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With hidden lives vital to our own, 'seafarers matter,' says UN on International Day

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pred 12 hours 14 min
Highlighting the challenges faced by seafarers &#8211 women and men sailing and working aboard ships &#8211 the United Nations International Maritime Organization has called on everyone around the world to show appreciation for their vital contributions.

UN chief 'saddened' by loss of life and devastation caused by landslide in China

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sob, 24.06.2017 - 07:00
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres &#8220is saddened&#8221 to learn of the loss of life and devastation caused by the landslide in China&#39s southwestern province of Sichuan, his spokesperson said today.

In Haiti, Security Council spotlights opportunities for country's reform towards stability and development

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sob, 24.06.2017 - 07:00
Wrapping up a three-day visit to Haiti, a Security Council delegation today stressed that it has accomplished the objectives of the mission, including a first-hand look into how best the United Nations could contribute to the country&#39s lasting stability and development.

Yemen hit by world's worst cholera outbreak as cases reach 200,000 – UN

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sob, 24.06.2017 - 07:00
Yemen is now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world, with suspected cases exceeding 200,000 and the number increasing at an average of 5,000 a day, the United Nations warned today.

INTERVIEW: Afghans need to see their Government taking the reins – UN envoy

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sob, 24.06.2017 - 00:06
Afghans need to see their Government taking the reins for security in the country, delivering much needed services and creating jobs, says the United Nations envoy to the country, Tadamichi Yamamoto.  

In visit to Haiti, Security Council delegation to reaffirm support for country's stability and development

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 23.06.2017 - 07:00
The United Nations Security Council on Thursday began a three-day visit to Haiti to reaffirm its support for the Haitian Government and people in strengthening institutions to contribute to the country&#39s stability and development.

Lake Chad Basin: UNICEF warns 5.6 million children at risk of waterborne diseases in rainy season

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 23.06.2017 - 07:00
More than 5.6 million children are at increased risk of contracting waterborne diseases, such as cholera and diarrhoeal infections, as the rainy season begins in conflict-affected areas of countries around Lake Chad, the United Nations Children&#39s Fund (UNICEF) warned today.

Pakistan: UN chief condemns separate deadly bomb attacks

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 23.06.2017 - 07:00
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the twin bombing at a marketplace in Parachinar, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan, and a suicide attack at a checkpoint in Quetta, Balochistan.

On International Day, UN says widows' rights to independent life, livelihood after loss must be ensured

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 23.06.2017 - 07:00
Whether they are single, married, separated or widowed, women must be able to enjoy the inviolable right that they are not dependent on anyone, the United Nations has said, marking International Widow&#39s Day.

Country-level action 'new frontier' for tackling soil pollution – UN agriculture agency

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 23.06.2017 - 07:00
Nitrogen and metals, like lead and mercury, can strain farmable land by polluting soil, and damaging plants, and ultimately, posing risks to food security, according to the United Nations agriculture agency.

Civilian casualties continue to rise in Yemen, warns UN human rights office

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 23.06.2017 - 07:00
The United Nations Human Rights Office in Yemen continues to document reports of civilian casualties in the conflict and had verified 49 civilian deaths over the past month, a UN spokesperson said today.

Food insecurity threatens children in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia – UNICEF

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 23.06.2017 - 07:00
Calling for immediate humanitarian action amid rising malnutrition, thirst and disease, the United Nations Children&#39s Fund (UNICEF) warned today that millions of lives are at risk in four countries stretching from Africa to the Middle East.

More than $350 million pledged for refugees in Uganda; 'A good start, we cannot stop,' says UN chief

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 23.06.2017 - 07:00
A &#39Solidarity Summit&#39 for refugees hosted by Uganda has raised some $358 million in pledges, the United Nations announced today.

Security 'number one concern' of displaced Iraqis seeking to return home – UN study

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 23.06.2017 - 07:00
With three million Iraqis remaining internally displaced across the country, the United Nations migration agency today published findings of a study showing that the decision to return or remain displaced depends largely on how close their home is to the frontline of conflict.

UN chief welcomes deployment of regional force to combat terrorism in the Sahel

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 23.06.2017 - 07:00
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the deployment by the so-called Group of Five (G5) &#8211 Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger &#8211 of a joint force to tackle the threat of terrorism and organized crime in the Sahel region.

Strengthen existing protections to curb negative impact of sanctions, UN rights expert urges EU

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 23.06.2017 - 07:00
Noting progress made by the European Union (EU) to ensure that its sanctions allow for legal remedy and offer a measure of due process, a United Nations expert has called for further strengthening such measures to ensure that the human rights of those impacted are protected to the greatest extent.

UN opens international probe into alleged abuses in DR Congo's Kasai provinces

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 23.06.2017 - 07:00
The United Nations today opened an international investigation into alleged killings, mutilations and destruction of entire villages in the Democratic Republic of the Congo&#39s (DRC) restive Kasai provinces.

UNESCO chief deplores destruction of iconic mosque and minaret in Iraq's Mosul

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 22.06.2017 - 07:00
The head of the United Nations cultural agency today deplored the destruction of historic religious architecture in Iraq&#39s Mosul city by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da&#39esh) fighters.

UN chief appoints Lebanese official as head of operations in Libya

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 22.06.2017 - 07:00
A Lebanese political science professor and political advisor to the United Nations in Iraq has been appointed as the Organization&#39s top official in Libya.

Sri Lanka's food gap widens in wake of regional floods and drought, UN agencies warn

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 22.06.2017 - 07:00
An extreme drought followed by floods has affected large swathes of cropland in Sri Lanka, United Nations agencies reported today, warning that the disaster threatens the food security of some 900,000 people.