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UN concerned over latest fighting in northern CAR

New York, May 17 (IBNS): As fighting worsens in northern Central African Republic, United Nations humanitarian agencies and partners are working to protect displaced people and children, and to support conflict-hit farmers, it was announced on Friday.

Mali: UN to restore Timbuktu's cultural heritage

New York, May 17 (IBNS): The United Nations and the European Union have forged an agreement on Friday to fund the restoration of cultural heritage in Timbuktu that was destroyed by extremists after fighting broke out in 2012 between Malian Government forces and Tuareg rebels.

UN highlights role of families in achieving development

New York, May 16 (IBNS): United Nations officials are using this year's International Day of Families to highlight the vital role that these critical social units found in every society play in achieving globally agreed development goals and advancing a better world for all.

UN condemns conviction, sentencing of Saudi blogger

New York, May 16 (IBNS): A group of independent United Nations human rights experts on Thursday expressed alarm at the conviction by a Saudi court of online activist and blogger Raef Badawi, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison, 1,000 lashes and a 1 million Saudi riyal fine.

UN report shows rich-poor longevity divide persists

New York, May 16 (IBNS): People everywhere are living longer, the United Nations health agency on Thursday reported, mostly because fewer children are dying, certain diseases are in check, and tobacco use is down, but conditions in low-income countries continue to plague life quality there.

UN urges protection for Albinos after Tanzania killing

New York, May 16 (IBNS): The barbaric murder of a woman with albinism in Tanzania has prompted the United Nations human rights chief to call for greater protection for this "exceptionally vulnerable" community.

Bosnia and Herzegovina's politics hurting citizens: UNSC

New York, May 16 (IBNS): Ahead of the 'hotly contested' elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a senior United Nations official on Thursday warned the UN Security Council (UNSC) that the country is politically heading in the wrong direction and that politicians might try to raise inter-ethnic tensions to divert attention from real problems.

Nigeria: UN to support efforts to release abducted schoolgirls

New York, May 16 (IBNS): The United Nations is committed to supporting Nigeria's efforts to ensure the release of the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram militants, the world body's newly-appointed envoy to the country said on Thursday, as he announced that the UN has initiated preparation of a "support package" that will include assistance for affected families and the girls after their release.

UN urges governments to buy local food in public projects

New York, May 16 (IBNS): Public procurement can contribute to making food systems more fair and sustainable, and help realize the human right to adequate food, according to a United Nations independent expert.

Egypt: UN urges reform to legal system following death sentences

New York, May 16 (IBNS): In the wake of the second wave of mass death sentences handed down in Egypt last month, a group of African and United Nations human rights experts on Thursday called on authorities to bring the country's legal system into compliance with international and regional standards.

UN concerned over drought impact on crops in Syria

New York, May 16 (IBNS): Drought and ongoing conflict are not only adding pressure to Syria's already dire food security situation, but also increasing the need for imports and driving up prices, according to the latest outlook issued by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).

UN urges support for Yemenis in need of assistance

New York, May 16 (IBNS): Nearly 15 million people in Yemen - over half the population - are in need of some form of humanitarian aid this year, the top United Nations relief official in the country said on Thursday, urging the international community to provide the critical funds necessary for the response.

Syria: UN seeks expanded aid access to Palestinian refugees

New York, May 16 (IBNS): A senior United Nations official has highlighted the extreme hardship faced by Palestinian refugees in Syria as a result of the ongoing armed conflict, and stressed the need to improve conditions to enable the delivery of critically-needed humanitarian assistance.

Death toll rises to 282 in Turkey mine mishap

Istanbul, May 15 (IBNS): The death toll in a blast and resultant fire at a Turkish mine on Tuesday has touched 282 on Thursday, triggering a day-long strike by country's trade unions to protest against the mishap.

South Sudan: UN welcomes deal to resolve conflict in Pibor

New York, May 15 (IBNS): The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has welcomed the signing of an agreement between the Government and the South Sudan Democratic Movement/Army (Cobra Faction) on the peaceful resolution of the conflict in Greater Pibor County, Jonglei state.