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Yemen: ‘A great first step’ UN declares as aid team accesses grain silo which can feed millions New York, Feb 28: The first assessment of a major UN aid storage facility in war-torn Yemen has been carried out since it was cut off by fighting last September, the Organization reported on Wednesday, hailing it as “a great first step”. 28-Feb-2019
Hanoi Summit: Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un meet, shake hands Hanoi, Feb 27: In a major move, US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have begun their second summit in Vietnam city Hanoi on Wednesday. 27-Feb-2019
Tensions escalate in Venezuela, civilians killed and injured: top UN officials lament excessive use of force by authorities New York, Feb 25: As tensions escalated on Saturday at various points along Venezuela’s borders with Colombia and Brazil, as well as within the country itself, resulting in the death and injury of various civilians, the United Nations chief, António Guterres, and the head of the UN human rights office (OHCHR), Michelle Bachelet, expressed their shock and appealed for calm. 25-Feb-2019
Women and human rights: Front and centre at the Oscar ceremony this year New York, Feb 24: Gender equality, the marginalization of indigenous languages, migration, the refugee crisis, the lives of domestic workers, poverty… All these issues which are at the heart of the United Nations’ work, are also front and centre in some of the films celebrated this year at the Academy Awards. 24-Feb-2019
Not enough resettlement solutions for refugees worldwide, says UN New York, Feb 20: Despite record numbers of people forcibly displaced across borders, with 1.2 million in need of a new permanent place to call home last year, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) released new data on Tuesday showing that only 55,700 of them – 4.7 per cent – were able to be resettled in 2018. 20-Feb-2019
Country origin ‘best predictor of outcome’ for children with cancer, UN experts say New York, Feb 16:Each year, an estimated 215 000 cancers are diagnosed in children under-15, and about 85 000 cancers in those aged 15–19 years, the cancer research agency of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. 16-Feb-2019
‘New tech’ business model threatens decent work conditions, warns UN New York, Feb 14: Unemployment is down globally but workers’ conditions have not improved, the UN said on Wednesday, warning that some businesses driven by new technology “threaten to undermine” hard-won social gains of recent decades. 14-Feb-2019
Engaging women and girls in science ‘vital’ for Sustainable Development Goals New York, Feb 12: Boosting the number of women and girls entering careers involving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) is vital to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, UN chief António Guterres said on Monday, in a message to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. 12-Feb-2019
Earthquake hits Iran, tremors felt in UAE Tehran, Feb 10: An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale hit Iran on Sunday as tremors of it were felt in the UAE, as per USGS website. 10-Feb-2019
Scale of displacement across Myanmar ‘very difficult to gauge’, says UN refugee agency New York, Feb 9: Concern over escalating violence in Myanmar’s Chin and Rakhine states continues to grow, with civilians reportedly forced to flee both internally, and across the border into Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have already sought shelter. 09-Feb-2019
Guterres underlines climate action urgency, as UN weather agency confirms record global warming New York, Feb 7: In the wake of data released by the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO), showing the past four years were officially the ‘four warmest on record,’ UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for urgent climate action and increased ambition, ahead of his climate summit in September. 07-Feb-2019
Dramatic drop in South Sudan political violence since peace agreement signing New York, Feb 6: Since the signing of a September 2018 deal between the South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and his political rival and former deputy Riek Machar to end conflict in the country, political violence has “dropped dramatically,” David Shearer, head of the UN Mission in South Sudan told reporters on Tuesday. 06-Feb-2019
As inequality grows, the UN fights for a fairer world New York, Feb 5: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – the UN’s blueprint for a better and more sustainable future for all – calls for a reduction in inequality between and within countries. Nevertheless, global inequality is increasing. So what can be done? 05-Feb-2019
UN chief hopes for new agreement after Israel concludes international observation mission New York, Feb 3: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres expressed his gratitude to the Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH), West Bank, after Israel decided not to renew its mandate. 03-Feb-2019
UN chief welcomes new Government in Lebanon, after eight-month impasse New York, Feb 2: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed, on Friday, the announcement of a new Government in Lebanon; the result of eight months of negotiation, following general elections last May. 02-Feb-2019
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