Tuesday, 15 June 2021
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 ...
13 Jun 2021, 12:23
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.
12 Jun 2021, 11:23
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
08 Jun 2021, 10:53
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.
02 Jun 2021, 21:23
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
02 Jun 2021, 09:55
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 ...
30 May 2021, 12:47
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
28 May 2021, 10:38
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 ...
28 May 2021, 09:05
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
26 May 2021, 12:03
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 ...
21 May 2021, 22:43