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Burkina Faso: Ban calls on all parties to ensure peaceful polls New York, Nov 30 : With presidential and legislative elections under way in Burkina Faso, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday called on all national stakeholders to uphold their commitments throughout the process and urged them to ensure the polls are conducted peacefully. 30-Nov-2015
Greece: UN agency outlines roadmap for tackling unemployment and weak economy New York, Nov 28 : The head of the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO), after meeting with Greek Government officials and labour representatives, has reaffirmed the agency’s support to the country’s economic revival and efforts to curb unemployment. 28-Nov-2015
Surge in climate change-related disasters poses growing threat to food security: UN New York, Nov 27 : Droughts, floods, storms and other disasters triggered by climate change have risen in frequency and severity over the last three decades, increasing the damage caused to the agricultural sectors of many developing countries and putting them at risk of growing food insecurity, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned onThursday in a new report. 27-Nov-2015
Burundi: UN rights chief deplores suspension of human rights groups New York, Nov 26 : The top United Nations human rights official on Wednesday deplored the Burundian authorities’ suspension of 10 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including several working on peace and human rights issues, warning against a relapse into “full-fledged civil war.” 26-Nov-2015
Children will bear the brunt of climate change: UNICEF report New York, Nov 25: More than half a billion children live in areas with extremely high flood occurrence and 160 million in high drought severity zones, leaving them highly exposed to the impacts of climate change, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report released ahead of the 21st United Nations climate change conference, known as COP21. 25-Nov-2015
UN report finds 90 per cent of disasters are weather-related New York, Nov 24: A new report issued on Monday by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) shows that over the last 20 years, 90 per cent of major disasters have been caused by 6,457 recorded floods, storms, heatwaves, droughts and other weather-related events. 23-Nov-2015
Malaysia: Ban calls for stronger cooperation from Southeast Asian countries New York, Nov 23 : Amid 'grave global threats' looming large, the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon on Sunday called for stronger partnerships between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the UN to achieve sustainable development, tackle climate change and eradicate violation of human rights. 23-Nov-2015
Ban commends Bosnia and Herzegovina on peace and stability on twentieth Dayton Accords anniversary New York, Nov 22: On the twentieth anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords, which ended the most devastating conflict in Europe since the Second World War, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday congratulated the people and Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina on the consolidation of peace and political stability, as well as on the socio-economic progress achieved during the past twenty years. 22-Nov-2015
Ban warns of misplaced suspicions of Muslim refugees, migrants after terror attacks New York, Nov 21 : As last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut continue to reverberate round the world with calls to restrict refugee and migrant movement in the name of security, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday warned against “misplaced suspicions” about refugees and migrants, especially Muslims, who can help fight violent extremism. 21-Nov-2015
Sudan: For first time in four years, UN relief agencies visit areas in Central Darfur New York, Nov 20: Insufficient food, shelter, health services are among the top challenges displaced people are facing in Central Darfur , the United Nations relief wing has warned in a latest humanitarian update on the situation in Sudan. 20-Nov-2015
Cardiff steelworks explosion kills 2 Cardiff, Nov 19:An explosion at a steelworks in the UK's city of Cardiff has killed at least two people, reports said on Thursday. 19-Nov-2015
Saint Denis raid continues, three suspected militants killed Paris, Nov 18 Days after multiple attacks killed at least 129 people, at least three suspected militants have been killed as French police and soldiers surrounded a building and engaged themselves in a heavy exchange of fire with a group holed up inside in it on Wednesday. 18-Nov-2015
'Tolerance must be taught, nurtured and defended,' says Ban New York, Nov 17 : Tolerance is much more than passively accepting the “other;” it brings obligations to act, and must be taught, nurtured and defended, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday, calling on the world to recognize the mounting threat posed by those who strive to divide, and pledge to forge a path defined by dialogue and mutual understanding. 17-Nov-2015
Terror attacks in Paris : 140 killed Paris, Nov 14: At least 140 people were killed as gunmen and bombers attacked restaurants, a concert hall and a sports stadium in seven near-simultaneous attacks across Paris on Friday in what President Francois Hollande called an unprecedented terrorist attack. 14-Nov-2015
Burundi: Security Council calls for political talks to resolve crisis peacefully New York, Nov 13 :The United Nations Security Council on Thursday called on all parties in Burundi to engage in peace talks, warning of further action against those who incite more violence in the Central African country, where a recent upsurge has threatened hard-won stability after decades of ethnic strife and could lead to “potentially devastating consequences” for the entire region if it persists. 13-Nov-2015
Ban warns against cuts in development aid to finance response to refugee crisis New York, Nov 12 : Reducing development assistance to finance the cost of refugee flows is counter-productive, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Wednesday, declaring that “helping people in need should not be a zero-sum game.” 12-Nov-2015
Somalia: Security Council reauthorizes naval forces to fight piracy off East Africa New York, Nov 11 : The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday renewed for another year its authorization for international naval forces to join in fighting piracy off the coast of Somalia, stressing that while the threat from Somali pirates has declined, it still remains a matter of “grave concern.” 11-Nov-2015
South Sudan: UN relief wing warns of 80 per cent increase in food insecurity New York, Nov 11 : South Sudan remains engulfed in a spiral of violence – with clashes in southern and central Unity state having “intensified with grave consequences for civilians” – leaving at-risk populations food insecure and vulnerable to diseases, the United Nations humanitarian wing has warned, announcing that relief organizations on the ground are boosting efforts there despite access challenges and lagging funding. 10-Nov-2015
Ban appoints veteran UN senior leader Benomar as his Special Adviser New York, Nov 11: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday announced the appointment of Jamal Benomar of the United Kingdom as his Special Adviser, at the level of Under-Secretary-General. 10-Nov-2015
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham’s Fund helps children in New Guinea New York, Nov 7 : International football icon and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham met children receiving treatment for malnutrition at a UNICEF-supported hospital in Papua New Guinea. 07-Nov-2015
Ban welcomes decision by Turkey to provide access to burial sites in Cyprus New York, Nov 6: Following a confirmation from the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community, Mustafa Akinci, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday welcomed the decision by Turkey to allow access to the Committee on Missing Persons excavation teams, to 30 suspected burial sites in the military areas in the north of Cyprus. 05-Nov-2015
Myanmar: UNICEF urges future leaders to commit to children ahead of elections New York, Nov 5: As the historic elections in Myanmar draws closer, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Save the Children urged potential leaders of the country to prioritize children and commit to providing them with a fair start in life. 05-Nov-2015
Iraq: WHO mobilizes immunization campaign to help control cholera outbreak New York, Nov 4: The World Health Organization (WHO) has mobilized 510,000 dozes of oral cholera vaccine (OCV) to be administered to an estimated 250,000 displaced persons in Iraq, in an effort to curtail the cholera outbreak which is now feared to be spreading to neighbouring countries. 04-Nov-2015
'Cycle of impunity' must end, Ban declares, honouring killed journalists New York, Nov 3 : Marking the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is honouring journalists and media workers who were killed in the line of duty for merely ‘reporting the truth’ and is underscoring the importance of protecting their rights and ensuring they can report freely. 02-Nov-2015
South Sudan: UN mission secures release of all personnel taken hostage New York, Nov 2 : The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Sunday successfully carried out an extraction operation securing the release of 13 UNMISS contractors, who were taken hostage and detained by the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) in Opposition soldiers on 26th October. 02-Nov-2015
Ban, Red Cross chief voice concern over 'brazen and brutal erosion' of respect for humanitarian law New York, Nov 1 : Warning of rising number of 'deliberate' attacks on civilians across the world, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the international community to end the 'callous disregard for human life' and stressed on stronger commitment from Member States to bring perpetrators of such attacks to account. 01-Nov-2015
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