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‘We must fight terrorism together’ w

New York, June 30 (IBNS): With new solutions proposed, and new partnerships established, the United Nations Secretary-Generaltold delegates from Member States attending the first ever High-Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism, that he was committed to meeting the challenge of “keeping your citizens safe”.

30-Jun-2018
Mine action is at ‘the nexus’ of pea

New York, June 30 (IBNS): Despite international efforts, the number of people killed or injured by landmines and other explosive hazards has risen following years of decline, the Security Council heard on Friday.

30-Jun-2018
'Bleakest period yet' in Occupied Palest

New York, June 30 (IBNS): Reports of the indignities faced by people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory have “painted the bleakest picture yet” of the human rights situation there, a United Nations expert has said.

30-Jun-2018
FROM THE FIELD: Weaving profits in Azerb

New York, June 29 (IBNS): Artisans in Azerbaijan who practice the traditional art of carpet making are being provided with new business opportunities thanks to a project supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

30-Jun-2018
Veteran public official from Portugal el

New York, June 30 (IBNS): A lawyer and politician from Portugal, with an extensive career in public service, has been elected to head the United Nations migration agency.

30-Jun-2018
Africa’s Sahel must be a top priority

New York, June 30 (IBNS): The vast Sahel region of Africa, which is facing multiple threats and challenges – including destructive climate change, drought, terrorism and organized crime – must continue to be a top priority for United Nations peacebuilding efforts, the Security Council heard on Friday. 

30-Jun-2018
EU migration deal welcomed by UN agencie

New York, June 30 (IBNS): UN humanitarian agencies on Friday broadly welcomed a freshly-inked deal on migration by European Union leaders which calls for more Member States to take responsibility within their borders for those in need of protection, amid a hardening stance by some since 2015.

30-Jun-2018
Winds of change in denuclearization for

Seoul, June 29 (IBNS): A leading expert in North Korea said on Friday that there has been a change in the concept of denuclearization and that the Pyongyang regime is actively, "pushing" the latest drive as reported by Yonhap news agency.

29-Jun-2018
EU leaders reach agreement over migrant

Brussels Jun 29 (IBNS): An agreement has been made by the European Union leaders on migration after talks at the Brussels summit on Thursday.

29-Jun-2018
Model's nude photoshoot at Western Wall

Jerusalem, Jun 29 (IBNS): Belgian model Marisa Papen has come under serious criticism after a photo showed her posing nude in front of the Western Wall, a revered Jewish site in Jerusalem.

29-Jun-2018
Nigeria: Oil tanker explosion kills 9

Abuja, June 29 (IBNS): At least nine people were killed when a fuel-laden tanker exploded amid traffic in Nigeria's commercial city of Lagos on Thursday, media reports said.

28-Jun-2018
De-escalation of fighting in Hodeida is

New York, June 29 (IBNS): “Events on the battlefield” are the main spoiler to the peace process in Yemen, but political negotiations are the top overall priority for resolving the conflict, according to the UN’s envoy for the country.

28-Jun-2018
South Sudan ‘revitalized’ peace deal

New York, June 29 (IBNS): Although recent engagement between the main political rivals in South Sudan is a welcome development, ending the country’s long-standing conflict will only be achieved by addressing its root causes and ensuring women, youth and other sectors contribute to peace efforts.

28-Jun-2018
Iran: UN rights chief ‘deeply disturbe

New York, June 29 (IBNS): Following the execution of a 15-year-old in Iran on Wednesday – the fourth juvenile to be put to death in the country this year – the United Nations rights chief condemned the practice, citing the strict prohibition of such executions under international law.

28-Jun-2018
Hostilities in Syria’s southwest, mean

New York, June 29 (IBNS): Escalating conflict in Syria’s southwest has cut vital cross-border aid deliveries from neighbouring Jordan, a senior United Nations official said on Thursday, in an appeal to warring parties to halt the fighting immediately.

28-Jun-2018
UN chief welcomes ‘first concrete step

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the high-level visit of a delegation from Eritrea to neighbouring Ethiopia which began on Tuesday, as “a first concrete step” in the process of normalizing relations between the two countries.

28-Jun-2018
‘Agile’, multilateral response vital

New York, June 29 (IBNS): The complex and evolving nature of terrorism necessitates a response that is as agile and multifaceted as the threat itself, the United Nations Secretary-General said on Thursday.

28-Jun-2018
Action needed to end deadly clashes betw

New York, June 29 (IBNS): The United Nations stands ready to support efforts to resolve deadly clashes between farmers and nomadic herders in areas of West and Central Africa, the head of the global organization said on Thursday.

28-Jun-2018
Global care crisis’ set to affect 2.3

New York, June 29 (IBNS): A “global care crisis” is looming which could affect 2.3 billion people by 2030, United Nations work experts warned on Thursday, highlighting the potential for greater inequality in a sector where women already perform “more than three-quarters” of all unpaid work.

28-Jun-2018
Top UN political official updates Securi

New York, June 28 (IBNS): Notwithstanding “the continued adherence by Iran” to its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the agreement is “at a crossroads” the United Nations top political official said on Wednesday.

28-Jun-2018
UN chemical weapons watchdog adds new po

New York, June 28 (IBNS): The United Nations chemical weapons watchdog voted in favour of a United Kingdom-led proposal on Wednesday, allocating itself new powers to assign blame for attacks.

28-Jun-2018
Opponents of constitutional change in Bu

New York, June 28 (IBNS): In Burundi, opponents of constitutional reform supported by the Government have faced torture and execution amid a “continuing environment of threats and intimidation”, senior UN investigators said on Wednesday.

28-Jun-2018
New book honours UN women who made HERst

New York, June 28 (IBNS): Raising awareness of women’s contributions is critical to correcting historical imbalances that have undervalued their presence, the United Nations Secretary-General said on Wednesday.

28-Jun-2018
We must stop a devastating ‘battle to

New York, June 28 (IBNS): A “full-scale” ground and aerial offensive in southwest Syria could inflict an even heavier toll on civilians than the suffering caused by previous devastating battles in the war-ravaged country, the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria has warned.

28-Jun-2018
Rise in number of children killed, maime

New York, June 28 (IBNS): More than 10,000 children were killed or maimed in conflict last year while more than 8,000 youngsters were recruited or used as combatants, the United Nations reported on Wednesday.

28-Jun-2018
Dutch Parliament imposes partial ban on

Amsterdam, June 28 (IBNS): The Dutch parliament on Tuesday passed a law that imposed a partial ban on the wearing of the Islamic clothing-the burqa and the niqab-in public transports, schools, hospitals and government buildings.

28-Jun-2018
UN chief welcomes agreement by rival lea

New York, June 28 (IBNS): The United Nations Secretary-General has welcomed an agreement signed on Wednesday by the President of South Sudan and his former Vice President, which it is hoped will lead to an “inclusive and implementable” peace deal to end years of civil conflict in the world’s youngest nation.

28-Jun-2018
UN rights expert ‘strongly recommends

New York, June 28 (IBNS): The United Nations rights expert on Myanmar is “strongly” recommending that the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigate and prosecute those allegedly responsible for “decades of crimes” in the form a grave violations of international human rights and humanitarian law inside the country.

28-Jun-2018
Saudi Arabia: UN experts push for promp

New York, June 28 (IBNS): A ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia may have officially ended at the weekend, but on Wednesday, nine United Nations experts called for the immediate release of a number of women’s rights defenders who were imprisoned following a government crackdown which began in mid-May.

28-Jun-2018
North Korea still building at its nuclea

Washington, June 27 (IBNS): Despite declaring a denuclearisation of the Peninsula during the recently held summit in Singapore, North Korea is still carrying out rapid improvements to its nuclear research facility, claimed a monitor on Wednesday.

27-Jun-2018
UK: Taliban bomb maker found guilty of p

Kabul, Jun 27 (IBNS): A former Taliban bomb maker, who has been taken into custody for scheming to kill the police and MPs in the United Kingdom, has been found guilty by a  jury at the Old Bailey, according to The Guardian report.

27-Jun-2018
Mali: UN chief calls for calm as clashes

New York, June 27 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appealed for calm and restraint in the Mopti region of central Mali, where over 20 people are reported to have been killed in intercommunal clashes over the weekend.

27-Jun-2018
‘Crimes against humanity,’ ‘war cr

New York, June 27 (IBNS): Defence and security forces along with the Kamuina Nsapu and Bana Mura militias have committed “crimes against humanity and war crimes” in the of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Kasai region, United Nations experts said on Tuesday following an investigation.

27-Jun-2018
At Ministerial session, UN regional offi

New York, June 27 (IBNS): The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) is set to hold its 30th Ministerial Session in Beirut, Lebanon on 27 and 28 June with a focus on technology for sustainable development.

27-Jun-2018
UN global counter-terrorism strategy rev

New York, June 27 (IBNS): While there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution to address the challenges posed by terrorism worldwide, international cooperation is key to counter the scourge, the President of the United Nations General Assembly said on Tuesday, as the body adopted a review of the UN’s global counter-terrorism strategy.

27-Jun-2018
Torture is unacceptable and unjustified

New York, June 27 (IBNS): Torture in any form, is absolutely unacceptable and can never be justified, top United Nations officials said on Tuesday, urging great support for victims worldwide.

27-Jun-2018
Cocaine and opium production worldwide h

New York, June 27 (IBNS): The scourge of opium-based drugs and cocaine are a bigger global threat to public health and law enforcement than ever before, according to the latest World Drug Report, released on Tuesday by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

27-Jun-2018
Aid teams respond to escalating southwes

New York, June 27 (IBNS): Vital humanitarian relief continues to reach Dera’a in south-west Syria, where 750,000 people are at risk and at least 45,000 people have been displaced amid a government-led offensive to regain opposition-held areas, UN aid teams said on Tuesday.

27-Jun-2018
Police dog 'revives' trainer by performi

Madrid, June 26 (IBNS): The internet is presently busy talking about a new superhero and mind you he is not a human being but a police dog.

26-Jun-2018
North, South Korea to discuss economic p

Seoul, Jun 26 (IBNS): Bolstering its ties with North Korea, South Korea said it will discuss major economic projects with its neighbour.

26-Jun-2018
Poland: Peaceful protesters defy escalat

Warsaw, Jun 26 (IBNS): Despite an escalating crackdown on peaceful protest, people in Poland continue to take to the streets and courageously demonstrate against abuse of their rights and threats to the rule of law, Amnesty International said in a new report.

26-Jun-2018
South Korea: Two airplanes collide at Gi

Seoul, June 26 (IBNS): Two airplanes collided in a South Korean airport which caused damage to part of the jets, media reports said on Tuesday.

26-Jun-2018
UN spotlights wellbeing of seafarers on

New York, June 26 (IBNS): Highlighting the challenges – both physical and mental – faced by seafarers on their voyages, the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) has called for greater attention to ensuring their wellbeing.

26-Jun-2018
Easing funding woes for UN agency assist

New York, June 26 (iIBNS): A pledging conference on Monday for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) aimed to address the body’s chronic funding shortfall and also examine long-term priorities.

26-Jun-2018
‘All atrocity crimes are preventable

New York,June 26 (IBNS): Atrocity crimes – genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and ethnic cleansing – are not “inevitable”, the United Nations Secretary-General said on Monday, stressing that the international community must do more to end violence against innocent people.

26-Jun-2018
Security Council urged to act with ‘on

New York, June 26 (IBNS): Ambassadors in the Security Council have been urged by the United Nations Secretary-General to find ‘much-needed consensus’ to resolve the myriad challenges in the Middle East and North Africa.

26-Jun-2018
New UN-supported farming app is cream of

New York, June 26 (IBNS): Farmers in sub-Saharan Africa have a new digital weapon in their agricultural armoury to take on the Fall Armyworm – a crop pest that’s threatening the food security of 300 million people – the United Nations said on Monday.

26-Jun-2018
Resettlement needs set to rise to 1.4 mi

New York, June 26 (IBNS): Close to 1.4 million people will need resettlement in countries free from war and persecution in 2019, the UN refugee agency, said on Monday, citing growing forced displacement across the globe.

26-Jun-2018
As Saudi women take the wheel, UN chief

New York, June 25 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the lifting on Sunday of the driving ban for women in Saudi Arabia and expressed his hope that ending the prohibition will generate more new opportunities for women in the Kingdom.

25-Jun-2018
UN chief condemns explosion at election

New York, June 25 (IBNS): The UN Secretary-General has condemned an explosion which took place at an election rally in Zimbabwe on Saturday, not long after President Emmerson Mnangagwa left the stage after addressing the crowd, according to news reports.

25-Jun-2018
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