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UN refugee chief warns against overlooking humanitarian crises in Africa

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) The United Nations refugee chief on Monday warned the international community about the risks of overlooking the humanitarian crises in Africa, calling for a renewed commitment to preventing conflict and ending protracted displacement.

Adverse conditions stop poorer countries reaching development goals, Laos tells UN

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) Armed conflicts, political unrests, pandemics, and environmental degradation have impeded efforts by the world’s least developed countries (LDCs) to reach the anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Laotian Deputy Prime Minister Thongloun Sisovlith told the United Nations General Assembly on Monday.

Holy See calls at General Assembly for 'renewed' UN to use 'licit force' against terror

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) In the face of terrorist attacks on Christians and other minorities in the Middle East, and other lethal crises, Pope Francis' representative at the General Assembly’s high-level annual meeting on Monday called for a reinvigorated United Nations capable of deploying the necessary multilateral force to defeat the scourge.

World needs 'paradigm shift' towards sustainable agriculture, UN agency urges

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) In order to move towards more sustainable agriculture, a broader approach is needed to overhaul the world’s food system, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Monday, as he pressed for a global reduction in the quantity of chemicals and water in contemporary agriculture.

In Republic of Korea, UN meeting tackles safe use of living modified organisms

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) Representative from governments, civil society and industry around the world on Monday kicked off a five-day United Nations meeting in the Republic of Korea (ROK) to ensure the safe use of modified living organis.

Pacific islands facing 'existential threats' need special attention, Vanuatu's leader tells UN

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) Taking to the General Assembly podium on Monday, Vanuatu’s Prime Minister, Joe Natuman said that as a Pacific small Island developing State (SIDS), his country was confronted with unique development challenges, which needed to be addressed by the UN and international community.

Not a single child untouched by recent Gaza conflict, says UN rights expert

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) There is not a single child who has not been adversely affected by the recent conflict in Gaza, where children suffer from bedwetting, difficulties in sleeping, nightmares, a loss of appetite, and display more aggressive behaviour at school, an independent United Nations human rights expert said on Monday.

Spanish job growth still 'incomplete' amid slow global economic recovery – UN report

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) The Spanish economy requires "comprehensive" measures to boost lagging job creation and lower its rate of chronic unemployment, among the highest in Europe, a new report by the United Nations labour agency has warned.

At UN debate, African leaders say global sustainability agenda must reflect local realities

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) With a new sustainable development agenda as the focus of this year’s annual General Assembly debate, African leaders on Monday called on the United Nations to take into consideration the continent’s specific realities and challenges.

UN congratulates Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on inauguration

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations mission in Afghanistan on Monday welcomed the inauguration of Ashraf Ghani as President and reaffirmed the Organization’s commitment to cooperate with the national unity government in the country’s progress to peace, stability and development.

Ashraf Ghani took oath as new Afghan President

Kabul, Sept 29 (IBNS): Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai took oath as Afghanistan's new President on Monday as suicide blast ripped capital Kabul killing four at the same time.

7 Ukrainian soldiers killed in rebel attack

Kiev, Sept 29 (IBNS): Seven Ukrainian soldiers have died in a rebel attack in the midst of cease-fire on Sunday night near the Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine, media reported.

Pakistan: 8 killed in explosion at Hangu IDPs camp

Hangu, Sept 28 (IBNS) An explosion left at least eight people killed and several others injured at Muhammad Khawaja area in Pakistan's Hangu town on Sunday, media reports said.

Pakistan: US Drone attack kills 2

Islamabad, Sept 28 (IBNS) A US drone strike in Pakistan's South Waziristan Agency has killed at least two people and left four other injured on Sunday, media reports said.

European leaders addressing UN say current crises threaten global governance system

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS): European leaders addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday raised the spectre of what some saw as Russia’s largely unchallenged actions in Ukraine and the march of armed militants through large swaths of northern Iraq as emblematic of an international system in dire need of repair.