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UN agencies urge global action as drough

New York, May 4 (IBNS): United Nations agencies have urged greater international support to stave off severe food insecurity in Africa’s western Sahel; a region reeling from the effects of conflict and now threatened by drought and rising hunger.

04-May-2018
UN chief denounces terror attack on elec

New York, May 4 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned Wednesday’s attack on the electoral commission headquarters in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, and reiterated the world body’s commitment to support the country.

04-May-2018
‘Marathon of suffering’ in Syria con

New York, May 4 (IBNS): The fighting in Syria “is not over” and neither is the “marathon of suffering” for millions of people in the war-torn country, a senior aid official at the UN said on Thursday.

04-May-2018
UN chief condemns violence in Central Af

New York, May 4 (IBNS): Voicing concern over inflammatory rhetoric in the wake of widespread violence in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on all actors to remain calm and to work together to bring peace to the country.

04-May-2018
At least 80 injured in Iran quake

Tehran, May 3 (IBNS): At least 80 people have been injured in an earthquake which struck western Iran on Wednesday morning, reports said.

03-May-2018
Cambridge Analytica announces decision t

London, May 3 (IBNS): Cambridge Analytica, the data firm which was at the centre of a massive data breach scandal recently, on Wednesday announced it will cease operations and even declare bankruptcy in the US and the UK.

03-May-2018
South Sudan: UN Mission chief urges warr

New York, May 3 (IBNS):The surge of violence in South Sudan’s Unity region "looks set" to continue despite the ceasefire accord signed last year by warring parties, the top United Nations official in the African country said on  Wednesday.

03-May-2018
Leaders obliged to confront anti-Semitis

New York, May 3 (IBNS): The United Nations’ top official for the Middle East Peace Process has said that spreading “deeply disturbing” conspiracy theories which fuel anti-Semitism are unacceptable, and serve neither the interests of Palestinians themselves, or the pursuit of peace in the region.

03-May-2018
Central African Republic: UN urges calm

New York, May 3 (IBNS): The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) has appealed for calm following fresh violence in the capital Bangui which claimed the lives of several civilians, including a religious leader.

03-May-2018
UN ready to discuss ‘possible forms of

new York, May 3 (IBNS): Secretary-General António Guterres has said that the United Nations stands ready to discuss “possible forms of support” to further inter-Korean talks over denuclearizing the Peninsula, and working towards a lasting peace.

03-May-2018
Amid a ‘crisis of solidarity,’ seek

New York, May 3 (IBNS): At an event commemorating the Day of Vesak, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged the global community to draw inspiration from the Buddha’s teachings and message of tolerance, empathy and humanism.

03-May-2018
Uzbekistan, Turkey sign $3 billion deal

Ankara, May 2 (IBNS): Presidents Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Recep Tayyip Erdogan took part in Uzbekistan – Turkey business forum, in Uzexpocentre where agreements were reached on implementation of more than 50 new investment projects worth $3 billion.

02-May-2018
Can science and technology really help s

New York, May 2 (IBNS): Science and technology offer part of the solution to climate change, inequality and other global issues, a United Nations official said on Tuesday, spotlighting the enormous potential these fields hold for achieving humanity’s common goal, of a poverty and hunger-free world by 2030.

02-May-2018
Combating ‘scourge’ of sexual abuse

New York, May 2 (IBNS): More than 50 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse involving personnel serving with the United Nations and its partners in the field were received in the first three months of this year, the global organization said on Tuesday.

02-May-2018
Security Council urges conditions that a

New York, May 2 (IBNS): After seeing for themselves the conditions facing Rohingya refugees in the camps of southern Bangladesh as well as homes they fled in Myanmar, Security Council members called on Tuesday for them to be allowed a safe return.

02-May-2018
‘Sharp escalation’ in fighting acros

New York, May 2 (IBNS): Raising alarm over a “sharp” escalation in hostilities in Myanmar’s Kachin province, a United Nations human rights expert has called on all parties to ensure greater protection for civilians.

02-May-2018
Iraqi political candidates have ‘real

New York, May 2 (IBNS): Politicians in Iraq are working constructively with each other ahead of this month’s parliamentary elections, a senior United Nations official said.

02-May-2018
Almost 500,000 affected as devastating f

New York, May 2 (IBNS): United Nations agencies in Somalia have stepped up their response in the wake of devastating flash floods across large parts of the country that have impacted nearly 500,000 people and displaced close to 175,000 from their homes.

02-May-2018
N. Korea's nuclear test site still opera

Seoul, May 1 (IBNS): Contrary to claims made earlier that  North Korea's nuclear test site has been damaged beyond repair,  a U.S. website monitoring the Asian country said the site appears to be operational, media reports said.

01-May-2018
With message for freedom, jazz beat hear

New York, May 1 (IBNS): Jazz speaks to people from all linguistic, political and economic backgrounds, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said Monday, praising the art form for its ability to promote peace, diversity, and respect for human dignity.

01-May-2018
Nations begin drafting ‘operating manu

New York, May 1 (IBNS): The latest round of United Nations climate change negotiations began on Monday in Bonn, Germany, to further develop the “operating manual” for implementing the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement, which aims to keep temperature rises this century, well below 2 degrees Celsius.

01-May-2018
Nearly two-thirds of global workforce in

New York, May 1 (IBNS): More than 61 per cent of the world’s employed population – two billion people – earn their livelihoods in the informal sector, the United Nations labour agency said on Monday, stressing that a transition to the formal economy is critical to ensure rights’ protection and decent working conditions.

01-May-2018
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