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New York, Aug 19(Just Earth News): Civilians in conflict are not a target, top United Nations officials on Friday stressed at a special event marking World Humanitarian Day, which honours aid workers and pays homage to those killed in service, while also drawing attention to the millions of people on Friday living in war zones. more
Guterres appoints former German President Köhler as his Western Sahara envoy

New York, Aug 17(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced on Wednesday the appointment of Horst Köhler, former President of Germany, as his Personal En ...

UN observers conclude FARC-EP arms removal process in Colombia

New York, Aug 17(Just Earth News): More than 8,000 weapons and over one million burned cartridges were transported to a central warehouse in Colombia as the United Nations political mission ...

Congratulating Kenyan people on peaceful elections, UN chief stresses dialogue to ease tensions

New York, Aug 13(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres congratulated on Saturday the people of Kenya for their peaceful participation in the presidential elec ...

In Iraq, UN Youth Envoy says young people are 'most valuable force we have to shape a better future'

New York, Aug 13(Just Earth News): As International Youth Day events kicked off worldwide on Saturday , at a special event in Iraq, the United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, Jay ...

INTERVIEW: Meet the new UN Youth Envoy, Jayathma Wickramanayake

New York, Aug 12(Just Earth News): Hailing from Sri Lanka, the second-ever United Nations Youth Envoy is no stranger to rolling up her sleeves to get things done.

Youth can play 'critical role' in creating a peaceful world for generations to come – UN chief

New York, Aug 12(Just Earth News): In the lead-up to International Youth Day, marked annually on 12 August, the United Nations kicked off a commemorative event at its New York Headquarters w ...

Iraq launches UN-supported action plan to save the lives of mothers and newborns

New York, Aug 11(Just Earth News): Decades of conflict and under-investment have placed a huge strain on Iraq's healthcare system – with pregnant women and their babies paying for it with ...

Guterres appoints British journalist to lead UN global communications department

New York, Aug 10(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Alison Smale, a British journalist, to head the Organization's Department of Public Inform ...

Recovery in Iraq's war-battered Mosul is a 'tale of two cities,' UN country coordinator says

New York, Aug 9(Just Earth News): Even as schools and markets begin to re-open in war-torn eastern Mosul, whole neighbourhoods of the western part of the Iraqi city have been destroyed and ...