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UN condemns ongoing violence in South Sudan

New York, Apr 16 (IBNS): The number of people seeking shelter at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) base in the Unity state capital, Bentiu, has doubled over the past few days, UN Humanitarian Coordinator Toby Lanzer said in Juba on Tuesday.

UN lauds Bulgaria's effort to improve conditions of asylum-seekers

New York, Apr 16 (IBNS): The United Nations refugee agency applauded on Tuesday the "significant efforts" made recently by the Bulgarian authorities and their partners to improve living conditions for asylum seekers in the country.

Pepsi joins Coke in support to protect rights of poor: UN

New York, Apr 16 (IBNS): The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced on Tuesday that PepsiCo has joined the Coca-Cola Company in giving its official support to a set of global guidelines that protect the rights of poor and vulnerable people to land, livelihoods and food security.

Mexico: Ban urges renewed global partnership for development

New York, Apr 16 (IBNS): With the deadline for the globally agreed development targets fast approaching, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday called for a renewed global partnership to advance sustainable development and a life of dignity for all.

UN launches guide to mobilizing action for disarmament

New York, Apr 16 (IBNS): "Your deeds will have an impact...be the new leaders of change," United Nations Messenger of Peace Michael Douglas urged on Tuesday during an event launching the book, 'Action for Disarmament: 10 Things You Can Do!'.

Libya: UNSC condemns abduction of Jordanian envoy

New York, Apr 16 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) strongly condemned Tuesday's attack in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, which resulted in the abduction of the Jordanian ambassador and injuries to his driver.

UN hails treaty allowing children to lodge complaints

New York, Apr 15 (IBNS): United Nations child rights experts on Monday hailed a new treaty that allows children to complain directly to the world body about alleged violations of their rights.

UN urges less military spending, more investment in development

New York, Apr 15 (IBNS): Marking the Global Day of Action on Military Spending, the United Nations independent expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order called on all governments to boost transparency and cuts in military expenditures, and increase investments in nutrition, health, environmental protection and other major sustainable development challenges.

UN condemns rampant use of torture by Syrian forces

New York, Apr 15 (IBNS): The United Nations human rights chief on Monday condemned the rampant use of torture, including allegedly of children, in detention facilities across Syria by Government forces and some armed opposition groups.

UN urges help for people of Central African Republic

New York, Apr 15 (IBNS): More than 70,000 people are now living in horrendous conditions crammed into the Central African Republic (CAR) Bangui airport - the lucky ones under weather-beaten tarps just yards from the runway. Others are in the open.

Syria: UN urges efforts as chemical weapons deadline slips

New York, Apr 15 (IBNS): Concerned that Syria has missed the Apr 13 deadline to remove most of its chemical agents, the Joint Mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations (OPCW-UN) says that it expects "an intensification of efforts" towards meeting the goal of removing all the country"s chemical weapons by the end of the month.

Ban encourages Israel-Palestine peace talks

New York, Apr 15 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly encouraged Israel and Palestine to remain "constructively engaged" in ongoing efforts towards achieving a two-State solution during separate phone calls over the weekend with the leaders of both sides.

Ban commends Guinea-Bissau for peaceful elections

New York, Apr 15 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has applauded the people of Guinea-Bissau for their orderly and peaceful participation in Sunday's presidential and legislative elections, and called on all candidates to respect the upcoming results.

UN urges financing for sustainable development

New York, Apr 15 (IBNS): Even with a slow recovery from the economic and financial crisis underway, severe effects of the upheaval linger and serious risks remain, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson warned a high-level gathering of global finance institutions on Monday, urging measures to channel financial investment into vital areas that can help secure sustainable development for all.

Iran: UN urges immediate halt to woman's execution

New York, Apr 15 (IBNS): A United Nations independent expert has issued a strong call on the Government of Iran to halt Tuesday's scheduled execution of an Iranian woman said to be the victim of physical and sexual assault, seriously concerned that she did not receive a fair trial.