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Coding in Namibia: UN supports young women’s computing career dreams New York: Six young women from Namibia are on the path to a career in the field of information and communications technology (ICT), with the support of the UN office in the country. 31-Jan-2020
Nearly 5 million children in need due to rising violence in central Sahel: UNICEF New York: A surge in violence in the central Sahel region in Africa means nearly five million children will need humanitarian assistance this year, up from 4.3 million, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday. 29-Jan-2020
Canada: First case of coronavirus identified Toronto: Ontario’s chief medical officer of health on Sunday confirmed that the first “presumptive” case of coronavirus in Canada has been identified at Toronto’s Sunnybrook hospital. 26-Jan-2020
75 years after Auschwitz liberation, antisemitism still threatens ‘foundations of democratic societies’ New York: Commemorating 75 years since the liberation of the notorious Nazi death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, independent UN rights experts said on Thursday that “urgent action” is needed to combat mounting antisemitism. 24-Jan-2020
Major humanitarian hub in north-east Nigeria burned in attack New York: The top UN aid official in Nigeria has condemned a weekend attack against a major humanitarian facility in the north-east of the country. 21-Jan-2020
‘This terrible situation cannot be allowed to continue’, UN chief tells world leaders at major Libya summit New York: Speaking at a major, high-level summit on Libya, held in the German capital Berlin on Sunday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres evoked the disastrous humanitarian situation faced by thousands of civilians, as conflict in the North African country grows deeper and more destructive. 20-Jan-2020
Civil war in Yemen made over 3 million people homeless: ICRC New York: The International Committee of the Red Cross on Sunday said over three million people, the majority of which are women and children, have been made homeless as a result of ongoing fighting in Yemen’s civil war that has raged since 2015. 19-Jan-2020
মিয়ানমার সফরে শি জিনপিং, আসল চেহারায় চীন নিজস্ব প্রতিনিধি, ঢাকা, জানুয়ারি ১৯ : দুই দিনের সফরে শুক্রবার মিয়ানমার গেছেন চীনের প্রেসিডেন্ট শি জিনপিং। 19-Jan-2020
Tackling femicide in Argentina: a UN Resident Coordinator blog New York: Tackling violence against women is crucial to realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In January, the United Nations launched a Decade of Action to support meeting the 17 goals by 2030. 18-Jan-2020
Aid to vulnerable Iraqis may ‘come to a complete halt within weeks’ New York: Aid to vulnerable people in Iraq risks being completely blocked within weeks, warned the UN’s humanitarian chief in Iraq, Marta Ruedas, on Tuesday, as a result of the suspension of government documents allowing humanitarians to carry out critical missions. 17-Jan-2020
UN aviation experts to join Ukraine Airlines Iran crash investigation New York: Experts from the UN aviation watchdog, ICAO, will support the investigation into the crash of a Ukrainian Passenger plane in Iran on January 8, following an invitation from the Iranian authorities, which was accepted on Tuesday. 15-Jan-2020
Global Goals top General Assembly President’s priority list New York: The President of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly on Monday set out his 2020 priorities, which aim to make the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality by the start of the next decade. 14-Jan-2020
চীনবিরোধী তাইওয়ান নেত্রীর জয় উদযাপন করলেন হং কং বিক্ষোভকারীরা হং কংঃ হংকং এর বিক্ষোভকারীরা বেশ আনন্দের মাঝে উদযাপিত করেছেন তাইওয়ানের নির্বাচনে চীনবিরোধী নেত্রী বলে পরিচিত সাই ইং ওয়েনের জয়। 13-Jan-2020
Arrest of UK ambassador to Iran was violation of international law: Britain London: Britain on Saturday said the arrest of the UK ambassador to Iran Rob Macaire was a 'flagrant violation of international law'. 12-Jan-2020
Zelenskyy to hold phone talks with Rouhani over crashed plane on Saturday — Press Service Kiev/Sputnik: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Saturday will give a phone call to his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, to discuss the situation around the Ukrainian passenger plane erroneously shot down by the Iranian military in Tehran, The Ukrainian presidential press service announced. 11-Jan-2020
Australia wildfires: 'Mega blaze' may hit parts of the nation on Friday Sydney: Australian authorities have said that two bushfires that are currently ravaging the nation might merge to form a "mega blaze" on Friday, media reports said. 10-Jan-2020
Iran-US attack in Iraq: Guterres pledges ‘active engagement’ in further de-escalation efforts New York: In the wake of an Iranian ballistic missile attack on air bases which house US forces in Iraq, the UN Secretary-General said on Wednesday that he would “continue his active engagement” to de-escalate tensions and avert full-scale war. 09-Jan-2020
Iran will never be allowed to have nuclear weapon: Donald Trump Washington: Amid ongoing tensions in the global arena, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday claimed that no Americans were hurt during the last night attack by the Iranian regime and that Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon. 08-Jan-2020
UN Libya Mission strongly condemns bombing of military academy, at least 30 dead New York: The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), on Sunday strongly condemned the bombing of a military academy in the capital Tripoli, which according to news reports left at least 30 dead and more than 30 others wounded. 06-Jan-2020
Nearly 300,000 Syrians displaced from Idlib since mid-December, Security Council hears New York: Amidst concern for the safety and protection of more than three million civilians in Syria’s last rebel-held enclave, the UN’s most senior humanitarian and political affairs officials briefed the Security Council on Syria behind closed doors on Friday. 04-Jan-2020
Finding common ground in East Africa: a UN Resident Coordinator blog New York: Together, Kenya and Uganda kick-start a Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by partnering with the UN to address challenges that transcend country borders. By Siddharth Chatterjee (Kenya RC) and Rosa Malango (Uganda RC). 02-Jan-2020
New Year’s Day a reminder of need for action to prevent newborn deaths: UNICEF New York: The world will welcome more than 392,000 babies on New Year’s Day, according to estimates from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). 01-Jan-2020
Sub-Saharan Africa faces grave hunger challenges in 2020: UN food relief agency New York: At the dawn of the next decade, a new World Food Programme (WFP) forecast of global hunger hotspots has revealed that escalating hunger will challenge sub-Saharan Africa in the first half of 2020. 01-Jan-2020
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