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International Criminal Court aims to make Libya a priority for next year, says Prosecutor

09 November 2016 – The International Criminal Court (ICC) will make the situation in Libya a priority in 2017, its prosecutor said today, citing the widespread violence, lawlessness and impunity in the country and the tragic consequences of the conflict borne by civilians.


UN agency responding to severe health risks women and girls face amid Mosul military operation

09 November 2016 – The United Nations estimates that 1.2 to 1.5 million people are currently being affected by the military operations underway to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS or Da’esh), some quarter million of which are women who potentially need reproductive health services and care for gender-based violence.


Iraq: Fostering reconciliation should complement military victories against ISIL, Security Council told

09 November 2016 – Alongside liberating the country’s territory from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh), it is essential that processes are undertaken to “capture the hearts and minds” of all Iraqis from all parts of Iraq for it to be peaceful and united, the United Nations envoy to the country told the Security Council today.


MARRAKECH: UN conference spotlights water, the ‘first victim’ of climate change, as part of the solution

09 November 2016 – In a first for United Nations climate change conferences, a special day was devoted to action on water issues, providing stakeholders gathered in Marrakech, Morocco, for the so-called ‘COP 22’ an opportunity spotlight water as a way of providing solutions to help implement the Paris Agreement.


Small farmers can earn big returns by investing in climate adaptation, new UN report finds

09 November 2016 – The United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today issued a new report which shows that for every dollar invested through its Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP), farmers could earn a return of between $1.40 and $2.60 over a 20 year period by applying climate change adaptation practices.


MARRAKECH: New initiatives on forest protection give boost to climate action agenda

09 November 2016 – The global effort to protect and sustainably manage forests and deliver on climate change targets got a major boost at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP 22) taking place in Marrakech, Morocco, where several projects on protecting woodlands worldwide were announced.


UN envoy reports on 'constructive' discussions with Burundi to resolve differences

09 November 2016 – The United Nations envoy on conflict prevention has said that the international community and the Government of Burundi would find a common ground for implementing the Security Council resolution that proposes the deployment of unarmed UN police officers through continued dialogue.


General Assembly President outlines strategy for stepped-up implementing UN 2030 Agenda

08 November 2016 – General Assembly President Peter Thomson briefed United Nations Member States today on the implementation strategy for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the transformative 17-point framework for ensuring peace and prosperity for all on a healthy planet.


Positive outlooks mired by divisive rhetoric in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Security Council told

08 November 2016 – Briefing the United Nations Security Council, High Representative Valentin Inzko said that though there have been some positive developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina, these have been overshadowed by parties focusing exclusively on the ethnic distribution of the population around the country.


UN-backed cholera vaccination campaign kicks off today in Haiti

08 November 2016 – A vaccination campaign against cholera began today in the areas of Haiti hit hard by Hurricane Matthew, with support from the United Nations and other institutions