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South Sudan: UN urges all sides to cease New York, Apr 30 (Just Earth News): Disturbed by the escalation of violence and subsequent suffering of civilians in South Sudan as a result of the recent government offensive, the United Nations today urged the Government and other warring parties to cease hostilities, uphold their responsibility to protect civilians. 30-Apr-2017
Korean Peninsula: Conflict prevention 'o New York, Apr 29 (Just Earth News): Preventing armed conflict in north-east Asia is the international community's collective priority while the onus is also on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to refrain from further nuclear testing and explore the path of dialogue, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Friday. 29-Apr-2017
Western Sahara: UN welcomes withdrawal o New York, Apr 29 (Just Earth News): The United Nations on Friday welcomed the withdrawal of all Polisario Front elements from the Guerguerat area, between the berm and the border with Mauritania, has confirmed by observers of the UN Mission on Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara, on 27-28 April. 29-Apr-2017
UN food agencies urge Governments to ste New York, Apr 29 (Just Earth News): Unless urgent action is taken to feed people in north-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, more than 20 million people will not find enough food to eat, the heads of the United Nations food agencies on Friday warned. 29-Apr-2017
Accurate occupational data vital to save New York, Apr 29 (Just Earth News): Even though more than 2.3 million fatalities and 300 million accidents resulting in injuries are estimated to occur in workplaces around the globe each year, the actual impact remains largely unknown, the United Nations International Labour Organization has warned, highlighting the need to “vastly” improve national occupational safety and health data (OSH). 29-Apr-2017
UN rights office troubled by accelerated New York, Apr 29 (Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights office on Friday expressed deep concern about the executions of four men in the United States state of Arkansas, which were reportedly done within the span of eight days to make use of an expiring lethal injection drug. 29-Apr-2017
Returning from Mali, senior UN relief of New York, Apr 29 (Just Earth News): Concluding a three-day mission to Mali, a senior United Nations relief official has underlined the need to keep the humanitarian needs of its people in the international spotlight. 29-Apr-2017
Young Syrian refugees don't want pity; r New York, Apr 29 (Just Earth News): Concluding a visit to Syrian refugee camps in Jordan where he met with young people displaced from their homes, an advocate for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) underlined the need to respect their rights and empower them so that they can grow to their full potential. 29-Apr-2017
UN calls for restraint following violenc New York, Apr 29 (Just Earth News): The United Nations on Friday called for restraint and calm in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia following violence directed at democratic institutions and elected officials. 29-Apr-2017
UN releases $500,000 for fuel purchase t New York, Apr 29 (Just Earth News): The United Nations has approved the allocation of $500,000 for the purchase of emergency fuel to maintain the delivery of essential services at hospitals and other emergency medical facilities in the Gaza Strip of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, following severe power outages. 29-Apr-2017
With two executions of minors looming, U New York, Apr 29 (Just Earth News): At least 90 people on death row in Iran are under the age of 18, United Nations human rights experts on Friday said, urging authorities to abide with international law and immediately stop these executions. 29-Apr-2017
North Korea: Ballistic missile explodes Pyongyang, Apr 29 (IBNS): Trashing all warnings and sanctions against them, the reclusive Kim Jong-un led North Korea test fired another ballistic missile yet again on Saturday, with no success however, reports said. 29-Apr-2017
Protest inside Macedonian parliament inj Skopje, Apr 28 (IBNS): At least 10 people were injured following a protest inside the Macedonian parliament on Thursday, reports said. 28-Apr-2017
Damascus, Apr 27 (IBNS): Damascus airpor The incident was reported by UK based watch-group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. "The blast was huge and could be heard in Damascus," Rami Abdel Rahman, head of SOHR was quoted as saying in the media. The cause of the explosion is not clear as of yet. Further details awaited. 27-Apr-2017
Syria: UN aid officials urge end to air New York, Apr 27(Just Earth News): Following reports of airstrikes that damaged hospitals in northern Syria, two senior United Nations humanitarian officials on Wednesday called for an end to such attacks. 27-Apr-2017
Strong partnerships key to unleash full New York, Apr 27(Just Earth News): Speaking at the conclusion of a global meeting on importance of agriculture and agro-industries for sustainable and resilient food systems, the President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on Wednesday urged for greater partnerships to ensure that global development agenda brings prosperity to all. 27-Apr-2017
Chernobyl 31 years on: International coo New York, Apr 27(Just Earth News): The United Nations on Wednesday commemorated the International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day recalling the devastating explosion of 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant which spewed radioactive material to an area stretching 155,000 square kilometres across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. 27-Apr-2017
‘Progress under threat,’ warns UN ch New York, Apr 27(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday warned that progress made in eliminating the world’s declared stockpiles of chemical weapons is threatened by belligerents in the Middle East. 27-Apr-2017
Turning problems into progress: UN celeb New York, Apr 27(Just Earth News): On World Intellectual Property Day, the United Nations is spotlighting innovation – “future-shapers and risk-takers” – exploring how it is making our lives healthier, safer, and more comfortable, turning problems into progress. 27-Apr-2017
Inequalities between rich and poor tempe New York, Apr 27(Just Earth News): Even though billions of doses of vaccines for children across 100 countries around the world were supplied in 2016, millions of children – especially those in conflict zones – still miss out on life-saving inoculations, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned. 27-Apr-2017
Six months into battle for Mosul, water New York, Apr 27(Just Earth News): Safe drinking water is a major concern in Mosul, where a battle has been underway for the past six months to retake the city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the United Nations humanitarian arm has said. 27-Apr-2017
DR Congo: UN seeks $64 million to tackl New York, Apr 27 (Just Earth News): The United Nations has appealed for $64.5 million to respond to the urgent needs of 731,000 people over the next six months in the Kasaï region, the latest “humanitarian hotspot” in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). 27-Apr-2017
Thailand: Man kills baby daughter, self Phuket, Apr 26 (IBNS): A Thai man murdered her daughter and later committed suicide, with the entire saga being recorded live on Facebook, reports said. 26-Apr-2017
South Sudan’s political process ‘not New York, Apr 26(Just Earth News): The political process in South Sudan is not dead but requires significant resuscitation, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the crisis-torn country told the Security Council on Tuesday. 26-Apr-2017
UN agency and Chinese bike-share firm te New York, Apr 26(Just Earth News): The United Nations development agency is teaming up with ofo, a China-based bike sharing platform, to raise public awareness about climate change, it was announced on Tuesday. 26-Apr-2017
Indigenous peoples are ‘moral compass New York, Apr 26(Just Earth News): Endorsement of the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples does not equal implementation, speakers told the UN General Assembly on Tuesday at a special meeting to celebrate the Declaration’s tenth anniversary and renew commitment to its tenets as a vital solution towards attaining a just and sustainable world. 26-Apr-2017
Nearly $1.1 billion pledged for beleagu New York, Apr 26(Just Earth News): With nearly two-thirds of war-torn Yemen – about 19 million people – in need of emergency support, the international community on Tuesday raised $1.1 billion at a pledging event in Geneva to aid what the United Nations chief calls “the world’s largest hunger crisis.” 26-Apr-2017
UN Commission celebrates 70 years of New York, Apr 26(Just Earth News): The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) is celebrating 70 years of bringing countries across the continent together to cooperate on a wide range of issues, including trade, transport, sustainable development and food safety, which impact the daily lives of its citizens. 26-Apr-2017
Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to pilot malaria New York, Apr 26(Just Earth News): The United Nations health agency’s regional office for Africa has announced that Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in a breakthrough pilot programme to make the world’s first malaria vaccine available in selected areas, beginning in 2018. 26-Apr-2017
Latin America loses billions of dollars New York, Apr 26(Just Earth News): Undernutrition and obesity are the two sides of malnutrition, and together they contributed to the loss of billions of dollars for economies in Latin America, a United Nations-backed study has found, warning that unless more is done to mitigate this health burden, the region faces a “frightening” future. 26-Apr-2017
Somalia: UN launches lifesaving vaccinat New York, Apr 26 (Just Earth News): Almost 30,000 young Somali children, many of them displaced by a searing drought, are being vaccinated against measles this week in a United Nations-backed emergency campaign in one of the country’s hardest-hit towns. 26-Apr-2017
UN migration agency releases funding for New York, Apr 25(Just Earth News): The United Nations migration agency released emergency funding in the amount of $100,000 to kick-start relief operations in Angola for the 1.1 million Congolese displaced by fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) south-central Kasaï region. 26-Apr-2017
Race against time to save millions of li Amman, Apr 25 (Just Earth News): The continuing violence in Yemen is fuelling one of the worst hunger crises in the world, with nearly 7 million people not knowing where their next meal will come from and in desperate need of food assistance. 25-Apr-2017
Kenya: Nairobi road accident leaves 27 d Nairobi, Apr 25 (IBNS): At least 27 people have been reported dead in an accident in Kenyan capital Nairobi following a head-on collision between a bus and a truck, reports said. 25-Apr-2017
France presidential polls: Marine Le Pen Paris, Apr 25 (IBNS): Following her advancement to the second round of presidential polls in France, far right leader Marine Le Pen has announced that she is stepping aside from the National Front (FN) party leadership, reports said. 25-Apr-2017
Russia: Grenade explosion kills 1 Moscow, Apr 25 (IBNS): At least one student was killed in a grenade blast in south Russia's Dagestan, media reports said Tuesday. 25-Apr-2017
World Immunization Week: Power of vaccin New York, Apr 25(Just Earth News): Vaccinations stave off 26 potentially deadly diseases, the United Nations health agency is emphasizing on the first day of World Immunization Week, which also marks the halfway point of the Organization's goal to stop millions of deaths from vaccine-preventable diseases. 25-Apr-2017
UN-led conference to mobilize global act New York, Apr 25(Just Earth News): The United Nations together with the governments of Sweden and Switzerland will convene a one-day conference in Geneva, tomorrow, to draw global attention to the deepening humanitarian crisis in war-torn Yemen where millions are “close to a breaking point.” 25-Apr-2017
Status of declaration on indigenous peop New York, Apr 25(Just Earth News): Speaking at the opening of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, senior UN officials on Monday underscored the need to do more to ensure that indigenous peoples are able to benefit from global development agenda, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 25-Apr-2017
Starvation looms for 20 million, UN agri New York, Apr 25(Just Earth News): If nothing is done soon, 20 million people will starve to death over the next six months in South Sudan, Somalia, north-eastern Nigera and Yemen, the United Nations agricultural chief on Monday warned the UN agency's Council. 25-Apr-2017
UNESCO launches first-ever policy guide New York, Apr 25(Just Earth News): The United Nations educational and cultural agency has launched a first-ever policy guide for education on the Holocaust and, more broadly, genocide and mass atrocities. 25-Apr-2017
UN calls for probe and accountability fo New York, Apr 25(Just Earth News): The United Nations on Monday called for an investigation into a possible landmine explosion in eastern Ukraine after a member of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission was killed and two others were injured. 25-Apr-2017
Ahead of World Malaria Day, UN says 'let New York, Apr 24(Just Earth News): On the eve of World Malaria Day, the United Nations health agency called on Monday for accelerating scaled-up efforts to prevent malaria, which remains a major public health threat, killing one child every two minutes worldwide in 2015. 24-Apr-2017
Girls worst affected as conflict keeps m New York, Apr 24 (Just Earth News): To help raise awareness on challenges that children affected and uprooted by conflict face in accessing school, UNICEF has been working with Muzoon Almellehan, a 19-year-old Syrian refugee and education activist. 24-Apr-2017
Afghanistan: Explosion rocks Khost Kabul, Apr 24 (IBNS): An explosion rocked Afghanistan's Khost City on Monday, media reports said. 24-Apr-2017
Accountability for rights abuses in Sout New York, Apr 24 (Just Earth News): A lack of accountability for crimes perpetrated during the ongoing conflict in South Sudan remains one of the country's “biggest challenges,” the Human Rights Director for the United Nations Mission (UNMISS) said on Sunday as he wrapped up a visit to the north-western Wau region. 24-Apr-2017
UN and World Bank sign new partnership t New York, Apr 23(Just Earth News): Building resilience for the world's most vulnerable people by reducing poverty, promoting shared prosperity, enhancing food security, and sustaining peace in crisis-affected situations will be the focus of a new partnership framework agreed by the United Nations and World Bank. 23-Apr-2017
Mother Earth Day: Environmental and clim New York, Apr 22(Just Earth News): Environmental and climate literacy is the engine not only for creating green voters and advancing environmental and climate laws and policies but also for accelerating green technologies and jobs, the United Nations is emphasizing on Mother Earth Day. 22-Apr-2017
UN welcomes release of 26 Qatari abducte New York, Apr 22(Just Earth News): The United Nations has welcomed the release and return to their country of 26 Qatari nationals abducted in Muthanna governorate, Iraq, in December 2015. 22-Apr-2017
Champs-Elysees terror attack: Paris pros Paris, Apr 22 (IBNS): The attacker who shot one policeman dead and injured two others in a gun attack on Thursday in Paris's Champs-Elysees area has been named by Paris prosecutors, reports said. 22-Apr-2017
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