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On eve of Gaza border protest anniversary, UN’s top humanitarian official for Palestine calls for calm New York, Mar 30: With a large protest planned on Saturday in Gaza, and border shootings by Israeli security forces which have left nearly 200 Palestinians dead over the past year, the UN’s top humanitarian official in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (oPt), Jamie McGoldrick, on Friday called for calm from all sides to prevent further bloodshed. 30-Mar-2019
Central Mali: Top UN genocide prevention official sounds alarm over recent ethnically-targeted killings New York, Mar 29: The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, expressed on Thursday his deepest concern and strongly condemned recent attacks against villages in Mali, including mass-killings last weekend in the Mopti region, which left 160 dead, including some 50 children, according to the UN human rights office (OHCHR). 29-Mar-2019
‘Race against time’ to help women who bore brunt of Cyclone Idai: UN reproductive health agency New York, Mar 28: As the full extent of destruction caused by Cyclone Idai across southern Africa continues to be assessed, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Wednesday it was in “a race against time” to protect women who bore the brunt of the storm as they tried to save their households and livelihoods. 28-Mar-2019
Brazilian officer a ‘stellar example’ of why more women are needed in UN peacekeeping New York, Mar 27: Training gender advisors and focal points in the Central African Republic (CAR) has earned a Brazilian United Nations peacekeeper a special gender advocate award, it was announced on Tuesday. 27-Mar-2019
UN urges 'maximum restraint' as Israel-Hamas tensions rise over rocket attack New York, Mar 26: The UN Secretary-General said he was “gravely concerned” by the firing of a rocket from Gaza deep into Israel on Monday which reportedly injured seven people, including three children, north of the capital Tel Aviv. 26-Mar-2019
Israel's army boosts forces following Gaza rocket attack Jerusalem, Mar 25: Israel's army mobilized forces on Monday morning, reinforcing troops along the Gaza border and at Iron Dome anti-rocket system batteries after a Gaza rocket hit an Israeli home. 25-Mar-2019
UN condemns ‘unspeakable’ attack that leaves scores dead in central Mali New York, Mar 24: The United Nations has strongly condemned the armed attack on a village in restive central Mali which reportedly left at least 134 people dead and dozens wounded early on Saturday. 24-Mar-2019
Hunger, displacement and disease: 4.3 million people remain in dire need of aid in Chad New York, Mar 23: With Chad at a crossroads of life-threatening challenges ranging from violence to drought, the United Nations and its humanitarian partners appealed on Thursday for $476 million to support the most vulnerable of 4.3 million people relying on aid in the African country. 23-Mar-2019
More children killed by unsafe water, than bullets, says UNICEF chief New York, Mar 22: A lack of safe water, is far deadlier for children than war in more than a dozen conflict-affected countries, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday, in a report launched to coincide with World Water Day, marked on 22 March. 22-Mar-2019
Venezuela: ‘A worrying destabilizing factor in the region’, Bachelet tells Human Rights Council New York, Mar 21: Expressing deep concern at the “magnitude and gravity of the human rights impact” of Venezuela’s current crisis, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said on Wednesday that the country had become “a worrying destabilizing factor in the region.” 21-Mar-2019
Safe drinking water, sanitation, are ‘basic human rights’: new UN Water Development report New York, Mar 20: Safe water and access to proper sanitation are essential to eradicate poverty, build peaceful societies and ensure that no one is left behind on the path towards sustainable development, according to the 2019 UN World Water Development Report, launched on Tuesday in Geneva. 20-Mar-2019
What is ‘South-South cooperation’ and why does it matter? New York, Mar 19: This week in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, over one thousand people, including high level government delegations and representatives from the private sector and civil society, will gather for the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation, or BAPA+40. 19-Mar-2019
UN standing with Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique as Southern Africa death toll from deadly cyclone mounts New York, Mar 18: The UN chief has expressed his sadness at the loss of life and displacement across Zimbabwe, as a result of the deadly Tropical Cyclone Idai, which has pounded Southern Africa in recent days, leaving at least 150 dead in Malawi alone, according to latest news reports. 18-Mar-2019
Facebook removes 1.5 million videos of the New Zealand mosque attacks New York, Mar 17: Social media giant Facebook on Sunday said in the past 24 hours 1.5 million videos globally of the New Zealand mosque attack has been removed. 17-Mar-2019
‘Stand united against anti-Muslim hatred’ urges Guterres, after mosque shootings in New Zealand leave 49 dead New York, Mar 16: The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged the international community to ‘stand united against anti-Muslim hatred’ following a mass shooting in New Zealand on Friday targeting two mosques, which has left at least 49 dead and many others wounded, some critically. 15-Mar-2019
New Zealand witnesses 'darkest day' as twin mosque attacks kill 49 in Christchurch Christchurch, Mar 15: New Zealand lived a horrifying Friday when gunmen attacked two mosques in Christchurch city and killed at least 49 people, evoking worldwide condemnation as Prime Minister Jacinda Arden called it the country's darkest day. At least 48 people were hurt in the attacks. 15-Mar-2019
Humanity 'at a crossroads' as damage to planet poses growing risk to health, UN environment agency warns New York, Mar 14: Human activity is damaging the planet so badly, exacerbated by climate change, that it will increasingly put our health at risk, warns a major report from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), released on Wednesday at the UN Environment Assembly, currently taking place in Nairobi. 14-Mar-2019
DR Congo: ‘New waves of violence’ likely, UN warns, unless State acts to prevent intercommunal reprisals New York, Mar 13: "New waves of violence” could erupt "at any time" in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN rights office warned on Tuesday, unless the Government acts to ease “tensions and resentment” between the two communities involved. 13-Mar-2019
Ethiopian Airlines plane crash: Black box recovered Nairobi, Mar 11: The black box of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines flight has been recovered, media reports said on Monday. 11-Mar-2019
Ethiopian Airlines crashes, no survivors feared Nairobi, Mar 10: All passengers, who were travelling in a Ethiopian Airlines jet , died after the plane crashed on Sunday, officials said. 10-Mar-2019
Peace deal holds in South Sudan, but humanitarian funding ‘ultimately unsustainable,’ says top UN envoy New York, Mar 9: September’s UN-backed South Sudan peace agreement is holding and has led to positive change, but tens of thousands of civilians in the war-weary nation are still reliant of life-saving humanitarian assistance, and time is running out. This was the message that David Shearer, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for South Sudan, relayed to the Security Council on Friday. 09-Mar-2019
Over 900 Syrian refugees return home from abroad over past 24 hours: Russian Military Moscow, Mar 8: More than 900 Syrian refugees have returned to their home country from neighboring Jordan and Lebanon over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides and Refugee Migration Monitoring said on Friday. 08-Mar-2019
Security Council discusses chemical weapons use in Syria following latest global watchdog report New York, Mar 7: The UN Security Council met behind closed doors on Wednesday, to discuss the latest findings of the global chemical weapons watchdog in Syria, which concluded that there were “reasonable grounds” that a chemical attack took place during the crucial battle for control of Eastern Ghouta, last April. 07-Mar-2019
Break taboo around menstruation, act to end ‘disempowering’ discrimination, say UN experts New York, Mar 6: A group of seven United Nations rights experts issued a clarion call on Tuesday to break the taboo around menstrual health for women and girls that persists in many parts of the world and take concrete action to end “disempowering” discrimination. 06-Mar-2019
Air pollution, the ‘silent killer’ that claims seven million lives a year: Rights council hears New York, Mar 5: Shifting to renewable energy could save up to 150 million lives by the end of the century amid concerns that six billion people regularly inhale air “so polluted that it puts their life, health and well-being at risk”, a UN-appointed independent rights expert said on Monday. 05-Mar-2019
Syrians ‘exposed to brutality every day’ as thousands continue fleeing ISIL’s last stand New York, Mar 2: In eastern Syria, 13,000 people have arrived at a protection camp in just the last week, after fleeing fighting in the last ISIL extremist stronghold in Deir-Ez-Zor governorate, the UN’s emergency coordination office, OCHA, said on Friday. 02-Mar-2019
Easing fears and promoting gender equality in Chad’s girls-only classrooms New York, Mar 1: A teacher holds up a drawing of an adolescent girl who has just been caught unawares by her first menstruation cycle, while at school. She’s addressing neat rows of young women sitting in class, in the town of Bol, in Chad. 01-Mar-2019
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