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Tuberculosis world's top infectious killer; UN health agency calls for political action to stop spread New York, Oct 31: Progress has not been fast enough over the past year to reach global and regional targets on stopping the spread of tuberculosis (TB), or to make real headway in closing persistent gaps in TB care and prevention, the World Health Organization warned Monday. 31-Oct-2017
Wrapping up visit to Yemen, UN aid chief stresses need for all parties to facilitate humanitarian work New York, Oct 29: At the end of a five-day mission to conflict-torn Yemen, the United Nations humanitarian chief on Saturday stressed the need for more funding and better humanitarian access to help the population in need. 30-Oct-2017
Ethiopia begins civil registration for refugees – UN agencies New York, Oct 28: In an historic first, starting on Friday all refugees in Ethiopia will be able to register their vital life events, including birth, death, marriage and divorce, directly with national authorities, the United Nations refugee agency announced on Friday. 28-Oct-2017
In Central African Republic, UN chief warns of religious divide, seeks global solidarity to rebuild country New York, Oct 26: On the second day of his visit to the Central African Republic (CAR), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday called on the international community to show solidarity in helping the crisis-torn country chart a new future while warning against religious divide. 26-Oct-2017
Eradication of polio 'once and for all' within reach – UN health agency New York, Oct 25: Despite progress towards global eradication of polio, sustained commitment is needed to overcome the final hurdle and stamp out the disease once and for all, the United Nations health agency said on Tuesday, the World Polio Day. 25-Oct-2017
Syria: IS-fighting British man killed London, Oct 24: A British person, who was fighting against so called Islamic State in Syria, has been killed in Raqqa, media reports said on Tuesday. 24-Oct-2017
Man knifes five in Munich, Germany and flees, police on the lookout Munich, Oct 21: The German Police is on the lookout for a man in Munich who injured five people with a knife, according to media reports on Saturday. 21-Oct-2017
Yemen: UNICEF warns conflict shutters one in 10 schools; teachers unpaid for a year New York, Oct 19: The conflict in Yemen – now into its third year – continues to take a toll on millions of children, with their education now under threat, adding to an already long list of bitter hardships including malnutrition, displacement and violence, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned. 19-Oct-2017
Libya: Smugglers holding refugees and migrants in deplorable conditions, say UN agencies New York, Oct 18: After weeks of conflict in western Libya, United Nations agencies have been working around the clock to meet the urgent needs of the more than 14,000 refugees and migrants who had been held captive in numerous locations in the coastal city of Sabratha – approximately 80 kilometres west of Tripoli. 18-Oct-2017
Kicking off ‘Africa Week’ at UN, Guterres says women and youth can unleash continent’s potential New York, Oct 17: Africa must focus on young people, empower women and girls, and be innovative in leveraging resources and financing for development, Secretary-General António Guterres said Monday as the United Nations kicked off Africa Week. 17-Oct-2017
Secretary-General condemns Saturday's attacks in Mogadishu; commends responders New York, Oct 16: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday commended the first responders and residents of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, for mobilizing to aid in what is being called Somalia's worst-ever bomb attack. 16-Oct-2017
Parliamentary forum opens in Russia; discussions to include UN cooperation New York, Oct 15: A committee to strengthen cooperation between the United Nations and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) will discuss its work at the annual IPU forum, which began today in St. Petersburg, Russia. 15-Oct-2017
Captors authorized the killing of his daughter, says freed hostage Joshua Boyle Toronto, Oct 14 : In a major revelation, a man, who was freed with his family after five years in militant captivity in Afghanistan, has said that people who had captured them had authorized the killing of one of his children and raped his wife. 14-Oct-2017
Chile becomes latest nation to resettle Syrian refugees through UN-backed programme New York, Oct 14: Sixty-six Syrian adults and children arrived in Santiago, Chile from Lebanon on Thursday, making the South American country the newest to resettle Syrian refugees under a United Nations-backed programme. 14-Oct-2017
Relief aid is saving lives, but world must tackle root cause of famine: conflict – UN chief New York, Oct 13: Until fighting stops and development takes root, communities and entire regions will continue to face hunger, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday, underscoring the link between conflict and famine. 13-Oct-2017
‘EmPOWER’ girls before, during and after crises, UN says on International Day of the Girl Child New York, Oct 11: The world’s 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy, and creativity – and the millions of girls in emergencies are no exception, the United Nations said on the International Day of the Girl Child, which kicks off a year-long effort to draw global attention to and action on the challenges and opportunities girls face before, during, and after crises. 12-Oct-2017
Security Council condemns attack on UN mission base in DR Congo New York, Oct 11: The United Nations Security Council has called on the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to investigate into, and bring to justice those behind Monday’s attack on a peacekeeping mission base in North Kivu that resulted in the deaths of two “blue helmets.” 11-Oct-2017
UN Treaty ‘beginning of the end for nuclear weapons,’ say Nobel Peace Prize winners New York, Oct 10: Speaking to journalists at the United Nations Headquarters, in New York, representatives of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize winner – International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) – urged countries around the globe to eliminate nuclear weapons. 10-Oct-2017
Fire in Mississauga leaves Syrian refugees homeless Mississauga, Oct 9: A Syrian family has become homeless after a fire struck a house and burnt completely in Mississauga on Saturday, media reports.said. 09-Oct-2017
Canadian man guilty of plotting terror attack targeting New York, to be sentenced in December Ottawa, Oct 8: A 19-year old Canadian teen, who had pleaded guilty of plotting a terror attack targeting New York, will be sentenced in December this year, media reports said. 08-Oct-2017
Mali: Security Council urges parties to adopt timeline for implementing peace agreement New York, Oct 7: The Security Council on Fridayexpressed a deep concern over the persistent delays in fully implementing key provisions of the peace agreement between the Government of Mali and the Plateforme and Coordination armed groups, urging the parties to adopt an agreed-upon timeline for implementation. 07-Oct-2017
Asylum and refugee protection represent ‘humanity at its best,’ says senior UN official New York, Oct 6: Warning of threats to the global asylum environment, the United Nations refugee agency’s protection chief on Thursday stressed the importance of sustained engagement by the international community to keep refugees high on the political agenda. 06-Oct-2017
Iraqi army recaptures Hawija, kills at least 196 IS militants Baghdad, Oct 5: Iraqi army claimed recapture of Hawija, an Islamic State (IS) stronghold on Wednesday, reports said. 05-Oct-2017
UN and partners aim to slash 90 per cent of cholera deaths by 2040 New York, Oct 4: A taskforce of United Nations and international partner agencies is gearing up to launch an ambitious new strategy to combat cholera – aiming to reduce deaths by 90 per cent by 2040, the UN health agency announced on Tuesday. 04-Oct-2017
UNICEF urges child-centred budget decisions for rebuilding of quake-hit areas in Mexico New York, Oct 3: The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called for putting children at the heart of public and private investment in reconstruction of the areas devastated by two major earthquakes in September. 03-Oct-2017
Las Vegas shooting : 20 killed, more than 100 injured ; Suspected gunman down Las Vegas, Oct 2: The toll in the Las Vegas concert shooting hast shot up to 20 and more than 100 are injured while the lone suspect is dead. 02-Oct-2017
UN health agency recommends large-scale deworming to improve children’s health New York, Sept 30: The suffering of those infected with parasitic intestinal can be drastically reduced with periodic deworming programmes with a single-tablet treatment, according to new guidelines approved by the United Nations health agency. 01-Oct-2017
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