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UN’s new LGBT expert urges global part New York, Nov 30 (Just Earth News): Global partnership is needed to end discrimination and violence against the worldwide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, a United Nations human rights expert has told an international conference in Bangkok, Thailand, outlining five key steps that should be taken. 30-Nov-2016
South Sudan: Bureaucratic obstacles hind New York, Nov 30 (Just Earth News): Expressing deep concern over the impact of a series of bureaucratic impediments and access constraints on relief operations, a senior United Nations humanitarian official in South Sudan has called on all parties to allow free, safe and unhindered humanitarian access to the people in need. 30-Nov-2016
At least 12 die in Turkey dormitory fire Ankara, Nov 30 (IBNS): At least 11 schools girls and a woman worker died while 22 others sustained injuries as a fire engulfed a school dormitory in southern Turkey, media reports said. 30-Nov-2016
‘Cling to every little sign of hope’ New York, Nov 30 (Just Earth News): On 23 July 2014, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon announced the appointment of Ellen Margrethe Løj of Denmark as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS). Løj succeeded Hilde Johnson of Norway, who had completed her assignment two weeks earlier, on 7 July 2014. 30-Nov-2016
Keyword: Ghana, Ban ki Moon, President, New York, Nov 30 (Just Earth News): About 30,000 families in 58 municipalities in Nicaragua’s ‘Dry Corridor,’ the area of the country most affected by droughts and climate change, are expected to benefit from a financial agreement between the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Nicaragua to boost sustainable agricultural production. 30-Nov-2016
Ghana: Ban urges President, opposition New York, Nov 30 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged Ghana’s President and the opposition leader to continue their role in defusing tensions towards the holding of peaceful and credible elections in the African country. 30-Nov-2016
Formation of Houthi government ‘compl New York, Nov 30 (Just Earth News): Describing the recent announcement by Ansar Allah and the General People’s Congress of the creation of a new Government as “a new and unnecessary obstacle” to peace in Yemen, the United Nations envoy for the country on Tuesday urged the parties “to re-think their approach and demonstrate their commitment to the peace process with concrete actions.” 30-Nov-2016
Bulgaria: UN concerned at calls for exp New York, Nov 30 (Just Earth News): The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday voiced concerns over calls for expulsion, on national security grounds, of asylum-seekers after a protest at Bulgaria’s largest and most overcrowded reception centre. 30-Nov-2016
Fleeing violence in Horn of Africa, asy New York, Nov 30 (Just Earth News): Highlighting a dramatic increase in sea crossings by migrants and refugees from the Horn of Africa to Yemen – which itself is reeling under a deteriorating humanitarian crisis, the United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday called for urgent steps to deter and save people from the deadly risks they are taking. 30-Nov-2016
UN health agency issues new guidelines o New York, Nov 30 (Just Earth News): Ahead of World AIDS Day, marked annually on 1 December, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidelines on HIV self-testing, which aim to help millions of people know their HIV status and get treatment. 30-Nov-2016
With Burundi at ‘dangerous junction, New York, Nov 30 (Just Earth News): Denouncing reports of open intimidation from armed militia against citizens of Burundi, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has called upon the Government to take immediate effective action to protect its people. 30-Nov-2016
UN launches new strategy to minimize env New York, Nov 30 (Just Earth News): Underscoring the importance of environmental protection and management in the work of peacekeeping missions, the United Nations Department of Field Support (DFS) on Tuesday launched a new strategy to maximize its peace operations' efficiency in the use of natural resources, and to minimize their risk to people, societies and ecosystem. 30-Nov-2016
Myanmar: UN rights chief warns of ‘sp New York, Nov 29 (Just Earth News): The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday expressed alarm over reports of serious rights violations in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state that cite allegations of extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests and sexual violence, and a renewed spike in hate speech – including on social media. 29-Nov-2016
Amid battle for Mosul, ISIL forcing civi New York, Nov 29 (Just Earth News): As the Iraqi military intensifies its operations to wrest Mosul from terrorists, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday warned that it continues to receive reports of “serious breaches” of international human rights and humanitarian law by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) in and around the war-torn city. 29-Nov-2016
‘Urgent steps’ needed to revive two- New York, Nov 29 (Just Earth News): Marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the world to reaffirm commitment to upholding the rights of the Palestinian people and working to build a future of peace, justice, security and dignity for Palestinians and Israelis alike. 29-Nov-2016
Syria: Amid ‘chilling’ situation in New York, Nov 29 (Just Earth News): Citing preliminary reports that that up to 16,000 people have fled fighting in the eastern neighbourhoods of Syria’s Aleppo city, the United Nations humanitarian chief on Tuesday warned that thousands more will have no choice but to flee should the attacks spread and escalate over the coming days. 29-Nov-2016
Ban voices deep concerns over renewed vi New York, Nov 29 (Just Earth News): Expressing deep concerns over last week's renewed violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) that has reportedly claimed dozens of lives and displaced more than 11,000 persons – many civilians – United Nations Secretary-General has called on the armed groups to immediately and to “genuinely” commit to peace. 29-Nov-2016
Plane carrying Brazilian football club t Bogota, Nov 29 (IBNS) : A plane carrying 72 people, including the members of a Brazilian football team, , has crashed in Colombia, reports said. 29-Nov-2016
‘Hang on to every little glimmer of ho New York, Nov 29 (Just Earth News): All people in South Sudan, regardless of their ethnic affiliation, must unite towards creating a national identify, the head of the United Nations mission there urged on Monday, underscoring the potential of the resource-rich African country to prosper despite its ongoing challenges. 29-Nov-2016
Central African Republic: Half the popul New York, Nov 29 (Just Earth News): With nearly half the population in the Central African Republic (CAR) in need of humanitarian assistance, some $400 million is required over the coming year to shore up relief efforts that will be critical “to save the lives of people who are among the poorest and most forgotten on this planet,” a senior United Nations official said on Monday. 29-Nov-2016
UN committee on safeguarding intangible New York, Nov 29 (Just Earth News): More than 300 artists and performers showcased the wealth of Ethiopia’s intangible cultural heritage in Addis Ababa on Sunday ahead of on Monday’s opening of the 11th session of the United Nations Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. 29-Nov-2016
‘Massive efforts’ under way in floo New York, Nov 29 (Just Earth News): While nearly 12,000 families in northern Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) have moved into new houses three months after devastating Typhoon Lionrock destroyed their homes, the United Nations is reporting that this “massive effort” still needs additional support so damaged water networks can be repaired and essential medicines and nutritious foods can be provided. 29-Nov-2016
UN agencies scaling up emergency health New York, Nov 28 (Just Earth News): United Nations agencies are rapidly scaling up efforts in eastern Mosul to ensure that more than 60,000 people living near the frontlines of the current military operations have access to life-saving care. 28-Nov-2016
Refugees in Chad facing continued food i New York, Nov 28 (Just Earth News): A joint assessment by the Office of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP), has revealed that 43 per cent of refugees who have been living in Chad for more than 10 years continue to face a precarious food security situation and require assistance. 28-Nov-2016
With 500,000 children living under sieg New York, Nov 28 (Just Earth News): As the number of children living under siege has doubled in less than one year to nearly 500,000 amid escalating violence across Syria, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called for lifting sieges and allowing immediate humanitarian access. 28-Nov-2016
UNESCO to host international conference Paris, Nov 28 (IBNS): UNESCO will host an international conference on 'Great Migrations in Ancient Asia Minor: Circulation, Exchange and Social Transformation' at its Headquarters in Paris, from Nov 29 to 30. 28-Nov-2016
Paul Nuttall appointed as UKIP leader London, Nov 28 (IBNS): British political party United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) on Monday named Member of European Parliament Paul Nuttall as its new leader. 28-Nov-2016
UN conference examines sustainable trans New York, Nov 27 (Just Earth News): The first-ever United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference wrapped up on Sunday in the Turkmen capital, Ashgabat, with participants deliberating the needs of countries in special situations – mostly least developed countries – and avenues for financing sustainable transport. 27-Nov-2016
As Cuba mourns passing of former Preside New York, Nov 27 (Just Earth News): Speaking on behalf of the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this morning extended condolences to the Cuban people and to the family of former President Fidel Castro Ruz, who passed away overnight at the age of 90. 27-Nov-2016
'The answer to global transportation cha New York, Nov 27 (Just Earth News): Opening the first-ever Global Sustainable Transport Conference, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told delegations gathered in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, that the world has the resolve, commitment, imagination and creativity “to transform our transport systems in a sustainable manner that will improve human wellbeing, enhance social progress and protect our planet.” 27-Nov-2016
Somalia: At least 11 dead in car bomb bl Mogadishu, Nov 26 (IBNS): At least 11 people have died and 16 sustained injuries following a car bomb blast in a market in Mogadishu, reports said. 26-Nov-2016
Iran: Two trains collide, 45 killed Tehran, Nov 26 (IBNS): At least 45 people were killed as two trains collided in Iran on Friday, media reports said on Saturday. 26-Nov-2016
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro dies Havana, Nov 26 (IBNS): Former Cuban President and communism poster boy for decades, Fidel Castro breathed his last on Saturday, according to Cuban state TV. 26-Nov-2016
UN, global community back efforts of So New York, Nov 26 (Just Earth News): The United Nations and other members of the international community have commended the efforts of Somalia’s electoral bodies to ensure a credible and legitimate electoral process and supported the bodies’ decisions to disqualify candidates who engaged in corruption, intimidation and manipulation in the ongoing parliamentary elections. 26-Nov-2016
Violence against women ‘serious obsta New York, Nov 26 (Just Earth News): Underlining that violence against women and girls is not only a human rights violation but also a serious obstacle to sustainable development, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for “meaningful” action to prevent and respond to such violence. 26-Nov-2016
DR Congo: UN envoy calls on political st New York, Nov 26 (Just Earth News): Wrapping up a visit to Africa’s Great Lakes region, a United Nations envoy on Friday urged stakeholders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) electoral process to do more to help ensure the country is able to hold peaceful elections. 26-Nov-2016
UN conference to address way forward on New York, Nov 26 (Just Earth News): The first-ever global conference on sustainable transport takes place this weekend in Turkmenistan, bringing together representatives from the United Nations, governments, the private sector and civil society to set new directions for global transport efforts. 26-Nov-2016
More than 729,000 Haitians vaccinated ag New York, Nov 26 (Just Earth News): A Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/ United Nations World Health Organization (WHO)-backed vaccination campaign has reached more than 729,000 people in Haiti’s areas devastated by Hurricane Matthew, which hit the country last month, the health agencies said. 26-Nov-2016
DPR Korea: With victims’ suffering ‘ New York, Nov 26 (Just Earth News): Wrapping up a 10-day visit to Northeast Asia, a United Nations human rights expert on Friday called for a multi-faceted and people-centred approach to improve the “extremely complex” situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. 26-Nov-2016
UN refugee agency steps up support as wi New York, Nov 26 (Just Earth News): With winter approaching and temperatures falling, the United Nations refugee agency is preparing to open more camps and increase life-saving assistance to support the nearly 15 million people displaced by fighting in Iraq and Syria. 26-Nov-2016
Central African Republic: UN envoy calls New York, Nov 26 (Just Earth News): Condemning the recent outbreak of ethnic violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) that has killed scores of people, the United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide has called for an immediate end to the hostilities and urged the authorities to take urgent measures to protect the population from further violence, regardless of their ethnicity or political affiliation. 26-Nov-2016
Fundamentalism and populism pose deepeni New York, Nov 25 (Just Earth News): Women who step up to defend human rights are facing worsening obstacles amid a global trend of fundamentalism and populism, a group of United Nations experts has warned. 25-Nov-2016
UN chief welcomes new peace deal between New York, Nov 25 (Just Earth News): Welcoming the signing on Thursday of the new peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed the hope that Colombians will "come together at this time to move the peace process forward." 25-Nov-2016
Space community underlines need for stro New York, Nov 25 (Just Earth News): Members of the global space community have affirmed the need for stronger international cooperation and dialogue as they wrapped up the work of a high-level United Nations forum in Dubai. 25-Nov-2016
Travel bans imposed by Egypt on human ri New York, Nov 25 (Just Earth News): Warning that Egypt's travel bans and other restrictions on the free speech of human rights defenders appear politically motivated to “choke legitimate and democratic debate, both within and outside,” the country, a United Nations rights expert on Thursday, strongly advised the Government to repeal the existing travel bans and refrain from imposing further restrictions. 25-Nov-2016
'Immediate action' needed as millions in New York, Nov 24 (Just Earth News): Warning that ongoing unrest and rising inflation have left more than five million people in restive north-east Nigeria facing acute food insecurity, the United Nations agriculture agency on Thursday appealed for $25 million through May 2017 to support irrigated vegetable production and micro-gardening in the dry season, as well as rebuild livestock systems. 25-Nov-2016
Iraq: IS Suicide bomb attack kills nearl Baghdad, Nov 24 (IBNS): Nearly 80 people were killed in a suicide bombing attack in Iraq on Thursday, reports said. 24-Nov-2016
Israel: Hundreds evacuated as forest fir Jerusalem, Nov 24 (IBNS): At least over a hundred people have been evacuated by rescue workers in Israel as forest fires reach the city, reports said. 24-Nov-2016
Turkish soldiers killed in Syria Damascus, Nov 24 (IBNS): At least three Turkish soldiers were killed and 10 others injured in Syria, reports said. 24-Nov-2016
Nigeria: At least 150 peaceful pro-Biafr Washington, Nov 24 (IBNS): The Nigerian security forces, led by the military, embarked on a chilling campaign of extrajudicial executions and violence resulting in the deaths of at least 150 peaceful pro-Biafra protesters in the south east of the country, according to an investigation by Amnesty International published on Thursday. 24-Nov-2016
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