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Five cops killed in Afghanistan blast

Kabul, Sept 10 (IBNS) At least five policemen were killed when the vehicle in which they were traveling struck a roadside bomb in southern Ghazni province on Thursday, reports said.

Child mortality rates plunge by more than half since 1990: UN report

New York, Sep 10 (IBNS): Child mortality rates have plummeted to less than half of what they were in 1990, but it is not enough to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of a two-thirds reduction over the past 15 years, according to a new report released on Wednesday by a number of United Nations agencies.

Relations on Korean peninsula 'taking a new turn,' says UN rights expert

New York, Sep 10 (IBNS): At the end of a five-day visit to the Republic of Korea, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) said on Wednesday that the relationship between the two countries is "taking a new turn."

South Sudan: UN agencies boost effort to avoid loss of young children's lives

New York, Sep 10 (IBNS): Two United Nations agencies are intensifying their efforts to reverse "dire" malnutrition in South Sudan, where every two minutes another child becomes severely malnourished and brutal conflict has displaced millions of people, destroyed basic services and increased disease.

Watch the historic moment when UN adopts 'charter for people and planet': UN official

New York, Sep 10 (IBNS): The top United Nations official who oversaw the negotiations that whittled down more than 500 proposals into 17 goals to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice and tackle climate change says it will be a "historic moment" when world leaders formally commit to the Sustainable Development Goals later this month.

Peace 'a distant dream' without development, UN high-level forum told

New York, Sep 10 (IBNS): United Nations officials on Wednesday shared a common message that building a culture of peace means not just ending conflict but building inclusive societies that are able to develop and thrive in the absence of discrimination.

UN envoy urges constructive steps for Palestinian unity

New York, Sep 10 (IBNS): The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process urged all Palestinian leaders and factions to use the opportunity provided by the postponement of the meeting of the Palestine National Council to take constructive steps towards achieving unity.

Women must be empowered to counter terrorism and extremism: UN official

New York, Sep 10 (IBNS): Increased attention needs to be given to women so they can be empowered to actively help counter terrorism and violent extremism around the world, a senior United Nations counter-terrorism official told a news conference in New York on Wednesday.

Mexico: UN experts welcome report on disappeared, executed and tortured students

New York, Sep 10 (IBNS): A group of United Nations human rights experts on Wednesday welcomed a new report on the enforced disappearances, executions and torture of students from Ayotzinapa in the Mexican state of Guerrero in September 2014, and stressed the need for the national Government to implement its recommendations.

WHO warns Ebola outbreak in West Africa has 'a very nasty sting in its tail'

New York, Sep 10 (IBNS):The United Nations health agency's special envoy on Ebola response on Tuesday said the outbreak in West Africa has a "very nasty sting in its tail," but projected that the goal of zero transmission in the human population remains "very possible within 2015."

Secretary-General discusses refugee, migrant crisis with UK Prime Minister

New York, Sep 10 (IBNS): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday discussed the refugee and migrant crisis with Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom, as he continued to confer with European leaders on what has become the biggest influx of people into the continent in decades.

Queen Elizabeth II becomes Britain's longest-reigning monarch

London, Sept 9 (IBNS): Queen Elizabeth II has become the longest serving Monarch of Britain.

Literacy for all must stand at the heart of development agenda: UNESCO chief

New York, Sep 9 (IBNS): Urging governments and partners to join forces for universal literacy as a key component of “the future we want,” the United Nations is emphasizing that literacy is essential to reach the newly-proposed Sustainable Development Goal on promoting inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all.

Close to 8,000 people killed in eastern Ukraine: UN report

New York, Sep 9 (IBNS): Close to 8,000 people have lost their lives in eastern Ukraine since mid-April 2014, according to the latest report by the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in the country which was released on Tuesday.

Refugees have to be dealt with as human beings, stresses UN official

New York, Sep 9 (IBNS): Refugees have to be dealt with as human beings, and the broader migrant community, including economic migrants, cannot be dismissed "with a wave of the hand," the top United Nations official dealing with migration said on Tuesday.