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Create conditions for ‘harmony between humankind and nature’, UN chief says on sidelines of G20 in Japan New York, June 30: The world needs to create conditions for “harmony between humankind and nature”, Secretary-General António Guterres said in Osaka, Japan, during a meeting on Saturday with the Foreign Ministers of China and France, on the margins of the G20 summit. 30-Jun-2019
If my successor is a woman then she needs to be attractive: Dalai Lama's sexist words invite censure New Delhi, June 29: Buddhist spiritual leader and Nobel Peace laureate Dalai Lama, who is an inspiration to countless followers across the globe, has triggered a controversy when he said that if a women succeeds him then she needs to be 'attractive'. 29-Jun-2019
One migrant child reported dead or missing every day, UN calls for more protection New York, June 29: Around 1,600 children were reported dead or missing between 2014 and 2018 – an average of almost one every day – but many more go unrecorded, a new UN report revealed on Friday. 29-Jun-2019
After Rio Grande tragedy, UNICEF chief highlights ‘dire’ detention centres on US-Mexico border New York, June 28: The shocking image of a drowned Central American migrant and his infant daughter on the banks of the river dividing Mexico and the United States, continues to evoke strong reactions, the latest from the head of the UN Children’s Fund. 28-Jun-2019
New UN report on families in a changing world puts ‘women’s rights at their core’ New York, June 26: While women’s rights have advanced over the decades, gender inequalities and other fundamental human rights violations within families persist, according to a flagship study released on Tuesday, from the UN’s gender empowerment agency. 26-Jun-2019
Don’t take African generosity towards refugees for granted, says UN refugee chief New York, June 25: The international community must not take the generosity of Africans for granted, UN refugee chief, Filippo Grandi, told an informal meeting of Security Council members at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday. 25-Jun-2019
Ensure that widows are ‘not left out or left behind’, UN chief urges on International Day New York, June 23: On International Widow’s Day, marked on Sunday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres is asking everyone to reflect on the “economic hardship and increased vulnerability” of these bereaved women and ensure “they are not left out or left behind”. 23-Jun-2019
Syria: ‘Deplorable’ violence in Idlib against civilians, humanitarian workers must ‘stop immediately’: UN Coordinator New York, June 22: Acts of violence against civilians, humanitarian workers and civilian infrastructure in Idlib are “deplorable”, the United Nations Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis said on Friday, condemning them “in the strongest terms”. 22-Jun-2019
Persistent threat of war erodes prospects for Middle East peace, Security Council told New York, June 2: Developments in the Middle East cannot be divorced from Israel’s military occupation of Palestinian territory and settlement-building, or Hamas’ hold over Gaza and its militant activity, a senior United Nations envoy told the Security Council on Thursday, warning that these actions “collectively erode the prospects of a two-State solution”. 21-Jun-2019
Syria: Humanitarian disaster in Idlib ‘unfolding before our eyes’ says top UN relief official New York, June 19: Unabating violence, destruction and a downward sprial in overall conditions for the desperate people trapped in north-western Syria’s Idlib were in the spotlight as the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council on Tuesday that “we are faced with a humanitarian disaster unfolding before our eyes”. 19-Jun-2019
Record number of Venezuelans arrive in Peru: UN steps up response New York, June 17: The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has sent extra teams this week to the border between Peru and Ecuador to support the authorities, as an unprecedent number of Venezuelan refugees and migrants – over 15,000 – have entered Peru this week. 17-Jun-2019
UN suspending handover of camps in Darfur, peacekeeping chief tells Security Council New York, June 15: The joint African Union-UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), is suspending the handover of any more camps for displaced civilians to the Sudanese military, against a backdrop of worsening violence and insecurity across the country. 15-Jun-2019
UN cooperation with League of Arab States ‘pivotal’, UN chief tells Security Council New York, June 14: Global problems require global solutions that rely on “essential” partnerships, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday, stating that “our cooperation with the League of Arab States is pivotal”. 14-Jun-2019
Understanding of LGBT realities 'non-existent' in most countries, says UN expert New York, June 13: Policymakers in most parts of the world are taking decisions in the dark when it comes to sexual orientation and gender identity, an independent UN human rights expert said on Wednesday. 13-Jun-2019
UN health agency identifies 5-year-old Congolese boy as first confirmed case of Ebola in Uganda New York, June 12: The World Health Organization (WHO) and Ministry of Health, confirmed on Tuesday the first case of the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda, stemming from the nearly year-long current outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). 12-Jun-2019
Promoting gender equality a ‘crucial contribution’ in effort to restore, protect our planet’s oceans New York, June 9: Women are engaged in all aspects of interaction with our ocean, yet their voices are often missing at the decision-making level, the head of the United Nations cultural agency said on World Oceans Day, emphasizing that “we must ensure diversity and gender inclusiveness at all levels” to set a balanced course for humanity and foster innovative solutions for the ocean. 09-Jun-2019
St. Vincent and the Grenadines breaks a record, as smallest ever Security Council seat holder New York, June 8: Following a secret ballot held on Friday, the UN General Assembly elected five countries to the Security Council, including St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the smallest nation ever to secure a seat. Also elected were Estonia, Niger, Tunisia, Viet Nam. 08-Jun-2019
Vital food crops destroyed in Syria amid upsurge in fighting across Idlib, Hama New York, June 5: Thousands of acres of crops have been destroyed in Syria’s Idlib and north Hama provinces amid ongoing deadly violence, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday, in a call to the warring parties to stop using food security to hold people “hostage”. 05-Jun-2019
With a premature death every five seconds, air pollution is violation of human rights, says UN expert New York, June 4: An independent UN expert said on Monday that the failure of governments across the world to ensure clear air, constitutes a “violation of the rights to life, health and well-being, as well as the right to live in a healthy environment.” 04-Jun-2019
International partners pledge $1.2 billion to help cyclone-hit Mozambique recover, ‘build back better’ New York, June 3: Donors have pledged an initial $1.2 billion to help restore livelihoods and rebuild infrastructure destroyed by cyclones Kenneth and Idai in Mozambique, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced on Sunday. 03-Jun-2019
From philanthropy to profit: how clean energy is kickstarting sustainable development in East Africa New York, June 1: Until recently, Namacurra district, in the Zambezia province of Mozambique, some 1,500 km from the capital Maputo, did not have any basic services – such as schools, health centres, or even energy – connecting the region to the electricity grid would be extremely time-consuming, and costly. 01-Jun-2019
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