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  • UN Special Rapporteur on Occupied Palestinian Territory resigns

    UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories, Makarim Wibisono, resigns as Israel never granted him access to the Occupied Palestinian Territory throughout his mandate.

  • 2015 likely to be warmest on record

    Temperatures across the globe are likely to break records in 2015 with readings running "well above" any previous year, scientists say.

  • UN says climate plans 'not enough'

    The UN says the current climate plans from 146 countries represent a significant advance-- but will not enough to prevent dangerous warming.

  • The United Nations at 70

    At the close of the Second World War in 1945, the world had never seen destruction on such a scale, with the estimated death toll in six years of fighting ranging from 40 million to as high as 85million people...

  • Sir Fazle Hasan Abed receives World Food Prize

    Brac Founder and Chairperson Sir Fazle Hasan Abed receives the 2015 World Food Prize for his outstanding contribution to enhance the world's production and distribution of food to those most in need.

  • Diplomats seek additional security

    In the wake of killing of two foreign nationals in Bangladesh, diplomats in Dhaka seek additional security everywhere across the country.

  • Obama, Putin clash over Assad's fate in UN duel

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Barack Obama accuses each other over Syria in duelling UN speeches, as Moscow and Tehran mounted a fierce defense of Bashar al-Assad.

  • PM attends opening session of UN General Assembly

    The General Debate in the 70th regular session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 70) begins at the UN headquarters.

  • Hasina wants all to make world a better place for women

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urge all vow afresh to achieve gender parity in all aspects and make the world a better place for girls and women.


    In spite of significant progress in economic growth, most societies these days face intractable maladies in terms of rising inequities, crime, marginalisation of the disadvantaged, denting of democratic values, falling moral standards, etc.