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UN agency and Google collaborate on sate New York, Apr 16 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Google on Friday announced plans to work together to make high-resolution satellite data a common tool in managing the world’s natural resources, ultimately boosting efforts towards the pursuit of sustainable development. 16-Apr-2016
UN report urges rights-based approach to New York, Apr 16 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Ahead of next week’s General Assembly special session on drugs, the United Nations agency leading the world’s HIV/AIDS response has released a new report, which warns that many countries are failing to reduce new HIV infections due to the absence of health- and rights-based approaches, particularly as regards drug use. 16-Apr-2016
Rights experts urge UN to compensate dis New York, Apr 16 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Two United Nations independent experts on Friday called on the world body to hold the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) accountable for leaving Roma families exposed to lead poisoning in camps for those internally displaced in the territory. 16-Apr-2016
UNICEF, World Bank urge greater investme New York, Apr 16 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The heads of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank Group are jointly urging global and national leaders to step up action and investments in nutrition and early childhood development programmes as a critical foundation for equitable development and economic growth. 16-Apr-2016
UN agency boosts efforts to detect and p New York, Apr 16 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Friday it is expanding a partnership to inhibit the ongoing spread of wheat rusts, a group of fungal plant diseases that block the production of the staple grain and other crops, which is raising concern in Central Asia and the Middle East. 16-Apr-2016
Security Council strongly condemns firin New York, Apr 16 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the firing of a ballistic missile earlier on Friday by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and urged the country to refrain from further actions. 16-Apr-2016
NATO Deputy Secretary General to attend NATO Deputy Secretary General to attend GLOBSEC 2016 Global Security Forum 15-Apr-2016
Belgium minister quits Brussels, Apr 15 (IBNS) Belgian transport minister Jacqueline Galant on Friday quit from his post. 15-Apr-2016
World’s largest, fastest vaccine rollo New York, Apr 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Holt In a massive undertaking aimed at stamping out polio once and for all – dubbed ‘the switch’ – a United Nations-backed eradication initiative will next week begin the largest and fastest globally coordinated rollout of a vaccine into routine immunization programmes in history. 15-Apr-2016
In Nigeria's restive northeast, fate of New York, Apr 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The plight of 219 Chibok schoolgirls abducted two years ago is all too common in Nigeria's conflict-affected north-eastern communities, and up to 7,000 women and girls might be living in abduction and sex slavery, senior United Nations officials warned on Thursday. 15-Apr-2016
Iran: UN rights chief calls for end to e New York, Apr 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The United Nations human rights chief on Thursday appealed to Iran to halt executions for drug offences until the new Parliament debates a proposed law that would remove the mandatory death penalty for drug crimes. 15-Apr-2016
‘We need improvement,’ on humanitar New York, Apr 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The day after a new round of intra-Syrian talks began in Geneva, the United Nations envoy mediating a solution to the crisis reported on Thursday on the latest humanitarian assessment, stressing the need for improvement amidst a picture that is frustrating but not “completely negative.” 15-Apr-2016
'Two-state solution in danger,' warns ne New York, Apr 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The viability of a two-state solution, which envisages peaceful co-existence of both Israel and Palestine, is in danger due to the negative trends on the ground, including recent violence, ongoing settlement activity, demolitions, incitement, and the absence of Palestinian unity, a new United Nations report warned on Thursday. 15-Apr-2016
More ‘concrete steps’ needed by nati New York, Apr 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Speaking at an open debate on countering terrorism, United Nations Secretary-General on Thursday called on Member States to take more concrete steps to stop fundraising through the smuggling of oil and gas, the illicit trade of cultural artefacts, kidnapping for ransom and donations from abroad. 15-Apr-2016
UN agency urges parties to ensure rights New York, Apr 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations refugee agency has expressed concern about the welfare of tens of thousands of internally displaced people (IDP) in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) who have been driven out of host sites due to fresh fighting between the Congolese army and rebel forces. 15-Apr-2016
The next UN Secretary-General: last day New York, Apr 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The third and final session of informal briefings to hear the views of three more candidates for the position of the next United Nations Secretary-General is taking place at UN Headquarters in New York on Thursday, focusing on how they would tackle some of the world’s most urgent issues should they be selected to replace current UN chief Ban Ki-moon in January 2017. 15-Apr-2016
Growing inequality among children in hig New York, Apr 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A new United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report presents evidence on the ways inequality is affecting children in high income countries, in areas such areas as education and life satisfaction – with Denmark at the top and Israel and Turkey ranking the lowest overall. 15-Apr-2016
Prince William, Kate commence Bhutan tri Thimpu, Apr 14 (IBNS) Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton reached Bhutan on Thursday as they commenced their two-day visit to the Himalayan nation. 14-Apr-2016
FEATURE: at UN film screening, animal he New York, Apr 14 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A 15-foot giraffe is one of the main characters in Giraffada, a film shown at the United Nations, depicting the struggles of living in a Palestinian town as seen through the eyes of a young boy who has a close connection with the animal. 14-Apr-2016
As new round of talks begins, UN envoy f New York, Apr 14 (Just Earth News/IBNS): On the first day of a new round of peace talks to end the five-year conflict in Syria, the UN mediator on the crisis emphasized that despite the cessation of hostilities still holding, he is concerned about the deterioration of the security situation in some locations. 14-Apr-2016
Republic of Congo: top UN officials conc New York, Apr 14 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he is “deeply concerned” about recent reports that security operations undertaken by the Government of the Republic of the Congo in an area of southern Brazzaville known as “the Pool” allegedly resulted in attacks against civilian targets and displacement of the population from the affected areas. 14-Apr-2016
Ban urges insurance industry to take lea New York, Apr 14 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The insurance industry is a key actor in forging new instruments to anticipate and manage climate risks, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday, urging the industry to continue to work with the United Nations to manage and reduce such risks and ultimately ensure a more sustainable world for all. 14-Apr-2016
‘We cannot forget the girls from Chib New York, Apr 14 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Marking two years since Boko Haram abducted 276 girls in Nigeria, a United Nations child rights envoy reiterated a call to bring them back, stressing that the international community must “be their voice” and help give children of Nigeria and the region the peaceful, stable lives they deserve. 14-Apr-2016
Investing in treatment for depression an New York, Apr 14 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Depression and anxiety disorders cost the global economy $1 trillion each year, and every one dollar invested in scaling up treatment leads to a return of four dollars in better health and ability to work, according to a new study led by the United Nations health agency. 14-Apr-2016
The next UN Secretary-General: informal New York, Apr 14 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Three more candidates for the position of the next United Nations Secretary-General will be heard on Wednesday, answering questions on how they would promote sustainable development, improve efforts to create peace, protect human rights, and deal with huge humanitarian catastrophes should they be selected to lead the 193-member Organization. 14-Apr-2016
NATO Secretary General to visit London London, Apr 13 (IBNS) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will travel to London on Thursday, officials said. 13-Apr-2016
With peace and stability gains, Côte d' New York, Apr 13 (Just Earth News/IBNS): With Côte d'Ivoire now firmly anchored on the path of peace, stability and economic recovery, the top United Nations peacekeeping official on Tuesday said that it is perhaps time to consider wrapping up the UN mission and begin to consider the Organization’s future role in supporting the consolidating the country’s gains. 13-Apr-2016
Libya: UN development programme launche New York, Apr 13 (Just Earth News/IBNS):At a high-level meeting in Tunis, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched an initiative to assist with the stabilization of Libya and its new unity Government, the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said on Tuesday. 13-Apr-2016
World needs ‘new vision for urbanizati New York, Apr 13 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Welcoming Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa to the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday said the world needs a new vision for urbanization – a “New Urban Agenda” – to help protect the environment and limit climate change. 13-Apr-2016
UN marks 55th anniversary of first human New York, Apr 13 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The United Nations on Tuesday observed the International Day of Human Space Flight to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the first human space flight, which ushered in the beginning of the space era for mankind. 13-Apr-2016
Iraq: UN mission warns of increasing ri New York, Apr 13 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said it is receiving reports that humanitarian conditions are worsening and human suffering is increasing in the city of Fallujah, which has been under control of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) for more than two years. 13-Apr-2016
UN rights office ‘surprised’ by Vene New York, Apr 13 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations human rights office on Tuesday expressed concern about yesterday’s ruling by Venezuela’s top court against a bill that could serve as the basis for a path of dialogue and reconciliation in that country. 13-Apr-2016
Airdrops in Syria continue as UN mediato New York, Apr 13 (Just Earth News/IBNS):During a visit to Tehran, the United Nations mediator on the crisis in Syria underlined the importance of consulting with Iran's authorities because they “have an influence” and useful advice, while UN humanitarian agencies provided their latest updates in Geneva. 13-Apr-2016
UN agency urges inclusion of victims of New York, Apr 13 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday called on the negotiators of Colombian peace talks to give special attention to the rights of victims of five-decade conflict that has produced the world’s second-biggest displacement situation after Syria. 13-Apr-2016
Desert Locust outbreak in Yemen leaves s New York, Apr 13 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The presence of recently discovered Desert Locust infestations in Yemen, where conflict is severely hampering control operations, poses a potential threat to crops in the region, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Tuesday. 13-Apr-2016
United Nations begins informal briefings New York, Apr 13 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Kicking off what he has called a “new and transparent process,” General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft on Tuesday opened informal dialogues with candidates for the next United Nations Secretary-General, for the first time providing an opportunity for substantive and open engagement with the candidates – for the full UN membership and the public. 13-Apr-2016
Nigeria: UN human rights experts call fo New York, Apr 13 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Ahead of the second anniversary of the abduction of 200 schoolgirls in the town of Chibok in Nigeria, a group of United Nations and African human rights experts on Tuesday appealed to Boko Haram to immediately reveal the location of the girls, and urged the Government of Nigeria to escalate its efforts to free all civilians kidnapped by the group. 13-Apr-2016
Ban highlights need to fight ‘genocide New York, Apr 12 (Just Earth News/IBNS): At an event marking the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the only way to prevent genocide and other “egregious” violations of human rights is to acknowledge shared responsibility and commit to shared action to protect those at risk. 12-Apr-2016
UN experts urges Honduras to end impuni New York, Apr 12 (Just Earth News/IBNS): More than a month after the killing of Berta Cáceres, a female human rights defender, eight United Nations experts have jointly reiterated their appeal to the Government of Honduras to provide justice and reveal the truth in her murder, and to ensure the security and protection of all people defending the environment and human rights in the country. 12-Apr-2016
PODCAST: actress Gillian Anderson presen New York, Apr 12 (Just Earth News/IBNS): “Film can change the world,” said actress Gillian Anderson in a recent interview at the United Nations about the movie SOLD, the story of a 13-year-old Nepalese girl's journey into sexual slavery and eventual emancipation. 12-Apr-2016
UN survey finds displaced Palestinian fa New York, Apr 12 (Just Earth News/IBNS): More than 75,000 Palestinian families internally displaced in the Gaza Strip as a result of the 2014 escalation of hostilities continue to live in fraught conditions and are in need of homes, the United Nations relief coordination wing for the Occupied Palestinian Territory reported on Monday. 12-Apr-2016
New UN report focuses on green, inclusiv New York, Apr 12 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Welcoming the launch of the latest economic report on Africa, a senior United Nations official on Monday highlighted that African countries should leapfrog “business as usual,” carbon-intensive methods of growth and instead pursue a pathway to green industrialization. 12-Apr-2016
Data 'essential' to 2030 Agenda, UN Comm New York, Apr 12 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Addressing the opening of the 2016 session of the Commission on Population and Development, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday underscored the importance of that body's role in advancing the new global development agenda. 12-Apr-2016
At UN peace operations review, Ban urges New York, Apr 12 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Ensuring that United Nations peace operations effectively confront and respond to both current and future global peace and security challenges requires sustained efforts to bolster progress throughout 2016 and beyond, including the right processes, strong partnerships and clear political strategies, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday. 12-Apr-2016
Violence, use of teargas at Greek border New York, Apr 12 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations refugee agency on Monday expressed concern about yesterday's violence at the border between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia near Eidomeni and the extensive scenes of teargas in use. 12-Apr-2016
UN agencies step up joint response to he New York, Apr 12 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are intensifying joint efforts to assist communities in northern Somalia coping with a severe drought exacerbated by El Niño conditions. 12-Apr-2016
Yemen: UN officials welcome cessation of New York, Apr 12 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen has welcomed the start of the cessation of hostilities that began at midnight, 10 April, urging all parties to work to ensure that the terms are fully respected and create a conducive environment for the peace talks scheduled to resume next week. 12-Apr-2016
UN food aid reaches besieged Syrian city New York, Apr 11 (Just Earth News/IBNS): In a boost to international humanitarian efforts in Syria, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Sunday delivered aid by air for hungry people trapped in the besieged eastern city of Deir Ezzor, an area controlled by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh). 11-Apr-2016
Yemen: UN official expresses hope warri New York, Apr 10 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Ahead of a cessation of hostilities set to start on 10 April, the senior United Nations relief official for Yemen on Saturday expressed hope that all parties to the conflict in that country abide by the ceasefire agreement, noting that only a political solution can bring the lasting peace Yemenis deserve and are demanding. 10-Apr-2016
UN envoy urges Libyan House of Represent New York, Apr 10 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Welcoming yesterday's executive meeting of the House of Representatives, the United Nations envoy for Libya on Saturday called on the House to convene in the Libyan port city of Tobruk over the coming days to vote on the national unity government. 10-Apr-2016
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