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UN spotlights power of sports to advance shared values

New York, May 23 (IBNS): High-level officials, prominent athletes and youth teamed up at the United Nations in New York on Thursday to spotlight the values that the world of sports can advance, including, diversity, inclusion, peacebuilding and development.

UN Women launches campaign to promote gender equality

New York, May 23 (IBNS): The United Nations entity tasked with promoting gender equality on Thursday launched a major campaign kicking off a year-long, worldwide commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the landmark Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing.

World conference to dominate 2014 session on indigenous issues

New York, May 23 (IBNS): Calls for the full, equal and effective participation by the world's 370 million indigenous peoples in the upcoming, first-ever World Conference devoted to the realization of their rights gained momentum during a two-week annual forum at United Nations Headquarters.

Ukraine: Ban appeals for calm ahead of elections

New York, May 23 (IBNS): As violence continues to roil eastern Ukraine, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reiterated on Thursday his appeals to all parties ahead of Sunday's scheduled presidential elections to redouble their efforts to help create the conditions that will allow voters across the crisis-torn country to safely cast their ballots.

Cooperation key to healing Asia's rifts: Ban

New York, May 22 (IBNS): While hailing Asia's dynamism, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday cautioned leaders gathered in Shanghai that despite best efforts, the wider Asian theatre is the scene of some of the "most worrying tensions in the world on Wednesday," and urged healing the region's rifts, including the Syrian crisis, the spread of deadly weapons, and local territorial disputes, through cooperation and common interests.

Syria: UN denounces hardship wrought on Aleppo's residents

New York, May 22 (IBNS): The United Nations human rights chief on Wednesday condemned the "flagrant disregard" for international human rights and humanitarian law - both by the Syrian Government and by some armed groups - that has led to tremendous suffering for civilians in Aleppo.

Role of cooperation critical for sustainable development: UN

New York, May 22 (IBNS): United Nations officials on Wednesday highlighted the importance of both traditional and new forms of cooperation, as well as building broad partnerships, to shaping a future development agenda that is both sustainable and leads to prosperity for millions around the world.

Mali: Ban urges immediate end to fighting in Kidal

New York, May 22 (IBNS): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday voiced his deep concern at the rapidly deteriorating situation in the northern Malian town of Kidal, where the United Nations says renewed violence threatens to once again destabilize the country.

UN launches guide on attacks against schools, hospitals

New York, May 22 (IBNS): Every child has a right to education and health, the United Nations on Wednesday said launching a guidance note to assist the people monitoring, reporting and working to prevent attacks against schools and hospitals.

UN cites worsening human rights situation in Ukraine

New York, May 22 (IBNS): The southern and eastern regions of crisis-racked Ukraine are now awash in weapons and the scene of numerous cases of illegal detentions and abductions, a senior United Nations human rights official warned on Wednesday, noting that he had discussed with the parties some rights-based and humanitarian de-escalation measures.

UN strongly condemns double bombings in Nigeria

New York, May 22 (IBNS): The United Nations envoy for West Africa has strongly condemned the double bombings that targeted a market in the Nigerian city of Jos and resulted in the deaths of over 100 people and the wounding of scores more.

UN atomic watchdog to further address nuclear concerns

New York, May 22 (IBNS): The United Nations and Iran have agreed on additional practical measures aimed at allaying concerns about the country's nuclear programme, which its officials have stated is for peaceful purposes but some other countries contend is driven by military ambitions.

South Sudan: UN calls for protection of aid workers

New York, May 22 (IBNS): The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan on Wednesday demanded unhindered freedom of movement for aid workers after alleged members of South Sudan's security forces assaulted and illegally detained two UN staff.

UN urges Iran to halt execution of two Ahwazi Arabs

New York, May 22 (IBNS): UN human rights experts on Wednesday appealed to Iranian authorities to halt the scheduled execution of two members of Iran's Ahwazi Arab minority after their death sentences were reportedly upheld by the Iranian Supreme Court.

UN Women chief visits girls' school in Nigeria

New York, May 21 (IBNS): Reaffirming the United Nations unwavering support for girls' education in Nigeria, the Organization's top women's rights official has just wrapped up a "solidarity mission" during which she visited an all-girls college near Abuja similar to the school in the country's restive northeast, where militants kidnapped more than 200 students in mid-April.