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Refugee Leader Killing: Bangladeshi court sends two suspects to 3-day remand

Cox's Bazar: A local Bangladeshi court on Sunday sent two suspects arrested in connection with the killing of Rohingya refugee leader Mohib Ullah at a refugee camp in Ukhiya to three days police custody, media reports said.

UN World Data Forum meets at ‘critical time’ with COVID battle ongoing

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that quality data saves lives, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) said on Friday, ahead of the UN World Data Forum, due to start on Sunday

UN rights chief calls for investigation into ‘heartbreaking’ killing of veteran Rohingya activist

New York: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday called for a prompt, thorough, and effective investigation into the killing of a veteran Rohingya activist at a refugee camp in Bangladesh.

Alleged reprisals and intimidation against 240 who cooperated with UN

Allegations of reprisals and intimidation were documented against some 240 civil society members, activists and journalists, across 45 countries in the year up to 31 April, simply because they had been cooperating with the United Nations. 

Food waste: A global problem that undermines healthy diets

New York: A lack of food, hunger and malnutrition affect every country in the world, the UN said on Tuesday, in an urgent appeal for action to reduce the amount of food that’s wasted.

Myanmar: UN expert says current international efforts failing, urges ‘change of course’

New York: The UN independent rights expert on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, told the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday that conditions inside the country following the 1 February military coup have worsened, urging a “change of course” to prevent further human rights abuses and deaths.

Taliban request to address UN General Assembly

Kabul: The Taliban insurgents have requested to address the UN General Assembly and named their Doha-based spokesperson, Suhail Shaheen, as Afghanistan's UN ambassador.

Sanctions are ‘US way of war’, Iranian President at UN

New York: In his speech to the high-level General Debate at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi called for an end to United States sanctions against his country, describing them as a method of waging war.

UN agencies shocked by deaths near Belarus-Poland border

New York: The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, and migration agency IOM, called on Tuesday for an immediate investigation into the deaths of four people near the border between Poland and Belarus, due to causes yet to be determined. 

Brazilian President commits country to climate neutrality by 2050

New York: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro highlighted this Tuesday, in New York, his country’s work on environmental preservation and the fight against climate change. 

US plan to increase refugee resettlement welcomed by UNHCR

New York: United States President Joe Biden’s proposal to raise the target for refugee resettlement there in the coming fiscal year to 125,000 people, has been welcomed by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR).

Joe Biden-Antonio Guterres meet in New York, discuss COVID-19 issue

New York: US President Joe Biden met UN chief Antonio Guterres here on Monday when they discussed the need to work with member states to end the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Annual Secretary-General’s report reveals a world tested ‘to the limit’

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be the greatest shared global challenge since the UN’s founding 75 years ago, according to the annual Report of the Secretary-General on the Work of the Organization, published on Thursday.

Civilian casualties rise, despite progress in eliminating cluster bombs

New York: Casualties caused by lethal cluster munitions continued to increase in 2020, despite progress in efforts to eliminate these weapons, a UN-backed civil society report said on Wednesday.

Gender equality ‘champion’ Sima Sami Bahous to lead UN Women

New York: Secretary-General António Guterres described Sima Sami Bahous of Jordan, as “a champion for women and girls”, announcing on Monday her appointment to lead the UN’s gender equality and empowerment entity, UN Women.