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UN peacekeepers help provide security as New York, Dec 31 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations peacekeepers were out in force at polling stations throughout the Central African Republic (CAR) on Wednesday as the country voted in presidential and legislative elections, a major step on the path to stability after two years of conflict between Muslims and Christians. 31-Dec-2015
Refugees and migrants braving seas to fl New York, Dec 31 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Refugees and migrants fleeing to Europe by sea this year have passed one million, according to figures just released by the UN refugee agency, many on perilous trips aboard inadequate vessels run by people smugglers, with at least 3,735 more believed drowned. 31-Dec-2015
Burkina Faso's new government an achieve New York, Dec 31 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The inauguration of Burkina Faso's new president marks a significant development for the whole sub-Saharan Sahel region on the path away from tension and disputed elections, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said, also commending the opposition for their prompt acceptance of the election results. 31-Dec-2015
Iraq: Ban congratulates PM al-Abadi on r New York, Dec 31 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday called Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to congratulate him on the success of the Iraqi security forces in fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), calling the liberation of the city of Ramadi an important victory. 31-Dec-2015
Sustainable Development Goals to kick in New York, Dec 31 (Just Earth News/IBNS): As 2015 comes to an end, and with it the 15-year cycle of the anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the United Nations officially will usher in – on 1 January 2016 – an even more ambitious set of goals to banish a whole host of social ills by 2030. 31-Dec-2015
UN declares end to Ebola in Guinea; all New York, Dec 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations health agency on Tuesday declared the end of Ebola virus transmission in Guinea, where the epidemic began two years ago before spreading to neighbouring Liberia and Sierra Leone and, ultimately by land and air travel to seven other countries, killing over 11,300 people. 30-Dec-2015
Ban takes to radio waves of Central Afri New York, Dec 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon took to the radio waves of the Central African Republic (CAR) to appeal to voters for a massive turn-out in Wednesday's presidential poll, a major step in efforts to stabilize the country amid conflict between Muslims and Christians. 30-Dec-2015
Unusual weather worldwide calls for urge New York, Dec 30 (Just Earth news/IBNS): Extreme tornadoes in the United States over Christmas, abnormal snowfalls in Mexico, and heavy flooding in South America and the United Kingdom show that governments must take more preventive action to reduce human and economic losses from weather-related disasters, a senior United Nations official warned on Tuesday. 30-Dec-2015
People of African descent must be includ New York, Dec 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS): People of African descent, often the poorest and most marginalized in society, are among those set to be most adversely affected by climate change, yet they barely figured in the recent Paris climate summit, a United Nations expert group warned on Tuesday, calling for their full inclusion. 30-Dec-2015
South African special forces commander a New York, Dec 30(Just Earth News/IBNS): A former South African special forces commander with previous United Nations peacekeeping experience has been appointed to lead the troops serving with the world body’s mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), it was announced on Tuesday. 30-Dec-2015
UN delivers medicine for 1.2 million peo New York, Dec 29 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations health agency has delivered more than 100 tonnes of medicines and supplies for 1.2 million people in strife-torn Yemen's central Taiz governorate, where over 3 million people, almost 400,000 of them internally displaced, are in dire need of humanitarian aid. 29-Dec-2015
Uganda: UN official urges consensual sol New York, Dec 29 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A top United Nations official on Monday called on all actors in Burundi to find a consensual solution to the crisis facing their country, which has been facing an upsurge in violence that has prompted fears of a relapse into the decades of civil war that killed tens of thousands of people. 29-Dec-2015
Ban welcomes agreement between Japan and New York, Dec 29 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Welcoming Monday's agreement between Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) on the issues related to "comfort women," United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the two countries to look to the future in their relationships while still recognizing history. 29-Dec-2015
Syria: UN and partners aid evacuation of New York, Dec 29 (Just Earth News/IBNS): More than 460 people, including the seriously injured and their family members, were evacuated from four towns under siege in Syria on Monday with the help of the United Nations and its Red Cross and Red Crescent partners following a local agreement between the fighters on the ground. 29-Dec-2015
China officially adopts 2-child policy Beijing, Dec 28 (IBNS) Putting an end to their long standing one child policy, the Chinese government has officially adopted the two child policy, according to the government run Xinhua News Agency. 28-Dec-2015
UN envoy sets 25 January as target date New York, Dec 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria has set 25 January 2016 as the target date to begin talks between the parties aimed at ending the five-year-old conflict, his spokesperson announced on Sunday. 28-Dec-2015
Harvey now calls 'Merry Easter' on Chris Los Angeles, Dec 26 (IBNS) Making a mistake while announcing the winner of the Miss Universe contest had brought Steve Harvey in the mid of global headlines as TV host and comedian made fun of the embarrassment by wishing his fans "Merry Easter" on Christmas. 26-Dec-2015
Libya marks 64th independence anniversar New York, Dec 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A week after brokering an accord for a national unity government in strife-torn Libya, the top United Nations envoy for the country urged all Libyans to use Friday’s 64th independence anniversary to put their differences behind them and unite behind the new inclusive institutions. 26-Dec-2015
UN refugee agency seeks to protect displ New York, Dec 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): With lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons in forced displacement facing discrimination, prejudice, violence and other hurdles as they seek asylum, the United Nations refugee agency has rolled out the most comprehensive training package of its kind globally to enhance their protection. 26-Dec-2015
Syria: UN condemns archaeological destru New York, Dec 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Friday condemned the destruction of parts of the ancient Syrian city of Bosra in fighting two days ago, alerting the world art market to potential trafficking in artefacts from the World Heritage site. 26-Dec-2015
Central African Republic polls now sched New York, Dec 26 (Just earth News/IBNS):The presidential and legislative elections that had been scheduled to take place this Sunday in the Central African Republic (CAR) will now be held on 30 December 2015, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country reported on Friday. 26-Dec-2015
Nigeria: Several killed in gas plant exp Nnewi , Dec 25 (IBNS): A blast at a gas plant in south-eastern Nigeria has left several people dead, media reports said on Friday. 25-Dec-2015
Central African Republic polls now sched New York, Dec 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The presidential and legislative elections that had been scheduled to take place this Sunday in the Central African Republic (CAR) will now be held on 30 December 2015, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country reported today. 25-Dec-2015
Syria: UN condemns archaeological destru New York, Dec 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Thursday condemned the destruction of parts of the ancient Syrian city of Bosra in fighting two days ago, alerting the world art market to potential trafficking in artefacts from the World Heritage site. 25-Dec-2015
UN refugee agency seeks to protect displ New York, Dec 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS) With lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons in forced displacement facing discrimination, prejudice, violence and other hurdles as they seek asylum, the United Nations refugee agency has rolled out the most comprehensive training package of its kind globally to enhance their protection. 25-Dec-2015
As Libya marks 64th independence anniver New York, Dec 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS) A week after brokering an accord for a national unity government in strife-torn Libya, the top United Nations envoy for the country urged all Libyans to use today’s 64th independence anniversary to put their differences behind them and unite behind the new inclusive institutions. 25-Dec-2015
Hailing political accord, Security Counc New York, Dec 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS) Welcoming the newly signed United Nations-brokered accord for a national unity government in Libya, the Security Council on Wednesday urged the parties to implement its terwithin the 30-day time limit, and called on the world community to provide all necessary aid to defeat terrorist groups. 24-Dec-2015
New appointments announced for UN missio New York, Dec 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday appointed Mahamat Saleh Annadif of Chad as the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali, and Christopher Coleman of the United States as the deputy head of the world body’s mission in Kosovo. 24-Dec-2015
Yemen: Security Council deeply concerned New York, Dec 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The Security Council on Wednesday expressed "deep concern" over the number of violations of Yemen’s cessation of hostilities agreement and urged all parties to adhere to the accord and exercise maximum restraint following the adjournment of peace talks until January 2016. 24-Dec-2015
Burundi should allow in investigators, s New York, Dec 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, has called on the Government of Burundi to allow an independent team to investigate "seriously" whether external elements are involved in alleged atrocities in the central African nation, saying "it is key that impunity no longer prevails in Burundi." 24-Dec-2015
World Tsunami Awareness Day welcome boos New York, Dec 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS)The head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction on Wednesday welcomed the resolution adopted by the General Assembly recognizing 5 November as World Tsunami Awareness Day. 24-Dec-2015
UN Year in Review 2015 looks back at 'pi New York, Dec 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS)The year 2015, in which the United Nations celebrated its 70th anniversary, was "pivotal" – in the words of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon – marked by major achievements, including the adoption of a long-term global sustainable development agenda and crowned by the UN climate conference which committed every nation on Earth to do its part in combatting global warming. 24-Dec-2015
Conditions of Syrian refugees in Lebanon New York, Dec 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS) Some 70 per cent of the over 1 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon now live below the Lebanese extreme poverty line, a big rise over 2014, and food insecurity is mounting, the United Nations reported on Wednesday , calling for greater access to the domestic labour market to mitigate the crisis. 24-Dec-2015
Central African Republic: ICC Prosecutor New York, Dec 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS) As the Central African Republic (CAR) prepares for general elections, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said on Wednesday that her Office will record any instance of violence and that anyone committing atrocity crimes will be held accountable. 24-Dec-2015
Cambodia: UN agency urges dialogue to re New York, Dec 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) on Wednesday called on Cambodian workers, trade unions, Government and employers to engage in dialogue to resolve a confrontation in the Special Economic Zones in Bavet City and enable a return to work. 24-Dec-2015
Ban extends condolences to people, Gover New York, Dec 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesdayextended his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of the devastating landslide in Shenzhen and expressed his solidarity with the people and Government of China. 23-Dec-2015
As UN tribunal on Rwandan genocide wraps New York, Dec 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS) Adopting a new resolution today, the Security Council welcomed the completion of judicial work of the United Nations tribunal set up in the wake of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, following delivery of the court’s last judgment on 14 December and its impending closure, set for 31 December 2015. 23-Dec-2015
With parties 'deeply divided over path t New York, Dec 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The Security Council must act now to end the fighting in Yemen or face the irreversible Balkanization of the country, creating safe havens for terrorists and potentially shattering regional stability, the United Nations human rights chief warned on Tuesday. 23-Dec-2015
Security Council approves six-month exte New York, Dec 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The Security Council on Tuesdayextended the mandate of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) for six months, until 30 June 2016, underscoring the need for the Force to have at its disposal all necessary means to carry out its mandate safely and securely, “including technology and equipment to enhance its observation of the area of separation and the ceasefire line, and to improve force protection, as appropriate. 23-Dec-2015
Libya's dire humanitarian situation requ New York, Dec 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS) World Food Programme (WFP) trucks have begun distributing 1,300 tons of food to Libyans in dire need of assistance, but with nine days left in the year, the United Nations aid plan for more than 2.4 million people for 2016 has received zero funding, the top UN humanitarian official in the strife-torn country said on Tuesday. 23-Dec-2015
Ban, concerned over political uncertaint New York, Dec 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his concern on Tuesdayover growing political uncertainty in Haiti and urged the two candidates in the presidential run-off there to help the electoral process move forward while preserving the country’s democratic gains. 23-Dec-2015
Syria: Security Council demands immediat New York, Dec 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS) In its first resolution on Syria since granting the United Nations an enhanced role in seeking to end the five-year-long war, the Security Council on Tuesdaydemanded that all parties, particularly the Syrian authorities, immediately open routes across conflict lines and borders to let in vital humanitarian aid. 23-Dec-2015
Refugees and migrants fleeing to Europe New York, Dec 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The number of refugees and migrants fleeing to Europe in 2015 has topped an unprecedented one million – at least 3,600 died or went missing in the crossings – the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) reported today, calling for much more to be done to receive and aid those uprooted by persecution, conflict and poverty. 23-Dec-2015
Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgency forces o New York, Dec 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS) Violence and attacks against civilian populations in northeastern Nigeria and its neighbouring countries have forced “a staggering” one million children out of school in a conflict that has dealt “a huge blow for education in the region,” the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Tuesday. 23-Dec-2015
Malaysia gets its first Sharia compliant Kuala Lumpur, Dec 22 (IBNS) Malaysia's Rayani Air who started operations on Sunday, has become the first Sharia compliant airline in the country. 22-Dec-2015
Amid dire humanitarian situation, some 2 New York, Dec 22 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The situation in Yemen has substantially deteriorated since the conflict broke out in early 2015, with a nine per cent increase in the internally displaced persons (IDPs), which have reached 2.5 million, according to a recent United Nations-backed report on the issue. 22-Dec-2015
Syria: Senior UN officials paint grim pi New York, Dec 22 (Just Earth News/IBNS)Hospitals, markets and bakeries have been hit, scores of civilians are killed and injured almost daily, and doctors themselves have become targets in escalating fighting and airstrikes in Syria, reportedly by the Government and its allies, a senior United Nations relief official reported on Monday, voicing outrage. 22-Dec-2015
Lebanon: Ban condemns rocket fire toward New York, Dec 22 (Just Earth News/IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced great concern on Monday over yesterday's firing of rockets from South Lebanon towards Israel, calling it "a serious violation" of the ceasefire, noted Israel's retaliatory mortar attack, and urged maximum restraint. 22-Dec-2015
Hungary urged to halt campaign portrayin New York, Dec 22 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The United Nations refugee agency, together with two European partners, urged Hungary on Monday to refrain from policies and practices that promote intolerance, fear and fuel xenophobia against refugees and migrants, including a campaign running through Christmas and into the New Year. 22-Dec-2015
Syrian journalist's murder denounced by New York, Dec 22 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The United Nations agency responsible for defending the freedom of the media on Monday denounced the murder of a Syrian journalist from an organization reporting on human rights abuses in the area of the country controlled by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). 22-Dec-2015
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