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January 25, 2023
January 25, 2023

Kaamil Ahmed publishes ‘first book-length exploration’ of Rohingya lives abroad

I Feel No Peace is the latest in this string of books exploring the Rohingya experience. It offers, in particular, a narrative account of their history and their experience with NGOs and the UN. 

November 10, 2022
November 10, 2022

World population about to hit 8 billion later this week

According to United Nations (UN) projections, the world population is going to hit 8 billion on November 15.

September 18, 2022
September 18, 2022

Tensions on border: Dhaka should take it to UN immediately

Myanmar, by its actions near the border, have lately been violating international rules and posing serious threats to the sovereignty of Bangladesh, analysts have said.

July 12, 2022
July 12, 2022

Biggest population in 2023 “may help” India get UN Security Council membership

A senior UN official has said India’s prospects of securing permanent membership of the UN Security Council may get boosted if it goes past China to become the world’s most populous nation in 2023.

June 20, 2022
June 20, 2022

Abdul Muhith appointed Bangladesh permanent representative to UN

The government has appointed Muhammad Abdul Muhith as the next ambassador and permanent epresentative of Bangladesh to the United Nations (UN) in New York.

June 14, 2022
June 14, 2022

Create conditions in Myanmar for Rohingya repatriation: Bangladesh to UN

Bangladesh has urged the UN to scale up its programme and create conducive conditions in the Rakhine State of Myanmar for Rohingya repatriation, arguing that efforts on the Bangladesh side alone will not bring about any lasting solution to the problem.

March 20, 2019
March 20, 2019

Cyclone unleashes huge floods leaving 350 dead in southern Africa

Aid workers rush to rescue victims clinging to trees and crammed on rooftops Tuesday after a cyclone unleashed devastating floods in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. More than 350 people were confirmed dead, hundreds were missing and thousands more were at risk.

January 28, 2019
January 28, 2019

Too much salt: Water desalination plants harm environment

Almost 16,000 desalination plants worldwide produce bigger-than-expected flows of highly salty waste water and toxic chemicals that are damaging the environment, a UN-backed study said on Monday.

September 29, 2018
September 29, 2018

Bangladesh, UN agree to address sexual violence against Rohingyas

The government of Bangladesh and the United Nations will jointly address conflict-related sexual violence committed against members of the Rohingya population forcibly displaced from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

September 14, 2018
September 14, 2018

Fakhrul in NY at UN invitation, not to make complaint: Moudud

BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed says the party’s Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam and others went to the UN Headquarters following an invitation of its Secretary General Antonio Guterres.