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UN pays tribute to British parliamentari New York, June 23 (Just Earth News):Standing up for values and principles that unite us – not divide us – and never succumbing to violent provocations in on Wednesday’s world is vital so that extremists and perpetrators do not declare victory, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General emphasized on Wednesday at a ceremony in tribute to Jo Cox, the United Kingdom Member of Parliament who was killed this past week. 23-Jun-2016
UN special adviser stresses urgency of d New York, June 22 (Just Earth News):Noting the new protests and increased tensions in Bahrain triggered by the revocation of the citizenship of a prominent Shia religious leader, a senior United Nations human rights advisor called on the Government to ensure that the right to freedom of peaceful assembly is fully respected and that any response to the protests is in accordance with the country’s obligations under international human rights law. 22-Jun-2016
UN report finds Caribbean region must bo New York, June 22 (Just Earth News): Climate change is expected to increase the intensity and frequency of droughts in the Caribbean, so countries in the region must enhance their capabilities to deal with this and other extreme weather-related challenges to ensure food security and hunger eradication, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said in a new report. 22-Jun-2016
Disarming armed groups, civilian protect New York, June 22 (Just Earth News):Concluding her seventh visit in the country, Marie-Thérèse Keita Bocoum, the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Central African Republic (CAR), expressed concern about the threats from armed groups and large-scale banditry to the protection of civilians, natural resources and to the crisis recovery process. 22-Jun-2016
UNESCO chief condemns killing of journa New York, June 22 (Just Earth News): The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom on Wednesday called for an investigation into the killing of Jacinto Hernández Torres, also known as Jay Torres, a Spanish-language journalist in Texas. 22-Jun-2016
NATO Secretary General condemns North Ko Brussels, Jun 22 (IBNS): NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday condemned the missile launch by North Korea, according to reports. 22-Jun-2016
South Korea, US military accuse North Ko Seoul, Jun 22 (IBNS): The South Korean and US military jointly accused North Korea of firing two missiles from its eastern coasts on Wednesday morning, reports said. 22-Jun-2016
Ban condemns terrorist attack against Jo New York, June 22 (Just Earth News):Condemning on Tuesday's terrorist attack against a Jordanian border guard post at the north-eastern border with Syria, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon offered his condolences to the families of the victims and reiterates his solidarity with the Government and people of Jordan. 22-Jun-2016
South Sudan: Special investigation into New York, June 22 (Just Earth News):A United Nations independent high-level board of inquiry has completed a special in-depth investigation into how the UN responded this past February to deadly violence in a protection of civilians site in the town of Malakal, in northern South Sudan. 22-Jun-2016
‘Searchlight of international scrutiny New York, June 22 (Just Earth News): Addressing an event commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson on Tuesday stressed the importance of prevention and early response efforts, as well as the need to shift shame and stigma from victims to perpetrators. 22-Jun-2016
As UN takes stock of landmark resolution New York, June 22 (Just Earth News):While Governments around the world have been working decidedly and collectively to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, including chemical and nuclear weapons, the international community must intensify efforts in that regard in order to keep up with and effectively address global challenges, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday. 22-Jun-2016
UN humanitarian wing and partners respon New York, June 22 (Just Earth News):The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has released its 2015 annual report, articulating its response to the humanitarian challenges and human suffering, in all corners of the world that have overstretched the UN relief arm. 22-Jun-2016
Niger: UNICEF reports more than 240,000 New York, June 22 (Just Earth News):More than 240,000 people, or a third of the population, in Niger’s Diffa region have been uprooted from their homes since 3 June attacks by Boko Haram insurgents, the single largest displacement since 2013, a senior United Nations official said on Tuesday. 22-Jun-2016
‘Credibility of international communit New York, June 22 (Just Earth News):With the conflict in Syria now well into its fifth year, and the country dealing with a grinding crisis that has brought death, displacement and regional instability, the international community must not lose momentum in attaining a comprehensive and concrete political solution, senior United Nations officials emphasized on Tuesday. 22-Jun-2016
Despite positive talks, delays over peac New York, June 22 (Just Earth News):The United Nations–supported Yemeni peace talks under way in Kuwait have progressed “slowly, yet constructively,” over the last two months, with agreement still to be reached on the sequencing of the various steps proposed, including the timing of establishing a national unity government, the UN envoy for the country said on Tuesday. 22-Jun-2016
ICC sentences former Congolese vice-pres New York, June 22 (Just Earth News):The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday sentenced the former Congolese Vice-President, Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, to 18 years of imprisonment for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the Central African Republic between October 2002 and March 2003. 22-Jun-2016
‘Permission-based’ public life regi New York, June 22 (Just Earth News):A senior United Nations expert on human rights in Belarus warned on Tuesday that several generations have grown up in the country “with no experience of what the words ‘pluralism,’ ‘labour rights,’ ‘free enterprise,’ ‘free artistic creation’ or ‘free media’ mean in reality.” 22-Jun-2016
UN agencies warn of alleged rights viola New York, June 21 (Just Earth News):Amid ongoing fighting in the embattled Iraqi city of Fallujah, the United Nations human rights office on Tuesday warned of continuing allegations of serious rights violations, as the Organization’s refugee agency reported a funding crunch to meet the immediate needs of the thousands of civilians who continue to flee the area. 21-Jun-2016
Bahrain: UN rights office concerned at c New York, June 21 (Just Earth News):Concerned at the intensification of a crackdown on free expression and association, and the right to a nationality in Bahrain, the United Nations human rights office on Tuesday urged the Government to ensure those rights are protected in line with the country’s obligations under international law and that civil society activists do not face undue pressure, intimidation or reprisals for their work. 21-Jun-2016
More than half of Yemen’s population n New York, June 21 (Just Earth News):Vast swathes of war-torn Yemen,19 out of 22 governorates are facing severe food insecurity, and the situation within affected areas is likely to deteriorate if conflict persists, according to a new assessment by the United Nations and partners. 21-Jun-2016
On International Yoga Day, Ban spotlight New York, June 21 (Just Earth News):United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged everyone to embrace healthier choices and lifestyles and to commit to unity with other human beings, regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, gender identity or sexual orientation. 21-Jun-2016
US senate rejects gun control measures a Washington, June 21 (IBNS) The US Senate has rejected proposals to restrict guns after last week's mass shooting in an Orlando nightclub,media reports said. 21-Jun-2016
Thailand: Ban reaffirms UN’s readines New York, June 21 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reaffirmed the UN’s readiness to support Thailand as the country prepares to vote on a final draft Constitution. 21-Jun-2016
UN expert sees very little change in eff New York, June 21 (Just Earth News): A United Nations human rights expert on Monday said that in Mexico, very little has changed regarding the protection of the right to life his 2013 fact-finding mission to the country. 21-Jun-2016
Central African Republic: UN humanitari New York, June 21 (Just Earth News): The interim United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in the Central African Republic (CAR), Dr. Michel Yao strongly condemned an armed attack on a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) convoy transporting medicines and fuel from the capital, Bangui, to the south-eastern city of Bangassou on 17 June. 21-Jun-2016
UN strongly condemns series of attacks New York, June 21 (Just Earth News):The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Monday expressed grave concern about a series of deadly attacks across Afghanistan, reiterating its call for anti-Government elements, including the Taliban, to immediately cease all attacks in civilian-populated areas and stop targeting civilians, including diplomatic facilities and personnel. 21-Jun-2016
Ban underlines progress towards strengt New York, June 21 (Just Earth News):With the continued increase in the number and gravity of health emergencies globally, the international community must continue to work towards charting a path for how nations and communities can proactively prepare for and respond to such challenges in the future, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon emphasized on Monday. 21-Jun-2016
Ban underlines progress towards strengt New York, June 21 (Just Earth News):With the continued increase in the number and gravity of health emergencies globally, the international community must continue to work towards charting a path for how nations and communities can proactively prepare for and respond to such challenges in the future, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon emphasized on Monday. 21-Jun-2016
On first anniversary of Mali peace accor New York, June 21 (Just Earth News):On the occasion of the first anniversary of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the renewed commitment to peace expressed by the country's President, Ibrahim Boubakar Keïta, and his Government. 21-Jun-2016
‘Unprecedented’ 65 million people di New York, June 20 (Just Earth News):The number of people displaced from their homes due to conflict and persecution last year exceeded 60 million for the first time in the United Nations’ history, a tally greater than the combined populations of the United Kingdom, or of Canada, Australia and New Zealand, says a new report released on World Refugee Day today. 20-Jun-2016
Myanmar must address ‘serious’ huma New York, June 20 (Just Earth News): Issuing a new report on the situation of minorities in Myanmar, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has urged the Government to take concrete steps to end the “systemic discrimination” and ongoing human rights violations against minority communities, particularly the Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state. 20-Jun-2016
UN relief wing foresees thousands more New York, June 20 (Just Earth News):More than 83,000 people have fled the besieged city of Fallujah and surrounding areas as of this past Saturday, and thousands more could still be on the move amid ongoing fighting, the United Nations relief wing has reported. 20-Jun-2016
With 1 human in every 113 affected, forc New York, June 20(Just Earth News): Conflict and persecution caused global forced displacement to escalate sharply in 2015, reaching the highest level ever recorded and representing immense human suffering, according to a report released today by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. 20-Jun-2016
Vladimir Putin to visit China on June 25 Moscow, June 20 (IBNS): Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit China on June 25. 20-Jun-2016
Visit to NATO by the President of the St 20-Jun-2016
Mexico: Protesters and police clash, six Mexico City, Jun 20 (IBNS): At least six people were killed and a dozen injured as police and protesters clashed in southern Mexico on Sunday, reports said. 20-Jun-2016
Indonesian Navy fires on Chinese fishing Beijing, June 20 (IBNS): China on Monday confirmed that on Friday Chinese fishing boats were harassed and shot by several Indonesian navy vessels and one crew member was shot injured. 20-Jun-2016
Syria: Suicide attack kills 3 Hasaka, June 20 (IBNS): A suicide attack in Syria's Hasaka area n Sunday has killed at least three people, media reports said on Monday. 20-Jun-2016
On World Day, Ban declares era of impuni New York, June 19 (Just Earth News): Marking the first International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday said that the era of impunity for sexual violence as a tool of war is over, citing a host of landmark rulings against political and military leaders. 19-Jun-2016
Russia: Several feared drowned after sto Moscow, June 19 (IBNS) A strong lake storm hit Karelia in northwest Russia where at least 12 people are feared to been killed on Sunday, media reports said. 19-Jun-2016
Visiting Greek island, Ban says refugees New York, June 19 (Just Earth News):Visiting the Greek island of Lesbos, which has become migrants' entry point to Europe, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the countries in the region to respond with a humane and human rights-based approach, instead of border closures, barriers and bigotry. 19-Jun-2016
Jo Cox death: Thomas Mair appears in cou London, June 18 (IBNS) The man, who has been arrested in connection with the killing of Labour MP Jo Cox, has been remanded in custody by a court on Saturday. 18-Jun-2016
In Greece, UN chief urges global respons New York, June 18 (Just Earth News): On a visit to Greece, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday discussed the refugee crisis with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, urging States to address the root causes of displacement and more evenly share the responsibility for the welfare of migrants and refugees. 18-Jun-2016
Belgian police arrest 12 in anti-terrori Brussels, Jun 18 (IBNS): Police in Belgium arrested 12 people in a wide-spread anti-terrorism operation, media reported on Saturday. 18-Jun-2016
Birstall man charged with murder of Brit London, Jun 18 (IBNS): The police have charged Thomas Mair, 52, from Birstall, for the murder of Britain's Labour MP Jo Cox, and he will be produced at the Westminster magistrates court in London on Saturday, according to media reports. 18-Jun-2016
Feature: From Lesvos to Berlin – a ph New York, June 18 (Just Earth News):Renowned photographer Giles Duley, who barely survived a 2011 explosion in Afghanistan in which he lost both legs and part of his left arm, now reports for the United Nations refugee agency, and feels that his lasting wounds have allowed him to better connect with people and capture their stories. 18-Jun-2016
Condemning Orlando attack, senior UN Adv New York, June 18 (Just Earth News):A senior United Nations human rights advisor has condemned the criminal attack that took place at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on 12 June, in which 49 people were killed and 53 injured, and expressed grave concern at the outpouring of hatred, homophobia and Islamophobia that followed the incident, which targeted the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. 18-Jun-2016
Burundi: On second visit to country, UN New York, June 18 (Just Earth News): Concluding their second visit to Burundi, a team of United Nations independent human rights experts welcomed certain improvements in the country, but warned that the recent “calm should not be confused with long term stability,” and also called on all parties in the country to stop the use of violence as a political tool. 18-Jun-2016
State-owned enterprises must be ‘role New York, June 18 (Just Earth News):A United Nations expert group on Friday said that State-owned enterprises (SOEs) must lead by example in respecting human rights, noting that Governments often ask private businesses to respect human rights, but forget to mind their own business. 18-Jun-2016
New Zika response strategy to focus on p New York, June 18 (Just Earth News):The United Nations health agency on Friday issued a revised strategic response plan for the next one and a half years to combat the transmission of the Zika virus, which has now spread to 60 countries. 18-Jun-2016
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