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‘Yemeni people deserve no less,’ says Ban, urging start of peace talks

New York, Apr 20 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged all parties to the peace process in Yemen to “engage in good faith” with his envoy, so that talks can start without further delay.

‘Yemeni people deserve no less,’ says Ban, urging start of peace talks

New York, Apr 20 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged all parties to the peace process in Yemen to “engage in good faith” with his envoy, so that talks can start without further delay.

UN urges ‘tangible actions’ from world leaders to finance sustainable development for all

New York, Apr 19 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Hailing 2015 as a year of “crucial milestones” for development, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday said world leaders must now meet the agreed financing targets to ensure implementation of the numerous landmark agreements on eradicating poverty, building resilient societies and addressing climate change in order to put the world on a sustainable development path.

UN report urges rights-based approach to reduce HIV infections among drug users

New York, Apr 16 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Ahead of next week’s General Assembly special session on drugs, the United Nations agency leading the world’s HIV/AIDS response has released a new report, which warns that many countries are failing to reduce new HIV infections due to the absence of health- and rights-based approaches, particularly as regards drug use.

World needs ‘new vision for urbanization,’ says UN chief

New York, Apr 13 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Welcoming Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa to the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday said the world needs a new vision for urbanization – a “New Urban Agenda” – to help protect the environment and limit climate change.

United Nations begins informal briefings to select next Secretary-General

New York, Apr 13 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Kicking off what he has called a “new and transparent process,” General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft on Tuesday opened informal dialogues with candidates for the next United Nations Secretary-General, for the first time providing an opportunity for substantive and open engagement with the candidates – for the full UN membership and the public.

UN officials urge boost in development action to meet humanitarian challenges in Africa

New York, Apr 9 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Greater efforts in preparedness response, recovery and development interventions are needed from humanitarian actors for African nations to meet the immediate needs of their citizens, become more resilient to shocks and crises, and ultimately achieve food security, senior United Nations officials stressed on Friday.

Preparations underway 'at full speed' for intra-Yemeni peace talks, says UN envoy

New York, Apr 2 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Preparations are underway “at full speed” for the next round of United Nations-brokered intra-Yemeni peace talks to start on 18 April in Kuwait, a UN envoy said on Friday.

In boost to relief effort, UN-chartered jet brings life-saving supplies to Fiji

New York, Mar 9 (IBNS):A large plane carrying life-saving supplies arrived in Fiji on Monday, in a big boost to the United Nations emergency response to Cyclone Winston, one of the strongest storms in history.

UN refugee agency 'concerned' about proposed EU deal to send migrants back to Turkey

New York, Mar 9 (IBNS): The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday expressed a concern about any European response to the migrant crisis that involves the blanket return of all individuals from one country to another without sufficiently spelling out refugee protection safeguards under international law.

'When cultural heritage is under attack, human rights are under attack' – UN expert

New York, Mar 5 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The destruction of cultural heritage is a violation of human rights, a United Nations-appointed expert said on Friday, as the international criminal tribunal began a pre-trial procedure for the first-ever case in which charges were brought against the destruction of cultural and religious sites.

'Status quo' not sustainable, UN and Middle East partners warn

New York, Feb 13 (Just Earth News/IBNS) Condemning all acts of terror and urging restraint amid continuing violence against civilians, the United Nations and its Middle East Quartet partners on Friday called on all parties to actively take steps to de-escalate current tensions between Israelis and Palestinians.

UN condemns mass executions in Iraq

New York, Jun 17 (IBNS): The United Nations human rights chief on Monday condemned the reported "cold-blooded" mass execution in Iraq in recent days, while Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged that the perpetrators of those crimes be brought to justice while also calling on Iraqi leaders to prevent sectarian reprisals.

UN cites need for funding to ensure aid delivery

New York, Jun 17 (IBNS): As the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance worldwide continues to grow, the top United Nations relief official on Monday urged the international community to provide the requisite funding and access needed to enable aid workers to do their jobs effectively.

UN marks World Day Against Child Labour

New York, Jun 13 (IBNS): United Nations officials on Thursday marked the World Day Against Child Labour by highlighting the crucial role of social protection in keeping boys and girls out of a heinous practice that robs them of their childhood and threatens their prospects for a better future.