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New York, June 27(Just Earth News): To mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, the United Nations is calling on all countries to honour their commitments to address the scourge and to ensure that steps to do so are consistent with human rights and promote equality, peace, security and sustainable development. more
With hidden lives vital to our own, 'seafarers matter,' says UN on International Day

New York, June 26(Just Earth News): Highlighting the challenges faced by seafarers – women and men sailing and working aboard ships – the United Nations International Maritime Organizati ...

Secretary-General extends condolences to victims in oil tanker truck explosion in Pakistan

New York, June 26(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres “is saddened” to learn of the large number of deaths and injured following today's explosion of an ...

INTERVIEW: Afghans need to see their Government taking the reins – UN envoy

New York, June 24(Just Earth News): Afghans need to see their Government taking the reins for security in the country, delivering much needed services and creating jobs, says the United Nati ...

Pakistan: UN chief condemns separate deadly bomb attacks

New York, June 24(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the twin bombing at a marketplace in Parachinar, in the Federally Administered Tribal Are ...

More than $350 million pledged for refugees in Uganda; 'A good start, we cannot stop,' says UN chief

New York, June 23(Just Earth News): A 'Solidarity Summit' for refugees hosted by Uganda has raised some $358 million in pledges, the United Nations announced on Friday.

Security 'number one concern' of displaced Iraqis seeking to return home – UN study

New York, June 23(Just Earth News): With three million Iraqis remaining internally displaced across the country, the United Nations migration agency on Friday published findings of a study s ...

UN chief welcomes deployment of regional force to combat terrorism in the Sahel

New York, June 23(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the deployment by the so-called Group of Five (G5) – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritani ...

UN opens international probe into alleged abuses in DR Congo's Kasai provinces

New York, June 23(Just Earth News): The United Nations on Friday opened an international investigation into alleged killings, mutilations and destruction of entire villages in the Democratic ...

Many aid groups unable to manage war zone risks, says UN-backed report

New York, Jun 23 (JEN): Humanitarian aid workers want to help people in some of the biggest war zones, but extreme risks and threats are paralyzing their operations, a United Nations-backed ...