special Adviser for Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, will return to the Mediterranean island on 6 April 2015 to follow up on the encouraging indications received during his last trip regarding a possible resumption of negotiations. 31-Mar-2015
UN stresses need for employment, to achi New York, Mar 31 (IBNS): United Nations officials on Monday underlined the importance for States to create employment opportunities and decent work for all in order to achieve poverty eradication and sustainable development, and to fulfil the objectives of the new UN development agenda. 31-Mar-2015
Welcoming peaceful Nigerian elections, B New York, Mar 30 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the people and Government of Nigeria on the largely peaceful and orderly conduct of Saturday's presidential and parliamentary elections. 30-Mar-2015
Egypt: Ban and Arab League Secretary-Gen New York, Mar 30 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Nabil El-Araby Secretary General of the League of Arab States pledged on Sunday, continued cooperation between the two organizations and discussed strengthening international efforts on a range of issues as the League's Summit continued in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. 30-Mar-2015
Air Canada flight skids off runway, 23 h Ottawa, Mar 29 (IBNS): At least 23 passengers were injured as an Air Canada flight skidded off the runway while it was landing at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport in the Canada's Nova Scotia province on Sunday, officials said. 29-Mar-2015
Singapore: Thousands of mourners gather Singapore, Mar 29 (IBNS): Singapore's former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew was remembered by his country men with a heavy heart at his state funeral on Sunday, where the procession through the city's streets drew thousands of mourners despite heavy rain. 29-Mar-2015
In Egypt, Ban calls on Arab leaders to s New York, Mar 29 (IBNS) With a raft of ills plaguing the Arab world – from the “shameful” conflict in Syria to the "tinderbox" that is Gaza and the steadily unraveling situation in Yemen –Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday called upon leaders gathered in Egypt to work with each other and the United Nations to "strengthen our bonds for the people of this region and the security of our world." 29-Mar-2015
'We must respond,' declares UNESCO chief New York, Mar 29 (IBNS) Taking an innovative step to support Iraqi youth and to mobilize young people worldwide for the protection of cultural heritage, Irina Bokova, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched on Saturday at Baghdad University #Unite4Heritage, a social media campaign to counter the propaganda of cultural cleansing in Iraq and other crisis-torn counties. 29-Mar-2015
UN strongly condemns deadly terrorist at New York, Mar 29 (IBNS): The top United Nations official in Somalia along with the members of the UN Security Council have strongly condemned yesterday's terrorist attack on a hotel in Mogadishu city that resulted in the death of many civilians, including the Somali Federal Government's Permanent Representative to the UN Office in Geneva, Ambassador Yusuf Bari-Bari. 29-Mar-2015
Demanding 'immediate' ceasefire in Libya New York, Mar 29 (IBNS) Unanimously adopting two separate resolutions on Libya, the Security Council, in the first, called for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire and extended the United Nations Support Mission there (UNSMIL) until 15 September, and in the second, adjusted the arms embargo on the country in light of the terrorist threat there. 29-Mar-2015
US cop indicted for using unreasonable f Washington, Mar 28(IBNS) A US police officer, accused of throwing to the ground and causing partial paralysis of a 57-year-old Indian has been indicted on Friday by grand jury on a civil rights charge for the use of unreasonable force. 28-Mar-2015
Ban calls on defence chiefs for unity on New York, Mar 28 (IBNS): At the first-ever United Nations Chiefs of Defence Conference on Friday, the Secretary-General appealed to senior military officials for more troop contributions from States around the world and for political will and purpose. 28-Mar-2015
Ban urges to end violence against religi New York, Mar 28 (IBNS): Millions of lives in the Middle East, and the very social fabric of entire countries, are at stake, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Friday morning, calling for urgent action from the Security Council to end the religiously and ethnically-motivated violence sweeping the region and end impunity for those committing crimes against humanity. 28-Mar-2015
UN envoy appreciates progress in Libya's New York, Mar 28 (IBNS): Libyan stakeholders have reached a consensus on a range of issues, including on the need for a unity government and security arrangements, and are now convinced that there is a political solution to the country’s crisis, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), Bernardino Léon, said at the conclusion of the latest round of peace talks which he praised for making “very important progress.” 28-Mar-2015
Cyclone Pam: UN reports Vanuatu islands New York, Mar 28 (IBNS): Two weeks after Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu, the United Nations says it has reached all 22 storm-affected islands of the country, with food for more than 160,000 people. 28-Mar-2015
UNESCO calls for the protection of cultu New York, Mar 28 (IBNS): The escalation of armed conflict in Yemen threatens the country’s cultural heritage, warned the head of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the world body’s agency responsible for protecting cultural property. 28-Mar-2015
UN condemns kidnapping of DR Congo refug New York, Mar 28 (IBNS): The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has on Friday strongly condemned the recent kidnapping of Congolese refugees by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), calling for an immediate release of those still in captivity. 28-Mar-2015
Malawi leader condemns attacks on people New York, Mar 28 (IBNS): The United Nations Human Rights office on Friday welcomed Malawi President Peter Mutharika's strong statement condemning the recent spate of attacks on people with albinism in his country and urged that the measures he outlined to arrest those responsible for such attacks and better protect albinos be launched “without delay.” 28-Mar-2015
Syria: WHO unable to sustain operations New York, Mar 28 (IBNS): Ahead of next week’s third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, the United Nations health agency’s top official in the country said on Friday that more than 16 million Syrians and Syrian refugees are in need of health support, but that she had so far received no new funding to meet the $124 million needed to finance humanitarian operations in the country this year. 28-Mar-2015
Court charges former Khmer Rouge leader New York, Mar 28 (IBNS): The United Nations-backed court set up to bring to trial those most responsible for crimes committed during Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime on Friday announced charges against former member Ao An of “crimes against humanity of murder, extermination, persecution on political and religious grounds, imprisonment, and other inhumane acts” committed at three sites. 28-Mar-2015
Ban calls on all Nigerians to vote in la New York, Mar 28 (IBNS): On the eve of presidential and parliamentary elections in Nigeria,Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all Nigerians to exercise their civic responsibility by going to the polls to vote in large numbers. 28-Mar-2015
Ban urges to be vigilant as Biological W New York, Mar 27 (IBNS): The world must continue to remain vigilant against the threat of biological weapons despite the progress made by the international community in preventing their spread, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday. 27-Mar-2015
UN report shows wars in Syria and Iraq d New York, Mar 27 (IBNS):The wars in Syria and Iraq, as well as armed conflicts, human rights violations and deteriorating security and humanitarian conditions elsewhere, has pushed the number of people seeking asylum in industrialized countries to the highest level since 1992 at the beginning of the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to a United Nations report released on Thursday. 27-Mar-2015
2014 devastating year for Palestinians: New York, Mar 27 (IBNS): Amid a surge in hostilities and an ongoing blockade, 2014 was a traumatic year for millions of people living in the occupied Palestinian territory, a senior United Nations humanitarian official said on Thursday, as the Organization released its latest report on the situation on the ground. 27-Mar-2015
Ban notes Saudi Arabia’s military oper New York, Mar 27 (IBNS): Noting Saudi Arabia’s announcement that, at the request of the Government of Yemen, it has begun military operations in the Gulf nation, United NationsSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on all parties to ensure the protection of civilians and emphasized that despite escalation, negotiations remain the only option for ultimately resolving the crisis. 27-Mar-2015
Losing sight of Middle East peace might New York, Mar 27 (IBNS): As Israeli and Palestinian parties do not appear ready to recommence talks, the international community must consider presenting a viable framework for negotiations, the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process said on Thursday during his final briefing to the Security Council, noting that “this may be the only way to preserve the goal of the two-State solution.” 27-Mar-2015
Central Africa: Security Council boosts New York, Mar 27 (IBNS): The Security Council has agreed to boost the United Nations peacekeeping presence in the Central African Republic (CAR) amid the country's continuing instability and simmering sectarian tensions. 27-Mar-2015
Security Council renews Congo mission, r New York, Mar 27 (IBNS): The Security Council passed a resolution on Thursday renewing for 12 months the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and endorsing recommendations made in the Secretary-General’s report on the strategic review of the mission. 27-Mar-2015
Syria crisis worsening, warns UN relief New York, Mar 27 (IBNS): The situation on the ground in Syria has “dramatically” worsened as the country enters its fifth year of war amid escalating fighting and targeted attacks against civilians, the top United Nations humanitarian official warned on Thursday as she urged the international community to bring the violence to an end. 27-Mar-2015
Germanwings co-pilot "deliberately" cras Paris, Mar 26 (IBNS): Chief Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin, who is in charge of investigating into the crash of a Germanwings jetliner which left 150 people dead, on Thursday said that evidence from the cockpit voice recorder indicated that the co-pilot had deliberately locked the captain out of the cockpit and steered the plane into its descent. 26-Mar-2015
UN marks 'Day of Remembrance' with calls New York, Mar 26 (IBNS): As the international community gathers to commemorate the millions of victims exploited by slavery and the transatlantic slave trade, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday warned that the insidious practice of forced bondage continued to reverberate around the world in various forms, from forced labour and trafficking to sexual exploitation and captivity in slavery-like conditions. 26-Mar-2015
Libya: UN report documents targeting of New York, Mar 26 (IBNS): Armed groups across Libya have targeted human rights defenders seeking to shed light on abuses, according to a new United Nations report that outlines a litany of violent attacks and threats against defenders in the country, and in some cases even after they are forced to leave. 26-Mar-2015
UN officials urge protection for war’s New York, Mar 26 (IBNS): The international community must act “collectively and expeditiously” to thwart the growing number of children affected by armed conflicts, United NationsSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared on Wednesday, as the Security Council met to discuss the myriad horrors faced by children caught up in wars worldwide. 26-Mar-2015
International Day: Ban calls for release New York, Mar 26 (IBNS): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Wednesday for the release of all United Nations personnel who have been unlawfully arrested and detained, in a message to mark the International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members. 26-Mar-2015
Lowest weekly total of Ebola cases in 20 New York, Mar 26 (IBNS): The first case of Ebola in three weeks was found in Liberia, prompting heightened vigilance, while the United Nations health agency noted some improvements in Guinea, where the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Guinean Scouts held campfire sensitization sessions as part of its efforts to overcome community resistance to health interventions. 26-Mar-2015
UN unveils permanent memorial to victims New York, Mar 26 (IBNS): United Nations officials on Wednesday welcomed the unveiling at the world body’s New York Headquarters of a permanent memorial to the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade which they acknowledged was one of the most horrific tragedies of modern history. 26-Mar-2015
After Germanwings crash, crew members de Frankfurt, Mar 25 (IBNS): After the tragic crash of its Airbus A320 in the French Alps between Barcelonnette and Digne on Tuesday with 150 people on board, Lufthansa's Germanwings airliner has announced that crew members have declared themselves unfit to fly resulting in the disruptions of several flights. 25-Mar-2015
UN launches humanitarian appeal for batt New York, Mar 25 (IBNS): The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has launched a flash appeal for urgent funding to help with ongoing relief efforts in Vanuatu following the devastation wrought by Cyclone Pam. 25-Mar-2015
UN chief urges to intensify efforts to e New York, Mar 25 (IBNS): With some 37 million lives saved between 2000 and 2013 through the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis, it is possible to end the epidemic by 2035,Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on World Tuberculosis Day, urging leaders to recommit to ending one of humanity's top killers. 25-Mar-2015
UN to unveil permanent memorial honourin New York, Mar 25 (IBNS): A permanent memorial to honour the victims of one of the most horrific tragedies of modern history will be revealed at United Nations Headquarters in New York on Wednesday, when the world marks the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. 25-Mar-2015
Amid Yemen unrest, UNICEF warns of grave New York, Mar 25 (IBNS): Grave violations of children’s rights are continuing to take place in Yemen, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) confirmed on Tuesday, on the heels of a spate of recent attacks on mosques in Sana’a that killed 12 children and injured 20. 25-Mar-2015
UN official meets with Nigerian refugees New York, Mar 25 (IBNS): The United Nations refugee chief António Guterres began a two-day visit to Cameroon on Tuesday to see the impact of the displacement crises in neighbouring Nigeria and Central African Republic (CAR), which have sent over hundreds of thousands fleeing for safety. 25-Mar-2015
UN rights expert urges Chile to boost ef New York, Mar 25 (IBNS): The issue of poverty continues to remain “under the radar” for many Chilean policy-makers despite the country’s impressive array of anti-poverty programmes, an independent United Nations human rights expert has warned. 25-Mar-2015
Ban marks international day by stressing New York, Mar 25 (IBNS): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday recalled, on the 35th anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero of El Salvador, that the United Nations has over the past year supported commissions of inquiry on the Central African Republic, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Eritrea, the recent conflict in Gaza and Syria to further the icon’s work to see that truth prevails. 25-Mar-2015
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