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New York, May 6 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Every year, some 300,000 women still die during pregnancy and childbirth and almost three million babies do not survive their first four weeks of life, yet a majority of these deaths could be averted by trained midwives, the United Nations said on Thursday as it marked the International Day of the Midwife with a call for strengthened skills and investments in midwifery. more
At high-level forum, UN spotlights power of information technology in advancing development

New York, May 4 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have the power to help people around the world bridge the digital divide and accelerate innovation as ...

'Now is the time for implementation,' Ban urges session on integrating UN sustainability agenda

New York, May 3 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday underlined the importance of devising creative and coherent approaches in linking the economic, ...

Curiosity Mars Rover crosses rugged plateau

California, Apr 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS) NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has nearly finished crossing a stretch of the most rugged and difficult-to-navigate terrain encountered during the missi ...

President congratulates ISRO on the successful launch of PSLV-C33 carrying Irnss-1g

New Delhi, Apr 28 (IBNS): President of India Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday congratulated the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on the successful launch of PSLV-C33 carrying IRNSS-1G, ...

MOU with France on Jaitapur nuclear reactor

New Delhi, Apr 28 (IBNS) A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and Electricite De France (EDF), France for implementation ...

At UN, Forest Whitaker calls on leaders to ensure benefits of global goals ‘touch everyone’

New York, Apr 22 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Peacebuilding advocate and Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker addressed world leaders on Thursday at the United Nations, asking them to ens ...

UN urges action on sustainable development to create pathways for global 'transformation'

New York, Apr 22 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The President of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday called on the international community to take action on the new UN sustainable deve ...

UN agency and Google collaborate on satellite data tools to manage natural resources

New York, Apr 16 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Google on Friday announced plans to work together to make high-resolution satellite da ...

Libya: UN development programme launches initiative to support country’s stabilization

New York, Apr 13 (Just Earth News/IBNS):At a high-level meeting in Tunis, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched an initiative to assist with the stabilization of Libya and ...