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UN human rights report shows rise in reprisals against activists, victims

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 19.09.2019 - 23:04
Cases of intimidation and retaliation against victims, civil society and activists who cooperate with the United Nations are on the rise, a new report from the UN Human Rights Office reveals.

Thursday’s Daily Brief: Stark childbirth survival figures, Security Council split on Syria, nature-based climate initiatives

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 19.09.2019 - 21:52
A recap of Thursday’s top stories: One pregnant woman or child dies every 11 seconds; No ceasefire agreement for Syria’s Idlib; Latest Taliban attack in Afghanistan; Dozens of countries rely on food assistance; Nature’s role in climate-change mitigation.

Security Council: Two draft resolutions, zero consensus on ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 19.09.2019 - 20:59
The UN Security Council on Thursday failed to reach consensus on either of two competing resolutions on a cessation of hostilities in Idlib, Syria: the last province in the war-torn nation that is still largely held by rebel forces.

Nature ‘one of most effective ways’ of combatting climate change

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 19.09.2019 - 18:32
Nature is “one of the most effective ways” of combatting climate change and should be part of every country’s climate strategy according to the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Inger Andersen. 

Despite progress in childbirth safety, one woman or baby dies every 11 seconds

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 19.09.2019 - 16:55
Childbirth survival rates are now a “staggering success” compared with the year 2000, but one pregnant woman - or her child - still dies every 11 seconds from largely preventable causes, UN health experts said on Thursday.

Wednesday's Daily Brief: 'Ambition and action', key to UNGA, South Sudan, Cameroon peace process updates

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 18.09.2019 - 22:01
A recap of Wednesday's top stories: Guterres previews next week's summit agenda; UN and Red Cross appeal to eliminate urban warfare; South Sudan's one-year peace progress report; Cameroon renews call for 'durable peace'; Cities both helping and hurting, when it comes to climate change action. 

UN summits to urge ‘ambition and action’ on climate change, sustainable development: Guterres

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 18.09.2019 - 20:14
There are five key United Nations summits taking place next week to spur action on the climate crisis and other global concerns, which will showcase the UN as a “driver for meaningful, positive change”, according to the man at the helm of the Organization.

New UN report launched to help ratchet up action to combat climate crisis

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 18.09.2019 - 20:13
Ahead of global leaders’ arrival in New York for the Climate Action Summit on 23 September, the United Nations deputy chief has launched a comprehensive report on how the world can take swift and meaningful action to slow down climate change.

South Sudan’s peace process ‘precarious, but progress in being made’, Security Council hears

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 18.09.2019 - 19:38
One year on from the signing of a Revitalized Agreement to ease conflict in South Sudan, the country’s political leaders “have met some, but certainly not all”, of the expectations laid out, the top UN official for the country told the Security Council on Wednesday.

Cities: a 'cause of and solution to' climate change

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 18.09.2019 - 18:59
Cities around the world are the “main cause of climate change” but can also offer a part of the solution to reducing the harmful greenhouses gases that are causing global temperatures to rise according to UN-Habitat Executive Director Maimunah Mohd Sharif.

UN and Red Cross chiefs appeal for end to use of explosive weapons in cities

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 18.09.2019 - 17:12
With some 50 million people in urban areas suffering from the impact of armed conflict, war in cities “cannot be back page news”, the UN Secretary-General and the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Wednesday.

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Hope for Myanmar, UN News sits down with new Assembly President, youth speak out on climate crisis

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 17.09.2019 - 23:28
A recap of Tuesday’s top stories: Hope for justice in Myanmar rights violations; First major interview with new Assembly President; Youth activists want a platform in solving climate crisis; Five deaths every minute due to unsafe health care; Number of migrants outpacing world population growth.

New General Assembly President brings ‘valuable insights’ into key UN challenges

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 17.09.2019 - 23:24
The new President of the 74th session of the General Assembly brings to his role “years of United Nations experience”, the UN chief said on Tuesday, as Tijjani Muhammad-Bande banged the gavel to open his year in office.

UN climate summit aims to speed up transition to cleaner, greener future

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 17.09.2019 - 22:09
New measures to speed up the transition to clean energy and green economies are among the initiatives to be unveiled during the UN Climate Change Summit next week.

Afghans entitled to live ‘free from fear, intimidation’, says UN chief, condemning suicide attacks

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 17.09.2019 - 21:18
All Afghans have the right to live “free from fear, intimidation and violence”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in a statement on Tuesday strongly condemning two suicide attacks, which left dozens dead.

Number of migrants now growing faster than world population, new UN figures show

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 17.09.2019 - 19:43
The growing number of international migrants has now reached 272 million, outpacing the growth rate of the world’s population, according to new data from the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), released on Tuesday.

Five avoidable deaths per minute shows urgent need for action on patient safety

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 17.09.2019 - 17:49
With at least five people dying every minute due to unsafe health care, the World Health Organization (WHO) is urging medical professionals, policy makers, caregivers and patients to take urgent action to ensure no one is harmed while receiving treatment.

One million facing food shortages, nutrition crisis after Mozambique cyclones: UNICEF

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 16.09.2019 - 23:16
Such was the extent of devastation caused by two back-to-back cyclones in Mozambique earlier this year, nearly one million people, including 160,000 children under five, are still facing food shortages and a nutrition crisis, the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, said on Monday.

Monday’s Daily Brief: Ozone layer heals, 'regional conflagration' risk rises over oilfield attacks, South Sudan update, Myanmar genocide threat remains

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 16.09.2019 - 23:10
A recap of Monday’s top stories: The ozone layer is on track to repair; Instability rises over oilfield attacks in Saudi Arabia; General Assembly chief Espinosa bows out; Disaster and conflict displace thousands in Asia Pacific; Sexual violence unpunished in South Sudan; Genocide threat remains for Rohingya.

‘Champion for multilateralism’ readies to hand over UN General Assembly gavel

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 16.09.2019 - 22:30
Through consultation, collaboration and consensus, the UN chief on Monday described outgoing President of the General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa, as “a champion for multilateralism” who had succeeded in making the United Nations “relevant to all”.