Conflicts, climatic change drive food insecurity and undernourishment in sub-Saharan Africa – UN
New York, Nov 17: Adverse climatic conditions, a sluggish global economy and conflicts are key factors driving food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa, the United Nations agriculture agency said on Thursday. Read more>>
In Vancouver, UN peacekeeping chief outlines ‘very serious challenge’ facing Mali operation
New York, Nov 16: The “very serious challenge” facing peacekeepers with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) makes it vital that additional efforts are made for the four-year-old operation to fulfil its mandate, the UN peacekeeping chief has said.   Read more>>
Largest gathering of defence ministers dedicated to UN peacekeeping to kick off in Vancouver
New York, Nov 14: It is extremely critical that “major gaps” in equipment and staff needed to maintain United Nations peacekeeping operations are filled “in the shortest time possible” Atul Khare, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Field Support, said ahead of a major gathering of global defence ministers in Canada.   Read more>>
Over 200 people killed as 7.3M earthquake strikes Iraq-Iran border
Baghdad/Tehran, Nov 13: Over 200 people have died after a quake with magnitude 7.3 struck the border region of Iraq and Iran, local Mehr news agency reported.   Read more>>

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