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10 die of coronavirus, daily infection rate drops to 1.8 percent

We want to build a non-communal Bangladesh: PM Sheikh Hasina

Rangpur SP transferred for failing to curb violence

Culprits in Rangpur arson, communal violence identified

Blockade at Shahbag in protest of communal attacks; 24 hour ultimatum

World now likely to hit watershed 1.5 °C rise in next five years, warns UN weather agency

New York, May 28: Odds are increasing that the annual average global temperature will rise beyond 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, in at least one of the next five years, the UN weather agency warns in a new report issued on Thursday.

Pandemic disruption to learning is an opportunity to reimagine, revitalize education

New York: To mark the third International Day of Education on Sunday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres paid tribute to the resilience of students, teachers and families in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic that, at its peak, forced almost every school, institute and university to close its doors.

25,000 refugees in unsettled Tigray region receive urgent UN food supplies

Dhaka, December 29: Some 25,000 Eritrean refugees, sheltering in two camps in the unsettled Tigray region of Ethiopia, have received desperately needed food aid for the first time since mid-October.

Bangladeshi women peacekeepers in charge of Congo airport security

নিজস্ব প্রতিনিধি, ঢাকা, ২ অক্টোবর ২০২০ :   জাতিসংঘের শান্তিরক্ষা মিশন কর্তৃক পরিচালিত ডিআর কঙ্গোর মনুস্কো বিমানবন্দর সুরক্ষার দায়িত্ব পেয়েছেন বাংলাদেশের পুলিশের নারী শান্তিরক্ষীরা।

Work to achieve a culture of peace amid COVID-19 upheaval: UN Secretary-General

New York: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend economies and societies, while also threatening to erode trust in public institutions and democracy, it is critical that people everywhere continue to pursue peace.

Terrorist groups exploiting COVID-19 in Sahel, UN peacekeeping chief tells Security Council

New York: COVID-19 is complicating an already complex security situation in the Sahel, with terrorist groups exploiting the pandemic as they step up attacks on national and international forces, the UN’s peacekeeping chief said on Friday.

Venezuelans ‘teetering on the brink of survival’ warn UN human rights experts

New York: United Nations independent experts demanded on Wednesday that the Venezuelan Government take concrete actions to tackle the devastating impact on basic human rights of the country’s economic crisis.

UN human rights office calls for compassion following Rohingya deaths at sea

New York: The UN human rights office (OHCHR), is calling for compassion for people desperately seeking shelter, after 30 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar died on a boat in the Bay of Bengal that had spent nearly two months at sea.

Coronavirus-driven debt crisis threatens poor countries already at risk, says UN report

New York: As governments struggle to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, billions of people living in countries teetering on the brink of economic collapse are being threatened further by a looming debt crisis, according to a new UN report released on Thursday.

UN backs global action to end violence against women and girls amid COVID-19 crisis

New York: The United Nations is advocating immediate global action to end all forms of violence against women and girls in the midst of a global upsurge related to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic across the world.

UN chief calls for ceasefire as Yemen braces for possible COVID-19 outbreak

New York: Echoing his 23 March appeal to warring parties across the globe for an immediate ceasefire, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called on those fighting in Yemen to end hostilities and ramp up efforts to counter a potential outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Enable ‘all out effort’ to counter COVID-19 in war-ravaged Syria, urges top UN envoy

New York: The top United Nations envoy in Syria called on Tuesday for an immediate country-wide truce, allowing citizens to save lives and tackle the common threat presented by the COVID-19 coronavirus.

UN programme to help spare millions from child marriage, extended to 2023

New York: Millions of girls have been able to avoid “an unwanted marriage and an unwelcome end to their childhood”, since the launch four years ago, of a joint UN agency programme, the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

Use of religious beliefs to justify rights violations must be outlawed says UN expert

New York: Laws underpinned by religious conviction that discriminate against women and the LGBT+ community should be repealed, and gender-based violence carried out in the name of religion by non-State groups must be addressed, an independent UN expert said on Monday in a report presented to the Human Rights Council.

UN disarmament chief hopes upcoming conference will address current nuclear challenges

New York: With division and distrust rife among countries that possess nuclear arsenals, the UN disarmament chief is hopeful that the issue will be addressed during an upcoming conference on the Non-Proliferation Treaty.