United Nations (UN)

November 15, 2022
November 15, 2022

Global population reaching 8 billion: ‘An occasion to celebrate diversity’

A baby born somewhere on Tuesday will be the world's eight billionth person, according to a projection by the United Nations.

November 9, 2022
November 9, 2022

COP27 must commit to loss and damage finance

Even after 31 years of advocacy, lobbying and dialogues, no dedicated finance has yet been delivered under the UNFCCC.

July 11, 2022
July 11, 2022

World population to hit 8 billion in November: UN

The world's population is expected to reach eight billion on Nov 15, the UN forecast on Monday (July 11) in a report that said India will surpass China as the most populous country on earth in 2023.

June 29, 2022
June 29, 2022

Journalists shouldn’t be jailed for “what they write”: UN chief’s spokesman on Zubair’s arrest in India

Journalists should not be jailed for “what they write, what they tweet and what they say” and it is important that people be allowed to express themselves freely without the threat of any harassment, a spokesperson for UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said.

May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022

Gwyn Lewis appointed UN Resident Coordinator of Bangladesh

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Gwyn Lewis of Ireland as the new UN resident coordinator in Bangladesh, with the host government’s approval.

October 2, 2020
October 2, 2020

Bangladeshi female police peacekeepers tasked with Congo airport security

The female peacekeepers of Bangladesh Police have been given the responsibility to ensure security at Congo’s Monusco Airport run by the United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping Mission.

July 2, 2020
July 2, 2020

Dhaka seeks fortified UN partnership to keep development on track

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has sought strong partnership with the United Nations as he feared that Covid-19 may impede the progresses in the area of SDG achievements and the country’s graduation trajectory from LDC status.

September 21, 2019
September 21, 2019

UN urged by own staff to look at its climate footprint

Close to 2,000 United Nations employees have called for the global body to reduce its carbon footprint, including through curbs on their own diplomatic perks like business-class flights and travel handouts, a letter obtained by Reuters shows.

June 19, 2019
June 19, 2019

Record 70.8 million people displaced at end of 2018: UN

More than 70 million people were counted last year as displaced from their homes, a record that underestimates the real number of refugees and asylum seekers, the UN says.

June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019

‘Help Bangladesh reach desired level of disability inclusion’

Bangladesh has urged the development partners to help the country reach its desired level of disability inclusion.