United Nations

October 10, 2019
October 10, 2019

'UN may not have enough money to pay staff'

The United Nations may not have enough money for staff salaries next month if member states don’t pay what they owe, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Tuesday.

June 18, 2019
June 18, 2019

UN finds 'systemic failures' in its Rohingya response

The United Nations experienced "systemic failures" in its handling of the situation in Myanmar leading up to the 2017 mass exodus of Rohingya, a UN report said on Monday.

June 8, 2019
June 8, 2019

Philippines slams ‘unpardonable intrusions’ by UN rights experts

The Philippine government has attacked United Nations human rights experts for "unpardonable intrusions", after a call for an international investigation into killings linked to President...

May 11, 2019
May 11, 2019

180 nations agree UN deal to regulate export of plastic waste

Around 180 governments have agreed on a new UN accord to regulate the export of plastic waste, some eight million tonnes of which ends up in the oceans each year, organisers say.

April 25, 2019
April 25, 2019

Play your role

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged the United Nations to play a role in sending back over one million Rohingyas from Bangladesh to their homeland Myanmar.

April 12, 2019
April 12, 2019

‘Women must be at centre of peacekeeping decision-making’

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says women’s rights, voices and participation must be at “the centre of peacekeeping decision-making”.

March 25, 2019
March 25, 2019

Suspected cholera cases spikes in Yemen in 2019: UN

Nearly 110,000 suspected cases of cholera have been reported in war-hit Yemen since the beginning of January, including 190 related deaths, the UN says.

January 27, 2019
January 27, 2019

Climate Change: Bangladesh seeks finance, tech transfer to vulnerable countries

Bangladesh Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Masud Bin Momen has called for providing financial resources and ensuring technology transfer to the vulnerable countries,...

January 19, 2019
January 19, 2019

The best-selling brand today is fear: UN chief

Warning against the dangers of widespread fear and mistrust in the planet, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he wants to reaffirm the UN as a platform for action to repair...

January 9, 2019
January 9, 2019

UN chief in Myanmar concerned over fighting in Rakhine State

The head of the United Nations in Myanmar on Wednesday expressed concern about the situation in the western state of Rakhine, where fighting between the military and the rebel Arakan Army has...