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Pakistan hands dossier on Indian terrorism to UN chief

Pakistan’s Ambassador Munir Akram has handed over the dossier on Indian state-sponsored terrorism to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, The Express Tribune has learnt

UNDP & Biodiversity Sri Lanka sign MOU on Green Economy

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Biodiversity Sri Lanka signed a 4-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) to extending their support to activities that would strengthen Sri Lanka’s efforts in transitioning towards a green economy

Pilibhit Reserve in India gets UNDP global award for doubling tiger population

The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR) and the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department in India have bagged the first international award, TX2, by UNDP for doubling the number of tigers in four years against a target of 10 years

UNICEF working with over 350 partners to deliver COVID-19 vaccines

The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) is working with more than 350 partners, including major airlines, shipping lines and logistics associations from around the world, to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to over 92 countries, as soon as doses become available, the agency said on Monday

Bhutan’s Queen Mother gets UN award for her work on gender violence

In a rare honour, Bhutanese Queen Mother Guyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuk has been awarded the United Nations Population Award 2020 for her contributions to addressing the challenges of sexual health and gender violence

G20 leadership vital in defence against Covid: UN chief

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that the leadership of the Group of 20 (G20) is vital in the global struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic

Women bearing brunt of COVID-19’s impact on RMG sector: ILO

The impact of COVID-19 on women in the garment industry in the region has worsened due to underlying challenges, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO)

UNDP and Invest India identify 18 investment opportunities for catalysing SDGs in India

UNDP and Invest India launched the SDG Investor Map for India on Friday, laying out 18 Investment Opportunities Areas (IOAs) in six critical SDG (sustainable development goals) enabling sectors that can help India push the needle forward on sustainable development

End terrorism from Pakistan for Afghanistan peace: India

Under the shadow of the rushed US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, India on Friday warned that terrorism from across the Pakistan border must end for peace in the country

COVID-19: Dhaka seeks greater global support for migrant workers

Bangladesh's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Rabab Fatima has sought greater international support for migrant workers to cope with COVID-19 job market and beyond

WHO assisting Sri Lanka to strengthen emergency preparedness and response

The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting Sri Lanka’s disaster management sector to strengthen emergency preparedness and response, according to the Ministry of Defense

UNFPA joins hands with university o empower madrasa students in India

Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) has joined hands with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to empower madrasa students in Bihar

WHO lauds Uttar Pradesh government for Covid management

The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh - the country's most populous state with 220 million people - has earned appreciation for its COVID-19 management strategy from the World Health Organization (WHO)

Sri Lanka Army 7th contingent and Air Force 5th aviation contingent leave for UN peacekeeping in South Sudan

The 1st group of the 7th contingent of the Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps (SLAMC), and the 5th contingent of Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Aviation Unit bound for United Nations Peace-Keeping Mission in South Sudan’s (UNMISS) have left the island from the Colombo International Airport early Tuesday

UN releases 100 mn USD to guard against famine

UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock has allocated 100 million US dollars to help people feed themselves in countries most at risk from the growing hunger epidemic caused by conflict, economic decline, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic

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