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Classes of first batch of PhD course begin at BSMMU

Sheikh Hasina calls for appropriate response to anti-national propaganda

PM reaches Washington DC from New York

Would have used EVM in 300 seats if I could: EC Alamgir

Contractor GK Shamim, 7 others get life sentence in arms case

Iraq: UN disappointed over election delays in two provinces

New York, Apr 25: The top United Nations official in Iraq Wednesday expressed his disappointment at the Government’s decision to postpone until early July Governorate Council elections in two western provinces, reportedly due to security concerns.

Guatemala: UN calls on to ensure accountability for atrocities

New York, Apr 24 : A senior United Nations official Tuesday urged judicial authorities in Guatemala to ensure that legal proceedings continue without interference against the country’s former head of State and former head of intelligence who stand accused of atrocities committed in the Central American nation over 30 years ago.

Ban congratulates Iraqis on successful elections

New York, Apr 23: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday congratulated the people of Iraq on their participation in the country’s Governorate Council elections, adding that by exercising their constitutional right to vote, the Iraqi people had “reaffirmed their desire” for democracy.

Ban highlights need to work towards sustainable energy

New York, Apr 16: Calling it “one of the most critical issues of our time,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday stressed the importance of strong partnerships to achieve universal access to sustainable energy.

Somalia: UN condemns ‘cowardly’ attack in Mogadishu

New York, Mar 19: The United Nations envoy in Somalia voiced shock and sadness at Monday’s car bombing in the capital, Mogadishu, which reportedly killed several people and wounded many more.

UN urges prosecution of Israeli settler violence

New York, Mar 19: The United Nations human rights chief Monday urged Israel to prosecute settlers who carry out violent acts against Palestinians, while also calling on Government forces to refrain from using excessive force and to guarantee adequate handling of child detainees, following reports of ill-treatment.

Somalia: Conviction of \'rape victim\' overturned

New York, Mar 6: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his envoy dealing with sexual violence in conflict have welcomed the decision by a Somali appeals court to overturn the conviction of a woman who claimed to be raped by security forces, while voicing concern that the sentence against the journalist charged in connection with the case, while shortened, has been upheld.

UNICEF deplores attack on children in Mali

New York, Mar 6: Two-thirds of the people killed or injured by leftover ammunition or explosive devices in central and northern Mali are children, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Tuesday said, warning that the risk will increase when more displaced families try to return home.

Gaza bans women’s participation in UN marathon

New York, Mar 6: The annual United Nations-organized Gaza marathon will not take place this year due to disagreements with local officials on the participation of women, the UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees said Tuesday.

UN seeks more funding to assist Syrians

New York, Jan 29: Ahead of a major humanitarian pledging conference in Syria, a senior United Nations relief official Monday urged greater funding to assist millions of people in need amid a deteriorating situation inside the country and a particularly harsh winter in the region.

UN condemns latest murder of Somali journalist

New York, Jan 19: The United Nations envoy to Somali and an independent human rights expert have urged authorities in the East African country to investigate the brutal murder of a local radio journalist, the latest incident of violence against media workers there.

UN concerned over convictions of 14 activists in Vietnam

New York, Jan 12: The United Nations human rights office has expressed serious concern over the convictions and sentencing of 14 political activists in Vietnam for subversive activities.

UNESCO condemns killing of a Syrian journalist

New York, Jan 10: The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending freedom of expression Wednesday expressed grave concern over the constant killing of journalists in Syria, following the death of television reporter Suhail Mahmoud Al-Ali on Friday.

Ban highlights Japan’s role in northeast Asia

New York, Jan 10: Japan’s economy, its role in northeast Asia and its reconstruction after the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami were among the topics covered by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a telephone conversation on Tuesday night with the country’s recently-elected Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, according to the UN chief’s spokesperson.

Iraq: UN calls for peaceful demonstrations

New York, Jan 9: Taking note of demonstrations currently taking place in several Iraqi governorates, the United Nations envoy in the country Tuesday called for those taking part and those providing security to ensure that the protests are carried out peacefully.