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    UN chief laments chaotic COVID-19 response

    Agence France-Presse . Oslo | Updated at 11:29pm on December 12, 2020

    UN secretary general Antonio Guterres on Friday urged a more coherent response to global crises, saying a ‘fragmented and chaotic’ coronavirus response gave renewed urgency...

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    Syria declarations on chemical arms not enough: UN

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 11:23pm on December 12, 2020

    UN officials and a global watchdog on Friday criticised incomplete declarations from Syria on chemical weapons while its ally Russia sought to push back against...

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    Rohingyas suffer from severe mental health crisis: Report

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 03:15pm on December 10, 2020

    Rohingyas in Bangladesh who survived genocide in Myanmar are experiencing a ‘severe’ mental health crisis, according to data in a new report published on Thursday...

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    JAAGO, UN Women holds webinar on violence against women

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:30pm on December 08, 2020

    JAAGO Foundation and UN Women Bangladesh hosted a day-long virtual dialogue titled ‘Youth Combating Violence against Women in COVID’, said a press release issued on...

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    Rabab Fatima elected VP of UN bodies executive board

    United News of Bangladesh .Dhaka | Updated at 10:20am on December 08, 2020

    Bangladesh’s permanent representative to the United Nations ambassador Rabab Fatima had been elected as the vice-president of the UNDP, UNFPA, and UNOPS executive board. This...

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    Hasina for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccine

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 11:31pm on December 04, 2020

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has sought ‘urgent global attention and further collaboration’ to defeat the coronavirus pandemic, save lives and accelerate economic recovery as she...

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    Rights groups urge Bangladesh to halt Rohingya relocation

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:16am on December 03, 2020

    International rights groups Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch on Thursday urged Bangladesh authorities to immediately halt a plan of relocating the Rohingya refugees to...

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    2020 one of three hottest years: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:53pm on December 02, 2020

    This year is on course to be one of the three warmest ever recorded and could even top the record set in 2016, the United...

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    UN given aid access

    Agence France-Presse . Addis Ababa | Updated at 10:50pm on December 02, 2020

    Ethiopia has granted the United Nations full access to deliver aid to the northern region of Tigray, following weeks of lobbying amid military operations there,...

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    UN for wilful Rohingya relocation to Bhasan Char in Bangladesh

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:21pm on December 02, 2020

    The United Nations office in Dhaka on Wednesday said that the displaced Rohingyas must be able to make a ‘free and informed decision’, based on...