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Celebrities join UNICEF to launch 'World's Largest Lesson' on sustainable development

New York, Sep 5 (IBNS): The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Global Goals campaign on Friday launched the World's Largest Lesson, an initiative to teach children in more than 100 countries about the new Sustainable Development Goals that will be adopted by the UN General Assembly later this month.

Musicians release love song to Earth to inspire action at UN climate conference

New York, Sep 5 (IBNS): Internationally renowned artists have released a song urging world leaders to reach a global agreement during the United Nations climate conference in December to limit the impacts of climate change.

Ban appoints Pakistan national as Force Commander of UN Western Sahara mission

New York, Sep 5 (IBNS): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Friday the appointment of Major General Muhammad Tayyab Azam of Pakistan as the Force Commander of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

DR Congo humanitarian crisis must not fall off world's radar: UN official

New York, Sep 5 (IBNS): Wrapping up a four-day mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Kyung-wha Kang, called strongly on Friday for creative ways to reignite donor engagement and ensure that one of the world's most protracted crises does not "fall off the humanitarian radar."

We are making progress on Libya political agreement: UN envoy

New York, Sep 5 (IBNS): The United Nations envoy facilitating efforts to restore peace in Libya said on Friday that real progress was being made as the participants wrapped-up the latest round of the political dialogue process, which has been taking place in Geneva.

My children slipped through my fingers, says father of Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi

Ankara, Sept 4 (IBNS): The father of a toddler, the picture of whose lifeless body has touched hearts of millions of people across the globe, has said his child slipped through his fingers, fallen overboard to the sea and drowned.

Millions of children out of school in Middle East and North Africa: UNICEF report

New York, Sep 4 (IBNS): More than 13 million – that is the number of children who are prevented from attending school by surging conflict and political upheaval across the Middle East and North Africa, according to a new report released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday.

Myanmar floods deal major blow to agriculture: UN agency

New York, Sep 4 (IBNS): Heavy storms, floods and landslides across nearly all of Myanmar have destroyed huge swaths of rice paddies, as well as fish and shrimp ponds, and are expected to severely limit the availability of food if aid is not provided to farmers swiftly, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Thursday.

UNESCO chief condemns killing of Philippine journalist, calls for inquiry

New York, Sep 4 (IBNS): The head of the United Nations agency charged with promoting press freedom condemned on Thursday the killing of Philippine journalist Cosme Diez Maestrado, who was shot by unknown assailants on 27 August in Ozamiz City in the Philippines.

Beijing: Ban urges China to help build momentum ahead of Paris conference

New York, Sep 4 (IBNS): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday thanked China for its efforts to address climate change, both through its actions and policies, and called for Beijing's continued support for building momentum ahead of the Paris Climate Change Conference.

Spotlighting sustainable development, 'Global Goals' campaign launched at UN

New York, Sep 4 (IBNS): As United Nations Member States prepare to adopt a new set of Sustainable Development Goals, a ground-breaking collaboration of campaigners, public figures, companies and civil society groups is uniting to tell seven billion people in seven days that "it's time to change the world."

UNICEF chief urges to take action, as Europe’s refugee and migrant crisis deepens

New York, Sep 4 (IBNS): As the "heart-breaking" image of a drowned refugee boy who washed up on a beach in Turkey ricocheted around the world on social media, Anthony Lake, Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday made a powerful plea for action to protect migrant and refugee children.

Liberia declared free of Ebola transmission as number of cases remains stable

New York, Sep 4 (IBNS): The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday declared Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission after the disease had resurfaced in June, and as the country enters a 90-day period of heightened surveillance, the number of cases in the rest of West Africa remained stable at three for the fifth consecutive week.

Guatemala: After President's resignation, Ban calls for peaceful elections

New York, Sep 4 (IBNS): Taking note of the resignation of President Otto Pérez Molina of Guatemala, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday said he trusted that the authorities would abide by the Constitution and ensure an orderly democratic transition.

14 killed in Malaysian boat mishap

Port Klang, Sept 3 (IBNS): At least 14 people were killed as a boat migrant workers capsized off Malaysia’s western coast on Thursday, media reports.