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Spain-Catalonia crisis: Thousands take t Barcelona, Sep 30 (IBNS): Thousands took to the streets in Catalonia ahead of Sunday's referendum on independence from Spain, reports said. 30-Sep-2017
New UN Day honours unsung heroes who ens New York, Sept 30(Just Earth News): Recognizing the unsung heroes behind international diplomacy, the United Nations is celebrating – for the first time – International Translation Day, paying tribute to the work of the language professionals who play a vital role in facilitating dialogue and understanding among peoples and nations. 30-Sep-2017
UN health agency recommends large-scale New York, Sept 30(Just Earth News): The suffering of those infected with parasitic intestinal can be drastically reduced with periodic deworming programmes with a single-tablet treatment, according to new guidelines approved by the United Nations health agency. 30-Sep-2017
Over half of schools remain closed in ep New York, Sept 30(Just Earth News): About 57 per cent of all schools are closed in Nigeria's Borno state, worst hit by the Boko Haram insurgency and the subsequent humanitarian crisis, leaving an estimated 3 million children in need of emergency education support, even as the new school year begins, the United Nations child agency said on Friday. 30-Sep-2017
Foreign Office minister Mark Field visit New Delhi, Sep 29 (IBNS): Mark Field, UK Minister for Asia and the Pacific at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, will be in India to attend a cyber security conference in early October. 29-Sep-2017
China to close North Korean companies in Beijing, Sep 29 (IBNS): Following up on its textile ban and limiting oil exports, China has ordered North Korean companies plying trade in the mainland to close, reports said. 29-Sep-2017
UN chief urges all parties to refrain fr New York, Sept 29(Just Earth News): Expressing “deep concern” over the deteriorating security situation in parts of Cameroon as well as heightened tensions related to planned events this Sunday, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called all parties to refrain from acts that could lead to further tensions and violence. 29-Sep-2017
Rohingya refugee crisis a ‘human right New York, Sept 29(Just Earth News): Noting that the humanitarian crisis that has resulted in displacement of hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas from Myanmar not only provides a “breeding ground” for radicalization, but also puts vulnerable people – including young children – at grave risk, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for “swift action” to prevent further instability and find a durable solution. 29-Sep-2017
FEATURE: See what happened when the worl New York, Sept 29(Just Earth News): Every year in September, world leaders gather at the United Nations in New York for the General Assembly’s annual high-level session. The diplomatic confab draws veteran politicians as well as new faces from all corners of the globe in what is always an interesting and intense week for all involved. Also in attendance are representatives from civil society, academia, the private sector, the media, and the arts and entertainment worlds. 29-Sep-2017
Lake Chad Basin: Vulnerable people ‘a New York, Sept 29(Just Earth News): The scale up of international assistance to the Lake Chad Basin this year has averted a famine in north-east Nigeria, even though millions of people are still suffering, according to the United Nations aid chief. 29-Sep-2017
World has 'every interest' in better man New York, Sept 29(Just Earth News): The world has every interest in managing migration better, given the expanding global population and the huge increase in people on the move. 29-Sep-2017
Major new UN report sets course towards New York, Sept 29(Just Earth News): While pollution has considerably negative impacts on human health and ecosystems, it is controllable and avoidable through political leadership, high-level champions and commitments, as well with local level action, says a new report launched on Thursday by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 29-Sep-2017
DR Congo: UN mission deploys ‘blue he New York, Sept 29(Just Earth News): Responding to the worsening security situation near a major town in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations mission in the country has deployed peacekeepers to deter any attacks on the city and to prevent escalation in clashes. 29-Sep-2017
At Security Council, top counter-terrori New York, Sept 29(Just Earth News): Addressing the Security Council, the head of the newly-created United Nations counter-terrorism office on Thursday outlined a framework to devise a cohesive, well-coordinated programme to support Member States as well as the priority areas of such work. 29-Sep-2017
On World Day, UN announces global initia New York, Sept 29(Just Earth News): The largest global anti-rabies initiative to end human deaths from dog-transmitted rabies by 2030 was announced, on Thursday, World Rabies Day, making it a priority disease for key international organizations and governments, according to the United Nations health agency. 29-Sep-2017
UN maritime agency spotlights link betwe New York, Sept 29(Just Earth News): Marking the World Maritime Day, the head of the United Nations maritime agency on Thursday highlighted contributions the shipping industry can make to the achievement of the global development goals. 29-Sep-2017
Some 25 million unsafe abortions occur e New York, Sept 29(Just Earth News): About 25 million unsafe abortions, accounting for 45 per cent of all abortions, occurred every year from 2010 to 2014 worldwide, with 97 per cent of those unsafe procedures occurring in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, a new United Nations study has found. 29-Sep-2017
Syrian parties should join next round of New York, Sept 28(Just Earth News): The United Nations is set to convene the next round of the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva by the end of October or in early November, the UN mediator told the Security Council on Wednesday. 28-Sep-2017
France must bring counter-terrorism law New York, Sept 28(Just Earth News): Warning of possible “discriminatory repercussions," especially for Muslims, two United Nations rights experts expressed concern over a new law that may perpetuate the emergency measures France introduced in 2015 – establishing a permanent state of emergency. 28-Sep-2017
North Africa set to adopt five-year plan New York, Sept 28(Just Earth News):With a youth unemployment rate at 28.8 per cent – twice the global average – countries in North Africa need to adopt a broader, more concerted response to tackle the crisis, the United Nations labour agency warned on Wednesday. 28-Sep-2017
At Security Council, UN official urges g New York, Sept 28(Just Earth News): Highlighting multifaceted threats to aviation security in the context of international peace and security, the head of the United Nations civil aviation body urged greater cooperation among Member States, at all levels, to make global aviation security more effective. 28-Sep-2017
Sustainable tourism can advance global d New York, Sept 28(Just Earth News): On World Tourism Day, the United Nations underscored the potential of sustainable tourism to advance economic, social, environmental and cultural sustainable development. 28-Sep-2017
UN rights office issues business standa New York, Sept 28(Just Earth News): Drawing on good practice from around the world, the top United Nation human rights official on Wednesday launched an unprecedented set of global standards to support the business community in tackling discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex people (LGBTI). 28-Sep-2017
UNICEF expands relief efforts in Latin A New York, Sept 28(Just Earth News): To help children and families affected by the series of natural disasters that have devastated countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday said it has scaled up its humanitarian response the region. 28-Sep-2017
UN chief welcomes Saudi Arabia’s decis New York, Sept 28(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the decision by Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive cars in the country. 28-Sep-2017
Time to stamp out human trafficking,’ New York, Sept 28(Just Earth News): With tens of millions of human trafficking victims worldwide, “now is the time to stand together and stamp out this abominable practice,” Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday told a high-level meeting at which Member States adopted a political Declaration reaffirming their commitment to implement a United Nations action plan to end the scourge. 28-Sep-2017
Colombia: New UN Mission begins operatio New York, Sept 28(Just Earth News): The second post-conflict United Nations mission in Colombia has started its operations, succeeding the UN entity which was mandated to verify the implementation agreement between the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) concerning the ceasefire and cessation of hostilities, and laying down of arms. 28-Sep-2017
Hanging of 42 prisoners in Iraq raises c New York, Sept 28 (Just Earth News): The mass hanging of 42 prisoners on Sunday in a prison in southern Iraq raises massive concerns over the country's use of the death penalty, the UN human rights chief said Wednesday. 28-Sep-2017
Joao Lourenco swears as President of Ang Luanda, Sep 27 (IBNS): Joao Lourenco, 63, was sworn in as president of Angola, according to media reports on Wednesday. 27-Sep-2017
Joao Lourenco swears as President of Ang Luanda, Sep 27 (IBNS): Joao Lourenco, 63, was sworn in as president of Angola, according to media reports on Wednesday. 27-Sep-2017
Saudi Arabia lifts ban, to let women dri Riyadh, Sep 27 (IBNS): In a historic development, Saudi Arabia has decided to lift the ban on women drivers and let them drive, reports said. 27-Sep-2017
Global ‘learning crisis’ threatens f New York, Sept 27(Just Earth News): Schooling without learning is a terrible waste of precious resources and of human potential, the World Bank said on Monday, warning in a new report that millions of young students in low and middle-income countries face the prospect of lost opportunity and lower wages in later life because their primary and secondary schools are failing to educate them to succeed. 27-Sep-2017
Amid cholera outbreak in north-east Nige New York, Sept 27(Just Earth News): Large-scale displacement and a health system in tatters as a result of persistent violence by the Boko Haram terrorist group have left many – most worryingly, pregnant women and their unborn babies – vulnerable to cholera in the wake of an outbreak in August, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has warned. 27-Sep-2017
Civilians pay ‘very heavy price’ ami New York, Sept 27(Just Earth News): Since the beginning of September, the humanitarian situation in western Central African Republic (CAR) has deteriorated as armed groups have taken over several localities – particularly Bocaranga and Niem – which has forced thousands of people to flee into the bush where they cannot access aid, the United Nations relief wing reported on Monday. 27-Sep-2017
The only world safe from use of nuclear New York, Sept 27(Just Earth News): The only world that is safe from the use of nuclear weapons is a world that is completely free of them, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday as the United Nations marked the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. 27-Sep-2017
UN rights experts urge Member States to New York, Sept 27(Just Earth News): A month on from counter-terror operations following attacks on police outposts in Myanmar’s Rakhine province, seven United Nations rights experts have called on the Government to stop all violence against the minority Muslim Rohingya community as well as on the global community to “go beyond” statements and take action to save them. 27-Sep-2017
Warring parties in South Sudan show ‘l New York, Sept 27(Just Earth News): A window of opportunity for compromise over the 2015 peace agreement by warring parties in South Sudan is narrow, the United Nations envoy for the country said on Monday, stressing the urgency to find a political solution and for international support to the process. 27-Sep-2017
Civilians pay ‘very heavy price’ ami New York, Sept 27(Just Earth News): Since the beginning of September, the humanitarian situation in western Central African Republic (CAR) has deteriorated as armed groups have taken over several localities – particularly Bocaranga and Niem – which has forced thousands of people to flee into the bush where they cannot access aid, the United Nations relief wing reported on Monday. 27-Sep-2017
UN envoy condemns killing of Israeli sec New York, Sept 27(Just Earth News): The United Nations envoy for the Israel-Palestine peace efforts has condemned on Monday's fatal shooting attack by a Palestinian perpetrator against Israeli security personnel in the West Bank, deploring that such an incident undermines the prospect of a peaceful future for both sides. 27-Sep-2017
At least three Israelis killed by Palest East Jerusalem, Sep 26 (IBNS): At least three Israelis have been killed by an unidentified Palestinian gunman, reports said. 26-Sep-2017
In UN address, Venezuela decries effects New York, Sept 26(Just Earth News): Echoing the sentiments of other speakers from the Latin American and Caribbean, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Venezuela told the United Nations today that countries in the region are suffering extreme weather and climate catastrophes due to rampant consumption and consumerism in which they played no part. 26-Sep-2017
Peru, at UN, calls for more inclusive gl New York, Sept 26(Just Earth News): Underscoring Peru’s endurance in its combat against terrorism, corruption, as well as its vulnerability to the effects of climate change, the country’s Permanent Representative to the united Nations, Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, said today that the Organization is fundamental for a “peaceful and sustainable” future in Peru, the region and beyond. 26-Sep-2017
With annual general debate over, time ha New York, Sept 26(Just Earth News): The United Nations General Assembly wrapped up its 72nd annual general debate today, with its President underscoring prevention of conflicts before they break out, support for UN peacekeeping, sustainable development, and respect for human rights and gender equality among the major priorities raised by the 196 Heads of State, Government and delegations. 26-Sep-2017
At UN Assembly, Turkmenistan stresses im New York, Sept 26(Just Earth News): Speaking at the 72nd annual debate at the United Nations General Assembly, Turkmenistan highlighted its efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and called for greater cooperation to address the challenges before the globe. 26-Sep-2017
New lab will boost UN efforts to keep ha New York, Sept 26(Just Earth News): The United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today opened the doors of a new laboratory to help countries use a nuclear technique to keep harmful insects, such as mosquitoes and fruit flies, at bay. 26-Sep-2017
Top UN envoy to Somalia welcomes parliam New York, Sept 26(Just Earth News): The top United Nations envoy to Somalia today welcomed the recent introduction of legislation that would amend the 2016 media law, and urged lawmakers to give due consideration to the concerns raised by prominent members of Somalia’s news media about the existing law and the proposed amendments. 26-Sep-2017
UN chief voices concern over ‘potentia New York, Sept 26(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres voiced concern about the “potentially destabilizing effects” of on Monday’s referendum in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. 26-Sep-2017
Timor-Leste is vivid example of what UN New York, Sept 26(Just Earth News): Timor-Leste, a country which the United Nations shepherded to independence from Indonesia 15 years ago, stands as a shining example of what the world Organization can achieve in establishing peace and stability, the country’s president told the General Assembly on Monday. 26-Sep-2017
At UN Assembly, Nicaragua underscores di New York, Sept 26(Just Earth News): The Permanent Representative of Nicaragua to the United Nations, Maria Rubiales de Chamorro, addressed the General Assembly’s annual debate on Monday, reflecting on the political will and action that must be undertaken to achieve a better and peaceful world. 26-Sep-2017
Ongoing settlement activities underminin New York, Sept 26(Just Earth News): Continuing settlement expansion, most notably in occupied East Jerusalem, is making the two-State solution increasingly unattainable and undermining Palestinian belief in the international peace efforts, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council on Monday. 26-Sep-2017
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