Novice OZN

Ahead of World Malaria Day, UN says 'let's close the gap' in prevention coverage

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pred 13 hours 54 min
On the eve of World Malaria Day, the United Nations health agency called today for accelerating scaled-up efforts to prevent malaria, which remains a major public health threat, killing one child every two minutes worldwide in 2015.

Conflict-related detainees in Afghanistan tortured, ill-treated in government facilities – UN

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pred 13 hours 54 min
A record number of people detained by Afghan police say that have been tortured or ill-treated in the past year, according to a new United Nations report, which notes however that the Afghan Government has committed to eliminating torture and ill-treatment in national detention facilities.

Girls worst affected as conflict keeps more than 25 million children out of school – UNICEF

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pred 13 hours 54 min
Conflict and violence has driven more than 25 million children between 6 and 15 years old &#8211 about 22 per cent of children in that age group &#8211 from schools in warzones across 22 countries, the United Nations Children&#39s Fund has said.

Accountability for rights abuses in South Sudan 'more important than ever,' says senior UN official

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Ned, 23.04.2017 - 07:00
A lack of accountability for crimes perpetrated during the ongoing conflict in South Sudan remains one of the country&#39s &#8220biggest challenges,&#8221 the Human Rights Director for the United Nations Mission (UNMISS) said today as he wrapped up a visit to the north-western Wau region.

UN and World Bank sign new partnership to build resilience for the most vulnerable

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sob, 22.04.2017 - 07:00
Building resilience for the world&#39s most vulnerable people by reducing poverty, promoting shared prosperity, enhancing food security, and sustaining peace in crisis-affected situations will be the focus of a new partnership framework agreed by the United Nations and World Bank.

UN welcomes release of 26 Qatari abductees in Iraq

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sob, 22.04.2017 - 07:00
The United Nations has welcomed the release and return to their country of 26 Qatari nationals abducted in Muthanna governorate, Iraq, in December 2015.

Mother Earth Day: Environmental and climate literacy vital for a cleaner, greener planet, says UN

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sob, 22.04.2017 - 07:00
Environmental and climate literacy is the engine not only for creating green voters and advancing environmental and climate laws and policies but also for accelerating green technologies and jobs, the United Nations is emphasizing on Mother Earth Day.

Addressing ‘fragility’ of societies key to preventing conflicts, stresses UN chief

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 21.04.2017 - 22:46
Noting that a key trigger common to nearly all conflicts is the element of fragility – fragility of States, of institutions, or of societies – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for increasing investments in preventative measures that address the problem of fragility before it turns into conflict.

UN envoy welcomes restored Internet service in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 21.04.2017 - 21:51
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa was relieved to learn that Cameroon President Paul Biya instructed that full internet services be restored in the North-West and South-West Regions of Cameroon.

UN food relief agency air-lifts food, medical supplies to 31,000 Somalis facing famine

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 21.04.2017 - 21:12
As the drought intensifies in south and north-eastern Somalia, the United Nations emergency food relief agency today airlifted to Mogadishu enough high-energy biscuits to assist 31,000 people for three days.

‘Large majority’ of millions living with hepatitis have no access to testing or treatment – UN agency

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 21.04.2017 - 20:45
New data published by the United Nations health agency has revealed that a vast majority of the estimated 325 million people living with chronic hepatitis B virus or hepatitis C virus infection lack access to life-saving testing and treatment, placing them at a great risk of chronic liver disease, cancer, and even death.

Cuba needs new laws and stronger action targeting human trafficking – UN rights expert

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 21.04.2017 - 20:30
A United Nations human rights expert has urged Cuba to consider introducing new legislation to ensure that everyone who falls victim to trafficking in persons can be identified and helped, and the authorities can take action against offenders.

Spread of literacy among women highlighted in UNESCO anniversary global review

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 21.04.2017 - 19:42
The increase in reading and writing proficiency among women is a result of the significant up tic in their enrolment and completion of primary education over the last five decades, even as overall funding for adult literacy has remained low, a recently-launched study by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has found.

UN refugee agency sending urgent relief items for Congolese civilians fleeing to Angola

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 21.04.2017 - 07:00
The United Nations refugee agency is shipping tents, mosquito nets and other essential relief items to Angola, where some 9,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have fled this month alone.

UNICEF calls for action to prevent more deaths in Central Mediterranean as attempted crossings spike

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 21.04.2017 - 07:00
Noting increases in number of migrants, including children, attempting to reach European shores using the Central Mediterranean route, and consequent rise in number of deaths, the United Nations Children&#39s Fund has called for safe and legal pathways for those who are fleeing conflict, poverty and depravation.

UN seeks more ‘cost-effective’ flight logistics in peacekeeping, political missions

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 21.04.2017 - 00:21
Secretary-General António Guterres today launched an initiative to boost efficiency of United Nations planes and flights, as it was revealed that the Organization spent close to $750 million from 2015 to 2016 on air assets in its peacekeeping and political missions.

UN seeks more ‘cost-effective’ flight logistics in peacekeeping, political missions

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 21.04.2017 - 00:21
Secretary-General António Guterres today launched an initiative to boost efficiency of United Nations planes and flights, as it was revealed that the Organization spent close to $750 million from 2015 to 2016 on air assets in its peacekeeping and political missions.

All sides in Syria crisis felt impact of ‘horrific’ weekend attack on evacuee convoy, says UN envoy

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 20.04.2017 - 23:44
Speaking to journalists after a meeting of the Humanitarian Taskforce (HTF), Staffan de Mistura, the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, stated that the horrific attack on a convoy of evacuees this past weekend had impacted everyone at today’s talks.

All sides in Syria crisis felt impact of ‘horrific’ weekend attack on evacuee convoy, says UN envoy

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 20.04.2017 - 23:44
Speaking to journalists after a meeting of the Humanitarian Taskforce (HTF), Staffan de Mistura, the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, stated that the horrific attack on a convoy of evacuees this past weekend had impacted everyone at today’s talks.

INTERVIEW: ‘Act now,’ or by 2030, millions could be graduating from schools without even basic education, warns UN envoy

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 20.04.2017 - 23:20
The ground-breaking, United Nations-backed International Finance Facility for Education is vital to ensure that half of the world’s children don’t miss out on the basic schooling needed to meet the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).