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DPI/NGO: 'You have unlimited power' Ban New York, May 31 (Just Earth News): On first day of the sixty-sixth United Nations Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organizations Conference in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged youth to continue to raise their voices in pushing governments to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 31-May-2016
UN rights chief welcomes 'hard-won' verd New York, May 31 (Just Earth News):The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Monday welcomed the "historic" verdict of the special court in Senegal convicting the former President of Chad Hissène Habré of crimes against humanity, summary executions, torture and rape. 31-May-2016
UN children's agency 'alarmed' at refuge New York, May 31 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has expressed alarm at the number of migrant and refugee deaths in the past week in the Central Mediterranean, many of whom were believed to be unaccompanied minors. 31-May-2016
DPI/NGO: 'Let us work together to foster New York, May 31 (Just Earth News):The sixty-sixth United Nations Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organizations Conference kicked off on Monday in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighting the vital role that NGOs, academia and youth play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 31-May-2016
Syria: Australian man reportedly killed Sydney, May 30 (IBNS) An Australian man has been killed while he was fighting against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, media reports said. 30-May-2016
LDCs: UN calls for greater support to le New York, May 30 (Just Earth News):A major United Nations meeting focusing on the world's least developed countries (LDCs) has closed on Sunday in Antalya, Turkey, with a call for greater support to the world's most vulnerable nations, and the adoption of an outcome document paving the way for further concrete action and progress in the years to come. 30-May-2016
Mali: UN Mission strongly condemns ambus New York, May 30 (Just Earth News): Five United Nations peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in central Mali earlier on Sunday, with another 'blue helmet' seriously injured, according to preliminary information reported by the country's UN mission, which deplored the “heinous act of terrorism” as all the more shocking because it occurred on the day set aside for the global community to honour UN peacekeepers. 30-May-2016
DPI/NGO: UN and civil society set to me New York, May 30 (Just Earth News):Against the backdrop of the Taebaek Mountains, the United Nations flag was raised alongside that of the Republic of Korea on Sunday, ahead of the sixty-sixth Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organizations Conference beginning in Gyeongju to focus on education in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 30-May-2016
'Our partnership is stronger than polio, New York, May 30 (Just Earth News): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday praised the “invaluable partnership” between Rotary International and the United Nations, telling delegates gathered in Seoul, Korea, for the organization's annual international conference that Rotarians had been instrumental in working with the UN to defeat polio. 30-May-2016
Syria: Over 6000 escape due to IS attack Damascus, May 29 (IBNS): Due to attacks carried out by militant group Islamic State, more than 6000 people have escaped from different parts of northern Syria, a monitor group reported on Sunday. 29-May-2016
UNHCR concerned about fighting in northe Geneva, May 29 (IBNS) The UNHCR on Sunday said it is deeply concerned about the plight of some 165,000 displaced persons reportedly massing near the Syrian town of Azaz in northern Syria. 29-May-2016
LDCs: With journalists sponsored from vu New York, May 29 (Just Earth News): More than two dozen journalists from the world's least developed countries are in Antalya, Turkey, to report on a United Nations conference focused on the state of their homelands, and to ensure that key messages are disseminated as widely as possible thanks to their local news outlets. 29-May-2016
In Egypt, Assembly President points way New York, May 29 (Just Earth News): With unprecedented opportunities ahead to enhance the work of the United Nations, as well as that of the wider multilateral system, UN Member States have before them a straightforward “but not easy” road, the President of the General Assembly said on Saturday, starting by working harder to make their societies, their economies and their politics more inclusive and more sustainable. 29-May-2016
New stamps for International Day of UN P New York, May 28 (Just Earth News): Ahead of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers – celebrated annually on 29 May – the UN Postal Administration (UNPA) on Friday announced the issuance of a set of six new stamps for the occasion. 28-May-2016
Security Council approves two-month exte New York, May 28 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council on Friday approved a two-month extension of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), allowing adequate time for the 15-member body to consider the outcome of its recently-concluded visit to the Horn of Africa country. 28-May-2016
FEATURE: Speaking with UN peacekeepers i New York, May 28 (Just Earth News):Dr. Catherine Buzmion-Cheong, a United Nations peacekeeper, was working in Liberia when the first case of Ebola was confirmed in the West African nation. 28-May-2016
UN official acclaims 2016 Crime Commissi New York, May 28 (Just Earth News):As the week-long annual session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) came to a close in Vienna on Friday, the head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) highlighted that bonds had been strengthened between efforts in crime prevention and criminal justice and work undertaken to promote sustainable development. 28-May-2016
Guinea-Bissau: Ban urges all political s New York, May 28 (Just Earth News): In the wake of protests in Guinea-Bissau, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged all political stakeholders and their supporters to act responsibly, refrain from violence and avoid an escalation of the situation by settling their concerns through dialogue. 28-May-2016
UN chief welcomes region-led meetings of New York, May 28 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday welcomed the meetings of the political dialogue for Burundi, held in Arusha, from 21 to 24 May under the auspices of the Facilitator of the East African Community (EAC), Benjamin William Mkapa, former President of Tanzania. 28-May-2016
UN agency urges Greece to find alternati New York, May 28 (Just Earth News): “Seriously concerned” by what it termed sub-standard conditions at several sites in northern Greece where refugees and migrants were evacuated this week from the makeshift site at Idomeni, the United Nations refugee agency on Friday urged the Greek authorities, with the financial support provided by the European Union (EU), to quickly find better alternatives. 28-May-2016
In Japan, Ban calls on G7 to back global New York, May 28 (Just Earth News): Addressing world leaders at an event on the side lines of the G-7 meeting currently under way in Nagoya, Japan, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the gathering to remain focused on key UN and global priorities: climate change; humanitarian action, refugees and migrants; global health; and the Sustainable Development Goals. 28-May-2016
World Heritage sites at risk from clima New York, May 28 (Just Earth News):Some 31 natural and cultural World Heritage sites in 29 countries across the world are becoming increasingly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, a new report released by the United Nations has found. 28-May-2016
UN refugee agency begins delivering supp New York, May 28 (Just Earth News): The United Nations refugee agency said on Friday that it is delivering emergency relief supplies to families who managed to escape the besieged Iraqi city of Fallujah over the past few days. 28-May-2016
South Sudan: New team of explosive detec New York, May 28 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in South Sudan said on Friday it will receive 37 new explosive detection dogs as part of an increase in the presence of such dogs throughout the country. 28-May-2016
UN relief chief calls for more assistanc New York, May 28 (Just Earth News): Following a visit to Hatay in southern Turkey, the top United Nations humanitarian official has called for greater assistance for Syrians in need, both inside the country and across the region, warning that the humanitarian situation for millions of people remains “unrelentingly distressing and dire.” 28-May-2016
UN rights office warns of severe lack of New York, May 28 (Just Earth News):The United Nations human rights office on Friday said it is disturbed by the severe financial crisis the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is facing, warning that the Commission's capacity to respond to victims of rights violations across the Americas may be seriously diminished if it doesn't receive the necessary funding in the coming weeks. 28-May-2016
LDCs: UN conference on least developed New York, May 28 (Just Earth News):A United Nations conference focused on the world's least developed countries (LDCs) kicked-off on Friday in Antalya, Turkey, to assess these 48 States' progress over the past five years, and to find ways of accelerating their path towards sustainable development. 28-May-2016
Syria: MSF evacuates hospital as front l New York, May 27 (IBNS) Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is evacuating most of its staff and patients from Al Salamah hospital in northern Syria after an Islamic State offensive in Azaz, in Aleppo governorate, approached the area. 27-May-2016
NATO Secretary General to visit Poland Brussels, May 27 (IBNS): NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will travel to Warsaw on Monday and Tuesday. 27-May-2016
Barack Obama visits Hiroshima, says memo Hiroshima, May 27 (IBNS) US President Barack Obama, the first sitting US President to visit Hiroshima blast site on Friday, said that the memory of war must never fade, according to reports. 27-May-2016
NATO Deputy Secretary General to visit A Brussels, May 27 (IBNS) NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow will visit Albania on Monday, May 30, 2016. 27-May-2016
Indonesia: Introduces capital punishment Jakarta, May 27 (IBNS) Child rapists in Indonesia are set to receive either a capital punishment or chemical castration, under a new law, according to reports. 27-May-2016
UN envoy for Syria tells Security Counc New York, May 27 (Just Earth News): The United Nations envoy for Syria on Thursday told the Security Council that he intends to begin the next round of intra-Syrian talks 'as soon as feasible, but certainly not within the next two to three weeks,’ the Organization reported on Thursday. 27-May-2016
Ban appoints governing body of ‘techno New York, May 27 (Just Earth News):Ahead of a major United Nations conference on priorities for the world’s least development countries (LDCs), Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the appointment of members to a governing council that will provide support towards the operationalization of a proposed Technology Bank for those vulnerable nations. 27-May-2016
‘Old habits die hard,’ UN deputy ch New York, May 27 (Just Earth News): United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson stressed on Thursday the need for Member States to redouble efforts at prevention – whether to combat climate change, build resilience or address potential conflict flashpoints before they reach a tipping point. 27-May-2016
Attacks on health care and medical perso New York, May 27 (Just Earth News):The World Health Organization (WHO) said in a new report on Thursday that attacks on health care in emergency situations disrupt the delivery of essential health services, endanger care providers, deprive people of urgently needed medical attention, and undermine long-term health development goals. 27-May-2016
Justice and accountability ‘critical c New York, May 27 (Just Earth News):Justice, accountability and the deterrent effects of the law remain “critical components” for achieving lasting peace in Libya, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) told the United Nations Security Council on Thursday, encouraging the country’s Government to give priority to devising effective plans and strategies to address atrocity crimes, and to invest in the relevant national institutions responsible for such work. 27-May-2016
Yemen: ‘hope’ emanating from UN-spon New York, May 27 (Just Earth News):The United Nations envoy for Yemen said on Thursday that hope is emanating from the ongoing peace talks for the country as the warring parties started discussing details of elements that would be included in a comprehensive agreement. 27-May-2016
UN health agency launches programme for New York, May 27 (Just Earth News):At the World Health Assembly taking place in Geneva this week, Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) have agreed to establish a new Health Emergencies Programme that will add operational capabilities for outbreaks and humanitarian emergencies that complement the health agency’s traditional technical and normative roles. 27-May-2016
Iraq: civilians in besieged Fallujah at New York, May 27 (Just Earth News):Humanitarian agencies on the ground in Iraq are warning that civilians in the city of Fallujah –which has been under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) for more than two years – are at extreme risk, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Iraq has said. 27-May-2016
‘We have an opportunity in the next 15 New York, May 27 (Just Earth News):Starting on Friday, the 48 least developed countries (LDCs) of the world will be the focus of a global United Nations conference in Antalya, Turkey, that aims to review their progress over the past five years. 27-May-2016
In Republic of Korea, Ban urges Asian na New York, May 27 (Just Earth News):United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday called on all Asian countries to deepen dialogue, expand cooperation, and address border disputes, historical issues and threats to stability on the Korean Peninsula. 27-May-2016
INTERVIEWS: Top UN peacekeeping, logisti New York, May 27 (Just Earth News): In extreme circumstances like deliberate targeting by jihadists and traffickers to more complicated assignments, on Thursday's United Nations peacekeepers need courage, a high degree of professionalism and resilience, the head of the so-called 'blue helmets' on Thursday said. 27-May-2016
UN launches campaign to urge 'smart' tra New York, May 27 (Just Earth News):Two United Nations entities have launched a global initiative to advocate for public policy that will promote use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) as a catalyst for the transition to smart sustainable cities. 27-May-2016
‘The will to advance towards peace cle New York, May 26 (Just Earth News): The United Nations envoy for the peace process in the Middle East on Wednesday warned the Security Council that, as circumstances on the ground continue to deteriorate, lamenting the disappearance of a negotiated two-state solution has become a “default narrative” for many. 26-May-2016
With busy bees in the lead, ‘pollinato New York, May 26 (Just Earth News): As bellwethers for ecosystem health and biodiversity, bees play a crucial role in agriculture and ending hunger, and “pollinator-friendly” approaches are therefore highly encouraged, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). 26-May-2016
DR Congo: Ban ‘profoundly concerned’ New York, May 26 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed profound concern over reports of increasing political tensions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) linked to the continuing uncertainty surrounding the country’s electoral process. 26-May-2016
On Africa Day, Ban urges leveraging gain New York, May 26 (Just Earth News): Despite an uncertain global economic landscape, Africa’s prospects are positive, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday, urging the continent’s leaders to use recent gains to address rising social and economic inequalities. 26-May-2016
Security Council ends 13-year sanctions New York, May 26 (Just Earth News):Acknowledging the sustained progress made on rebuilding Liberia after the 1999-2003 civil war, the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday terminated an arms embargo against the country and dissolved the related mechanisms, namely the sanctions Committee and the expert panel. 26-May-2016
Haiti: UN agencies support Government i New York, May 26 (Just Earth News): Two United Nations agencies said on Wednesday they are supporting the Government of Haiti in a vaccination campaign against cholera that aims to reach 400,000 people in 2016. 26-May-2016
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