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Burkina Faso: Ban calls on all parties t New York, Nov 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS): With presidential and legislative elections under way in Burkina Faso, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday called on all national stakeholders to uphold their commitments throughout the process and urged them to ensure the polls are conducted peacefully. 30-Nov-2015
COP21: On eve of UN climate conference, New York, Nov 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS): On the eve of the opening in Paris of the United Nations climate change conference, widely known as COP21, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging all countries and all sectors of society to act now to reach a new universal climate agreement. 30-Nov-2015
Adolescent deaths from AIDS have tripled New York, Nov 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The number of adolescent deaths from AIDS has tripled over the last 15 years with 26 new infections occurring every hour, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) announced on Friday and warned that "it is critical that young people who are HIV-positive have access to treatment, care and support." 28-Nov-2015
Indigenous people need support to reinfo New York, Nov 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Building resilience “is deeply rooted in [the] lifestyles and social solidarity” of the more than 400 million indigenous people – from the Samis of northern Europe, Berbers in Morocco to Vanuatu communities in the Pacific – who are feeling the adverse effects of climate change even they contribute little to its causes, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 28-Nov-2015
Ban appoints experienced Australian nati New York, Nov 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday announced the appointment of Australia's Robert Glasser as Assistant Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). 28-Nov-2015
Situation of children in South Sudan is New York, Nov 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The situation of children in war-torn South Sudan has worsened since the beginning of the year, with sustained recruitment, primarily of boys but also girls, by armed forces and groups amid severe malnutrition and flight, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Friday. 28-Nov-2015
UN agencies weigh in on climate change i New York, Nov 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): In the weeks leading up to the United Nations climate change conference (COP21), which begins in Paris on Monday and aims to reach a new universal climate agreement, many of the Organization’s agencies and programmes announced their latest climate-related findings, bringing to light new data, major concerns, and underlining existing and potential opportunities to preserve the planet. 28-Nov-2015
Venezuela: UN official calls for more sa New York, Nov 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, on Friday called on Venezuelan authorities to ensure that political opponents, human rights defenders and others facing threats in relation to their work are adequately protected. 28-Nov-2015
Sudan: Ban condemns deadly attack in Aby New York, Nov 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the attacks on Friday night by unknown assailants on the residence of the Ngok Dinka Paramount Chief in Abyei town, during which one Ethiopian peacekeeper from the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and a young girl were killed. 28-Nov-2015
Greece: UN agency outlines roadmap for t New York, Nov 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The head of the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO), after meeting with Greek Government officials and labour representatives, has reaffirmed the agency’s support to the country’s economic revival and efforts to curb unemployment. 28-Nov-2015
Ban takes call for action on climate cha New York, Nov 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon took his call for urgent action on climate change to the Heads of Government of the 53-nation, 2.2-billion-people-strong Commonwealth on Friday, declaring that the stars seemed aligned for at last making major progress on the issue. 28-Nov-2015
Rashid Khalikov, UN official from Russia New York, Nov 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday named Rashid Khalikov, a veteran United Nations humanitarian official from Russia, as Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Partnerships with the Middle East and Central Asia. 28-Nov-2015
Ban appoints UN officials as Chef de Cab New York, Nov 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday announced the appointment of Edmond Mulet of Guatemala as his Chef de Cabinet, and Patrick Carey of Ireland as his Deputy Chef de Cabinet ad interim. 28-Nov-2015
West Africa cannot recover from Ebola ep New York, Nov 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Following the flare-up of Ebola in Liberia 77 days after the outbreak was declared over, the region's top coordinator of the United Nations response to the epidemic said the three West African countries most affected by the deadly disease cannot recover from its ravages on their own. 28-Nov-2015
2 suspects arrested in Mali hotel terror Bamako, Nov 27 (IBNS) Mali police on Friday arrested two suspects on possible link with the recent terror attack at a hotel in the country's capital city killing about 22 people, according to reports. 27-Nov-2015
Surge in climate change-related disaster New York, Nov 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Droughts, floods, storms and other disasters triggered by climate change have risen in frequency and severity over the last three decades, increasing the damage caused to the agricultural sectors of many developing countries and putting them at risk of growing food insecurity, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned onThursday in a new report. 27-Nov-2015
UN expert on DPR Korea warned 'nothing c New York, Nov 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A United Nations expert on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday warned that nothing has changed in the country since the UN Commission of Inquiry on DPRK presented its landmark report to the Human Rights Council two years ago. 27-Nov-2015
Child brides in Africa could more than d New York, Nov 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Nearly half of the world's child brides in 2050 will be African, if current trends persist, due to the continent's rapid population growth and lagging social reforms, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned, calling for sharper focus on reaching the poorest and most marginalized girls with quality education and a host of other protective services. 27-Nov-2015
UN nuclear watchdog's work impacting liv New York, Nov 27 (Just Eath News/IBNS): The head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Thursday delivered an opening statement at the meeting of its Board of Governors by addressing issues of technical cooperation, nuclear applications, nuclear energy, safety and security, and nuclear verification. 27-Nov-2015
Nairobi: Pope Francis calls for strong c New York, Nov 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Pope Francis on Thursday called on world leaders to seal a strong agreement at the upcoming UN climate change conference (COP21), stating that transforming current development models is a "political and economic obligation", as he visited the headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi, Kenya. 27-Nov-2015
UN agencies release guidelines for count New York, Nov 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Some 30 years to the day after the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) first launched its International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides, the agency is calling on countries to make sure that national regulatory frameworks governing the management of pesticides are kept up to date. 26-Nov-2015
Retail company provides $10 million for New York, Nov 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Tokyo-based Fast Retailing Company Limited, which owns the UNIQLO clothing chain has partnered with the United Nation refugee agency to announce a new agreement to support refugees worldwide, including provision of $10 million in funds and distribution of winter wear for new arrivals in Europe and expanding its internship programme in Japan and abroad. 26-Nov-2015
UN weather agency delivers 'bad news' fo New York, Nov 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): In the last major report before world leaders meet in Paris to draft measures to counter global warming, the United Nations weather agency on Wednesday delivered "bad news for the planet," warning that 2015 is likely to be the warmest year on record, breaching the symbolic and significant milestone of 1 degree Celsius above the pre-industrial era. 26-Nov-2015
UN guidelines seek to make genetic diver New York, Nov 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): With the United Nations climate change conference in Paris just days away, the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) has issued new voluntary guidelines to assist countries in better managing and sustainably using genetic resources while addressing climate change. 26-Nov-2015
Burundi: UN rights chief deplores suspen New York, Nov 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The top United Nations human rights official on Wednesday deplored the Burundian authorities' suspension of 10 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including several working on peace and human rights issues, warning against a relapse into "full-fledged civil war." 26-Nov-2015
Ban tells world why he cares 'so deeply' New York, Nov 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Reminding the world that the sooner action is taken to tackle climate change, the greater the benefits for all, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday said that for the nearly nine years, he has been at the head of the Organization, he has travelled the world to the front-lines of climate change, and spoken repeatedly with world leaders, business people and citizens about the need for an urgent global response. 26-Nov-2015
Africa’s Sahel region can become hotbe New York, Nov 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Without international aid to improve education and jobs, the Sahel region of sub-Saharan Africa will become fertile ground for recruiting terrorists among its tens of millions of disadvantaged people, the top United Nations official for the region warned the Security Council on Wednesday. 26-Nov-2015
Ukraine: UN humanitarian agencies step u New York, Nov 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations agencies are stepping up aid deliveries to non-Government-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine where more than 100,000 people, cut off from assistance for months, are now facing added hardship with the approach of the bitter east European winter. 26-Nov-2015
Tunisia: UN condemns deadly attack on bu New York, Nov 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council this evening condemned the attack on Tuesday in Tunis against a bus carrying Presidential Guards, which resulted in many deaths and injuries. 25-Nov-2015
Children will bear the brunt of climate New York, Nov 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS): More than half a billion children live in areas with extremely high flood occurrence and 160 million in high drought severity zones, leaving them highly exposed to the impacts of climate change, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report released ahead of the 21st United Nations climate change conference, known as COP21. 25-Nov-2015
UN: More than 21 million people in Yemen New York, Nov 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Some 21.2 million people in Yemen – or 82 per cent of the population – require some kind of assistance to meet their basic needs, according to a recently-published overview of the country’s humanitarian needs for the next year carried out by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). 25-Nov-2015
UNAIDS: Millions receiving HIV treatment New York, Nov 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Citing "extraordinary" progress in HIV prevention and response in the last 15 years, a new United Nations report found that many countries are adopting the Fast-Track Strategy developed by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), which allows more people to receive timely treatment for HIV, in an effort to end AIDS by 2030, as part of the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals. 25-Nov-2015
European border restrictions on refugees New York, Nov 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Balkan States on Wednesday that border restrictions based on a refugee’s or migrant’s nationality infringed human rights, with the United Nations refugee agency reporting that 1,000 people are already stranded, 60 of them on hunger strike and 11 reportedly stitching up their mouths in protest. 25-Nov-2015
Ban concerned over downing of Russian pl New York, Nov 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is seriously concerned over the downing of a Russian military jet by the Turkish Air Force earlier on Tuesday, and has urged all relevant parties to take urgent measures with a view to de-escalating tensions, according to his spokesperson. 25-Nov-2015
'Orange the World' campaign kicks off ef New York, Nov 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS): From parades to soccer matches, school debates, and the lighting up of hundreds of iconic monuments, starting on Wednesday a United Nations call to "Orange the World" will galvanize global action calling for an end to violence against women and girls, which according to the UN’s agency for gender equality (UN Women) affects one in three worldwide. 25-Nov-2015
Central Yemeni city of Taiz under virtua New York, Nov 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The situation in the central Yemeni city of Taiz has worsened amid intensified fighting since September, with 200,000 civilians living under virtual siege, in dire need drinking water, food, medical treatment, and other life-saving aid, the top United Nations relief official said on Tuesday. 25-Nov-2015
World Bank unveils $16 billion business New York, Nov 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Noting the significant impact climatic activities have on African people and countries, the World Bank Group announced on Tuesday a new plan outlining actions required to increase climate resilience and low-carbon development in an effort to maintain the continent’s current and protect future growth and poverty reduction goals. 25-Nov-2015
Egypt: Ban condemns latest terrorist att New York, Nov 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Condemning Tuesday’s terrorist attack in the Egyptian city of al-Arish,Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for an overall approach to preventing and countering terrorism, with full respect for human rights and refugee law. 25-Nov-2015
Mali: UN civilian staffer killed in atta New York, Nov 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A civilian staff member of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali was killed on Tuesday in an explosive device attack on a convoy, but the world Organization will not be deterred from its efforts to bring peace to the West African, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. 25-Nov-2015
Putin calls downing of Russian warplane Moscow, Nov 24 (IBNS): Russian President Vlaadimir Putin on Tuesday called the shooting down of a warplane from Russia by Turkey as a "stab in the back", media reports said. 24-Nov-2015
Turkish jets shot down Russian warplane Ankara, Nov 24 (IBNS): Turkey on Tuesday said a warplane believed to be a Russian type SU-24 has been shot down on Tuesday for violating Turkey's airspace, media reports said. 24-Nov-2015
UN report finds 90 per cent of disasters New York, Nov 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A new report issued on Monday by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) shows that over the last 20 years, 90 per cent of major disasters have been caused by 6,457 recorded floods, storms, heatwaves, droughts and other weather-related events. 24-Nov-2015
UN agency partners with IKEA to raise fu New York, Nov 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Amid the deepening global refugee crisis, the IKEA Foundation will restart its ‘brighter lives for refugees’ campaign between November 29 and December 19 in 40 countries, through which the Foundation will donate €1 to the United Nations refugee agency for every light-emitting diode (LED) product sold in all the big-box retailer’s stores and online. 24-Nov-2015
Nigeria must halt evictions threatening New York, Nov 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A United Nations human rights expert on Monday called on the Nigerian Government to immediately end unlawful large-scale evictions that are threatening tens of thousands of people with homelessness even as the rainy season rages on, voicing alarm at the violence sometimes used by police. 24-Nov-2015
Armed robbery of UN-partner compound in New York, Nov 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The top United Nations relief official in South Sudan on Monday strongly condemned the armed robbery in Juba of the compound of a UN-partner organization called Nile Hope. 24-Nov-2015
Cambodia: Political crackdown reaching a New York, Nov 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Expressing deep concern about the breakdown in the dialogue between Cambodia's main political parties, a United Nations expert on Monday warned that any intensification of the current events could bring the country to a “dangerous tipping points,” especially regrading the human rights of the Cambodian people. 24-Nov-2015
Mali: UN Police help Mali Government pro New York, Nov 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations police are providing Mali with support and technical expertise in the investigation of Friday’s deadly terrorist attack on the Radisson hotel in Bamako, the West African country’s capital. 24-Nov-2015
Floods damaged supply routes, infrastruc New York, Nov 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The floods caused by recent heavy rainfalls in South Central Somalia have led to an interruption of humanitarian aid delivery, an escalation of local commodity prices, and an epidemic in water-borne diseases, the United Nations relief wing has warned in the latest situation update on the country. 24-Nov-2015
Ban appoints veteran British political a New York, Nov 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday announced the appointment of Michael Keating of the United Kingdom as his new Special Representative for Somalia and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). 24-Nov-2015
Malaysia: Ban calls for stronger coopera New York, Nov 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Amid 'grave global threats' looming large, the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon on Sunday called for stronger partnerships between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the UN to achieve sustainable development, tackle climate change and eradicate violation of human rights. 23-Nov-2015
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