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US: Helicopter crashes into California h

New York, Jan 31 (IBNS): At least three people were killed when a helicopter crashed   into a Newport Beach home in the USA on Tuesday, media reports said.

31-Jan-2018
Without young people, Global Goals will

New York, Jan 31 (JEN): Today's young people are more connected, dynamic and engaged than ever and the Global Goals can’t happen without them, speakers told an annual United Nations forum, where young leaders called on the Organization keep its promise to ‘leave no one behind’ on the road to creating a prosperous world for everyone on a clean planet.

31-Jan-2018
Relentless fighting in Syria continues t

New York, Jan 31 (JEN): Hostilities in Syria continues to drive hundreds of thousands from their homes and the number of displaced in the seemingly unending conflict continues to rise along with the suffering of affected communities, the United Nations deputy humanitarian chief said Tuesday, calling on all parties to ensure the safety and protection of civilians caught up in the violence.

31-Jan-2018
UN agency launches appeal to fund aid ef

New York, Jan 31 (JEN):Amid worsening humanitarian situation in South Sudan and the number of persons in need of assistance continues to grow, the United Nations migration agency today launched a $103.7 million appeal to sustain critical and life-saving aid programmes.

31-Jan-2018
Somali leaders, international partners a

New York, Jan 31 (JEN): One year after Somalia declared drought as a national emergency, famine has so far been averted due to collective and unprecedented humanitarian action, and on Tuesday, the country marked a turning point towards ending the cycle of recurring crises, with the launch of a Government-led, United Nations-supported humanitarian response plan.

31-Jan-2018
Thousands flee violence in eastern DR Co

New York, Jan 31 (JEN): Surging violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is driving thousands of Congolese into neighbouring Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda, the United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday.

31-Jan-2018
Amid funding crunch, UN agency seeks $80

New York, Jan 31 (JEN): Facing an acute funding shortage, the United Nations agency for Palestine refugees is seeking more than $800 million for its emergency programmes for Syria and the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

31-Jan-2018
UN agency launches appeal to fund aid ef

New York, Jan 31 (JEN):Amid worsening humanitarian situation in South Sudan and the number of persons in need of assistance continues to grow, the United Nations migration agency today launched a $103.7 million appeal to sustain critical and life-saving aid programmes.

31-Jan-2018
Millions of children in crisis zones fac

New York, Jan 31 (JEN): Children are the most vulnerable when conflict or disaster causes the collapse of essential services such as healthcare and unless the international community takes urgent action to protect and provide life-saving assistance to them, “they face an increasingly bleak future,” the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned Tuesday, launching a $3.6 billion emergency appeal.

31-Jan-2018
Life-size paper tribute hails Suffragett

London, Jan 30 (IBNS): Trailblazing women who successfully fought for the right to vote have been honoured in a life-size paper tribute handcrafted in the UK to mark 100 years of women’s suffrage.

30-Jan-2018
Youth leaders ready to ‘roll up their

New York, Jan 30 (JEN): Not content to follow old-school rules to tackle problems like climate change, poverty and inequality, on Monday’s youth – media savvy ‘Millennials’ and the ‘Born in the 90s’ cohort that can’t remember life without the Internet – are using disruptive, new-school innovations to drive change; and they’re heading to the United Nations to talk about building a better world for all.

30-Jan-2018
Poverty eradication, inclusive growth fo

New York, Jan 30 (JEN): Countries must accelerate inclusive and equitable economic growth and sustainable development that will not leave behind vulnerable populations, such as women and youth, the United Nations deputy chief told the Commission for Social Development, which opened its annual session on Monday.

30-Jan-2018
Hunger continues to intensify in conflic

 New Delhi, Jan 30 (JEN): Food insecurity – or lack of access to enough food – continues to worsen in places torn by conflict, United Nations agencies reported Monday, listing Yemen, South Sudan and Syria among the countries most affected by acute hunger.

30-Jan-2018
New UN funding to help sustain critical

New York, Jan 30 (JEN): The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) – a pool of funding which supports critical relief operations around the world – has allocated $10 million to help meet the life-saving needs of the most vulnerable people displaced due to conflict in Ethiopia.

30-Jan-2018
At African Union Summit, Guterres lauds

New York, Jan 29 (JEN):  Hailing the partnership between Africa and the United Nations as “solid, and grounded on sound principles of human rights and good governance,” Secretary General, Antonio Guterres told leaders gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the African Union Summit, that with Africa in the lead, “we can and will do more” to bolster successful cooperation throughout the continent.

29-Jan-2018
In Addis Ababa, Guterres says partnershi

New York, Jan 28 (JEN): Strong cooperation with the African Union (AU) is essential for the United Nations to be able to fulfill its mandate, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Saturday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the two organizations signed a new agreement to bolster their collaboration on range of global issues.

28-Jan-2018
DR Congo: UN chief condemns killing of '

New York, Jan 28 (JEN): Condemning the killing on Saturday of a peacekeeper with the United Nations stabilization mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) who was ambushed in the vast country's restive east, Secretary-General António Guterres again called on armed groups there to lay down their weapons and seek to resolve their grievances peacefully.

28-Jan-2018
UN envoy for Syria to attend Russia-spon

New York, Jan 28 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will send his Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, to Sochi next week to attend the Russia-sponsored Congress of the Syrian National Dialogue, talks reportedly on a political solution towards ending the seven-year Syrian conflict.

28-Jan-2018
Security Council condemns 'barbaric' ter

New York, Jan 28 (JEN): The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the “barbaric and cowardly terrorist attack” on 25 January against a bus transporting civilians near Boni, in central Mali, during which 26 people from Mali and Burkina Faso, including children, were killed.

28-Jan-2018
At African Union Summit, Guterres outlin

New York, Jan 28 (JEN): No single nation, institution, or organization can defeat terrorism in Africa or anywhere else, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told a special meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Saturday, as he called for a sustained, cooperative and coordinated approach in tackling this complex, ever-evolving menace.

28-Jan-2018
Turkish Army neutralised more than 480 m

Damascus/Ankara, Jan 28 (IBNS): The Turkish Army said on Sunday that it has neutralised more than 480 militants in Syria.

28-Jan-2018
‘We are all at risk’ when humanity

New York, Jan 27 (JEN): Calling on the world to “stand together against the normalization of hate, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has stressed in his message for the International Day dedicated to honouring Holocaust victims that everyone has a responsibility to quickly and decisively resist racism and violence.

27-Jan-2018
‘Enough is enough;’ world cannot bec

New York, Jan 27 (JEN):  With families in Syria’s besieged northern town of Afrin on the run or hiding in basements to escape intense shelling, the head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) operations in the country has strongly denounced the rising number of child casualties, questioning whether the world is “becoming numb to the killing of children.”

27-Jan-2018
Venezuela: Economic woes worsening malnu

New York, Jan 27 (JEN): Amid growing food insecurity and rising malnutrition among children on the back of a protracted economic crisis in Venezuela, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday called on all actors for rapid and coordinated assistance efforts to reach those most in need.

27-Jan-2018
Overcrowded boat capsizes off Yemen coas

New York, Jan 27 (JEN): At least 30 refugees and migrants drowned when their boat capsized off the coast of Aden, Yemen, the United Nations reported on Friday, saying the overcrowded vessel was believed to have been operated by unscrupulous smugglers who were trying to extort money from the passengers.

27-Jan-2018
Davos: UN rights chief stresses leading

New York, Jan 27 (JEN): With major companies joining the growing list of early adopters of United Nations standards to promote equality for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people, the UN human rights chief on Friday highlighted the private sector's crucial leadership role in ensuring the dignity and equal opportunities of LGBTI employees in the workplace and beyond.

27-Jan-2018
South Korea : At least 37 killed, 100 in

Seoul, Jan 26 (IBNS) : In a devastating fire that raged through a South Korea hospital in Miryang city on Friday, at least 37 people were killed and more than 100 injured.

26-Jan-2018
Yemen: UN chief welcomes measures by Sau

New York, Jan 26 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed news that five tankers carrying 180,000 litres of fuel reached Yemen’s northern province of Marib on Wednesday as part of the Saudi-led coalition’s wider plan to facilitate humanitarian action in the war-ravaged country.

26-Jan-2018
Time to stop ‘managing’ Israeli-Pale

New York, Jan 26 (JEN): The United Nations, the Security Council and the wider international community all have fallen into a pattern of “managing, rather than resolving” the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the UN envoy on the Middle East peace process warned Thursday, saying it was time to end this paralysis, show political leadership and push for policies on the ground that rebuild trust.

26-Jan-2018
Restive eastern DR Congo home to one of

New York, Jan 26 (JEN): More than 800,000 children have been forced from their homes by violence and armed clashes in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in what the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) calls “one of the world’s worst displacement crises for children.”

26-Jan-2018
Libya: UN relief wing and partners seek

New York, June 26 (JEN): With people across Libya suffering amid the fallout from a protracted political crisis, outbreaks of violence and displacement, the United Nations humanitarian wing and its partners launched on Thursday a $313 million appeal to cover the basic needs of 940,000 who need assistance and protection.

26-Jan-2018
Safety of Rohingya children must be guar

New York, Jan 26 (JEN): Improved security and unimpeded humanitarian access in Myanmar are essential before Rohingya children can be returned from Bangladesh, a senior official of the United Nations children's agency has said.

26-Jan-2018
UN chief condemns double bombing in Liby

New York, Jan 25 (JEN): Condemning the double bombing in the Libyan city of Benghazi, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres underscored that there can be no military solution to the crisis plaguing the country.

25-Jan-2018
Spike in attacks on ‘blue helmets’ m

New York, Jan 25 (JEN): With United Nations ‘blue helmets’ facing increasingly grave threats, including armed groups with no interest in peace, the UN peacekeeping chief called on Wednesday for greater political engagement and leadership from the Security Council and the world body’s Member countries to ensure UN troops – and the populations they serve – are better protected.

25-Jan-2018
South Sudan: Ceasefire violations, hosti


New York, Jan 25 (JEN): While the signing last month of a ceasefire accord among South Sudan’s warring parties is a great stride forward, it is just a first step toward peace and stability, the United Nations peacekeeping chief said Wednesday, warning that the 21 December deal has already been violated numerous times.

25-Jan-2018
Bring human rights to discussion tables

New York, Jan 25 (JEN): With world leaders converging in Davos, Switzerland, for the annual World Economic Forum, a group of United Nations human rights experts has called on government and business leaders to use the occasion to decide on concrete actions to bring about positive change.

25-Jan-2018
At Davos forum, UN agency launches repor

New York, Jan 25 (JEN): Investing in value-based migration data that squarely focuses on impact can benefit the world to the tune of $35 billion dollars, according to a new report launched Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland, by the United Nations migration agency.

25-Jan-2018
With new leadership committed to reforms

New York, Jan 25  (JEN): Grappling with turbulent politics, persisting terrorism and the risk of famine, Somalia must make 2018 a year of carrying out reforms, a senior United Nations official said Wednesday, urging more international financial and technical support for the Horn of Africa country that underwent a peaceful transition of power to a new President a year ago.

25-Jan-2018
World’s most vulnerable countries on t

New York,Jan 25 (JEN): The world’s least developed countries are narrowing ‘digital divide,’ and with millions of people now taking advantage of smart phones and other digital devices, keeping up this momentum can put their societies on the fast track to sustainable development, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

25-Jan-2018
Service and Sacrifice: Chadian peacekeep

New York, Jan 25 (JEN):  As Tahir and his fellow Chadian peacekeepers set out on their daily patrol through the dusty streets of Kidal, in northern Mali, the question he faces is always the same – will he and his team return safely to the United Nations base?

25-Jan-2018
Central African Republic: UN, partners s

New York, Jan 25 (JEN): With more than half the population in the Central African Republic (CAR) projected to need humanitarian assistance in 2018, the United Nations, the Government and partners are seeking $515.6 million in contributions to address the crisis.

25-Jan-2018
Benghazi: Car bomb blasts kill 27

Benghazi, Jan 24 (IBNS): Two car bomb blasts close to a mosque in the Libyan city of Benghazi left 27 people killed, media reports said on Wednesday.

24-Jan-2018
Amid growing insecurity, time to reasses


New York, Jan 24 (JEN): Against the backdrop of worsening security in Mali’s central regions and with presidential elections just six months away, a senior United Nations official on Tuesday said it is time to reexamine the configuration of the UN peacekeeping presence in the West African country to reflect the changing circumstances on the ground.

24-Jan-2018
At least seven killed at a religious gat

New York, Jan 24 (JEN): The United Nations human rights arm on Tuesday voiced deep concern over the deaths of at least seven people celebrating a religious festival in Ethiopia as security forces reportedly tried to stop them from shouting anti-Government chants.

24-Jan-2018
Conditions in Myanmar not yet suitable f

New York, Jan 24 (JEN): The necessary safeguards for Rohingyas to return to Myanmar are absent, and there are ongoing restrictions on access for aid agencies, the media and other independent observers, the United Nations warned on Tuesday, two months after Myanmar and Bangladesh agreed on a plan for the refugees’ voluntary return to their homes.

24-Jan-2018
Fresh violence in Central African Republ

New York, Jan 24 (JEN): Surging violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has put unprecedented numbers of people on the run, the United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday, reporting that hungry, desperate arrivals being registered in neighbouring Chad say their houses have been torched and that armed groups are “killing anyone in their way.”

24-Jan-2018
DR Congo: UN rights office urges probe i

New York, Jan 24 (JEN): At least six people died and 68 were wounded during weekend demonstrations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) capital, Kinshasa, the United Nations human rights office reported Tuesday, urging the Government to investigate all incidents where security forces may have used excessive force against protestors and UN personnel.

24-Jan-2018
Record 22.2 million people need humanita

New York, Jan 24 (JEN): The top United Nations relief official has expressed his deep concern about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Yemen, noting that a record 22.2 million people are now in need of assistance – 3.4 million more than last year.

24-Jan-2018
UN chief outlines reforms that ‘put Me

New York, Jan 23 (JEN): Sustainable development is a fundamental human right and humanity’s best chance for a future of peace and prosperity, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday, laying out the case for Agenda 2030 to be at the centre of UN activities.

23-Jan-2018
Liberia: UN welcomes new President’s i

New York, Jan 23 (JEN): George Weah was inaugurated on Monday as the new President of Liberia, where the United Nations is set to close its peacekeeping mission in a few weeks after a successful 15-year presence in the West African country.

23-Jan-2018
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