Bangladesh to host FAO regional conference in March (Photo: bdnews)

Bangladesh to host FAO regional conference in March

In a sign of Bangladesh's growing importance, Dhaka will host the regional conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in March, said Allan Dow, the Asia-Pacific's head of communications of the FAO Dhaka joined the FAO in 1973

Guterres reiterates 'good offices' on Kashmir which India has rejected; highlights ‘dire situation’ in Afghanistan

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reiterated his offer of “good offices” to resolve the Kashmir issue which India has rejected in the past as New Delhi considers the dispute with Pakistan a bilateral matter

Rights groups seek ban on Bangladesh’s RAB force in UN peacekeeping missions

Twelve rights groups, including Amnesty International, had privately written to the United Nations (UN) two months ago seeking a ban on the deployment of Bangladesh’s Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), an elite paramilitary force, in UN peacekeeping missions

Re-energised Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan aiding Pakistan-based Lashkar, Jaish, warns India At UN

The era of classifying terrorists as "your terrorist" and "my terrorist" was over, said India

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Sri Lanka briefs UNHRC president on decision to withdraw from resolution

Ahead of the upcoming 43rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) scheduled to commence on Monday, Sri Lanka's Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha briefed the President of the UNHRC, Ambassador Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger on the decision of the Sri Lankan government to withdraw its co-sponsorship of resolution on ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka’.

UNDP launches UN Bangla font in Bangladesh

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bangladesh celebrated the International Mother Language Day by launching the UN Bangla font and  Bangla version of the Human Development Report 2019

UN ready to work with future Afghan administration

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has said that the UN stands ready to work with the future administration in the South Asian country after Ashraf Ghani secured a second term as President.

Guterres impressed by interfaith harmony at Kartarpur gurdwara

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that his visit to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartapur was a “very emotional moment

UN chief visits Kartarpur gurdwara in Pakistan

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday visited Gurdwara Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur in Pakistan's Narowal district.

UN chief thanks Pakistan for giving 'full access' to UNMOGIP in Kashmir

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres met Pakistan Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters (GHQ)

Improvement in security situation in Pakistan 'absolutely remarkable', says UN chief

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday termed the improved security situation of Pakistan as "absolutely remarkable", noting that Islamabad, which looked like a "fortress" a few years back had now become a family station for the world body's staff, Dawn reported.

Security Council resolutions on Kashmir need to be implemented, says UN Chief

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that the Security Council resolutions on Kashmir have to implemented – and although he did not make a reference to it, the main resolution requires Pakistan to withdraw from the areas it occupies

UN chief urges world to 'show similar leadership as Pakistan has shown'

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged the world to show similar leadership as Pakistan has shown in standing with refugees, The Express Tribune reported.

UN Secretary General arrives in Pakistan

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres who arrived in Pakistan on Sunday called Pakistan one of the most consistent and reliable contributors to UN peacekeeping efforts around the world.

India denounces double standards in dealing with injustices of colonialism

India has denounced the double standards of the western nations that now preach transitional justice in post-conflict situations but do not deal similarly with the historical injustices of colonialism from which they benefited.

India tells Pakistan to take steps for normalcy through diplomacy

India has called upon Pakistan to take steps to restore normal ties through diplomacy instead of “spewing venom and false narratives” which have been rejected by the international community. India's Deputy Permanent Representative Nagaraj Naidu, said on Wednesday that Pakistan “should get down to the normal business of diplomacy” and take “steps to restore normal ties.”

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