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America to send special troops to counte Washington, Oct 31 (IBNS) In a move to redeem Syria from the Islamic State, US President Barrack Obama on Friday administered special troops to Syria to fight, assist and train combative forces opposing the ISIS, according to the White House. 31-Oct-2015
Ceasefire in Colombia would be ‘decisi New York, Oct 31 (IBNS) The United Nations welcomes the intention expressed by both the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) to establish a bilateral ceasefire by the end of the year, a spokesperson for the world body said on Friday. 31-Oct-2015
Head of mission urges release of remaini New York, Oct 31 (IBNS) The head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) today condemned the actions of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLM/A) in Opposition for holding UN personnel hostage, and refuted allegations that the Mission was transporting weapons and fuel for the South Sudanese group. 31-Oct-2015
Algeria: UN agency delivers aid to flood New York, Oct 31 (IBNS) After heavy rains in southwestern Algeria last week resulted in devastating floods, the United Nations refugee agency has airlifted emergency aid to 11,000 families living in five camps in the region. 31-Oct-2015
UN strongly condemns attack on Iranian e New York, Oct 31 (IBNS) The United Nations on Friday has strongly condemned the attack that occurred Thursday evening on a camp located near Baghdad International Airport that houses over 2,100 Iranian exiles and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice. 31-Oct-2015
Ban welcomes ‘peaceful and orderly’ New York, Oct 31 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated the people, Government and political parties of Tanzania for the peaceful and orderly manner in which the country held its elections on 25 October 2015. 31-Oct-2015
Millions of children deprived of educati New York, Oct 31 (IBNS): The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Saturday said that an estimated two million children in Iraq have no access to school and warned that an additional 1.2 million may be at the risk of dropping out due to continuous violence disrupting academic years. 31-Oct-2015
Global response ‘keeps door open’ to New York, Oct 31 (IBNS): An unprecedented worldwide effort is underway to combat climate change, building confidence that nations can cost effectively meet their stated objective of keeping global temperature rise to under 2 degrees Celsius, the United Nations said on Saturday. 31-Oct-2015
Global tourism grew by more than 4 per c New York, Oct 31 (IBNS): The number of tourists travelling the world during the first eight months of this year reached 810 million, a more than 4 per cent increase from the same period in 2014, thanks to “robust” travel to Europe, according to the United Nations World Tourism Barometer. 31-Oct-2015
UN officials say good urban design key t New York, Oct 31 (IBNS): On the occasion of World Cities Day, top United Nations officials are highlighting the key role of urban design in building sustainable, socially integrated and prosperous cities and human settlements. 31-Oct-2015
UN rights office voices concern at clamp New York, Oct 31 (IBNS): The United Nations human rights office expressed concern on Saturday over a worsening climate for opposition politicians and activists in Cambodia, and stressed that the right to peaceful assembly and to freedom of expression belongs to all. 31-Oct-2015
Caribbean region becomes free of highly New York, Oct 31 (IBNS): The United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Friday announced that Jamaica completed the conversion of its research reactor to low enriched uranium this month, decreasing proliferation risks and making the Caribbean region completely free of highly enriched uranium. 31-Oct-2015
27 dead in Bucharest nightclub fire Bucharest, Oct 31 (IBNS) Twenty-seven people were killed in a fire outbreak at a nightclub in Romania's capital city Bucharest, here on Friday, according to Government officials. 31-Oct-2015
5.1 magnitude earthquake hits China Beijing, Oct 30 (IBNS) An earthquake measuring 5.1 magnitude on the Richter Scale hit China's Yunnan province on Friday, officials said. 30-Oct-2015
Ban applauds six decades of principled l New York, Oct 30 (IBNS): The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday commended the leading role played by Spain, since it first joined the UN 60 years ago, by supporting the Organization in all its activities, including tackling terrorism, aiding women empowerment, peace, security and contributing towards reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and developing the new Agenda 2030. 30-Oct-2015
South Sudan: UN launches nutrition scree New York, Oct 30 (IBNS): The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have stepped up their activities in South Sudan after the recently released Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) on Thursday revealed that nearly 237,000 children in the country are estimated to be suffering from severe acute malnutrition. 30-Oct-2015
UN agency warns of refugee crisis as wom New York, Oct 30 (IBNS): Women in Central America and Mexico are fleeing their countries in rising numbers to escape a surge in deadly, unchecked gang violence, fuelling a looming refugee crisis in the Americas that demands urgent and concerted action by the States of the region, the United Nations refugee agency is warning. 30-Oct-2015
UN official pleads for access to Yemeni New York, Oct 30 (IBNS): The World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday pleaded for the "safe and immediate access" to Taiz, where food aid last reached the besieged city in southern Yemen five weeks ago, warning that "if this situation continues the damage from hunger will be irreversible." 30-Oct-2015
Health and safety of women and children New York, Oct 30 (IBNS): Disaster response specialists, including from the United Nations and other organizations, gathered in Suva, Fiji this week for the annual Pacific Humanitarian Partnership meeting, where the focus has been on high rates of preventable mortality and morbidity among women and children in the disaster-prone region. 30-Oct-2015
Worsening weather off coast of Lesvos le New York, Oct 30 (IBNS): At least 15 people have died and some 38 others are missing in five incidents involving smuggler boats carrying hundreds of refugees and migrants by sea between Turkey and the Greek islands, according to the United Nations refugee agency. 30-Oct-2015
Human rights must be at the heart of his New York, Oct 30 (IBNS): A United Nations independent expert on Thursday called on all those in positions of authority in Myanmar to ensure that respect for the human rights of all must be at the core of the historic elections due to take place in 10 days' time. 30-Oct-2015
UN official urges support for people in New York, Oct 30 (IBNS): Warning of worsening violence and humanitarian crises across areas of East and Central Africa, the Head of Operations for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), John Ging, on Thursday called for additional support to "people and communities who have faced years of crisis in Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia." 30-Oct-2015
UNESCO kicks off conference against dopi New York, Oct 30 (IBNS): The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) hosted the fifth session of the International Convention against Doping in Sport at its headquarters in Paris on Thursday, with the theme of educating young sportspersons about the danger of using prohibited substances. 30-Oct-2015
Very significant number of Eritreans joi New York, Oct 30 (IBNS): "A very significant number" of Eritreans are fleeing a country "that is not in a situation of conflict or unrest" to seek a life free from fear, the head of a UN-appointed commission of inquiry on human rights in the east African nation told the UN General Assembly on Thursday. 30-Oct-2015
ISIS orders the closure of women's clini Damascus, Oct 29 (IBNS) The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Thursday ordered the closure of all women clinic in the Raqqa to stop male gynecologist from treating female patients. 29-Oct-2015
UN agencies warn of deteriorating food s New York, Oct 29 (IBNS): Leading food agencies of the United Nations warned that 46 per cent of the population from eight regions of Madagascar, comprising of 1.9 million people are food insecure, including 450,000 people who face chronic food insecurity. 29-Oct-2015
General Assembly elects 18 members to UN New York, Oct 29 (IBNS): The General Assembly on Wednesday elected 18 States to serve on the United Nations Human Rights Council for three-year terms beginning on 1 January 2016. 29-Oct-2015
UN rights chief urges to end violence be New York, Oct 29 (IBNS): At a special meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights stressed that Israeli-Palestinian violence will draw "closer to a catastrophe" if not stopped immediately, while President Mahmoud Abbas called for creation of a "special protection" regime for the Palestinian people, amid roiling tensions in the region. 29-Oct-2015
Eleven firms agree to promote inclusion New York, Oct 29 (IBNS): Eleven major international companies on Wednesday agreed to promote and include persons with disabilities throughout their operations worldwide in a move the International Labour Organization (ILO) hailed as "not only just a good moral cause" but also "good for business." 29-Oct-2015
Amid situation in Darfur, UN peacekeepin New York, Oct 29 (IBNS): Warning of an "unpredictable" political and security situation in Darfur, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council on Wednesday that a comprehensive resolution of the Darfur conflict, which would allow for the return of over 2.6 million displaced persons, required first and foremost a political settlement between the Government and the armed movements. 29-Oct-2015
Tuberculosis deaths nearly halved since New York, Oct 29 (IBNS): The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Wednesday that the fight against tuberculosis (TB) is paying off, with this year’s death rate nearly half of what it was in 1990, but 1.5 million still people died from the disease last year, with more than half occurring in China, India, Indonesia, Nigeria and Pakistan. 29-Oct-2015
Minorities face discrimination at every New York, Oct 29 (IBNS): In criminal justice processes worldwide, minorities face discrimination ranging from excessive and sometimes lethal use of force, torture by police, to longer periods of stay in pre-trial detention, discrimination during judicial procedures and biases influencing sentencing, according to the UN human rights expert on minority issues. 29-Oct-2015
'Terrorism is on the march' Ban tells gl New York, Oct 29 (IBNS): Despite the world's best efforts, "terrorism is on the march" and the violent ideas that fuel it are spreading, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Wednesday, telling delegations gathered for a global dialogue in Madrid that a unified, multi-dimensional and rights-based response is required to wipe out the scourge. 29-Oct-2015
Two-thirds of world's population is infe New York, Oct 29 (IBNS): More than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 are infected with herpes simplex virus type 1, which in most cases causes "cold sores" around the mouth, according to the first global estimates of the infection by the World Health Organization (WHO). 29-Oct-2015
Security Council urges Burundian parties New York, Oct 29 (IBNS): Renewing its call for all stakeholder Burundian stakeholders to engage in dialogue “and to spare their country and its people further suffering,” the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday voiced its deep concerns about the growing insecurity, the continued rise in violence, and the persisting political impasse there. 29-Oct-2015
Social protection systems should be incl New York, Oct 29 (IBNS): States should make their social protection systems more inclusive for persons with disabilities, rather than pursuing models that often lock them into a cycle of dependence and poverty, a UN expert on the rights of persons with disabilities has said. 29-Oct-2015
DPR Korea: UN rights expert regrets unch New York, Oct 29 (IBNS): The international community was strongly urged on Wednesday by a UN rights expert to maintain effective and meaningful efforts to address the continued dire human rights situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). 29-Oct-2015
Ethiopia experiencing worst drought in 3 New York, Oct 28 (IBNS): Ethiopia is experiencing its worst drought in 30 years according to the United Nations, with levels of acute need across all humanitarian sectors having already exceeded levels seen in the Horn of Africa drought of 2011, and which are projected to become far more severe in 2016. 28-Oct-2015
UNESCO appeals for safeguarding world's New York, Oct 28 (IBNS): Against the backdrop of a large share of the world’s audiovisual heritage already lost forever, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Tuesday warned that only 10 to 15 years are left to transfer remaining audiovisual recordings to digital media before they too vanish. 28-Oct-2015
Syrians living tragedy and despair barel New York, Oct 28 (IBNS): The most senior United Nations humanitarian official on Tuesday stressed that the failure of parties to the conflict in Syria to uphold the basic tenets of international law has propelled the Syrian people to levels of tragedy and despair which could barely have been imagined five years ago. 28-Oct-2015
UN report reveals urgent need for system New York, Oct 28 (IBNS): While youth violence is not a simple problem with easy solutions, a new report launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) underscores that prevention programmes can improve a broad range of health, education and social outcomes – and lead to potentially substantial economic savings. 28-Oct-2015
Despite raging conflict, scores of refug New York, Oct 28 (IBNS): The ongoing conflict and the widening humanitarian crisis in Yemen has not deterred nearly 70,000 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants to reach the country by sea causing the Yemini population to 'bear the brunt,' said the United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday. 28-Oct-2015
Cholera spreading in Iraq, suspected cas New York, Oct 28 (IBNS): The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Tuesday that it would start vaccine treatments for cholera beginning this weekend to prevent further outbreaks in Iraq, where the disease has now been confirmed in 15 out of 18 governorates, while the agency also reported a suspected case was also found in northern Syria. 28-Oct-2015
Yemen: Ban calls to halt operations afte New York, Oct 28 (IBNS):United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday condemned airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition that hit the Hayadeen Medical Hospital in the Sa'dah governorate, which is run by Médecins Sans Frontières with support from the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO). 28-Oct-2015
Nauru: OHCHR raises concerns about sexua New York, Oct 28 (IBNS): Underscoring the "fragile mental and physical condition" of 'Abyan' (the pseudonym for a Somalian refugee), who was allegedly raped in Nauru in July and was returned by Australia, the United Nations human rights office on Tuesday called upon both countries to urgently provide decent mental and physical care for her, including provisions to terminate her pregnancy, if she desires. 28-Oct-2015
Burundi: Ban welcomes African Union deci New York, Oct 28 (IBNS): In a phone call on Tuesday, United Nations Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, discussed the situation in Burundi, with Ban welcoming recent decision by the AU Peace and Security Council on addressing the country's political impasse. 28-Oct-2015
Côte d’Ivoire: Ban welcomes completio New York, Oct 28 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday welcomed the successful completion of voting in the first round of presidential elections in Côte d'Ivoire, which took place on Sunday. 28-Oct-2015
UN chief welcomes Israel's commitment to New York, Oct 27 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday welcomed the statement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterating Israel's commitment to uphold the status quo at the Haram al Sharif/Temple Mount in Jerusalem. 27-Oct-2015
Yemen: UN envoy says negotiations only w New York, Oct 27 (IBNS): Stressing that a political solution is key to resolving the "terrible cocktail" of crises in Yemen, the United Nations Special Envoy for the country on Monday announced that preparations have begun for talks between the conflict parties. 27-Oct-2015
UN report links processed meats to cance New York, Oct 27 (IBNS):The cancer research arm of the World Health Organization (WHO) has determined that the consumption of processed meats like hotdogs, ham, sausages and meat-based sauces causes colorectal cancer, while eating red meat like beef, pork and lamb is "probably carcinogenic to humans." 27-Oct-2015
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