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UN chief signs condolence book for vict New York, June 30 (Just Earth News):There is no justification for terrorism, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday reiterated after signing a book of condolences for the victims of the attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport. 30-Jun-2016
Condemning death of Syrian journalist, New York, June 30 (Just Earth News): The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending the freedom of the media on Thursday denounced the death of Syrian photojournalist, Khalid Al Issa, who was killed after a homemade bomb detonated in his building. 30-Jun-2016
UN highlights risk reduction, mitigation New York, June 30 (Just Earth News): The international community must take urgent action to help build resilience, food security, and restore livelihoods in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, which are impacted by drought and other extreme-weather effects of the El Niño phenomenon, senior United Nations officials on Thursday said. 30-Jun-2016
UN expert urges Moldova to introduce mul New York, June 30 (Just Earth News): A United Nations human rights expert has called on the Government of the Republic of Moldova to further promote linguistic rights of minorities, introduce multilingual education, and strengthen the unity between various population groups in the country. 30-Jun-2016
250 ISIS militants killed in US air atta New Delhi, June 30 (IBNS) : US-led coalition airstrikes killed 250 Islamic State fighters in an attack on a convoy around Iraq's Fallujah city on Wednesday, South China Morning Post said. 30-Jun-2016
UN chief appoints 12 experts to his task New York, June 30 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday announced the membership of his Global Health Crises Task Force, which aims to help countries and communities prepare and respond to emergencies, such as the recent outbreaks of Ebola and Zika. 30-Jun-2016
At conference, Ban urges ‘political wi New York, June 30 (Just Earth News): Following a two-day visit to Israel and Palestine, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday emphasized that what is lacking in terms of a lasting settlement for peace to the conflict is the political will to make that happen. 30-Jun-2016
DR Congo, Angola must be ‘in funding New York, June 30 (Just Earth News):Following a visit to Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a senior United Nations humanitarian official on Wednesday called on the international community to pay more attention to the dire needs of its residents. 30-Jun-2016
UN launching yellow fever vaccination ca New York, June 30 (Just Earth News): Amid an outbreak of yellow fever in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations health agency is launching pre-emptive vaccination campaigns to halt the epidemic and prevent the risk of further international spread. 30-Jun-2016
Syria: UN envoy urges ‘well prepared New York, June 30 (Just Earth News):The United Nations envoy mediating a resolution to the crisis in Syria on Wednesday said that the next round of the intra-Syrian talks must be well prepared to ensure the possibility of moving forward with the decisive outcome of a political transition in August. 30-Jun-2016
Situation in Ukraine remains ‘volatil New York, June 30 (Just Earth News): Unless urgent action is taken in Ukraine to separate sides and remove heavy weaponry, wide spread hostilities in the country could re-escalate, a senior United Nations human rights official on Wednesday warned. 30-Jun-2016
Security Council extends mandates of UN New York, June 30 (Just Earth News):The Security Council took action on Wednesday on three United Nations-led peacekeeping operations, extending the mandates of operations in Mali, Darfur, and the Golan Heights. 30-Jun-2016
INTERVIEW: Conversation with top UN offi New York, June 30 (Just Earth News):The Security Council on Wednesday extended the mandate of the United Nations peace operation in Mali and increased its strength to more than 15,000 peacekeepers. The decision followed a request from the UN envoy in Mali to boost support for the peacekeeping mission. 30-Jun-2016
UN-supported Yemeni peace talks enterin New York, June 30 (Just Earth News): With an agreement on the guiding principles for the Yemen peace talks, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, on Wednesday announced that the UN-supported talks will enter a new phase for the next two weeks. 30-Jun-2016
Ban urges financial support for Inter-Am New York, June 30 (Just Earth News): Unless more governments in the Americas contribute to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, its invaluable work will come to a halt, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday said. 30-Jun-2016
UN agencies: South Sudan at risk of ‘h New York, June 29 (Just Earth News): The level of food insecurity in South Sudan is at the highest since the start of the conflict two and a half years ago, United Nations agencies On Wednesday warned. 29-Jun-2016
Security Council denounces killing of UN New York, June 29 (Just Earth News): Warning that attacks against United Nations peacekeepers may constitute war crimes, the Security Council has strongly condemned the killing of a ‘blue helmet’ serving with the United Nations operation in the Central African Republic (CAR). 29-Jun-2016
UNESCO chief condemns killing of two jo New York, June 29 (Just Earth News): The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom On Wednesday urged investigations into the killing of two broadcast journalists in Guatemala. 29-Jun-2016
Man marries his own mobile phone Las Vegas, June 29 (IBNS): In a bizarre incident, a man has married his own mobile phone at the Little Vegas Chapel in the US recently, media reports said. 29-Jun-2016
Istanbul airport attack kills 41 Istanbul, June 29 (IBNS) Months after Brussels airport witnessed a carnage carried out by militants, similar pictures were seen in Turkey as a busy airport in Istanbul became the newest target of the terrorists as three suicide bombers suspected to be Islamic State members killed 36 people and wounded nearly 230 late on Tuesday. 29-Jun-2016
Istanbul airport attack kills 36, Islami Istanbul, June 29 (IBNS): After Brussels, a busy airport in Istanbul became the newest target of the terrorists as three suicide bombers suspected to be Islamic State members, killed 36 people and wounded nearly 150 late on Tuesday in Turkey's Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul before blowing themselves up, officials said. 29-Jun-2016
World condemns Istanbul airport attack k Brussels, June 29 (IBNS) Faced with terrorism on its soil after a deadly attack in the Istanbul airport late on Tuesday left 36 dead and over 140 injured, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the attack should be seen as a turning point in the global fight against terrorism. 29-Jun-2016
NATO condemns Istanbul airport attack Brussels, June 29 (IBNS) NATO Secretary General Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has condemned the terrorist attack in Istanbul‎ that left 36 dead and 140 wounded late on Tuesday. 29-Jun-2016
Secretary-General condemns deadly terror New York, June 29 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned on Tuesday’s terrorist attack at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport, according to his spokesperson. 29-Jun-2016
Sweden, Bolivia, Ethiopia and Kazakhstan New York, June 29 (Just Earth News): The 193 members of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday elected Sweden, Bolivia, Ethiopia and Kazakhstan to serve on the world body’s Security Council for a period of two years, starting from 1 January 2017. 29-Jun-2016
Senior UN relief official warns of demog New York, June 29 (Just Earth News): More than 9.2 million people in the Lake Chad Basin are in need of humanitarian assistance and more than 4.4 million face severe food insecurity, a senior United Nations relief official said on Tuesday, appealing for greater efforts from the international community and development partners to meet the region’s growing needs. 29-Jun-2016
Iraq: UN envoy condemns bombing of mosqu New York, June 29 (Just Earth News): The United Nations envoy for Iraq has strongly condemned the suicide bombing yesterday that killed or wounded a number of civilians at a mosque in Abu Ghraib, west of Baghdad, noting that the attack showed the terrorists’ total disdain for Islam. 29-Jun-2016
Recalling recent Lesbos visit, Ban urges New York, June 29 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged European leaders meeting in Brussels on Tuesday to act with “compassion and foresight,” and find humane solutions for refugees that not only uphold international law and protect human rights, but also save lives. 29-Jun-2016
UN expert calls for context-specific str New York, June 29 (Just Earth News): A United Nations expert on Tuesday urged the world body’s Human Rights Council to address xenophobia and its conceptualization, trends and manifestations in the context of an acute migration crisis, and with an action plan “carefully adapted to domestic realities.” 29-Jun-2016
UN aid chief spotlights need to bridge h New York, June 29 (Just Earth News): The United Nations humanitarian chief on Tuesday stressed the need to transcend the divide between relief aid and development work, urging action on global commitments made at last month’s World Humanitarian Summit (WHS). 29-Jun-2016
UN rights expert applauds media initiati New York, June 29 (Just Earth News):The United Nations human rights expert on housing on Tuesday commended a large media initiative in the US city of San Francisco aimed at bringing the issue of homelessness to the forefront of discussions and encourage civil engagement. 29-Jun-2016
Istanbul airport attack kills 36 Istanbul, June 29 (IBNS): At least 36 people were killed in a suicide bomb and gun attack in Istanbul's Atatürk Airport on Tuesday, media reports said. 29-Jun-2016
UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn refuse to London, June 28 (IBNS): UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has refused to resign from his post even as his party MPs passed a no confidence motion in his name. 28-Jun-2016
UN Security Council strongly condemns t New York, June 28 (Just Earth News):The United Nations Security Council has condemned “in the strongest terms” three consecutive terrorist attacks that occurred yesterday in the northern town of Qaa, which resulted in a number of deaths and injuries. 28-Jun-2016
UN agencies to meet on El Niño’s ‘ New York, June 28 (Just Earth News): With the El Niño climate event devastating Central America’s so-called Dry Corridor, where one of the worst droughts in decades has left 3.5 million people food insecure, United Nations agencies will gather this week to discuss ways to improve the long-term response to the weather developments in the region. 28-Jun-2016
In Jerusalem and Gaza, Ban urges ‘cour New York, June 28 (Just Earth News):Following a meeting this morning in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the leader to take the “courageous steps” necessary for a negotiated two-State solution in order to bring lasting peace, security and dignity for the people of both Israel and Palestine. 28-Jun-2016
Poverty and early deaths await millions New York, June 28 (Just Earth News):Some 69 million children under five years of age will die from mostly preventable causes, 167 million children will live in poverty, and 750 million women will have been married as children by 2030, unless the world focuses more on the plight of its most disadvantaged children, according to a United Nations report published on Tuesday. 28-Jun-2016
Malayasia : Eight injured in hand grenad Kuala Lumpur, June 28 (IBNS) Eight people were injured after a hand grenade was thrown at a bar and restaurant at Puchong in Malaysia's central Selangor state early Tuesday morning (June 28)., media reports said. 28-Jun-2016
Racial hatred sweeps across UK since Bre London, June 28 (IBNS) Incidents of racial abuse and hate crimes are being reported in the UK since the country voted to break away from the European Union last week. 28-Jun-2016
UN officials call for boost in solidarit New York, June 28 (Just Earth News):The international community must act with urgency and solidarity to deliver on the commitments generated at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, this past month, in order to adequately respond to and prevent crises and build resilience on a global scale, senior United Nations officials emphasized on Monday. 28-Jun-2016
Secretary-General condemns killing of UN New York, June 28 (Just Earth News):United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the recent killing in Bangui of a peacekeeper serving with the UN operation in the Central African Republic (CAR), his spokesman said today. 28-Jun-2016
UNESCO chief urges probe into killing of New York, June 28 (Just Earth News):The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today called for an investigation into the killing of journalist Zamira Esther Bautista in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. 28-Jun-2016
UN Security Council strongly condemns de New York, June 28 (Just Earth News):The United Nations Security Council has “condemned in the strongest terms” a recent deadly attack by Al-Shabaab on a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu that killed several people, including a serving government minister. 28-Jun-2016
Ban names humanitarian coordinator in Sy New York, June 28 (Just Earth News):United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Yacoub El Hillo of Sudan as his Deputy Special Representative in the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), succeeding Antonio Vigilante of Italy, who concluded his assignment on 15 June 2016. 28-Jun-2016
UN allocates $13 million from emergency New York, June 28 (Just Earth News):The top United Nations relief official on Monday released $13 million from a fund that supports rapid humanitarian responses – known as the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) – to provide life-saving assistance to 250,000 people in areas of north-east Nigeria that have just become accessible. 28-Jun-2016
UN deputy chief highlights benefits from New York, June 28 (Just Earth News): Addressing a gathering on laws affecting the world’s oceans, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson on Monday underscored that healthy oceans are critical to maintaining life on the planet, while also noting their connection to broader sustainable development aims. 28-Jun-2016
In Jerusalem, Ban urges two-State soluti New York, June 27 (Just Earth News): Following a meeting with Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday said that nearly 50 years of occupation of Palestinian land has not brought security for Israelis, stressing that only a negotiated two-State solution could bring the legitimate aspirations of both Israelis and Palestinians to fruition. 27-Jun-2016
El Niño puts more than 26 million chil New York, June 27 (Just Earth News): One of the strongest El Niño events ever recorded has placed the lives of 26.5 million children at risk of malnutrition, water shortages and disease in ten countries in Eastern and Southern Africa, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported. 27-Jun-2016
UNICEF deplores killing of children in e New York, June 27 (Just Earth News):The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has spoken out against the reported killing of 25 children in recent air-strikes in the Syrian town of al-Quriyah, in the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor. 27-Jun-2016
Iraq: UN sending extra food rations to p New York, June 27 (Just Earth News):Expressing concern about the extremely dire conditions for more than 85,000 people who have fled the besieged Iraqi city of Fallujah and its surroundings over the last month, the United Nations food relief agency on Monday said it is sending additional rations to provide immediate food relief to the growing number of displaced. 27-Jun-2016
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