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UN condemns ‘horrendous attack’ on demining partner HALO Trust

The United Nations has called for an investigation into the deadly attack in northern Afghanistan against the HALO Trust, a humanitarian group working to rid the country of landmines

Child labour figure rises to 160 million worldwide, says UN report

For the first time in two decades, the number of children being put to work has risen to 160 million worldwide, representing an increase of 8.4 million over four years,  while millions of others are at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new UN report launched on Thursday

UN experts to G7: Production of safe COVID-19 vaccines must outweigh profit

A group of UN independent human rights experts called on Wednesday for the leaders of the world’s largest economies to ensure equal access to COVID-19 vaccines for people in the Global South, urging them not to allow the profit motive to undermine global health and equity

Abdullah Shahid, UNGA president-elect, picks Indian ambassador Nagaraj Naidu in his team

Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid, the president-elect of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, has appointed India’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador K Nagaraj Naidu as his Chef de Cabinet

UNICEF expresses deep concern over death and injury of children due to landmine and grenade explosions in Pakistan

UNICEF has expressed deep concern over the death of three children, age 10 to 16, who were reported killed in the detonation of a landmine in South Waziristan, one of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Merged Districts (KPMD) along the Afghan border, on Tuesday

UNICEF and celebrities appeal to G7 countries: Donate COVID vaccinations ‘now’

From David Beckham to Whoopi Goldberg and Angelique Kidjo, Ambassadors for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and other agencies, have signed an open letter to the upcoming G7 Summit of world leaders, underscoring the urgency of supplying vaccine donations now

End war on nature and ensure ocean health, UN chief on World Oceans Day

Ending the “war on nature” must be part of global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday in his message for World Oceans Day

WHO warns of ‘two-track pandemic’ as cases decline but vaccine inequity persists

Even though COVID-19 cases and deaths have declined in recent weeks, the world is facing a “two-track pandemic”, the UN’s top health official said on Monday in his ongoing campaign to get more vaccines to developing countries

Global push needed to ensure clean, affordable and sustainable electricity for all, says UN report

During the last decade, more people around the world have gained access to electricity than ever before

UNSC backs Guterres for second term as Secretary-General

The UN Security Council on Tuesday recommended Antonio Guterres, who is running unopposed, for a second term as the Secretary-General ensuring his re-election

Maldives Foreign Minister Shahid elected UNGA president defeating Afghan nominee

In an electoral battle of two South Asian countries, Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid has defeated Afghanistan's nominee to become the next president of the UN General Assembly

Sundarbans a vital carbon sink: COP 26 president-designate

United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) president-designate Alok Sharma has highlighted the importance of the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest spread over neighboring nations India and Bangladesh, saying it plays a significant role as a carbon sink

UN launches Decade on Ecosystem Restoration to counter ‘triple environmental emergency’

Heads of Government, religious leaders, activists and artists joined the United Nations on Friday in a rallying cry to heal the planet, launching the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

UN health agency urges nations to donate 250 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Some two billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been distributed globally but only 0.5 per cent have reached low-income countries where frontline health workers and the elderly have yet to receive a shot, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday

UN delegation lauds Bangladesh's Rohingya rehab move to Bay of Bengal island

A  high-level UN delegation, which had recently visited Bangladesh, appreciated PM Sheikh Hasina-led government over the Bhasan Char rehabilitation project of the Rohingyas and sought the international community's support to ensure the refugees live there with dignity

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