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Collapse of Iran nuclear deal would be ‘great loss,’ says UN atomic agency chief

New York, Mar 6 (JEN): Iran is implementing a series of commitments under the nuclear agreement reached with key countries in 2015, the head of the United Nations nuclear energy agency said Monday.

UN agency sets ambitious target to reduce hunger and poverty for millions worldwide

New York, Feb 14 (JEN): Amid a global rise in hunger and poverty on back of the impacts of climate change and conflict, the United Nations rural development agency today announced an ambitious target to generate resources to fund loans and grants to enable millions in developing countries strengthen their food security and livelihoods.

United Nations ‘backbone’ of global order, stresses Norway at Assembly

New York, Sept 26(Just Earth News): Underscoring that the “unprecedented” progress achieved by human kind over the last decades cannot be taken for granted, Norway called for continued international cooperation to safeguard the achievements and to ensure that they remain sustainable.

With more people sedentary, UN health agency urges everyone to get moving

New York, Feb 2 (Just Earth News): Not enough exercise contributes to cancer, diabetes, depression and other non-communicable diseases, according to the United Nations health agency, which is urging people to get up and get active.

António Guterres takes oath as 9th Secretary-General of UN

New York, Dec 12 (IBNS): Former Prime Minister of Portugal António Guterres was on Monday sworn in as the new United Nations Secretary-General, succeeding Ban Ki-moon.

‘Dawn of peace’ could be near if Yemeni actors prioritize national interest – UN envoy tells Security Council

New York, Nov 1 (Just Earth News): Highlighting that the humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate despite the efforts of relief actors, the United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen called on all parties to recommit themselves to the promises made earlier and to engage fully and constructively with the UN-mediated peace process.

UN reports reveal 'mixed' progress on efforts to end child refugee detention

New York, Aug 18 (Just Earth News): While two new reports released on Thursday as part of a new global strategy by the United Nations refugee agency found an overall drop in the total number of refugee children detained in 12 focus countries, they also revealed mixed progress in two critical target areas: ensuring alternatives to detention, and improving detention conditions.

UN rights chief expresses concern about Iraq's fast-tracking of executions

New York, Aug 1 (Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights chief on Monday expressed serious concern that Iraq has created a committee to accelerate implementation of death sentences.

At Security Council, Ban cites shared responsibility to ‘nurture seeds of peace and prosperity’ in Africa

New York, July 29 (Just Earth News): Citing persisting instability in number of African countries – from South Sudan to Mali and Libya, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday stressed that building peace and restoring institutions in post-conflict settings are long-term processes that must be rooted in a country’s historical, political, social, cultural and economic contexts.

Some 4,000 South Sudanese fleeing into Uganda daily – UN warns

New York, July 26 (Just Earth News): Recent fighting in South Sudan has forced 37,491 people to flee to Uganda in the past three weeks, averaging more than 4,000 a day in the past week, the United Nations refugee agency warned on Tuesday.

Over 26,000 people flee South Sudan into Uganda; influx sets single-day record

New York, July 22 (Just Earth News): Some 26,500 South Sudanese, mostly women and children, have crossed into Uganda since fighting between rival forces erupted in and around the capital, Juba, on 7 July, the United Nations refugee agency reported on Friday.

Yemen: UN envoy urges 'definitive decisions' as peace talks continue in Kuwait

New York, July 17 (Just Earth News): The United Nations-supported Yemeni peace talks continued in Kuwait on Saturday after several weeks of daily sessions and two weeks of intensive consultations with regional and political leaders, the UN envoy for the country has said.

Warning of stalled progress against HIV infections, new UN report urges stepped-up prevention efforts

New York, July 12 (Just Earth News): Globally, new HIV infections among adults and children have been reduced by 40 per cent since the peak in 1997, but the decline among adults has stalled for at least five years, according to a new report from the United Nations agency leading the world’s HIV/AIDS response.

Liberia: UN mission lauds Government, people for 'historic' handover of country's security

New York, July 2 (Just Earth News): The head of the United Nations mission in Liberia on Friday lauded the people and Government of Liberia for reassuming full control of the country's security for the first time since its civil war ended 13 years ago.

UN-supported Yemeni peace talks entering new phase, says UN envoy

New York, June 30 (Just Earth News): With an agreement on the guiding principles for the Yemen peace talks, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, on Wednesday announced that the UN-supported talks will enter a new phase for the next two weeks.