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Do not stand silent while Syrian parties New York, May 31(Just Earth News): Though there are significantly fewer reports of violence in some parts of Syria, the consequences of the conflict continue to devastate lives, the top United Nations relief official said on Tuesday, calling for ending attacks and obstacles that prevent humanitarian workers from reaching the hundreds of thousands of civilians still trapped in the war-torn country. 31-May-2017
UN atomic energy agency looks to boost o New York, May 31(Just Earth News): Nuclear science and technology are essential in helping countries address the twin challenges of ensuring reliable energy supplies while curbing greenhouse gas emissions, the head of the United Nations atomic agency told some 1200 participants at the opening of an international conference on Tuesday in Vienna. 31-May-2017
Climate action 'a necessity and an oppo New York, May 31(Just Earth News): Highlighting the seriousness of the impact of climate change on the planet and its inhabitants, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday called for sustained action to meet the global challenge and to ensure a peaceful and sustainable future for all. 31-May-2017
‘We are not close’ to urgently neede New York, May 31(Just Earth News): The United Nations envoy for Yemen on Tuesday stressed an urgent need for a peace agreement by the warring sides in the country, but confessed that “we are not close” to such an accord due to the failure of the key parties to compromise. 31-May-2017
DR Congo approves Ebola vaccine to count New York, May 31(Just Earth News): To contain the latest outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) provided technical support to 145 volunteers of the Congolese Red Cross and community health workers to deliver lifesaving information to local populations in remote areas along the Central African Republic border. 31-May-2017
FEATURE: ‘Grandpa Oyster’ offers exa New York, May 31(Just Earth News): Shigeatsu Hatakeyama’s oyster farm was completely destroyed by the deadly tsunami that hit north-east Japan in March 2011. 31-May-2017
Libya: UN ramps up cooperation to help h New York, May 31(Just Earth News): Two United Nations agencies on Tuesday pledged to join forces and “go the extra mile” by expanding operations in Libya and enhancing their support to migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and Libyans affected by the ongoing conflict. 31-May-2017
Perpetrators of attack in Baghdad durin New York, May 31(Just Earth News): Condemning “in the strongest terms” recent terrorist attacks in Iraqi capital, Baghdad, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday underscored the need to swiftly apprehend and prosecute its perpetrators. 31-May-2017
Tobacco’s killer toxins also wreak hav New York, May 31(Just Earth News): Stamping out tobacco use can save millions of lives and combat poverty, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday and spotlighted for the first time the ways in which tobacco affects human well-being from an environmental perspective – caused by production, distribution and waste. 31-May-2017
Recent tragedies at sea highlight urgenc New York, May 31(Just Earth News): Against the backdrop of more than 1,700 people having perished this year while undertaking perilous crossings across central Mediterranean Sea to reach mainland Europe, the United Nations refugee agency has appealed for “credible alternatives” to ensure accessible and safe ways for people in need of international protection to reach the continent. 31-May-2017
Central African Republic: Amid fresh vi New York, May 31(Just Earth News): United Nations agencies are seeking to rally support for the people fleeing escalating violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), while the Organization's human rights office has called for the establishment of a strong justice system in the country. 31-May-2017
Australian government planning to ban re Sydney, May 30 (IBNS): In a major move, the Australian government is planning to introduce tough new law that will try to crack down on child sex tourism. 30-May-2017
Two blasts rock Baghdad, several killed Baghdad, May 30 (IBNS): Two blasts rocked Iraq's city Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 60 people, media reports said. 30-May-2017
Australia: SC sentences mother to 20 yea Victoria, May 30 (IBNS): The Supreme Court of Victoria has sentenced a woman to at least 20 years jail-time for deliberately killing three of her children, reports said. 30-May-2017
With 'blue helmets' in harm's way ever New York, May 30 (Just Earth News): Marking International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday said that peacekeeping must have the tools and rules it needs to adapt to the dangerous and challenging environments they face. 30-May-2017
Countries signed to UN-brokered illegal New York, May 30 (Just Earth News): For the first time since a United Nations-brokered treaty to stop illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing went into force, the countries that endorsed it are meeting in Norway to discuss how to make it a success. 30-May-2017
UN risk reduction forum in Cancun closes New York, May 30 (Just Earth News): We can't change nature, but we can be prepared if we have the right information – that was the message from a major United Nations conference on risk reduction in Cancun, Mexico, which closed with a call for all countries to systematically measure losses from natural disasters. 30-May-2017
6.6 earthquake hits Indonesia, no casual Jakarta, May 29 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale hit Indonesia on Monday, as per the USGS website. 29-May-2017
North Korea test fires another missile t Pyongyang, May 29 (IBNS) : North Korea has fired another missile off its east coast as part of its efforts to to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the US mainland, The Guardian reported. 29-May-2017
IT failure: British Airways warns of fur London, May 28 (IBNS): Hit by major IT failure on Saturday, British Airways warned that further delays and cancellations might take place even as the aviation major resumed flights services on Sunday. 28-May-2017
Manchester attack: CCTV image of suicide Manchester, May 28 (IBNS): The police has unveiled CCTV images of suicide bomber Salman Abedi on the night he attacked Manchester Arena last week. 28-May-2017
With Africa in spotlight at G7 summit, S New York, May 28(Just Earth News): At the Group of Seven (G7) summit in Italy, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday called world leaders to invest in young people, with stronger investment in technology and relevant education and capacity building in Africa. 28-May-2017
ISIS claims attack on Coptic Christians Cairo, May 27 (IBNS): Militant group the Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed the attack which killed at least 29 Coptic Christians in Egypt on the eve of Ramadan, reports said. 27-May-2017
Egypt: ISIS claims attack on bus carryin Egypt, May 27 (IBNS): Militant group ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack on a bus in Egypt which killed at least 29 people and wounded about 25 others. The bus was carrying Coptic Christians. 27-May-2017
IT failure: British Airways cancels Heat London, May 27 (IBNS): Following IT systems failure, British Airways has cancelled all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick, reports said. 27-May-2017
USA: Man chants anti-Muslim slurs, kills Portland, May 27 (IBNS): At least two men were stabbed to death and another injured on a Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) train by an attacker who was yelling 'anti-Muslim slurs', reports said. 27-May-2017
‘All refugees want to go home someday New York, May 27(Just Earth News): “I envy the mountains and the trees and the rocks because they will be able to breathe Daraa’s air and I won’t.” Those were the thoughts going through Doaa Al Zamel, when she and her family reached the Jordanian border. It was November 2012, one year and eight months since the violence in Syria first began. 27-May-2017
UN strongly condemns terrorist attack in New York, May 27(Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council and Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday condemned in the strongest terms the killing of at least 28 people in Egypt, with the Council denouncing the attack “heinous” and “cowardly.” 27-May-2017
Some 10,000 people fleeing west Mosul ev New York, May 27(Just Earth News): Citing Iraqi Government figures, the United Nations migration agency on Friday warned that the number of people fleeing West Mosul is soaring – on 18 May, hitting a peak when some 16,100 transited through the Hamam al-Alil screening site – the largest official daily movement of people since the October 2016 military offence began. 27-May-2017
Fresh violence empties city in Central A New York, May 27(Just Earth News): A senior United Nations official is calling for additional humanitarian aid in the Central African Republic, where nearly the entire population of the city Bria was forcibly displaced last week. 27-May-2017
Libya: UN envoy calls on rival groups to New York, May 27(Just Earth News): Condemning the surging violence in Tripoli, the top United Nations official in Libya called on Friday for an immediate end to fighting in and around the capital and for rival groups to “put Libyan national interests” ahead of their own. 27-May-2017
Civilians in Syria must be spared from a New York, May 27(Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights chief on Friday urged all warring parties in Syria to take every feasible measure to spare the civilian population from the effects of the armed conflict, noting that civilians are increasing caught in fighting between the Government forces and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) terrorist group. 27-May-2017
Egypt: Gunmen attacks bus carrying Copti Cairo, May 26 (IBNS): Gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt that left at least 26 people killed on Friday, media reports said. 26-May-2017
Egypt: Gunmen attack bus, 23 killed Cairo, May 26 (IBNS): At least 23 people were killed as gunmen attacked a bus in Egypt on Friday, media reports said. 26-May-2017
Gunmen attacks bus in Egypt, several kil Cairo, May 26 (IBNS): Several people have been killed after gunmen opened fire on a bus in Egypt on Friday, media reports said. 26-May-2017
Car blast injures former Greek Prime Min Athens, May 26 (IBNS): The Greek counterterrorism police are on the look out after former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos and two others suffered injuries in a car bomb explosion, reports said. 26-May-2017
With focus on natural disasters, UN risk New York, May 26(Just Earth News): Opening a major United Nations conference on risk reduction in Cancun, Mexico, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed cautioned that the world would not reach its development goals without tackling climate change and disaster risk. 26-May-2017
Attacks on hospitals and medical staff New York, May 25(Just Earth News): Attacks on hospitals and medical staff ‘symptoms of grave disregard’ for international law – UN chief Parties to conflict are treating hospitals and clinics as targets, rather than respecting them as sanctuaries, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned today during a Security Council debate on the protection of civilians in armed violence. 25-May-2017
Formal trade in Africa can improve regio New York, May 25 (Just Earth News): Simplifying the requirements for a business license, offering incentives to tax payers, and tackling official corruption are among the recommendations by the United Nations agricultural organization to cut informal trade among African countries and boost economic prosperity, particularly for women. 25-May-2017
On Africa Day, UN chief says world must New York, May 25(Just Earth News): ‘Africa Day’ 2017 comes at an important moment in the continent’s endeavours towards peace, inclusive economic growth and sustainable development United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said, urging humanity to listen and learn with the people of Africa. 25-May-2017
UNICEF urges G7 leaders to adopt six-poi New York, May 25(Just Earth News): Ahead of the Group of Seven summit in Italy, the United Nations children’s agency has urged the leaders of G7 industrialized countries to adopt its six-point action plan for the protection of refugee and migrant children. 25-May-2017
Manchester attack: UK police arrest seve London, May 25 (IBNS): The UK police have arrested at least seven people in connection with the Manchester suicide attack which killed 22 people and injured 64 others at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday, reports said. 25-May-2017
Yemen: UN envoy raises concern over atta New York, May 25(Just Earth News): The United Nations envoy for conflict-torn Yemen on Wednesday expressed deep concern over the attack on his convoy while traveling from the airport to the UN compound on Monday. 25-May-2017
South Sudan: ‘Fighting must stop now New York, May 25(Just Earth News): Despite “appalling conditions” in South Sudan, it is not too late to save more people from dying, the head of the United Nations agriculture agency said on Wednesday, joining the World Food Programme (WFP) chief in a call to all parties enmeshed in the country’s conflict to end the violence and work together to ensure access to food and other life-saving support. 25-May-2017
Preserving cultural heritage, diversity New York, May 25(Just Earth News): Protecting cultural diversity is vital for peacebuilding in the Middle East, the head of the United Nations cultural agency said on Wednesday, pledging solidarity with the victims of ethnic and religious violence in the region, and highlighting the need for both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ power. 25-May-2017
UN rights chief concerned about health o New York, May 25(Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights chief on Wednesday expressed serious concern about the health of more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons as their hunger strike entered its 38th day without resolution. 25-May-2017
‘All roads should lead to universal he New York, May 25(Just Earth News): The newly-elected head of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, outlined his priorities for journalists at the agency’s headquarters on Wednesday in Geneva, where he stressed the need for Member States to provide healthcare for all and to implement international health regulations. 25-May-2017
Top UN official in South Sudan urges Sec New York, May 25(Just Earth News): The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan on Wednesday urged the Security Council to unite behind a common strategy for advancing the political process and peace in the crisis-torn country. 25-May-2017
Violence in North Africa, Middle East pu New York, May 24(Just Earth News): From Libya to Syria, grinding conflicts in North Africa and the Middle East have damaged health infrastructure and compromised water and sanitation services, threatening the health of 24 million children, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Wednesday. 24-May-2017
Marking International Day, UN honours de New York, May 24(Just Earth News): While the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is 29 May, the Organization on Wednesday held ceremonies to pay tribute to the more than 3,500 people who have died on duty since 1948 and acknowledge the dedication and courage of those serving on the ground. 24-May-2017
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