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Education 'essential to vision of a life New York, July 8 (IBNS) The Oslo Summit on Education for Development is a chance to reaffirm the human right to education, an opportunity to mobilize political commitment, and “our moment” to galvanize international support for education, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today in Norway, where he has been attending a number of high-level events over the past two days. 08-Jul-2015
UN chief says further probe needed to 'f New York, July 7 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Monday that “a further inquiry or investigation would be necessary to finally establish the facts” of the death of the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, Dag Hammarskjöld, in a plane crash in Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia, along with 15 others more than 50 years ago. 07-Jul-2015
At Oslo forum, Ban warns capacity to mee New York, July 7 (IBNS) The capacity of the United Nations and its partners to meet humanitarian needs is under "unprecedented strain," Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Monday at a forum in Oslo, Norway, where he highlight the critical role civil society plays as part of the global effort to save lives, support livelihoods and protect people from violence. 07-Jul-2015
At high-level forum, UN official calls f New York, July 7 (IBNS) The international community stands on the cusp of eradicating extreme poverty and reaching the world's most vulnerable people with "a chance to live a life of dignity," the Vice-President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) declared on Monday, as he appealed to delegates to strengthen the platforms for implementing the new development agenda that will be adopted in September. 07-Jul-2015
Nigeria twin bomb attacks kill 44 Jos, July 6 (IBNS): Twin bomb attacks rocked Nigerian city of Jos on Sunday which killed at least 44 people, media reports said. 06-Jul-2015
A day after referendum verdict against a Athens, July 6 (IBNS) Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has resigned a day after the country’s resounding rejection in a referendum to the eurozone’s austerity terms for a bailout. 06-Jul-2015
UN hails cooperatives as vehicle to make New York, July 4 (IBNS) Cooperatives will play an "invaluable role" in the international community's roll-out of a sustainable development goals, said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who today marked the International Day of Cooperatives with an appeal for all to recommit to the business model, which could help make the vision of a sustainable future a reality for everyone. 04-Jul-2015
Urging end to violence, UN Middle East e New York, July 4 (IBNS): Increasingly concerned by the continued deadly incidents in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, against Israelis and Palestinians, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov Friday called for an immediate end to the violence. 04-Jul-2015
Children bearing brunt of ongoing politi New York, July 4 (IBNS): Children, some as young as four years old, are bearing the brunt of the prolonged instability and election-related violence in Burundi, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today, confirming reports of an additional three deaths of children over the last five days. 04-Jul-2015
Destruction at Palmyra site 'perverse' a New York, July 4 (IBNS): Condemning the destruction of archaeological treasures from the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra as a "perverse…new attempt to break the bonds between people and their history," the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Friday called on the international community, including the art market, to join forces and stop the traffic in cultural property. 04-Jul-2015
UN agency welcomes new proposals by Sout New York, July 4 (IBNS): The United Nations refugee agency Friday welcomed proposals by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to set up a task force and trust fund to respond to the irregular movement of refugees and migrants in the region. 04-Jul-2015
Yemen: despite major obstacles and insec New York, July 4 (IBNS): The United Nations is working to deliver humanitarian aid in war-torn Yemen despite widespread insecurity, port delays and severe restrictions on access, several of the Organization's agencies and partners confirmed Friday, citing efforts to provide everything from emergency shelters to food and other basic necessities to tens of thousands of people displaced by fighting and airstrikes. 04-Jul-2015
Mali: UN condemns attack which killed si New York, July 3 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned on Thursdaythe attack against a convoy of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), which killed six peacekeepers and injured five others. 03-Jul-2015
Caribbean States 'lighting path' towards New York, July 3 (IBNS) This is a year for global action, with international community in the final stretch of preparing a transformative post-2015 agenda for sustainable development that will be agreed in New York in September, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared in Bridgetown, where, two decades ago, the Barbados Programme of Action was adopted to tackle vulnerabilities facing small islands. 03-Jul-2015
Syria's 'disastrous' conflict fuelling c New York, July 3 (IBNS) Much more needs to be done to reverse the trend of an ever increasing number of children forced to work as a result of the conflict in Syria often "carrying heavy loads, being exposed to pesticides and toxic chemicals, and working long hours," according to a joint report released on Thursday by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Save the Children. 03-Jul-2015
South Sudan: UN deplores deadly attack a New York, July 3 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned a deadly attack against a United Nations 'protection-of-civilians' site in South Sudan amid a renewed flare-up of violence in the newfound nation. 03-Jul-2015
Yemen: Amid unfolding humanitarian "cata New York, July 3 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon repeated on Wednesday his call for an immediate end to the fighting in Yemen to help stem the unfolding humanitarian "catastrophe" in the country. 03-Jul-2015
Recalling 'responsibility to protect' UN New York, July 2 (IBNS) During a high-level commemorative event in New York, United NationsSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesdaypaid tribute to the victims of the Srebrenica genocide, perpetrated 20 years ago, and which, he said, “will forever weigh on the collective conscience of the international community.” 02-Jul-2015
UN rights chief urges concerted action t New York, July 2 (IBNS) Describing a pattern of vicious and indiscriminate attacks by Boko Haram in north-east Nigeria that stretched back years, the United Nations human rights chief on Wednesdayurged the international community to help the subregion begin to repair the damage, and specifically appealed to Nigerian authorities to ease abortion restrictions for women and girls who had been sexually enslaved, raped and forced into so-called "marriages” by Boko Haram fighters. 02-Jul-2015
Ban welcomes restoration of diplomatic t New York, July 2 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed today's announcement that Cuba and the United States will reopen their embassies in Havana and Washington, D.C. 02-Jul-2015
UN urges 'people-centred' approach to mi New York, July 2(IBNS) Several senior United Nations officials on Wednesdaystrongly urged Southeast Asian countries to back a “people-centred” approach to migration by, among others, expanding avenues for safe and legal migration, while stepping up law enforcement to put a stop to human trafficking. 02-Jul-2015
UN chief condemns latest Egypt terrorist New York, July 2 (IBNS): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today's deadly attack in North Sinai. 02-Jul-2015
Security Council urges Libyan parties to New York, July 2 (IBNS): Reiterating that there can be no military solution to the crisis in Libya, the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday urged the parties to the conflict to agree on a Government of National Accord and sign the proposal presented by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) "in the coming days." 02-Jul-2015
Ban urges global community to help Syria New York, July 1 (IBNS) The international community should be ashamed that three years since the adoption of the Geneva Communiqué on Syria, the Middle Eastern country’s "cataclysmic conflict" continues unabated, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. 01-Jul-2015
Michael Moller of Denmark, appointed Dir New York, July 1 (IBNS) Michael Møller, of Denmark, was appointed on Tuesdayas Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. 01-Jul-2015
UN rights office urges Mexican authoriti New York, July 1 (IBNS) The United Nations human rights office has called on the Government of Mexico to extend their investigations into a series of alleged extrajudicial executions and human rights violations committed by authorities last year. 01-Jul-2015
Amid election-related tensions, thousand New York, July 1 (IBNS) Some ten thousand refugees fled Burundi over the weekend before authorities managed to close the borders ahead of yesterday’s parliamentary elections, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) reported today. 01-Jul-2015
Risky occupations drive vulnerability in New York, July 1 (IBNS) Half of the 220 million "vulnerable" men and women in the in Latin America and Caribbean region – who live slightly above the poverty line but below middle-class levels-are working under precarious conditions, according to initial findings of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 01-Jul-2015
Year of sustained violence across Iraq h New York, July 1 (IBNS) The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday said that over the past year in Iraq, it has seen a 75 per cent increase in grave violations against children that include killing and maiming, abduction, recruitment as soldiers, sexual violence, attacks against schools and denial of humanitarian access. 01-Jul-2015
As Yemen crisis deteriorates, UNICEF say New York, July 1 (IBNS): The ongoing conflict in Yemen is having a devastating impact on the country's health system and has exposed millions of children to the threat of preventable diseases, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned. 01-Jul-2015
Internal displacement doubles in Libya s New York, July 1 (IBNS) According to the United Nations refugee agency, the number of people displaced within Libya has almost doubled from an estimated 230,000 last September to more than 434,000 amid escalating fighting this year in different parts of the crisis-gripped North-African country. 01-Jul-2015
New levels of 'brutality' in South Sudan New York, July 1 (IBNS) The South Sudanese armed forces may have committed widespread human rights abuses, including the alleged raping and immolation of women and girls, during the recent upsurge in fighting across the African State, according to a new report released by the United Nations mission in the country (UNMISS). 01-Jul-2015
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