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US President Donald Trump signs order to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open Washington, Jan 31: US President Donald Trump, delivering his first State of the Union address, said he has signed an executive order on Tuesday that will keep the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba operational for indefinite period of time. 31-Jan-2018
New UN funding to help sustain critical aid programmes for hundreds of thousands in Ethiopia New York, Jan 30: The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) – a pool of funding which supports critical relief operations around the world – has allocated $10 million to help meet the life-saving needs of the most vulnerable people displaced due to conflict in Ethiopia. 30-Jan-2018
Bridging gap between relief and development can meet immediate needs, lessen vulnerability – UN chief New York, Jan 29: A surge in conflict-induced needs in Africa and the Middle East, coupled with an increase in climate shocks that pummel the most vulnerable everywhere, have given fresh urgency to calls for the international community to work in a new way that not only ends humanitarian needs but reduces them over time, United Nations Secretary-GeneralAntónio Guterres said Sunday. 29-Jan-2018
In Addis Ababa, Guterres says partnership with African Union is fundamental to work of the UN New York, Jan 28: Strong cooperation with the African Union (AU) is essential for the United Nations to be able to fulfill its mandate, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Saturday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the two organizations signed a new agreement to bolster their collaboration on range of global issues. 28-Jan-2018
Overcrowded boat capsizes off Yemen coast, 30 drowned; UN agencies condemn smugglers New York, Jan 27: At least 30 refugees and migrants drowned when their boat capsized off the coast of Aden, Yemen, the United Nations reported on Friday, saying the overcrowded vessel was believed to have been operated by unscrupulous smugglers who were trying to extort money from the passengers. 27-Jan-2018
Now is the time to invest in the future of America: Donald Trump Davos, Jan 26: In his first appearance in the World Economic Forum, US President Donald Trump on Friday said it was now the time to 'invest in the 'future of America'. 26-Jan-2018
UN chief condemns double bombing in Libyan city of Benghazi New York, Jan 25: Condemning the double bombing in the Libyan city of Benghazi, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres underscored that there can be no military solution to the crisis plaguing the country. 25-Jan-2018
US designates Indian-origin ISIS man Siddhartha Dhar as global terrorist Washington, Jan 24: In a major development, the US Department of State has designated two ISIS members, Siddhartha Dhar and Abdelatif Gaini, as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs). 24-Jan-2018
Congress passes bill, US shutdown ends Washington, Jan 23: Republicans and Democrats voted for a temporary funding bill that has ended the partial shutdown of the US government, reports said. 23-Jan-2018
US to open embassy in Jerusalem before the end of next year: US Vice President Mike Pence announces during Israel visit Washington, Jan 22: In yet another major development in the political paradigm of Israel and Palestine, US Vice President Mike Pence has announced that his nation will open its embassy in Jerusalem 'before the end of next year'. 22-Jan-2018
Syrian children succumb to freezing temperatures while crossing into Lebanon – UNICEF Washington, Jan 21: At least 12 Syrians, including two children, lost their lives to the bitter cold in eastern Lebanon as they tried to enter the country, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported Saturday, warning that there are fears more could be trapped along the route. 21-Jan-2018
Shutdown is a nice present of Democrats on first anniversary: US President Donald Trump Washington, Jan 20: US President Donald Trump attacked the Democrats over the government shutdown and said it was a 'nice presented' gifted to him on first anniversary in power. 20-Jan-2018
Amid 'dramatic deterioration' in DR Congo, UN and partners launch $1.68 billion aid appeal New York, Jan 19: Warning of a “dramatic deterioration” in the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) over the last 12 months, United Nations agencies and relief partners on Thursday launched the largest-ever funding appeal for the vast central African country. 19-Jan-2018
Intensified fighting across Syria having 'devastating' impact on civilians, warn UN agencies New York, Jan 18: Intensification in hostilities across Syria is having a “devastating” impact on civilians, United Nations agencies in the war-ravaged country said Wednesday, warning that the fighting is also severely limiting life-saving humanitarian operations. 18-Jan-2018
Syria: Uptick in violence exacerbates already dire situation, says UN food relief agency New York, Jan 17: On top of the already-desperate conditions in Syria’s war-ravaged East Ghouta and north-west Idlib governorate, a violence upsurge is intensifying insecurity, the United Nations food relief agency said Tuesday. 17-Jan-2018
Progress against hunger, poverty hinges on empowering indigenous women – UN agriculture chief New York, Jan 16: Empowering indigenous women – who have higher malnutrition rates than any other social group and typically earn far less than men – is key to successfully fighting hunger and extreme poverty, the United Nations agriculture chief has said. 16-Jan-2018
A bloody start to 2018 in Syria; Over 30 children killed in two weeks – UNICEF New York, Jan 15: Only in the first 14 days of the year, more than 30 children have been killed in escalating violence in Syria's East Ghouta, where an estimated 200,000 children have been trapped under siege since 2013, the top United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) official in the Middle Eastern country said Sunday. 15-Jan-2018
UN rights office urges Tunisian authorities to ensure freedom of peaceful assembly New York, Jan 13: The United Nations human rights office on Friday called on the authorities in Tunisia to ensure that protestors are not arrested in an arbitrary manner, and that all those detained are treated with full respect for their due process rights and other fundamental guarantees. 13-Jan-2018
UN agencies call for funds to reverse food ration cuts for refugees in Rwanda New York, Jan 12: United Nations humanitarian agencies on Thursday called for more donor funding to reverse a 25 per cent reduction in food or cash assistance for more than 100,000 refugees in Rwanda. 12-Jan-2018
Tragic start to New Year for migrants as hundreds feared dead in Mediterranean – UN New York, Jan 11: A little more than a week into the New Year, close to 200 migrants or refugees have reportedly died or gone missing in the Mediterranean Sea – with up to 100 unaccounted for since Saturday, the United Nations migration agency said Wednesday. 11-Jan-2018
Rohingya children trapped in 'appalling' conditions in Myanmar's Rakhine state – UNICEF New York, Jan 10: While the eyes of the world are on Myanmar's northern Rakhine and Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, more than 60,000 Rohingya children remain nearly forgotten, trapped in appalling camps in central Rakhine where the shelters teeter on stilts above garbage and excrement, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported Tuesday. 10-Jan-2018
Syria: 13 million people in desperate need as seventh war-torn winter sets in, UN warns New York, Jan 9: With millions of desperate people across Syria now facing their seventh winter of war, the United Nations warned on Tuesday that intensified military operations in the country's north are forcing families to flee, in the cold, to areas without enough resources to support them. 09-Jan-2018
Syria: Blast kills at least 23 in rebel stronghold Idlib Damascus, Jan 8: At least 23 people have been reportedly killed in a blast in Syria's Idlib city, reports said. 08-Jan-2018
UN announces special probe into attacks on peacekeepers in eastern DR Congo New York, Jan 7: The United Nations is launching a special investigation into attacks on peacekeepers in restive eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), one month after 15 'blue helmets' were killed and dozens wounded in the deadliest single assault on a UN mission in nearly a quarter century. 07-Jan-2018
UN readying training guidelines to help cabin crews identify, report human trafficking New York, Jan 5: The United Nations is taking the global combat against human trafficking into the skies as the Organization's human rights office and its Montreal-based civil aviation agency begin putting the final touches on training guidelines that could help airline cabin crew spot possible victims. 05-Jan-2018
UN aid wing sounds alarm on behalf of civilians caught up in rising violence in northern Syria New York, Jan 4: The United Nations humanitarian wing and its partners in Syria on Wednesday expressed deep concern about the protection and wellbeing of tens of thousands of civilians in north-eastern Hama and southern Idlib governorates, following increased hostilities, which have reportedly resulted in scores of deaths and injuries and displacement in the area. 04-Jan-2018
Somalia: UN voices deep concern at reported destruction of housing for displaced persons New York, Jan 3: A senior United Nations official in Somalia expressed deep concern over reports of the unannounced destruction of settlements for internally displaced persons (IDPs) as well as humanitarian infrastructure in Mogadishu. 03-Jan-2018
On New Year's Day, UNICEF challenges nations to join fight to help more newborns survive first days of life New York, Jan 2: Nearly 386,000 babies will be born on New Year's Day – some 90 per cent in less developed regions – and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is challenging nations around the world to make sure more newborns survive their first days of life. 02-Jan-2018
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