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New York, Apr 27(Just Earth News): The United Nations on Wednesday commemorated the International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day recalling the devastating explosion of 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant which spewed radioactive material to an area stretching 155,000 square kilometres across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. more
Status of declaration on indigenous peoples' rights in spotlight as UN forum opens in New York

New York, Apr 25(Just Earth News): Speaking at the opening of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, senior UN officials on Monday underscored the need to do more to ensure ...

Diseases and sexual violence threaten Somalis, South Sudanese escaping famine – UN

New York, Apr 19(Just Earth News): Millions of people are facing the peril of famine in Somalia and South Sudan, and the situation is expected to worsen as the drought and violence fuelling ...

US funding cuts to UN population agency based on ‘inaccurate perception’ – UN chief

New York, Apr 4(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday voiced deep regret at the decision by the United States to cut financial support for the Unite ...

Population ageing and decline ‘key focus’ as UN Commission opens 50th annual session

New York, Apr 4(Just Earth News): The United Nations advisory body on issues related to population and development on Monday kicked off its annual session, with a focus on changing populatio ...

INTERVIEW: Amid increased suffering, responsibility to protect all the more necessary - UN Special Adviser

New York, Mar 25 (Just Earth News): In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the outcome of the World Summit in which it, inter alia, underscored that each individual State has t ...

DPR Korea facing 'entrenched, largely forgotten' humanitarian crisis, senior UN official warns

New York, Mar 22 (Just Earth News): Over two-thirds of the population in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) suffers from food insecurity, malnutrition, and a lack of acc ...

Long-time Russian Ambassador to UN, Vitaly Churkin, dies suddenly in New York

New York, Feb 21 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council and the General Assembly on Monday mourned the passing of the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to Un ...

Teleworking may seem easier, but it could disrupt your work-life balance – UN reports

New York, Feb16(Just Earth News): Using smartphones, laptops and other technology to work from home can be a blessing – it does away with rush hour traffic, for example – but i ...

US should lift measure suspending refugee resettlement, says UN chief Guterres

New York, Feb 2 (Just Earth News): Reacting to the recent suspension by the United States of its longstanding refugee programme, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wedne ...