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UN Assembly President rings Nasdaq bell; sounds alarm on behalf of world's endangered ocean

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 21.08.2017 - 07:00
The President of the United Nations General Assembly opened the trading day in New York this morning to send the message that the world&#39s ocean health is in distress.

'No sign of positive evolution' in Burundi, says head of independent UN rights probe

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 21.08.2017 - 07:00
Ahead of next month&#39s presentation to the United Nations Human Rights Council, an independent panel today said that the human rights situation in Burundi has not improved.

UN labour agency launches global panel to address rapid transformations in the world of work

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 21.08.2017 - 07:00
The United Nations labour agency has launched a high-level international body that will chart the course towards a future of decent and sustainable work opportunities for all, and to tackle the challenges of delivering social justice in today&#39s rapidly transforming world of work.

UN health agency rushes to prevent malaria, cholera outbreaks in flood-hit Sierra Leone

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 21.08.2017 - 07:00
The United Nations health agency is working closely with the Government of Sierra Leone to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as malaria and cholera in the wake of last week&#39s mudslides and flooding in the country&#39s capital, Freetown.

Following El Salvador visit, UN right expert urges authorities to protect people from gangs

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 21.08.2017 - 07:00
El Salvador is suffering a &#39hidden tragedy&#39 due to gang-related violence, an independent United Nations human rights expert today said, urging national authorities to intensify efforts to help and protect people affected by gangs.

Thousands flee as Iraqi forces advance on ISIL-held Tal Afar – UN

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 21.08.2017 - 07:00
The top United Nations humanitarian official in Iraq has warned against the consequences of displacement as thousands of civilians are expected to flee from Tal Afar and surrounding communities during the Iraqi military operation to retake these areas from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da&#39esh) terrorist group.

'UN stands in solidarity with Finland in its fight against terrorism,' says Guterres

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sob, 19.08.2017 - 07:00
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today condemned the terrorist attack in south-western Finland which killed at least two people.

'Civilians are Not a Target,' says UN chief on World Humanitarian Day

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sob, 19.08.2017 - 07:00
On World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations and its partners are calling on all global leaders to do everything in their power to protect people caught up in conflict, and to stand with the health and aid workers who risk their lives to help them.

More than 350,000 children vaccinated against polio in hard to reach areas of Syria – UN

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 18.08.2017 - 07:00
A United Nations polio vaccination campaign in Syria has provided protection to more than 355,000 children under age five in two governorates, where violence has made access especially difficult.

Marking World Humanitarian Day, UN urges protection for civilians in armed conflict

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 18.08.2017 - 07:00
Civilians in conflict are not a target, top United Nations officials today stressed at a special event marking World Humanitarian Day, which honours aid workers and pays homage to those killed in service, while also drawing attention to the millions of people today living in war zones.

Yemen's 'man-made catastrophe' is ravaging country, senior UN officials tell Security Council

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 18.08.2017 - 07:00
Warning about escalating suffering in Yemen&#39s man-made catastrophe, senior United Nations officials today addressed the Security Council, calling on the international community to push for a political solution to the more than two-year-old conflict.

Protecting aid workers ‘paramount,’ UN relief chief says ahead of World Humanitarian Day

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 18.08.2017 - 00:01
As conflicts around the world continue to take a massive toll on people’s lives, the top United Nations relief official stressed the importance of ensuring that the brave men and women who risk their lives to help those in need are not themselves a target.

UN condemns deadly terrorist attack in Barcelona

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 17.08.2017 - 07:00
Condemning today&#39s terrorist attack on Barcelona, Spain, Secretary-General António Guterres said the United Nations stands in solidarity with the Government and people of Spain in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

ICC orders former Mali Islamist to pay more than $3 million for damage to Timbuktu cultural sites

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 17.08.2017 - 07:00
For deliberately attacking religious and historic buildings in Timbuktu, Mali, the International Criminal Court (ICC) today issued to Malian Islamist a nearly three million euros Reparations Order, due on 16 February 2018.

UN agencies rushing aid to more than 3,000 displaced in flood-hit Sierra Leone

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 17.08.2017 - 07:00
United Nations agencies are stepping up efforts to aid displaced families affected by the deadly flooding and landslides in Sierra Leon&#39s capital, Freetown, and surrounding areas.

Pregnant, breastfeeding women among most at risk in Yemen's cholera outbreak

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 17.08.2017 - 07:00
In the midst of the cholera outbreak in Yemen, where an average 5,000 people fall sick every day, the United Nations population agency is warning about the dangers to pregnant and breastfeeding women.

South Sudan refugees in Uganda exceed one million; UN renews appeal for help

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 17.08.2017 - 07:00
As the number of refugees from South Sudan in Uganda passes one million &#8211 the vast majority of whom are women and children &#8211 the United Nations refugee agency today reiterated its call for urgent additional support.

In East Darfur, UN refugee chief urges international support for Sudan

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 17.08.2017 - 07:00
The United Nations refugee chief has called for international solidarity and resources to aid Sudan, which is one of the major hosting countries for refugees fleeing the conflict in South Sudan.

UN rights experts warn new EU policy on boat rescues will cause more people to drown

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 17.08.2017 - 07:00
The European Union&#39s new policy on Mediterranean Sea rescues threatens life and breaches international standards, two United Nations independent human experts today cautioned.

Post-election Kosovo entering period of uncertainty that will demand strong leadership – UN envoy

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 16.08.2017 - 07:00
Following the parliamentary elections of 11 June, which took place without &#8220major irregularities or incidents,&#8221 Kosovo has entered a &#8220period of uncertainty&#8221 marked by reconfiguring the political landscape and a &#8220functional void,&#8221 the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Kosovo Zahir Tanin told the Security Council today.