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.
New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) Armed conflicts, political unrests, pandemics, and environmental degradation have impeded efforts by the worldâ€™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.
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 Assemblyâ€™s high-level annual meeting on Monday called for a reinvigorated United Nations capable of deploying the necessary multilateral force to defeat the scourge.
New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) In order to move towards more sustainable agriculture, a broader approach is needed to overhaul the worldâ€™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.
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.
New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) Taking to the General Assembly podium on Monday, Vanuatuâ€™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.
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.
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.
New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) With a new sustainable development agenda as the focus of this yearâ€™s annual General Assembly debate, African leaders on Monday called on the United Nations to take into consideration the continentâ€™s specific realities and challenges.
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 Organizationâ€™s commitment to cooperate with the national unity government in the countryâ€™s progress to peace, stability and development.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New York, Sept 28 (IBNS): European leaders addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday raised the spectre of what some saw as Russiaâ€™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.