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Two years on, Iran nuclear accord at a ‘critical crossroads,’ UN Security Council told

  New York, Dec 20(Just Earth News): The United Nations political chief told the Security Council on Tuesday that the UN Secretariat is not yet in a position to confirm whether the ballistic missiles launched at the Saudi cities of Yanbu and Riyadh were Iranian Qiam-1 missiles, as assessed by Saudi authorities.

Education critical in preventing adolescent pregnancy, underscores UN agency

New York, July 11(Just Earth News): Girls with higher levels of education are less likely to have an early and unintended pregnancy, the United Nations education agency said on Monday, launching a new technical paper with recommendations for the education sector.

Super Dads: New UNICEF campaign spotlights fathers' critical role in children's early development

New York, June 7(Just Earth News): 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.

UN releases new funding to support critical aid operations in Central African Republic

New York, May 12(Just Earth News): Against the backdrop of a continuingly complex humanitarian scenario in the Central African Republic (CAR) – marked by multiplication of hotspots, increased displacement and growing needs – the head of United Nations humanitarian operations in the country on Thursday released $9 million for the most urgent and critical relief operations.

Money migrants send home a ‘critical lifeline’ for one in seven people worldwide

New York, Apr 11(Just Earth News): Despite the political fire drawn by the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe and beyond, a senior official from the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on Monday highlighted the vital development benefit of the nearly half a trillion dollars that migrants send home each year to poor families and countries.

Critical food aid shortages hit Africa's refugees hard, UN warns

New York, Feb 21 (Just Earth News): Across Africa, some two million refugees are facing critical shortages in food assistance, the United Nations warned on Monday.

UN Security Council urges joint measures to protect ‘critical infrastructure’ from terrorist attacks

New York, Feb 14 (Just Earth News): Given the importance of critical infrastructure for a country’s prosperity and security and against the backdrop of increasingly diverse physical and cyber threats from terrorist groups, the United Nations Security Council on Monday underlined the need for international collaboration – both domestically and across borders – to ensure their protection.

Shooting at Toronto downtown core: 1 critical

Toronto, Nov 5(IBNS): One man was critically wounded following a gun shot in Toronto’s downtown core, early morning, police confirmed.

Refugees see mobile connectivity as critical lifeline – new UN report

New York, Sept 15 (Just Earth News): Many refugees view access to a mobile phone and the Internet as being as critical to their safety and security as food, water and shelter, according to a new report out on Wednesday from the United Nations refugee agency and a technology consulting company.

'Journey towards bold climate action is at a critical moment,' UN General Assembly told

New York, June 30 (BNS) Development cannot be sustainable if it does not address the challenge of climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Member States on Monday as he opened a High-Level Event on Climate Change convened in New York by the President of the UN General Assembly, Sam Kutesa.

Ban hails Papal Encyclical spotlighting climate change as critical ‘moral issue’

New York, Jun 19 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday welcomed the release of Pope Francis’ Papal Encyclical in which the leader of the Catholic Church deplored climate change as one of the principal challenges facing humanity and called for a ‘new dialogue’ about shaping the future of our planet.

Hundreds of thousands in need of critical aid in Myanmar: UN humanitarian arm

New York, Jun 13 (IBNS): Nearly half a million people continue to require humanitarian assistance three years after inter-communal violence raked Myanmar’s western Rakhine state, the United Nations relief arm reported on Friday.

Coherent policy critical to tackling child labour: UN labour agency

New York, Jun 12 (IBNS): Around 20 to 30 per cent of children in low income countries complete their schooling and enter the labour market by the age of 15, according to a new International Labour Organization (ILO) report prepared for World Day against Child Labour which is marked worldwide on Friday.

Pause in Syria fighting critical for farmers to harvest crops: UN

New York, May 27 (IBNS): The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has called for humanitarian pauses in Syria so farmers can safely harvest and transport crops within the country to reach all Syrians in need.

As humanitarian pause holds in Yemen, UN aid airlift arrives with critical supplies

New York, May 16 (IBNS): The first of six airplanes from the United Nations refugee agency bringing urgently needed aid supplies landed safely in Yemen on Friday boosting relief stocks in the war-ravaged country, on the third day of the temporary humanitarian pause, the Organization has confirmed.