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Fiji: humanitarian work ‘far from over New York, Apr 21 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Marking two months since Tropical Cyclone Winston hit Fiji, the United Nations senior humanitarian official in the South Pacific has said that “work is far from over” and that there are significant needs for continued relief efforts. 21-Apr-2016
‘Bold and decisive’ action needed fo New York, Apr 21 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations and African countries are working as one to support the continent’s people in realizing their hopes and aspirations for peace and development, which will require “bold and decisive” action, Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said on Wednesday at a special event on the continent’s future. 21-Apr-2016
UN refugee agency says up to 500 lives New York, Apr 21 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations refugee agency said on Wednesday that as many as 500 people may have lost their lives this past week when an overcrowded boat carrying refugees and migrants sank in the Mediterranean Sea at an unknown location between Libya and Italy. 21-Apr-2016
Ban hails rule of law as ‘foundation o New York, Apr 21 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The collective jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has made an “enormous contribution” to international law, benefiting both nations and citizens around the world, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday marking the 70th anniversary of the main judicial organ of the United Nations. 21-Apr-2016
UN health agency launches global strateg New York, Apr 21 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations health agency on Wednesday launched a new global strategy for a world free of leprosy, calling for stronger commitments and accelerated efforts to stop disease transmission and end associated discrimination and stigma. 21-Apr-2016
Egypt: Ban calls for fair trial standard New York, Apr 21 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced he is closely following the judicial proceedings in Egypt against a number of civil society organizations and human rights defenders. 21-Apr-2016
FEATURE: As UN ‘World Court’ turns New York, Apr 21 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Having ruled on such diverse issues as plunder of natural resources in Africa to border disputes in South America and whale hunting in the Pacific, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) – the main judicial organ of the United Nations – turns 70 on Wednesday and UN Radio has talked with long-time registrar Philippe Couvreur about the evolution of the tribunal’s vital work. 21-Apr-2016
Ban strongly condemns violent demonstra New York, Apr 21 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the violent demonstrations that took place on Monday 18 April, in Kidal, in the north of Mali, which, according to preliminary information, left two protesters dead and several others injured. 21-Apr-2016
Narendra Modi's wax statue ready New Delhi, Apr 20 (IBNS) The wax statue of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which has been prepared by the artists of popular Madame Tussauds Museums, is ready. 20-Apr-2016
Prince George appears on postage stamp f London, Apr 20 (IBNS) As Queen Elizabeth II is gearing up to celebrate her 90th birthday on Thursday, a new picture of the British royal family has been released, showcasing all the four generations, which will be used by the Royal Mail on its special stamps. 20-Apr-2016
NATO-Russia Council meeting today Brussels, Apr 20 (IBNS) The NATO-Russia Council will be meeting on Wednesday for the first time since June 2014, an official release said. 20-Apr-2016
INTERVIEW: Even as some ‘guns go silen New York, Apr 20 (Just Earth News/IBNS): With a cessation of hostilities largely holding in Syria, the situation is “encouraging,” but areas under siege remain particularly vulnerable, according to a senior United Nations humanitarian official. 20-Apr-2016
Deadly quakes in Japan and Ecuador spot New York, Apr 20 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The Head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) said on Tuesday that the deaths in Ecuador and the dozens of victims in Japan spotlighted a basic fact about earthquakes; that buildings, and not the shake itself, claim most lives. 20-Apr-2016
‘Yemeni people deserve no less,’ say New York, Apr 20 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged all parties to the peace process in Yemen to “engage in good faith” with his envoy, so that talks can start without further delay. 20-Apr-2016
‘Yemeni people deserve no less,’ say New York, Apr 20 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged all parties to the peace process in Yemen to “engage in good faith” with his envoy, so that talks can start without further delay. 20-Apr-2016
Mali: UN mission renews call for calm af New York, Apr 20 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations mission in Mali renewed its call for calm as well as its commitment to the implementation of the peace process following a demonstration yesterday morning in the Kidal region in the north of the country, in which two demonstrators were killed and four others were wounded. 20-Apr-2016
Somalia: UN envoy welcomes progress in p New York, Apr 20 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The Security Council heard on Tuesday from the top United Nations official in Somalia that political progress is being made in the country, but that much remains to be done in a short period, including completing the electoral process for 2016 and boosting support to the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM). 20-Apr-2016
World drug problem: UN adopts new framew New York, Apr 20 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The United Nations on Tuesday adopted a new framework putting people at the centre of global policies on drug control, which the head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says can help promote the “urgent, united and concerted action we need.” 20-Apr-2016
South Sudan: UN refugee agency warns of New York, Apr 20 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday expressed extreme concern over a combination of new fighting in previously peaceful areas, food insecurity and severe humanitarian funding shortages, which continue to cause a worsening of the situation in South Sudan for many civilians. 20-Apr-2016
UN agency welcomes Jordan’s measures t New York, Apr 20 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday welcomed a series of recent measures by the Government of Jordan that could help up to 78,000 Syrians to able to work legally in Jordan in the short term and thousands more in the coming years. 20-Apr-2016
Ecuador: UN food convoy heads to quake- New York, Apr 20 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The United Nations food relief agency has sent a convoy to assist some 8,000 people severely affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the coast of Ecuador, leaving more than 400 people dead and thousands more in desperate need of humanitarian aid. 20-Apr-2016
UN rights chief welcomes release of 83 p New York, Apr 20 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations rights chief on Tuesday welcomed the release of a second wave of 83 prisoners on Myanmar's New Year last Sunday, by Presidential amnesty. 20-Apr-2016
NATO Secretary General to visit Turkey New York, Apr 19 (IBNS) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, will travel to the Republic of Turkey on Apr 20 and Apr 21. 19-Apr-2016
UN envoy announces delay in Yemen peace New York, Apr 19 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The United Nations envoy for Yemen has announced that the start of the Yemeni-Yemeni peace negotiations set to begin on Monday in Kuwait has been postponed. 19-Apr-2016
Syria: UN envoy to 'take stock' of peace New York, Apr 19 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Following reports that the opposition delegation had announced a pause in the intra-Syrian talks under way at United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, the UN envoy mediating a resolution to the crisis said on Monday that he plans on continuing discussions with all sides and take stock of the situation on Friday. 19-Apr-2016
Addressing sexual violence central to M New York, Apr 19 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Concluding her first visit to Mali, a United Nations envoy has stressed the need to make the issue of sexual violence in conflict a central consideration of the ongoing peace process in the African country. 19-Apr-2016
Central Africa Republic: UN condemns kil New York, Apr 19 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the killing of a Moroccan peacekeeper from the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) yesterday in the town of Rafai in Mbomou prefecture. 19-Apr-2016
FEATURE: Ahead of Paris Agreement signin New York, Apr 19 (Just Earth News/IBNS): As Fiji and Governments of more than 100 other United Nations Member States are preparing this week for the historic signing of the Paris Agreement, back in Fiji, residents of the South Pacific country are clearing debris and trying to recover from one of the region’s fiercest storm. 19-Apr-2016
Colombia: UN office expands alternative New York, Apr 19 (Just Earth News/IBNS): As part of an initiative providing assistance to family farms that depended on illicit crops for income, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has announced that hundreds of personnel and visitors can now purchase alternative development products on the premises of its central office in Bogota, Colombia. 19-Apr-2016
Torture and illegal detention on the ris New York, Apr 19 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations human rights chief on Monday warned of a “sharp increase in the use of torture and ill-treatment in Burundi” and voiced concerns about worrying reports of the existence of illegal detention facilities, both in Bujumbura and in the countryside. 19-Apr-2016
Two-state solution in Middle East ‘tra New York, Apr 19 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Monday that a two-state solution, which envisages peaceful co-existence of Palestine and Israel, seems more distant than it has for many decades, citing the ongoing violence, Israel’s settlement activity and demolitions of Palestinian homes, and the absence of Palestinian unity. 19-Apr-2016
UN urges ‘tangible actions’ from wor New York, Apr 19 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Hailing 2015 as a year of “crucial milestones” for development, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday said world leaders must now meet the agreed financing targets to ensure implementation of the numerous landmark agreements on eradicating poverty, building resilient societies and addressing climate change in order to put the world on a sustainable development path. 19-Apr-2016
UN food relief agency to assist one mill New York, Apr 19 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced on Monday it will launch an emergency operation in Haiti to assist one million people devastated by three years of prolonged drought exacerbated by the El Niño weather phenomenon. 19-Apr-2016
FEATURE:UN Envoy in Haiti discusses upco New York, Apr 19 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Sandra Honoré is the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti and head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the country (MINUSTAH). A post she has held since 15 July 2013. 19-Apr-2016
Following earthquake in Japan, UN stands New York, Apr 19 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations stands ready to provide assistance to Japan following powerful earthquakes that struck Kumamoto province last Thursday and Saturday, killing over 40 people and displacing some 110,000 from their homes. 19-Apr-2016
UN supporting authorities in Ecuador fol New York, Apr 19 (Just Earth News/IBNS): While the Government of Ecuador is leading the response to continue helping people and communities affected by Saturday’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake, the United Nations announced it has deployed relief teams to provide additional support. 19-Apr-2016
NATO Deputy Secretary General to meet De New York, Apr 18 (IBNS) NATO Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow will meet with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko on Tuesday, officials said. 18-Apr-2016
General Jens Stoltenberg to attend Fore New York, Apr 18 (IBNS) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will attend the Foreign Affairs Council on Apr 19 in Luxembourg. 18-Apr-2016
China's fighter jet makes first public l Beijing, Apr 18 (IBNS) A Chinese military aircraft has for the first time publicly landed at a new airport on an island China has built in the disputed South China Sea, state media said on Monday. 18-Apr-2016
Ecuador earthquake toll rises to 246 Quito, Ecuador, Apr 18 (IBNS): As a strong earthquake rocked western Ecuador on Saturday, the death toll has touched 246, reports said on Monday. 18-Apr-2016
Gambia: Ban calls for release of detaine New York, Apr 18 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Concerned about the apparent use of excessive force on peaceful demonstrators in Gambia after at least three people died in State custody, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday called on authorities to immediately and unconditionally release all those arrested during Thursday's protest. 18-Apr-2016
77 dead after 7.8 magnitude earthquake h Quito, Ecuador, Apr 17 (IBNS): The death toll in the powerful earthquake that hit western Ecuador on Saturday rose to 77, media reports said. 17-Apr-2016
7.8 magnitude quake hits Ecuador, kills Quito, Ecuador, Apr 17 (IBNS): At least 41 people have been killed as a powerful earthquake hit western Ecuador on Saturday, media reports said. 17-Apr-2016
In Washington, Ban urges multilateral ac New York, Apr 17 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Addressing the global challenge of forced displacement and fostering greater investment in infrastructure were the main topics of discussion on Saturday as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke to leaders in Washington, D.C., at the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group. 17-Apr-2016
Civilians in embattled Yarmouk facing ' New York, Apr 17 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Up to 10,000 civilians in Yarmouk camp in Damascus, Syria, have gone without food and water for more than a week due to ongoing fighting, on Saturday warned the United Nations relief agency charged with the well-being of Palestinian refugees across the Middle East. 17-Apr-2016
Yemen at ‘critical crossroads,’ Secu New York, Apr 16 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Yemen is now at a critical crossroads, the United Nations Security Council heard on Friday from the UN special envoy for the country, with one path leading to peace while the other can only worsen the security and humanitarian situation. 16-Apr-2016
‘Refugees have a right to asylum – n New York, Apr 16 (Just Earth News/IBNS): As the world faces the biggest refugee and displacement crisis of our time, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday reiterated a call to leaders across Europe and throughout the world to show greater solidarity as they strive to combat the deeper roots of conflict and continue to work towards securing human rights for all. 16-Apr-2016
The next UN Secretary-General: Assembly New York, Apr 16 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Three days of informal briefings came to an end yesterday, after nine candidates for the position of the next United Nations Secretary-General answered all together some 800 questions from the UN membership and the public on how, if selected, they would lead the world body. 16-Apr-2016
Central African Republic passes 'critica New York, Apr 16 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Expectations are high for the Central African Republic's new Government to restore durable peace and improve people's living conditions, the United Nations peacekeeping chief said on Friday, stressing that the first hundred days will be decisive. 16-Apr-2016
Zika: UN health agency launches database New York, Apr 16 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have launched a new Zika Research Projects List, a database that lists and categorizes all scientific studies on the Zika virus worldwide. 16-Apr-2016
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