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North Korea claims it successfully teste Seoul, Apr 9 (IBNS): North Korea on Saturday claimed the country has successfully conducted a ground test of a new engine for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), South Korean media reports said. 09-Apr-2016
At least 23 killed in Peru bus accident Lima, Apr 9 (IBNS) At least 23 people were killed and 32 injured after a bus plunged into a river in the Andes Mountains near Cusco in south-eastern Peru, media reports said. 09-Apr-2016
UN Development Cooperation Forum can con New York, Apr 9 (Just Earth News/IBNS): In Brussels on Friday, the President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Oh Joon, emphasized that its forum that reviews the latest international development cooperation trends has an important role to play in advancing the new global development agenda. 09-Apr-2016
UN officials urge boost in development a New York, Apr 9 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Greater efforts in preparedness response, recovery and development interventions are needed from humanitarian actors for African nations to meet the immediate needs of their citizens, become more resilient to shocks and crises, and ultimately achieve food security, senior United Nations officials stressed on Friday. 09-Apr-2016
Senior UN official visits Central Africa New York, Apr 9 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations special coordinator on sexual exploitation and abuse is in Central African Republic (CAR) to discuss stronger measures to respond to the scourge. 09-Apr-2016
Greece: UN agency urges full hearings fo New York, Apr 9 (Just Earth News/IBNS): With the process of returning refugees and migrants from the Greek islands to Turkey underway as part of a European Union-Turkey agreement, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is reminding States of their duty to care and protect all children and give them a full and fair hearing when deciding on their future. 09-Apr-2016
Selecting a new UN Secretary-General: a New York, Apr 9 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The selection process for a new United Nations Secretary-General, traditionally decided behind closed-doors by a few powerful countries, will for the first time in history involve public discussions with each candidate campaigning for the world’s top diplomatic post. 09-Apr-2016
Ban welcomes G20 support for Paris clima New York, Apr 9 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Photo: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday welcomed the statement of China, this year’s President of the Group of 20, affirming the G20’s full support for the 22 April signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change, and calling for the accord’s entry into force as early as possible. 09-Apr-2016
After ‘Panama Papers’ leak, UN exper New York, Apr 9 (Just Earth News/IBNS): In the wake of last week’s leak of a trove of confidential financial documents from a Panama law firm, a United Nations human rights expert called on the international community to urgently put an end to financial secrecy. 09-Apr-2016
At Geneva conference, Ban calls for glob New York, Apr 9 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The objective of extremists “is for us to turn on each other and our unity is the ultimate rebuke for that bankrupt strategy,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday, underscoring that the action plan he presented to the United Nations General Assembly in January contains concrete recommendations and could be the basis of a global partnership to defeat violent extremism. 09-Apr-2016
Paris attacks: Key suspect arrested? Paris, Apr 8 (IBNS) A key suspect in the November 2015 Paris attacks has been arrested in Belgium, media reports said on Friday. 08-Apr-2016
Security Council renews sanctions agains New York, Apr 8 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Determining that the situation in South Sudan poses a continuing threat to regional peace and security, the United Nations Security Council on Thursday renewed, until 1 June, its sanctions regime imposed last year against those blocking peace in the war-torn country, including a travel ban and a freeze on their assets. 08-Apr-2016
Next round of Intra-Syrian talks planned New York, Apr 8 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations mediator on the crisis in Syria said on Thursday that the next round of the peace talks will likely begin on Wednesday, 13 April, and is intended to be a concrete discussion leading to “a real beginning of a political transition.” 08-Apr-2016
High-level UN forum on development coope New York, Apr 8 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Following a day of fruitful discussions in workshops and informal meetings, the United Nations Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) High-level Symposium officially opened on Thursday in Brussels, Belgium, with senior UN officials urging delegations to ensure such cooperation is ‘a better fit’ for implementing the 2030 Agenda, including for vulnerable countries. 08-Apr-2016
Rising hunger in Central America and Hai New York, Apr 8 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations food relief agency committed on Thursday to assisting 1.6 million people hit by droughts exacerbated by El Niño in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Haiti and building resilience against future climatic shocks. 08-Apr-2016
In Geneva, senior UN official urges all- New York, Apr 8 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Violent extremism is an affront to the very purposes and principles of the United Nations, the Head of the world body’s Geneva headquarters said on Thursday, urging government delegations and experts gathered there to back the comprehensive approach needed to proactively address the drivers of the scourge, including through support of the Secretary-General’s action plan on the issue. 08-Apr-2016
Remembering on Rwanda, Ban urges a firm New York, Apr 8 (Just Earth News/IBNS): On the 22nd anniversary of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday highlighted the role hate speech plays in inciting division and violence, and urged the international community to “fight genocide ideology.” 08-Apr-2016
On World Health Day, UN urges global eff New York, Apr 8 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked World Health Day with a strong call for stepping up global efforts to halt the rise in diabetes and improve the lives of those living with this dangerous but preventable and treatable disease. 08-Apr-2016
Global food prices edge up in March; cer New York, Apr 8 (Just Earth News/IBNS): World cereal production in 2016 is set to reach 2,521 million tonnes, just 0.2 per cent below last year’s and the third-highest on record, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday. 08-Apr-2016
‘If we work and build together,’ a New York, Apr 7 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon continued his programme in California on Wednesday, where he received an honorary doctorate from Loyola Marymount University, after addressing yesterday the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, where he gave the audience an overview of United Nations efforts to meet on Wednesday’s global challenges, from humanitarian crises to climate change to sustainable development. 07-Apr-2016
Political progress to end Darfur conflic New York, Apr 7 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Intensified fighting since January has resulted in a rapidly worsening security situation and large-scale displacement in Sudan’s Darfur region, the top United Nations peacekeeping official warned on Wednesday, stressing that it is important that Security Council “impress on all parties to the conflict […] that a political solution remains the only viable option.” 07-Apr-2016
Prosecutor to appeal UN tribunal's acqui New York, Apr 7 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The long-serving Prosecutor of the United Nations tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on Wednesday announced that he will appeal The Hague-based court's recent acquittal of Serbian politician Vojislav Šešelj on war crimes charges in connection with actions committed by Serbian forces between August 1991 and September 1993. 07-Apr-2016
Libya: senior UN relief official calls f New York, Apr 7 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Expressing deep regret and concern over the deaths of four migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa in a detention centre in al-Zawiya, Libya, the senior United Nations humanitarian official in that country has called on Wednesday for an independent, impartial and full investigation into their deaths. 07-Apr-2016
‘We need to rethink our daily lives, 07-Apr-2016
UN experts urge Mexico to counter curren New York, Apr 7 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Three United Nations human rights experts on Wednesday urged the Government of Mexico to express its full support for the work of human rights defenders and civil society organisations, and actively counter the current stigmatisation campaign to undermine their work. 07-Apr-2016
Sport plays essential role in advancing New York, Apr 7 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Sport has an essential role to play in supporting the achievement of the post-2015 development goals, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said as he observed the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. 07-Apr-2016
Fiji: UN warns of flooding as cyclone-ba New York, Apr 7 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Less than two months after Tropical Cyclone Winston cut a path of destruction across Fiji, the country is bracing for the impact of another storm, the United Nations relief aid office said on Wednesday. 07-Apr-2016
World military spending resumes upward c Stockholm, Apr 6 (IBNS) World military expenditure totalled almost $1.7 trillion in 2015, an increase of 1 per cent in real terms from 2014, according to new figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). 06-Apr-2016
UN to enforce ‘zero tolerance’ polic New York, Apr 6 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Briefing the General Assembly on recent disturbing allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by United Nations peacekeepers, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Chef de Cabinet reaffirmed the Organization’s determination to tackle the issue head on and indicated that such violations, if verified, would trigger a decision by Ban to repatriate the units in question. 06-Apr-2016
People-focused urban planning is key to New York, Apr 6 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The role that architecture can play in creating cities that are more sustainable and liveable – a vital element of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, in which economic inclusion, social development and environmental protection converge in a universal roadmap for global action – was in the spotlight at UN Headquarters on Tuesday as this year’s Pritzker Architecture Prize laureate discussed his work and the road to a more inclusive future. 06-Apr-2016
Delays in implementing Mali peace deal New York, Apr 6 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Every day lost in the implementation of Mali’s peace agreement is a day gained for extremist and terrorist groups that have bet heavily that the process will fail, the top United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council on Tuesday, stressing that the Government and the armed groups who signed the deal must establish a timeline to resolve all pending issues. 06-Apr-2016
UN deputy chief calls for greater invest New York, Apr 6 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Addressing an international forum on peacebuilding and statebuilding, the United Nations deputy chief on Tuesday highlighted the need for a greater investment in those activities and the importance of taking more preventive measures to reduce humanitarian needs. 06-Apr-2016
UN agency to train dozens of experts on New York, Apr 6 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations atomic energy agency plans to train dozens of participants this month from mostly Latin America and Caribbean countries on how to use nuclear-derived techniques to detect the Zika virus in as short a time as three hours. 06-Apr-2016
Rwanda: chronic malnutrition rates drop New York, Apr 6 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Chronic malnutrition in Rwanda have fallen significantly in the last three years, but still remain stubbornly high, especially in rural areas, finds a new study conducted over three years by the Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture with support from the World Food Programme (WFP). 06-Apr-2016
Surge in mob killings in Malawi draws se New York, Apr 6 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The United Nations human rights office on Tuesday expressed concern over the increased number of mob attacks in Malawi since the beginning of the year, in 2016 and called for Government agencies to support police and for the strengthening of the rule of law in the country to combat such violence. 06-Apr-2016
UN refugee agency warns of spike in asyl New York, Apr 6 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The number of people fleeing violence in Central America has surged to levels not seen since the region was wracked by armed conflicts in the 1980s, the UN refugee agency warned on Tuesday, urging action to ensure that unaccompanied children and others receive the protection which they are entitled to. 06-Apr-2016
WHO and partners appeal for $2.2 billion New York, Apr 6 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Ongoing turmoil in Syria and the impact of drought in Ethiopia are among the diverse and pressing crises cited by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) as the agency and its partners appealed for some $2.2 billion to provide lifesaving health services to more than 79 million people in more than 30 countries facing protracted emergencies this year. 06-Apr-2016
Food gap widens in conflict-stricken Sou New York, Apr 6 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Civil strife and unfavorable rains have further reduced crop production in South Sudan, contributing to a cereal deficit of 381,000 metric tons – 53 per cent greater than in 2015 – and aggravating the already severe food shortages, two UN agencies warned on Tuesday. 06-Apr-2016
Panama leak: Iceland PM resigns Reykjavik, Apr 5 (IBNS): In a significant development since the Panama Papers leaks surfaced, Iceland Prime Minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson resigned on Tuesday. 05-Apr-2016
NZ nominates former PM Helen Clark for U Hamilton, Apr 4 (IBNS): New Zealand government has nominated country's ex-Prime Minister Helen Clark for the position of United Nations secretary-general. 05-Apr-2016
UN sexual misconduct investigation in DR New York, Apr 5 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Findings of a United Nations Response Team tasked with investigating sexual abuse allegations committed by UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) indicate sex with minors along with paternity claims. 05-Apr-2016
First-ever World Humanitarian Summit mus New York, Apr 5 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Briefing Member States on preparations for the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called on Heads of State and Government to come to the event and deliver a strong message that “we will not accept the erosion of humanity which we see in the world on Monday.” 05-Apr-2016
Disarmament Commission has ‘considerab New York, Apr 5 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Despite a “deepening paralysis and divisions within multilateral disarmament bodies,” and the fact that many are looking outside traditional United Nations forums for progress, the top official on the issue stressed on Monday that the UN Disarmament Commission has considerable potential to demonstrate that the existing disarmament machinery can produce results. 05-Apr-2016
UN agency launches school meals programm New York, Apr 5 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A carton of milk or juice, locally-baked snacks and a piece of fruit are included in a school lunch that some children in Lebanon are receiving, as part of a meals programme launched by the United Nations food relief agency. 05-Apr-2016
New UN Decade aims to eradicate hunger, New York, Apr 5 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Calling attention to the nearly 800 million chronically undernourished people and over two billion with micronutrient deficiencies, the United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2015 the start of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition. 05-Apr-2016
Mine action an ‘investment in humanity New York, Apr 5 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki moon on Monday called for a world free of the threat of mines and explosive remnants of war, stressing that those hazards prevent aid from reaching those in need, and endanger the lives of the displaced persons returning home and children going to school. 05-Apr-2016
Israel halts cement deliveries into Gaza New York, Apr 5 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations Middle East envoy on Monday the UN is working closely with Palestinian and Israeli authorities following Israel’s suspension of cement deliveries to private companies in the Gaza Strip “following allegations that a substantial amount had been diverted from its intended legitimate beneficiaries.” 05-Apr-2016
Two years of conflict leaves 1.5 million New York, Apr 5 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The two-year long conflict in eastern Ukraine has left around 1.5 million people hungry, including almost 300,000 people who are severely food insecure and in need of immediate food assistance, the United Nations food relief agency said on Monday. 05-Apr-2016
Australia: Ex-Olympian charged over deat Melbourne, Apr 4 (IBNS): A former Australian Olympian wrestler has been charged with 92 animal cruelty offences after 22 horses were found dead on his Victorian property in Australia, media reports said on Sunday. 04-Apr-2016
Brussels airport reopens Brussels, Apr 3 (IBNS): Days after militants attacked Brussels, the airport, which was one of the targets, reopened on Sunday. 03-Apr-2016
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