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Global ceasefire appeal should be observed along LoC: UN spokesperson

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres's appeal for global ceasefire during the COVID-19 pandemic should be observed along the Line of Control (LoC) between India and Pakistan, according to his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric

UN yet to find election mechanism for SC seat assured for India

India is assured of a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council next year, but the General Assembly leadership has to figure out how to conduct the election scheduled for June because member countries' delegates can't vote in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic

World faces unprecedented threat from COVID-19: UN official

The world faces an unprecedented threat from Covid-19. It is a global crisis unlike any in recent history -- one that is spreading human suffering, destabilizing the global economy and upending the lives of billions of people around the globe, said UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa on Thursday

Guterres 'salutes' India's international aid for fighting COVID-19

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres salutes India and all countries that are helping others in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, according to his Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric

United Nations calls on Sri Lanka to safeguard minorities

Sri Lanka is facing international pressure to safeguard the rights of religious minorities in battling the COVID 19 threat

Afghan civil society joins UN call for ceasefire

A large group of Afghan civil society organizations inside the country and abroad have signed a petition in support of the United Nations' call for a humanitarian ceasefire, in order to ensure that humanitarian assistance reaches the most vulnerable people in Afghanistan

UN chief makes special appeal to religious leaders over COVID-19

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched a special appeal to religious leaders of all faiths to join forces to work for peace around the world and focus on the fight against COVID-19

Guterres highlights plight of prisoners in COVID-19 crisis

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants governments to consider the plight of prisoners during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric

UN chief calls for Afghan cease-fire

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls on the government of Afghanistan and Taliban to observe a cease-fire at a time that the coronavirus is spreading in the country

UN Human rights chief criticises India's quarantine measures

While India is fighting to stop the spread of Covid-19, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michele Bachelet, on Thursday criticised the quarantine measures put in place in the country, saying they stigmatise people

COVID-19 as most challenging crisis since WW II: UN Chief

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the COVID-19 pandemic is the most challenging crisis since the Second World War as it represents a threat to everybody

Indian assistant secretary-general of UN quits

An Indian who is an assistant secretary-general dealing with the UN pension fund investments resigned for “personal and family reasons,” a spokesperson said on Monday

UN concerned over release of convicted Sri Lankan soldier

The UN has expressed concerns over the release of a convicted Sri Lankan soldier, who was sentenced in 2015 for the murder of eight civilians after more than a decade long trial, a media report said

Asylum rights of Sikhs, Hindus fleeing Afghanistan attacks 'must be respected'

Asylum rights must be respected for Sikhs and Hindus who may be fleeing religious persecution in Afghanistan where a gurdwara was bombed this week killing at least 25 people, according to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres's Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric

UN welcomes India's pandemic control measures

The world organisation welcomes India's efforts to fight the coronavirus epidemic and is ready to serve those hardest hit, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres's Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Thursday

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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