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Ethiopia: UN agency calls for urgent funding for farmers ahead of cropping season New York, Apr 30: With just six weeks left before the start of the main cropping season in Ethiopia, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) called on Friday for urgent funding to help farmers sow their fields and prevent drought-hit areas of the country from falling deeper into hunger and food insecurity. 30-Apr-2016
Digital cards improve food assistance to displaced families and Syrian refugees in Iraq – UN agency New York, Apr 29: Thousands of displaced Iraqi families and Syrian refugees across Iraq now have better and flexible access to food, thanks to an innovative digital cash card launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). 29-Apr-2016
UN agency smartphone app now raising funds for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon New York, Apr 28 : ShareTheMeal, the award-winning smartphone app developed by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), is switching its fundraising efforts to support Syrian refugee children in Lebanon. 28-Apr-2016
Mali: UNICEF condemns withdrawal of children from schools in Kidal New York, Apr 27: In the wake of the violent protests on 18 and 19 April in Kidal, northern Mali, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is warning that the events disrupted children’s education in the region and endangered their safety. 27-Apr-2016
Security Council urges stronger regional approach on eradicating piracy in Gulf of Guinea New York, Apr 26: United Nations officials on Monday reiterated a call for a comprehensive regional framework to eradicate piracy and armed robbery at sea in the Gulf of Guinea, with the Security Council stressing the importance of addressing underlying causes and strengthening justice systems and judicial cooperation in the region. 26-Apr-2016
Haiti: UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ as agreed upon election deadline goes unmet New York, Apr 25: Deeply concerned that the agreed upon date for holding elections in Haiti was not met over the weekend and that no alternate electoral calendar was announced, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday reiterated his strong support for the completion, “without delay,” of the 2015 polls. 25-Apr-2016
Security Council strongly condemns firing of ballistic missile by DPR Korea New York, Apr 25: The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile yesterday by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), reiterating that such activities increase tension in the region and beyond. 25-Apr-2016
Security Council deplores maritime tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea New York, Apr 24: The United Nations Security Council has deplored the recent maritime tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea that resulted in up to 500 deaths when an overcrowded boat capsized en route from Libya to Europe, emphasizing the need for better coordination of efforts to deal with the smuggling of migrants. 24-Apr-2016
Barack Obama, Michelle Obama attend dinner in Kensington Palace London, Apr 23: Duke Prince William , Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and Prince Harry welcomed US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama as they visited the Kensington Palace for a dinner on Friday. 22-Apr-2016
Fire in Chinese chemical storage warehouse Beijing, Apr 22: A warehouse storing chemical products exploded and caught fire in east China's Jiangsu Province on Friday morning, tweeted China Xinhua News. 22-Apr-2016
At UN, Forest Whitaker calls on leaders to ensure benefits of global goals ‘touch everyone’ New York, Apr 22: Peacebuilding advocate and Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker addressed world leaders on Thursday at the United Nations, asking them to ensure that the benefits of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can touch everyone worldwide. 21-Apr-2016
Ban strongly condemns violent demonstrations in northern Mali New York, Apr 21: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the violent demonstrations that took place on Monday 18 April, in Kidal, in the north of Mali, which, according to preliminary information, left two protesters dead and several others injured. 21-Apr-2016
Lone planetary-mass object found in family of stars California, Apr 20 : In 2011, astronomers announced that our galaxy is likely teeming with free-floating planets. In fact, these lonely worlds, which sit quietly in the darkness of space without any companion planets or even a host sun, might outnumber stars in our Milky Way galaxy. 19-Apr-2016
Central Africa Republic: UN condemns killing of Moroccan peacekeeper New York, Apr 19: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the killing of a Moroccan peacekeeper from the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) yesterday in the town of Rafai in Mbomou prefecture. 19-Apr-2016
Following earthquake in Japan, UN stands ready to provide assistance New York, Apr 19: The United Nations stands ready to provide assistance to Japan following powerful earthquakes that struck Kumamoto province last Thursday and Saturday, killing over 40 people and displacing some 110,000 from their homes. 18-Apr-2016
Gambia: Ban calls for release of detained protesters after death of opposition members New York, Apr 18: Concerned about the apparent use of excessive force on peaceful demonstrators in Gambia after at least three people died in State custody, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday called on authorities to immediately and unconditionally release all those arrested during Thursday's protest. 18-Apr-2016
Ecuador earthquake toll touches 233 Quito, Ecuador, Apr 17: The death toll in the earthquake which rocked western Ecuador on Saturday touched 233 on Sunday, officials said. 17-Apr-2016
UN report urges rights-based approach to reduce HIV infections among drug users New York, Apr 16: Ahead of next week’s General Assembly special session on drugs, the United Nations agency leading the world’s HIV/AIDS response has released a new report, which warns that many countries are failing to reduce new HIV infections due to the absence of health- and rights-based approaches, particularly as regards drug use. 16-Apr-2016
In Nigeria's restive northeast, fate of thousands of abducted women remains unknown – UN New York, Apr 15:The plight of 219 Chibok schoolgirls abducted two years ago is all too common in Nigeria's conflict-affected north-eastern communities, and up to 7,000 women and girls might be living in abduction and sex slavery, senior United Nations officials warned on Thursday. 15-Apr-2016
‘We cannot forget the girls from Chibok’ – UN child rights envoy New York, Apr 14: Marking two years since Boko Haram abducted 276 girls in Nigeria, a United Nations child rights envoy reiterated a call to bring them back, stressing that the international community must “be their voice” and help give children of Nigeria and the region the peaceful, stable lives they deserve. 14-Apr-2016
Nigeria: UN human rights experts call for progress in abduction of schoolgirls in Chibok New York, Apr 13: Ahead of the second anniversary of the abduction of 200 schoolgirls in the town of Chibok in Nigeria, a group of United Nations and African human rights experts on Tuesday appealed to Boko Haram to immediately reveal the location of the girls, and urged the Government of Nigeria to escalate its efforts to free all civilians kidnapped by the group. 13-Apr-2016
Yemen: UN officials welcome cessation of hostilities New York, Apr 12: The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen has welcomed the start of the cessation of hostilities that began at midnight, 10 April, urging all parties to work to ensure that the terms are fully respected and create a conducive environment for the peace talks scheduled to resume next week. 12-Apr-2016
UN food aid reaches besieged Syrian city of Deir Ezzor by air New York, Apr 11: In a boost to international humanitarian efforts in Syria, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Sunday delivered aid by air for hungry people trapped in the besieged eastern city of Deir Ezzor, an area controlled by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh). 11-Apr-2016
UN envoy urges Libyan House of Representatives to vote on national unity government New York, Apr 10: Welcoming yesterday's executive meeting of the House of Representatives, the United Nations envoy for Libya on Saturday called on the House to convene in the Libyan port city of Tobruk over the coming days to vote on the national unity government. 10-Apr-2016
Greece: UN agency urges full hearings for stranded refugee and migrant children New York, Apr 9: With the process of returning refugees and migrants from the Greek islands to Turkey underway as part of a European Union-Turkey agreement, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is reminding States of their duty to care and protect all children and give them a full and fair hearing when deciding on their future. 09-Apr-2016
Global food prices edge up in March; cereal production outlook robust – UN New York, Apr 8: World cereal production in 2016 is set to reach 2,521 million tonnes, just 0.2 per cent below last year’s and the third-highest on record, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday. 08-Apr-2016
Political progress to end Darfur conflict through dialogue ‘remains elusive’ – UN peacekeeping chief New York, Apr 7 : Intensified fighting since January has resulted in a rapidly worsening security situation and large-scale displacement in Sudan’s Darfur region, the top United Nations peacekeeping official warned on Wednesday, stressing that it is important that Security Council “impress on all parties to the conflict […] that a political solution remains the only viable option.” 07-Apr-2016
Food gap widens in conflict-stricken South Sudan – UN assessment New York, Apr 6 : Civil strife and unfavorable rains have further reduced crop production in South Sudan, contributing to a cereal deficit of 381,000 metric tons – 53 per cent greater than in 2015 – and aggravating the already severe food shortages, two UN agencies warned on Tuesday. 06-Apr-2016
First-ever World Humanitarian Summit must usher in new era of global solidarity – UN chief New York, Apr 5 : Briefing Member States on preparations for the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called on Heads of State and Government to come to the event and deliver a strong message that “we will not accept the erosion of humanity which we see in the world on Monday.” 04-Apr-2016
Australia: Ex-Olympian charged over deaths of horses Melbourne, Apr 4: A former Australian Olympian wrestler has been charged with 92 animal cruelty offences after 22 horses were found dead on his Victorian property in Australia, media reports said on Sunday. 04-Apr-2016
Brussels airport reopens Brussels, Apr 3: Days after militants attacked Brussels, the airport, which was one of the targets, reopened on Sunday. 03-Apr-2016
UN peacekeeping chief condemns sexual exploitation; says victims' needs are 'top priority' New York, Apr 2: The top United Nations peacekeeping official has underscored that the protection of and assistance to victims of sexual exploitation and abuse in the Central African Republic remains the Organization's top priority. 02-Apr-2016
Explosion in central Paris Paris, Apr 1: A massive explosion rocked a residential complex in central Paris on Friday, reports said. 01-Apr-2016
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