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NATO warns Russia over alleged violation New York, Jan 31 (IBNS): Asking to take all necessary measures to ensure no more violations occur, NATO on Saturday warned Russia after Turkey summoned the Russian ambassador over the claimed violation of its airspace. 31-Jan-2016
In Addis Ababa, Ban urges leaders to bui New York, Jan 31 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Hailing vital commitments the African Union (AU) has made on human rights and women's rights, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday encouraged the continent's leaders to move on from setting standards to what he called “the three I's” – Implementation, Institution-building and Investment in real change – and set a shining example for the wider world. 31-Jan-2016
UN chief 'alarmed' by Hamas leadership's New York, Jan 31 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Alarmed by recent statements from the Hamas leadership in Gaza about the group's intention to continue building tunnels and firing rockets at Israel, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday said such remarks and actions do "serious disservice" to the enclave's long-suffering people and put at risk the international community's humanitarian and development efforts. 31-Jan-2016
Security Council condemns terrorist atta New York, Jan 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the terrorist attack at a mosque in the Ehsaa region of Saudi Arabia on Thursday, which left many people dead and wounded. 30-Jan-2016
Syria: UN relief agencies amplify calls New York, Jan 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS): With United Nations-mediated talks on ending the five-year crisis in Syria getting under way today as scheduled, UN relief agencies and their partners are reiterating their appeal for unhindered access by relief workers to more than four million desperate people spread across 18 besieged areas in the war-torn country. 30-Jan-2016
Security Council urges Haitian parties t New York, Jan 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Expressing strong concern regarding the indefinite postponement of the final round of elections in Haiti – scheduled for 27 December but postponed, for the second time, to January 24 – the United Nations Security Council on Friday reiterated its condemnation of any attempt to destabilize the electoral process, and urged all parties and political actors to refrain from violence. 30-Jan-2016
African Union: Ban discusses Burundi, So New York, Jan 30 (Just Eath News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday, in an address to the African Union Peace and Security Council, spotlighted three topics high on the regional body's agenda – counter-terrorism, and the ongoing crises in both South Sudan and Burundi – all of which require urgent attention at the continental-level and from the wider international community. 30-Jan-2016
Paris Agreement 'decisive turning point' New York, Jan 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Less than two months after 196 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) adopted the Paris Agreement, the global community is already seeing signs of it being a decisive turning point, according to a senior UN official dealing with climate issues. 30-Jan-2016
Los Angeles bound flight returns to Heat London, Jan 29 (IBNS) A Los Angeles bound American Airlines Boeing 777 returned back to the Heathrow Airport just a couple of hours after it took off, owing to several passengers mysteriously falling ill, according to reports. 29-Jan-2016
Disneyland Paris: Man carrying two guns Paris, Jan 29 (IBNS) A 28-year-old man carrying two guns at an entrance to a Disneyland Paris hotel was arrested on Friday, according to reports. 29-Jan-2016
More than half Yemen's population face h New York, Jan 29 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Some 14.4 million Yemenis, more than half of the population of Yemen, are food insecure, an increase of 12 per cent in just the last eight months, as ongoing conflict and import restrictions reduce availability and send prices soaring, the United Nations agricultural agency warned on Thursday. 29-Jan-2016
WHO convenes emergency meeting to addres New York, Jan 29 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday called an emergency meeting for Monday on the "dramatic" rise in Zika virus infection – strongly suspected of causing birth malformations – warning that its "explosive" spread could eventually infect up to four million people before it is brought under control. 29-Jan-2016
Libya: UN envoy condemns abduction of pa New York, Jan 29 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The most senior United Nations official in Libya on Friday strongly condemned the abduction of a member of the House of Representatives, just days after a significant step forward in the quest to end the country's political divisions and armed conflict. 29-Jan-2016
UN envoy says Somalia's success depends New York, Jan 29 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The Security Council heard on Thursday from the top United Nations official in Somalia that success in the country this year will depend upon managing threats, notably those posed by the terrorist groups Al-Shabaab, while announcing a "breakthrough" political achievement. 29-Jan-2016
Livestock biodiversity must be preserved New York, Jan 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The genetic diversity of livestock can play a vital role in feeding the world in the face of hotter weather and the other effects of climate change, yet many valuable breeds continue to be at risk, the United Nations agricultural agency warned on Wednesday, calling for stronger global efforts to safeguard the existing gene pool. 28-Jan-2016
Global investors must play full role in New York, Jan 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): More than 500 global investors gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York on Wednesday to mobilize the trillions of dollars needed to move the world onto the path of clean energy, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon challenging them to, at a minimum, double clean energy investments to $660 billion by 2020. 28-Jan-2016
Security Council renews sanctions for Ce New York, Jan 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Stressing the urgent need to end impunity in the Central African Republic (CAR) and bring to justice those who violate humanitarian law, the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday renewed its sanctions against individuals or groups implicated in the country's ongoing sectarian tensions. 28-Jan-2016
Besieged Syrians believe the world has f New York, Jan 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): With United Nations-backed political talks on Syria set to begin later this week, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, on Wednesday urged the entire international community to get behind the process, which seeks to ease the suffering for millions of desperate people and end "one of the most savage and brutal conflicts of the 21st century." 28-Jan-2016
Darfur: UN expresses grave concern over New York, Jan 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations on Wednesday expressed grave concern over the impact of the ongoing hostilities in Darfur on thousands of civilians who have been forced to flee their homes amid the conflict that began two weeks ago. 28-Jan-2016
Education key to preventing genocides, s New York, Jan 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): As the global community gathered to commemorate the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi extermination camp 71 years ago, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stressed that the most effective way to stand up for human rights, fight xenophobia and prevent new genocides is by educating new generations about the horrors of the Holocaust. 28-Jan-2016
Science and technology can help save liv New York, Jan 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The first-ever United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) gathering of scientists to discuss disaster risk management kicked off on Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland, seeking to map out a scientific and technological approach to the issue while addressing the importance of partnership. 28-Jan-2016
Eritrea: UN deputy relief chief urges su New York, Jan 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Kyung-wha Kang, wrapped up a three-day visit to Eritrea on Tuesday, where she urged broader support for the Government’s efforts to meet basic needs and build resilience of the country’s most vulnerable communities. 28-Jan-2016
Palestinians losing hope under 'stifling New York, Jan 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Amid ongoing violence in the Middle East, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reiterated on Wednesday that he can understand why Palestinians are losing hope in the face of nearly 50 years of Israeli occupation, a statement that has provoked criticism that he was "giving terror a tailwind." 28-Jan-2016
India and Armenia Sign Protocol amending New Delhi, Jan 27 (IBNS) A Protocol to amend the existing Double Taxation Avoidance Convention was signed by the Government of India and the Government of Armenia here on Wednesday, a government release said. 27-Jan-2016
I will destroy ISIS: Donald Trump Washington, Jan 27 (IBNS) US Presidential candidate Donald Trump has vowed to destroy militant group ISIS. 27-Jan-2016
Failure in Syria not humanitarian but po New York, Jan 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Senior United Nations relief officials working on the front lines of the conflict in Syria stressed on Tuesdaythat only a political solution will end the five-year war, insisting that humanitarians have been doing all that they can to assist millions of desperate people who have lost nearly everything and are "now beginning to lose hope that the world cares." 27-Jan-2016
Team of experts delayed from entering Bu New York, Jan 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reported on Tuesdaythat a team of independent experts mandated to probe violations and abuses in Burundi has not been able to enter the country. 27-Jan-2016
UN chief delivers impassioned plea to Is New York, Jan 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Condemning Palestinian attacks against Israeli civilians, highlighting growing Palestinian frustration at a half century of occupation, and calling on Israel to change its settlement and other policies, United Nations Secretary-General on Tuesdayurged both sides to seize the “historic challenge” of compromise to secure a two-state solution. 27-Jan-2016
As food emergency intensifies in drought New York, Jan 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Despite the well-coordinated response already under way to offset the impacts of an El Niño-induced drought in Ethiopia, the United Nations humanitarian wing has warned that the scale of the developing emergency exceeds resources and that more funding is urgently needed to ensure food distribution and child protection amid ongoing malnutrition and water shortages. 27-Jan-2016
Senior UN official points to science as New York, Jan 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS): On the eve of the first-ever gathering of scientists to discuss disaster risk management, the head of the United Nations office tasked with synergizing disaster reduction activities emphasized on Tuesdaythe importance of government leaders and decision makers’ attention to the role of science in lowering the exposure to extreme disaster events and promoting sustainable development. 27-Jan-2016
UNICEF launches $2.8 billion humanitaria New York, Jan 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesdayannounced the launch of a $2.8 billion appeal to reach 43 million children in humanitarian emergencies worldwide, with for the first time ever the largest portion of the appeal – 25 per cent – going towards their education. 27-Jan-2016
As refugee and migrant flood into Europe New York, Jan 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS): With no let-up in the flood of people pouring into Europe as they flee conflict in the Middle East and elsewhere, the United Nations refugee agency and its partners are appealing to donors for $550 million to support the ongoing humanitarian response for 2016. 27-Jan-2016
Sexual harassment suit: Yoga guru fined Los Angeles, Jan 26 (IBNS) Bikram Choudhury has been directed by a Los Angeles jury to pay about $924,500 to a lawyer who has alleged that the Yoga teacher had sexually harassed her while she used to work for him. 26-Jan-2016
At least 25 killed in suicide attack in Yaounde, Jan 26 (IBNS) At least 25 people were killed and another 62 injured in a suicide attack on Monday in the northern part of Cameroon. 26-Jan-2016
UN Security Council approves mission to New York, Jan 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The Security Council on Monday moved to set up a United Nations political mission in Colombia, approving a team of international observers to monitor disarmament should the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) reach a final agreement to end Latin America’s longest armed conflict. 26-Jan-2016
Delayed intra-Syrian talks, brokered by New York, Jan 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Intra-Syrian talks that were scheduled to begin in Geneva on Monday under United Nations sponsorship will now start on Friday, with the first priority being a broad ceasefire, humanitarian aid, and halting the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). 26-Jan-2016
In breakthrough, UN agency delivers supp New York, Jan 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has managed to send food supplies inside areas under siege in the central Yemeni city of Taiz where residents have been suffering in dire conditions with very little food. 26-Jan-2016
As deadline slips in South Sudan, UN chi New York, Jan 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): With South Sudan’s parties missing last week’s deadline to set up the Transitional Government of National Unity amid deadlock over establishing 28 states, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called on the war-torn country’s African partners to save the peace process. 26-Jan-2016
Amid military confrontation in Darfur, ' New York, Jan 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Against the backdrop of renewed military confrontation, the political process to resolve the conflict in Darfur through dialogue remains fragmented with limited progress, the United Nations peacekeeping chief on Monday informed the UN Security Council. 26-Jan-2016
With Mali at turning point, commitment t New York, Jan 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Wrapping up visit to Mal, the United Nations Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, Toby Lanzer, said that he had seen both progress and challenges on security and access to basic services for crisis-affected communities, while underscoring the importance of full commitment – from national authorities and the international community – to move the country forward. 26-Jan-2016
Confronting bitter winter, UN agency ste New York, Jan 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): With food security expected to worsen in conflict-affected areas of eastern Ukraine during the cold winter months, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced on Monday that it would extend its emergency operation to help feed more than 260,000 people until the end of June. 26-Jan-2016
UN agency and partners seek $500 million New York, Jan 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and its partners on Monday called on donor nations for more than half-a-billion dollars this year to help hundreds of thousands of people forced to flee conflicts in Nigeria and the Central African Republic (CAR), and for the host communities providing them with shelter and other basic services. 26-Jan-2016
Europol unveils European Counter Terrori The Hague, Jan 25(Just Earth News/IBNS) The Europol has unveiled its European Counter Terrorism Centre on Monday. 25-Jan-2016
New figures show twice as many Muslim so London, Jan 25 (IBNS) More than twice as many Muslim soldiers supported Allied forces in World War One than was previously thought, according to new research into the Islamic contribution to the conflict. 25-Jan-2016
IS releases video on Paris attackers New York, Jan 25 (IBNS): Militant group Islamic State on Sunday released a video purporting to show nine terrorists who were involved in the attack on French city Paris in November. 25-Jan-2016
WHO urges vigilance in South-East Asia a New York, Jan 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations health agency cautioned South-East Asia States on Monday to remain vigilant against the continuing risks of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS CoV) after Thailand confirmed the sometimes fatal disease in a traveller, its second case in seven months. 25-Jan-2016
Syrian army seizes rebel stronghold Beirut, Jan 24 (IBNS): The Syrian regime forces on Sunday overran the Lattakia province in Syria, reports said. 24-Jan-2016
Technological advances challenge individ Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, Jan 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS): As the world surges into the Fourth Industrial Revolution- a new age of interactive technologies, artificial intelligence and automation-a key challenge for individuals will be to understand and retain their very essence, their humanity, leading scientists and thought leaders on society and law said in the closing panel session of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2016. 24-Jan-2016
Redefine future by using technology to c Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, Jan 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS): CEOs have to turn away from short-term thinking and narrow concern for shareholders and instead take bold steps to improve workers’ conditions, promote diversity and take a wider stakeholder perspective. That was the consensus among business, labour and academic leaders in a session on the last day of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2016 that focused on the challenges posed by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the wave of rapid advances across technologies that are changing all aspects of life and work. 24-Jan-2016
World Economic Forum announces new board Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, Jan 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The Board of Trustees of the World Economic Forum has elected Jim Yong Kim, President, The World Bank, Washington DC; and Marc R. Benioff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Salesforce, USA, as its new members. 24-Jan-2016
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