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South Korea: Park Geun-hye arrested, fac Seoul, Mar 31 (IBNS): Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye has been arrested on Friday morning, local The Chosunilbo reported. 31-Mar-2017
Colombia: UN receives 7,000 weapons from New York, Mar 31 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Mission in Colombia is set to register some 7,000 weapons this weekend, but the search for other caches of weapons hidden by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) continues, the Mission’s chief has said. 31-Mar-2017
Conflict now eroding food security in 's New York, Mar 31 (Just Earth News): The ongoing conflict in South Sudan is affecting food security in some of the country's more “stable” states, the head of United Nations peacekeeping operation there has said. 31-Mar-2017
More must be done to place Syrian refuge New York, Mar 31 (Just Earth News): The world’s attention has moved away from Syria following the battle for Aleppo, despite the fact that the last few months have been “some of the worst” for civilians, the United Nations humanitarian chief on Thursday told the Security Council, reiterating calls for an end to the six year conflict. 31-Mar-2017
In Baghdad, UN chief Guterres pledges so New York, Mar 31 (Just Earth News): On what he called a “visit of solidarity” with Iraq, Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday welcomed the commitment of the country’s leaders to civilian protection and national dialogue, and pledged the ongoing support of the United Nations as the Government seeks to bolster aid delivery to needy populations and rebuild Iraq institutions. 31-Mar-2017
UN agriculture agency takes step to help New York, Mar 31 (Just Earth News): Concerned about global rice production and eradicating hunger around the world, the United Nations agricultural agency on Thursday announced that it has teamed up with an international research institute to enhance rice farming and make it more adaptable to climate change. 31-Mar-2017
As famine looms, malnutrition and diseas New York, Mar 30 (Just Earth News): As the spectre of famine hangs once again over Somalia, early numbers show an increasing number of children suffering from severe acute malnutrition and cholera or acute watery diarrhoea – a combination that killed many children in the famine of 2011, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday. 30-Mar-2017
Civilian protection, aid access at risk New York, Mar 30 (Just Earth News): With a new outbreak of violence erupting in the Central African Republic (CAR), a senior United Nations humanitarian official on Thursday urged warring parties to protect vulnerable civilian populations as a matter of priority and ensure free movements of relief aid workers. 30-Mar-2017
UN refugee agency stresses importance of New York, Mar 30 (Just Earth News): With nearly 150 people dead or missing in another shipwreck off the Mediterranean coast, the United Nations refugee agency on Thursday stressed the importance of saving lives at sea. 30-Mar-2017
Yemen: UN envoy urges Security Council New York, Mar 30 (Just Earth News): United Nations envoy for Yemen has urged the members of the Security Council to put pressure on the warring parties in that country to engage constructively in discussing the peace process framework he had presented. 30-Mar-2017
Pro-poor urbanization, sustainable infra New York, Mar 30 (Just Earth News): Some 400 million people in Asia and the Pacific still confront poverty as part of their daily lives due to widening income inequality, despite the region's impressive gains in reducing poverty in recent decades, a United Nations-backed report has found. 30-Mar-2017
UN health agency highlights importance o New York, Mar 30 (Just Earth News): Hundreds of measles cases have been reported in Europe – where the disease was believed to be nearing elimination – leading the United Nations health agency to urge families to vaccinate their children and for national authorities to take urgent measures to stop transmission at the borders. 30-Mar-2017
In special address, Chile's President sp New York, Mar 30 (Just Earth News): Addressing a special meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Chilean President on Wednesday stressed the importance of multilateralism and the work of the 47-member body. 30-Mar-2017
Medicines should help, not harm, says UN New York, Mar 30 (Just Earth News): Medicines should help, not harm, says UN health agency launching new global patient safety 'challenge' 30-Mar-2017
In Jordan, UN chief calls for 'new Arab New York, Mar 30 (Just Earth News): Addressing the League of Arab States Summit in Jordan on Wednesday, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the importance of unity among the countries in the region to confront the challenges it is facing. 30-Mar-2017
David Beasley of United States appointed New York, Mar 30 (Just Earth News): The United Nations on Wednesday announced the appointment of David Beasley of the United States as the Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), which delivers emergency food assistance around the world and works with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. 30-Mar-2017
Children in countries facing famine thre New York, Mar 29 (Just Earth News): In African and Middle Eastern countries facing famine, unsafe water is as dangerous for severely malnourished children as lack of food, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today warned, noting that nearly 27 million people are at risk in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. 29-Mar-2017
UN chief confirms the remains found in D New York, Mar 29 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has confirmed the deaths of Michael Sharp and Zaida Catalan, two members of the Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo who had been missing since 12 March, and vowed that the Organization would do “everything possible” to ensure that justice is done. 29-Mar-2017
Mobile solutions to empower, educate re New York, Mar 29 (Just Earth News): Several initiatives to improve learning through mobile technologies were presented during the Mobile Learning Week 2017, a recently-concluded five-day event held at the Paris headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 29-Mar-2017
In Senegal, UN General Assembly Preside New York, Mar 29 (Just Earth News): Visiting a traditional fishing community in Senegal, the President of the United Nations General Assembly has called on the countries in the region to prioritize conserving and sustainably managing their marine resources. 29-Mar-2017
DR Congo: UN and regional partners expr New York, Mar 29 (Just Earth News): The United Nations and regional partner organizations on Tuesday expressed deep concern about the situation in the central Kasaï region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where at least two United Nations experts disappeared two weeks ago and dozens of police officers were reportedly found dead. 29-Mar-2017
Belarus: UN expert decries Government’ New York, Mar 29 (Just Earth News): A United Nations-appointed independent expert on the human rights situation in Belarus has expressed dismay over the Government’s return to the policy of violent mass repression against peaceful demonstrators, non-governmental organizations, journalists and political opponents, and is calling on the authorities there to stop harassment and violence. 29-Mar-2017
Protecting human rights essential in pro New York, Mar 29 (Just Earth News): The only way to achieve socially sustainable supply chains is if human rights are protected and respected, a group of UN experts said on Tuesday in an open letter addressed to G20 leaders currently meeting in Geneva. 29-Mar-2017
Half of all health facilities in war-tor New York, Mar 29 (Just Earth News): More than 14 million people in Yemen have no access to health services, the United Nations health agency on Tuesday said, warning that transportation of medical personnel and treatment for the injured is getting increasingly difficult as this week the fighting enters its third year. 29-Mar-2017
UNESCO chief condemns killing of Mexican New York, Mar 29 (Just Earth News): The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom on Tuesday denounced the killing of journalist Miroslava Breach Velducea in the capital of northern Mexican state Chihuahua on 23 March 2017. 29-Mar-2017
Mosul: UN rights chief urges civilian pr New York, Mar 29 (Just Earth News): The top United Nations human rights official on Tuesday deplored the massive loss of civilian lives in the western sections of Iraq’s Mosul city in recent days due to actions by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) terrorists as well as airstrikes by the Government forces. 29-Mar-2017
Supporting Syrian refugees not only an New York, Mar 29 (Just Earth News): Visiting the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan that is hosting about 80,000 Syrian refugees, the United Nations chief urged the parties to the conflict in Syria and the countries that have influence over them to realize that the crisis is not only a tragedy for Syrian people but also a threat to regional stability and global security. 29-Mar-2017
Around 22 million children could soon st New York, Mar 29 (Just Earth News): Millions of children are on the brink of starvation in the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday warned, urgently calling for nearly $255 million to respond to immediate needs in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. 29-Mar-2017
Possessing nuclear weapons ‘fundamenta New York, Mar 28 (Just Earth News): At the start of a United Nations conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, a senior UN official highlighted that creating a world free of such weapons is a common obligation of all States – both nuclear and non-nuclear – and called for their inclusive engagement. 28-Mar-2017
Children suffer grave atrocities in Suda New York, Mar 28 (Just Earth News): Fewer children have been recruited to fight in parts of Sudan, but they are still killed and injured, and victims of sexual violence in the country, according to a new report by the United Nations Secretary-General. 28-Mar-2017
UN report explores ways urbanization can New York, Mar 28 (Just Earth News): One way to encourage mutually beneficial developments for urban and rural areas alike is to develop value chains and food systems more efficient and inclusive, a United Nations-backed report examining the ‘quiet revolution’ towards sustainable urbanization has found. 28-Mar-2017
Near East and North Africa: Conflicts th New York, Mar 27 (Just Earth News): Food security and nutrition levels have sharply deteriorated over the last five years in the Near East and North Africa due largely to the spread and magnitude of conflicts and protracted crises, reversing the pre-2010 trend of improvement, a new United Nations report said on Monday. 27-Mar-2017
UN agency chief urges stronger cooperati New York, Mar 27 (Just Earth News): The head of the United Nations refugee agency on Monday noted the need for more accommodations on the Greek mainland to help improve conditions at reception centres on the Greek islands. 27-Mar-2017
Children paying the heaviest price as co New York, Mar 27 (Just Earth News): As the escalation of the conflict in Yemen enters its third year this week, the top United Nations humanitarian official has called on the parties to the conflict to commit to political dialogue and resolve the situation or risk an unending manmade crisis. 27-Mar-2017
Syria: Child injured in terrorist shell Daraa, Mar 27 (IBNS): Terrorist groups affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra fired shells al-Sahare neighborhood and the Panorama area in Daraa city of Syria, injuring a child, medioa reports said on Monday. 27-Mar-2017
Japan avalanche: 8 students feared dead Tokyo, Mar 27 (IBNS): At least eight students are feared to have been killed as they were caught in an avalanche at a ski resort in Japan, media reports said on Monday. 27-Mar-2017
Australia: Gang of five attack Indian ca Hobart, Mar 27 (IBNS): Following the assault of a Keralite Catholic Priest in Australia a week ago, a second Keralite faced the same in Hobart on Saturday, reports said. 27-Mar-2017
UN appalled at killing of aid workers in New York, Mar 27 (Just Earth News): Six aid workers from a national non-governmental organization were killed when their convoy was ambushed on Saturday while travelling along the Government-controlled area on the Juba-Pibor road, the United Nations mission in the country (UNMISS) has said. 27-Mar-2017
On International Day, UN chief Guterres New York, Mar 26 (Just Earth News): On the International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the challenges that UN staff face and urged everyone to ensure that they have the safety they need to help those most in need around the globe. 26-Mar-2017
Lam wins HK chief executive election Hong Kong, Mar 26 (IBNS): In a major development, Carrie Lam has been elected as the chief executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR). 26-Mar-2017
London attacker acted alone, says police London, Mar 26 (IBNS): The police has said the attacker in London acted alone and there is no information to suggest further attacks are planned. 26-Mar-2017
Earth Hour 2017: UN joins iconic landmar New York, Mar 26 (Just Earth News): The United Nations this evening dimmed the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of the tenth annual 'Earth Hour,' global event to put the spotlight on the issues facing the planet and to inspire millions across the world to live more sustainably. 26-Mar-2017
UN envoy calls for urgent measures to pr New York, Mar 26 (Just Earth News): Voicing deep concern over recent escalation of fighting in Syria, the United Nations Special Envoy for the country has urged Iran, Russia and Turkey to undertake urgent efforts to uphold the ceasefire which has been in effect since late December last year. 26-Mar-2017
Hoping to build with 'incremental, const New York, Mar 25 (Just Earth News): Speaking to the media in Geneva yesterday, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria said that he is not expecting miracles, breakthroughs or breakdowns but is hoping to build on the previous rounds of talks on the war-ravaged country with some incremental, constructive steps. 25-Mar-2017
Dhaka attack: IS claims responsibility Dhaka, Mar 25 (IBNS): Militant group Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the suicide blast which occurred at a police checkpoint in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Friday, media reports said. 25-Mar-2017
IOM: Humanitarian agencies prepare for i Ethiopia, Mar 25 (Just Earth News): As severe food insecurity continues to rise due to the worsening drought, thousands of Somalis are being forced to leave their homes in search of water, food and pasture. The Government of Ethiopia and the humanitarian community are planning for the potential arrival of 50,000 Somalis in the border regions of Ethiopia. 25-Mar-2017
International efforts towards Middle Eas New York, Mar 25 (Just Earth News): Noting that international engagement on reviving the Middle East peace process over the last three months reconfirmed the consensus that the two-state solution is the only means of realizing the national aspirations of both peoples a senior United Nations official called for continued expansion of the momentum into a concrete vision to end the wider conflict. 25-Mar-2017
Closing session, UN Commission agrees ro New York, Mar 25 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women on Friday agreed on a roadmap to women’s full and equal participation in the economy as a vital step to achieving sustainable development as the body concluded its two-week session. 25-Mar-2017
Building peace requires culture, educati New York, Mar 25 (Just Earth News): Univocally condemning unlawful destruction and pillaging of cultural heritage such as religious sites and artefacts, the United Nations Security Council on Friday adopted an historic resolution that is expected to strengthen protections for such heritage during armed conflicts where they are most vulnerable. 25-Mar-2017
UN spotlights slave descendants’ legac New York, Mar 25 (Just Earth News): Stressing the importance of remembering slavery and slave trade in human history, the legacy of which “resounds down the ages,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday highlighted the contributions that people of African descent have made and are continuing to make to their communities and to the world. 25-Mar-2017
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