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  • Venezuelan security forces killed hundreds: UN

    Venezuelan security forces suspected of killing hundreds of demonstrators and alleged criminals enjoy immunity from prosecution, indicating that the rule of law is "virtually absent" in the country, the United Nations says.

  • UN can do verification role in Korea talks if asked: Guterres

    The United Nations is prepared to play a verification role if asked following talks in Singapore between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

  • Step up monetary support for Rohingya at refugee camps: UN

    United Nations Under-Secretary General Dr Natalia Kanem pleads for increased support for the Rohingyas, who are facing a major challenge in the upcoming monsoon season when much of the refugee camps in Bangladesh could be flooded and see landslides.

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    ‘Comply with UN body’s request for report on rape of Rohingya women’

    Myanmar should comply with a United Nations committee’s request for information on the military’s responsibility for widespread rape of Rohingya women and girls in northern Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch and Fortify Rights said today.

  • The Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp

    In Bangladesh, some 60 babies a day born in Rohingya camps: UN

    Around 60 babies a day are being born in vast refugee camps in Bangladesh, sheltering hundreds of thousands of mainly Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF says.

  • US disappointed over reported irregularities in KCC polls

    The United States expresses disappointment over reported irregularities and intimidation in Tuesday's Khulna City Corporation elections but congratulated all the parties on making the elections inclusive.

  • The battle over terminology: Adaptation vs resilience

    In the negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), every word used can be contested between countries (sometimes they even argue for hours about a coma!). Hence every term has to be accepted by consensus by all the countries for it to be adopted in any UNFCCC decision.

  • UN chief warns against scrapping Iran nuke deal

    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns against scrapping an international deal on Iran's nuclear programme unless there was a good alternative in place.

  • UN remembers 5 Bangladeshi peacekeepers

    The United Nations remembers the sacrifice of 140 personnel, including five Bangladeshi peacekeepers, who lost their lives in the line of duty between July 2016 and December 2017.

  • Ursula Mueller

    'Myanmar not ready for return of Rohingya refugees'

    Myanmar is not ready for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees, says the most senior United Nations official to visit the country this year, after Myanmar was accused of instigating ethnic cleansing and driving nearly 700,000 Muslims to Bangladesh.

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