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After decade of progress, rural areas of Latin America, Caribbean slide back into poverty – UN report

For the first time in a decade, poverty in rural Latin America and the Caribbean has   increased by two million people, said a new United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report, which called the worrying trend a “historical reversal.”

UN chief condemns deadly terrorist attack in Kabul

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pred 16 hours 33 min
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has “strongly condemned” the terrorist attack targeting a religious gathering in the Afghan capital, Kabul, which claimed dozens of civilian lives.

Cameroon violence condemned by UN human rights office in appeal for dialogue to address grievances

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 21.11.2018 - 00:42
Continuing insecurity in Cameroon has been condemned by the United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) amid reports of killings by armed groups and State forces that has prompted mass internal displacement.

Go ‘beyond-business-as-usual’ to invigorate businesses, entrepreneurship in world’s poorest countries, urges UN agency

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 21.11.2018 - 00:23
A “pragmatic, strategic and evolutionary” approach is needed in the least developed countries to strengthen their public sector capacity, bring about institutional reform and promote policy learning, a new United Nations report has urged.

FROM THE FIELD: Children in Lake Chad Basin attend school with help from UN-backed fund

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 20.11.2018 - 22:49
Some 3.5 million children living in the Lake Chad Basin in Africa’s Sahel region do not have access to education according to the UN-backed Education Cannot Wait fund.

UN chief advocates for a strengthening of peacekeeping in Africa

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 20.11.2018 - 19:22
Citing the “encouraging progress” achieved by United Nations peacekeeping operations in Africa – which hosts half of all ongoing missions – UN chief António Guterres on Tuesday called the international community to strengthen cooperation and commitment to peacekeeping, during an open debate held at the Security Council.

UN migration agency builds temporary safe havens to shelter Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 20.11.2018 - 19:17
The United Nations migration agency said on Tuesday that it has upgraded structures in Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee camps as temporary accommodations for emergency situations.

Refugee and migrant children losing over 1.8 million school days, every day – UN report

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 20.11.2018 - 19:04
Migrant and refugee children to face incredible hardships attending schools and accessing education, a new United Nations report released on Tuesday has revealed, highlighting also structural weaknesses in national systems that can sometimes exclude children on the move.

DR Congo violence puts Ebola humanitarian response at risk, UN food relief agency warns

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 20.11.2018 - 18:43
A spokesperson for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has condemned any violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that could slow down the humanitarian response to the Ebola outbreak in the vast country’s north-east, following an attack on a UN base and nearby hotels housing UN staff, in the city of Beni on Friday.

World Children’s Day: Millie Bobby Brown to #GoBlue as new UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 20.11.2018 - 18:30
On this World Children’s Day, when kids across the globe unite for their rights, Emmy-Nominated actress Millie Bobby Brown has been named the newest United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador.

CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: Chocolate, a sweet success in Guatemala

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 20.11.2018 - 17:50
The reintroduction of smallholder cocoa production in Guatemala is addressing both economic and environmental problems brought on by climate change, thanks to support provided by the UN Development Programme (UNDP). 

Credible, legitimate constitutional committee for post-war Syria ‘may not’ be possible – UN envoy

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 20.11.2018 - 00:52
It “may not” be possible to form an inclusive and legitimate constitutional committee in Syria – a way out of the years long crisis plaguing the country – the United Nations negotiator for the conflict-ridden nation has warned.

UN Alliance of Civilizations is fundamental to ‘world we need to build’ – Guterres

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 19.11.2018 - 22:55
The role of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations has never been more relevant to the 2030 Agenda objective of “building more peaceful, just and resilient societies,” Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, the opening day of the eighth annual Global Forum.

If any side fails, every side fails – UN envoy for Middle East Peace Process

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 19.11.2018 - 22:44
A senior United Nations official has called on the global community to remain committed to the two-state solution in the Middle East peace process, urging efforts to establish an environment conducive to the return of negotiations to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Ending inequality means ending ‘global pandemic’ of violence against women – UN chief

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 19.11.2018 - 20:51
Until women and girls can live free of fear, violence and insecurity, the world cannot pride itself on being fair and equal, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, marked annually on 25 November.

Conflict and inequality shape children’s lives in Iraq; UNICEF urges ‘right policies’ for protection

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 19.11.2018 - 18:33
Conflict and inequality remain the defining features of children being raised in Iraq today, according to the first comprehensive survey conducted by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in seven years.

CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: In Bhutan, nature and people benefit

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 19.11.2018 - 18:21
Farmers in the mountain kingdom of Bhutan are being helped by the UN to boost their livelihoods using their traditional knowledge while protecting the country’s varied biodiversity.

UN health agency launches action plan as global malaria cases rise

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 19.11.2018 - 17:48
Targets to reduce global rates of infections and deaths from malaria are not being met, says the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2018 World malaria report, released on Monday.

Central African Republic: Guterres says UN mission committed to protecting civilians, helping stabilize country, as violence flares

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sob, 17.11.2018 - 23:43
Amid a recent uptick in violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday said he stood in solidarity with the crisis torn country and warned that attacks against defenseless civilians and UN ‘blue helmets’ may amount to war crimes.

Amid continued suffering in Yemen, UN envoy welcomes reports of reduced violence

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sob, 17.11.2018 - 00:37
Addressing the UN Security Council on Friday, Martin Griffiths, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, said that although conflict continues to rage, he welcomed recent reports of reduced violence in the country.