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Addis: Islamic finance should fund susta New York, Jul 16 (IBNS): Islamic finance offers a promising alternative to traditional sources of funding and should be utilized to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that countries will adopt in September, participants at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development were told. 16-Jul-2015
After nuclear deal, Iran must now focus New York, Jul 16 (IBNS): The latest agreement between the Government of Iran and negotiations from six nations on limiting the scope of the Gulf country’s nuclear programme has opened the door to further discussion of the Iranian human rights situation, according to an independent United Nations expert. 16-Jul-2015
Millions need relief from 'terrifying' v New York, Jul 16 (IBNS): As millions face "terrifying" violence, extreme hunger and little medical aid in Yemen, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator on Wednesday expressed deep concern over the "catastrophic" situation, and renewed his appeal for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian pause.” 16-Jul-2015
Cambodia: UN expert urges authorities to New York, Jul 16 (IBNS): United Nations human rights expert Maina Kiai on Wednesday urged Cambodia to reject a draft law that would allow authorities to shut down and criminalize any group advocating for human rights, basic freedoms and good governance, saying “it is not too late to reverse the course of action.” 16-Jul-2015
UN officials urge continued support for New York, Jul 16 (IBNS): Haiti’s impending elections will be an “historic milestone” for the Caribbean country as it continues on its journey toward economic and political recovery, according to two senior United Nations officials. 16-Jul-2015
UN applauds 'historic' deal on Iranian n New York, Jul 15 (IBNS): The United Nations has welcomed the agreement reached between international negotiators and the Government of Iran as the two parties pave the way for a viable solution on the Gulf country's nuclear programme and towards possible peace in the region. 15-Jul-2015
Ban: Investing in gender equality vital New York, Jul 15 (IBNS): Increased investments in gender equality are vital if the world is to achieve sustained economic growth and development, United Nations Secretary-General said on Tuesday during the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 15-Jul-2015
Addis: UN agency stresses role of partne New York, Jul 15 (IBNS): Partnerships involving all development players will be key to scaling up the financing needed for industrial infrastructure and projects, an important element in the economic and social advancement of countries, a senior United Nations official told a conference in Ethiopia on Tuesday. 15-Jul-2015
Addis: UN announces world has delivered New York, Jul 15 (IBNS): The world has exceeded the targets contained in the Millennium Development Goals to halt and reverse the spread of HIV and is on track to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, according to a report released on Tuesday in Addis Ababa by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). 15-Jul-2015
Addis: UN talks resume on financing fram New York, Jul 15 (IBNS): Negotiations on a comprehensive financing framework for sustainable development resumed on Tuesday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where Member States have gathered for a United Nations conference aimed at securing the resources necessary for the well-being of all people and the health of the planet. 15-Jul-2015
Addis: Financing roles of private invest New York, Jul 15 (IBNS): In Addis Ababa, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday underscored the crucial financing role of the business sector in ensuring the necessary resources for people-centred sustainable development. 15-Jul-2015
Turkish authorities urged to tackle anti New York, Jul 15 (IBNS): The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) expressed deep concern over attacks and incitement to violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Turkey and has called on the authorities to take active measures to combat homophobic and transphobic violence and discrimination, a UN spokesperson said on Tuesday. 15-Jul-2015
UN rights office welcomes Israel’s rel New York, Jul 15 (IBNS): The United Nations rights office on Tuesday welcomed the recent release of a Palestinian prisoner who had been on a hunger strike protesting his continuing administrative detention by the Israeli authorities since 8 July 2014. 15-Jul-2015
UN report finds ‘huge inequalities’ New York, Jul 15 (IBNS): People suffering from mental health disorders are facing unequal access to specialized care, the United Nations health agency announced on Tuesday as it urged international governments to boost financing for mental health services around the world. 15-Jul-2015
Yemen: UN agencies deliver life-saving m New York, Jul 15 (IBNS): With an expected humanitarian pause failing to take hold in crisis-torn Yemen over the past weekend, the United Nations said on Tuesday that four out of five people in the country rely on some type of assistance, and the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that it has been able to deliver urgently needed supplies to the port city of Aden. 15-Jul-2015
Afghanistan: UN condemns attack targetin New York, Jul 15 (IBNS): Offering deep condolences to the victims’ families and a speedy recovery for those injured in the latest attack in Afghanistan targeting civilians, the top United Nations official in the country, Nicholas Haysom, condemned the attack, which targeted people gathered for Iftar at the Grand Mosque in Pul-e-Khomri, in the northern Baghlan province. 15-Jul-2015
Ukraine: UNICEF appeals to restore damag New York, Jul 15 (IBNS): With only 60 per cent of the pre-conflict water supply capacities still functioning in Ukraine, some 1.3 million people are struggling to cope with a “serious water crisis” because of damaged or destroyed water lines, forcing many families to travel with buckets to working wells in neighbouring villages, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday. 15-Jul-2015
Abeyi: Security Council extends UN peace New York, Jul 15 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council has extended the mandate of the Organization’s interim peacekeeping force in Abyei – a resource-rich area contested by Sudan and South Sudan – as part of ongoing efforts to maintain peace and protect civilians in the disputed territory. 15-Jul-2015
DR Congo mission's success hinges on ‘ New York, Jul 15 (IBNS): The capacity of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) to fulfil its mandate rests on “persistent engagement” with the authorities, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the Mission, Martin Kobler, told the Security Council on Tuesday. 15-Jul-2015
Government, UN and donors examine organi New York, Jul 15 (IBNS): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), senior Afghan Government officials and representatives from the international donor community have gathered on Tuesday in Kabul for the first of three meetings aimed at examining the role of UN entities in the country. 15-Jul-2015
UN chief condemns twin suicide bombings New York, July 14 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the twin suicide bombings that targeted the city of Fotokol in the north of Cameroon on 12 July. 14-Jul-2015
Ban urges South Sudan leaders to 'give u New York, July 14 (IBNS) Just days after marking the somber fourth anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Mondayurged the leaders of the country to end hostilities and to move beyond their “partial interests” and show courage and leadership. 14-Jul-2015
Central African Republic: UN concerned b New York, July 14 (IBNS) United Nations agencies voiced concern on Mondayabout the decision of Central African Republic authorities to deny refugees from the country the right to participate to the presidential election set for this fall. 14-Jul-2015
Ban welcomes announcement of new measure New York, July 14 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed yesterday’s announcements that the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP plan to institute new measures in de-escalating the fighting in the country and accelerate negotiations towards a peace agreement, the United Nations has confirmed. 14-Jul-2015
Widespread human rights violations being New York, July 14 (IBNS) The ongoing conflict in Iraq continues to exact a “terrible” and deadly toll on the country’s civilians, particularly in the areas still under control by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), according to a new report released on Mondayby the United Nations. 14-Jul-2015
Paris mall siege: 18 people evacuated f Paris, July 13 (IBNS) Police have evacuated 18 people from a shopping mall in France capital Paris where gunmen entered on Monday, media reports said. 13-Jul-2015
Ahead of Yemen ceasefire, UNICEF sounds New York, July 11 (IBNS) Yemen's humanitarian crisis has reached a new low amid disintegrating health services and the spread of infectious disease among children, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) confirmed on Friday just hours before a ceasefire aimed at facilitating the delivery of critical relief is slated to begin. 11-Jul-2015
With some 1,000 refugees arriving daily, New York, July 11 (IBNS) Close to 1,000 refugees are now arriving on the Greek islands every day, creating an unprecedented emergency for Greece and other countries, the UN refugee agency warned on Friday. 11-Jul-2015
Burundi: UN rights office warns about co New York, July 11 (IBNS) One day after United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein alerted the Security Council about the seriousness of the electoral crisis in Burundi, his Office on Friday issued a new warning about the impact the "extremely tense situation" there could have on the stability and the development of Central Africa. 11-Jul-2015
Marking World Day, UN spotlights plight New York, July 11 (IBNS) The United Nations plans to raise awareness of the needs of women and girls in emergencies on World Population Day 2015 with campaigns including an outdoor event in the Kazakh capital of Almaty and a panel discussion in the Thai capital of Bangkok on this year's theme 'vulnerable populations in emergencies.' 11-Jul-2015
UN experts report uptick in flow of Tuni New York, July 11 (IBNS) The number of Tunisian militants flocking to join the hostilities in Syria and Iraq is one of the highest among those traveling to fight alongside extremists in the Middle East's two most dogged conflicts, the United Nations Working Group on the use of mercenaries confirmed today. 11-Jul-2015
Main UN economic forum closes high-level New York, July 11 (IBNS)Main UN economic forum closes high-level segment with calls to bolster sustainable development agenda. 11-Jul-2015
Thailand's deportation of ethnic group p New York, July 11 (IBNS) The United Nations human rights office on Friday expressed grave concern over Thailand's deportation to China of more than 100 people understood to be ethnic Uighurs – including some 20 women – and strongly urged Thai authorities to ensure the protection of 60 others who remain in detention. 11-Jul-2015
Thailand's deportation of ethnic group p New York, July 11 (IBNS) The United Nations human rights office on Friday expressed grave concern over Thailand's deportation to China of more than 100 people understood to be ethnic Uighurs – including some 20 women – and strongly urged Thai authorities to ensure the protection of 60 others who remain in detention. 11-Jul-2015
Libya: UN envoy calls for end to fightin New York, July 11 (IBNS): The Secretary-General's Special Representative for Libya, Bernardino León, has condemned the escalating hostilities in the country's eastern city of Benghazi and the heavy toll being felt by the area's civilians, the United Nations mission in the country confirmed on Friday. 11-Jul-2015
Man arrested over death of two people in Berlin, July 10 (IBNS) A person has been arrested by police in connection with the deaths of two people who were shot dead in Germany's Ansbach city, media reports said on Friday. 10-Jul-2015
Leaders' personal rivalry has undermined New York, July 10 (IBNS) Months of politically motivated violence in South Sudan has left thousands dead and caused a "man-made catastrophe," the United Nations Security Council declared on Thursday, expressing "profound disappointment" with President Salva Kiir, former Vice-President Riek Machar and other leaders "who have put their personal ambitions ahead of the good of their country and their people." 10-Jul-2015
A week from presidential polls, Burundi New York, July 10 (IBNS) Two weeks after the contested legislative and communal elections that took place in Burundi and with presidential polls just days away, senior United Nations officials warned the Security Council on Thursday that situation prevailing in the Central African country is once again at risk of sliding into violence. 10-Jul-2015
Yemen: UN chief welcomes announcement of New York, July 10 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the decision by Yemeni stakeholders to implement a humanitarian pause in the country's ongoing conflict and has reiterated his belief that the only sustainable solution to the crisis is through “peaceful and inclusive dialogue and negotiations,” the United Nations confirmed on Thursday. 10-Jul-2015
Syrian refugee numbers pass four million New York, July 10 (IBNS) The exodus spawned by the four-year long Syrian conflict has now become the United Nations refugee agency's largest crisis in almost a quarter of a century and risks deteriorating even further as fighting in the country shows no sign of abating. 10-Jul-2015
Forecasting positive 2015 world crop pro New York, July 10 (IBNS) Favorable worldwide conditions for cereal crops will lead to better-than-expected production this growing season at the global level, on Thursday said the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). 10-Jul-2015
UN officials recall 'horror' of Srebreni New York, July 9 (IBNS): As the United Nations Security Council failed to adopt a resolution that some of its permanent members called “vital” and others called “divisive,” senior UN officials stressed that the horror of the genocidal massacre at Srebrenica continued to haunt the Organization 20 years after thousands of ethnic Bosnian Muslim men and boys were slaughtered during a week of preventable brutality. 09-Jul-2015
South Sudan: four years on, UN marks 'gr New York, July 9 (IBNS) The people of South Sudan are preparing to mark the fourth anniversary of their country's founding amid ongoing suffering, unconscionable levels of violence and unspeakable sexual abuse, according to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. 09-Jul-2015
With fast action to rescue staple crops New York, July 9 (IBNS) Children are already suffering as a result of drought in some parts of the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea (DPRK), where deaths of young children attributed to diarrhoea have increased seriously in the first six months of 2015 in the drought-affected provinces, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). 09-Jul-2015
Amid stalled reconstruction, UN official New York, July 9 (IBNS) The root causes of last year's conflict in Gaza – which claimed nearly two thousand lives and ravaged large swathes of the Palestinian enclave – remain unaddressed despite a growing humanitarian crisis in the area, the head of the United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees has warned. 09-Jul-2015
Greece pledges to enact reforms next wee Athens, July 8 (IBNS) Greece on Wednesday said the country will implement pension and tax reforms next week. 08-Jul-2015
Nigeria: Ban strongly condemns Boko Hara New York, July 8 (IBNS)United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today strongly condemned attacks by Boko Haram in Lake Chad Basin countries, including the deliberate targeting of Christian and Muslim worshippers during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Nigeria's northeast states of Borno and Yobe. 08-Jul-2015
'Gaza is still in crisis' one year after New York, July 8 (IBNS) One year after the escalation of hostilities in Gaza, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, Robert Piper, today expressed concern over the ongoing humanitarian situation and the slow pace of reconstruction there. 08-Jul-2015
UN rights chief concerned by 'broad scop New York, July 8 (IBNS) The top United Nations human rights official today expressed deep concern about the human rights implications regarding the scope of a new law on national security adopted by China on 1 July. 08-Jul-2015
South Sudan: UN Mission deplores killing New York, July 8 (IBNS) The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has condemned "in the strongest terms" the fatal shooting of an internally displaced person (IDP) at one of its 'protection-of-civilians' sites - the second attack of its kind to strike the African nation and the Organization in less than a week. 08-Jul-2015
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