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Despite positive talks, delays over peace roadmap ‘needlessly extending Yemen’s agony’– UN envoy

New York, June 22 (Just Earth News):The United Nations–supported Yemeni peace talks under way in Kuwait have progressed “slowly, yet constructively,” over the last two months, with agreement still to be reached on the sequencing of the various steps proposed, including the timing of establishing a national unity government, the UN envoy for the country said on Tuesday.

UN determined to work collectively to ensure people worldwide are protected, says Ban

New York, June 11 (Just Earth News):Speaking at a Security Council debate on the protection of civilians, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday stressed that the United Nations is determined to work collectively to support governments to protect their people, and to persuade parties to conflict to abide by their obligations.

Ireland: UN experts urge amending abortion ban subjecting women to suffering and discrimination

New York, June 9 (Just Earth News):A woman in Ireland who was forced to choose between carrying her foetus to term, knowing it would not survive, or seeking an abortion abroad was subjected to discrimination and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment as a result of Ireland’s legal prohibition of abortion, United Nations experts have found.

Selecting the next UN Secretary-General: informal briefings reopen

New York, June 8 (Just Earth News):Two more candidates for the position of the next United Nations Secretary-General will be heard on Tuesday, answering questions on how they would promote sustainable development, improve efforts to create peace, protect human rights, and deal with huge humanitarian catastrophes should they be selected to lead the 193-member Organization.

Afghanistan: UN condemns attack targeting Logar judicial officials

New York, June 6 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has condemned on Sunday's attack in Pul-e-Alam town of Logar Province in which seven civilians were killed and more than 20 injured.

'Together, we can move from aspiration to action,' Ban tells global, regional leaders in Qatar

New York, May 22 (Just Earth News):With the Doha Forum meeting “at a time of fragility and vulnerability,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday that while progress on the UN's 2030 Agenda is crucial to usher in sustainability and equity, more must be done now to end conflict and suffering.

Earth’s health declining ‘faster than thought’ but action by governments can reverse trend – UN

New York, May 20(Just Earth News): The environment is deteriorating faster than previously thought, making it imperative that governments act now to reverse the worst trends, says the most authoritative study the United Nations has ever published on the state of the planet’s health.

Yemeni people must be at centre of reinvigorated crisis response – senior UN relief official

New York, May 18 (Just Earth News): A senior United Nations relief official on Tuesday called for increased global efforts to support the more than 13 million people in need of immediate, life-saving assistance in Yemen, following his visit to the conflict-torn country.

Yemen’s food situation on verge of ‘humanitarian disaster’ – UN

New York, May 13 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The food security and nutrition situation in Yemen will turn into a humanitarian disaster unless urgent funding is accessible for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to deliver timely aid in the April/May cereal and vegetable planting season and the summer fishing season, and vaccinate livestock before winter, the United Nations agency has warned.

UN must 'champion change' to become more relevant and better able to tackle on Tuesday's challenges

New York, May 11 (Just Earth News/IBNS): To respond to both current and future threats to world peace and security, the United Nations must become more relevant, credible, legitimate and capable, by taking concrete steps that include finding political solutions to sustain peace, fostering partnerships for building prosperous and stable societies, and tackling terrorism and preventing violent extremism, the President of the UN General Assembly said on Tuesday.

Egypt: UN experts report worsening crackdown on protest

New York, May 10 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Three United Nations human rights experts on Monday urged the Egyptian Government to put an end to the disproportionate reactions against the exercise of the rights to assembly and expression in the country.

UN officials urge innovation at session on integrating sustainability agenda

New York, May 5 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Integration across sectors and disciplines, and between actors and institutions, is essential to drive forward and successfully implement the United Nations development agenda, the Vice-President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) emphasized at the conclusion of a three-day segment on promoting integration of the three pillars of sustainable development.

UN report reveals increasing incidents of female genital mutilation in Guinea, including on infants

New York, Apr 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Despite being forbidden by national and international law, according to a new United Nations report, female genital mutilation shows no sign of abating in Guinea – with more infants and very young girls undergoing the excisions than before.

UN urges action on sustainable development to create pathways for global 'transformation'

New York, Apr 22 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The President of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday called on the international community to take action on the new UN sustainable development agenda in order to begin a transformation for the benefit of all people and the planet, or risk failure that will be felt for generations to come.

‘Bold and decisive’ action needed for Africa’s future, UN deputy chief tells Member States

New York, Apr 21 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations and African countries are working as one to support the continent’s people in realizing their hopes and aspirations for peace and development, which will require “bold and decisive” action, Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said on Wednesday at a special event on the continent’s future.