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‘Complete the work’, rid the world of deadly landmines, UN chief urges

United Nations Secretary-General has called on the international community to recommit to the target of a mine-free world, urging efforts to “make this the last decade when we need to devote ourselves to this task”.

UN rights body raises concern over appointments to Nepal Human Right Commission

A UN rights body raised "serious concern" on the manner in which the office-bearers of the Nepal National Human Rights Commissioner have been appointed by the Nepali government, reported the Kathmandu Post

Countries spending more on debt than education, health and social protection

Around one in eight nations spends more on debt than on social services, according to a new report from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched on Thursday, calling for debt service relief and restructuring to enable countries to bounce back from the pandemic

UN to provide $107 million to Sri Lanka to support agriculture

Sri Lanka will receive $107 million from a UN agency to support its agriculture sector

UN Peacekeeping: Progress made but work’s ‘far from done’

Three years since the UN Secretary-General launched his Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) initiative to strengthening peacekeeping operations worldwide, “significant progress” has been made “but our work is far from done”, the peacekeeping chief said on Monday

$29 billion a year by 2025 needed to get back on track to tackle AIDS: UNAIDS

A new report from the UN agency dedicated to ending HIV and AIDS ( UNAIDS) has shown that investing $29 billion a year to HIV response in low and middle income countries by 2025, will put the world back on track to eradicate the virus as a public health threat by 2030

India donates 200,000 vaccines to protect UN blue berets against COVID

India shipped out 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to inoculate UN blue berets serving in peacekeeping missions

UN resolution on Sri Lanka ‘victory for victims’: Human Rights Watch

The recently passed resolution on Sri Lanka that calls for reconciliation, justice, and accountability, is a “victory for victims” of the past crimes to help them, said Human Rights Watch (HRW)

'India has provided more vaccines globally than for its own citizens'

India has supplied more vaccines against COVID-19 to people around the world than has vaccinated its own citizens, according to India's Deputy Permanent Representative K. Nagaraj Naidu

Empowering women in peace operations remains top priority, says UN peacekeeping chief

Praising women’s fundamental contributions to peacekeeping and peacebuilding efforts, the UN peacekeeping chief reiterated on Thursday that empowering women in the military remains a top priority, but to achieve this goal needs “all hands on deck”

UN committee draws up code for child rights in digital world

Over 30 years after the invention of the world wide web, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has laid out the ways that young people and children should be treated in the digital world, and how their rights should be protected

UN rights body starts monitoring Sri Lanka

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has started monitoring the human rights situation in Sri Lanka, a day after the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on the country

UN teams assisting tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees after massive fire

United Nations humanitarian personnel are on the ground evacuating tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees, after a devastating fire tore through the Kutupalong camp, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, the world’s largest refugee camp

Caring PIA crew member awarded by UN

A photo of Touheed Daudpota, a PIA crew member, went viral on social media where he was seen helping to soothe a crying baby on a flight from Karachi to Islamabad

India, Nepal abstain from voting on UNHRC resolution against Sri Lanka: Pakistan, Bangladesh, China vote against

Caught between political compulsions and diplomatic obligations, India abstained from voting on a UNHRC resolution critical of the Sri Lankan government and calls for the promotion of reconciliation, accountability, and human rights, along with some strong punitive measures

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