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UN calls for protection of human rights defenders

Afghanistan must take early decisive action to prevent killings of human rights defenders, UN human rights experts said Friday, calling attention to the high numbers of killed human rights workers this year

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Chinese dichotomy? Raising Pakistan's Kashmir flag, but talking of India friendship at UN

When China tried to sneak Kashmir into the affairs of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as a favour to its "all-weather friend" Pakistan on Tuesday, August 5, it again ran into a wall of resistance

UNICEF, USA extend USD 750,000 grant for Maldives' COVID-19 response

UNICEF Maldives, on Wednesday, extended a grant of US 750,000 through the United States to aid the Maldivian government's COVID-19 response, centred around providing assistance for schools and community spaces to reopen safely

Women essential in fight against COVID-19 pandemic: UN

The full participation of women is essential for an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic and also in the advancement of peace processes, said a UN policy brief released

UN General Assembly president hails Maldives' support for SDGs

Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, on Tuesday hailed Maldives' support for the UN to implement its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and build resilient communities

ISIL-K working with networks of supporters in Maldives' UNSC

The United Nations Security Council has confirmed that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) operates with a "network of supporters" in Maldives

Indian among seven youth leaders to invigorate the UN's climate plans

An Indian is among seven young climate leaders, between the age of 18-28 years, who will advise UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres regularly on accelerating global action and ambition to tackle the worsening climate crisis

Afghan civilian casualties drop in first half of 2020: UN

Afghan civilian casualties have decreased 13 percent in the first six months of the year in comparison with the same period in 2019, the UN mission in the country said on Monday

UNGA president-elect’s Pakistan visit put off

United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) President-elect Volkan Bozkir has postponed his visit to Pakistan because of "technical flight problems”

Al Qaeda active in 12 Afghan provinces: UN Report

A report submitted to the United Nations Security Council indicates that the total number of “Pakistani foreign terrorist fighters” in Afghanistan is estimated at "between 6,000 and 6,500, most of them with Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)

65 million Bangladeshis need assistance: UN

Nearly 6.53 crore (65.3 million) poor people in Bangladesh should receive time-bound temporary cash payments to cope with the worst impacts of COVID-19 pandemic, according to the United Nations

1.3 mn children in Bangladesh likely to be affected by flooding: Unicef

More than 2.4 million people are estimated to be affected by flooding, including around 1.3 million children in Bangladesh, Unicef said

Pakistan elected president of UN Economic and Social Council for the sixth time

Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Munir Akram was on Thursday unanimously elected as the president of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for the year 2020-21

COVID-19 making it worse for 40 mln children missing pre-school: UNICEF

The COVID-19 pandemic has made the crisis in early childhood development worse, with more than 40 million children worldwide missing education in critical pre-school years, said a UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) report

UN agencies launch database of laws to help COVID-19 response

UN agencies launched a database of laws that countries had implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to help protect the health and well-being of individuals and communities

UN offers help to India, Nepal deal with floods

The United Nations has offered to help India and Nepal deal with their flood disaster if required

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