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25 years after population conference, women still face challenges to ...

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New York, July 17 (IBNS): Many women and girls “still face enormous challenges to their health, well-being and human rights”, Secretary-General António Guterres told a High-level General Assembly meeting on Tuesday conevened to mark the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), a milestone in reproductive health and rights.
Inclusion, empowerment and equality, must be ‘at the heart of our efforts’ to ensure s...
New York, July 17 (IBNS): The world’s people are demanding “transformative change that is fair and sustainable,” Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, calling on government leaders to use the upcoming slate of key United Nations meetings in September to “kickstart a decade of delivery and action for people and planet.” 
UN agency helps stranded Ethiopians return home, ending ‘harrowing migration ordeal’
New York, July 17 (IBNS): With the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), some 280 Ethiopians returned home on 10-11 July, after being facing traumatic experiences in Yemen. 
‘Severe’ new US asylum restrictions will put vulnerable families at risk, UN refugee a...
New York, July 17 (IBNS): Deeply concerned about the new rule barring from asylum the majority of people crossing the southern land border of the United States, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has warned that the ‘severe’ measure will endanger vulnerable people in need of international protection from violence or persecution.
Human cost of Ukraine conflict is growing, Security Council told
New York, July 17 (IBNS): The human cost of the conflict in Ukraine is growing, the UN political chief told the Security Council on Tuesday, during a briefing on the current situation in the country.
Japanese reporter denied new passport after returning from Syrian captivity: reports
Tokyo, Jul 16 (Sputnik/UNI) The Japanese Foreign Ministry has refused to grant a new passport for journalist Jumpei Yasuda, who spent three years in captivity in Syria, local media reported Tuesday.
China rules out nuclear arms talks with US, Russia
Beijing, Jul 16 (Sputnik/UNI) China sees no conditions for engaging in talks with the United States and Russia on nuclear arms controls, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said at a briefing on Tuesday.
EU renews sanctions on North Korea in response to Pyongyang's nuclear program
Moscow, Jul 16 (Sputnik/UNI) The European Union has renewed sanctions on North Korea in response to the country's nuclear weapon and ballistic missiles programs, a statement from the council said.
Civilian killed, 25 wounded in twin blasts in Iraq's capital: source
Baghdad, Jul 16 (Xinhua/UNI) A civilian was killed and 25 others wounded on Monday in two explosions at a Shiite mosque in the southwest of Iraq's capital Baghdad, an interior ministry source said.
Survivors of ISIL terror in Iraq want justice, not revenge, says head of UN investigation ...
New York, July 16 (IBNS): The scale and barbarity of the crimes committed by ISIL have ultimately served not to divide but to unify, Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, head of the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (UNITAD), told the Security Council on Monday. 
‘No hope’ global development goals can be achieved without women, says UN Assembly Pre...
New York, July 16 (IBNS): Without the full participation and leadership of women, “we have no hope” of realizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the President of the United Nations General Assembly told gender equality leaders on Monday.
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