April 17, 2021 08:03 (IST)
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UN satisfied with relocation of Rohingya refugees to Bhasan Char island

The team of the United Nations who had visited Bhasan Char island - the new site for the relocation of 100,000 Rohingya refugees - has expressed its satisfaction with the facilities developed by the Bangladesh government. Initially, the government had faced criticism for its relocation plan.

Guterres calls for ‘paradigm shift’ to recover from COVID setbacks

New York: A “paradigm shift” aligning the private sector with the global goals is needed to address the challenges of the future, including those triggered by COVID-19, the UN chief said on Monday, addressing the Financing for Development (FfD) Forum.

Guterres highlights power of sport for inclusive, sustainable future

New York: The United Nations Secretary-General on Tuesday urged everyone involved in the sport sector to help advance climate action, combat discrimination and prejudice, and ensure that global sporting events leave a positive legacy.

Action for Peacekeeping: Progress made, but the work’s ‘far from done’

New York: Three years since the UN Secretary-General launched his Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) initiative to strengthening peacekeeping operations worldwide, “significant progress” has been made “but our work is far from done”, the peacekeeping chief said on Monday.

Guterres urges ‘decisive action’ to stave off debt crisis in developing world

New York: Though significant steps have been taken to prevent debt crises across the world sparked by the COVID-19 crisis, they have not been sufficient to restore economic stability in many developing countries, according to a policy brief issued by the UN Secretary-General on Monday.

UN envoy calls for more support to aid Palestinian COVID-19 response

New York: COVID-19 continues to have a devastating effect on Palestinians, the Secretary-General’s envoy for the Middle East peace process told the Security Council on Thursday, urging greater support for vaccination efforts.  

Pandemic threatens lost decade for development, UN report reveals

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic has reversed development gains for millions in poor countries, creating an even more sharply unequal world, according to a new UN report released on Thursday. 

UN staff must be protected, as they undertake life-saving work, Guterres says on International Day

New York: The United Nations Secretary-General has called on all countries to support the international treaty protecting UN staff and associated personnel, to ensure all those who carry out the vital work of the Organization have the safety they need to fulfill their mission.

Young people help draw up UN digital protection recommendations

New York: Over 30 years after the invention of the world wide web, The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has laid out the ways that young people and children should be treated in the digital world, and how their rights should be protected.

UN chief reaffirms solidarity with Niger, as second deadly attack rocks country

New York: The United Nations Secretary-General has reaffirmed the Organization’s support and solidarity with Niger, as the second deadly attacks against civilians in less than a week rocked the west African nation.

UN agencies call for urgent action to avert famine risk in 20 ‘hunger hotspots’

New York: Famine is already on the doorstep of millions of families in 20 countries, two UN agencies warned on Tuesday in a report that calls for urgent action to avert rising hunger due to factors such as conflict, climate extremes and the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘Seize the moment’ to recover and rebuild better, UN deputy chief urges Asia-Pacific nations

New York: Confronting major setbacks due to the coronavirus pandemic, countries in Asia and the Pacific “must now seize the moment” to rebuild and recover better together, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General said on Tuesday.

Afghan envoy meets Sri Lanka foreign minister, seeks support for UN presidency

Mohammad Ashraf Haideri, the Afghan Ambassador to Sri Lanka met Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena in Colombo, and discussed the Afghan peace process and bilateral cooperation among other things.  

Eliminate racial discrimination: World Uyghur Congress calls for action on UN Day

New York: On the occasion of the United Nations (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) reminded the world the need for urgent action to address the Uyghur genocide.

Transborder management of water key to sustainable development: Pakistan to UN

Pakistan has told the United Nations that the transborder management of water is the key to sustainable development goals. The comment came in a UN session on the water on Sunday.