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Human trafficking cases hit a 13-year record high, new UN report shows New York, Jan 30: The latest Global Report On Trafficking In Persons, released on Tuesday by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) at UN headquarters in New York, shows a record-high number of cases detected during 2016, but also the largest recorded conviction rate of traffickers. 30-Jan-2019
UN chief of peace operations honours fallen Chadian ‘blue helmets’ serving in northern Mali New York, Jan 29: After 10 Chadian peacekeepers serving with the United Nations mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were killedin a terrorist attack on 20 January, the UN chief of peace operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, went to N’Djamena, the capital of Chad, to pay tribute to them on Monday in a ceremony organised by the Government. 29-Jan-2019
UN political chief calls for dialogue to ease tensions in Venezuela; Security Council divided over path to end crisis New York, Jan 27: The top UN political official told the Security Council on Saturday that dialogue and cooperation were vital to ending the crisis in Venezuela, but during a contentious debate, Council members disagreed over the appropriate response to mass protests in the South American country and competing claims to the presidency. 27-Jan-2019
UN chief welcomes announcement by Emir of Qatar to allocate $50 million to support Syrian refugees, displaced persons Mew York, Jan 26: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the announcement by the Emir of Qatar to allocate $50 million to support Syrian refugees and displaced persons affected by the recent severe weather in the Middle East. 26-Jan-2019
Sudan: Amidst deaths, injuries, imprisonments, UNICEF stresses children’s protection ‘at all times’ New York, Jan 24: Children are likely among the dead during a month of nationwide protests in Sudan with “scores” of others injured and detained, according to a top UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official, who spelled out that “children should never be targeted nor used or exploited”. 24-Jan-2019
Migrants and refugees face higher risk of developing ill-health, says UN report on displaced people in Europe New York, Jan 22: European authorities are “struggling” to meet the needs of irregular migrants and refugees who are wrongly accused of spreading sickness among host communities, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, at the launch of its first report on the subject. 22-Jan-2019
Ten UN peacekeepers killed in a terrorist attack in northern Mali New York, Jan 21: Ten ‘blue helmets’ from the United Nations Stabilization Mission In Mali (MINUSMA) were killed on Sunday following a complex terrorist attack against the mission’s camp in Aguelhok, in the Kidal region, northern Mali. 21-Jan-2019
Unknown gunmen kill Thai Buddhist monks in temple located in Muslim Malays majority area Bangkok: Unknown gunmen attacked and shot dead two Buddhist monks in a Thailand temple located at Su Ngai Padi district of Narathiwat province, triggering tension in the area which has seen clashes between ethnic Malay-Muslim rebels and the Buddhist-majority Thai state over the years. 20-Jan-2019
Australia: Police arrest one person over Israeli student's killing Melbourne, Jan 18: The police have arrested a man in connection with the killing of a 21-year-old Israeli student in Melbourne city of Australia. 18-Jan-2019
Nairobi hotel siege over: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Nairobi, Jan 16: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday confirmed that the siege by suspected terrorists at a hotel compound in Nairobi city is over. 16-Jan-2019
World ‘not yet on track’ to ensure children a better future: UN rights chief New York, Jan 15: Some Member States have fallen short of offering a better future to children who continue to die prematurely or fall victim to poverty, trafficking and slavery, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday. 15-Jan-2019
Cargo plane with 16 on board crashes in Iran Tehran, Jan 14: A cargo plane with 16 on board crashed in Iran's Alborz province during landing on Monday morning, reports said. 14-Jan-2019
Saudi teen Rahaf arrives in Canada where she has been granted asylum Toronto, Jan 13: A Saudi teenager, who has been escaping from her family, has arrived in Canada after the nation granted her asylum. 13-Jan-2019
Libya: ‘Substantial civilian casualties’ in Derna, UN humanitarian chief ‘deeply concerned’ New York, Jan 12: Increasing hostilities in the oil-rich city of Derna are becoming an increasing source of concern said the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya on Friday, following an intensification in fighting which has resulted in “substantial civilian casualties”. 12-Jan-2019
Storms and snow in Lebanon worsen plight for Syrian refugees New York, Jan 11: Storm-force winds and snow across Lebanon have worsened the plight for tens of thousands of Syrian refugees who’ve been forced from their homes by nearly eight years of conflict, a top UN humanitarian official said on Thursday. 11-Jan-2019
Armed insurgency in north-east Nigeria ‘has created a humanitarian tragedy’ New York, Jan 10 : Following an upsurge in violence in north-east Nigeria, which was brought to global attention five years ago with the abduction by Boko Haram extremists of the Chibok schoolgirls, tens of thousands of innocent civilians continue to flee, prompting “grave concern” from the United Nations envoy there. 10-Jan-2019
Human Rights Watch urges Thailand government to halt deportation of Saudi woman Bangkok, Jan 7: Thailand authorities should immediately halt the planned deportation of a Saudi woman who says she is fleeing domestic abuse and fears for her safety if forcibly returned to Saudi Arabia, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. 06-Jan-2019
The ‘abuse of food relief in Yemen’ must end now New Delhi, Jan 5: On Friday, the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) demanded that the stealing of food by warring factions in Yemen must stop immediately; and welcomed a statement from Houthi rebel leaders saying that the situation was now under investigation. 05-Jan-2019
Deadly Mali attack to be investigated by UN rights experts New York, Jan 4: An attack on a village in central Mali earlier this week in which at least 37 civilians died, is to be investigated with the help of United Nations human rights experts, the UN stabilization mission in the country (MINUSMA), announced on Thursday. 04-Jan-2019
Powering up health care in Sub-Saharan Africa New York, Jan 3: Solar power is helping make universal healthcare a reality in places where unreliable power supplies regularly affect access to vital services, and can out people’s lives at risk, thanks to support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 03-Jan-2019
Attack on UN compound in Somalia may be New York, Jan 2: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres strongly condemned Tuesday’s attacks against the UN compound in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, saying that intentionally attacking UN personnel may constitute "a violation of international humanitarian law.” 02-Jan-2019
UN refugee agency presses States to aid 49 refugees stranded on Mediterranean New York, Jan 1: The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), on the last day of 2018, called on UN Member States to urgently offer safe ports of disembarkation for 49 refugees and migrants, including young children, aboard rescue vessels in the Mediterranean Sea. 01-Jan-2019
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