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Conflict prevention means tackling economic, social, institutional drivers of strife

New York: Preventing conflicts requires closing development gaps, shrinking inequality and bringing hope to people around the globe, senior UN officials told the Security Council on Tuesday.

No place for children in conflict, UN chief tells Security Council

New York: The disregard for children’s rights amid war and upheaval “is shocking and heartbreaking”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday during a high-level open debate in the Security Council, held virtually.

‘If you don’t feed people, you feed conflict’, UN chief tells Security Council

New York: Conflict drives hunger, and when that turns to famine, that then drives conflict, the UN chief told the Security Council on Thursday, adding that “if you don’t feed people, you feed conflict”.

Militant rocket attack on Syrian city kills 4 civilians: Russian Military

Moscow, Apr 8 (Sputnik) Syrian militants used improvised multiple rocket launchers to attack the northwestern city of Masyaf, killing four civilians and hurting a dozen others, the Russian Defense Ministry said Monday.

Children suffering ‘atrocities’ as number of countries in conflict hits new peak: UNICEF

New York, Dec 29 (IBNS):  The world “has failed” to sufficiently protect children caught up in conflict and millions more are at risk of harm, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed on Friday, adding that national leaders need to hold perpetrators of violence more accountable.

Conflict and inequality shape children’s lives in Iraq; UNICEF urges ‘right policies’ for protection

New York, Nov 20 (IBNS): Conflict and inequality remain the defining features of children being raised in Iraq today, according to the first comprehensive survey conducted by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in seven years.

Stoking fear among followers is not clever politics but a recipe for self-destruction, warns UN rights chief

New York, Mar 8 (JEN): In a scathing address to the Human Rights Council, the top United Nations rights official on Wednesday warned political leaders who stoke fear and intolerance among their followers for the sake of their own ambitions are merely copying the behaviour of previous generations of once strong, but ultimately catastrophic, leaders and politicians.

Hunger rates remain high amid conflict, climate shocks, warns UN food security report

New York, Mar 6 (JEN): Increased hunger and food insecurity, fuelled by conflict and climatic challenges, continues to inflict suffering on populations in different parts of the world, forcing them to remain dependent on humanitarian assistance, a new United Nations report has warned.

More than 5,000 child soldiers released in 2017, but tens of thousands still being used in conflict - UN

New York, Feb 13 (JEN): The global commitment to end the use of children in armed conflict led to the release and reintegration of more than 5,000 children in 2017, but tens of thousands of boys and girls are still being recruited, kidnapped, and forced to fight or work for military groups or armed forces at “alarming rates,” according to the United Nations.

Syria: UN rights officials decry ‘devastating’ impact of surging violence on civilians

New York, Jan 20 (JEN): Concerned over the devastating impact of escalating violence in Syria, where dozens of people in eastern Ghouta have been killed in recent airstrikes, and schools and hospitals are being deliberately destroyed, senior United Nations officials have underscored the obligation on all parties to the conflict, and the international community, to protect civilians from atrocity crimes.

Millions of children's lives hang in the balance as South Sudan conflict grinds on – UNICEF chief

New York, Jan 20 (JEN): Following a two-day visit to conflict-ravaged South Sudan, where a quarter of a million children are severely malnourished and at imminent risk of death, the head of the United Nations children's agency has said only an end to hostilities can bring back hope and safety to the children and young people there.

Conflict casts shadow on fight to end hunger in some regions – UN agriculture agency

New York, Dec 22(Just Earth News): Conflict and protracted crises in a handful of countries in the Near East and North Africa are hindering efforts to eradicate hunger in the region by 2030, according to a United Nations report published on Thursday.

Conflict, widespread poverty stall progress on education rates over past decade – UNICEF

New York, Sept 6(Just Earth News): Pervasive levels of poverty, protracted conflicts and complex humanitarian emergencies have led to stagnation in reducing the global out-of-school rate over the past decade, prompting the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to call for more investments.

After four years of conflict, uncertainty lingers for displaced Ukrainians – UN refugee agency

New York, Aug 12(Just Earth News): As the conflict in Ukraine enters its fourth year, nearly 1.6 million internally displaced people are struggling to find safety, adequate housing and access to employment, according to the United Nations refugee agency.

Many aid groups unable to manage war zone risks, says UN-backed report

New York, Jun 23 (JEN): Humanitarian aid workers want to help people in some of the biggest war zones, but extreme risks and threats are paralyzing their operations, a United Nations-backed report on Thursday concluded.