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UN refugee agency aims to double funds f New York, Oct 31 (Just Earth News): The United Nations refugee agency announced on Monday its intention to double funds for cash-based assistance to refugees across the world by 2020 as a way to better assist and protect them 31-Oct-2016
Almost one in seven children breathing h New York, Oct 31 (Just Earth News): About 300 million children in the world are living in areas with outdoor air so toxic – six or more times higher than international pollution guidelines – that it can cause serious health damage, including harming their developing brains, a new United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) report has revealed. 31-Oct-2016
Ambassador of Yemen to Pakistan calls on Islamabad, Oct 31 (IBNS): Mohammed Motahar Ali-Shabi, the newly appointed Ambassador of Yemen to Pakistan called on the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Syed Tariq Fatemi on Monday, in his office. 31-Oct-2016
In phone call with South African Preside New York, Oct 31 (Just Earth News): In a telephone conversation with President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon regretted the country's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) and expressed hope that it would reconsider the decision before the withdrawal takes effect. 31-Oct-2016
UN envoy on Syria 'shocked' and 'appalle New York, Oct 31 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, has said that he is “appalled and shocked” by the high number of rockets indiscriminately launched by armed opposition groups on civilian suburbs of Syria's western Aleppo in the past 48 hours. 31-Oct-2016
UN celebrating Diwali New York, Oct 30 (IBNS): The United Nations is celebrating Diwali for the firs time. 30-Oct-2016
Airstrikes kill over dozen people in Yem Sanaa, Oct 30 (IBNS): At least a dozen people were killed in airstrikes at a Yemeni prison on Saturday, reports said. 30-Oct-2016
UN mission condemns killings and increas New York, Oct 30 (Just Earth News): Denouncing recent violence and increasing tensions in parts of the Central African Republic (CAR), in particular the town of Bambari, resulting in the deaths of 25 individuals, the United Nations mission in the country has called for an end to the attacks and reprisals as well as appealed for dialogue to resolve the situation. 30-Oct-2016
Syria: Security Council strongly condemn New York, Oct 30 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council has condemned in the “strongest terms” an attack yesterday on the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Syria's capital Damascus as well as the widely reported recent attacks on schools in the country, according to separate statements issued late yesterday. 30-Oct-2016
Overhauling of Canadian Immigration syst Calgary, Oct 29 (IBNS): The 14-member Advisory Council on Economic Growth that was formed under the stewardship of Dominic Barton, the global Managing Director of the consultancy firm McKinsey & Co. to act as a group of external advisors to Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau, delivered its first three recommendations to Ottawa. 29-Oct-2016
Premier Wyne celebrates Diwali with Indi Toronto, Oct 29 (IBNS): Ontario liberal Caucus led by Premier Kathleen Wyne, in partnership with the Consulate General of India, Toronto and Panorama India hosted a Diwali reception on Oct 26 at Woodbine Banquet Hall in Etobicoike. 29-Oct-2016
General Assembly elects 14 members to U New York, Oct 29 (Just Earth News): The General Assembly on Friday elected, by secret ballot, 14 States to serve on the Human Rights Council, the United Nations body responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe. 29-Oct-2016
UN chief set to open next month ‘cruci New York, Oct 29 (Just Earth News): The Turkish Cypriot leader and the Greek Cypriot leader will head to Switzerland early next month for a meeting that will be opened by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and will kick-off an intensive week of negotiations of the Cyprus talks, a senior UN envoy announced on Friday. 29-Oct-2016
Ban urges all parties in Venezuela to re New York, Oct 29 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday welcomed the Vatican’s joining of the ongoing initiative by former Heads of State and Government to promote dialogue between the Government of Venezuela and the country’s political opposition, under the auspices of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR). 29-Oct-2016
Violations of freedom of expression and New York, Oct 29 (Just Earth News): Human rights violations are growing worse in Belarus, according to a new report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the country, Miklós Haraszti, which he presented to the UN General Assembly on Friday. 29-Oct-2016
UN expert urges international community New York, Oct 29 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, called upon the international community on Friday to not forget about ongoing human rights challenges in the country, including continued detention of political prisoners, the constitutional guarantee of 25 per cent of seats in Parliament to the military, and increasing unrest and discrimination against Muslim communities. 29-Oct-2016
Achieving Global Goals hinges on 'determ New York, Oct 29 (Just Earth News): Greater investment in greener, more efficient and sustainable transport can save trillions of dollars and help achieve the global sustainability goals, according to a United Nations report launched on Friday that provides 10 recommendations on how resources can be redirected to the transport sector. 29-Oct-2016
Withdrawal from International Criminal C New York, Oct 29 (Just Earth News): Expressing regret over the intention of three African countries to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for strengthening the Court from within its processes. 29-Oct-2016
Israel is denying Palestine’s right to New York, Oct 29 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Michael Lynk, has declared that Israel is denying Palestine’s right to development by creating rampant poverty, “epic” unemployment, and economic stagnation. 29-Oct-2016
Stronger regional partnerships can help New York, Oct 29 (Just Earth News): Highlighting the complex challenges confronting global peace and security, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday emphasized the urgent need for a collective response by the international community that draws on regional and global partnerships. 29-Oct-2016
Syria: UN chief condemns reported school New York, Oct 29 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the reported attack on Friday on a school in the western part of Syria's Aleppo city that killed a number of children. 29-Oct-2016
Amid escalating conflict in Yemen, UN-as New York, Oct 29 (Just Earth News): Warning that the situation in Yemen is growing more dire every day, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the lead United Nations-affiliated agency on migration issues, launched on Friday a regional appeal for nearly $150 million to help provide desperately needed assistance to the country’s people trapped amid the escalating conflict. 29-Oct-2016
News about the Nobel Prize left me speec London, Oct 29 (IBNS): Breaking his silence American singer and songwriter Bob Dylan has said the news that he was to be awarded the Nobel prize for literature left him 'speechless'. 29-Oct-2016
UN agricultural agency launches programm New York, Oct 28 (Just Earth News): The United Nations agricultural agency on Friday launched the first phase of a new, 15-year global programme to eradicate a highly contagious viral animal disease affecting more than 70 countries in Africa, Middle East and Asia, which account for about 80 per cent of the world’s sheep and goats and where millions of families depend heavily on these animals for nutrition and livelihoods. 28-Oct-2016
Landmark accord agreed on world's larges New York, Oct 28 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) welcomed a unanimous decision on Friday from the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) to create the world's largest protected area – land or marine – in the Antarctic's Ross Sea. 28-Oct-2016
UN expert panel cites crimes against hum New York, Oct 28 (Just Earth News): Eritrean officials have committed crimes against humanity since 1991, including enslavement, imprisonment, enforced disappearances, torture, other inhumane acts, persecution, rape and murder, a member of the former United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the country reported to UN Member States. 28-Oct-2016
INTERVIEW: New global compact “should New York, Oct 28 (Just Earth News): The adoption of what has been dubbed the “New York Declaration” should make a difference in the lives of refugees and migrants, an outgoing UN Special Adviser has underscored. 28-Oct-2016
Nearly 8,000 families abducted by ISIL f New York, Oct 28 (Just Earth News): Credible reports suggest that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) has been forcing tens of thousands of people from their homes in sub-districts around Mosul, including nearly 8,000 families the group abducted, since the operations to restore Iraqi Government control over Mosul began on 17 October, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said on Friday. 28-Oct-2016
Global treaties provide blueprint to ‘ New York, Oct 28 (Just Earth News): Tackling human trafficking is not a simple or trivial pursuit, the head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said on Thursday, urging States to implement all provisions of the so-called ‘Palermo protocol,’ the nearly universal UN treaty that contains a ‘blueprint’ for successfully preventing and supressing the scourge while punishing perpetrators. 28-Oct-2016
‘We are not giving up,’ despite eva New York, Oct 28 (Just Earth News): Expressing their disappointment that the sick and wounded were not evacuated from Syria’s war-torn eastern Aleppo, the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria and his Senior Advisor on Thursday vowed to press on with their efforts to extract those with medical emergencies and get assistance to those with desperate needs inside the city. 28-Oct-2016
Persons with disabilities must benefit f New York, Oct 28 (Just Earth News): Persons with disabilities should have a leading say on the policies that impact them, a United Nations human rights expert told the General Assembly, while stressing the important role that member states play to ensure those disabled benefit from and contribute to development. 28-Oct-2016
As fires burn through Calais ‘Jungle, New York, Oct 28 (Just Earth News): “Deeply troubled” that last night, while fires burned in parts of the Calais refugee and migrant camp that has become known as “the Jungle” burned, many children were forced to sleep out in the cold, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday underscored that authorities on the ground must guarantee their protection. 28-Oct-2016
UN health strategy making access to new New York, Oct 28 (Just Earth News): According to the United Nations heath agency, since the approval of new medicines for hepatitis C – offering a cure rate of over 95 per cent, fewer side effects and complete cure within three months – about two years back, more than one million patients in low- and middle-income countries have been treated. 28-Oct-2016
Destruction of cultural heritage is an a New York, Oct 28 (Just Earth News): When cultural heritage is under attack, it is also the people and their fundamental human rights that are under attack, a United Nations expert warned the UN General Assembly, issuing an urgent call to step up international action against the destruction of heritage such as monuments, historic sites and sacred places. 28-Oct-2016
ISIL’s ‘scorched earth policy’ cr New York, Oct 28 (Just Earth News): Environmental pollution is adding “complexity and danger” to the humanitarian crisis sparked by the military offensive in Mosul, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Thursday, warning that fumes from burning stockpiles of sulphur dioxide, and oil wells that have been set ablaze, have led to further suffering for civilians in northern Iraq. 28-Oct-2016
‘It’s your story – don’t lose it New York, Oct 27 (Just Earth News): Archives are humanity’s collective memory bank, maintained in many public and private organizations, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization said on Thursday, urging all public and private entities as well as relevant professionals to take urgent action to safeguard audiovisual works and records ‘as an integral part of our shared heritage.” 27-Oct-2016
Severe hunger in southern Madagascar lik New York, Oct 27 (Just Earth News): The impact of severe El Niño-induced drought on crop production in southern Madagascar, where nearly 850,000 people are acutely food insecure, is likely to persist into 2017 and requires an intensified humanitarian response, the United Nations agriculture agency said on Thursday. 27-Oct-2016
Syria: Latest school attack in Idlib 'an New York, Oct 27 (Just Earth News): The head of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday that the latest school attack in the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib may be “the deadliest” one since the war begin more than five years ago, and is a war crime if deliberate. 27-Oct-2016
Japan: Prince Mikasa dies of heart failu Tokyo, Oct 27 (IBNS): Prince Mikasa of Japan, the uncle of Emperor Akihito, died on Thursday of heart failure, reports said. 27-Oct-2016
Two earthquakes hit Italy Rome, Oct 27 (IBNS): Two earthquakes hit central Italy on Wednesday, triggering panic in the nation. 27-Oct-2016
‘Stop draining the blood of Syrians New York, Oct 27 (Just Earth News): In another impassioned plea to the United Nations Security Council urging action to stop the bloodshed in war-ravaged Syria, the top UN humanitarian official stressed that since his last briefing to the body (on 29 September), 400 more Syrians had been killed and close to 2,000 injured in eastern Aleppo. 27-Oct-2016
New solutions needed to tackle mounting New York, Oct 27 (Just Earth News): Prior to a meeting on Wednesday at the United Nations on sovereign debt restructuring, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) announced that in order to deal with sovereign debt crises – which are creating a growing threat to economic stability in many developing countries – the world is in need of new ways to tackle the problem. 27-Oct-2016
Statistical capabilities need major upg New York, Oct 27 (Just Earth News): “Tremendous” efforts and increased investments are expected from countries and international organizations in order to improve national statistical capacities in achieving the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Zero Hunger target, José Graziano da Silva, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said on Wednesday in Rome. 27-Oct-2016
US abstains for first time in annual UN New York, Oct 27 (Just Earth News): In a near unanimous action, the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution underlining the need to end to the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba, while also welcoming progress in the relations between the two countries. 27-Oct-2016
General Assembly can take steps to reduc New York, Oct 27 (Just Earth News): United Nations human rights expert Ikponwosa Ero called upon government representatives gathered in New York for the General Assembly to take swift action to end a growing problem of violence and severe discrimination against people with albinism. 27-Oct-2016
‘Nothing is more powerful than the hu New York, Oct 27 (Just Earth News): Joined by staff and families of the women and men of the United Nations who lost their lives between 1 January 2015 and 30 June 2016, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a memorial service at UN Headquarters on Wednesday that “those who destroy may think bombs and bullets are the most powerful force […] but nothing is more powerful than the human spirit.” 27-Oct-2016
UN aid agencies stepping up assistance f New York, Oct 27 (Just Earth News): As newly-displaced Iraqis are starting to arrive at camps set up by the United Nations for people fleeing the ongoing military offensive to wrest Mosul from terrorists, the Organization’s health and refugee agencies have ramped up their own operations to provide assistance and to respond to what has thus far been a ‘moderate’ influx. 27-Oct-2016
‘Nigeria faces worst humanitarian cris New York, Oct 27 (Just Earth News): With nearly 400,000 children facing starvation in Nigeria, and citizens suffering with little to no protection, security, food or access to clean water, “Nigeria is facing the worst humanitarian crisis on the African continent,” Peter Lundberg, the acting United Nations Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator, warned on Wednesday. 27-Oct-2016
South Sudan: UN human rights chief warns New York, Oct 26 (Just Earth News): An alarming rise in hate speech and incitement to violence against certain ethnic groups in South Sudan has prompted the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, to issue a warning that if the community and political leaders at the highest levels do not rein it in, mass atrocities in the country could erupt. 26-Oct-2016
Ban condemns outbreak of violence and at New York, Oct 26 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the outbreak of violence, on 24 October, in the Central African Republic's (CAR) capital, Bangui, that killed at least four civilians and injured nine others. 26-Oct-2016
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