Title Description Posted Date
Secretary-General repeats call for suppo

New York, Aug 22 (IBNS): The recent killing of villagers in Nigeria’s Borno State has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General.

22-Aug-2018
Hunt on for missing radioactive device i

Kuala Lumpur, Aug 21 (IBNS): A search for a missing radioactive device in Malaysia has been initiated, reports said on Tuesday.

21-Aug-2018
London tube station shooting leaves thre

London, Aug 21 (IBNS): At least three people were injured in a shooting incident which took place outside an underground station in London on Monday, the police said.

21-Aug-2018
Somalia has ‘once in a generation’ g

New York, Aug 21 (IBNS): Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Executive Director of the United Nations entity dealing with issues related to gender, UN Women, has encouraged Somalia to continue making progress in the areas of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

21-Aug-2018
‘Think beyond farm jobs’ to reach su

New York, Aug 21 (IBNS): For the African continent to achieve sustainable development, more jobs must be created for its young people, including in the digitalized agriculture sectors, the United Nations agriculture chief told an international conference on Monday.

21-Aug-2018
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbu

Canberra, Aug 20 (IBNS): Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull did a Donald Trump when he said that his administration is dropping its climate policy, citing lack of support from his colleagues.

20-Aug-2018
Nigeria: Suspected Islamist militants at

Abuja, Aug 20 (IBNS): An attack by suspected Islamist militants in Nigeria's Borno state has killed many, reports said on Monday.

20-Aug-2018
North, South Korean families to attend r

Pyongyang/Seoul, Aug 20 (IBNS): Over 160 North and South Koreans are set for an emotional reunion at the heavily  guarded Mount Kumgang tourist resort in North Korea on Monday, reports said.

20-Aug-2018
Pope Francis prays for Kerala, urges the

Vatican City, Aug 20 (IBNS): Pope Francis on Sunday described the current flood situation in Kerala as a 'great calamity' and urged the international community to provide 'concrete support' to the victims of the Indian state.

20-Aug-2018
A ‘charismatic leader’ dedicated to

New York, Aug 19 (IBNS): The flag at United Nations Headquarters in New York is flying at half-mast this Saturday as the Organization marks the death of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

19-Aug-2018
Kofi Annan dies, world leaders mourn

New York, Aug 18 (IBNS): Ex-United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan passed away on Saturday, said Kofi Annan Foundation.

18-Aug-2018
UN mourns death of former Secretary-Gene

New York, Aug 18 (IBNS): The United Nations is mourning the death of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who passed away peacefully after a short illness, according to a statement published on his official Twitter account on Saturday.

18-Aug-2018
Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan d

New York, Aug 18 (IBNS): Ex-UN secretary general Kofi Anan has passed away,  the Kofi Annan Foundation confirmed on Saturday.

18-Aug-2018
Senior UN children’s advocate says the

New York, Aug 18 (IBNS): Reacting to a recent upsurge in violent attacks affecting children, Virginia Gamba, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, called on Friday for those responsible to be held fully accountable.

18-Aug-2018
UN chief encourages victims of terrorism

New York, Aug 18 (IBNS) Victims of terror attacks have and important and powerful role to play in combatting the “global menace” the United Nations chief said on Friday, launching an exhibition at UN Headquarters in New York to commemorate the first International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism.

18-Aug-2018
Terrorists potentially target millions i

New York, Aug 18 (IBNS): Rapid advances in gene editing and so-called “DIY biological laboratories”which could be used by extremists, threaten to derail efforts to prevent biological weapons from being used against civilians, the world’s only international forum on the issue has heard.

18-Aug-2018
Aid funding for Occupied Palestinian Ter

New York, Aug 18 (IBNS): Funding for humanitarian operations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) is at an “all-time low”, threatening the delivery of life-saving aid to people in the West Bank and Gaza, the United Nations warned on Friday.

18-Aug-2018
Continue ‘their mission’ urges UN ch

New York, Aug 18 (IBNS):  Remembering 22 colleagues killed by the “horrific terrorist attack” on the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad 15 years ago, Secretary-General António Guterres has called on all staff to pay tribute to the fallen by “continuing their mission,” and keep going to “dangerous places with the aim of making them safer”.

18-Aug-2018
‘Unconscionable’ to kill aid workers

New York, Aug 18 (IBNS): Remembering all the humanitarians killed in the line of duty just ahead of World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations relief chief on Friday, renewed the call for civilians and aid workers everywhere to be better protected.

18-Aug-2018
‘Unconscionable’ to kill aid workers

New York, Aug 17 (IBNS): Remembering all the humanitarians killed in the line of duty just ahead of World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations relief chief on Friday, renewed the call for civilians and aid workers everywhere to be better protected.

17-Aug-2018
‘Step backwards’ for Bosnia’s auto

New York, Aug 17 (IBNS): The Republika Srpska National Assembly in Bosnia and Herzegovina drew concern from the top United Nations expert on the Prevention of Genocide on Thursday, over its decision this week to revoke its endorsement of the 2004 Srebrenica Commission Report acknowledging genocide during the Bosnian war of the 1990s.

17-Aug-2018
In Tanzania visit, UNHCR official stress

New York, Aug 17 (IBNS): Refugees should never be pressured to decide if they should return to their home countries, a senior UN official has said.

17-Aug-2018
Terror attacks strike people ‘from all

New York, Aug 17 (IBNS): The terrorist attack on UN headquarters in Iraq in 2003 that claimed the lives of 22 people should serve as a reminder that the organization’s locally recruited staff often face the greatest dangers in the world’s most hostile places, amid increasing attacks on humanitarians, the head of the United Nations in Geneva said on Thursday.

17-Aug-2018
UN experts cite ‘possible exploitation

New York, Aug 17 (IBNS): A group of United Nations rights experts are urging the Japanese government to urgently protect tens of thousands or workers hired to help decontaminate the Fukushima nuclear plant, who are reportedly being exploited and exposed to toxic nuclear radiation.

17-Aug-2018
‘Passport to dignity’ that schools r

New York, Aug 17 (IBNS): A lack of funds means that the new school term for over half a million Palestinian students could be cut short after just one month, says UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refuge

17-Aug-2018
Using ‘leprosy’ metaphors in politic

New York, Aug 17 (IBNS): Recent incidents where high-level politicians have used the word ‘leprosy’ in discriminatory remarks against rivals only contributes to harmful stereotypes surrounding the disease.

17-Aug-2018
US and Mexico child deportations drive e

New York, Aug 17 (IBNS)The many life-threatening dangers faced by children from Central America who are being deported from the United States of America and Mexico, are highlighted in a new report from United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday, which also draws attention to the traumatic consequences of family separation by migration authorities. 

17-Aug-2018
UN chief welcomes re-opening of key Gaza

New York, Aug 16 (IBNS): The decision by Israel to reopen the only functional commercial crossing point into Gaza which has been closed to most deliveries for weeks, has been welcomed by the United Nations Secretary-General.

16-Aug-2018
UN rights experts call on Russia to rele

New York, Aug 16 (IBNS): A Ukrainian film-maker whose outspoken criticism of Russia’s continued annexation of Crimea has landed him in jail, prompted United Nations human rights experts to call on Russian authorities for his immediate and unconditional release on Wednesday.

16-Aug-2018
Monsanto lawsuit ruling a ‘significant

New York, Aug 16 (IBNS): The court decision to award nearly $290 million to a terminally-ill man from the United States who claimed his cancer was caused by a herbicide in a commercial weed killer, has been welcomed by two United Nations human rights experts as a “significant recognition” of the responsibilities that chemical companies have to consumers.

16-Aug-2018
INTERVIEW: ‘Defend the people, not the

New York, Aug 16 (IBNS): For four years, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, has been taking governments across the world to task, exposing human rights violations and robustly advocating for the rights of victims.

16-Aug-2018
UAE condemns terror attack in London

Dubai, Aug 15 (IBNS): The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday condemned the terror attack that took place in London's Westminster on Tuesday.

15-Aug-2018
Italy bridge collapse: Death toll rises

Genoa, Aug 15 (IBNS): Rescuers are still looking for survivors after the collapse of a bridge in Italy's Genoa on Tuesday.

15-Aug-2018
Caspian Sea deal an invaluable step towa

New York, Aug 15 (IBNS): António Guterres, the UN Secretary-General, has welcomed the historic signing of the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea, which took place on Sunday, marked by a ceremony which brought together the leaders of the five countries bordering its coastline.

15-Aug-2018
Multilateralism: The only path to addres

New York, Aug 15 (IBNS): As the world’s problems grow, multilateralism represents to best path to meet the challenges that lie ahead, said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday, launching his annual report.

15-Aug-2018
Militias force nearly 2,000 to leave Lib

New York, Aug 15 (IBNS): Libyan militias have forced nearly 2,000 people from an ethnic minority likely targeted for their alleged links to the former Gadaffi Government, to flee long-established shelters in the capital Tripoli, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.

15-Aug-2018
UN chief appeals for calm as Mali presid

New York, Aug 15 (IBNS): Following the conclusion of the second round of presidential elections in Mali, political leaders in the West African country are being encouraged by the UN Secretary-General to promote a peaceful atmosphere and avoid incendiary rhetoric.

15-Aug-2018
Italy: Genoa bridge collapses, 11 dies

Manila, Aug 14 (IBNS):  At least 11 people were killed as a motorway bridge has collapsed near the Italian city of Genoa, media reports said on Tuesday.

14-Aug-2018
Nepal: Bombs defused at various places i

Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IBNS): The Nepal Army's bomb disposal squads on Tuesday defused bombs from Naikap Balkhu Bridge in Chandragiri Municipality and Nayapati in Gokarneshwar Municipality of Kathmandu district, media reports said.

14-Aug-2018
Car crashes outside Parliament in London

London, Aug 14 (IBNS): Several people were injured as a car crashed outside the House of Parliament here on Tuesday, the police said.

14-Aug-2018
South Korea, North Korea to hold talks i

Seoul/Pyongyang, Aug 14 (IBNS): Neighbours South Korea and North Korea have agreed to hold talks at the latter's capital city, Pyongyang, in September, according to a report by the former's Yonhap news agency.

14-Aug-2018
Former Adelaide Archbishop accused of se

Canberra, Aug 14 (IBNS): Philip Wilson, the former Archbishop of Adelaide, Australia, has been ordered a 12-month house arrest, after a national court found him guilty of concealing child sex abuse.

14-Aug-2018
UNICEF appeals for end to ‘war on chil

New York, Aug 14 (IBNS): Attacks against children caught in the conflicts in Syria and Yemen must stop, the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, appealed on Monday.

14-Aug-2018
Somalia: UN urges steps to ensure future

New York, Aug 14 (IBNS): In a report released on Monday, the United Nations urged Somalia to take steps to ensure future elections are not marred by the human rights violations and abuses committed during the 2016-2017 electoral process.

14-Aug-2018
To beat hunger and combat climate change

New York, Aug 14 (IBNS): Healthy soils are essential to achieve ‘Zero Hunger’ – and other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – peace and prosperity, the United Nations agriculture agency chief underscored in Brazil at the World Congress of Soil Science.

14-Aug-2018
Spain: Over 100 injured as wooden promen

Madrid, Aug 13 (IBNS): Over 100 people have sustained injuries after a wooden promenade collapsed during a festival in Spain, reports said on Monday.

13-Aug-2018
Manchester shooting leaves 10 injured

London, Aug 13 (IBNS): At least 10 people were injured in a shooting in the Moss Side area of Manchester on Sunday, police said on Monday.

13-Aug-2018
Blast in Syria kills 39 people: Reports

Idlib, Aug 12 (IBNS): At least 39 people were killed in a blast that brought down a building in Syria's mainly rebel-held north-western province of Idlib, a monitor agency said on Sunday.

12-Aug-2018
Safe spaces offer security and dignity f

New York, Aug 11 (IBNS): The world’s young people need safe spaces – both physical and digital - where they can “freely express their views” and “pursue their dreams” was the core message of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to mark this year’s International Youth Day.

11-Aug-2018
Central Africa: Security Council concern

New York, Aug 11 (IBNS): With Central African countries beset by ongoing terrorist activity, instability and the effects of climate change, the Security Council has asked the United Nations Secretary-General to review the work of the UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), and recommend areas for improvement.

11-Aug-2018
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