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  • 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.

  • 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.