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Agriculture in Caribbean vital to economic growth: UN official New York, Feb 28: The head of the United Nations agriculture agency underlined on Thursday the huge importance of agriculture and farming to countries of the Caribbean during an address to Heads of Government at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) summit in the Bahamas. 28-Feb-2015
Mali: Inquiry team concludes probe against peacekeepers New York, Feb 27: The team appointed by the United Nations to investigate the events surrounding a violent demonstration against the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has concluded its visit to the African country, the UN spokesperson’s office confirmed on Thursday. 27-Feb-2015
Natural disasters in Asia and Pacific affects 80 million people New York, Feb 26: When leaders and decision makers from across Asia and the Pacific gather next month in Japan to discuss how to reduce disaster risks, their top priority will be to build resilience in a region that saw some 80 million people affected and nearly $60 billion in economic losses incurred by natural disasters last year. 26-Feb-2015
Central Africa: Surge in violence triggers new displacement New York, Feb 25: An upsurge in violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has triggered fresh displacement inside the country and across the border into the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday. 25-Feb-2015
Photo competition shines spotlight on UN's zero hunger goal New York, Feb 24: Scenes of families eating together in Burundi, Laos and the Philippines on Monday won a photo competition judged by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver aimed at demonstrating “the simple yet powerful role provided by sitting tougher and eating as a family,” the World Food Programme (WFP) announced. 24-Feb-2015
UNICEF condemns abduction of children by armed group in South Sudan New York, Feb 23: The United Nations children's fund has condemned in the strongest terms the abduction of scores of boys, some as young 13, by an armed group near Malakal in the north of South Sudan. 23-Feb-2015
On Mother Language Day, UN spotlights role of native tongue in education New York, Feb 22: Mother tongue education is not only a force for quality learning, it is also essential to bolster multilingualism and respect for linguistic and cultural diversity at a time when societies are transforming quickly and many languages are under threat, the United Nations agency mandated with promoting education said today. 21-Feb-2015
UN rights experts describe ‘unconscionable’ suffering of Syrians New York, Feb 21: Four United Nations human rights experts briefed the Security Council on Friday on a new report into human rights and humanitarian law violations in Syria since the uprising in the country began, saying unthinkable crimes continue occurring daily, with victims' voices in danger of being lost amid the horrors of the conflict. 21-Feb-2015
Conflict forces thousands to flee in Darfur: UN reports New York, Feb 20: Some 41,000 people have been forced to flee conflict in Darfur so far this year, according to the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). 20-Feb-2015
Syria indicates willingness to ‘freeze’ Aleppo fighting New York, Feb 19: UN Secretary-General’s special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, sees a “glimmer of hope” for his proposed ‘freeze’ of localized hostilities in the city of Aleppo amid continuing fighting throughout the Middle Eastern country between Government forces and entrenched rebels. 19-Feb-2015
UN launches ‘All In’ initiative to end adolescent AIDS New York, Feb 18: In the fight against HIV/AIDS, progress for adolescents has fallen behind, world leaders gathered at a United Nations meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, stressed Tuesday as they launched a global initiative that aims to end the second leading cause of death among young people worldwide. 18-Feb-2015
Amid reports of fighting in eastern Ukraine, Ban urges all parties to abide by cease-fire New York, Feb 17: With Ukraine cease-fire 'largely holding', United Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed serious concern at reports of continued instances of hostilities including in Debaltseve and reiterated his call for all parties to abide by the cease-fire without exception. 17-Feb-2015
Senior UN, European Union relief officials urge protection for vulnerable people in Central African Republic New York, Feb 16: Senior UN, European Union relief officials urge protection for vulnerable people in Central African Republic. 16-Feb-2015
Copenhagen attacks suspect shot dead by police Copenhagen, Feb 15: Copenhagen Police on Sunday said they had shot the suspected 'terrorist' responsible of killing two people and injuring five in shootings at a freedom of speech event and a synagogue in Denmark's Copenhagen, reports said. 15-Feb-2015
UN and partners seek $30 million for flood response, recovery in Mozambique New York, Feb 14: United Nations agencies joined the wider humanitarian community and non-governmental organizations in Mozambique to launch on Fridaya $30.1 million response and recovery proposal to meet the needs of more than 160,000 people affected by hard-hitting floods in the Zambézia Province of central Mozambique. 14-Feb-2015
Ban appoints two new UN refugee officials New York, Feb 13: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed two officials at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) – George Okoth-Obbo as Assistant High Commissioner for Operations and Volker Türk as Assistant High Commissioner for Protection – the UN announced today. 13-Feb-2015
Enhance surveillance to prevent measles in Americas: UN New York, Dec 12: The recent outbreaks of measles – one of the leading causes of deaths among young children – in the United States and Brazil suggest that immunization rates in some areas have dropped below levels needed to prevent the spread of imported into the Americas, according to the United Nations health agency. 12-Feb-2015
US, UK suspend operations, pulls embassy staffers out of Yemen London, Feb 11: The US and the Britain have suspended operations and moved their staffers out of Yemen due to security situation in the country. 11-Feb-2015
UNICEF, David Beckham launch new initiative to boost funding for world’s children New York, Feb 10: International football icon and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador, David Beckham, on Monday announced his latest fundraising initiative, launched in tandem with the UN agency and aimed at boosting assistance for the world’s youth, amid the planet’s worsening humanitarian crises. 10-Feb-2015
Ban meets new Saudi king New York, Feb 8 : Paying tribute to the legacy of the late Saudi Arabian king Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the United Nations Secretary-General on Sunday looked forward to continued “fruitful cooperation” with the country's new king, Salman bin Abdulaziz, after a meeting in which the two discussed sustainable development, climate change and regional peace and security. 08-Feb-2015
Ban joins Arab League Secretary-General in urging donors to honour Gaza pledges New York, Feb 7: Expressing deep concern about the situation in Gaza, the Secretaries-General of the United Nations and the League of Arab States made an urgent appeal on Friday, asking donors to honour and disburse as soon as possible the financial commitments they made at an October 2014 conference convened to kick-start reconstruction in the war-torn enclave. 07-Feb-2015
More than 17 killed in China fire Beijing, Feb 6: More than 17 people were killed in a fire in south China's Guangdong Province, media reports said on Friday. 06-Feb-2015
On World Cancer Day, UN says ‘goal must be equitable access for all patients, in all countries’ New York, Feb 5: As the international community pauses on World Cancer Day to remember the millions of preventable deaths caused by the disease, the head of the UN agency that contributes nuclear techniques to fight cancer said on Wednesday that a huge percentage of the world’s cancer deaths occurring in developing countries can be prevented. 05-Feb-2015
TransAsia plane crashes into river Taipei, 12 killed Taipei, Feb 4: A TransAsia Airways flight crashed into a river in Taipei on Wednesday after hitting a bridge, killing at least 12 people as per media reports. 04-Feb-2015
At least 1,375 people killed by violence in January, says UN Iraq Mission New York, Feb 3: Violence in Iraq killed a total of at least 1,375 people last month, according to figures released on Monday by the United Nations Mission (UNAMI) in the country, with the majority of those killed civilians. 03-Feb-2015
UN deplores ISIL's 'barbaric' murder of Japanese journalist New York, Feb 2: The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Security Council have deplored the apparent murder of a Japanese journalist Kenji Goto by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), despite the Council's demand for his immediate release. 02-Feb-2015
ISIL beheads Japanese journalist held captive Tokyo, Feb 1: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has released a video capturing the killing of a Japanese hostage- journalist Kenji Goto- by beheading, said media reports. 01-Feb-2015
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