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Bhopal gas tragedy among world's 'major' accidents of 20th century: UN report

According to recent estimates released by the ILO, each year 2.78 million workers die from occupational accidents and work-related diseases (of which 2.4 million are disease-related).

UN calls for Yemen agreement to be implemented without delay

The fighting in the Arab world's poorest country has killed thousands of civilians, left millions suffering from food and medical care shortages, and pushed the country to the brink of famine.

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Protectionism doesn't really help preserve jobs: Raghuram Rajan

Delivering the keynote address at the 2019 ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development at the UN Headquarters on Monday, Rajan said the open liberal democratic market system that brought the world enormous prosperity in the six decades or so after the Second World War is now under attack.

New environmental pact could face September vote, says UN official

Maria Fernanda Espinosa, who is nominally in charge of the 193-member body, said negotiations underway could soon produce a definitive text for the Global Pact for the Environment, which is supposed to plug holes left by prior treaties.

UN to hold Libya conference as planned despite surge in fighting: envoy

The United Nations aims to stage a conference in the southwestern town of Ghadames on April 14-16 to weigh elections as a way out of the country's factional anarchy, which has seen Islamist militants establish a toehold in some areas.

Rights and media groups want information on Jamal Khashoggi's trial

The groups said in letters to foreign ministers of the three countries obtained Friday that providing information and much-needed transparency "would enable some scrutiny of the fairness of the trial."

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Fake IFS officer flashing UN link for police escort arrested with husband in Noida

The couple, identified as Zoya Khan (34) and Harsh Pratap Singh (36), were arrested by crime branch team from the Pristine Avenue Society in Gaur City 2 which comes under the jurisdiction of Bisrakh police station, Gautam Buddh Nagar police chief Vaibhav Krishna said.

To achieve development goals, Asia-Pacific countries need to spend $1.5 tn/yr: UN report

The UN defines 17 SDGs as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

Climate change threatens 19 million Bangladesh childrens' lives, future: UNICEF report

The report says that because of the impact of climate, families across Bangladesh, a low-lying delta nation crisscrossed by more than 130 rivers, have migrated to big cities from villages after losing their livelihoods to increasing salinity in arable land, flooding, or river bank erosion.

Six women cops from Chandigarh make it to 2019 United Nations Peacekeeping Mission

A total of 13 Chandigarh police personnel, including seven male cops, appeared before the selection board, but only women candidates managed to clear the tough test. The test was held in September 2018. The seven men included two inspector rank officers.

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With little aid, Syria's Raqqa struggles to revive schools

More than a year since the United States and its allies defeated Islamic State at Raqqa, many of the city’s schools still look like battlefields with buildings left lying in rubble and playgrounds dotted with wrecked cars

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Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan and sons perform at the 73rd UN Day concert

Along with him were his sons, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash and the Refugee Orchestra Project conducted by Lidiya Yankovskaya. They were performing at the 73rd United Nations day concert held on Wednesday in New York. This year's theme was

Intl. community should pressurise Pak to arrest Azhar: Defence experts

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Defence expert Qamar Agha on Friday said the international community should pressurise Pakistan to handover terrorist Masood Azhar to India. Another Defence expert Raj Kadyan, echoing similar sentiments, asserted that the United Nations (UN) should put sanctions against Pakistan for not giving away Azhar. Earlier, India's move to get Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar was banned by the UN, which was later scuttled by China.

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UN delegation meets Madheshi protestors to check human rights violation

Nepal, Jan 17 (ANI): Since the promulgation of the new constitution in Nepal last year, the Madheshi community has been protesting as their “interests have been neglected”. The United Nations delegation visited the border area near India’s Raxaul district and met agitating protestors. The protestors claimed that not only their demands have been suppressed, but they have also been tortured by the Nepal administration. Talks between the government and the Madheshi community have not yielded any results. The protestors rejected government's plan, saying it did not meet their demands to offer adequate national representation.

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