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UNDP and GNHC sign project on COVID-19 response and recovery

The Gross National Happiness Commission and UNDP Bhutan signed a partnership agreement on July 2 to mark the start of a new UNDP-supported COVID-19 response and recovery project funded by the Government of Japan (GoJ)

UNHCR hails Bangladesh’s efforts to curb coronavirus at Rohingya camps

The UN refugee agency UNHCR’s Representative Steven Corliss has hailed Bangladesh’s efforts to strangle the spread of the novel coronavirus in the Rohingya camps

UN court rejects Italy's claim of compensation from India in 2012 naval dispute

An independent court of the United Nations has held Italy guilty of breaching India's freedom of navigation in the 2012 naval dispute between the two countries and rejected Italy's claim of compensation from India

UNICEF, EU to prevent malnutrition in Nepal

European Union and UNICEF have expanded their partnership on nutrition to prevent malnutrition in children due to the socio-economic impact of the pandemic

UNSC adopts resolution on COVID-19

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has adopted a resolution on COVID-19, demanding a general and immediate cessation of hostilities

UNESCO chief calls for prosecution of Indian journalist's killers

UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay has asked Indian authorities to prosecute the killers of journalist Shubham Mani Tripathi in order to end “gunpoint censorship

Five Indians who died serving UN among those honoured

The world organisation has honoured an army lieutenant colonel who died while trying to save a fellow peacekeeper from drowning and four other Indians at a ceremony honouring those who lost their lives while serving it last year

Sri Lanka seeks debt relief to developing countries

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has reiterated calls seeking international lenders to grant debt relief to developing countries

UN experts call for action against China over human rights abuse

United Nations experts have called on the international community to take collective and decisive action to ensure that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) regime ends violations of its international obligations and human rights of its citizens

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

For more than a decade, Dechen Wangmo, 11, from Tsangkhar village in Phongmey, Trashigang has learned to live on whatever little she had

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

Kerala on Tuesday was among those honoured for tackling the COVID-19 pandemic when the United Nations celebrated the Public Service Day

Situation at Rohingya camps can worsen, UN aid agencies warn

UN and other aid agencies are concerned that the monsoon will exacerbate the already dire situation in the Rohingya camps where almost 860,000 refugees live in crammed accommodations, many of which are located in hazardous terrain

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

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Hilsa glut in Barishal

With the doom and gloom surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic slowly subsiding, the west bank of Barishal's Kirtankhola river in Bangladesh has started to see increased activity