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Serious concerns over Sahel, require ‘urgent action’: Senior UN Africa official

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 21.11.2019 - 00:51
The situation in Africa’s Sahel region continues to be “of serious concern and urgent action is needed”, a high-level United Nations official told the Security Council on Wednesday, attributing a rising number of attacks to terrorist armed groups.

World Television Day celebrates an integral part of modern life

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 21.11.2019 - 00:07
Seven decades of United Nations’ work in developing new standards and systems for broadcasting are being celebrated on Thursday, World Television Day, an annual observance that recognizes the medium’s role as a major source of information, education and entertainment.

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Israeli settlements, World Children’s Day, fossil fuel overuse

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 20.11.2019 - 23:32
A recap of Wednesday’s stories: UN envoy reiterates position on illegality of Israeli settlements, World Children’s Day marked with calls for rights of children to be upheld, new report highlights major gap between use of fossil fuels and commitments to limit global warming.

Young activists do the talking as UN marks World Children’s Day

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 20.11.2019 - 21:47
Children were both seen and heard in the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, World Children’s Day, during a celebration to commemorate 30 years since the adoption of a milestone treaty that protects their rights.

Israeli settlements remain ‘flagrant violation’ of international law, UN envoy tells Security Council

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 20.11.2019 - 20:13
Regardless of any national policy declarations, Israeli settlement activities are “a flagrant violation under international law”, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process spelled out to the Security Council on Wednesday.

UN chief calls for ‘green and clean’ development in message for Africa Industrialization Day

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 20.11.2019 - 07:10
As African countries gear up to implement an historic free trade agreement, the UN Secretary-General is urging leaders to pursue economic growth that benefits both people and the planet.

UN strengthens ties with Eurasia regional body to tackle terrorism and crime

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 20.11.2019 - 00:08
Improving understanding of the nexus between terrorism, transnational organized crime and drug trafficking is essential, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday in his address to a high-level meeting involving the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a leading player in diplomacy in Eurasia.

US pardons for accused war criminals, contrary to international law: UN rights office

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 20.11.2019 - 00:08
A presidential pardon for two United States soldiers accused of war crimes, and a sentence reduction for a third, “run against the letter and the spirit of international law which requires accountability for such violations”, the United Nations human rights wing said on Tuesday.

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Israeli settlements, Sahel crisis, Iran protests, reconciliation for peace, World Toilet Day

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 19.11.2019 - 23:28
A recap of Tuesday’s stories in brief: UN ‘regret’ over US settlements reversal; Almost daily attacks plunge Sahel into ‘three-country crisis’;  live ammunition reportedly used against Iranian protesters; reconciliation helps ‘repair fractures’, promote peace; call for poorest countries to take leading role in their own development agendas; and World Toilet Day.

UN updates guidelines to ensure successful return to civilian life for former combatants

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 19.11.2019 - 21:34
Increasing hurdles which prevent former combatants from returning to a peaceful civilian life have prompted the UN to update its standard practices, in an effort to ensure they remain “fit-for-purpose for years to come”.

UN ‘regrets’ new US position on legality of Israeli settlements

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 19.11.2019 - 21:20
The longstanding position of the UN regarding Israeli settlements in Occupied Palestinian Territory – that they are in breach of international law – is unchanged, Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said during a press briefing on Tuesday in New York, reacting to the policy reversal announced by the United States.

Reconciliation helps ‘repair fractures’, enable lasting peace, Security Council hears

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 19.11.2019 - 20:49
The UN Security Council this Tuesday has been debating what one activist labeled “the toughest and arguably most important part of the peace-building cycle”: reconciliation.

‘Three-country crisis’ across central Sahel puts whole generation at risk, warns UN food agency

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 19.11.2019 - 18:56
Violent attacks by extremists “almost every day” in the Sahel nations of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso have displaced nearly one million people and caused emergency levels of malnutrition, UN humanitarians have said.

Iran protests: Live ammunition reportedly used, says UN human rights office

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 19.11.2019 - 17:41
Reports indicating that dozens of people have been killed in continuing protests across Iran – some by live ammunition - are of deep concern, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), said on Tuesday.

Sustainable fishing staying afloat in developed world, sinking in poorer regions

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 19.11.2019 - 00:17
More people than ever rely on fisheries and aquaculture for food, and income, but the seafood industry is facing a “dangerous” sustainability divide when comparing trends in the developed world versus those in poorer regions, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) revealed on Monday.  

Monday’s Daily Brief: Progress and pitfalls in child rights, millions of Afghans acutely food insecure, Middle East nuclear-free zone, social media and child detention

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 18.11.2019 - 23:58
A recap of Monday’s stories in brief: Uneven child rights progress; over 10 million  Afghans severely food insecure; Middle East nuclear weapons conference gets underway; Social media posts increasing child detention cases; UN and partners commit to universal health. 

Libya ‘in race against time’, but dissolving conflict ‘a realistic prospect’, Security Council hears

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 18.11.2019 - 23:12
A recent resurgence of violence in Tripoli, means Libya is “ever more in a race against time” to reach peace, however, agreeing the way forward to ending the conflict “is a realistic prospect”, the top UN official in the country told the Security Council on Monday.    

At UN, Middle East countries discuss steps towards regional nuclear-free zone

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 18.11.2019 - 21:29
Representatives from across the Middle East are meeting at UN Headquarters this week in efforts to negotiate a legally binding treaty establishing a regional zone free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.

One-third of Afghans need urgent humanitarian aid, millions suffer ‘acute food insecurity’

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 18.11.2019 - 19:56
Over the last three months (August to October 2019), around one-third of the Afghan population required urgent humanitarian action, according to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Alert, released on Monday, which declares that some 10.23 million people are living in a state of “severe acute food insecurity”.

Anti-terror measures against youngsters’ online posts ‘linked to spike in child detention globally’

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 18.11.2019 - 18:54
More than 5.4 million children are detained around the world, rights experts said on Monday, highlighting “aggressive” State counterterrorism measures for the spike in youngsters held for alleged links with armed conflict or national security concerns based on their social media posts.