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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...

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...

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...

September 4, 2018
September 4, 2018

UN schools for Palestinians defy funding cuts, open on time

United Nations schools for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon are starting the new school year on time, despite the US decision to cancel funding to the international body's Palestinian relief...

August 5, 2018
August 5, 2018

UN urgently calls upon all to keep everyone safe on roads

The United Nations (UN) urgently calls upon all parties to keep everyone - including children and young people - safe on the roads and safe from any kind of violence.

August 4, 2018
August 4, 2018

UN experts: NKorea hasn't stopped nuke and missile programs

North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programs and is violating UN sanctions including by “a massive increase in illicit ship-to-ship transfers of petroleum products,” UN experts say...

July 1, 2018
July 1, 2018

UN to put more pressure on Myanmar: Guterres

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says they will put more pressure on Myanmar to make them understand what they should do on the Rohingya issue.

June 22, 2018
June 22, 2018

Act now to protect migrants vulnerable to trafficking, exploitation: UN

States around the world must act now to protect migrants from traffickers by putting in place innovative measures to identify as early as possible those who are at risk, says a UN rights expert.

April 12, 2018
April 12, 2018

Myanmar not ready for return of Rohingyas: UNHCR

The UN refugee agency calls a Myanmar minister's visit to Bangladesh to meet Muslim Rohingya refugees a confidence-building measure, but says conditions in Myanmar are not ready for their return.