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UN and partners launch campaign to tackle new fungus strain threatening world’s bananas

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 18.10.2017 - 22:33
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced on Wednesday that it is working with partners to help protect the world’s banana crops a new strain of fungus, known as Fusarium wilt TR4, which can last for years in the soil.

UN rights experts urge Iran to halt imminent execution of juvenile Amirhossein Pourjafar

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 18.10.2017 - 21:08
United Nations human rights experts on Wednesday urgently appealed to Iran to halt tomorrow’s execution of Amirhossein Pourjafar, who was sentenced to death when he was 16 years old.

UNICEF and partner agencies in South Sudan help reunite 5,000 children with families

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 18.10.2017 - 19:38
Since conflict broke out in South Sudan in 2013, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children and other partners have successfully reunited more than 5,000 children with their families.

UN chief announces trip to Central African Republic, where crisis is 'far from media spotlight'

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 18.10.2017 - 07:00
Speaking to the press at United Nations Headquarters, in New York, Secretary-General António Guterres announced that he will be travelling to the Central African Republic early next week.

Yemen: UNICEF warns conflict shutters one in 10 schools; teachers unpaid for a year

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 18.10.2017 - 07:00
The conflict in Yemen &#8211 now into its third year &#8211 continues to take a toll on millions of children, with their education now under threat, adding to an already long list of bitter hardships including malnutrition, displacement and violence, the United Nations Children&#39s Fund (UNICEF) has warned.

UN health agency supports yellow fever immunization for 874,000 people in Nigeria

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 18.10.2017 - 00:11
A 10-day campaign launched by the Government of Nigeria will immunize nearly 874,000 people against yellow fever in the states of Kwara and Kogi, according to the United Nations health agency.

Myanmar: Plight of refugees focus of top UN political official's meetings

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 17.10.2017 - 23:42
Concluding a visit to Myanmar, the top United Nations political official has underscored the importance of accountability and non-discriminatory rule of law and public safety as part of the comprehensive approach needed to address the fears and distrust among communities in Rakhine.

Libya: Smugglers holding refugees and migrants in deplorable conditions, say UN agencies

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 17.10.2017 - 22:56
After weeks of conflict in western Libya, United Nations agencies have been working around the clock to meet the urgent needs of the more than 14,000 refugees and migrants who had been held captive in numerous locations in the coastal city of Sabratha – approximately 80 kilometres west of Tripoli.

UN report outlines path towards closing gender gap, realizing reproductive health rights

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 17.10.2017 - 20:45
Vast inequalities threaten economies, communities and nations, trapping people in a cycle of poverty and marginalization, the United Nations said on Tuesday in a new report that outlines 10 actions countries can take on the path towards equality.

Thousands of Rohingya refugees stranded near Bangladesh-Myanmar border – UN

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 17.10.2017 - 19:10
The United Nations refugee agency is concerned about the humanitarian condition of up to 15,000 Rohingya refugees who are stranded in paddy fields near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border.

South Sudan's leaders must pull country back from 'impending abyss,' UN peacekeeping chief

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 17.10.2017 - 07:00
Amid worsening security and the dire humanitarian and human rights situation in South Sudan, the head of United Nations peacekeeping operations on Tuesday called on the international community to demand that the country&#39s leadership act in a manner that is expected of them.

On International Day, UN chief urges action to address root causes of poverty

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 17.10.2017 - 07:00
Highlighting the importance of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to ensure a life of dignity for all, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for redoubling of efforts to eradicate poverty it in its entirety.

Secretary-General welcomes launch of new UN mission in Haiti

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 17.10.2017 - 01:23
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterrs welcomed the establishment Monday of the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), following the closure of its predecessor peacekeeping mission.

General Assembly elects new members to UN Human Rights Council

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 16.10.2017 - 23:57
The General Assembly today elected, by secret ballot, 15 States to serve on the Human Rights Council, the highest intergovernmental body in the United Nations system for matters relating to protection and promotion of human rights worldwide.

UN calls for global solidarity ahead of pledging conference on Rohingya refugee crisis

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 16.10.2017 - 23:53
Senior United Nations officials are urging the international community to come together in support of a 23 October pledging conference to “send a strong message to Rohingya refugees and their generous hosts in Bangladesh that the world is there for them in their greatest time of need.”

Kicking off ‘Africa Week’ at UN, Guterres says women and youth can unleash continent’s potential

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 16.10.2017 - 21:07
Africa must focus on young people, empower women and girls, and be innovative in leveraging resources and financing for development, Secretary-General António Guterres said Monday as the United Nations kicked off Africa Week.

UN envoy discusses implementation of intra-Palestinian agreement with Prime Minister Hamdallah

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 16.10.2017 - 20:39
Meeting the Palestinian Prime Minister today, the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, and discussed the implementation of the intra-Palestinian agreement signed in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on 12 October.

At UN event in Rome, Pope Francis urges action on climate change, conflicts to end global hunger

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 16.10.2017 - 20:09
Food security for all requires tackling climate change and ending conflicts, His Holiness, Pope Francis, stressed Monday at an official ceremony for World Food Day held at the Rome headquarters of the United Nations agriculture agency.

UN rights experts urge France to provide safe water, sanitation for migrants in ‘Calais Jungle’

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 16.10.2017 - 18:25
United Nations human rights experts are urging the Government of France to devise long-term measures to provide access to safe drinking water and sanitation for migrants in Calais and other areas along the northern French coast.

Lift protest ban, protect judiciary and preserve civil society role, UN rights experts urge Kenya

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 16.10.2017 - 07:00
Voicing concern over restrictions on protests as well as attacks on judiciary and civil society in the run-up to presidential elections in Kenya, a group of United Nations independent human rights experts called on the Government to honour its obligations and protect the rights of Kenyans.