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Bosnian war criminal drinks poison insid

Hague, Nov 30 (IBNS): A Bosnian Croat war criminal, Slobodan Praljak, who was under trial, died after drinking poison inside the court during a hearing in The Hague, media reports said.

30-Nov-2017
One in 10 medicines in developing countr

New York, Nov 30(Just Earth News): Substandard or fake medicines that fail to prevent and cure disease – and could even cause death – are becoming more and more prevalent, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, calling on Governments to take urgent actions to tackle this global problem.

 

30-Nov-2017
Four billion people have no social secur

 

New York, Nov 30(Just Earth News): More than half of the global population – some four billion people – have no social security protection, UN labour experts said on Wednesday.

 

30-Nov-2017
Libya’s planned transit centre would k

New York, Nov 30(Just Earth News): The United Nations refugee agency has welcomed the decision by the Libyan authorities to set up a “transit and departure facility” in Tripoli for refugees and migrants in need of international protection – an initiative that offers viable alternatives to their dangerous journeys along the Central Mediterranean route.

 

30-Nov-2017
South Sudan: UN envoy condemns ‘horrif

 

New York, Nov 30(Just Earth News): The most senior United Nations official in South Sudan has condemned the “horrific” killing of some 45 civilians in the Jonglei region on Tuesday when a Murle ethnic group attacked a Dinka village.

30-Nov-2017
On Day of Solidarity, UN reaffirms two-s

 

New York, Nov 30(Just Earth News): The Question of Palestine is inextricably linked with the history of the United Nations and is one of the longest-standing issues on the Organization's agenda, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message commemorating the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

30-Nov-2017
Antalya: South-South cooperation can spu

 

New York, Nov 30(Just Earth News):  With actors from the Global South increasingly among the frontline responders in fragile and protracted crises, fully leveraging the comparative advantage of South-South cooperation has the potential to have great humanitarian and development impact, a senior United National relief official said on Wednesday.

 

30-Nov-2017
UN aid chief spotlights challenges deliv

New York, Nov 30(Just Earth News): The conflict in Syria – now into its seventh year, longer than World War II – continues to ratchet up misery on its people, with millions living in besieged and hard-to-reach areas, a third of the country’s children out of school, and over half of its health facilities rendered inoperable, the United Nations top relief official said on Wednesday.

30-Nov-2017
Malaria response at ‘crossroads,’ ri

New York, Nov 29 (Just Earth News):After unprecedented global success in controlling malaria, progress has stalled, the United Nations health agency reported on Wednesday, citing an estimated five million more cases in 2016 than in 2015, and around 445,000 deaths.

30-Nov-2017
In Côte d'Ivoire, UN chief spotlights i

New York, Nov 30(Just Earth News): The importance of regional organizations grows with every decade that passes as they are essential to face the difficult challenges that threaten the world, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Wednesday at the African Union-European Union Summit in Côte d'Ivoire.

30-Nov-2017
Lack of jobs, money for rent, add to woe

New York, Nov 30(Just Earth News): As temperatures plummet across eastern Ukraine, many – including the elderly – who fled their homes following hostilities are forced to return to their original place of residence due to lack of jobs and money to pay rent in the places they were sheltering, the United Nations migration agency has reported.

30-Nov-2017
UN chief 'strongly condemns' latest ball

New York, Nov 30(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres “strongly condemns” the launch of yet another ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), his Spokesman has said.

30-Nov-2017
Bali airport reopens after closure due t

Bali, Nov 29 (IBNS) : Bali airport reopened on Wednesday,  two days after a volcanic eruption spread ash across the island and forced it to close.

29-Nov-2017
N Korea fires 'highest ever' missile, US

Pyongyang/Washington, Nov 29 (IBNS): After a brief hiatus in what is seemingly a daily routine for North Korea, Kim and his men fired another missile, reportedly their highest ever, according to US Defence Secretary James Mattis.

29-Nov-2017
Easing of blockade enables UN aid to ent



New York, Nov 29(Just Earth News): The United Nations food relief agency said Tuesday that humanitarian air service into Yemen has resumed, and a ship waiting in international waters for three weeks has now docked in Saleef, stressing that unhindered access to all airports and ports is vital to end the dire situation in the conflict-ravaged southern Arabian country.

29-Nov-2017
Returning foreign terrorist fighters pos

 

New York, Nov 29(Just Earth News): With violent extremists having suffered defeats in Syria and Iraq, the international community must step up cooperation to address the complex problem of foreign terrorist fighters returning home or travelling to other regions, the head of the United Nations Office against Terrorism, Vladimir Voronkov, told the Security Council on Tuesday.

29-Nov-2017
UN chief reiterates support for two-stat

 

New York, Nov 29(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday reiterated that he would continue to work to help Israelis and Palestinians achieve a two-state solution, and vowed to denounce hate speech aimed at Israelis.

29-Nov-2017
UN working to address slavery, abuses ag

 

New York, Nov 29(Just Earth News): The United Nations is stepping up its work to stop the grave abuses perpetrated against refugees and migrants along the Central Mediterranean routes, including alleged slave trade in Libya, two UN agency chiefs told the Security Council on Tuesday.

29-Nov-2017
South Sudan: Senior UN official urges Se


New York, Nov 29(Just Earth News): The arrival of the dry season in South Sudan could lead to more fighting that would undermine the political process and cause additional civilian casualties and displacement, a senior United Nations official cautioned the Security Council on Tuesday.

29-Nov-2017
Family members linked to nearly half of

 

New York, Nov 29(Just Earth News): Almost half of identified child trafficking cases has begun with a family member’s involvement, new data from the United Nations migration agency has revealed.

29-Nov-2017
Antalya: South-South cooperation offers

 

New York, Nov 29(Just Earth News): As the most vulnerable countries continue to face serious development challenges, South-South cooperation offers enormous opportunities and potential to effectively support them in accelerating progress on implementing globally agreed goals, a senior United Nations official has said.

 

29-Nov-2017
Antalya: UN launches new initiative to e

New York, Nov 29(Just Earth News):  A new UN partnership that will empower young leaders in the Global South to become agents of change was launched Tuesday during the Global South-South Development Expo 2017 in Antalya, Turkey.

29-Nov-2017
Ensuring family farmers’ access to foo

 

New York, Nov 29(Just Earth News): Family farmers need more support and access to food, the head of the United Nations agriculture agency has said, urging lawmakers to consider legislation that improves productivity and boosts social protections to tackle the global hunger challenge which, he warned, is at an “inflection point.”

29-Nov-2017
Violence drives more Rohingyas to Bangla

 

New York, Nov 28(Just Earth News): While their numbers have dropped in recent weeks, hundreds of Rohingya refugees are still crossing the border into Bangladesh from Myanmar every day, the United Nations migration agency said on Tuesday.

28-Nov-2017
UNESCO chief calls for investigation int

 

New York, Nov 28(Just Earth News): The head of the United Nations agency defending press freedom on Tuesday denounced the killing of a Nigerian photographer, calling for an investigation into the incident.

28-Nov-2017
Mount Agung eruption: Bali airport close

Karangasem, Nov 28 (IBNS): With ashes from erupting volcano Mount Agung sweeping Bali for the second day, the Indonesian government kept the island's airport closed  on Tuesday, media reports said.

28-Nov-2017
Kenya: President to be sworn-in, securit

Nairobi, Nov 28 (IBNS): Security has been bolstered in Kenya's capital Nairobi ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of the  President,  who will be entering his second term in office, reports said.

28-Nov-2017
Australia: Man planning terror attack ar

Melbourne, Nov 28 (IBNS): Australian police have arrested a 20-year-old man, who they suspected of planning a terror attack during New Year's Eve, reports said.

28-Nov-2017
Feature: Six months after ISIL, life is

New York, Nov 28(Just Earth News): Mosul’s Al Qasoor Water Treatment Plant is on the eastern bank of the Tigris River which bisects the city that was, until about six months ago, one of the last strongholds of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Level (ISIL).

28-Nov-2017
Partnerships ‘the only way’ to tackl

New York, Nov 28(Just Earth News): The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO) was reappointed for a second term on Monday as the 17th UNIDO General Conference opened in Vienna, Austria.

 

28-Nov-2017
Yemen’s Sana’a airport opens after b

New York, Nov 28(Just Earth News): The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Monday warned that more than 11 million Yemeni children – almost every single Yemeni boy and girl – are in acute need of humanitarian assistance, despite the successful delivery of 1.9 million doses of vaccines to Sana’a airport on Sunday.

28-Nov-2017
‘No preconditions’ accepted from Syr


New York, Nov 28(Just Earth News): Ahead of fresh intra-Syrian talks on Tuesday in Geneva, the United Nations mediator said on Monday that the crisis now has the potential to move towards “a genuine political process.”
 

28-Nov-2017
Antalya: Solutions to today’s developm

New York, Nov 27(Just Earth News): Solutions to today’s critical development challenges exist in the Global South, and every country – large or small, emerging economy or least developed – has something to offer to the world, a senior United Nations official said on Monday, as the 2017 Global South-South Cooperation Expo opened in Antalya, Turkey.

27-Nov-2017
UN strongly condemns attack that kills p

New York, Nov 27(Just Earth News): Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the Security Council have strongly condemned Sunday's attack allegedly perpetrated by the anti-Balaka group against a convoy of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic, in which one peacekeeper from Egypt was killed and three others were injured.

27-Nov-2017
Prince Harry to marry American actress M

London, Nov 27 (IBNS): Prince Harry will marry American actress Meghan Markle, officials said on Monday.

27-Nov-2017
Russia airstrikes kill at least 53 civil

Damascus, Nov 27 (IBNS): At least 53 civilians have been killed in airstrikes conducted by Russia in Syria, observers said.

27-Nov-2017
Bali volcano: Mount Agung erupts, airpor

Jakarta, Nov 27 (IBNS): The eruption from Mount Agung in Bali, Indonesia, has forced the closure of the resort island's main airport, reports said.

27-Nov-2017
'Long walk to freedom' unfinished for wo

 

New York, Nov 26(Just Earth News): Reflecting on the legacy of Nelson Mandela, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed called for investment in women and girls, decrying gender inequality as perhaps the most pervasive disparity around the world.

27-Nov-2017
Explosion rocks Chinese factory, casualt

Beijing, Nov 26 (IBNS): Casualties are feared as an explosion rocked a factory in China's Zhejiang Province on Sunday, media reports said.

26-Nov-2017
UN expo to highlight vital role of South

New York, Nov 25(Just Earth News): A United Nations expo next week in Turkey is set to highlight the critical role of South-South cooperation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in light of the vast array of knowledge, skills, expertise and resources that is, and can further be, shared among developing countries.

25-Nov-2017
No man will reach full potential unless

New York, Nov 25(Just Earth News): Unless the international community tackles violence against women, the world will not eradicate poverty or reach any of the other Sustainable Development Goals, Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message today for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

25-Nov-2017
Egypt: UN chief and Security Council con

New York, Nov 25 (IBNS): Secretary-General António Guterres and the United Nations Security Council have condemned “in the strongest terms” the attack on al-Rawdah Mosque during Friday prayers in the town of Bir al-Abed in North Sinai, Egypt, that left scores of people dead and wounded.

25-Nov-2017
UN experts urge China to ‘immediately

New York, Nov 25(IBNS): Voicing concern that the trial of a human rights lawyer – leading to his imprisonment – fell short of international standards, a group of United Nations rights experts has appealed to the Government for the lawyer’s immediate and unconditional release.

25-Nov-2017
Security Council deplores deadly attack

New York, Nov 25(IBNS): Condemning “in the strongest terms” an attack against the United Nations peacekeeping force in Mali that left several uniformed personnel dead, the Security Council on Friday called on the country’s authorities to swiftly investigate and bring the perpetrators to justice.

25-Nov-2017
In Iran, UN aid chief expresses readines

New York, Nov 25(IBNS): Concluding a two-day visit to Iran, the top United Nations humanitarian official said the Organization is ready to fill any gaps in the relief efforts following the devastating earthquake on 12 November that struck the Iran-Iraq border.

25-Nov-2017
UN rights expert calls on Mexico to inve

New York, Nov 25(IBNS): Strongly condemning the attack on a state-level Ombudsperson and his family in Mexico, the United Nations expert on human rights defenders has called on the authorities to investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.

25-Nov-2017
Mediterranean crossing still world’s d

New York, Nov 25(IBNS): Crossing the Mediterranean to Europe is “by far the world’s deadliest” journey for migrants, with at least 33,761 reported to have died or gone missing between 2000 and 2017, a United Nations report finds.

25-Nov-2017
Egypt attack: President Sisi vows to res

Cairo, Nov 25 (IBNS): Reacting to the deadly terrorist attack in Egypt, which killed 235 people, President Abdul Fatah al-Sisi has said the country will respond forcefully, media reports said.

25-Nov-2017
Conditions in Myanmar's Rakhine not in p

New York, Nov 24(Just Earth News): Amid reports of an agreement between the governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar on return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, the United Nations refugee agency has underscored that the returns must be voluntary, and take place in safe and dignified conditions.

 

24-Nov-2017
Egypt: Militants attack mosque, 230 kill

Egypt, Nov 24 (IBNS): At least 230 people were killed as militants launched gun and bomb attack on a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai province, media reports said on Friday.

24-Nov-2017
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