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UN chief welcomes release of arrested le New York, Aug 31(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed yesterday's release of several leaders of the English-speaking regions in Cameroon's South West and North West as well as the dropping of all charges against them. 31-Aug-2017
Syria: Forces battling ISIL 'lose sight New York, Aug 31(Just Earth News): Forces fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) terrorist group in Syria are losing sight of the obligation to protect civilians as the battle to retake Raqqa from ISIL is being waged at the cost of their lives, the top United Nations human rights official warned on Thursday. 31-Aug-2017
UN agriculture chief says Uganda 'leadin New York, Aug 31(Just Earth News): The head of the United Nations agriculture agency on Wednesday called for greater funding for a sustainable response to the refugee crisis in Uganda, as he concluded a visit to the country's north hosting those crossing the border for safety. 31-Aug-2017
'Time to shift from logic of war,' put i New York, Aug 31(Just Earth News): Calling for creative ways to work towards peace in Syria, the United Nations Special Envoy on Wednesday outlined the political path forward, which includes holding another round of the so-named Astana talks and behind-the-scenes efforts by the international community. 31-Aug-2017
Security Council extends African-led mis New York, Aug 31(Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday extended its authorization of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 31 May 2018, approving a reduction of its uniformed personnel to a maximum 21,626 by 31 December 2017, with an eye towards the gradual handover over of responsibilities to Somali security forces. 31-Aug-2017
Security Council renews mandate of UN p New York, Aug 31(Just Earth News): The Security Council on Wednesday extended the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Lebanon for one year. 31-Aug-2017
In the Gaza Strip, UN chief appeals for New York, Aug 30(Just Earth News): Visiting Gaza for the first time since taking office as United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres on Wednesday called for Palestinian unity, saying division “only undermines the cause of the Palestinian people.” 30-Aug-2017
Syria: UN adviser warns trapped civilian New York, Aug 30(Just Earth News): The United Nations adviser on the prevention of genocide on Wednesday expressed deep concern at the deteriorating situation of up to 25,000 civilians trapped in Syria's Raqqa, noting that civilians are used as human shields in this de facto capital of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) terrorist group under intense bombardment. 30-Aug-2017
Human rights violations indicate 'repres New York, Aug 30(Just Earth News): Extensive human rights violations and abuses have been committed in the wake of anti-Government protests in Venezuela and point to “the existence of a policy to repress political dissent and instill fear in the population to curb demonstrations,” a report by the United Nations human rights office has found. 30-Aug-2017
In conflict-affected Nigeria, UN agency New York, Aug 30(Just Earth News): Skilled health personnel are desperately needed in north-eastern Nigeria, the United Nations population agency on Wednesday said, after training hundreds of health providers in Borno State on the basics of reproductive health needs. 30-Aug-2017
Militant group ISIS threatens to 'behead New York, Aug 30 (IBNS): Former adult star Mia Khalifa has revealed that she has been threatened by militant group IS. 30-Aug-2017
Missile launch over Japan a meanigful p Pyongyang, Aug 30 (IBNS) : Warning that Tuesday's missile launch over Japan was a "meaningful prelude to containing" the US Pacific territory of Guam, North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un has said that his regime would conduct more ballistic missile tests, media reports said. 30-Aug-2017
'Sustaining peace' strategy must cover e New York, Aug 30(Just Earth News): Addressing how best United Nations peacekeeping operations can augment global efforts to sustain peace, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has said that the nature of on Tuesday's challenges requires seamless work across peace and security, human rights and sustainable development. 30-Aug-2017
UN extends solidarity to flood-devastate New York, Aug 30(Just Earth News): The United Nations is reacting to the devastating images from Tropical Storm Harvey, which has affected an area the size of Spain in the southern United States, and which is likely to worsen in the coming hours as the rain continues. 30-Aug-2017
UN aid chief allocates $45 million to ta New York, Aug 30(Just Earth News): The United Nations aid chief released on Tuesday $45 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to four countries “struggling in crises away from the headlines” – Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, Chad and Sudan – where more than 21 million people need urgent humanitarian assistance. 30-Aug-2017
Urgent funding needed to ensure full foo New York, Aug 30(Just Earth News): Amid a funding shortage has forced the reduction of rations for some 320,000 refugees in north-west Tanzania, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday said that it urgently requires $23.6 million to guarant 30-Aug-2017
UN migration agency, Libyan authorities New York, Aug 30(Just Earth News): The United Nations migration agency is working with Libyan authorities to help rescue more migrants off the Libyan coast. 30-Aug-2017
In Palestine, UN chief says two-state so New York, Aug 30(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday reiterated his call for a political solution to the Middle East conflict that would end Israel's occupation of Palestinian land and would create an independent Palestinian state, living side by side with Israel in peace and security. 30-Aug-2017
UN chief urges all countries to join leg New York, Aug 29(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has urged all countries to sign and ratify a global treaty that bans nuclear explosions on the Earth's surface, in the atmosphere, underwater and underground. 29-Aug-2017
UN chief Guterres condemns latest ballis New York, Aug 29(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the latest ballistic missile launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), in violation of relevant UN Security Council resolutions. 29-Aug-2017
Children's access to safe water and sani New York, Aug 29(Just Earth News): In countries beset by violence, displacement, conflict and instability, children's most basic means of survival – water – must be a priority, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday, warning that children living in fragile situations are four times more likely to lack access to drinking water. 29-Aug-2017
Mark Zuckerberg welcomes second child Au New York, Aug 29 (IBNS): Social network giant Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg and his wife have welcomed their daughter August. 29-Aug-2017
Kabul explosion: Death toll rises to fou Kabul, Aug 29 (IBNS): The death toll in the Kabul explosion, which has been deemed a 'suicide attack', has risen to four, local Khaama Press reported. 29-Aug-2017
Jailed German male nurse suspected of mu Berlin, Aug 29 (IBNS): A German male nurse who was earlier jailed for killing two patients with lethal drugs, may have killed 88 others, according to a three-year police investigation, reports said. 29-Aug-2017
North Korea fires short range missile ov Pyongyang, Aug 29 (IBNS): North Korea fired a short range missile directly over Japan early on Tuesday morning, prompting the latter to warn its residents to take cover, reports said. 29-Aug-2017
At start of World Water Week, UN Assembl New York, Aug 29(Just Earth News): Encouraging global action to support clean water and sanitation, United Nations General Assembly President Peter Thomson on Monday underscored that when it comes to the environment, everything is connected. 29-Aug-2017
International community must unify effor New York, Aug 29(Just Earth News): Libya's future prosperity and stability depends on the international community further strengthening and unifying its efforts on behalf of the whole country, as well as Libyans themselves “seizing the window of opportunity” that is before them to ensure peace, the head of the United Nations mission there said on Monday. 29-Aug-2017
Cholera spread slows in Yemen; locals pi New York, Aug 28(Just Earth News): The weekly number of reported new cholera cases in Yemen has declined by one third since late June, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Monday said, praising Yemenis for leading a “heroic daily fight” against the outbreak, which remains the worst in the world. 28-Aug-2017
UN chief Guterres meets Israel's Netanya New York, Aug 28(Just Earth News): Reiterating his commitment to fighting anti-Semitism, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he is committed to protecting Israel and its right to exist. 28-Aug-2017
INTERVIEW: Preventing conflict key to re New York, Aug 28(Just Earth News): Preventing conflicts from breaking out in the first place, and holding perpetrators accountable for their actions once they do, is vital to relieving the suffering seen in many parts of the world, according to the top United Nations humanitarian official, Stephen O’Brien. 28-Aug-2017
Twin explosions in Baghdad kills 25 Baghdad, Aug 28 (IBNS): Two blasts rocked Iraqi city of Baghdad on Monday which left at least 25 people killed, media reports said. 28-Aug-2017
UAE President orders release of 803 pris Dubai, Aug 28 (IBNS): In a major development, UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan has ordered the release of 803 prisoners. 28-Aug-2017
Guterres 'shocked' by Guatemala's decisi New York, Aug 28(Just Earth News): Secretary-General António Guterres is shocked to learn that the President of Guatemala, Jimmy Morales, has issued a statement declaring 'persona non grata' the head of a United Nations-backed independent anti-corruption commission, according to the UN Spokesman. 28-Aug-2017
In Kuwait, UN chief Guterres lauds count New York, Aug 27(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, on an official visit to Kuwait, expressed gratitude to not only the Gulf country's leadership in humanitarian action, but the “dialogue […] and promotion of understanding Kuwait has shown in relation to all conflicts in the region.” 27-Aug-2017
Buckingham Palace suspect was brandishin London, Aug 26 (IBNS): The Metropolitan Police on Saturday said a man who was arrested outside the Buckingham Palace was brandishing a sword. 26-Aug-2017
US President Trump signs memo to ban Oba Washington, Aug 26 (IBNS): US President Donald Trump signed a memo directing the US military not to accept transgender men and women as recruits, according to media reports on Saturday. 26-Aug-2017
Man shot dead in Brussels after he attac Brussels, Aug 26 (IBNS) A man who attacked two soldiers in Brussels city centre in the capital of Belgium with a knife shouting "Allahu Akbar" was shot dead on Friday, said officials. 26-Aug-2017
Syria: UNICEF cites conflict's 'staggeri New York, Aug 26(Just Earth News): Six and a half years of war in Syria has inflicted untold suffering on the country's children, a senior United Nations official said on Friday, urging parties to the conflict to stop the violence and live up to their legal obligations to children. 26-Aug-2017
On first visit to Somalia since election New York, Aug 26(Just Earth News): The head of the United Nations political office visited Somalia this week, where he praised the “real forward momentum” in the country's political development, and reiterated UN support as the Horn of Africa country tackles its challenges, such as the fight against the group Al Shabaab. 26-Aug-2017
Top UN officials strongly condemn attack New York, Aug 26(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-general António Guterres on Friday strongly condemned the attacks carried out against the Myanmar security forces in northern areas of Rakhine State, expressing concern about escalating tensions in the region. 26-Aug-2017
Cambodia: UN human rights wing concerned New York, Aug 26(Just Earth News): Measures in Cambodia, which left radio programmes and licences suspended, have sparked the United Nations human rights wing to call on the Government for political and civil rights guarantees. 26-Aug-2017
Climate change threatens agricultural tr New York, Aug 25(Just Earth News): With global warming expected to significantly impact future yields in countries located closer to the equator, the United Nations agriculture agency is calling on Asia-Pacific economies to take a leading role in adaptation and mitigation. 25-Aug-2017
UN rights office gathering info on air s New York, Aug 25(Just Earth News): Reiterating that attacks targeting civilians are prohibited under international law, the United Nations human rights office on Friday confirmed dozens of casualties in airstrikes on villages near the capital, Sana'a. 25-Aug-2017
South Sudan's leaders bear 'direct resp New York, Aug 25(Just Earth News): A senior United Nations peacekeeping official On Thursday called on the leaders of South Sudan to show genuine political will to achieve sustainable peace in the strife-riven country, stressing that those whose long-time rivalry sparked the ongoing conflict can be the ones to resolve it. 25-Aug-2017
Flow of refugees, migrants to Europe slo New York, Aug 25(Just Earth News): Fewer refugees and migrants arrived in Europe in the first half of this year, but the likelihood of dying among people seeking to reach Europe is still “alarmingly high,” the United Nations refugee agency On Thursday reported, calling for renewed commitments to protect people. 25-Aug-2017
Time for action to support and protect s New York, Aug 25(Just Earth News): Small-scale fisheries, which catch two-thirds of the fish consumed by humans, often struggle with regulatory frameworks tailored to large commercial fleets, according to a new UN agriculture agency book urging policy coherence. 25-Aug-2017
UN releases $2.5 million from pooled fun New York, Aug 24(Just Earth News): With Gaza entering its fourth month of a serious energy crisis, the United Nations on Thursday released a further $2.5 million from a pooled humanitarian fund to cover urgent needs in the Palestinian enclave. 24-Aug-2017
China: User outrage over 'sex slaves' st Beijing, Aug 24 (IBNS): Social networking site QZone received a lot of flak from users in mainland China, who protested against 'sex-slaves' stickers, which were meant to be 'funny'. 24-Aug-2017
At least ten dead, dozens missing in Bra Brasilia, Aug 24 (IBNS) : A boat carrying 70 people sank in a major river in the Amazon region of Brazil, leaving at least 10 dead and dozens missing, media reports said quoting authorities. 24-Aug-2017
Australian Jane Connors appointed first New York, Aug 24(Just Earth News): Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Jane Connors, Australian law professional and long-time human rights advocate, as the first United Nations advocate for the rights of victims of sexual exploitation and abuse. 24-Aug-2017
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