New York, Mar 7 (IBNS): Ahead of International Womenâ€™s Day, United Nations food relief agencies gathered to remind the world that women farmers play a central role in achieving food and nutrition security, urging countries to step up efforts to empower rural women who too often do â€œbackbreaking workâ€ to harvest food.
New York, Mar 7 (IBNS): The United Nations office dedicated to disaster risk reduction on Friday appealed to world leaders ahead of a major gathering in northern Japan next week to provide clear, action-oriented guidance to tackle the underlying drivers of risk, such as climate change, which now accounts for 87 per cent of the disasters that have killed some 700,000 people over the past decade.
New York, Mar 7 (IBNS): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the progress made towards the establishment of an inclusive peace in Mali in an effort to resolve the country's ongoing crisis, the United Nations spokesperson confirmed on Friday.
New York, Mar 7 (IBNS): The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Friday said â€œa critical shortage of fundingâ€ has forced it to reduce the number of Syrian refugees it can assist through an innovative electronic voucher system in Turkey, which hosts the largest number of asylum-seekers fleeing fighting in neighbouring Syria.
New York, Mar 7 (IBNS): As the Security Council on Friday morning met to hear briefings from top United Nations officials on the political, humanitarian and human rights situations in Ukraine, members heard that the eastern part of the country remains â€œin limbo.â€
New York, Mar 7 (IBNS): The Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution strongly condemning the use of any toxic chemical, such as chlorine, as a weapon in Syria and stressing that those who use such weapons must be held accountable.
New York, Mar 7 (IBNS): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday expressed profound disappointment after the unsuccessful conclusion of peace talks in South Sudan and the failure of President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar to display statesmanship and reach a power-sharing deal.
New York, Mar 7 (IBNS): The past 20 years has seen haltering progress on womenâ€™s rights issues and, in some areas, outright stagnation and regression, the head of the United Nations entity for gender equality and womenâ€™s empowerment said on Friday.
Karachi, Mar 6 (IBNS) In a bid to show solidarity with Hindus in attendance, the National Studentâ€™s Federation (NSF) organised the formation of a human shield at the Swami Narayan Temple in Pakistan's Karachi city during a Holi celebration, media reports said on Friday.
Dhaka, Mar 6 (IBNS) A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) team, which is currently in Bangladesh to investigate writer Avijit Roy's murder case, visited the crime scene at Dhaka University on Friday, media reports said.
New York, Mar 6 (IBNS): The world may be at a â€œturning pointâ€ as violent extremism and intolerance remain pervasive across the spectrum of global society, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Thursday as he urged Member States to uphold the human rights principles underlying their communities in their fight against radicalism.
New York, Mar 6 (IBNS): Several United Nations agencies are working closely with humanitarian partners to deliver life-saving assistance to thousands of families in the Salah al-Din Governorate of Iraq amid heavy fighting between Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which has caused the displacement of thousands of people.
New York, Mar 6 (IBNS): Food prices dipped to a 55-month low in February, dropping a steady per cent from the previous month and 14 per cent below its level compared to a year earlier, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported on Thursday.
New York, Mar 6 (IBNS): The living conditions of nearly 2 million Palestinians residing in the Gaza Strip have been undermined by the enduring blockade against the enclave, the United Nations humanitarian office reported on Thursday.
New York, Mar 6 (IBNS): The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Thursday that it will begin conducting Ebola vaccination trials in Guinea this week, which if found effective, could be the â€œgame-changer to finally end the epidemicâ€ that has affected nearly 24,000 people, mostly in West Africa.