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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)

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Ahead of the upcoming 43rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) scheduled to commence on Monday, Sri Lanka's Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha briefed the President of the UNHRC, Ambassador Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger on the decision of the Sri Lankan government to withdraw its co-sponsorship of resolution on ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka’.

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UN ready to work with future Afghan administration

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Guterres impressed by interfaith harmony at Kartarpur gurdwara

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Suicide cases increase in Nepal during lockdown

At least 1,647 people have committed suicide during the lockdown period in Nepal which was imposed first imposed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, police said