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Tunnel in North Korea's nuclear test sit

Tokyo, Oct 31 (IBNS): At least 200 people have died as an under construction tunnel in North Korea's nuclear test site collapsed, according to Yonhap News Agency

31-Oct-2017
Japan: Investigators recover dismembered

Tokyo, Oct 31 (IBNS): Investigators in Japan arrested a man after they recovered several dismembered bodies from his apartment in Zama, near the Japanese capital Tokyo, reports said.

31-Oct-2017
UN chief urges Security Council to 'be



New York, Oct 31(Just Earth News): Stressing the urgent need to help Mali and other countries in the Sahel address cross-border terrorism and organized crime, Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday invited the United Nations Security Council to “be ambitious” in deciding how the UN supports the region's newly-established joint force.

31-Oct-2017
With 13 million inside Syria needing aid

With 13 million inside Syria needing aid, UN relief chief says impact of crisis remains 'profound'

New York, Oct 31(Just Earth News): The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or D'aesh) may be largely pushed out of Syria's Raqqa governorate, but after years of oppression and nearly a year of intense fighting – marked recently by heavy airstrikes – humanitarian needs will continue to be large for some time, the top United Nations relief official told the Security Council Monday.

 

31-Oct-2017
UN warns of 'looming humanitarian catast

 

New York, Oct 31(Just Earth News): Some 3.2 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) conflict-ravaged south-central Greater Kasai region are severely food insecure, struggling to feed themselves and in urgent need of assistance, the head of the United Nations food relief agency warned Monday.

 

31-Oct-2017
Tuberculosis world's top infectious kill

New York, Oct 31(Just Earth News): Progress has not been fast enough over the past year to reach global and regional targets on stopping the spread of tuberculosis (TB), or to make real headway in closing persistent gaps in TB care and prevention, the World Health Organization warned Monday.

31-Oct-2017
UN experts sound alarm on mounting right

 

New York, Oct 31(Just Earth News): More than a month after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the island remains without an effective emergency response, a group of United Nations human rights experts warned on Monday, as they called on United States and Puerto Rican authorities to remove regulatory and financial barriers to reconstruction and recovery.


 

31-Oct-2017
Asia-Pacific's economic gains must not u

 

New York, Oct 31(Just Earth News): While the Asia-Pacific trade outlook for this year is positive, some uncertainties ¬– including the possible impact of structural rebalancing of China from export orientation to domestic consumption – are forecast for 2018, the United Nations commission for the region said Monday.

31-Oct-2017
Carbon dioxide levels surge to new high


New York, Oct 30(Just Earth News): Levels of carbon dioxide (C02) surged at “record-breaking speed” to new highs in 2016, the United Nations weather agency announced on Monday.

30-Oct-2017
UNICEF warns 1,800 unaccompanied refugee

 

New York, Oct 30(Just Earth News): Two-thirds of the nearly 3,000 unaccompanied refugee and migrant children currently in Greece are not receiving proper shelter and care, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned.

30-Oct-2017
Government leaders, entrepreneurs set to

New York, Oct 30(Just Earth News): More than one thousand business leaders, government officials and academics will converge at a United Nations forum Tuesday in Bahrain to strengthen global partnerships, entrepreneurship and investment for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

30-Oct-2017
Is Saudi relaxing women laws?

Riyadh, Oct 30 (IBNS): Considered a nemesis, in terms of nation, when it comes to women rights, it seems Saudi Arabia is casting away its dark practices for a more globally accepted norms.

30-Oct-2017
In Tehran, UN atomic chief says Iran imp

New York, Oct 29 (Just Earth News): Visiting Iran, the head of the United Nations atomic energy agency on Sunday reiterated that the commitments undertaken by the country under the nuclear accord of 2015 are being implemented.

 

29-Oct-2017
Wrapping up visit to Yemen, UN aid chief

New York, Oct 29 (Just Earth News): At the end of a five-day mission to conflict-torn Yemen, the United Nations humanitarian chief on Saturday stressed the need for more funding and better humanitarian access to help the population in need.

 

29-Oct-2017
Twin blasts rock Mogadishu, several fear Mogadishu, Oct 28 (IBNS): Several people are feared to have been killed as two explosions rocked Mogadishu city of Somalia on Saturday, media reports said. 28-Oct-2017
Catalonia Crisis: Madrid removes Catalan Madrid, Oct 28 (IBNS): Hours after imposing direct rule over the disputed Catalonia region, the Spanish government has stripped the Catalan police chief off his post, reports said. 28-Oct-2017
Catalonia crisis: Spanish PM Rajoy disso Madrid, Oct 28 (IBNS): Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is dissolving the Catalan parliament after the region's leaders voted in favour of declaring independence from Spain on Friday, reports said. 28-Oct-2017
Action needed to stop violations of LGBT New York, Oct 28(Just Earth News): Immediate action is needed to stop the horrific violations of human rights of people around the world based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, a United Nations independent expert said Friday, delivering his first report to UN Member States in New York. 28-Oct-2017
Ethiopia begins civil registration for r New York, Oct 28(Just Earth News): In an historic first, starting on Friday all refugees in Ethiopia will be able to register their vital life events, including birth, death, marriage and divorce, directly with national authorities, the United Nations refugee agency announced on Friday. 28-Oct-2017
Security Council debate on ‘women, pea New York, Oct 28(Just Earth News): At the Security Council on Friday, a senior United Nations official called on Member States, regional organizations and civil society for greater partnership to boost women’s participation at all levels and help ensure UN peace efforts are stronger and more sustainable. 28-Oct-2017
Linking past and present, audiovisual he New York, Oct 28(Just Earth News): Through sound recordings and moving images, audiovisual heritage provides priceless insight to the past while preserving unique documentation for future generations, the United Nations cultural agency said on the day set aside to raise global awareness about the importance of the fragility of this heritage. 28-Oct-2017
UN chief pays tribute to courage, resili New York, Oct 28(Just Earth News): Addressing lawmakers in the Central African Republic, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday stressed the international community's commitment to helping tackle the myriad challenges plaguing the conflict-torn country, and strongly defended the role of the UN peacekeeping force there. 28-Oct-2017
Suffering of 350,000 civilians in rural New York, Oct 27(Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights chief on Friday called on the parties to the conflict in Syria to allow badly needed food and medical supplies to Eastern Ghouta in rural Damascus, describing the situation of at least 350,000 besieged civilians there as “an outrage.” 27-Oct-2017
Winter may be 'harsh blow' to vulnerable New York, Oct 27(Just Earth News): Freezing temperatures, storms and heavy snowfall will add to the misery afflicting hundreds of thousands of families affected by conflict across the Middle East unless assistance – including cold weather clothing and supplies – is urgently provided, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned. 27-Oct-2017
Catalan lawmakers vote to declare indepe Barcelona, Oct 27 (IBNS): In a major development, the Catalan Parliament on Friday voted in favour of declaring independence from Spain. 27-Oct-2017
Dual citizenship: Australian deputy Prim Canberra, Oct 27 (IBNS): An Australian court has disqualified the country's deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce after finding him guilty of faulting the citizenship clause. 27-Oct-2017
UN chief stresses need to support Centra New York, Oct 27(Just Earth News): On the third day of his visit to the Central African Republic (CAR), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday called on the international community to support the conflict-ravaged country’s peacebuilding and recovery strategy. 27-Oct-2017
UN envoy ‘confident’ Baghdad and Erb New York, Oct 27(Just Earth News): Even as Iraq breathes a sigh of relief with the defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh), it has been hit by another crisis – one between Baghdad, the capital, and Erbil, in the Kurdistan region – the top United Nations official in the country has said. 27-Oct-2017
African regional consultations on UN glo New York, Oct 27(Just Earth News): Although the debate on migration has largely focused on Europe, the global compact being negotiated must be adapted to the realities and peculiarities of each region, including Africa, where more than half of migrants moved to other countries on the continent, a senior United Nations official said Thursday. 27-Oct-2017
Measles deaths fall, but world still far New York, Oct 27(Just Earth News): Annual deaths from measles dropped below 100,000 last year for the first time 90,000, United Nations and other international agencies reported on Thursday, as they warned however that the world is still far from reaching goals on eliminating the disease. 27-Oct-2017
Fresh round of intra-Syrian talks set fo New York, Oct 27(Just Earth News): Announcing that he will convene the eighth round of intra-Syrian talks on 28 November in Geneva, the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria on Thursday urged all stakeholders to seize the opportunity to find a solution to the crisis plaguing the war-torn country. 27-Oct-2017
UN will accompany Haiti in shaping a sus New York, Oct 26(Just Earth News): The United Nations will remain side by side with Haiti on the country’s path to sustainable development, the Organization’s senior official in the island nation has said. 26-Oct-2017
‘Imagine the potential of one billion New York, Oct 26(Just Earth News): If Africa is to keep pace with an unprecedented demographic transition – African’s under-18 population will reach 750 million by 2030 – scaled-up investment in health, education and women’s protection and empowerment will be needed or the continent will face a ‘bleak’ future, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported Thursday. 26-Oct-2017
UN-Americas action plan seeks to strengt New York, Oct 26(Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights office and its counterpart in the Americas have launched a new and deeper cooperation plan to address one of the most pressing problems in that region – the protection of human rights defenders. 26-Oct-2017
Poor maritime connectivity hurting weake New York, Oct 26(Just Earth News): A United Nations report out Wednesday revealed the poor maritime connectivity continues to keep smaller and weaker economies from reaching world markets, highlighting the need for evidence-based improvements to trading systems and procedures to address these challenges. 26-Oct-2017
In Saudi Arabia, UN envoy seeks to furth New York, Oct 26(Just Earth News): A United Nations envoy has met with senior Yemeni and Saudi officials to discuss his initiatives to end fighting in Yemen, stressing that “this is at heart a political conflict so it can only be solved with political negotiations.” 26-Oct-2017
Peru must place human rights at heart of New York, Oct 26(Just Earth News): While Peru has made great strides over the past decade in reducing poverty, it needs to stand up firmly for human rights to ensure an economy that is sustainable and benefits all, according to the United Nations human rights chief. 26-Oct-2017
In Central African Republic, UN chief wa New York, Oct 26(Just Earth News): On the second day of his visit to the Central African Republic (CAR), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday called on the international community to show solidarity in helping the crisis-torn country chart a new future while warning against religious divide. 26-Oct-2017
Plausible that ‘attack or threat’ le New York, Oct 26(Just Earth News): A new United Nations-mandated report has found it “appears plausible” that an external attack or threat may have led to the fatal plane crash that killed former UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld. 26-Oct-2017
Migrants helped to return from Greece, r New York, Oct 25(Just Earth News): Over the past 15 months, more than 2,000 migrants who have voluntarily returned home from Greece have successfully reintegrated back into their countries of origin, according to the United Nations migration agency. New York, Oct 25(Just Earth News): Over the past 15 months, more than 2,000 migrants who have voluntarily returned home from Greece have successfully reintegrated back into their countries of origin, according to the United Nations migration agency. 25-Oct-2017
Syria: UN health agency steps up service New York, Oct 25(Just Earth News): The United Nations health agency is stepping up the delivery of medicines and medical supplies to thousands of people in newly accessible areas of Raqqa. 25-Oct-2017
Interview: Health care is a human right, New York, Oct 25(Just Earth News): Health is a human right and health care workers are human rights defenders, the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights has said, reminding Governments to provide healthcare for their citizens and to protect professionals who deliver these services. 25-Oct-2017
UN urged to help countries devastated by New York, Oct 25(Just Earth News): Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria may be over, but the devastating impact they had on the countries in their path continues, likewise the effects of successive earthquakes in Mexico, said senior United Nations officials Tuesday, calling for more action at all levels to manage disaster and climate risk and to prepare for future extreme weather events. 25-Oct-2017
Eradication of polio 'once and for all' New York, Oct 25(Just Earth News): Despite progress towards global eradication of polio, sustained commitment is needed to overcome the final hurdle and stamp out the disease once and for all, the United Nations health agency said on Tuesday, the World Polio Day. 25-Oct-2017
Widespread militia activity, political u New York, Oct 25(Just Earth News): Some 3.9 million people across several regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been displaced from their homes, and amid growing violence and unrest, the United Nations refugee agency warned on Tuesday that the number could rise even further. 25-Oct-2017
We need the will to overcome global chal New York, Oct 24(Just Earth News): In his first United Nations Day message, Secretary-General António Guterres called on people around the world to overcome their differences to address global challenges that go beyond national borders. 24-Oct-2017
Ending child marriage in West and Centra New York, Oct 24(Just Earth News): Unless progress is accelerated, ending child marriage in West and Central Africa will take more than 100 years, with far-reaching, life-altering consequences for millions of child brides and crippling impact on the region's prosperity, the United Nations children's agency has said. 24-Oct-2017
Don't just blame teachers when system is New York, Oct 24(Just Earth News): Blaming just the teacher or the school for systemic educational problems can have serious negative side effects, warns a new report from the United Nations educational agency. 24-Oct-2017
Syria: IS-fighting British man killed London, Oct 24 (IBNS): A British person, who was fighting against so called Islamic State in Syria, has been killed in Raqqa, media reports said on Tuesday 24-Oct-2017
Trudeau Skype chat with NZ PM-elect Jaci Ontario, Oct 24 (IBNS): Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently chatted with New Zealand Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern via Skype. 24-Oct-2017
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