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UN sets up inquiry into racism after George Floyd death

The UN Human Rights Council on Friday condemned discriminatory and violent policing after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month and ordered a report on "systemic racism" against people ...

Denise Richardson Gordon of Pittsfield, New Hampshire, talks about her experiences with racism during a Black Lives Matter protest against racial injustice in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, US, on 20 June 2020

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

Two UN peacekeepers killed in attack on convoy in Mali

Two peacekeepers with United Nations (UN) forces in Mali were killed on Saturday in an attack on their convoy in the north of the west African nation, the UN mission in Mali said on Sunday.

Two UN peacekeepers killed in attack on convoy in Mali.

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

Biman makes history to carry Bangladeshi peacekeepers to a UN mission

For the first time in the United Nations peacekeeping history, the UN chartered a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight, the flagship carrier of the country for carrying Bangladeshi UN Peacekeepers to the ...

A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines

UN to honour two fallen Bangladesh peacekeepers

Two Bangladeshi peacekeepers, who have lost their lives in the line of duty, will be honoured at United Nations ceremony as the UN Headquarters will observe the International Day of United Nations ...

UN to honour two fallen Bangladesh peacekeepers

Biodiversity is in steep decline: UN chief

The impact of the coronavirus is both immediate and dreadful. But there is another deep emergency -- the planet’s unfolding environmental crisis. Biodiversity is in steep decline, said UN ...

Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus welcomes UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres prior an update on the situation regarding the COVID-19 (previously named novel coronavirus) at the World Health Organisation (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on 24 February 2020

Millions could die if virus allowed to spread unchecked: UN chief

Millions of people could die from the new coronavirus, particularly in poor countries, if it is allowed to spread unchecked, UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres warned Thursday, appealing for a ...

Millions could die if virus allowed to spread unchecked: UN chief

Economic damage mounts as Italy deaths overtake China

Policymakers in the United States, Europe and Asia have slashed interest rates and opened liquidity taps to try to stabilise economies hit by quarantined consumers, broken supply chains, disrupted ...

A woman walks across a deserted Pope Pius XII square in Rome, near the Vatican's St. Peter's Square (Rear), on 19 March 2020 during the lockdown within the new coronavirus pandemic

Virus can take toll on youth employment

Measures to tackle the deadly coronavirus could take a particularly harsh toll on young people's access to work, at a time when youth unemployment is already rising, the UN warned Monday

Chairs sit empty outside the Dean of Students Office during a quiet morning at Stanford University on 9 March 2020 in Stanford, California.
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