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Make the guns fall silent. ‘Immediately and everywhere': South Sudan envoy

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pred 16 hours 22 min
Warring parties in South Sudan must demonstrate their willingness to a peaceful end to their conflict by “making their guns fall silent. Immediately and everywhere,” said Nicholas Haysom, outgoing UN Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, on Tuesday.

Bring the United Nations closer to the people, urges Assembly President in her inaugural speech

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 18.09.2018 - 23:32
The new session of the United Nations General Assembly opened on Wednesday with its President pledging to use her year in office to bring the world body closer to the people and strengthen their sense of ownership and support for the UN.

Eritrea: Peace deal prompts hope of internal reforms, to improve fundamental human rights

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 18.09.2018 - 21:48
The peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia has raised hopes that improving human rights will be front and centre on Eritrea’s path forward, according to a United Nations Special Rapporteur on Tuesday.

Agreement over buffer zone to spare civilians in Syria’s Idlib welcomed by top UN officials

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 18.09.2018 - 20:24
The agreement between Turkey and Russia to create a demilitarized buffer zone protecting civilians living in Idlib, Syria, has been welcomed by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the world body’s humanitarian chief, who called on all warring parties and countries supporting them to make it effective.

UN tuberculosis summit ‘historic opportunity’ to put response ‘back on track’: new WHO report

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 18.09.2018 - 18:46
Countries are not doing enough to end tuberculosis – the world’s deadliest infectious disease – by 2030, warned the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, at the release of the latest Global Tuberculosis Report.

Kenya makes progress in supporting people with albinism, but ‘much remains to be done’ says UN expert

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 18.09.2018 - 17:57
Despite improvements for persons with Albinism in Kenya who have historically suffered attacks and discrimination, a United Nations expert has signaled that “much remains to be done”, especially when it comes to accessing equal treatment under the law.

UN chief welcomes meeting between leaders of Djibouti and Eritrea

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 18.09.2018 - 16:06
The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has welcomed the meeting between the Presidents of Djibouti and Eritrea, held on Monday in Saudi Arabia, as “yet another step in the consolidation of recent peace and security gains in the Horn of Africa region”.

Somewhere, every five seconds, a child under 15 dies – new UN report

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 18.09.2018 - 02:00
Around 6.3 million children under the age of 15, died from mostly preventable causes last year, the equivalent to one child dying every five seconds, according to a new report compiled by a group of United Nations agencies. Newborn babies account for half of the deaths.

‘Time for important decisions,’ head of UN in Afghanistan tells Security Council

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 17.09.2018 - 23:31
With parliamentary elections one month away and a major ministerial conference planned for November in Geneva, the United Nation’s Special Representative for Afghanistan briefed the Security Council on Monday, noting that “preparations are on track” but that many challenges lie ahead, including increased security concerns.  

In a complex world, ‘we need to take the right road’: outgoing General Assembly President

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 17.09.2018 - 23:20
The outgoing UN General Assembly President, Miroslav Lajčák, called on the global community on Monday to remain steadfast in support of multilateralism, reiterating that it is the only way to address the complex and growing challenges facing the world.

UN chief concerned over havoc of Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 17.09.2018 - 23:03
Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday that he was saddened by the “loss of life and extensive destruction” caused by Typhoon Mangkhut across the Philippines.

Signs that North Korea is ‘maintaining nuclear weapons programme’ – UN political affairs chief

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 17.09.2018 - 22:35
There are signs that North Korea (formally known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK), is “still maintaining and developing its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes”, Rosemary di Carlo, United Nations political affairs chief, told the Security Council on Monday.

Sustainable farming, ‘key’ to world free of hunger, malnutrition, says UN agriculture chief

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 17.09.2018 - 22:09
There will be “no sustainable future without eradicating poverty and hunger,” the United Nations agriculture agency chief spelled out on Monday, launching the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) latest flagship publication, on the world’s Agricultural Commodity Markets.

Top UN official in Nigeria condemns killing of abducted aid worker; calls for immediate release of two others

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 17.09.2018 - 21:59
The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, condemned on Monday the killing of an aid worker who had been held captive by a non-state armed group in north-east Nigeria since  March.

Keeping order in the General Assembly: The strange saga of how a Viking gavel was broken, then lost, then carved again

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 17.09.2018 - 19:50
If you’re a keen observer of the United Nations General Assembly, you may have noticed the body’s President wields a very unusual looking gavel. It is a gift from Iceland, and there’s a very interesting story behind it.

Human Rights Council hears plea to protect victims of ‘brutal’ sexual violence in South Sudan

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 17.09.2018 - 19:16
The plight of South Sudan’s women and girls “should no longer be ignored”, UN investigators told the UN Human Rights Council on Monday, citing the disturbing testimonies of sexual abuse victims who have been treated by soldiers and militias as the “spoils” of the more than five-year conflict.

Senior UN official calls on Israel to stop demolition of Palestinian village in the West Bank

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 17.09.2018 - 16:56
The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, expressed concern on Monday “at the intention of the Israeli authorities to demolish the Bedouin village of Khan Al-Ahmar/Abu Al-Helu” in the West Bank,  where 181 Palestinians currently live, more than half of whom are children.

‘Wind of hope’ blowing through Horn of Africa says UN chief, as Ethiopia and Eritrea sign historic peace accord

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Ned, 16.09.2018 - 22:04
There is a powerful wind of hope blowing across the Horn of Africa region, said UN chief António Guterres on Sunday, in Saudi Arabia to witness the signing of a peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea, ending decades of simmering conflict.

More than 65 million ‘low-carbon jobs’ can be created by 2030: UN-backed Climate Summit urges action ‘to the next level’

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Ned, 16.09.2018 - 18:03
New UN-backed commitments to take action against the damaging effects of climate change, could result in $26 trillion in economic benefits worldwide, and help create 65 million new “low-carbon jobs” by 2030 – the deadline for the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Now is a ‘pivotal time for climate action’ says UN chief, looking to ozone layer gains

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Ned, 16.09.2018 - 12:20
With record-breaking heat once again enveloping the earth this year, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said it was also “a pivotal time for climate action”, marking  the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, on Sunday.