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North Korea threatens nuclear test

North Korea threatens nuclear test

North Korea has threatened to conduct a nuclear test in response to a United Nations move towards a probe into the country's human rights violations. Its foreign ministry on Thursday accused the United States of orchestrating a recent UN resolution calling for the investigation. North Korea previously conducted nuclear tests in 2006, 2009 and 2013. Its...

5 Ukrainian soldiers killed, German foreign minister visits Kiev

5 Ukrainian soldiers killed, German foreign minister visits Kiev

Five Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in the conflict in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, the military said on Tuesday, as Germany's foreign minister prepared to hold talks on the crisis in both Kiev and Moscow. The trip by Frank-Walter Steinmeier will be one of the first visits by a senior German...

Enhancing development cooperation through AIMS

GLOBALLY, the data revolution is underway -- offering both policy makers and ordinary citizens unprecedented new opportunities to make informed decisions. The UN Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Post-2015 Development Agenda, in its Report in 2013, drew attention toward a number of transformational shifts that will be required for inclusive sustainable development through enhanced global partnership. In order to translate this vision into reality, goals or targets relating to development efforts will have to be rigorously monitored to assess impacts....

US pledges 3b for UN climate fund

US pledges 3b for UN climate fund

US President Barack Obama will pledge $3 billion to a UN fund aimed at mitigating the effects of climate change in the world's poorest countries, a US official said yesterday. "It is in our national interest to helping vulnerable countries to build resilience to climate change," the administration official said as Obama headed to...

Ukraine crisis: US accuses Russia over 'incursion'

Ukraine crisis: US accuses Russia over 'incursion'

The US has accused Russia of undermining a ceasefire in Ukraine after reports of Russian troops and military hardware entering the country. The US envoy to the UN, Samantha Power, also accused Russia of pursuing war in Ukraine while talking peace. Russia's deputy ambassador to the UN, Alexander Pankin, dismissed the allegations as propaganda. More than...

UN to 'end' statelessness in 10yrs

UN to 'end' statelessness in 10yrs

The UN refugee agency, the UNHCR, is to launch a campaign to end statelessness worldwide within 10 years. It estimates that at least 10 million people are currently stateless, having neither nationality nor passport. This can lead to denial of their access to medical care, education and political rights, such as voting. The UNHCR wants to...

UN chief defends returning Ebola aid workers

UN chief defends returning Ebola aid workers

  UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said discrimination against aid workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "unacceptable". Strict quarantine rules are hampering aid efforts when more health workers are needed in order to deal with the crisis, he told BBC News in Nairobi. International efforts have been insufficient but are...

Inspiring innovation to meet development challenges

IT is not so unusual to hear citizens across the world complain about their local government. How little things, such as fixing broken street lights or clearing garbage, can get neglected. So how do you create a more responsive government? One small island, Fonadhoo, in the Maldives, is testing an idea that is connecting the dots to generate dialogue between residents and their municipality. The concept is called Make-My-Island. It draws inspiration from two ideas. The first is the UK-based site Fix-My-Street,...

Partnerships for development: A shared responsibility

Partnerships for development: A shared responsibility

EVERY year on October 24, we celebrate UN Day, commemorating the founding of the United Nations. Since joining 40 years ago, Bangladesh has experienced significant gains in economic growth and human development. In 2000, world leaders met at the UN Headquarters in New York for the Millennium Summit, which introduced to the world the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These goals would guide development progress towards meeting basic needs and increasing quality of life for all. Bangladesh has become one of the best performing least developed countries (LDC) in MDG attainment, particularly for the goals on maternal mortality, child mortality, poverty reduction, and primary education. Nevertheless, there is still much...

'Powerful' Ebola response defended

'Powerful' Ebola response defended

A senior UN health official has defended international moves to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. David Nabarro, UN system co-ordinator for Ebola, told the BBC that plans were on course to provide 4,000 beds for Ebola patients by next month, compared with 300 at the end of August. His comments follow a damning...

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