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Ukraine ceasefire 'doesn't look too good': OSCE head.

UNITED NATIONS - The head of the OSCE said on Tuesday that a ceasefire in Ukraine was not looking "too good" and confirmation of the agreed removal of heavy artillery would have to wait until at least Wednesday.

- Reuters - US

UN accolades pour in after passing of Russia's Vitaly Churkin. Who was he?.

Diplomats from around the world shared tributes to Vitaly Churkin, Russia's ambassador to the United Nations and the longest-serving member of the Security Council, after news of his sudden death in New York on Monday. Recommended: Sochi, Soviets, and czars: How much do you know about Russia?

- Yahoo! News - US

UN accolades pour in after passing of Russia's Vitaly Churkin. Who was he?.

Mr. Churkin, whose decades-long career concluded as Russia's envoy to the United Nations, was remembered for being not only a fierce champion of Russian policy, but a personable colleague.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Ukraine Foreign Minister slams Russia's veto abuse at UNSC.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, who is chairing today's meeting of the United Nations Security Council on unresolved conflicts in Europe, has called to reform the organization to prevent further veto power abuses by Russia.

- UNIAN - UA

Death of Russian ambassador needs to be studied further, says medical examiner.

The cause and manner of death of Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations needs to be studied further, New York’s medical examiner said.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Gaddafi son's trial unfair, should be sent to ICC: UN.

The trial of a son of former Libyan leader ​Muammar Gaddafi fell short of international standards and the appeals court should review the sentence of death passed in absentia or order a re-trial, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

- Zee News - IN

Bangladesh observes Ekusehy February for the first time in UNESCAP.

The Bangladesh Embassy in Bangkok in association with the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau has observed the Ekushey February and the International Mother Language Day.

- BDNews24 - BD

Nikki Haley: US Won't Tolerate UN's Anti-Israel Bias.

Nikki Haley on Monday condemned the United Nations for what she said is its ongoing bias against Israel and vowed that the United States will "push for action" on any threats it faces.

- Newsmax - US

Autopsy Set for Russian Ambassador to UN After Sudden Death.

The city medical examiner was expected to perform an autopsy Tuesday on Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, who died a day earlier after falling ill at his office at Russia's U.N. mission.

- Newsmax - US

Turnbull criticises UN's suggested resolutions to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Malcolm Turnbull rebukes the United Nations for adopting "one-sided resolutions" critical of Israel ahead of a visit by the country's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

- ABC News - AU

Who is to blame for famine in South Sudan?.

The United Nations says millions are going hungry in the world's newest country.

- Al Jazeera - QA

At UN, US envoy stresses 'commitment' to European alliances

UNITED NATIONS " U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is underlining America's "total commitment" to its European allies, echoing assurances other administration figures have been giving European leaders anxious...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Qaddafi Son Faces Criminal Trial in The Hague — if He Can Be Found

The whereabouts of Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi, a son of Libya’s ex-dictator, are unclear despite the United Nations demand that he be turned over to the International Criminal Court for trial.

- New York Times - US

US committed to Europe alliances: Haley

NATO is the “strongest alliance in history” and the United States is committed to its alliances in Europe, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday. The U.S. is working to make the North Atlantic Treaty Organization “even more effective,” Haley...

- The Raw Story - US

UN says 1.4 million African children at risk in famine: Why there's still hope

More than a million children are at 'imminent risk' of death this year due to largely man-made famine in four African countries, UNICEF said on Tuesday.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Boko Haram recruited 2,000 child soldiers in 2016: UNICEF

Ed AdamczykFeb. 21 -- The Nigerian insurgent group Boko Haram recruited 2,000 children to fight in 2016, a United Nations report released Tuesday said.

- UPI - US

National polio immunization campaign launched in Yemen

Source: World Health Organization Country: Yemen A nationwide polio immunization campaign in Yemen, launched by national health authorities with support from WHO and UNICEF, aims to immunize 5,019,648 children under-five.SANA'A, 20 February 2017—A nationwide polio immunization campaign was launched today in Yemen by ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

As new Mosul offensive unfolds, sheltering IDPs back in focus

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Iraq It is estimated that up to 250,000 people could be displaced. Almost 217,000 people have fled hostilities since 17 October, of whom around 160,000 are still displaced.This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson – to whom quoted text may be attributed – ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

UNHCR readies for fresh Mosul exodus as battle moves west

Displaced Iraqis voice fears for relatives trapped in west of the city, as UNHCR prepares for movement of up to a quarter of a million people.

- UN - INT

Turnbull blasts UN over Israel resolutions

Malcolm Turnbull has criticised the United Nations for its approach to Israel ahead of a visit by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

- SBS.com.au - AU

South Sudan areas affected by famine

The United Nations has declared a famine in certain parts of the world's youngest country, South Sudan.

- Al Jazeera - QA

UN says 1.4 million African children at risk in famine: Why there's still hope

Nearly 1.4 million African children are at "imminent risk" of death due to famine in four countries, according to the United Nations International Children's Fund. UNICEF's announcement on Tuesday comes one day after famine was formally declared in parts of South Sudan, where 270,000 children are severely malnourished. ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Death of Russian ambassador to UN needs to be studied more

The cause and manner of death of Russia's ambassador to the United Nations needs to be studied further, the city medical examiner said Tuesday, a day after the diplomat fell ill at his office at Russia's U.N. mission and died at a hospital.

- The Daily Star - LB

Yemen's brutal two-year conflict forcing displaced to return home amid persisting risks - UN

The complex crisis in Yemen continues to deepen, with United Nations agencies reporting today that perhaps one million people who had fled for safety are returning to their homes mainly due to a lack of access to income and basic services in the areas of displacement, warning that returnees often find the situation just as ...

- UN - INT

'Time running out' for 1.4 million children in 'man-made' crises in Africa, Yemen - UNICEF

Almost 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of death due to severe acute malnutrition this year, as famine threatens in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, warned the United Nations Children's Fund , urging prompt action to save them.

- UN - INT

The Latest: Russian UN diplomat's death needs further study

NEW YORK — The Latest on the death of Russia's ambassador to the United Nations :1 p.m.New York City's medical examiner has...

- Townhall.com - US

News24.com | UN: DRC must stop rights violations by its armed forces

The United Nations commissioner for human rights has called on Democratic Republic of Congo's government to stop human rights violations by armed forces.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Libya trial of Gaddafi cadres 'seriously' flawed: UN

A trial of dozens of aides to ousted Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi is failing to uphold international rights norms in its treatment of defendants, a United Nations report says.

- News24.com - ZA

Almost 1.4 million children face 'imminent death:' UN agency

The United Nations children's agency is warning that almost 1.4 million children are at "imminent risk of death" as famine threatens parts of South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen.

- The Daily Star - LB

Churkin's death: 'Great friend of Serbia is gone'

Russia's Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin suddenly passed away in New York on Monday. Many leaders and officials from around the world, including those from Serbia, have offered their condolences.

- B92 - SK

Participants in Geneva talks yet to be defined

The United Nations and other parties to Syrian peace efforts lowered their expectations of a major breakthrough at UN-sponsored talks in Geneva, as U.S. policy on the Syrian crisis and its ties with Russia remains unclear.

- AzerNews - AZ

UN diplomats mourn Russia's Churkin

RUSSIA’S ambassador to the United Nations who died suddenly after falling ill at his office at Russia’s UN mission is being remembered by his diplomatic colleagues as a powerful and passionate voice for his nation. Vitaly Churkin was taken to a hospital, where he died on Monday, according to Russia’s ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

The Latest: Security Council has moment of silence for envoy

NEW YORK — The Latest on the death of Russia's ambassador to the United Nations :10:15 a.m.The United Nations Security...

- Townhall.com - US

The Latest: Autopsy to be performed on Russian UN ambassador

NEW YORK — The Latest on the sudden death of the Russian ambassador to the United Nations :10:55 a.m.The New York City...

- Townhall.com - US

The Latest: Autopsy to be performed on Russian UN ambassador

NEW YORK — The Latest on the death of Russia's ambassador to the United Nations :

- Billings Gazette - US

'We cannot give up the fight' to end child recruitment, says UNICEF chief

Even though over the past 10 years, more than 65,000 children have been released from armed forces and armed groups, tens of thousands of boys and girls under the age of 18 continue to be used in conflicts around the world, the United Nations Children's Fund said today.

- UN - INT

'Time lost means lives lost,' warns UN aid chief, releasing funds to tackle drought in Ethiopia

The top United Nations humanitarian official today released $18.5 million from the organization's Central Emergency Response Fund to enable critical aid for more than 785,000 people suffering from hunger, malnutrition and severe water shortages in Ethiopia's Somali region – the worst drought-stricken part of the ...

- UN - INT

1.4 million children face 'imminent death' due to famine: UN

The United Nations children's agency is warning that almost 1.4 million children are at "imminent risk of death" as famine threatens parts of South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen.

- Global News - CA

UN: Nearly 1.4 million children face 'imminent death' from famine

Reuters/Adriane Ohanesian JOHANNESBURG — The United Nations children's agency is warning that almost 1.4 million children are at "imminent risk of death" as famine threatens parts of South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. The UNICEF announcement comes a day after famine was declared in parts of Unity state in South ...

- Business Insider - US

Almost 1.4 million children face 'imminent death:' UN agency

The United Nations children's agency is warning that almost 1.4 million children are at "imminent risk of death" as famine...

- Deseret News - US

Longtime Russian UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin dies suddenly at 64

Russia's ambassador to the United Nations who died suddenly after falling ill at his office at Russia's U.N. mission is being remembered by his diplomatic colleagues as a powerful and passionate voice for his nation.

- France24 - FR

Churkin's promise: why the solution to the MH17 case may lie with a forgotten legal precedent from 1905

Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has died of a heart attack. Churkin was famous for clashing with his US counterpart Samantha Power over Russia's bombing of Aleppo, and when Russia vetoed a a United Nations Security Council resolution to establish a war crimes tribunal to investigate the downing of ...

- The Conversation - UK

Amid NSG, Masood Azhar deadlock, Foreign Secretary Jaishankar holds talks with China`s top diplomat

China has been reluctant to support India's admission into NSG and back a United Nations ban on Masood Azhar.

- Zee News - IN

UN guided by Syrian 'political transition' as new talks loom

BEIRUT " A top adviser to the United Nations envoy for Syria said Tuesday that their "main guidance" for the first intra-Syrian peace talks in 10 months will be a Security Council resolution that calls for political transition.U.N....

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

UN cites flaws in Libya trial of Gadhafi's son, others

GENEVA " A United Nations report says the trial in Libya of over three dozen people including Moammar Gadhafi's son failed to meet international fair-trial standards.In the 60-page report released Tuesday, the U.N.'s mission...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Almost 1.4 million children face 'imminent death:' UN agency

JOHANNESBURG " The United Nations children's agency is warning that almost 1.4 million children are at "imminent risk of death" as famine threatens parts of South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen.The UNICEF announcement comes...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Almost 1.4 million children face 'imminent death:' UN agency

JOHANNESBURG — The United Nations children's agency is warning that almost 1.4 million children are at "imminent risk of death" as famine...

- Townhall.com - US

...And what his death means for UN

The United Nations is used to receiving news of tragedy. Diplomats will calmly call meetings in response to reports of death and destruction from far away.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Russian UN ambassador dies...

The Russian ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin, died in New York on Monday the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

- CNN Top Stories - US

UNICEF, French president urge protection for children of war

"The situation is as urgent as ever," French President Francois Hollande pleaded as he opened a conference in Paris on Tuesday with representatives from 80 countries, decrying "the nightmare that killed these children's innocence."

- Times Of India - IN

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