United Nations

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 broken trust in a broken world.

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 displaced about 4,500 people since early December.

December 23, 2018
December 23, 2018

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.

November 8, 2018
November 8, 2018

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".

October 27, 2018
October 27, 2018

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.

October 6, 2018
October 6, 2018

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.

October 1, 2018
October 1, 2018

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.

September 29, 2018
September 29, 2018

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.

August 29, 2018
August 29, 2018

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.

August 27, 2018
August 27, 2018

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.