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AIDS-related deaths on the rise in Pakistan

The United Nations Aids Control Programme says AIDS-related deaths are rising in Pakistan as late diagnosis and poor adherence to treatment are missed opportunities to prevent onward transmission and related mortalities

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Five Indians who died serving UN among those honoured

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UN envoy optimistic about Afghan peace prospects

The top UN envoy for Afghanistan has expressed optimism about the peace prospects in the war-torn country, saying talks between the Kabul government and the Taliban could begin in July

COVID-19 hurts South Asian children: UNICEF

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Pakistan 'disappointed' over objection regarding designation of Indians in UN sanctions list

Pakistan on Wednesday expressed disappointment over the non-designation of an Indian national as a terrorist by the United Nations Security Council 1267 Sanctions Committee

UN recognition for Kerala in fight against COVID-19

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UNAMA chief meets Taliban co-founder, urges ‘just peace’ in Afghanistan

UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy and head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), met Taliban’s second man and head of the group’s political office in Qatar

UN adopts resolution asking Myanmar to take back Rohingya from Bangladesh

The United Nations Human Rights Council or UNHCR has adopted a resolution urging the repatriation of the Rohingya people in Myanmar

Pakistan’s local governments disconnected from citizens: UNDP

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says that local governments around the world are at the forefront of the current COVID-19 crisis, but in Pakistan these institutions are to an extent disconnected from its citizens and “saddled with a governance style which is top down, reactive and authoritative”

Afghan UN mission concerned over attacks on healthcare workers

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Stop killing civilians; Afghan warring sides told

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed his deep frustration over intensification of violence that inflicted casualties on civilians since March of 2020 in Afghanistan

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Of media hype and misinformation: Be positive when you test positive

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Following protests, US says students in-person, online course combinations can get visas

Facing a firestorm of protests both abroad and within the US, the State Department is trying to reassure students and universities by reiterating that those taking a combination of in-person and…