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UN stresses need for employment, to achieve sustainable development New York, Mar 31: United Nations officials on Monday underlined the importance for States to create employment opportunities and decent work for all in order to achieve poverty eradication and sustainable development, and to fulfil the objectives of the new UN development agenda. 31-Mar-2015
Demanding 'immediate' ceasefire in Libya, Security Council extends UN mission in crisis-torn country New York, Mar 29: Unanimously adopting two separate resolutions on Libya, the Security Council, in the first, called for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire and extended the United Nations Support Mission there (UNSMIL) until 15 September, and in the second, adjusted the arms embargo on the country in light of the terrorist threat there. 29-Mar-2015
UN condemns kidnapping of DR Congo refugees New York, Mar 28: The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has on Friday strongly condemned the recent kidnapping of Congolese refugees by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), calling for an immediate release of those still in captivity. 28-Mar-2015
UN report shows wars in Syria and Iraq drive high asylum numbers New York, Mar 27:The wars in Syria and Iraq, as well as armed conflicts, human rights violations and deteriorating security and humanitarian conditions elsewhere, has pushed the number of people seeking asylum in industrialized countries to the highest level since 1992 at the beginning of the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to a United Nations report released on Thursday. 27-Mar-2015
UN official meets with Nigerian refugees in northern Cameroon New York, Mar 25: The United Nations refugee chief António Guterres began a two-day visit to Cameroon on Tuesday to see the impact of the displacement crises in neighbouring Nigeria and Central African Republic (CAR), which have sent over hundreds of thousands fleeing for safety. 25-Mar-2015
Central Africa in urgent need of agricultural assistance: FAO New York, Mar 24: The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched an urgent appeal to help provide farmers in the Central African Republic (CAR) with seeds and tools for the country’s upcoming planting season, warning that without additional assistance vulnerable populations risked a further deterioration of their livelihoods. 24-Mar-2015
Singapore's first PM Lee Kuan Yew dies Singapore, Mar 23: Singapore's former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew breathed his last on Monday. 23-Mar-2015
More aid needed for 120,000 displaced by clashes in southern Philippines – UN agency New York, Mar 21: Intensifying armed conflict in the southern Philippines island of Mindanao has displaced some 120,000 people since late January, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday , expressing particular concern for the safety of women and children who could be exposed to exploitation and abuse. 21-Mar-2015
Ukraine crisis taking heaviest toll on women, children and elderly – UN officials New York,Mar 20: Women, children and the elderly are disproportionately bearing the devastating impact of the protracted conflict in Ukraine, which has left five million people in need of humanitarian assistance, senior United Nations officials said on Thursday, as they stressed the "grave and urgent need” to scale up international relief efforts. 20-Mar-2015
WHO: Push back against tobacco industry to protect public health New York, Mar 19: The head of the United Nations health agency on Wednesday welcomed new data showing that non-smoking is becoming the new norm but urged global action to “push back hard” against the tobacco industry, saying, “We do not have the riches of the tobacco industry, but we are right and we are resolved.” 19-Mar-2015
Darfur security, humanitarian situations deteriorated: UN New York, Mar 18: The security and humanitarian situations in the Darfur region of Sudan “deteriorated significantly” over the past year, the head of United Nations peacekeeping told the Security Council on Tuesday, adding that there had also been no tangible progress toward resolving the conflict. 18-Mar-2015
Women's participation in sports key to boosting gender equality: UN New York, Mar 17: The greater participation of women and girls in sports can help lift their involvement in society, fight gender stereotypes and accelerate progress towards gender parity, the head of the United Nations entity for gender equality and women’s empowerment declared on Monday. 17-Mar-2015
Sendai: Early warning saves lives, but communities need targeted New York, Mar 17: When disaster strikes, the surest way to save more lives is to get targeted, practical information quickly out to communities, United Nations experts told delegations gathered in Sendai, Japan, but stressed that even the most technically impressive systems "are useless" if people are not reached or do not understand the warning. 16-Mar-2015
UN relief agencies ramp up support to cyclone-hit Vanuatu New York, Mar 16: Amid reports that powerful Cyclone Pam has impacted at least half the population of Vanuatu, the country's President, attending a United Nations conference under way in Japan aiming to reduce disaster risk, appealed for international support in anticipation of large-scale needs. 16-Mar-2015
'Health at very center of disaster risk reduction,' say UN agency officials in Sendai New York, Mar 15: The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, powerful storms in the Asia-Pacific region and ongoing conflicts in Syria and elsewhere are all stark reminders that health and stronger health system capacities must be central to the new framework for managing disaster risk currently being discussed in Sendai, Japan, senior United Nations health agency officials emphasized today. 15-Mar-2015
UN responding to 'devastating' impact of Tropical Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu, Pacific region New York, Mar 15: The United Nations announced on Saturday that it is taking all necessary steps to respond to the catastrophic impacts of a devastating tropical cyclone that affected most of Vanuatu over the past two days. 15-Mar-2015
21 drown in Myanmar ferry mishap Yangon, Mar 14: At least 21 passengers were dead and 26 missing when a ferry sunk off the coast in western Myanmar's the Rakhine state, reports said on Saturday. 14-Mar-2015
UN chief stresses collective responsibility to resolve Syria conflict New York, mar 13: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday stressed the need to bring to an end the conflict in Syria, which has been raging for four years, while United Nations humanitarian agencies urged greater support to help the millions of people caught up in a “nightmare of suffering.” 13-Mar-2015
Two UN agencies combine expertise in new partnership to reach zero Ebola cases New York, Mar 12: The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) on Wednesdayannounced they are combining their expertise in public health and logistics in a new partnership to bring the Ebola outbreak down to zero in West Africa. 12-Mar-2015
UN rights expert urges Malian parties to work together towards peace New York, Mar 11: Condemning the “reprehensible” attacks on civilians and United Nations peacekeepers and facilities in Mali, UN independent expert Suliman Baldo on Monday expressed deep concern that massive violations of the most basic rights continue to plague populations in areas affected by fighting. 11-Mar-2015
Argentina: 2 helicopters collide mid-air, 10 killed Buenos Aires, Mar 10: At least 10 people were killed as two helicopters collided in mid-air at Villa Castelli area in Argentina's La Rioja province, media reports said. 10-Mar-2015
Gender equality vital for world to fulfill potential: Ban New York, Mar 9: Thousands of people gathered on Sunday in New York to march from United Nations headquarters to Times Square in commemoration of International Women's Day and to demand greater efforts by Governments to achieve gender equality worldwide. 09-Mar-2015
On International Women's Day, UN urges more action to achieve gender equality New York, Mar 8: To mark International Women's Day today, senior United Nations officials highlighted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a historic roadmap signed by 189 governments 20 years ago that set the agenda for realizing women's rights. 08-Mar-2015
Ban welcomes important step forward towards Mali peace New York, Mar 7: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the progress made towards the establishment of an inclusive peace in Mali in an effort to resolve the country's ongoing crisis, the United Nations spokesperson confirmed on Friday. 07-Mar-2015
UN agencies step up aid deliveries in northern Iraq New York, Mar 6: Several United Nations agencies are working closely with humanitarian partners to deliver life-saving assistance to thousands of families in the Salah al-Din Governorate of Iraq amid heavy fighting between Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which has caused the displacement of thousands of people. 06-Mar-2015
Boko Haram violence goes on, crisis for Nigerian refugee New York, Mar 4: The exodus of Nigerians fleeing violence in the country’s north-eastern regions continues amid an influx of sixteen thousand refugees into neighbouring Cameroon, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has reported. 04-Mar-2015
China road mishap kills 20 Beijing, Mar 3: At least 20 people were killed in a road mishap at Linzhou City in Central China's Henan Province on Tuesday, media reports said. 03-Mar-2015
UN chief welcomes Lesotho elections New York, Mar 2 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the people of the Kingdom of Lesotho on the “peaceful conduct” of the country's parliamentary elections, held on 28 February. 02-Mar-2015
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