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Mali: UNICEF condemns withdrawal of chi New York, Apr 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS):In the wake of the violent protests on 18 and 19 April in Kidal, northern Mali, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is warning that the events disrupted children’s education in the region and endangered their safety. 27-Apr-2016
UN rights office urges Mexico to consid New York, Apr 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday urged the Government of Mexico to take into serious consideration the recommendations made recently by a group of independent experts regarding the case of the enforced disappearance in Iguala of 43 students and the killing of six others in 2014. 27-Apr-2016
BAKU: violent extremism 'affront' to UN New York, Apr 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The head of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), a body mandated to promote harmony among nations, on Tuesday emphasized the need to counter narratives of hatred and mistrust in order to prevent violent extremism. 27-Apr-2016
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau condemns kill Toronto, Apr 26 (IBNS): Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has condemned the killing of a national by Abu Sayyaf militants in the Philippines and called the act as a 'cold-blooded murder'. 26-Apr-2016
Haiti: UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ a New York, Apr 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Deeply concerned that the agreed upon date for holding elections in Haiti was not met over the weekend and that no alternate electoral calendar was announced, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday reiterated his strong support for the completion, “without delay,” of the 2015 polls. 26-Apr-2016
Yemen: Security Council calls for partie New York, Apr 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations Security Council on Monday called on all parties involved in the intra-Yemeni peace talks to develop a road map for the implementation of interim security measures as they work towards a comprehensive agreement that will bring a permanent end to the political crisis in the country. 26-Apr-2016
Security Council urges stronger regiona New York, Apr 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations officials on Monday reiterated a call for a comprehensive regional framework to eradicate piracy and armed robbery at sea in the Gulf of Guinea, with the Security Council stressing the importance of addressing underlying causes and strengthening justice systems and judicial cooperation in the region. 26-Apr-2016
BAKU: UN officials call on business lead New York, Apr 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): At a United Nations Forum under way in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, senior UN officials on Monday stressed the important role the private sector plays in creating inclusive communities, underscoring that companies cannot operate successfully in societies that fail. 26-Apr-2016
UN chief condemns murder of Burundian Ge New York, Apr 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the assassination of Brigadier General Athanase Kararuza, his wife and daughter on Monday in the crisis-torn country’s capital, Bujumbura. 26-Apr-2016
Legal framework key to realizing right t New York, Apr 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): An overall legislative framework is critical to ensure accessibility and affordability to food in Poland, an independent United Nations human rights expert said on Monday, urging the Government to strengthen the protection of the right to food especially for small farmers. 26-Apr-2016
UN report reveals increasing incidents New York, Apr 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Despite being forbidden by national and international law, according to a new United Nations report, female genital mutilation shows no sign of abating in Guinea – with more infants and very young girls undergoing the excisions than before. 26-Apr-2016
Ecuador: UN agency to scale up emergency New York, Apr 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced on Monday the start of an emergency operation to assist 260,000 vulnerable and food insecure people seriously affected by the earthquake in Ecuador and in desperate need of food and other basic necessities. 26-Apr-2016
Equality and justice ‘not luxuries’ New York, Apr 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Iraq must immediately take concrete steps to plan for “the day after” the defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a senior United Nations human rights official urged on Monday, calling for measures grounded in equality, the rule of law and a vision that has earned the confidence of all the country’s diverse communities. 26-Apr-2016
Somalia: sexual violence must be subject New York, Apr 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A United Nations human rights expert on Monday called on the Government of Somalia to enhance the capacity of the judiciary and police force in handling cases of sexual and gender-based violence, and to prohibit the handling of such cases by traditional clan elders. 26-Apr-2016
On World Malaria Day, UN says world clos New York, Apr 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A year after the World Health Assembly resolved to eliminate malaria from at least 35 countries by 2030, a new World Health Organization (WHO) report released on Monday on World Malaria Day shows that the goal, although ambitious, is achievable. 26-Apr-2016
BAKU: youth stress vision of inclusive s New York, Apr 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Gathering from around the world for a United Nations conference in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, young people of all walks of life, from an Internet technology intern to a dentist, are working to define future narratives to counter potentially compelling discourse of those who seek to divide society. 26-Apr-2016
Brussels: Maelbeek station reopens Brussels, Apr 25 (IBNS): Several days after militant attack had rocked Brussels, Maelbeek station, which was one of the spot that was targeted, reopened on Monday, media reports said. 25-Apr-2016
Yemen: UN envoy says 'significant diff New York, Apr 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The fourth day of the United Nations-brokered peace negotiations among Yemeni parties in Kuwait included extensive discussions on security, political and humanitarian issues in meetings in joint sessions as wells as bilateral sessions with each delegation, the UN envoy for Yemen has said on Sunday. 25-Apr-2016
Security Council strongly condemns firi New York, Apr 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile yesterday by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), reiterating that such activities increase tension in the region and beyond. 25-Apr-2016
DR Congo: UN envoy expresses 'serious co New York, Apr 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The head of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) has expressed serious concern about rising political tensions in some parts of the country. 24-Apr-2016
Security Council deplores maritime trage New York, Apr 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations Security Council has deplored the recent maritime tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea that resulted in up to 500 deaths when an overcrowded boat capsized en route from Libya to Europe, emphasizing the need for better coordination of efforts to deal with the smuggling of migrants. 24-Apr-2016
N. Korea apparently fires ballistic miss Seoul, Apr 23 (IBNS): North Korea on Saturday launched what appeared to be a ballistic missile from a submarine in the East Sea, South Korean officials said. 23-Apr-2016
Syria peace talks to continue ‘as plan New York, Apr 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The UN envoy mediating a resolution to the crisis in Syria on Friday announced that the latest round of peace talks will continue as planned through Wednesday, despite reports that the opposition delegation could suspend its official participation due to the lack of progress on the humanitarian front. 23-Apr-2016
Ban welcomes South Sudan Government’s New York, Apr 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Welcoming the decision of the Government of South Sudan to accept the compromise proposal on the arrangements for the return of First Vice President-designate Riek Machar to the country, United Nations Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon on Friday expressed the hope the deal would enable the swift formation of the transitional unity government. 23-Apr-2016
Yemen stands ‘closer than ever to peac New York, Apr 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The United Nations envoy for Yemen said that on Friday’s sessions of the UN-brokered peace negotiations among Yemeni parties were “positive and promising,” as both sides continue to work towards achieving an agreement on ending the violence and devastation in the country. 23-Apr-2016
Burundi: one year into political crisis, New York, Apr 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS):One year after the crisis in Burundi began, the United Nations refugee agency on Friday said that almost 260,000 people have fled the country, warning that the number could increase by thousands throughout the year – unless a political solution is found and a civil war averted. 23-Apr-2016
Baghdad suicide bombing an act of ‘unp New York, Apr 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The most senior UN official in Iraq has strongly condemned a terrorist suicide bombing that targeted worshippers at a mosque in Radwaniya in southern Baghdad on Friday, killing and injuring many innocent civilians. 23-Apr-2016
Somalia: Security Council ‘gravely co New York, Apr 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Expressing ‘grave concern’ at the fragility of the security situation in Somalia, the United Nations Security Council has called for progress on the constitutional review process in the country, and for the completion of the Federal State formation process to be accelerated. 23-Apr-2016
Ecuador: Government and UN launch emerge New York, Apr 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The Government of Ecuador and the United Nations on Friday launched an urgent $72.7 million appeal to respond to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck coastal provinces of north-west of the country less than a week ago, aiming to kick-start life-saving assistance, protection services and early recovery support to assist approximately 350,000 people over the next three months. 23-Apr-2016
‘On Friday is an historic day,’ say New York, Apr 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS): As 175 world leaders signed the Paris Agreement at United Nations Headquarters on Friday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the next critical step is to ensure that the landmark accord for global action on climate change enters into force as soon as possible. 23-Apr-2016
Thailand: UN human rights chief concerne New York, Apr 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations human rights chief on Friday on expressed growing concern about the military's deepening role in Thailand's civilian administration, as well as tight curbs on dissent, as the country prepares to vote on a final draft Constitution. 23-Apr-2016
Two thirds of unimmunised children live New York, Apr 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Almost two thirds of children who have not been immunized with basic vaccines live in countries that are either partially or entirely affected by conflict, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday, ahead of World Immunization Week. 23-Apr-2016
INTERVIEW: Ahead of Baku Forum, UN offic New York, Apr 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS): As the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) prepares for an upcoming global conference in Baku, Azerbaijan, the head of the UN body has stressed the need to leverage ‘soft power’ to curb the rise of violent extremism and prevent conflict. 23-Apr-2016
‘We are in a race against time,’ sa New York, Apr 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS): With their signatures of the landmark Paris climate accord, “governments made a covenant with the future,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at the end of a United Nations ceremony that saw the largest single-day turn-out for such an event, and which puts the world on a path towards low-carbon growth and a more sustainable future. 23-Apr-2016
Fire in Chinese chemical storage warehou Beijing, Apr 22 (IBNS) A warehouse storing chemical products exploded and caught fire in east China's Jiangsu Province on Friday morning, tweeted China Xinhua News. 22-Apr-2016
As UN concludes session on world drug p New York, Apr 22 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations General Assembly this afternoon was set to conclude a special session on the world drug problem in which Member States reaffirmed their commitment to tackling the pervasive challenges presented by drugs around the globe and promoting a society free of drug abuse for the well-being of all humanity. 22-Apr-2016
‘Make peace your choice’ urges UN en New York, Apr 22 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Following a three-day delay, the United Nations-brokered peace negotiations among Yemeni parties started on Thursday in Kuwait, with the aim of reaching an agreement on a clear way to end the violence and devastation in the country. 22-Apr-2016
UN says Paris Agreement on climate chang New York, Apr 22 (Just Earth News/IBNS): As global leaders prepare to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change on Friday at United Nations Headquarters in New York, the head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction on Thursday called on signatories to go beyond their existing commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions if the world is to avoid catastrophic future weather events. 22-Apr-2016
At UN, Forest Whitaker calls on leaders New York, Apr 22 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Peacebuilding advocate and Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker addressed world leaders on Thursday at the United Nations, asking them to ensure that the benefits of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can touch everyone worldwide. 22-Apr-2016
UN and World Bank chiefs announce membe New York, Apr 22 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim announced on Thursday the appointment of 10 Heads of State and Government, as well as two Special Advisors, to the High-Level Panel on Water. 22-Apr-2016
Immunization ‘game-changers’ should New York, Apr 22 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The UN World Health Organization (WHO) announced that during World Immunization Week 2016, which begins Sunday, it will be highlighting recent gains in immunization coverage, and outlining further steps countries can take to meet global vaccination targets by 2020. 22-Apr-2016
Hundreds evacuated from four besieged a New York, Apr 22 (Just Earth News/IBNS): In what he called “modest but very real” progress on the humanitarian track of the crisis in Syria, the United Nations envoy for the country on Thursday reported that, among other steps, more than 500,000 civilians have been reached during the cessation of hostilities, and yesterday, some 500 people were medically evacuated from several besieged areas. 22-Apr-2016
UN urges action on sustainable developme New York, Apr 22 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The President of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday called on the international community to take action on the new UN sustainable development agenda in order to begin a transformation for the benefit of all people and the planet, or risk failure that will be felt for generations to come. 22-Apr-2016
Libya: UN envoy calls for safe evacuatio New York, Apr 22 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Thursday called on all the warring parties in Benghazi to ensure that civilians are protected, also urging them to allow and facilitate the safe and immediate exit of all civilians who are trapped in areas affected by fighting. 22-Apr-2016
UN guidelines and new technologies boost New York, Apr 22 (Just Earth News/IBNS): International guidelines being developed by a United Nations agency and new technologies are expected to boost efforts to cut down levels of abandoned fish gear, which often continues to carry out the capture process, entangling fish and other marine animals in its nets, a phenomenon known as “ghost fishing.” 22-Apr-2016
Ecuador earthquake: UN relief chief call New York, Apr 22 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The top United Nations relief official wrapped up his two-day mission to Ecuador yesterday, announcing that he is releasing $7 million from the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund to assist people affected by the deadly earthquake that struck on Saturday, while calling for more support to vulnerable communities. 22-Apr-2016
Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 90th birth London, Apr 21 (IBNS) Britain on Thursday is celebrating the 90th birth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II. 21-Apr-2016
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyah Moscow, Apr 21 (IBNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is all set to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin. 21-Apr-2016
Milestone events at UN to kick-start ac New York, Apr 21 (Just Earth News/IBNS): In a watershed moment for international cooperation, global political, business and civil society leaders are headed to New York where they will pledge fast action on the new United Nations sustainable development agenda and the landmark Paris climate agreement, to build on momentum from 2015 to create a better future for people and the planet. 21-Apr-2016
Ecuador: top UN relief official stresses New York, Apr 21 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien said that more than 21,000 people are in need of immediate shelter following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador on Saturday night, while the Government has stepped up recovery efforts in conjunction with several UN agencies. 21-Apr-2016
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