The UN humanitarian office OCHA said some 300,000 people could be cut off from aid if Syrian government and allied forces encircle the city of Aleppo.
Aviation accounts for about 5 percent of global greenhouse emissions, according to environmentalists
The UN Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned North Korea’s rocket launch and promised to take action
Ban reiterated his call on North Korea to halt its “provocative actions” and return to compliance with its international obligations.
The US Strategic Command said it had detected a missile entering space, and South Korea’s military said the rocket had put an object into orbit, quashing earlier media reports indicating the it might have failed in flight.
Al-Moallem’s comments capped a week that saw the collapse of UN-led efforts to launch indirect peace talks between the Syrian government and an opposition delegation in Geneva.
The visit by Zeid Raad al-Hussein follows last year’s resolution at the UN human rights body that required foreign judges to assist Sri Lanka in the investigation.
the UK Foreign Office issued a statement, saying that the ruling “changes nothing” and that the UK “completely rejects” any claim that Assange is a victim of “arbitrary detention”.
Julian Assange will leave Ecuador embassy and accept arrest if UN rules against him.
Staffan de Mistura announced a three-week pause in the Geneva talks in Aleppo, the first attempt to negotiate an end to Syria’s war in two years.
Staffan de Mistura, the U.N. envoy, is now working to keep a wobbly process alive and compel world powers who helped set the stage for the talks to do more to bring about a cease-fire in a five-year Syrian civil war.
The UN chief’s comments came as Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena last week in an BBC interview ruled out the participation of foreign judges in the inquiry.
UN officials say the programme managed to reduce the prevalence of anaemia by 20 per cent, 6 per cent of it attributable to consumption of fortified rice.
Last year, a funding shortfall forced UN agencies to cut food rations to 1.6 million Syrians living in refugee camps, a
move now seen as having partly triggered the mass exodus of refugees to Europe.
The proposal, in line with the Narendra Modi government’s focus on yoga, envisages that departments related to yoga be set up in various central universities from the next academic session.