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Urgent actions needed to avoid collapse of Afghan banking system'; economic cost could be colossal, UNDP warns

Urgent actions are required to prop up Afghanistan’s banks, a United Nations agency said, warning that a spike in loan defaults, lower deposits, and a cash liquidity crunch could cause the financial system to collapse within months

Unicef 'goes dark' in Afghanistan on World Children’s Day to highlight children's plight

UNICEF Afghanistan on Saturday closed its digital channels and went dark to reflect the challenges that Afghan children have been facing, said the UN body, adding the United Nations Children Fund will not celebrate the World Children’s Day in the Taliban-captured South-Asian nation this year

Afghan people may face 'extreme poverty' by mid-2022: UN body

People in Afghanistan. victims of decades of civil strife, food shortages and economic collapse, may become victims of extreme poverty by mid-2022, the International Organisation for Migration- UN Migration (IOM) said in a statement

Bangladesh praises UN resolution on Myanmar, calls for a solution to Rohingya issue

Bangladesh has praised the United Nations which recently passed a unanimous resolution on the situation of Rohingya and other minorities in Myanmar, saying the move will have a "political" impact and "pressure" the Myanmar authority to take corrective measures

UN says ISKP expanding to nearly all Afghan provinces, Taliban unable to curb its expansion

The Islamic State-Khorasan terrorist group (ISKP) is now expanding to nearly all Afghan provinces, with the Taliban  - under UN sanctions for terrorism - being unable to stop it, UN Special Representative for Afghanistan Deborah Lyons said on Wednesday

Onus on Pak to create atmosphere free of terror for talks, says India at UN

India on Tuesday slammed Pakistan for its “false and malicious propaganda” against it by using the UN platform and said any meaningful dialogue with Islamabad can take place only in an atmosphere free of terror, hostility and violence

Taliban reiterates call for UN seat ahead of Afghanistan session

Ahead of a United Nations Security Council session on Afghanistan on Wednesday, Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen, who has been nominated by the Islamic Emirate as its envoy for the UN, renewed a call for the United Nations seat for the current Kabul regime

UNHCR to stockpile humanitarian aid for Afghanistan in Uzbekistan

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) plans to deliver additional humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan to storage facilities in the Uzbek city of Termez by the end of November, a UNHCR spokesperson told Sputnik on Tuesday

Pakistan reiterates opposition to G4 move for permanent UNSC seats

Pakistan on Tuesday reaffirmed its strong opposition to the move by the Group of Four – India, Brazil, Germany and Japan – for permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)

India's Bimal Patel elected to International Law Commission with highest votes from Asia-Pacific region

Professor Bimal N. Patel of India has been elected to the International Law Commission, a UN body of legal experts, for a five-year term beginning in January 1, 2023

India says it deployed nearly 3000 police officers In 24 UN peacekeeping operations; seeks safe working environment for women

India has paid rich tributes to all its women and men peacekeepers, including the 14 police officers who died in the line of duty to UN peacekeeping, of which India is a major contributor

Nearly 240 mn children worldwide living with disabilities: UNICEF

The number of children with disabilities globally is estimated at nearly 240 million, according to a UNICEF report

India highlights need to address persisting exclusion and inequality in UNSC membership

India on Tuesday said that it is imperative that terrorism in any form or manifestation is condemned and those supporting it in any manner are held accountable, and also stressed that the “persisting exclusion and inequality in the membership of the Security Council needs to be addressed”

Srinagar joins UNESCO's Creative Cities Network

Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir, has been designated as the 'creative city of craft and folk arts' by UCCN, UNESCO said in a statement

23 million Afghan face dire food crisis: UNWFP head

An estimated 23 million people in Afghanistan, out of its over 37 million population, are facing a dire food crisis and the UN is working on developing mechanisms to help prevent a humanitarian catastrophe