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Trump meets CEOs of U.S. health insuran Washington, Feb 28 (IBNS): US President Donald Trump has met CEOs of U.S. health insurance companies. 28-Feb-2017
In Yemen, UN aid chief rallies support f New York, Feb 28 (Just Earth News): The parties to the conflict in Yemen need to continue providing humanitarian access, and the international community needs to step up its funding for life-saving operations, the United Nations relief aid chief said on Monday during his visit to the port city of Aden. 28-Feb-2017
Refugees and migrants taking 'enormous New York, Feb 28 (Just Earth News): Increased border restrictions and lack of accessible legal ways to reach Europe have caused refugees and migrants to take more “diversified and dangerous journeys,” such as relying on people-smugglers or using flimsy boats to cross rough seas, a new report by the United Nations refugee agency has revealed. 28-Feb-2017
Germany: UN rights panel highlights raci New York, Feb 28 (Just Earth News): People of African descent in Germany suffer racial discrimination, Afrophobia and racial profiling in their daily lives, but their situation remains largely invisible to the wider society, a United Nations expert panel said on Monday at the end of its first official visit to the country. 28-Feb-2017
Families report skyrocketing food prices New York, Feb 28 (Just Earth News): The United Nations food relief agency on Monday said it is extremely concerned about the humanitarian situation facing more than 750,000 people living in dire conditions in the western sections of Iraq's Mosul city, where fighting is taking place between the Government forces and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) terrorists. 28-Feb-2017
Kosovo: Talks between Belgrade and Prist New York, Feb 28 (Just Earth News): There is no alternative to dialogue, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Kosovo on Monday told the Security Council, citing the importance of high-level talks between Belgrade and Pristina, and calling for continued international engagement to maintain peace and stability in Kosovo and the wider Balkans region. 28-Feb-2017
UN health agency lists antibiotic-resis New York, Feb 28 (Just Earth News): The United Nations health agency on Monday published its first-ever catalogue of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health. 28-Feb-2017
Drought threatens 1.5 million Somalis; New York, Feb 28 (Just Earth News): Less than half of the people in Somalia have access to basic health services, the United Nations health agency on Monday said, announcing that it is scaling up its response in the country amid a severe drought and worsening food crisis. 28-Feb-2017
In Geneva, UN urges upholding human righ New York, Feb 27 (Just Earth News): Disregard for human rights is a “disease,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday told the opening session of the UN Human Rights Council, urging Member States to uphold the rights of all people in the face of rising populism and extremism. 27-Feb-2017
Western Sahara: UN chief Guterres urges New York, Feb 26 (Just Earth News): Deeply concerned about increased tensions in the vicinity of Guerguerat in the buffer strip in southern Western Sahara between the Moroccan berm and the Mauritanian border, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday called on Morocco and Frente Polisario to “take all necessary steps” to avoid escalation. 26-Feb-2017
UN Security Council calls for immediate New York, Feb 26 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the recent spate of violence in the south-central Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), calling on the Government to “immediately dispatch a credible and impartial investigation.” 26-Feb-2017
China hotel fire kills 10 Beijing, Feb 25 (IBNS): A hotel fire in China's Jiangxi Province killed at least 10 people on Saturday, media reports said. 25-Feb-2017
Huge fire in China's luxury hotel, sever Beijing, Feb 25 (IBNS) : Several people were feared trapped as a major fire broke out in a multi-storey luxury hotel in east China’s Jiangxi Province on Saturday, state-run news agency Xinhua said. 25-Feb-2017
Syria: At least 60 people killed by suic Al Bab, Feb 25 (IBNS): At least 60 people, including civilians and soldiers, were killed in two separate incidents following the detonation of car bombs by suicide bombers near Al Bab area of Syria, reports said. 25-Feb-2017
UNESCO meeting lays groundwork for reviv New York, Feb 25 (Just Earth News): As details on the destruction of and damage to Iraq’s rich and diverse cultural heritage emerge, the United Nations cultural agency has appealed to the international community to help protect and revive the country’s archaeological, religious and cultural sites for future generations. 25-Feb-2017
Secretary-General asks Member States to New York, Feb 25 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has asked Member States to inform him by 6 March if they intend to make voluntary financial contributions to the implementation of the new UN plan to counter cholera in Haiti, his spokesman said on Friday. 25-Feb-2017
UN envoy and Church leaders in DR Congo New York, Feb 25 (Just Earth News): The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the National Episcopal Conference of Congo, known as CENCO have called for an immediate end to the spate of violent attacks against Catholic facilities in several parts of the country. 25-Feb-2017
Donors pledge $670 million at UN-backed New York, Feb 25 (Just Earth News):Giving voice to people affected by conflict and crises in Africa’s Lake Chad Basin, a global United Nations-supported humanitarian conference in Oslo on Friday generated more than $670 million in pledges that will help sustain critical relief operations over the next two years and beyond across four counties where millions are in need of aid. 25-Feb-2017
UN reports more than 300 migrant deaths New York, Feb 25 (Just Earth News): An estimated 366 migrants died at sea during their Mediterranean journey to Europe in the first 53 days of 2017, down from 425 of the comparable period of last year, the United Nations migration agency said on Friday. 25-Feb-2017
At global UN consultation, health leader New York, Feb 24 (Just Earth News): Against the backdrop of health systems struggling to adapt to the growing needs of migrants around the world, health leaders from over forty countries, meeting at a United Nations consultation underscored the call for international collaboration to improve the health and well-being of migrants and their families. 24-Feb-2017
UN rights experts urge action to curb 'i New York, Feb 24 (Just Earth News): United Nations human rights experts are calling for strong, urgent action by States to ensure that people around the world can enjoy the human right to live in environments free from contamination. 24-Feb-2017
Syria suicide attack: 42 killed Al-Bab, Feb 24 (IBNS): At least 42 people were killed in suicide attack carried out by militant group IS in Swesan area near al-Bab city of Syria, a monitor group reported. 24-Feb-2017
Perpetrators of recent terrorist attack New York, Feb 24 (Just Earth News): Condemning, in the strongest terms, the terrorist attack on 16 February in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, the United Nations Security Council underlined the need to bring the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of such reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice. 24-Feb-2017
Central African Republic: Senior UN reli New York, Feb 24 (Just Earth News): Amid renewed violence that has led to “successive gross violations” of international humanitarian law in two north-eastern provinces of the Central African Republic (CAR), the most senior United Nations relief official in the country has called for free and unhindered access to civilians impacted by the clashes between rival armed groups. 24-Feb-2017
'We need to start now’ on road to peac New York, Feb 24 (Just Earth News): Welcoming the representatives of the Syrian Government and its opposition to the United Nations-facilitated negotiations that opened on Thursday in Geneva, Staffan de Mistura reiterated the need to work together for a political solution. 24-Feb-2017
Millions in Lake Chad suffering ‘at n New York, Feb 24 (Just Earth News): Ahead of a major donors conference in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, seeking to generate global action to tackle the complex crisis in Africa’s Lake Chad Basin, the top United Nations relief official highlighted that investing in support for the region will in turn help strengthen broader security around the world for all to benefit. 24-Feb-2017
UN health agency reports depression now New York, Feb 24 (Just Earth News): Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, the United Nations health agency on Thursday reported, estimating that it affects more than 300 million people worldwide – the majority of them women, young people and the elderly. 24-Feb-2017
‘Turn the tide on plastic’ urges UN, New York, Feb 24 (Just Earth News): Launching an unprecedented global campaign, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is urging everyone to eliminate the use of microplastics and stop the excessive, wasteful use of single-use plastic, to save the world’s seas and oceans from irreversible damage before it’s too late. 24-Feb-2017
Security Council extends mandate of UN New York, Feb 24 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council on Thursday extended for another year the mandate of the UN Integrated Peace-Building Office in Guinea-Bissau, known as UNIOGBIS, and urged all political actors in the country to implement the provisions of the Conakry Agreement signed last October. 24-Feb-2017
Yemen's health system another victim of New York, Feb 23 (Just Earth News): Acute shortage of critical medicines, limited fuel for electricity and specialized medical staff such as intensive care doctors and nurses having left Yemen have put innocent lives in danger, the United Nations health agency has warned. 23-Feb-2017
Mosul: Iraqi forces storm airport Mosul, Feb 23 (IBNS): In an attempt to retake Mosul from so-called Islamic State militants, Iraqi forces have attacked the airport in the city, media reports said on Friday. 23-Feb-2017
Syria negotiations may not yield breakth New York, Feb 23 (Just Earth News): A day before negotiations on the crisis in Syria kick off in Geneva, the United Nations Special Envoy for the war-torn country acknowledged that while he is “not expecting a breakthrough,” the proactive momentum needs to be sustained, and the top United Nations relief official told the Security Council that the country’s humanitarian needs would remain critical for a long time. 23-Feb-2017
Central African Republic: Four UN peacek New York, Feb 23 (Just Earth News): The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic has reported that its troops on patrol were ambushed yesterday outside of Ippy in Ouaka prefecture. 23-Feb-2017
OSCE seeks to defuse conflicts, combat New York, Feb 23 (Just Earth News): Multilateral cooperation is the only way to achieve peace, security and stability, and there is no alternative to it, Austria’s Foreign Minister told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday, underscoring the work of his country in its role as the Chair of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). 23-Feb-2017
Tackling hunger crises in South Sudan, S New York, Feb 23 (Just Earth News): Sounding the alarm on behalf of more than 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and north-east Nigeria facing devastating levels of food insecurity, Secretary-General António Guterres joined other top United Nations officials on Wednesday calling for “strong and urgent” action from the international community to help the already-fragile countries avert catastrophe. 23-Feb-2017
Haiti: New grant to help UNICEF strengt New York, Feb 23 (Just Earth News): A new grant from the Government of Japan will allow the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to help reduce cholera-related morbidity and mortality in Haiti in 2017 and 2018, the UN agency said in a news release. 23-Feb-2017
Business-as-usual not an option with fu New York, Feb 23 (Just Earth News): Warning that diminishing natural resources and a changing climate have put humankind’s future ability to feed itself “in jeopardy,” the United Nations underlined on Wednesday that while the planet still has the potential to produce enough food, “major transformations” are needed to make production sustainable and to ensure that all of humanity benefits. 23-Feb-2017
Nigeria seeks $1 billion to provide life New York, Feb 22 (Just Earth News): As relief organizations increase response to the humanitarian emergency in the north-east of Nigeria, timely donor support amounting to a little over $1 billion is required to sustain life-saving assistance to millions people devastated by Boko Haram-linked violence, the United Nations relief aid wing has said. 22-Feb-2017
Trial of Gaddafi regime a 'missed oppor New York, Feb 22 (Just Earth News): Pointing out that the recent trial in Libya of members of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime fell short of international fair-trial standards, the United Nations human rights wing and the UN mission in the North African country called on authorities to address flaws identified in a new report. 22-Feb-2017
Multilingual education is 'absolutely e New York, Feb 22 (Just Earth News): Learning languages is a promise of peace, innovation and creativity, and will contribute to the achievement of global development goals, the head of the United Nations agency for culture and education has said, marking International Mother Language Day. 22-Feb-2017
UN refugee agency focuses on sheltering New York, Feb 22 (Just Earth News): The United Nations refugee agency is focusing efforts on camp construction in and around the Iraqi city of Mosul, where renewed fighting could displace up to 250,000 people. 22-Feb-2017
'Time running out' for 1.4 million chil New York, Feb 22 (Just Earth News): Almost 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of death due to severe acute malnutrition this year, as famine threatens in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, warned the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), urging prompt action to save them. 22-Feb-2017
Yemen's brutal two-year conflict forcing New York, Feb 22 (Just Earth News): The complex crisis in Yemen continues to deepen, with United Nations agencies reporting on Tuesday that perhaps one million people who had fled for safety are returning to their homes mainly due to a lack of access to income and basic services in the areas of displacement, warning that returnees often find the situation just as bad. 22-Feb-2017
'Time lost means lives lost,' warns UN New York, Feb 22 (Just Earth News): The top United Nations humanitarian official on Tuesday released $18.5 million from the organization's Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to enable critical aid for more than 785,000 people suffering from hunger, malnutrition and severe water shortages in Ethiopia's Somali region – the worst drought-stricken part of the country. 22-Feb-2017
At Security Council, UN chief Guterres New York, Feb 22 (Just Earth News): Noting that recent crises in Europe show that the continent remains at risk from new outbreaks of conflict, United Nations Secretary-General called for reinforcing mutual trust and respect to strengthen stability and cooperation both within Europe and beyond. 22-Feb-2017
'We cannot give up the fight' to end ch New York, Feb 22 (Just Earth News): Even though over the past 10 years, more than 65,000 children have been released from armed forces and armed groups, tens of thousands of boys and girls under the age of 18 continue to be used in conflicts around the world, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. 22-Feb-2017
Five feared dead as plane crashes into s Melbourne, Feb 21 (IBNS): Five people, including the pilot, are feared dead after a charter plane crashed into a shopping outlet on Tuesday in Melbourne, Australia, according to media reports. 21-Feb-2017
DR Congo: UN rights chief calls on Gove New York, Feb 21 (Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights chief on Monday called on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to take immediate steps to halt widespread human rights violations, including apparent summary executions, by the country's armed forces. 21-Feb-2017
UN Security Council condemns latest terr New York, Feb 21 (Just Earth News): Strongly condemning the latest deadly terrorist attack in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, the United Nations Security Council on Monday reiterated that its determination to support peace, security and development in the long-troubled country would not be swayed by this, or any other such attack. 21-Feb-2017
Long-time Russian Ambassador to UN, Vita New York, Feb 21 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council and the General Assembly on Monday mourned the passing of the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, who died suddenly this morning in New York. 21-Feb-2017
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