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Child labour begins to creep back up after two decades: UN agencies

The progress to end child labour has come to a halt for the first time in 20 years, reversing the previous downward trend that saw child labour drop by 94 million between 2000 and 2016, says the ...

A child labourer handles an old tyre in Dhaka on 1 September 2019.

G7 summit outlines health pact to stop future pandemics

G7 leaders are on Saturday set to agree a joint declaration aimed at preventing another pandemic, as they resume wide-ranging talks at their first in-person summit in almost two years.

G7 summit outlines health pact to stop future pandemics

Bangladesh elected vice-president of 76th UNGA session

Bangladesh has been elected vice-president of the upcoming 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) from the Asia-Pacific region for a one-year term starting September this year

Bangladesh elected vice-president of 76th UNGA session

Countries pledge $2.4b for Covid shots for poor nations

Dozens of countries on Wednesday pledged nearly $2.4 billion to the COVAX vaccine-sharing plan to widen availability of COVID-19 shots to people in poorer nations who have so far come up short.

Countries pledge $2.4b for Covid shots for poor nations

Rohingya Crisis

Foreign secretary calls for probe into Bhasan Char Rohingya demonstration

Rohingya people demonstrated when UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Gillian Triggs and its Assistant High Commissioner for Operations Raouf Mazou went to Bhasan Char

Foreign secretary calls for probe into Bhasan Char Rohingya demonstration

2 senior UN officials arrive in Dhaka, likely to visit Bhasan Char

Bangladesh is hosting over 1.1 million Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar district and Bhasan Char and Bangladesh is expecting UN agencies engagement in Bhasan Char within next couple of months to provide ...

First batch of Rohingyas arrives at Bhasan Char, Noakhali

UN honours 8 fallen peacekeepers from Bangladesh

Bangladesh is currently the top contributor of uniformed personnel to UN peacekeeping operations and around 7,000 peacekeepers are deployed in nine peacekeeping missions currently

UN honours 8 fallen peacekeepers from Bangladesh

UN body orders probe of ‘systematic’ abuses in Israel, Palestinian areas

The text, which was presented by Pakistan on behalf of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, was debated during a special one-day council session focused on the surge in deadly violence between ...

UN body orders probe of ‘systematic’ abuses in Israel, Palestinian areas

Rohingya’s rights to return, citizenship must be respected: UNGA president

Volkan Bozkir mentioned that Bangladesh stepped up at a moment of crisis to uphold the principles of the United Nations when most vulnerable neighbours endured their darkest hour

UNGA's 75th session president Volkan Bozkir delivering his keynote at the Sixth Lecture of the Bangabandhu Lecture Series at Foreign Service Academy, Dhaka on 25 May 2021

Ending Covid-19 pandemic possible at cost US dollar 50b: IMF

The International Monetary Fund on Friday unveiled a US dollar 50 billion proposal to end the Covid-19 pandemic by vaccinating at least 40 per cent of the population in all countries by the end of ...

In this file photo taken on 15 April 2020 a sign is seen outside the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC.
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