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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • Step up monetary support for Rohingya at refugee camps: UN

    United Nations Under-Secretary General Dr Natalia Kanem pleads for increased support for the Rohingyas, who are facing a major challenge in the upcoming monsoon season when much of the refugee camps in Bangladesh could be flooded and see landslides.

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    ‘Comply with UN body’s request for report on rape of Rohingya women’

    Myanmar should comply with a United Nations committee’s request for information on the military’s responsibility for widespread rape of Rohingya women and girls in northern Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch and Fortify Rights said today.

  • The Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp

    In Bangladesh, some 60 babies a day born in Rohingya camps: UN

    Around 60 babies a day are being born in vast refugee camps in Bangladesh, sheltering hundreds of thousands of mainly Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF says.

  • US disappointed over reported irregularities in KCC polls

    The United States expresses disappointment over reported irregularities and intimidation in Tuesday's Khulna City Corporation elections but congratulated all the parties on making the elections inclusive.

  • The battle over terminology: Adaptation vs resilience

    In the negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), every word used can be contested between countries (sometimes they even argue for hours about a coma!). Hence every term has to be accepted by consensus by all the countries for it to be adopted in any UNFCCC decision.

  • UN chief warns against scrapping Iran nuke deal

    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns against scrapping an international deal on Iran's nuclear programme unless there was a good alternative in place.

  • UN remembers 5 Bangladeshi peacekeepers

    The United Nations remembers the sacrifice of 140 personnel, including five Bangladeshi peacekeepers, who lost their lives in the line of duty between July 2016 and December 2017.

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    'Myanmar not ready for return of Rohingya refugees'

    Myanmar is not ready for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees, says the most senior United Nations official to visit the country this year, after Myanmar was accused of instigating ethnic cleansing and driving nearly 700,000 Muslims to Bangladesh.

  • US-Bangla plane crash: UN joins in mourning

    The United Nations has joins in mourning the deaths caused from the crash of a US-Bangla Airlines plane at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

  • UN for inclusive growth in Bangladesh

    Appreciating the current economic growth in Bangladesh, the United Nations has laid emphasis on having an 'inclusive' growth without compromising with environmental sustainability.

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    Healthcare: More baby girls than boys die in India

    Parents are less likely to seek treatment for a sick baby girl than a boy in India, where more female infants die within the first month of being born, the United Nations says.

  • Sea level rise is accelerating

    Sea level rise is accelerating and could reach 26 inches (66 centimeters) by century's end, in line with United Nations estimates and enough to cause significant problems for coastal cities, a study says.

  • Antonio Guterres

    UN calls world to stand up for ensuring human rights

    UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres urges people and leaders everywhere to stand up for all human rights - civil, political, economic, social and cultural -- and for the values that underpin hopes for a fairer, safer and better world for all.

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    Hello Kitty is the new whiskered face of UN tourism

    The United Nations has tapped an ambassador with universal appeal to spread its message of sustainable and responsible tourism: Hello Kitty.

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    Japan top UN contributor in Asia

    Asian countries contribute almost 25% of UN budget, with Japan being the highest contributor from the region, followed by China, Australia, South Korea and India.