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From violence to dialogue: as land conflicts intensify, UN boosts efforts to resolve disputes through mediation

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Ned, 26.05.2019 - 15:00
The town of Kitchanga, in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), hosts the highest concentration of internally displaced people in the country, and has been one of the regions most affected by clashes between local communities, made up of Tutsis and Hutus, especially in terms of accessing land. Today, however, thanks to a UN initiative, many disputes over land in Kitchanga are resolved through dialogue instead of violence, and families can cultivate, rent and make a profit from their land.

UN Mission in Afghanistan gravely concerned about ill-treatment of prisoners by Taliban, following first-hand testimony

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Ned, 26.05.2019 - 14:24
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) expressed “grave concern” on Sunday over “credible accounts” it has been given that Taliban militants have been mistreating prisoners, which in some cases “may amount to torture”. 

Energy of African youth ‘propelling’ new development era as UN ties bear fruit

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sob, 25.05.2019 - 05:00
The “boundless energy and optimism” of young Africans is propelling the continent into a new era of sustainable development, alongside new partnerships between the UN and African Union.

He died so I could live: UN peacekeeper pays tribute to fallen colleague

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sob, 25.05.2019 - 04:00
But for the selfless bravery of the UN ‘blue helmet’ who dragged him to safety during a firefight against Congolese militiamen, it is unlikely that Corporal Ali Khamis Omary would be alive to tell the tale. The man who saved him, Malawian peacekeeper Chancy Chitete, was not so lucky.

Friday’s Daily Brief: Honouring fallen peacekeepers, action against gender-based violence; LGBT rights in Kenya, Rohingya water crisis

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 24.05.2019 - 23:26
Friday's main stories include: Honouring UN peacekeepers; landmark conference to combat sexual and gender-based violence in crises; Kenya upholds LGBT ban; UNICEF’s plea for Afghani children; Brazil’s bid to compensate tobacco smokers; Water shortages in Bangladesh

‘Huge’ stakes, ‘daunting’ job to tackle gender-based violence, UNICEF chief tells ground-breaking conference

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 24.05.2019 - 22:14
One-in-three girls or women will experience physical or sexual violence in her lifetime, and “the risk multiplies” during a conflict or natural disaster, the Executive Director of UNICEF told delegates attending the first-ever “Ending Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Humanitarian Crises Conference” on Friday, in the Norwegian capital, Oslo.

UN honours peacekeepers who ‘paid the ultimate price’, for the sake of others

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 24.05.2019 - 18:25
Ever since the UN deployed the first of its 72 peacekeeping missions back in 1948, more than 3,800 peacekeepers have lost their lives, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday, at a wreath laying ceremony in honour of those “brave men and women” who serve.

Around 600,000 Afghan children face death through malnutrition without emergency funds: UNICEF

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 24.05.2019 - 17:12
In Afghanistan, children suffering from the most serious form of malnutrition may die, unless $7 million in funding is found within weeks, UNICEF said on Friday.

Thursday’s Daily Brief: Safeguarding civilians, strengthening Ebola response in DR Congo, Fistula Day, Guterres condemns CAR attacks and Syria update

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 23.05.2019 - 23:25
Thursday’s main stories include: Better safeguards to protect civilians in conflict; UN ramps up coordination to beat Ebola in DR Congo; Obstetric fistula continues to afflict women; UN chief strongly condemns attack in Central African Republic 

‘Great cause of concern’ UN chief tells Security Council, surveying 'bleak' state of civilian protection

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 23.05.2019 - 20:09
Marking 20 years since the UN Security Council added the protection of civilians to its agenda, Secretary-General António Guterres told the chamber on Thursday that while safeguards were stronger, “compliance has deteriorated”.  

DR Congo: ‘No time to lose’ says newly appointed UN Ebola response coordinator 

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 23.05.2019 - 17:37
With the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s worst ever Ebola outbreak now in its tenth month, the United Nations on Thursday announced measures to strengthen its response, with the Organization’s newly appointed Emergency Coordinator (EERC) declaring there is “no time to lose”.

End ‘shame, isolation and segregation’ of fistula sufferers, urges UN reproductive health chief

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 23.05.2019 - 17:36
Although obstetric fistula has largely been eliminated in developed countries, more than two million women and girls still live with the painful and disfiguring condition, according to UN data.

Somalia’s population, international partners must be energized to sustain country’s ‘upward trajectory,’ says senior UN official

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 23.05.2019 - 00:59
Despite Somalia’s persistent security threats, recurrent political crises, capacity constraints and the difficulties in navigating political obstacles to its reform agenda, the Horn of Africa country remains on a “positive trajectory,” the UN Security Council was told on Wednesday.

Wednesday's Daily Brief: Women boost work profits, saving biodiversity, UK loses Chagos Islands vote, Gaza funding, malaria-free in Argentina, Algeria

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 22.05.2019 - 22:44
Today's top stories include: boosting profits at work by hiring more women leaders; saving biodiversity to beat climate change; General Assembly condemns UK over Chagos Islands; just a month of funding left for Gaza; celebrating malaria-free Algeria and Argentina; and justice experts dicuss how best to fight hate crime. 

Palestine refugees’ relief chief warns Security Council money to fund Gaza operations will run out in mid-June

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 22.05.2019 - 20:47
The head of the UN relief and works agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) warned on Wednesday that despite weathering a “truly existential crisis” over funding last year, money to continue operations this year in the Gaza Strip will only last until mid-June. 

Preserving biodiversity vital to reverse tide of climate change, UN stresses on International Day 

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 22.05.2019 - 17:42
The food people eat around the world is becoming “alarmingly homogenous” according to UN data, even though access to a wide variety of nutritious food has never been greater. That warning comes as the world marks the International Day for Biological Diversity on Wednesday, which this year highlights the impact of environmental neglect on food security and public health. 

With potential to boost profits by up to 20 per cent, a woman’s place is at work, says UN labour agency

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 22.05.2019 - 16:28
Businesses perform better – sometimes by as much as 20 per cent – when they employ more women in top positions, UN labour experts said on Wednesday, warning nonetheless that most still pay lip-service to the idea of gender equality in the boardroom. 

Iraq needs support to ‘leave violent past behind’, says UN envoy as Security Council extends UN mission for one year

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 22.05.2019 - 01:24
Iraq’s democratic transition – weighed down by political infighting, weak institutions, corruption, and the constant threat of ISIL – needs more international support, “lots of time and lots of hard work,” the top United Nations official in the country said on Tuesday.  

Amidst high trade tensions and policy uncertainty, UN cuts economic growth forecast

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 21.05.2019 - 23:19
Against a backdrop of unresolved trade tensions, high international policy uncertainty and softening business confidence, the UN on Tuesday announced a broad-based slowdown in the global economy and cut its growth predictions. 

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Libya civil war, African displacement, global trade tensions, terrorists’ children ‘secretly detained’, and more

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 21.05.2019 - 22:16
Tuesday’s stories include: Libya facing “permanent division”, regional war; Africa event highlights forcible displacement; terrorists’ children ‘secretly detained’ in Syria; Venezuelans need protection; global trade tensions rise.