The Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) has put leaders and policymakers on notice that they are not willing to listen to the same conversations, suggestions and unmet promises, as the world faces a biodiversity crisis.
UN: Half of population in CAR facing acute food insecurity
Almost half of the population in the Central African Republic (CAR) are likely to suffer from high levels of acute food insecurity between April and August of this year
UN General Assembly President to visit Bangladesh next week
President of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly Volkan Bozkir will visit Bangladesh and Pakistan from May 25 to 27.
Putin, UN urge Israel, Palestinians to halt fighting
Russian President Vladimir Putin and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday jointly called for an end to fighting between Israel and Palestinians.
UN Security Council Remains Paralyzed Battling New Cold War
A new Cold War – this time, between the US and China —is threatening to paralyze the UN’s most powerful body, even as military conflicts and civil wars are sweeping across the world.
World’s first corporal punishment case goes to the UN
A teenage Sri Lankan girl has lodged a case at the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) against the use of corporal punishment.
UN Food Systems Summit: How Not Respond to Urgency of Reform
At a critical juncture on the road to the UN Food Systems Summit, three UN rights experts warn that it will fail to be a ‘people’s summit’ unless it is urgently rethought.
UN chief lauds Bangladesh’s Covid mitigation efforts
Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres has highly applauded Bangladesh’s tremendous efforts in mitigating the health and socio-economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.
UN Environment Assembly Calls to Make Peace with Nature
Its time for the world to radically change our ways if we are to make peace with the planet and create the environmental conditions so that all of humanity can thrive
UN Blueprint Could Solve Earth’s Triple Climate Emergencies
Making Peace with Nature: A scientific blueprint to tackle the climate, biodiversity and pollution emergencies’ lays out the gravity of Earth’s triple environmental emergencies of climate, biodiversity loss and pollution but provides detailed solutions too.
UN adopts Bangladesh’s resolution on ‘Culture of Peace’
The United Nations has unanimously adopted Bangladesh’s flagship resolution on the ‘Culture of Peace’.
UN: Economic cost of Israeli occupation in Gaza is $16.7 bn
Geneva, 26 Nov (Kanaga Raja) – The cumulative economic cost of the Israeli occupation in Gaza on account of prolonged closure and economic and movement restrictions as well as military operations during the period from 2007-2018 is estimated at $16.7…
UN HR Experts call for Universal access to Covid-19 vaccines
UN human rights experts have in a statement called for ensuring universal access to Covid-19 vaccines disregarding profitability and barriers of intellectual property rights on the issue of common concern around the globe. The statement is as follows: To date,…
UN Survives a World Turned Upside Down
By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Oct 16 2020 (IPS) – As the United Nations plans to commemorate its annual UN Day, come October 24, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is presiding over a world body which has remained locked down since last…
UN: Global food prices rise for fourth consecutive month
Geneva, 8 Oct (Kanaga Raja) – The international prices of a basket of key agricultural food commodities rose in September, mainly driven by much firmer prices for vegetable oils and cereals, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said.
Don’t allow geopolitical rivalries to weaken UN: PM Hasina
Dhaka, Sept 21 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday called for not allowing geopolitical rivalries to weaken the United Nations as the Covid-19 pandemic has shown that both developed and developing nations need the UN more than ever.
Leveraging youth for SDGs, UN announces 17 Young Leaders
18 September 2020 – The United Nations, on Friday, recognized 17 young advocates for sustainable development, who are leading efforts to combat some of the world’s most pressing challenges and inspiring the younger generation for a better future for all.
Equal pay must for a world of dignity, justice for all: UN
The United Nations is marking the first-ever International Equal Pay Day on Friday drawing attention to the gender pay gap and the systemic inequalities it is rooted in.
World lost 100 million hectares of forest in two decades: UN
Paris, Sept 16 – The world has lost nearly 100 million hectares of forests in two decades, marking a steady decline though at a slower pace than before, a UN agency reported Tuesday.
UN General Assembly adopts resolution on COVID-19
United Nations, Xinhua/UNB, Sept 12 – The General Assembly has adopted an “omnibus” resolution to encourage international cooperation in response to COVID-19. The resolution, which was adopted 169-2 with two abstentions, identifies international cooperation, multilateralism and solidarity as the only…
UN features Bangladeshi architect Rizvi as ‘Real Life Hero’
The United Nations has featured Bangladeshi architect Rizvi Hassan as ‘Real Life Hero’ on its website, to appreciate his contribution in building a safe space for Rohingya women refugees.
Beirut blast: UN urges help to aid Lebanon recovery
7 August 2020 – After a devastating blast ripped through Beirut Port in Lebanon on Tuesday, wounding thousands and rendering hundreds of thousands homeless, the UN moved rapidly to step up its relief effort.
Support breastfeeding for healthier planet: UN
UN has urged communities everywhere to “support breastfeeding for a healthier planet” as the World Breastfeeding Week is underway beginning Saturday.
Climate emergency danger to peace, UN Security Council told
24 July 2020 – The climate emergency generated by global warming, is exacerbating existing risks to international peace and security, while also creating new ones, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Friday, making the case for swift…
100mn people may enter extreme poverty globally in 2020: UN
UN deputy chief Amina Mohammed has said as many as 100 million people are expected to be pushed back into extreme poverty in 2020, the first rise in global poverty since 1998.
World off track to meet 2030 Agenda, UN deputy chief warns
16 July 2020 – The world was off track in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, even before the COVID-19 crisis erupted, but can get back on course by increasing investment in public services, showing solidarity on financing,…
UN approves extension of cross-border aid to Syria
After a one-week deadlock between Western countries and Russia and China, the UN Security Council voted to restart cross-border humanitarian aid to Syria, but with only a single access point into the war-torn country.
Dhaka for strong links with UN to keep dev efforts on track
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has sought strong partnership with the United Nations as he fears that COVID-19 may impede the progresses in the area of SDG achievements and the country’s graduation trajectory.
UN probes reports on record Arctic heat in Siberia
The United Nation weather agency has been investigating media reports suggesting the Arctic Circle has recorded a new record high temperature of over 38 degrees Celsius amid a heat wave and prolonged wildfires in eastern Siberia.
UN Women to serve domestic violence survivors
UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific has joined hands with Twitter and critical partners to provide important information about helpline services for domestic violence survivors.