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Some 300,000 Venezuelan children in Colombia need humanitarian assistance; UNICEF looks to boost response funding New York, Apr 30: Without increased support, the health, education and well-being of at least 327,000 children from Venezuela living as migrants and refugees in Colombia will be in jeopardy, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Monday. 30-Apr-2019
UN appeals for international support as flood waters rise in wake of second Mozambique cyclone New York, Apr 29: With Mozambique and Comoros battling heavy rains and raging flood waters in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth – the second major storm to hit southern Africa in the past six weeks – the United Nations and its humanitarian partners are supporting national authorities in assessing needs and providing help. 29-Apr-2019
New Mozambique storm rips off roofs, brings lashing rain as aid response kicks in New York, Apr 27: Tropical Cyclone Kenneth swept into northern Mozambique on Thursday evening bringing heavy rain and winds in excess of 225 kilometres per hour (140 miles per hour) after lashing the Comoros islands, where it claimed at least three lives, UN agencies said on Friday. 27-Apr-2019
Under-fives' daily screen time should be kept to 60 minutes only, warns WHO New York, Apr 25: Toddlers should spend no more than 60 minutes passively watching a screen every day, while babies under 12 months should have none, to ensure that they grow up fit and well, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, as part of a campaign to tackle the global obesity crisis. 25-Apr-2019
UN celebrates books as ‘bridges across cultures’ New York, Apr 24: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO has long celebrated the power of International Book and Copyright Day, marked on 23 April, but this year, special attention is being paid to the protection of indigenous languages, many of which are threatened with extinction. 24-Apr-2019
New Zealand creates new visa category for Christchurch attack victims family Wellington, Apr 23: New Zealand government created a special visa category on Tuesday for those directly impacted by the Christchurch terrorist attack and their families. 23-Apr-2019
Pentagon confirms death of one US soldier in Iraq Washington, April 22 : The Pentagon confirmed on Sunday one US soldier was killed in a non-combat related incident in Iraq. 22-Apr-2019
Killing of Egyptian peacekeeper in Mali ‘may constitute war crimes’ Guterres warns, urging ‘swift action’ New York, Apr 21: An improvised roadside mine which exploded hitting a UN peacekeeping convoy in Mali, killing one ‘blue helmet’ from Egypt, and wounding four others, may constitute a war crime, the UN Chief said on Saturday, as senior UN officials condemned the blast. 21-Apr-2019
UN condemns attack on Ebola treatment centre in DR Congo which left doctor dead, two others injured New York, Apr 20 : The UN has condemned an attack on an Ebola treatment centre in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Friday, which led to the death of a doctor working for the World Health Organization (WHO), and injured two others. 20-Apr-2019
As fighting in Libya escalates, so does number of children ‘at imminent risk of injury or death’ New York, Apr 19 : In and around Tripoli, an increasing number of children are “at imminent risk of injury or death” two senior United Nations officials warned on Thursday, citing a surge of aggression in crisis-torn Libya. 19-Apr-2019
UNESCO experts ready to assist reconstruction of iconic Notre Dame, following devastating blaze New York, Apr 17: Two-thirds of the largely medieval roof of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris have “gone” after the devastating fire in Paris on Monday evening, but UN cultural experts are standing by to offer help where it is needed in rebuilding the iconic structure. 17-Apr-2019
The National Museum of Qatar opens to the public New Delhi, Apr 15: Under the patronage of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar Museums has opened the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) to the public from 28 March 2019, welcoming the world to an unparalleled immersive experience housed in a new architectural masterpiece by Jean Nouvel. 15-Apr-2019
Ebola not an international ‘health emergency’ but risks spreading across DR Congo border, warns UN health agency New York, Apr 13: The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) “does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern”, according to a statement issued on Friday by the World Health Organization (WHO). 13-Apr-2019
Women must be at ‘centre of peacekeeping decision-making’, UN chief tells Security Council New York, Apr 12: Women’s rights, voices and participation must be at “the centre of peacekeeping decision-making”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday, describing them as “central to sustainable solutions” to challenges facing the Organization worldwide. 12-Apr-2019
‘A trusted voice’ for social justice: Guterres celebrates 100 years of the International Labour Organization New York, Apr 11: The International Labour Organization (ILO) has been “a trusted voice” to “ensure social justice in every corner of our world”, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday, at a high-level meeting to commemorate the centenary of what was the first ever United Nations agency. 11-Apr-2019
Libyan national conference postponed, nearly 500,000 children at ‘direct risk’ from fighting around Tripoli New York, Apr 10: An imminent UN-led Libyan conference seeking to set up elections for the war-ravaged, oil-rich country has been postponed because of ongoing clashes near the capital, the top United Nations official in the country said on Tuesday. 10-Apr-2019
Praising Roma’s contributions in Europe, UN expert urges end to rising intolerance and hate speech New York, Apr 9: An independent United Nations expert called on Monday for immediate action to end discrimination and combat racist rhetoric against Roma, Europe’s largest minority group. 09-Apr-2019
25 years on from genocide against the Tutsi, UN Chief warns of ‘dangerous trends of rising xenophobia, racism and intolerance’ New York, Apr 8: In a message to commemorate the 25-year anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi, during which Hutu and others who opposed the genocide were also killed, UN chief António Guterres has warned of dangerous trends of rising xenophobia, racism and intolerance in many parts of the world. 08-Apr-2019
Over 1,600 Syrians return home from Jordan, Lebanon over past 24 hours: Russian Military Moscow, Apr 6: Over 1,600 Syrian refugees have returned to their home country from Jordan and Lebanon over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Refugee Reception, Distribution and Settlement said on Saturday. 06-Apr-2019
‘The welfare of the Libyan people’ the UN’s sole agenda for the country, says Guterres in Tripoli New York, Apr 5: Helping to promote a “Libyan-led and Libyan owned political solution” to resolve years of instability and insecurity there that puts the “welfare of the Libyan people” first, is the sole agenda of the United Nations within the country, Secretary-General António Guterres told a press conference in the nation’s capital, Tripoli on Thursday. 05-Apr-2019
Lack of basic water facilities risks millions of lives globally: UN health agency New York, Apr 4 : More than two billion people face grave health risks because basic water facilities are not available in one in four medical centres globally, the UN has said, in an appeal to countries to do more to prevent the transmission of treatable infections that can turn deadly if not washed or flushed, away. 04-Apr-2019
Help prevent children ‘from becoming victims in the first place’, implores Guterres at campaign launch New York, Apr 3: From killing and maiming, to recruitment, sexual abuse and abduction, “violence against children in armed conflict can take many forms”, said Secretary-General António Guterres, in a special message delivered at the launch of a new UN advocacy campaign on Tuesday - Act to Protect Children Affected by Conflict. 03-Apr-2019
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