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  • 'Forced repatriation' to pose security risk

    The International Crisis Group has warned of serious security risks of “forced repatriation” of the Rohingya, just as Myanmar and Bangladesh prepare for the November 15 return of the refugees sheltered in Bangladesh.

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    Inclusive polls in Bangladesh UN's priority

    The UN has said it gives priority to an inclusive, credible and transparent election in Bangladesh.

  • Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

    $22.25m UK fund for Rohingyas, host communities

    The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Bangladesh welcomes a new contribution of US $22.25 million from the United Kingdom that will help meet the immediate food and nutrition needs of Rohingya refugees living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh as they face the dangerous monsoon season.

  • United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres urges India on Rohingya Crisis

    Support Dhaka on Rohingya crisis

    Making a strong pitch for holding those involved in violence against Rohingyas accountable, UN General Secretary Antonio Guterres has said India can help tackle the crisis by backing Bangladesh in humanitarian assistance and using its influence in Myanmar to bring about reconciliation.

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    UN Gen Assembly: PM to ask for sustainable solution to Rohingya crisis

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave for New York this morning to attend the United Nations General Assembly, where she will highlight her response to the Rohingya crisis and seek global support for a sustainable solution to it.

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    ‘Human rights defenders vulnerable for reporting to UN’

    People globally face harsh reprisals and intimidation for cooperating with the United Nations on human rights, a "shameful practice," a major UN report warns.

  • Violence against Rohingya refugees

    'Rohingyas to be at risk if funding not urgently secured'

    The lives of Rohingyas "will once again be at risk" if funding is not urgently secured, say UN officials.

  • United Nations say Bangladesh must halt Industrialisation in Sundarbans

    Let there be no industrialisation near Sundarbans

    The Sundarbans mangrove forest, the habitat of Bengal tigers, is threatened by heedless industrialisation, which must be halted by Bangladesh.

  • Transparency International Bangladesh TIB Report

    TIB criticises UN on secret deal with Myanmar

    Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) criticises the signing of a secret deal between UN and Myanmar, saying that it has questioned the role of the UN.

  • United Nations Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee

    ‘Myanmar dillydallying Rohingya repatriation’

    Myanmar is yet to show any real will to ensure safe repatriation of the Rohingya refugees now living in Bangladesh, UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee says.

  • United Nations rights expert Yanghee Lee

    UN rights expert Lee begins Bangladesh visit tomorrow

    UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee arrives here on a 10-day visit to meet Rohingyas in various locations of Cox's Bazar.

  • UN Peacekeeping

    Bangladeshi UN peacekeeper killed in South Sudan ambush

    A Bangladeshi peacekeeper in South Sudan is killed today when an aid convoy was ambushed in the west of the country, the United Nations mission says.

  • UN Security Council for Rohingys

    ‘UN could help gather evidence of crimes against Rohingya’

    Britain's UN envoy on Tuesday suggested the UN Security Council could consider helping Myanmar collect evidence of crimes committed during a military crackdown of the Rohingya people, denounced by the world body as ethnic cleansing after most recent bout of persecution of the Muslim minority last year.

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    Rohingya crisis: UN asst secy gen travelling to Myanmar

    United Nations’ Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller, is travelling to Myanmar.

  • Marzuki Darusman

    UN investigators cite Facebook role in Myanmar crisis

    UN human rights experts investigating a possible genocide in Myanmar say that Facebook had played a role in spreading hate speech there.

  • United Nations Special Adviser Adama Dieng

    UN official concerned over violence against minorities

    Visiting United Nations Undersecretary General Adama Dieng expresses deep concern over the continuous violence against minority community and their rightlessness.

  • Adama Dieng

    Atrocity crimes on Rohingya were preventable: UN adviser

    United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng says the atrocity crimes on Rohingyas carried out by the Myanmar army were predictable and preventable.

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    UN wants to see fair polls in Bangladesh

    The United Nations reiterates its position saying it wants to see free, fair and open elections everywhere including in Bangladesh.

  • Jerusalem as Israel's capital

    Defying Trump, countries vote in favour of UN Jerusalem resolution

    More than 120 countries defy President Donald Trump and vote in favour of a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for the United States to drop its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

  • Sustainable Development Goals

    Govt urged to collaborate with pvt sector for SDG implementation

    Speakers at the "Citizen's Conference on SDGs in Bangladesh" have urged the government to ensure its partnership with private sector, civil society and NGOs to implement programmes to achieve the sustainable development goals, set by the United Nations.

  • Md Mozammel Haque Khan and Carlos Humberto Loitey

    UN military adviser lauds Bangladesh

    United Nations’ military advisor Lt Gen Carlos Humberto Loitey lauds Bangladesh in its effort towards global peacekeeping mission.

  • Rohingya women gang-raped by Myanmar army: UN

    Rohingya women gang-raped by Myanmar army: UN

    United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten says they consistently heard about sexual violence from Rohingya survivors, including gang-rape of women by multiple soldiers.

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    Myanmar gives green light to resume UN food aid

    Myanmar authorities have agreed to allow the United Nations to resume food distributions in northern Rakhine state, suspended for nearly two months, World Food Programme (WFP) spokeswoman Bettina Luescher says.

  • Has UN failed the Rohingyas?

    Endless streams of Rohingyas have crossed the Naf River into Bangladesh. The deaths of children at sea stand out most vividly. Rohingyas have left behind everything they had once known in the face of the Myanmar military's brutalities against their own people.

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    UN role in repatriation

    Dhaka's call to involve the United Nations in the negotiations on Rohingya repatriation is a well-judged one. Bangladesh must also insist that Myanmar agrees to a multilateral agreement. Myanmar had earlier opted for a bilateral solution.

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    Myanmar cancels UN visit to Rakhine

    United Nations says a visit to Myanmar's Rakhine state which was due to take place today (September 28) has been cancelled by the authorities, reports BBC. The visit is to have been the first time representatives of UN agencies would have been allowed to visit the area.

  • Rohingya refugees

    $200mn needed for Rohingya refugees for 6 months: UN

    The United Nations estimates that $200 million will be needed over the next six months to help Rohingya Muslims refugees who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in "massive numbers" to escape a bloody military campaign.

  • Kofi Annan to lead commission on Rohingya issue

    Aung San Suu Kyi picks ex- UN chief Kofi Annan to lead commission to stop human rights abuses in Rakhine State between Buddhists and minority Rohingya Muslims.

  • UN concerned over Bangladesh killings

    United Nations expresses concern at the significant increase of murders in Bangladesh, including that of religious minorities and called for the investigation and prosecution of the perpetrators of the crimes.

  • Mashrafe to become UN goodwill ambassador

    Bangladesh ODI and T20 skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has the honour of being selected as a United Nations goodwill ambassador.

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