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UN rights wing ‘appalled’ at mass execution in Iraq

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sob, 16.12.2017 - 00:49
Expressing deep shock at a mass execution of 38 men at a prison in the Iraqi city of Nassiriya, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has called on the country to establish an immediate moratorium and carry out an urgent and comprehensive review of its criminal justice system.

‘American Dream’ quickly becoming an ‘illusion,’ says UN human rights expert

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sob, 16.12.2017 - 00:13
The number of Americans living in poverty and the already high income inequality could worsen further in the days to come, making the United States the most unequal society in the world, the United Nations expert on extreme poverty and human rights warned Friday.

UN rights office urges El Salvador to reform 'draconian' abortion laws

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 15.12.2017 - 22:34
The United Nations human rights wing has called on the Latin American nation, El Salvador, to immediately halt the application of a law that unduly penalizes women for abortion-related offenses and to review all cases to ensure their compliance with international human rights standards.

Rohingya refugees face ‘multitude of protection risks,’ warns UN agency

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 15.12.2017 - 22:15
The United Nations refugee agency said on Friday that it is concerned about the deteriorating environment in which Rohingya refugees are living, especially children, who make up 55 per cent of the Rohingya refugee population in Bangladesh.

Hostilities flare on Yemen’s west coast, sparking new displacement – UN refugee agency

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 15.12.2017 - 19:51
As hostilities intensify in frontline areas on Yemen’s west coast, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday that it is bracing for further displacement and a spike in humanitarian needs.

Protection, well-being of uprooted children must be central to new global migration compact – UNICEF

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 15.12.2017 - 07:00
Some 50 million children are on the move worldwide, and if countries follow best practices to ensure their safety and well-being, 2018 could be a landmark year for migrant children the United Nations Children&#39s Fund (UNICEF) said Friday.

Dangerous rhetoric, overconfidence, increase risk of conflict on Korean Peninsula, UN chief warns

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 15.12.2017 - 07:00
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Friday that he is deeply concerned over the risk of military confrontation on the Korean Peninsula, “including as a result of miscalculation.”

Children are the face of conflict-fuelled humanitarian tragedy in South Sudan – UNICEF

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 15.12.2017 - 07:00
South Sudan&#39s children are facing a raft of daily horrors and deprivations and urgently require a peaceful, protective environment, the United Nations Children&#39s Fund (UNICEF) said Friday, warning that &#8220anything less, places children and women at even greater risk of grave violations and abuse.&#8221

UN chief stresses need to denuclearize Korean Peninsula, avoid ‘sleepwalking into war’

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 15.12.2017 - 02:03
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres wrapped up a short visit to Tokyo on Thursday with an appeal to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and other countries to implement relevant Security Council resolutions to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.

Security Council pledges support for regional push to revive South Sudan’s peace pact

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 15.12.2017 - 01:20
As the brutal conflict in South Sudan enters its fifth year, the United Nations Security Council on Thursday said it remains deeply concerned over the situation there, and expressed strong support for a regional initiative aimed at salvaging a 2015 peace deal.

Respiratory diseases linked to seasonal flu claim thousands of lives every year – UN health agency

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 14.12.2017 - 22:31
Respiratory diseases from seasonal influenza takes up to 650,000 lives annually, according to new estimates released Thursday by the United Nations health agency and global partners.

In Tanzania, UN peacekeeping chief pays tribute to ‘blue helmets’ killed in DR Congo

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 14.12.2017 - 22:23
The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations on Thursday attended a ceremony in the port city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in honour of the country’s peacekeepers recently killed during their mission in a neighbouring country.

UN forum sees ‘moderate’ recovery for Latin American and Caribbean economies in 2018

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 14.12.2017 - 19:32
New economic projections for Latin America and the Caribbean show moderate recovery in 2018 and growth the following year – with favoured expansions in consumption and domestic investment, the United Nations reported Thursday.

'Golden opportunity' missed for progress on intra-Syrian talks, says UN envoy

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 14.12.2017 - 07:00
A &#8220golden opportunity&#8221 has been missed to decide the future of Syria at the end of the latest round of United Nations-supported talks in Geneva, UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday.

In Japan, UN chief spotlights power of universal health coverage to unlock economic growth

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 14.12.2017 - 07:00
Health is everyone&#39s right and a driver of economic development, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres stressed Thursday, expressing the UN&#39s readiness to help countries move towards health coverage for all.

Electronic waste poses ‘growing risk’ to environment, human health, UN report warns

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 13.12.2017 - 22:54
The growing volume of electronic waste, including discarded products with a battery or plug, such as mobile phones, laptops, televisions, refrigerators and electrical toys, poses a major threat to the environment and human health, the United Nations warned on Wednesday.

Thousands of children need assistance three months after Caribbean hurricanes – UNICEF

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 13.12.2017 - 20:38
Three months after two category-5 hurricanes tore through the Caribbean, thousands of children across the region still need support, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday.

UN peacekeeping chief visits injured Tanzanian ‘blue helmets’ in DR Congo

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 13.12.2017 - 19:54
The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations today thanked individually peacekeepers who fought to hold off an attack on 7 December in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

With ‘so much at stake’ in crisis-torn South Sudan, UN and partners launch $1.72 billion appeal

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 13.12.2017 - 18:57
The United Nations relief wing and the humanitarian community in South Sudan launched on Wednesday a $1.72 billion appeal to assist six million people affected by conflict, displacement and hunger.

UN agency helps farmers in Latin America broaden their market horizons

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 13.12.2017 - 07:00
Improving market access, particularly beyond national borders, for family farmers and small and medium agriculture enterprises in the Latin America and Caribbean region can help boost rural development as well as spur inclusive trade, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said.