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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 in the country concluded the process of the laying down of individual weapons of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) combatants. more
Emergency food distributions launched to assist thousands displaced in DR Congo – UN agency

New York, Aug 16(Just Earth News): Food assistance will be provided to food insecure people displaced by conflict in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), says the ...

UN migration agency assists population in wake of devastating floods in Sierra Leone

New York, Aug 16(Just Earth News): After learning Monday that devastating floods and mudslides left hundreds dead in Sierra Leone, the United Nations migration agency released $160,000 in em ...

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 ...

UN agency begins moving hunger-relief assistance to Nigeria's troubled northeast

New York, Aug 10(Just Earth News): The United Nations humanitarian agency fighting hunger has begun transporting food assistance to Nigeria's crisis-hit northeast, where people – displaced ...

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 ...