Title Description Posted Date
UN calls for ‘new political energy’

New York, May 30 (IBNS): The United Nations top political affairs official on Tuesday stressed the need to breathe life back into ongoing efforts to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, now in its fifth year, which has killed and injured thousands of civilians, plunging the country into a humanitarian crisis.

30-May-2018
Promoting biodiversity across all agricu

New York, May 30 (IBNS): Changing how countries across the world produce food is “fundamental” to protecting the future of the Earth’s ecosystem, said the head of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Tuesday.

30-May-2018
‘Positive’ community building helps

New York, May 30 (IBNS): In an increasingly interconnected world, the glorification of terrorism online impacts everyone, the chair of a United Nations counter-terrorism body said on Tuesday, calling for a renewed effort to combat hateful propaganda and promote community solidarity.

30-May-2018
In Mali, Guterres honours dedication and

New York, May 30 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Mali on Tuesday, to honour the service and sacrifice of peacekeepers around the world, and mark the official International Day of UN Peacekeepers.

30-May-2018
UN releases $2.7 million to help cyclone

New York, May 30 (IBNS): Following a visit to a cyclone-hit community in ‘Somaliland’, the United Nations has released close to $3 million to help people affected by an unprecedented storm which delivered a full year's worth of rain in just a few days, compounding damage caused by recent severe flooding.

30-May-2018
UN aid chief highlights 2 million Syrian

New York, May 30 (IBNS): Less than 20 per cent of the “desperate” civilians living in Syria’s hard-to-reach areas have got the humanitarian aid they need so far this year, a senior United Nations official warned on Tuesday, calling for the Security Council to help ease their plight.

30-May-2018
Spirit of compromise needed to combat wo

New York, May 30 (IBNS): The head of the United Nations labour agency has called for a new spirit of cooperation and consensus between workers, employers and Governments, to end what he called the “new brutalism” of sexual harassment and violence in the workplace.

30-May-2018
Kim Jong-un bats for Singapore meeting,

Pyongyang, May 27 (IBNS): With North Korea's state media confirming that its leader Kim Jong-un's "fixed will" is to hold a summit with US President Donald Trump in Singapore amid fears of its cancellation after the US president's tweet to call it off, it can be safely said that the North Korean leader has evolved as a politician.

27-May-2018
Cyclone Mekunu hits Oman, Yemen, kills f

Sana'a, May 27 (IBNS): A powerful cyclone named Mekunu has hit the Gulf country of Oman and neighbouring Yemen, media reports said.

27-May-2018
Irish abortion referendum: Over 70 perce

Dublin, May 26 (IBNS): Exit polls in the recent Ireland polls over abortion have suggested that the majority of the population have voted for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment.

26-May-2018
UN chief notes ‘with concern’ report

New York, May 26 (IBNS): Following the conclusion of an investigation that holds Russia responsible for the downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane in 2014, the United Nations chief said on Friday that he “has taken note with concern of the latest report”.

26-May-2018
France: New terrorism laws may undercut

New York, May 26 (IBNS): While commending efforts by the French government to combat terrorism, a United Nations rights expert has raised concerns about the effect recent counter-terrorism laws are having on fundamental human rights there, including freedom of movement, religion and association.

26-May-2018
‘What is good for Africa is good for t

New York, May 26 (IBNS): Praising efforts by African countries to alleviate poverty and build more stable societies, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres pledged his on-going support for ending conflict and building peace across the continent.

26-May-2018
AU-UN mission in Darfur extra-vigilant i

New York, Mar 26 (IBNS): Following a series of armed attacks on camps hosting displaced Sudanese in central Darfur, the joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission there has urged all parties to respect designated humanitarian areas, which it says should be free of weapons, threats, and violence.

26-May-2018
Yemen: Human suffering at risk of furthe

New York, May 25 (IBNS): An escalation in fighting, increasing obstacles to aid delivery and lack of food and fuel, is compounding Yemen’s dire humanitarian crisis, the United Nations top relief official warned on Thursday, calling on all parties to the conflict to end the violence.

25-May-2018
UN envoy urges ‘inclusive’ talks to

New York, May 25 (IBNS): Inclusive talks remain the only way to find a lasting solution to the political, socio-economic and humanitarian crisis that has engulfed Burundi since 2015, the United Nations envoy for the African Great Lakes country said on Thursday.

25-May-2018
‘Gravely concerned’ over northern So

New York, May 25 (IBNS): The United Nations and its partners on Thursday expressed grave concern over armed clashes which have broken out in northern Somalia, urging all parties to immediately halt the violence.

25-May-2018
UN development official urges greater in

New York, May 25 (IBNS): With a new administration in place and plans to hold free and fair general elections later this year, authorities in Zimbabwe are hoping to see greater international investment in their country, according to the top United Nations official there.

25-May-2018
Not so fast on fracking, UN agency tells

New York, May 25 (IBNS): The hydraulic extraction of natural gas, commonly known as fracking, produces cleaner energy than oil and coal, but it is not necessarily in the best interests of the world’s poorest countries, UN development experts said on Thursday.

25-May-2018
UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ over can

New York, May 25 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday that he was “deeply concerned” by the cancellation of the planned meeting between the leaders of the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), commonly-known as North Korea.

25-May-2018
UN chief launches new disarmament agenda

New York, May 25 (IBNS): The United Nations chief announced a bold new vision for global disarmament on Thursday, to help eliminate nuclear arsenals and other deadly weapons from a world that is just “one mechanical, electronic and human error away” from destruction.

25-May-2018
Donald Trump cancels Singapore summit wi

Washington, May 24 (IBNS): US President Donald Trump on Thursday cancelled the long planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, that was scheduled to be held on June 12 in Singapore.

24-May-2018
Peace and security challenges in Africa

New York, May 24 (IBNS): A “holistic approach” is needed to the address peace and security challenges in Africa’s vast Sahel region, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council on Wednesday, calling for more investment in better government, social services and youth opportunities.

24-May-2018
Transforming the world requires input fr

New York, May 24 (IBNS): International efforts to create a world where no one is left behind will only become a reality if all sectors in society participate, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General told ambassadors in New York on Wednesday.

24-May-2018
Urgent action needed to avoid war, allev

New York, May 24 (IBNS): Gaza is on the verge of collapse and its people becoming increasingly desperate, a United Nations envoy told the Security Council on Wednesday, urging international action to avoid another war, alleviate suffering and empower more responsible government within the enclave.

24-May-2018
South Korea leads developed nations in h

New York, May 24 (IBNS):Despite being the world’s 11th largest economy, a significant number of South Koreans are living in “substandard” housing, faced with rising rents they can no longer afford, a United Nations rights expert said on Wednesday, noting that the country now leads developed nations in levels of household debt.

24-May-2018
Tackling corruption ‘from the top down

New York, May 24 (IBNS): Corruption and complicity know no geographical boundaries, and it is society’s most vulnerable who get hurt the most, senior United Nations officials said on Wednesday, calling on Government leaders to fight the scourge, “from the top down”.

24-May-2018
Afghanistan: Farah offensive kills at le

Kabul, May 24 (IBNS): At least 11 Taliban militants were gunned down in an anti-terrorism offensive by Afghanistan's special forces, reports said.

24-May-2018
Amnesty International reveals Rohingya a

Naypyidaw: A Rohingya armed group brandishing guns and swords is responsible for at least one, and potentially a second, massacre of up to 99 Hindu women, men, and children as well as additional unlawful killings and abductions of Hindu villagers in August 2017, Amnesty International revealed on Tuesday after carrying out a detailed investigation inside Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

24-May-2018
Syrian terrorists relocating to Afghanis

Moscow/Kabul, May 23 (IBNS): Sounding alert, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has reportedly said that militants from Syria are relocating to Afghanistan.

23-May-2018
UN pays tribute to the Organization’s

New York, May 23 (IBNS): Women have played a pivotal role in the United Nations since its inception in 1945, including in the first international agreement proclaiming gender equality as a fundamental human right: the UN Charter.

23-May-2018
New project safeguards Rohingya refugees

New York, May 23 (IBNS): A major canal dredging project underway in Southern Bangladesh to protect Rohingya refugees from monsoon floods, will have the added benefit of boosting local agriculture, the United Nations migration agency said Tuesday.

23-May-2018
UN calls on Algeria to stop expelling th

New York, May 23 (IBNS): The United Nations human rights office (OHCHR) has called on the Algerian Government to stop collectively expelling thousands of migrants, particularly from sub-Saharan Africa, saying it violates international human rights law.

23-May-2018
UN chief urges governments to shield mor

New York, May 23 (IBNS): With more than 128 million people worldwide requiring immediate humanitarian aid, mostly due to war and violence, the United Nations Secretary-General has urged the international community to do more to protect civilians caught in conflict.

23-May-2018
Adelaide Archbishop to step down from po

Melbourne, May 23 (IBNS): Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson has announced on Wednesday that he will be stepping down from his post after an Australian court found him guilty of concealing child sex abuse complaints.

23-May-2018
Armed gangs force 'growing number' to fl

New York, May 23 (IBNS):  The number of people fleeing violence and persecution from States in Central America, including Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, has risen by nearly 60 per cent in the space of just a year, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has warned.

23-May-2018
Rich variety of life on earth essential

New York, May 22 (IBNS): The welfare and prosperity of people now and in the future, depends on a “rich variety of life on earth” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in his message for the International Day for Biological Diversity, marked on Tuesday.

22-May-2018
‘Done right,’ expanded partnerships

New York, May 22 (IBNS): Cooperation over development is critical in delivering the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the UN deputy chief said on Monday, calling for strengthened “multi-stakeholder” partnerships, and better policy coordination.

22-May-2018
Realistic solutions must form basis of G

New York, May 22 (IBNS): Reflecting the reality of life on the ground for millions of migrants fleeing their homes must form the basis of the upcoming United Nations-backed Global Compact for migration, a hearing on the key issue was told on Monday.

22-May-2018
National conversation reveals Libyans’

New York, May 22 (IBNS): Conversations taking place across Libya indicate that citizens are “yearning for a united and sovereign nation,” the top United Nations official in the country told the Security Council in New York on Monday.

22-May-2018
‘Alarming levels’ of methamphetamine

New York, May 22 (IBNS): Organized crime groups in Asia’s Mekong region have intensified the production and trafficking of highly-addictive methamphetamine, extending the illegal trade into countries such as Australia, Japan and New Zealand, senior drug policy leaders warned on Monday at a United Nations-backed regional conference.

22-May-2018
UN, Somali Government seek $80 million i

New York, May 21 (IBNS): The United Nations and the Somali Government on Sunday launched a joint appeal for $80 million to provide immediate help for the people affected by recent flooding in the country’s centre and south.

21-May-2018
Harry-Meghan wedding: Royal Family thank

London, May 20 (IBNS): The British Royal Family has thanked everyone for their support, following the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday. 

 

20-May-2018
Royal wedding: Prince Harry, Meghan tie

London, May 19 (IBNS): In a groundbreaking ceremony, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the nuptial knot on Saturday exchanging vows and rings and then kissed outside St. George's Chapel in Windsor on Saturday.

19-May-2018
USA: Donald Trump to 'Make California Gr

Washington, May 19 (IBNS): US President Donald Trump has thrown his weight behind Republican John Cox, who is in the race to be the next governor of California.

19-May-2018
UN and World Bank ink pact to spur coope

New York, May 19 (IBNS): The United Nations and the World Bank Group on Friday signed an agreement to work closer together to help countries implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieve measurable results to transform their economies and societies.

19-May-2018
Central Africa Republic: Violence drives

New York, May 19 (IBNS): The United Nations refugee agency is calling for urgent support for thousands of people arriving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after fleeing conflict in south-eastern Central African Republic (CAR).

19-May-2018
Teenage girl’s death sentence spotligh

New York, May 19 (IBNS): The case of Noura Hussein Hammad Daoud, a Sudanese teenager convicted of fatally stabbing the man she was forced to marry, after he had allegedly raped her, highlights the country’s failure to tackle the tragedy of early and forced marriage, marital rape and other discrimination and violence against women and girls, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday.

19-May-2018
DR Congo Ebola outbreak not yet a global

New York, May 19 (IBNS): An emergency meeting of United Nations health experts said on Friday that the Ebola outbreak in north-west Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – where cases of the deadly disease have been confirmed in an urban area ­– does not yet meet the criteria to be deemed a “public health emergency of international concern.”  

19-May-2018
Force used against protesters in Gaza

new York, May 19 (IBNS): A special session of the UN Human Rights Council has ended with a resolution by Member States to investigate weeks of violence on the Israeli border with Gaza, which has claimed the lives of more than 100 people in the enclave and left thousands wounded.

19-May-2018
Web Analytics