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After 1,000 days of conflict, Yemen slid



New York, Dec 31(Just Earth News): As the conflict in Yemen passes the grim 1,000-day milestone, the United Nations is warning that if humanitarian workers cannot gain greater access and the violence does not subside, the cost in lives will be incalculable.

31-Dec-2017
UN chief issues 'red alert,' urges world



New York, Dec 31(Just Earth News): In his message on the New Year, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is calling for unity among the global community to tackle overwhelming challenges and defend values shared by all.

31-Dec-2017
Kenya: Road mishap kills 36 people

Nairobi, Dec 31 (IBNS): At least 36 people died after the bus they were travelling in collided head-on with a trailer in Kenya's  Nakuru-Eldoret highway on Sunday, media reports said.

31-Dec-2017
Sydney seaplane crash leaves six people

Sydney, Dec 31 (IBNS): A seaplane crashed into a river in Australia's Sydney city on Sunday, leaving at least six people killed, media reports said.

31-Dec-2017
Egypt: Attack in Coptic Church kills at

Cairo, Dec 30 (IBNS): At least 11 people were killed in a recent attack orchestrated by the Islamic State in Egypt's capital city Cairo.

30-Dec-2017
New UN agency projects to boost farming

New York, Dec 30(Just Earth News): People around the world, especially poor farmers in developing Asian countries, will benefit through the use of nuclear techniques in combatting diseases affecting farm animals and improve water management practices, the United Nations atomic energy agency has said.
 

30-Dec-2017
UN chief condemns attack on church near

New York, Dec 30(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the attack that took place earlier Friday outside Mar Mina church in the Helwan district, south of Cairo, Egypt.

30-Dec-2017
UNESCO chief 'deeply regrets Israel's de

New York, Dec 30(Just Earth News):  The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voiced “deep regret” on Thursday over Israel's decision to withdraw from the agency.
 

30-Dec-2017
Peacekeepers saved many lives despite ch

 

New York, Dec 29(Just Earth News): Despite a particularly deadly year for United Nations peacekeepers – with more than 60 'blue helmets' killed in hostile acts – the Organization in 2017 completed its peacekeeping objectives in Côte d'Ivoire, refocused its work in Haiti and will soon complete its mandate in Liberia.

29-Dec-2017
UN chief welcomes exchange of prisoners



New York, Dec 29(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the recent exchange of prisoners and detainees in eastern Ukraine and commended all those who helped bring about the exchange.
 

29-Dec-2017
'No clear evidence' social media leads t

New York, Dec 29(Just Earth News): Violent extremists use the Internet to attract younger audiences, to disseminate content and to foster direct dialogue with young people, a United Nations agency-backed study found, but more research is needed to find out if social media has an effective role in radicalization.

 

29-Dec-2017
Egypt church attack kills four

Cairo, Dec 29 (IBNS): At least four people were killed in a gun attack at a church in Egypt's Helwan area on Friday media reports said.

29-Dec-2017
Legacy of UN Mission in Liberia tied to



New York, Dec 29(Just Earth News): The legacy of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the outgoing President of Liberia, is connected to the legacy of the United Nations Mission in the country (UNMIL), which will wind down in March after 15 years of operations, a senior UN official said.

29-Dec-2017
Peru: Pardon of former President Fujimor

 

New York, Dec 29(Just Earth News): Condemning the pardoning of former President of Peru, Alberto Fujimori, a group of United Nations independent human rights experts have said that the move undermines the work of the judiciary and the international community to achieve justice.

29-Dec-2017
Yemen: Amid spike in casualties, UN reli

New York, Dec 29(Just Earth News): After separate airstrikes on a crowded market and a rural farm left nearly 70 people dead earlier this week in Yemen, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the country denounced the incidents and reminded the warring parties of their international legal obligations to spare civilian lives and infrastructure.

29-Dec-2017
Brutality against children 'cannot be th

New York, Dec 28(Just Earth News):  The scale of attack on children in conflict zones throughout 2017 is “shocking” said the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), calling on all parties to conflict to abide by their obligations under international law and immediately end violations and attacks against children.

28-Dec-2017
Russia: At least 10 injured in St. Peter

Moscow, Dec 28 (IBNS): At least 10 people have been injured after a homemade explosive device went off at a super market in St Petersburg, Russia, on Wednesday evening.

28-Dec-2017
Sustained cooperation vital to address S

 

New York, Dec 28(Just Earth News): In a year which saw millions of Somali civilians displaced by armed conflict and thousands more killed and wounded in violence, the United Nations envoy to the country has called for sustained cooperation to tackle a number of pressing challenges.

 

28-Dec-2017
World could see 1.8 billion tourists by

 

New York, Dec 28(Just Earth News): By 2030, there could be 1.8 billion tourists – just over one in five persons in the world – travelling around the globe, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has said.

 

28-Dec-2017
UN chief commends peaceful vote in Liber

 

New York, Dec 28(Just Earth News):  United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday welcomed the peaceful conduct of the second round of the presidential election in Liberia, and announced he is sending former Nigerian leader Olusegun Obasanjo to support the country in the first peaceful transfer of power from one democratically-elected leader to another in more than 70 years.

28-Dec-2017
General Assembly approves $5.4 billion U

 

New York, Dec 28(Just Earth News): Concluding the main part of its 72nd session, the United Nations General Assembly on Sunday took a number of key actions, including approving a nearly $5.4 billion programme budget for the Organization for the biennium 2018-2019.

28-Dec-2017
Brazil expels Venezuela's diplomat

Brasilia, Dec 27 (IBNS): In a major development, Brazil has declared Venezuela's diplomat in the country-Gerardo Delgado-as a persona non grata.

27-Dec-2017
UNICEF official calls 2017 ‘horribleâ€

 

New York, Dec 27(Just Earth News): Children in Yemen could not have a worse year than 2017, according to a senior official from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

27-Dec-2017
Congo: UN chief welcomes ceasefire betwe

 

New York, Dec 27(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday welcomed the signing of a ceasefire between the Government of the Republic of the Congo and a group led by Reverend Pastor Ntumi.

27-Dec-2017
Field teams working 'around the clock' i

New York, Dec 27 (Just Earth News): Relief supplies prepositioned by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) are ready for dispatch to areas of Philippines hit by Tropical Storm Tembin (known locally as “Vinta”) and its field teams are working around the clock to assess the scale of damage, the UN agency has said.

27-Dec-2017
Field teams working 'around the clock' i

New York, Dec 26 (Just Earth News):  Relief supplies prepositioned by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) are ready for dispatch to areas of Philippines hit by Tropical Storm Tembin (known locally as “Vinta”) and its field teams are working around the clock to assess the scale of damage, the UN agency has said.

26-Dec-2017
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyah

Tel Aviv, Dec 26 (IBNS): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has thanked Guatemala for shifting its embassy to Jerusalem.

26-Dec-2017
Fujimuri pardon: Angry protesters clash

Lima, Dec 26 (IBNS): Christmas turned into a sour affair in Peru's national capital Lima as thousands of angry protesters clashed with police after President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski announced his decision to pardon former President Alberto Fujimori of his crime.

26-Dec-2017
Israel to formally announce withdrawal f

Jerusalem, Dec 25 (IBNS): In a major development after UN General Assembly recently rejected the US declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the Jewish state has decided to formally announce its exit from UNESCO.

25-Dec-2017
UN stands ready to support the Philippin

New York, Dec 24(Just Earth News): Expressing sadness at the loss of lives and devastation in the Philippines caused by Tropical Storm Tembin, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Saturday that the Organization stands ready to provide support.

24-Dec-2017
Suspected cholera cases in Yemen surpass

 

New York, Dec 23(Just Earth News): The total number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has crossed one million, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Friday, urging greater efforts to tackle the outbreak and deal with the deteriorating health situation in the war-torn nation.

23-Dec-2017
UN urges Australia to find humane soluti

 

New York, Dec 23(Just Earth News): The United Nations refugee agency warned on Friday that the situation of refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island continues to remain dangerous, and called on the Australian Government to “live up to its responsibilities” and urgently find humane and appropriate solutions.

23-Dec-2017
New Security Council further tightens sa



York, Dec 23(Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council on Friday imposed new sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), increasing the depth of measures imposed on the country in the wake of its continued nuclear and ballistic weapons programme, including the ballistic missile launch on 28 November.

23-Dec-2017
Secretary-General extends mandate of UN-

New York, Dec 23(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres extended for another three years the mandate of the tribunal set up to try those accused of carrying out the February 2005 attack in Beirut, which killed 22 people, including the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafiq Hariri, and injured many others.

23-Dec-2017
Sharp rise in refugee arrivals to Uganda

 

New York, Dec 23(Just Earth News): Fresh violence in the Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) forced over 2,650 refugees to cross over into neighbouring Uganda this week, five times the usual number of arrivals, according to the United Nations refugee agency.

23-Dec-2017
New UN centre boosts use of real-time da



New York, Dec 23(Just Earth News): With more than 135 million crisis-affected people across the globe in need of humanitarian assistance, the United Nations on Friday opened a data centre that will give aid organizations and relief workers access to vital information they need to make responsible and informed decisions.

23-Dec-2017
UN Mission welcomes agreement to revive

 

New York, Dec 23(Just Earth News): Welcoming the signing of an agreement on cessation of hostilities and improving humanitarian access in South Sudan, the United Nations Mission in the country (UNMISS) has urged all parties to work collectively to ensure durable peace in the nation.

23-Dec-2017
Strengthen measures to counter threats p

New York, Dec 22(Just Earth News): “Gravely concerned” over risks posed by foreign terrorist fighters returning from conflict zones, the United Nations Security Council on Thursday called on Member States to strengthen their efforts to counter the threat through measures on border control, criminal justice, information-sharing and counter-extremism.

22-Dec-2017
Security Council to consider set of elem

New York, Dec 22(Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council on Thursday expressed its intention to consider a set of elements when reviewing mandates and configuration of peacekeeping missions.

22-Dec-2017
UN peacekeeping operations will keep aim

New York, Dec 22(Just Earth News): The Security Council on Thursday said that United Nations peacekeeping missions will continue to consider ways to reduce the environmental impact of their operations, in line with relevant UN resolutions and mindful of the goals set out in international accords on the environment, including the Paris Agreement on climate change.

22-Dec-2017
Jerusalem: India votes against US in UN

New York, Dec 22 (IBNS): India has voted against the US during the UN resolution that declared Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital 'null and void'.

22-Dec-2017
Jerusalem: Defying US warning, majority

New York, Dec 22 (IBNS): Defying the US warning, 128 nations supported the UN resolution that declared 'America's coronation of Jerusalem as Israel's capital' null and void, on Thursday.

22-Dec-2017
Aid has not reached ‘a single soul’

 

New York, Dec 22(Just Earth News): The list of people requiring life-saving medical help in Syria is getting shorter not because they were evacuated, but because they died, a senior United Nations advisor warned on Thursday.

22-Dec-2017
Conflict casts shadow on fight to end hu



New York, Dec 22(Just Earth News): Conflict and protracted crises in a handful of countries in the Near East and North Africa are hindering efforts to eradicate hunger in the region by 2030, according to a United Nations report published on Thursday.

22-Dec-2017
UN tribunal for former Yugoslavia leaves

 

New York, Dec 22(Just Earth News): The United Nations tribunal dealing with atrocities committed during the Balkans wars of 1990s has been a pioneer in creating the contemporary architecture of international criminal justice, and “gave a voice to victims,” Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday.

22-Dec-2017
General Assembly demands all States comp

 

New York, Dec 21(Just Earth News): By an overwhelming majority, Member States in the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday “demanded” that all countries comply with Security Council resolutions regarding the status of Jerusalem.

21-Dec-2017
UNICEF airlifts six million doses of vac

New York, Dec 21(Just Earth News): A plane charted by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) landed in Sana’a, Yemen, on Thursday, delivering nearly 6 million doses of essential vaccines to protect millions of children at risk of preventable diseases, including the current diphtheria outbreak that has reportedly infected over 300 people and killed 35.

21-Dec-2017
Deadly war weapons endanger lives of ove

New York, Dec 21(Just Earth News): Landmines, unexploded ordnance and other explosive remnants of war threaten the lives of over 220,000 children in eastern Ukraine, the United Nations Children's Fund has warned, calling on all parties to the conflict to immediately end the use of the lethal weapons and allow mine clearance activities to begin.

21-Dec-2017
Car ploughs through pedestrians in Melbo

Melbourne, Dec 21 (IBNS) : A car ploughed  through a group of pedestrians during rush hour  in Melbourne on Thursday,  injuring at least 14 people, media reports said.

21-Dec-2017
UN envoy urges support for efforts to re

New York, Dec 21(Just Earth News): The United Nations envoy for Yemen on Wednesday called for halting violence and supporting efforts to bring warring parties together for the resumption of the political process.

21-Dec-2017
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