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Renewal of cross-border aid operation critical to northern Syria: UN relief chief

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 15.11.2019 - 00:45
The top UN humanitarian official was in the Security Council on Wednesday to appeal for the renewal of an operation that delivers life-saving food and other aid relief to some four million civilians in northern Syria.

Thursday’s Daily Brief:  Envoy heads for Bolivia, ICC on Myanmar, dignity for sanitation workers, sterilizing mosquitoes

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 15.11.2019 - 00:05
A recap of Thursday’s main stories: UN chief on Bolivian crisis; International Criminal Court to hear Myanmar genocide case; health risks for sanitation workers; farmers’ guidelines to conserve crops; and sterilizing mosquitoes to battle diseases.

UN agency sounds alarm: Dwindling agrobiodiversity ‘severe threat’ to food security

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pet, 15.11.2019 - 00:03
To help ensure the most-consumed foods don’t disappear in the face of the climate crisis, farmers must cultivate crops able to resist environmental shocks and other stresses, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) highlighted in a new set of conservation guidelines published on Thursday.

Bolivia crisis: UN chief sends envoy to support peace, amidst renewed clashes

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 14.11.2019 - 22:10
UN chief António Guterres announced on Thursday that he had appointed a Personal Envoy who would be travelling to Bolivia later in the day, to offer support to national leaders, following the departure of former president, Evo Morales. 

Human rights experts call for ‘paradigm shift’ on arbitrary detention in Qatar

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 14.11.2019 - 19:48
A group of independent UN human rights experts is calling for a “paradigm shift” in Qatar to protect people in the Gulf State from arbitrary detention.

UN mosquito sterilization technology set for global testing, in battle against malaria, dengue

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 14.11.2019 - 19:47
With more than half the world now at risk from mosquito-transmitted dengue fever, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN has taken the lead on a global effort to eradicate the disease – and many others – by measuring the impact of releasing millions of sterilized pests across several continents, it announced on Thursday.

Zero new confirmed cholera cases in Haiti for nine months: UN envoy

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 14.11.2019 - 16:05
Although Haiti is in the “homestretch” of defeating a cholera outbreak first declared nine years ago, the battle is far from over before the country is free of the deadly disease.

Revealed: danger and squalor for cleaners who remove human waste by hand

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 14.11.2019 - 02:30
The plight of sanitation workers in the developing world should be addressed urgently, the UN said on Thursday, warning that their rights, health and dignity are at risk.

Wednesday's Daily Brief: UN bid to aid diabetics, Israel-Gaza attacks, climate change in Nepal, Iraq envoy appeal to MPs

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 14.11.2019 - 00:21
A recap of Wednesday’s stories in brief: UN leads plan for insulin supply boosts; ‘No justification’ for Gaza border violence; Iraqis paying ‘unthinkable price’ in protests; $1.35 billion needed for Venezuela crisis; Record flooding affects 100,000 Nigerians.

Iraqis paying an ‘unthinkable price’ to be heard, UN envoy tells politicians in Baghdad 

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 13.11.2019 - 23:56
Noting that the people of Iraq were at “a critical juncture”, the top UN Envoy in the country told parliamentarians there on Thursday that over the past six weeks, hundreds of thousands have been peacefully voicing their “genuine, legitimate, demands, loud and clear”. 

Over $39 million earmarked by UN-backed fund to combat effects of climate change in Nepal

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 13.11.2019 - 20:12
More than $39 million in funding was approved on Wednesday for a project that will build resilience and mitigate the effects of climate change, benefitting nearly one million Nepalis, according to the Board of the UN-backed Green Climate Fund (GCF).

‘Harmonized’ plan launched to support millions of Venezuelan refugees and migrants

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 13.11.2019 - 19:58
A $1.35 billion appeal has been launched to meet the increasing humanitarian needs of Venezuelan refugees and migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean and to support the communities hosting them.

UN leads bid for cheaper insulin, expanding access for diabetics worldwide

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 13.11.2019 - 18:09
Overly expensive insulin could be a thing of the past – and life-changing news – for millions of diabetics under a plan launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday to diversify production globally, just ahead of World Diabetes Day.

‘No justification’ for attacks against civilians, UN envoy says on mounting cross-border violence in Gaza

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 13.11.2019 - 17:58
Following Israel's targeted killing of a Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader inside Gaza on Tuesday, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process has expressed his growing concern over increasing rocket fire across the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip.

Tuesday's Daily Brief: ‘Forgotten’ pneumonia epidemic, experts urge vigilance over Australia wildfires, Ebola vaccine breakthrough 

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 13.11.2019 - 00:16
A recap of Tuesday’s top stories: Pneumonia number one killer of children; Australia’s wildfires rage on; Ebola vaccine gets green light; new child labour and trafficking study; Malnutrition soars in Latin America and Caribbean; Intellectual Property chief encourages innovation.

In Bahrain, Global Forum for Entrepreneurs and Investment examines empowerment of women, youth through innovation

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 12.11.2019 - 23:46
Spotlighting the role of targeted investment and innovation towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with special focus on ‘Harnessing the Potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the Digital Economy,’ the World Entrepreneurs Investment Forum kicked off on Tuesday in the Bahraini capital, Manama.

UN spotlights ‘explosive’ obesity rates, hunger in Latin America and Caribbean

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 12.11.2019 - 22:30
Since 1975, adult obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean region has tripled, while one in four are going hungry, according to figures published by the UN on Tuesday. 

Nairobi summit: Women’s empowerment a ‘game changer’ for sustainable development

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 12.11.2019 - 22:02
The global goal of a sustainable future for all cannot be achieved until women, girls and young people gain control over their own bodies and lives, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told world leaders meeting in Nairobi on Tuesday.

Quality education an ‘essential pillar’ of a better future, says UN chief

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 12.11.2019 - 19:34
Education is an “essential pillar” to achieving the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UN chief António Guterres told an audience on Tuesday at the Paris headquarters of UNESCO, the UN Educational, Scientific and Culture Organization, ahead of the agency’s General Conference.

‘Forgotten’ pneumonia epidemic kills more children than any other disease

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 12.11.2019 - 19:22
Pneumonia, an entirely preventable disease, kills more children than any other illness in the world, one child every 39 seconds. But although that statistic is well known, funding to improve survival rates continues to come up short, the UN and partners warned on Tuesday, World Pneumonia Day.