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Harness ‘immense’ potential offered by migration, UN officials urge at global forum New York, June 29: Speaking at a major international meeting on migration and development, senior United Nations officials have underlined the need for safe, orderly and regular migration options to ensure that people around the world are not forced to undertake arduous and dangerous pathways in their search for a better future. 29-Jun-2017
Colombia: UN mission collects nearly all remaining weapons from FARC-EP New York, June 28: The peace effort in Colombia on Tuesday reached a milestone, with nearly all of the remaining number of weapons held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) turned over to the United Nations for registering and storing. 28-Jun-2017
On International Day Against Drug Abuse, UN urges collective action to realize global commitments New York, June 27: To mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, the United Nations is calling on all countries to honour their commitments to address the scourge and to ensure that steps to do so are consistent with human rights and promote equality, peace, security and sustainable development. 27-Jun-2017
With hidden lives vital to our own, 'seafarers matter,' says UN on International Day New York, June 26: Highlighting the challenges faced by seafarers – women and men sailing and working aboard ships – the United Nations International Maritime Organization has called on everyone around the world to show appreciation for their vital contributions. 26-Jun-2017
UN chief 'saddened' by loss of life and devastation caused by landslide in China New York, June 25: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres “is saddened” to learn of the loss of life and devastation caused by the landslide in China's southwestern province of Sichuan, his spokesperson said on Saturday. 25-Jun-2017
Country-level action 'new frontier' for tackling soil pollution – UN agriculture agency New York, June 24: Nitrogen and metals, like lead and mercury, can strain farmable land by polluting soil, and damaging plants, and ultimately, posing risks to food security, according to the United Nations agriculture agency. 24-Jun-2017
UNESCO chief deplores destruction of iconic mosque and minaret in Iraq's Mosul New York, June 23: The head of the United Nations cultural agency on Thursday deplored the destruction of historic religious architecture in Iraq's Mosul city by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) fighters. 23-Jun-2017
UN in Colombia strongly condemns attack on shopping centre in Bogota New York, June 20: United Nations entities based in Colombia have strongly condemned Saturday's terrorist attack at a shopping centre in the capital, Bogota, and underscored that they “remain determined” to support the country and its peace process. 20-Jun-2017
UN chief 'deeply saddened' by the many lives claimed by raging wildfires in Portugal New York, June 19: 'Shocked and horrified' at the many lives claimed by the devastating fires that hit the Pedrógão Grande region of Portugal, United Nations Secretary-GeneralAntónio Guterres on Sunday expressed his deep sadness and condolences to the Portuguese Government and people. 19-Jun-2017
Father films daughter on first day of school every year, video goes viral Los Angeles, June 18: A father has probably presented one of the most precious and memorable gifts to her daughter as she graduated and entered a new phase of her life. 17-Jun-2017
UN expert urges 'bold action' to address raft of human rights abuses in Eritrea New York, June 16: Actions against severe human rights abuses meted out to Eritrean citizens must not be delayed, a United Nations rights expert has warned in a new report to the Human Rights Council. 16-Jun-2017
Hundreds of thousands in eastern Ukraine at grave risk after water supplies disrupted – UN aid chief New York, June 15: Raising alarm over lack of safe drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people on both sides of the so called contact line in Donetsk Oblast of eastern Ukraine since 11 June, the top United Nations relief official on Wednesday called on all parties to the conflict to abide by their obligations under international law and ensure that civilian areas and infrastructure are not targeted. 15-Jun-2017
Deaths reported in London tower fire, Mayor feels 'devastated' London, June 14: Several people have been killed and over 50 suffered injuries as a massive fire broke out at a high-rise in London city on Wednesday, reports said. 14-Jun-2017
North Korea frees US national Otto Warmbier Washington, June 13: An US national, who was jailed in North Korea, has been released, media reports said on Tuesday. 13-Jun-2017
In Kyrgyzstan, UN chief Guterres highlights importance of governance for sustainable development New York, June 12: Underscoring the importance of accountable and inclusive governance and institutions for the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday called for public services to be more responsive, efficient and collaborative. 12-Jun-2017
Catastrophe of Aral Sea shows 'men can destroy the planet', warns UN chief Guterres New York, June 11: Continuing his visit to Central Asia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday visited the Aral Sea – once the world's fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its original size due to human mismanagement – where he urged the world to take lesson from the catastrophe and to ensure that such tragedies are not repeated. 11-Jun-2017
Conflict and drought deepen food insecurity in Africa, Middle East – UN agency New York, June 10: Protracted fighting and unrest are swelling the ranks of displaced and hungry ins some parts of the world, even as large agricultural harvests in some regions are buoying global food supply conditions, according to a new report by the United Nations agriculture agency. 10-Jun-2017
UN chief congratulates people of Lesotho on peaceful national elections New York, June 9: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday congratulated the people of the Kingdom of Lesotho on the conclusion of a peaceful National Assembly election. 09-Jun-2017
Super Dads: New UNICEF campaign spotlights fathers New York, June 7: As more than 90 countries prepare to mark Father's Day later this month, prominent figures in sports and entertainment have joined 'Super Dads,' a campaign launched on Tuesday by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) that celebrates a father's essential role in a child's early cognitive development. 07-Jun-2017
Attacker shot outside cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris Paris, June 6: A man has been shot by security officials outside the cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, media reports said on Tuesday. 06-Jun-2017
Police name two London attackers London, June 6: Police have identified two out of three men, who had carried out the terror attack in London on Saturday, which left at least seven people killed. 06-Jun-2017
ISIS claims responsibility for London attacks London, June 5: The ISIS has claimed responsibility for the latest string of attacks in London that claimed seven lives on Saturday. 05-Jun-2017
Islamic terrorists kill 7 in London carnage, May says Enough is Enough London, June 4: In a series of deadly attacks by Islamist terrorists, at least seven people were killed and 48 wounded in London on Saturday night, prompting British Prime Minister Theresa May to urge citizens to unite and fight in defeating the Islamist ideology of perversion of truth. 04-Jun-2017
Iraq: UN refugee agency sounds alarm for more support as fighting continues in Mosul New York, June 3: As heavy fighting continues to drive large numbers of people from Mosul, the United Nations refugee agency on Friday appealed for urgent support to meet the critical needs of vulnerable children, women and men displaced from and returning to the city. 03-Jun-2017
Local solutions, people-centred health systems key to ending AIDS epidemic – UN deputy chief New York, June 2: While global optimism has fuelled a major push to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 – the highest ambition within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – the United Nations on Thursday warned that the pandemic is far from over, and with more than 36 million people living with HIV, tackling it will require a life-cycle approach based on community-level solutions. 02-Jun-2017
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