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Global e-waste surges 21% in five years: UN report

A record 53.6 million metric tonnes (Mt) of electronic waste was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21 per cent in just five years, the UN’s Global E-waste Monitor 2020 said on Thursday

 Workers in the informal sector dismantle e-waste – discarded electronic and electrical material in Delhi. A United Nations report has warned of the health and environmental hazards from processing e-waste without proper safeguards.

Dhaka seeks UN’s strong partnership in managing COVID-19 impact

Dhaka has sought close collaboration and strong partnership between Bangladesh and the United Nation and aspired to get substantial allocation from the UN’s response and recovery fund to manage the ...

Dhaka seeks UN’s strong partnership in managing COVID-19 impact

Google donates $300,000 to support refugees, displaced people

Google has announced an additional $300,000 grant to help the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) further prepare refugees for the changing nature of work

A woman walks past the logo of Google during an event in New Delhi, India, 28 August 2018.

Europe not to back unilateral US sanctions on Iran

Britain, France and Germany said on Friday they would not back US efforts to unilaterally trigger the re-imposition of United Nations sanctions on Iran, but said they wanted talks with Tehran over ...

An Iranian locally made cruise missile is fired during war games in the northern Indian Ocean and near the entrance to the Gulf, Iran on 17 June 2020

Countries failing to prevent violence against children: Report

Half of the world’s children, or approximately 1 billion children each year are affected by physical, sexual or psychological violence, disabilities and death, because the countries have failed to ...

Two children wearing face masks ride a bicycle on a flyover.

Bangladesh invites UN agencies to visit Bhasan Char

Bangladesh has invited the UNHCR together with other UN agencies to undertake a protection visit to the Bhasan Char island to ascertain the humanitarian situation and any immediate needs of the ...

Bangladesh invites UN agencies to visit Bhasan Char

79.5m displaced at year-end despite COVID slowing exodus: UN

Nearly 80 million people worldwide, or 1 per cent of humanity, were uprooted at the end of 2019 after fleeing wars or persecution, a record figure capping a "tumultuous" decade of displacement, the ...

A Palestinian man repairs stoves in a makeshift shop amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, at the Beach refugee camp in Gaza City on 9 June 2020

Gender Monitoring Network calls for gender-responsive COVID-19 relief and response

As the COVID-19 pandemic crisis deepens, the economic and social stress combined with movement restrictions and social isolation measures are mounting existing inequalities more than ever, gender ...

Gender Monitoring Network calls for gender-responsive COVID-19 relief and response

Bangladesh joins UN group on climate adaptation, resilience

Bangladesh joins as a member of the Steering Committee of the UN Group of Friends on climate adaptation and resilience.

Bangladesh joins UN group on climate adaptation, resilience

World Food Safety Day today

The United Nations, led by two of its specialised agencies, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), is celebrating the second global ...

World Food Safety Day today
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