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Kenya: Six-storey building collapses in Nairobi, Apr 30 (IBNS) As rain created havoc in the country, a six-storey building collapsed in Kenya's capital Nairobi on Friday, media reports said. 30-Apr-2016
In Geneva, Ban welcomes first-ever Olym New York, Apr 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS): During a visit to Geneva on Friday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the first-ever Olympic refugee team to compete in the international event, and received the Olympic Cup Award on behalf of the UN. 30-Apr-2016
El Salvador: UN expert calls on Governm New York, Apr 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A United Nations human rights expert on Friday called on the Government of El Salvador to develop and implement a wide range of initiatives to protect the victims of contemporary forms of slavery, such as forced labour and domestic servitude. 30-Apr-2016
In recorded vote, Security Council appro New York, Apr 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The Security Council on Friday, by recorded vote, adopted a resolution extending for one year the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), emphasizing “the urgent need for the mission to return to full functionality.” 30-Apr-2016
‘We have come too far to go back,’ New York, Apr 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has marked the Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare with a call for reflection on the “terrible toll” of chemical weapons and for taking stock of efforts to chart a course to a world free from the menace of such weapons. 30-Apr-2016
Ethiopia: UN agency calls for urgent fu New York, Apr 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS): With just six weeks left before the start of the main cropping season in Ethiopia, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) called on Friday for urgent funding to help farmers sow their fields and prevent drought-hit areas of the country from falling deeper into hunger and food insecurity. 30-Apr-2016
Mozambique: UN reports ‘worrying’ in New York, Apr 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations human rights office said on Friday it has received “worrying information” about ongoing armed clashes in Mozambique between national security forces and members of Renamo, the former rebel group which became the main opposition party at the end of the 16-year civil war in 1992. 30-Apr-2016
In Malawi, people with albinism face ‘ New York, Apr 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A United Nations human rights expert on Friday warned that the atrocities faced by persons with albinism in Malawi render them “an endangered people group facing a risk of systemic extinction over time if nothing is done.” 30-Apr-2016
'Monstrous disregard' for civilians, say New York, Apr 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations human rights chief on Friday said that the latest reports of civilian deaths and injuries in Syria, including bombings of marketplaces and medical facilities, reveal a “monstrous disregard for civilian lives by all parties to the conflict,” calling for urgent action by all relevant actors to resolve to help the people of Syria. 30-Apr-2016
Ban welcomes appointment of transitional New York, Apr 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the appointment by South Sudan President Salva Kiir of the ministers of the Transitional Government of National Unity, urging the parties to complete the establishment of all transition institutions. 30-Apr-2016
Syria: Airstrike destroys MSF-supported Aleppo, Apr 29 (IBNS) The bombing of the MSF-supported Al Quds hospital in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Wednesday night has killed at least 14 people, including at least two doctors, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said on Friday. 29-Apr-2016
Norway helicopter crash: 11 bodies found Turoy, Apr 29 (IBNS): At least 11 people were killed as a helicopter crashed off the western coast of Norway on Friday, media reports said. 29-Apr-2016
Norway: Helicopter crashes with 13 onboa Turøy, Apr 29 (IBNS): A helicopter, which was carrying 13 people, crashed off the western coast of Norway on Friday, media reports said. 29-Apr-2016
The Mall of Africa: South Africa gets it Midrand, Johannesburg, Apr 29 (IBNS) Thousands of South Africans flocked to The Mall of Africa on Thursday, the newly opened mall in South Africa, reports said. 29-Apr-2016
Sydney: One dead in shootout outside sho Sydney, Apr 29 (IBNS) A man was reported dead and two others injured in a shootout which took place outside a shopping mall in south-west Sydney on Friday morning, according to reports. 29-Apr-2016
Ukraine: Security Council meets on situa New York, Apr 29 (Just Earth News/IBNS): As the conflict in the eastern part of Ukraine enters its third year, the United Nations Security Council on Thursday met with both a sense of urgency and hope, as described by a senior UN political official. 29-Apr-2016
Secretary-General appoints 12 new member New York, Apr 29 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Director-General Irina Bokova of the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) appointed 12 new members to the governing UN University (UNU) Council. 29-Apr-2016
Security Council approves final extensi New York, Apr 29 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations Security Council on Thursday renewed the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire for a final period, extending it until the end of June next year, and also decided to terminate all arms, travel and financial sanctions against the country, with immediate effect. 29-Apr-2016
Syria: human toll and suffering are 'sic New York, Apr 29 (Just Earth News/IBNS): With hundreds of thousands of civilians killed, millions of people displaced and countless families torn apart, the UN relief chief on Thursday described the human toll and suffering in Syria as “sickening,” and said the global community should be “ashamed” that this is happening on its watch. 29-Apr-2016
South Sudan: UN strongly condemns attack New York, Apr 29 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations has strongly condemned an attack that took place on 25 April against the compound of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Bentiu, where a rocket-propelled grenade landed inside the perimeter of the compound and partly damaged one of the containers located in the humanitarian hub. 29-Apr-2016
Digital cards improve food assistance to New York, Apr 29 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Thousands of displaced Iraqi families and Syrian refugees across Iraq now have better and flexible access to food, thanks to an innovative digital cash card launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). 29-Apr-2016
In address to Austrian Parliament, Ban u New York, Apr 29 (Just Earth News/IBNS): From its leadership on major United Nations bodies to its peacekeepers in the field, development aid and defence of human rights, Austria is a very important, vital member of the world community, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said during an address to the Parliament of Austria earlier on Thursday in Geneva. 29-Apr-2016
‘Girls in ICT Day’ highlights need t New York, Apr 29 (Just Earth News/IBNS): On Girls in ICT Day– marked annually on the fourth Thursday in April – the United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is highlighting the need to promote technology career opportunities for girls and women in the world’s fastest growing sector. 29-Apr-2016
PODCAST: Hunting a war criminal from the New York, Apr 29 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Two policemen working for the United Nations in the 1990s who were tasked with tracking down alleged war criminals from the former Yugoslavia have been talking about the “horror stories” they heard from the families of victim. 29-Apr-2016
With Syrian truce ‘barely alive,’ UN New York, Apr 29 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations envoy mediating a resolution to the crisis in Syria warned that the latest round of talks was overshadowed by a substantial deterioration of the cessation of hostilities, and called on the leaders of the Russian Federation and United States to help salvage the “barely alive” pact. 29-Apr-2016
Workplace stress ‘a collective challen New York, Apr 29 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Marking World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the United Nations’ International Labour Organization (ILO) on Thursday outlined the findings of its latest research on the impact of stress in the workplace. 29-Apr-2016
Boosting productivity key to economic gr New York, Apr 29 (Just Earth News/IBNS): As nations begin implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the next phase of Asia-Pacific economic growth should be driven by broad-based productivity gains and further rebalancing towards domestic and regional demand, the United Nations said on Thurssday in a new survey. 29-Apr-2016
Al Jazeera Media Network's Baghdad burea Baghdad, Apr 28 (IBNS) Iraqi government has shut down the bureau of Al Jazeera Media Network in Baghdad. 28-Apr-2016
N. Korea fails in its attempt to launch Seoul, Apr 28 (IBNS): North Korea on Thursday failed in its attempt to launch an intermediate-range ballistic on Thursday, South Korea media reports said. 28-Apr-2016
UN rights chief condemns spate of assass New York, Apr 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations human rights chief on Wednesday condemned the increasing number of attacks against high-level officials in Burundi and called for proper investigations to be carried out. 28-Apr-2016
On anniversary of UN-backed treaty banni New York, Apr 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Marking the 20th anniversary of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday that instead of a celebration, the occasion is a call to action on the work that remains to be done to end nuclear testing and continue on an environmentally sustainable path. 28-Apr-2016
Access and aid needed in Yemen, says UN New York, Apr 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Following a three-day mission to Yemen’s north-western Sa’ada Governorate, the top UN relief official in the country urged Yemeni parties to remain committed to the cessation of hostilities and allow unhindered humanitarian access, while he called on the international community to increase the level of support. 28-Apr-2016
BAKU: UN Global Forum ends with renewed New York, Apr 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A global conference convened by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) concluded on Wednesday, with delegations, who gathered in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, making a renewed commitment to creating inclusive societies. 28-Apr-2016
Water scarcity in DPR Korea causes first New York, Apr 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The total food production in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) decreased by nine per cent in 2015, marking the first drop since 2010 due to drought and low irrigation water availability, the latest report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) showed on Wednesday. 28-Apr-2016
Ban welcomes ‘change in strategy and m New York, Apr 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Deeply concerned by the high human cost and suffering caused by armed conflicts, and recognizing the significant number of simultaneous security and humanitarian crises that the world currently faces, the United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council on Wednesday concurrently adopted resolutions on the Organization’s peacebuilding architecture, providing renewed momentum for the focus within the UN system on ‘sustaining peace.’ 28-Apr-2016
UN agency smartphone app now raising fu New York, Apr 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): ShareTheMeal, the award-winning smartphone app developed by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), is switching its fundraising efforts to support Syrian refugee children in Lebanon. 28-Apr-2016
Libya: UN envoy ‘deeply concerned’ New York, Apr 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The most senior United Nations official in Libya on Wednesday said he is deeply concerned by recent incursions by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) into Libya’s oil crescent region and by attacks carried on oil fields. 28-Apr-2016
Ecuador: quake damage to schools impact New York, Apr 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): More than 280 schools have been damaged by the earthquake that hit Ecuador on 16 April, leaving up to 120,000 children temporarily without education, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said. 28-Apr-2016
UNESCO team assesses damages to Syria's New York, Apr 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has completed a visit to the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria as part of a technical rapid assessment mission to take preliminary stock of destruction at the World Heritage site. 28-Apr-2016
BAKU: at UN forum, Arab entrepreneur tou New York, Apr 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): “In a virtual world, everyone can be a world-saving hero,” an Arab entrepreneur from Israel told the UN News Centre in Baku, underscoring the potential of online games to bridge the divide between young adults in conflict zones and foster inclusive society. 28-Apr-2016
BAKU: German community integration proje New York, Apr 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A project platform and network that makes social engagement and neighbourhood work accessible to Berlin's large non-German speaking population – winner of an intercultural innovation award at a United Nations forum in Baku on Tuesday – was sparked by one woman's own migrant experience and the rise of xenophobia in Europe. 27-Apr-2016
In Vienna, Ban to discuss how UN can de New York, Apr 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS): While on a visit to the capital of Austria, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be leading discussions on how the UN system can work together in unity so that it can deliver on the expectations of the international community. 27-Apr-2016
Security Council extends mandate of UN M New York, Apr 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday extended until 31 July the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), determining that the situation in the country constitutes a threat to international peace and security. 27-Apr-2016
On World Intellectual Property Day, UN New York, Apr 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The way in which creative works are produced, distributed and enjoyed around the world has been reimagined as a consequence of digital technology, the head of the United Nations World Intellectual Property organization (WIPO) said on Tuesday. 27-Apr-2016
‘Worst case scenarios’ could become New York, Apr 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS): With 60 million people across the world affected by droughts, floods and other extreme weather events triggered by El Niño, the top United Nations relief official on Tuesday called on the international community to act now to address urgent humanitarian needs and support building communities’ resilience to future shocks. 27-Apr-2016
Riek Machar’s arrival in Juba should New York, Apr 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The arrival in Juba of First Vice-President-designate Riek Machar should open a new chapter for South Sudan and allow “the real transition to begin,” the United Nations peacekeeping chief said on Tuesday, stressing that the security situation in the country, however, remains precarious amid a worsening humanitarian and human rights situation. 27-Apr-2016
Chernobyl: with disaster’s effects st New York, Apr 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Marking 30 years since the Chernobyl nuclear accident, senior United Nations officials on Tuesday underlined the need to take stock of the lessons learned from the disaster and the many problems that still linger, while renewing their commitment to a safer future. 27-Apr-2016
South Sudan: Ban welcomes swearing in of New York, Apr 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the return of Riek Machar to Juba and his swearing in as the First Vice-President of South Sudan, calling it a “new phase” in the implementation of the peace agreement. 27-Apr-2016
Fastest population shift in history mea New York, Apr 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS): If Asia-Pacific countries do not start planning for demographic changes, they will miss out on a unique opportunity to boost growth and investments for the future, risking a surge in youth frustration and exacerbating instability, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) underlined on Tuesday in its latest Regional Human Development Report. 27-Apr-2016
UN rights office deplores death sentence New York, Apr 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The United Nations human rights office on Tuesday deplored the confirmation of the death sentence for apostasy against a Mauritanian blogger, Mohammad Ould M’Kaitir, by the appellate court on 21 April. 27-Apr-2016
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