United Nations (UN)

January 16, 2019
January 16, 2019

One-third of UN workers say sexually harassed in past 2yrs

One third of UN staff and contractors experienced sexual harassment in the past two years, according to a report released by the United Nations.

January 15, 2019
January 15, 2019

Rakhine State: UN calls for unimpeded aid access

The United Nations (UN) calls on the Myanmar government to allow “rapid and unimpeded” humanitarian access to Rakhine State, where fighting between government troops and autonomy-seeking rebels has...

December 22, 2018
December 22, 2018

Bangladesh Polls: UN closely observing situation

The United Nations has said it is closely following the situation ahead of the upcoming general election in Bangladesh scheduled for December 30.

November 2, 2018
November 2, 2018

Time to reverse trend of impunity

UN human rights experts have strongly urged states to take firm steps to ensure accountability for violence and attacks against journalists, and reversing and resisting the trend of impunity.

September 29, 2018
September 29, 2018

UN for inclusive polls

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed hope that the next general election in Bangladesh would be a participatory one.

May 2, 2018
May 2, 2018

9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air: WHO

Nine out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants, shows new data from the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO).

February 24, 2018
February 24, 2018

Ensure safe repatriation, allow UN to play its role

India and Canada yesterday called for voluntary and safe repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar and allowing

January 23, 2018
January 23, 2018

UN urges rethink of Rohingya repatriations without safeguards

The UN refugee agency and other groups urge a rethink of the plan to send Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar amid fears of forced repatriations and the inability of aid agencies to ensure the safety...

December 5, 2017
December 5, 2017

Take action to stop ‘madness’ on Rohingyas: UN rights body chief

The United Nations (UN) human rights chief condemns “widespread, systematic and shockingly brutal attacks” against Rohingyas, as well as decades of discrimination and persecution.

June 21, 2017
June 21, 2017

Sri Lanka accuses UN representative of fudging report

Sri Lanka says UN's Special Rapporteur has distorted facts about the independence of its justice system in her report to the international organisation.