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  • People demonstrate against Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ‘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”.

  • 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.

  • 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, including Bangladesh, to face the threats posed by climate change and related disasters.

  • 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 broken trust in a broken world.

  • Myanmar Rohingya Crisis in Bangladesh

    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 displaced about 4,500 people since early December.

  • Violence slammed

    Expressing concern over reports of violence in the run-up to the December 30 polls, the United Nations, the United States and the United Kingdom have condemned the incidents.

  • Rohingya refugee girls

    Rohingya Refugees: UN expert warns of rushed plans for Rohingyas

    The United Nations' human rights investigator on Myanmar urged Bangladesh on Tuesday to drop plans to start repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to Rakhine state this month, warning they would face a "high risk of persecution".

  • Genocide against Rohingyas goes on!

    United Nations (UN) investigators submitted a 444-page report to the UN Security Council on October 24 about the ongoing genocide in Myanmar against the Rohingyas.

  • In a divided UN, China blazes quiet path to power

    Criticised by the White House for alleged interference in US politics, China has quietly blazed a path at the United Nations where it is, little by little, becoming one of the most influential members.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced 5 more Medical universities if reelected

    PM in London on way back home

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in London yesterday on her way back to Dhaka concluding her weeklong visit to the United States to attend the 73rd UN General Assembly session.

  • 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.

  • United Nations report on Rohingyas

    Australia welcomes UN report on Rohingyas

    Welcoming the UN fact-finding mission report on Myanmar, Australia renewes its call for justice for those Rohingyas who have suffered saying that the perpetrators must be held to account.

  • Rohingya repatriation

    UN probe report outlines atrocities of armed forces against Rohingyas

    An independent international fact-finding mission on Myanmar formed by the UN Human Rights Council outlines in its report four key common characteristics of the operations of the armed forces of Myanmar in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan States.

  • Myanmar Rohingya atrocities


    The UN Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar draws up a non-exhaustive list of alleged perpetrators of atrocity crimes against the country’s Rohingya community, indicating priority subjects for investigation and prosecution under international law.

  • Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya

    CPD’s Debapriya appointed to UN body on LDCs

    The United Nations appoints Center for Policy Dialogue’s (CPD) Distinguished Fellow Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya in its committee on least developed countries (LDCs).

  • China holds million Uighurs in secret camps: UN

    A United Nations human rights panel says that it had received many credible reports that 1 million ethnic Uighurs in China are held in what resembles a "massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy."

  • 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 in a new report.

  • We're running out of cash: UN chief

    United Nations Chief Antonio Guterres warns staff that the world body is running out of cash and urged member states to pay what they owe as soon as possible.

  • Myanmar broke UN child rights pact: Experts

    Myanmar violated its obligations to the United Nations child rights convention in its crackdown on the Rohingya that led to an exodus of hundreds of thousands of people from the minority community, legal experts find.

  • Venezuelan security forces killed hundreds: UN

    Venezuelan security forces suspected of killing hundreds of demonstrators and alleged criminals enjoy immunity from prosecution, indicating that the rule of law is "virtually absent" in the country, the United Nations says.

  • UN can do verification role in Korea talks if asked: Guterres

    The United Nations is prepared to play a verification role if asked following talks in Singapore between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.