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Tolerance key to tackling violent extremism: UN counter-terrorism chief

New York/IBNS: The head of the UN Counter-Terrorism Office (UNOCT) has highlighted the importance of tolerance in combating the “corrosive spread” of violent extremism.

UN Security Council may address issue of escaped IS fighters in November - President

New York/Sputnik:The UN Security Council is expected to address the problem of Islamic State (banned in Russia) terrorists who escaped from detention during the Turkish operation in northern Syria, UK Ambassador to the United Nations Karen Pierce said in a press briefing on Friday.

Safe working conditions not upheld as universal human right

New York/UNI: Although healthy working conditions are a globally recognized human right, they remain “more a privilege”, the UN independent expert on hazardous substances, Baskut Tuncak, has said.

As Imran Khan gears up to deliver UNGA speech, Sindi-Baloch-Muhajir activists gather to protest Pakistan atrocities

New York: At a time when PM Imran Khan is expected to deliver his speech at the UN General Assembly in New York, several activists at the receiving end of atrocities by Pakistani Army and its spy agency ISI, including those seeking freedom of Sindh and Balochistan regions, have raised their voices against the South Asian nation and its government.

Children’s lives in Mediterranean Sea must take priority over politics, says UNICEF

New York, Aug 16 (IBNS): The fate of 130 children on board two rescue ships in the Mediterranean Sea should not be put at risk by political point-scoring, the UN said on Thursday, amid ongoing uncertainty about whether the vessels will be allowed to dock in Italy.

You are a thief: Man heckles Pakistan representative to UN in New York

New York, Aug 13 (IBNS): Pakistan's permanent representative to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi, was heckled and abused by a man from his own country at an event here.

Promoting 'a healthy sustainable future', the UN health agency engages young and young at heart to 'Walk the Talk'

New York, May 20 (IBNS): Celebrating the importance of fitness, on Sunday morning in the Swiss city of Geneva, the United Nations health agency kicked off its second “Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge”.

Importance of indigenous languages for development, peace and reconciliation

Ottawa, Feb 2 (IBNS): The International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL) is a United Nations (UN) observance in 2019 with an aim to raise awareness of the result of the global endangerment of indigenous languages and to establish a link between language, development, peace, and reconciliation, media reports said.

UN welcomes ‘milestone’ release of 833 Nigerian children from anti-Boko Haram force

New York, Oct 13 (IBNS): The United Nations welcomed on Friday as an “important milestone” the release in Nigeria of 833 children by the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF); a group formed in 2013 to protect communities and support the country’s security forces against Boko Haram extremists.

In Chad, top UN officials say humanitarian response must go ‘hand in hand’ with longer-term recovery

New York, Oct 8 (IBNS): Senior United Nations officials on Sunday called for stronger joint humanitarian and development interventions in Chad as the crisis-riven central African country as it tackles poverty, displacement, malnutrition, and lack of access to basic social services.

Yemen: Amid major roadblocks, an ‘unprecedented’ response to an unprecedented tragedy

New York, Sept 25 (IBNS): Despite continuing challenges in Yemen, the United Nations and partners have provided a robust humanitarian response to the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, thanks to major donor support. However, as the situation continues to worsen for civilians across the country, aid agencies warned on Monday that international aid efforts must be sustained to avoid a major catastrophe and called for a political end to the conflict.

Truck carrying WFP food hit in Yemen's Hodeidah Governatorate

New York, Aug 31 (IBNS): The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is gravely concerned about an incident on 29 August involving a truck under contract to WFP that came under shelling while delivering life-saving food assistance in the war-torn district of Al Tuhayta in Yemen’s southern Hodeidah governorate.

United Nations welcomes progress toward Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections

Kabul, Aug 14 (IBNS):  The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes the recent progress made toward Afghanistan’s parliamentary polls, including candidate vetting and other preparations required for printing ballots on schedule, as testament to Afghanistan’s successful ownership of the electoral process.

Safe spaces offer security and dignity for youth, and help make the world ‘better for all’: Guterres

New York, Aug 11 (IBNS): The world’s young people need safe spaces – both physical and digital - where they can “freely express their views” and “pursue their dreams” was the core message of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to mark this year’s International Youth Day.

‘Wind blowing in the direction of peace’ in Africa: UN Secretary-General

New York, July 10 (IBNS): Recent developments in Africa indicate that the continent is increasingly moving in the “direction of peace” and enhanced security, the United Nations Secretary-General told journalists in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Monday.