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After 1,000 days of conflict, Yemen sliding into 'deepening catastrophe,' UN agencies warn New York, Dec 31: As the conflict in Yemen passes the grim 1,000-day milestone, the United Nations is warning that if humanitarian workers cannot gain greater access and the violence does not subside, the cost in lives will be incalculable. 31-Dec-2017
New UN agency projects to boost farming practices, improve farm animal health New York, Dec 30: People around the world, especially poor farmers in developing Asian countries, will benefit through the use of nuclear techniques in combatting diseases affecting farm animals and improve water management practices, the United Nations atomic energy agency has said. 30-Dec-2017
Yemen: Amid spike in casualties, UN relief official says civilians bearing brunt of ‘absurd war’ New York, Dec 29: After separate airstrikes on a crowded market and a rural farm left nearly 70 people dead earlier this week in Yemen, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the country denounced the incidents and reminded the warring parties of their international legal obligations to spare civilian lives and infrastructure. 29-Dec-2017
General Assembly approves $5.4 billion UN budget for next two years New York, Dec 28: Concluding the main part of its 72nd session, the United Nations General Assembly on Sunday took a number of key actions, including approving a nearly $5.4 billion programme budget for the Organization for the biennium 2018-2019. 28-Dec-2017
Congo: UN chief welcomes ceasefire between Brazzaville, Reverend Pastor Ntumi New York, Dec 27: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday welcomed the signing of a ceasefire between the Government of the Republic of the Congo and a group led by Reverend Pastor Ntumi. 27-Dec-2017
Israel to formally announce withdrawal from UNESCO, Guatemala shifts embassy to Jerusalem Jerusalem, Dec 25: In a major development after UN General Assembly recently rejected the US declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the Jewish state has decided to formally announce its exit from UNESCO. 25-Dec-2017
Canada GDP remains unchanged in October, says Statistics Canada Ottawa, Dec 24: Canada's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which has shown a rise by 2% in September, remained unchanged in October, according to Statistics Canada. 24-Dec-2017
UN Mission welcomes agreement to revive South Sudan's peace pact New York, Dec 23: Welcoming the signing of an agreement on cessation of hostilities and improving humanitarian access in South Sudan, the United Nations Mission in the country (UNMISS) has urged all parties to work collectively to ensure durable peace in the nation. 23-Dec-2017
Strengthen measures to counter threats posed by returning foreign terrorist fighters, Security Council urges New York, Dec 22: “Gravely concerned” over risks posed by foreign terrorist fighters returning from conflict zones, the United Nations Security Council on Thursday called on Member States to strengthen their efforts to counter the threat through measures on border control, criminal justice, information-sharing and counter-extremism. 22-Dec-2017
UN envoy urges support for efforts to resume political process in Yemen New York, Dec 21: The United Nations envoy for Yemen on Wednesday called for halting violence and supporting efforts to bring warring parties together for the resumption of the political process. 21-Dec-2017
DR Congo: UN officials hail landmark convictions, life sentences in Kavumu child rape cases New York, Dec 20: The United Nations envoys dealing with sexual violence in conflict and the head of the Organization’s peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have welcomed the conviction of 11 Congolese militia fighters for raping dozens of children – including an 18-month-old toddler – in the vast country’s restive east. 20-Dec-2017
UN urges international cooperation to make migration safer in a world on the move New York, Dec 18: On International Migrants Day, the United Nations is appealing for cooperation in managing migration to ensure that its benefits are most widely distributed, and that human rights of all concerned are protected – as recognized by the 2030 Agendafor Sustainable Development. 19-Dec-2017
‘American Dream’ quickly becoming an ‘illusion,’ says UN human rights expert New York, Dec 16: The number of Americans living in poverty and the already high income inequality could worsen further in the days to come, making the United States the most unequal society in the world, the United Nations expert on extreme poverty and human rights warned Friday. 16-Dec-2017
UN Security Council pledges support for regional push to revive South Sudan’s peace pact New York, Dec 15: As the brutal conflict in South Sudan enters its fifth year, the United Nations Security Council on Thursday said it remains deeply concerned over the situation there, and expressed strong support for a regional initiative aimed at salvaging a 2015 peace deal. 15-Dec-2017
With ‘so much at stake’ in crisis-torn South Sudan, UN and partners launch $1.72 billion appeal New York, Dec 14: The United Nations relief wing and the humanitarian community in South Sudan launched on Wednesday a $1.72 billion appeal to assist six million people affected by conflict, displacement and hunger. 14-Dec-2017
New compact to improve refugee response ‘a chance to chart a different course’ – UN agency chief New York, Dec 13: The head of the United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday kicked off in Geneva a dialogue on protection challenges with a stark warning: the tragedy of forced displacement has deepened – one year after the world pledged to improve its response to refugee situations. 13-Dec-2017
Recalling Algiers attack, Secretary-General says, 2007 bombing ‘hit heart of the UN’ New York, Dec 12: In a message commemorating the 2007 bombing of the United Nations offices in Algiers, the capital of Algeria, Secretary-General António Guterres expressed the Organization’s continuing support to combat terrorism and violent extremism. 12-Dec-2017
4 injured in Manhattan explosion, NY Mayor calls it an 'attempted terrorist attack' New York, Dec 11: At least four people were injured as an explosion hit New York's Port Authority Bus Terminal on Monday as city Mayor Bill de Blasio calling the incident as an 'attempted terrorist attack'. 11-Dec-2017
ICAN receives 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Oslo, Dec 10: The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has received the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize award on Sunday. 10-Dec-2017
Security Council considers measures to support regional force in the Sahel New York, Dec 9: The United Nations Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution clarifying the ways in which the international community, including the UN mission Mali – known by its French acronym MINUSMA – is expected to provide support to a multi-country joint military force conducting counter-terrorist operations in the Sahel. 09-Dec-2017
UN study uncovers horrors of sexual violence against Syrian refugee boys and men New York, Dec 7: A study carried out by the United Nations refugee agency has revealed disturbing details a little-known side to the Syrian conflict: sexual violence against boys and men. 07-Dec-2017
Somalia Partnership Forum stresses job creation and poverty reduction to promote stability New York, Dec 6: A gathering of senior representatives of the Somali Government, the United Nations and the international community concluded in Mogadishu on Tuesday with a call for greater investment in the country’s economic development to create more job opportunities, rehabilitate essential infrastructure, and improve the living conditions of the Somali people. 06-Dec-2017
Caring for the planet starts with ‘the ground we walk on;’ UN says on World Soil Day New York, Dec 6: Soil is a major carbon storage system, essential for sustainable agriculture and climate change mitigation, the United Nations agriculture agency said on Tuesday, launching on World Soil Day a comprehensive global map showing the amount of carbon stocks contained in soil. 05-Dec-2017
Urgent action needed to address rising global hunger, says UN agency head New York, Dec 5: Immediate action is needed to address the rise in global hunger, the head of the United Nations food security agency has urged, highlighting the need to build resilience in poor and vulnerable communities. 05-Dec-2017
UN chief calls for end to all armed clashes, airstrikes in Yemen New York, Dec 4: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the parties to the conflict in Yemen to cease all air and ground assaults, expressing deep concern about the “sharp escalation” of armed clashes and airstrikes in the capital, Sana'a, and other parts of the war-torn country over the past several days. 04-Dec-2017
Massive underfunding hampering relief efforts for the displaced in DRC and Zambia – UN agency New York, Dec 2: With millions displaced within the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and thousands more forced to flee across the border into Zambia, the United Nations refugee agency is appealing for urgent resources to make sure that relief programmes – hanging on by threads – do not collapse. 02-Dec-2017
Syria: UN-supported talks in Geneva extended until mid-December New York, Dec 1: Previewing what he said will be “not just a normal round of talks,” Staffan de Mistura, the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, insisted Thursday there should be no preconditions heading into the current round of discussions aimed at resolving the over six-year-long Syrian conflict that has resulted in immense human suffering. 01-Dec-2017
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