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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 food relief agency and partners deliver much-needed aid to Syria’s east Ghouta

New York, Mar 6 (JEN): A United Nations-Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) humanitarian convoy arrived in the besieged Syrian enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Monday bringing life-saving aid to thousands of desperate people, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has reported.

As relevant as ever, UN Charter is ‘our living template’ for tackling global challenges – Guterres

New York, Feb 22 (JEN):The Principles outlined in the United Nations Charter remain the foundations of international relations and global harmony at a time when conflicts have come more complex, new threats and challenges have emerged and impacts of instability are felt far beyond their source, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday.

World has knowledge and tools to stop deforestation, senior UN agriculture official tells global conference

New York, Feb  22 (JEN): A future with zero net global deforestation is possible with the right mix of policies, social action and political will, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said as a major international conference on sustainable forest management kicked off this week in Rome.

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.

Kosovo: Time for action overtakes time for excuses, UN envoy tells Security Council

New York, Nov 15(Just Earth News): Noting recent momentum to advance democracy and good governance in Kosovo, the head of the United Nations Mission there urged for more emphasis on rebuilding trust and reconciliation, including through engagement with women and the youth, as well as on overcoming challenges related to freedom of cultural and religious identity.

Switzerland needs to do more to keep ‘dirty money’ at bay, urges UN expert

New York, Oct 5 (Just Earth News): Highlighting the problems posed by illicit financial flows globally, including undermining rule of law and human rights, a United Nations human rights expert has called on Switzerland to ensure that so called dirty money – which stems from tax evasion and corruption – does not enter its financial market.

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.

UN must bolster role in coordinating Member States’ efforts to tackle challenges, Tajik leader says

New York, Sept 20(Just Earth News): Addressing the general debate of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Emomali Rahmon, the President of Tajikistan, called on the Organization to carry out its mission, coordinating the efforts of Member States to build resilience to the many challenges and threats peoples and countries face.

Get outside, connect with the planet that sustains us, urges UN on World Environment Day

New York, June 5 (Just Earth News): With the theme of this year's World Environment Day – 'Connecting People to Nature' – aimed at highlighting the well-documented physical and mental health benefits of being in nature, the United Nations is on Monday flagging the vast benefits of such engagement, from food security and improved health to reliable water supply and climatic stability.

‘All roads should lead to universal healthcare,’ says new WHO chief

New York, May 25(Just Earth News): The newly-elected head of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, outlined his priorities for journalists at the agency’s headquarters on Wednesday in Geneva, where he stressed the need for Member States to provide healthcare for all and to implement international health regulations.

The ‘cycle of revenge’ in South Sudan will hurt everyone – UN envoy

New York, May 12(Just Earth News): Deteriorating security in parts of South Sudan coupled with increased displacement could worsen the humanitarian suffering in the country through outbreaks of diseases such as diarrhoea and even cholera, the United Nations envoy for the country has warned.

FEATURE: Diplomacy of the conscience – The Holy See at the United Nations

New York, Feb 8 (Just Earth News): Ever since 1964, when it was informally accepted to the United Nations General Assembly, the Holy See has had a permanent seat at international discussions and used its observer status to go on record about matters of peace and human dignity.

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.

UN forum wraps up in South Africa with a call for better data to improve people’s lives

New York, Jan 19 (Just Earth News): The first-ever United Nations World Data Forum concluded on Wednesday with the launch of a global plan that outlines a vision and a “to-do” list for better data to improve people’s lives, including through new ideas, solutions and strengthened collaboration in the field of statistics.