United Nations

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.

July 11, 2022
July 11, 2022

The ‘original pandemic’ of violence against women continues unabated

This week, a report issued by Bangladesh Mahila Parishad outlines the brutal reality: almost 300 women reported different types of abuse just in the last six months.

May 23, 2022
May 23, 2022

UN says some media coverage of monkeypox stigmatises Africans, LGBTI people

The United Nations’ Aids agency has called some reporting on the monkeypox virus racist and homophobic, warning of exacerbating stigma and undermining the response to the growing outbreak.

April 1, 2020
April 1, 2020

Coronavirus worst crisis since WWII: UN chief

The global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has continued to worsen despite unprecedented lockdowns, as the head of the United Nations sounded the alarm on what he said was humanity's worst crisis since World War II.

March 23, 2020
March 23, 2020

UN to create global coronavirus fund, Norway foreign ministry says

The United Nations will create a fund to support the treatment of coronavirus patients worldwide, Norway’s foreign ministry has said.

December 28, 2019
December 28, 2019

UN ups 2020 budget, includes funds for war crimes probes

The United Nations General Assembly on Friday adopted a $3.07 billion operating budget which for the first time includes funding for the investigation of war crimes in Syria and Myanmar.

December 2, 2019
December 2, 2019

UN opens two-week climate change summit in Madrid

The United Nations opens a two-week climate summit in Madrid, where world leaders face growing pressure to prove they can muster the political will to avert the most catastrophic impacts of global warming.

November 5, 2019
November 5, 2019

US formally starts withdrawal from Paris climate accord

The United States formally has notified the United Nations that it was withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, making the world's largest economy the sole outlier from the agreement.

October 11, 2019
October 11, 2019

Bangladesh a committed actor in promoting peace: UN

The United Nations has appreciated Bangladesh’s role in promoting peace and development both globally and nationally terming the country a committed actor.

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.