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With focus on natural disasters, UN risk reduction forum opens in Mexico

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 25.05.2017 - 22:04
Opening a major United Nations conference on risk reduction in Cancun, Mexico, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed cautioned that the world would not reach its development goals without tackling climate change and disaster risk.

Attacks on hospitals and medical staff ‘symptoms of grave disregard’ for international law – UN chief

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 25.05.2017 - 20:01
Parties to conflict are treating hospitals and clinics as targets, rather than respecting them as sanctuaries, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned today during a Security Council debate on the protection of civilians in armed violence.

On Africa Day, UN chief says world must move from ‘managing crises to preventing them’

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 25.05.2017 - 19:41
‘Africa Day’ 2017 comes at an important moment in the continent’s endeavours towards peace, inclusive economic growth and sustainable development United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said, urging humanity to listen and learn with the people of Africa.

UNICEF urges G7 leaders to adopt six-point action plan to keep refugee children safe

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 25.05.2017 - 19:00
Ahead of the Group of Seven summit in Italy, the United Nations children’s agency has urged the leaders of G7 industrialized countries to adopt its six-point action plan for the protection of refugee and migrant children.

Formal trade in Africa can improve region, prospects for women – UN agency reports

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 25.05.2017 - 07:00
Simplifying the requirements for a business license, offering incentives to tax payers, and tackling official corruption are among the recommendations by the United Nations agricultural organization to cut informal trade among African countries and boost economic prosperity, particularly for women.

Yemen: UN envoy raises concern over attack on his convoy during visit to Sana’a

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 25.05.2017 - 00:55
The United Nations envoy for conflict-torn Yemen today expressed deep concern over the attack on his convoy while traveling from the airport to the UN compound on Monday.

South Sudan: ‘Fighting must stop now’ so millions can be spared from famine, say UN agency chiefs

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 25.05.2017 - 00:12
Despite “appalling conditions” in South Sudan, it is not too late to save more people from dying, the head of the United Nations agriculture agency said today, joining the World Food Programme (WFP) chief in a call to all parties enmeshed in the country’s conflict to end the violence and work together to ensure access to food and other life-saving support.

Preserving cultural heritage, diversity vital for peacebuilding in Middle East – UNESCO chief

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 24.05.2017 - 23:37
Protecting cultural diversity is vital for peacebuilding in the Middle East, the head of the United Nations cultural agency said today, pledging solidarity with the victims of ethnic and religious violence in the region, and highlighting the need for both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ power.

UN rights chief concerned about health of Palestinian hunger strikers in Israel jails

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 24.05.2017 - 22:48
The United Nations human rights chief today expressed serious concern about the health of more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons as their hunger strike entered its 38th day without resolution.

‘All roads should lead to universal healthcare,’ says new WHO chief

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 24.05.2017 - 21:59
The newly-elected head of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, outlined his priorities for journalists at the agency’s headquarters today in Geneva, where he stressed the need for Member States to provide healthcare for all and to implement international health regulations.

Top UN official in South Sudan urges Security Council to advance ‘common strategy’ on political process

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 24.05.2017 - 21:15
The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan today urged the Security Council to unite behind a common strategy for advancing the political process and peace in the crisis-torn country.

Violence in North Africa, Middle East puts health of 24 million children in jeopardy – UNICEF

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 24.05.2017 - 19:34
From Libya to Syria, grinding conflicts in North Africa and the Middle East have damaged health infrastructure and compromised water and sanitation services, threatening the health of 24 million children, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today.

Marking International Day, UN honours dedication and service of peacekeepers

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 24.05.2017 - 18:29
While the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is 29 May, the Organization today held ceremonies to pay tribute to the more than 3,500 people who have died on duty since 1948 and acknowledge the dedication and courage of those serving on the ground.

Senior UN official appeals for aid to stop 'unprecedented' spread of cholera in Yemen

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 24.05.2017 - 07:00
With more than 100,000 people in Yemen believed to be at risk for cholera, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the country is appealing to Governments for urgent financial and political support

DR Congo: 400,000 children in Greater Kasai at risk of severe acute malnutrition, UNICEF warns

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 24.05.2017 - 07:00
Deteriorating security conditions have severely disrupted life-saving interventions for children in Greater Kasai in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in recent months, putting an estimated 400,000 children at risk of severe acute malnutrition, the United Nations Children&#39s Fund (UNICEF) has said.

New secure Internet app aids UN peacekeeping maintain and share statistics

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 24.05.2017 - 00:21
The United Nations peacekeeping office today announced a new software application that is enhancing efficiency and situational awareness in the field.

Samples from alleged chemical attacks in Syria reveal evidence of sulfur mustard, sarin – UN official

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 23.05.2017 - 23:59
A fact-finding mission in Syria has found evidence of sulfur mustard in samples taken from an alleged attack on 16 September 2016, while samples from a 4 April incident have revealed exposure to sarin or a sarin-like substance, the United Nations disarmament chief told the Security Council today.

FEATURE: "We invest in peace"

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 23.05.2017 - 23:37
More than 100,000 UN peacekeepers serving around the world will be honoured this month as the United Nations celebrates the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, observed annually on 29 May.

UN resilience ‘scorecard’ to help cities curb disaster losses from climate change, other risk drivers

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 23.05.2017 - 23:21
As world leaders and civil society representatives gather today in Cancun, Mexico, for a biennial United Nations forum on preventing and mitigating disaster impacts, the UN today launched an updated plan to increase the number of cities and towns with the capacity to reduce their disaster losses by 2020.

Two UN ‘blue helmets’ killed in attack in northern Mali

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 23.05.2017 - 22:27
Two peacekeepers of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were killed and another injured on Tuesday morning in an ambush in the northern Kidal region.