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Africa’s Sahel must be a top priority for UN peacebuilding efforts, says commission New York, June 30: The vast Sahel region of Africa, which is facing multiple threats and challenges – including destructive climate change, drought, terrorism and organized crime – must continue to be a top priority for United Nations peacebuilding efforts, the Security Council heard on Friday. 30-Jun-2018
‘Global care crisis’ set to affect 2.3 billion people warns UN labour agency New York, June 29: A “global care crisis” is looming which could affect 2.3 billion people by 2030, United Nations work experts warned on Thursday, highlighting the potential for greater inequality in a sector where women already perform “more than three-quarters” of all unpaid work. 29-Jun-2018
Rise in number of children killed, maimed and recruited in conflict: UN report New York, June 28: More than 10,000 children were killed or maimed in conflict last year while more than 8,000 youngsters were recruited or used as combatants, the United Nations reported on Wednesday. 28-Jun-2018
UN global counter-terrorism strategy review an ‘overarching vision for the future’: Assembly President New York, June 27: While there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution to address the challenges posed by terrorism worldwide, international cooperation is key to counter the scourge, the President of the United Nations General Assembly said on Tuesday, as the body adopted a review of the UN’s global counter-terrorism strategy. 27-Jun-2018
Easing funding woes for UN agency assisting Palestine refugees a ‘wise investment for today and the future’ New York, June 26: A pledging conference on Monday for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) aimed to address the body’s chronic funding shortfall and also examine long-term priorities. 26-Jun-2018
US transgender woman removed from restaurant when she refuses to show ID to access bathroom Washington, June 25: A transgender woman in the US alleged that she was forcibly removed from a restaurant in Washington when she did not show her ID to use the women's bathroom. 25-Jun-2018
UN chief condemns explosion at election rally in Zimbabwe that injured dozens, including senior politicians New York, June 25: The UN Secretary-General has condemned an explosion which took place at an election rally in Zimbabwe on Saturday, not long after President Emmerson Mnangagwa left the stage after addressing the crowd, according to news reports. 25-Jun-2018
Saudi Arabia's driving ban lifted, women drive on streets Jeddah, June 24: Saudi Arabia witnessed a history on Sunday when women in the nation were allowed to drive, ending an age-old driving ban on the eves. 24-Jun-2018
Stigmatized, shunned and shamed, International Widows’ Day draws attention to their unique needs New York, June 23: The loss of a spouse or partner is often devastating, but for many women it is magnified by a “long-term struggle” for basic needs, human rights and dignity, according to UN Women, in a message to mark International Widows’ Day. 22-Jun-2018
Conflict and climate change challenge sustainable development effort: UN report New York, June 20 : Although more people are leading better lives than a decade ago, persistent poverty and hunger, as well as rapid urbanization, are challenging global efforts to create a more just and equitable world, according to a United Nations report launched on Wednesday. 20-Jun-2018
On World Day to Combat Desertification, UN shines spotlight on ‘true value’ of land New York, June 20: Land is not a limitless resource and ignoring its role in our everyday lives threatens food and water supplies, biodiversity and the security of us all, the United Nations agency that fights desertification worldwide has said. 20-Jun-2018
Kim Jong Un to visit China today Beijing, June 19: North Korea leader Kim Jong Un will visit China on June 19, Xinhua reported. 18-Jun-2018
Rising CO2 may increase dangerous weather extremes, whatever happens to global temperatures London, June 18: New research from the University of Oxford and collaborators at several other institutions provides compelling evidence that meeting the global warming target of 1.5°C may not be enough to limit the damage caused by extreme weather. 18-Jun-2018
On World Day to Combat Desertification, UN shines spotlight on ‘true value’ of land New York, June 17: Land is not a limitless resource and ignoring its role in our everyday lives threatens food and water supplies, biodiversity and the security of us all, the United Nations agency that fights desertification worldwide has said. 17-Jun-2018
Heat-resistant crops, ‘green’ infrastructure, can prepare Near East and North Africa to better tackle droughts – UN agency New York, June 16: Countries in the Near-East and North Africa, where chronic water shortages are sure to worsen due to climate change, must take pro-active steps to become more resilient against droughts, the United Nations agriculture agency said on Friday. 16-Jun-2018
UN rushes to deliver aid as key Yemeni port city is ‘shelled and bombarded’ New York, June 15: As the Yemeni port city of Hodeida continues to come under attack from Saudi-led coalition forces on Thursday, seeking to drive out Houthi rebels who control the city, the United Nations and humanitarian partners are rushing to provide life-saving assistance to thousands of vulnerable families there. 15-Jun-2018
At least 2.5 million migrants were smuggled in 2016, first UN global study shows New York, June 14: According to the first ever Global Study on Smuggling of Migrants, released by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Wednesday, at least 2.5 million migrants were smuggled during the course of 2016. 14-Jun-2018
UN chief welcomes formation of unity government in Madagascar New York, June 13: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the formation on Monday of a government of national unity in Madagascar led by a non-partisan Prime Minister, as requested by the nation’s leading constitutional court. 13-Jun-2018
With realities shifting in Darfur, operations on the ground ‘must change’, urges UN official New York, June 12: The African Union-United Nations Hybrid Mission in Darfur “must change” in accordance with the shifting realities on the ground, the Organization’s top peacekeeping official said on Monday, highlighting the need to “closely link” the mission’s drawdown to the scaling up of both peacekeeping and development activities. 12-Jun-2018
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong meets Donald Trump Mumbai, June 11: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had a four-eye meeting with President of the United States (US) Donald J Trump at the Istana on Monday. 11-Jun-2018
Central Asia bloc has important role in “peace, stability and prosperity” beyond region, says Deputy UN chief New York, June 10: At its annual heads of State summit on Sunday, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed stressed that the political, economic and security power of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) have impacts beyond the region. 10-Jun-2018
Hunger surges amid deadly conflicts, poor weather conditions in many countries – UN agriculture agency New York, June 8: Despite ample food supplies, persistent conflicts and adverse climate shocks are taking a toll on global food security, according to a new report launched on Thursday by the United Nation’s agriculture agency. 08-Jun-2018
Universal access to modern energy is ‘catalyst of inclusivity’ – deputy UN chief New York, June 7: No single entity is large enough or has all the necessary skillsets to deliver the 2030 Agenda on its own, the United Nations deputy chief told a high-level meeting on the issue of transforming energy access in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). 07-Jun-2018
‘Spotlight Initiative’ can make violence against women a thing of the past, says UN deputy chief New York, June 6: The launch of a new partnership between the United Nations and European Union, is an essential tool to make violence against women and girls “a thing of the past”, said UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Tuesday. 06-Jun-2018
‘Social drivers’ must be confronted in fight against tuberculosis says UN chief New York, June 5: Winning the fight against Tuberculosis requires that “social drivers” of the disease – especially poverty and inequality – are tackled head on, the United Nations Secretary-General said today, urging greater efforts to provide universal health coverage and combat the growing threat of anti-microbial resistance. 05-Jun-2018
Berlin: Police officer shoots knife-yielding man Berlin, June 4: The police on Sunday shot a knife-yielding man in Berlin city of Germany. 04-Jun-2018
‘Favour dialogue’ over violence, UN chief urges all parties following clashes in Mali’s capital New York, June 3: The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for “calm and restraint” on Saturday, following violent clashes between demonstrators and riot police in Mali’s capital Bamako. 03-Jun-2018
Nicaragua: UN condemns loss of lives in protest-related violence; calls on Government to allow in UN rights monitors New York, June 2: The United Nations has called on Nicaragua to allow access to the Organization’s human rights arm into the country amid reports that over 100 people have been killed and more than 1,000 injured in over six weeks of anti-Governments protests. 02-Jun-2018
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