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UN honours 12 fallen peacekeepers from Bangladesh

Dhaka, May 25 (UNB) – The United Nations (UN) has honoured 12 fallen peacekeepers from Bangladesh who lost their lives on duty in 2018 in various parts of the world to ensure global peace under the aegis of the UN peace operations. The UN awarded ‘Dag Hammarskjold Medal’ to 119 fallen peacekeepers from 27 member states to honour their supreme ... Read More »

UN accused of failing to move strongly against sexual abuse

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 27 2019 (IPS) – The United Nations, which prides itself with a “zero tolerance” policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, has come under relentless fire for failing to match its words with deeds—specifically in relation to some of the high-profile cases that have jolted the Organization. There have been several cases where no action has been taken either ... Read More »

HR action must lead to real changes in Bangladesh: UN

Dhaka, Feb 10 (UNB) – UN Resident Coordinator Mia Seppo on Sunday said human rights action must lead to real, tangible changes in the lives of people in Bangladesh.  “If we all work on it jointly in partnership, it can be done. Because that’s what human rights for all is all about: progress through action, impact and change,” she said. ... Read More »

United Nations: Global FDI flows fell by 19% last year

Geneva, 22 Jan (Kanaga Raja) – United Nations, Global FDI flows, fell by 19%. last year. In its latest Investment Trends Monitor (Issue 31 of Jan United Nations, Global FDI flows, fell by 19%. last yearly 2019), UNCTAD said the decline was concentrated in the developed countries where FDI inflows fell by 40%, to an estimated US$451 billion, mainly due ... Read More »

UN stresses Dhaka’s strong disaster response capacity

UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh Mia Seppo addresses the opening of the 4th annual session of Regional Consultative Group on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination in Dhaka on Thursday, Jan 24, 2019. Dhaka, Jan 24 (UNB) – UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh Mia Seppo on Thursday highlighted how a strong response capacity to disasters ties into longer-term needs by allowing countries to ... Read More »

UN sexual abuse report shifts focus

A survey of sexual harassment at the United Nations has uncomfortably shifted the focus to some of the senior UN officials who have either escaped censure – or punishment– despite a rash of charges against them, including abuse and misconduct. Read More »

UN to work with new govt of Bangladesh

The United Nations has said it stands ready to work with the new government of Bangladesh and other national stakeholders to further efforts towards a peaceful and inclusive society, good governance and the rule of law in line with the 2030 Agenda, notably SDG 16. Read More »

Zero hunger: Our actions today are our future tomorrow

Just three years ago, in September 2015, all United Nations Member States approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The eradication of hunger and all forms of malnutrition (Sustainable Development Goal number 2) was defined by world leaders as a cardinal objective of the Agenda, a sine qua non condition for a safer, fairer and more peaceful world. Read More »