ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, Sept 2: United Nations nuclear experts who crossed into Russian-held territory in Ukraine to assess the safety of Europe's biggest atomic energy plant were seeking on Friday to assess physical damage to the facility, where both sides warn of possible disaster.
KATHMANDU, August 30: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dheeraj Pratap Singh of Nepal Police and IGP Raju Aryal of the Armed Police Force (APF) have left for the United States of America. Both the IGPs left for New York last night to attend the Third United Nations Chiefs of Police Summit commencing from Wednesday.
KATHMANDU, August 29: A memorandum addressed to UN Secretary-General António Guterres alerting him to “multiple flaws” in the transitional justice amendment bill before Nepal’s Parliament was handed over this morning to the UN Resident Coordinator Richard Howard by a group of conflict victims and human rights defenders.
KYIV/NEW YORK, August 12: Russia and Ukraine accused each other of shelling Europe's biggest nuclear power plant as the U.N. chief proposed a demilitarised zone at the site amid fears of a catastrophe.
GENEVA, June 10: Sri Lanka is at risk of tipping into a full-blown humanitarian crisis as the country's economy suffers its biggest shock in decades, the U.N. humanitarian office (OCHA) said on Friday.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine is being compared to the Italian invasion of Ethiopia. Indeed, if Cambodia, Rwanda, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen and now Ukraine are to keep repeating, where then is the value of the UN?
WASHINGTON D.C. Nov 25: The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has endorsed the proposal to graduate Nepal to the status of a middle-income developing nation from the category of a least developed country (LDC) by 2026.
GLASGOW, Nov 12: China and Saudi Arabia are among a group of countries seeking to prevent the UN climate deal in Scotland from including language that opposes fossil fuel subsidies, according to two sources close to the negotiations.
LONDON, Oct 27: The United Nations called on Wednesday for the world's biggest economies to ensure net zero commitments made by financial institutions were robust, backed by science and ended financing for new fossil fuel projects.
KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Inspector General of Armed Police Force, Shailendra Khanal has said that the peace process can be made strong and successful only with the collective efforts and spirit of all of us.
Tired of conflicts and wars, the world created the United Nations aimed at reaching a consensus on who are sovereign states. Although there are disputes regarding the UN memberships, necessitating revisions here and there, as a result of peaceful understanding among the parties concerned or a prevailing forceful de facto development, nations feel secure because of the presence of the common body.
BOGOTA/PORT-AU-PRINCE, July 10: Haiti has requested U.S. and U.N. security forces to help it protect key infrastructure like the airport and ports after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise by foreign mercenaries, a government minister said on Friday.
CONGO, June 1: At least 55 people were killed overnight in two attacks on villages in eastern Congo, the United Nations said on Monday, in potentially the worst night of violence the area has seen in at least four years.
NEW YORK, Feb 16: The United Nations special envoy has warned Myanmar’s army of “severe consequences” for any harsh response to protesters demonstrating against this month’s coup in a call with the military leadership, a U.N. spokesman said.
KATHMANDU, Jan 27: The United Nations Nepal together with the Embassy of Germany, the Embassy of Israel, the Delegation of the European Union to Nepal (EU) and Higher Institutions and Secondary Schools' Association Nepal (HISSAN) on Wednesday initiated a week-long educational outreach program on Holocaust with the youth of seven provinces in Nepal today.
KATHMANDU, Nov 26: The United Nations has urged all relevant authorities to urgently follow due process and ensure that the perpetrator behind the rape and murder of a minor in Bardibas, Mahottari is held accountable.
KABUL, Oct 27: Nearly 6,000 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in the first nine months of the year as heavy fighting between government forces and Taliban insurgents rages on despite efforts to find peace, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
GENEVA, Oct 12: There has been a dramatic increase in extreme weather events in the past 20 years, which are taking a heavy human and economic toll worldwide and are on track to expand further, and Asia has been hardest-hit, the United Nations said on Monday.
KATHMANDU, Sept 22: While reaffirming Nepal’s commitment to peace, prosperity and justice, Prime Minister KP Sharma has called for strengthening the United Nations and empowering it as the centre of multilateralism to deal with the complex challenges the world is confronting today.
DOHA – The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many institutional weaknesses, but above all, it has shown that the United Nations is in urgent need of reform. In particular, the response of the World Health Organization – the UN’s global health agency – to the virus has revealed obvious shortcomings, which reflect a lack of international consensus and cooperation, as well as widespread protectionism on the part of its stakeholders.
KATHMANDU, April 11: The inflow of remittance has begun to witness a sharp plunge. The tourism industry faces the biggest catastrophe in Nepal's recent history. And there is only a slim chance for the country's exports to grow any further.
KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Amid forecast of the US-based National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) that the smoke from Australia's fires will make a full circuit around the world, there are concerns around the world if this would leave impact on other countries as well. Meteorologists and atmospheric scientists in Nepal, however, say there is no need to panic although there are some chances of receiving slightly visible effects in the sky over this Himalayan nation should the fire keep on razing at a dangerous pace.
Iran has announced that it is withdrawing from the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal. Pulling out of the deal that was constraining its uranium enrichment is a clear sign that Iran is considering acquiring a nuclear weapon. This is a major blow to the nonviolent efforts initiated by the Obama administration to bring Iran’s nuclear-arms pursuit to its end. The assassination of Iran’s top military leader, General Qassem Soleimani, essentially has put the countries on a volatile space.
GENEVA, Dec 3 : The United Nations said on Tuesday it was procuring food assistance for 4.1 million Zimbabweans, a quarter of the population in a country where shortages are being exacerbated by runaway inflation and climate-induced drought.
MADRID, Dec 2 : U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday that the world’s efforts to stop climate change have been “utterly inadequate” so far and there is a danger global warming could pass the “point of no return.”
KATHMANDU, Nov 13: Kathmandu recently hosted the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Global Gathering. The four-day event held from November 4 to 7 brought together all SUN government focal points and representatives of their partners from civil society, donors, UN agencies, private sector partners, academia, media, parliamentarians and others for the cause of promoting nutritious food.
GENEVA, Oct 23: A Syrian Kurdish man in his 30s set himself on fire outside the United Nations refugee agency headquarters in Geneva on Wednesday and was quickly airlifted to hospital after the flames were extinguished, police said.
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 17: As some world leaders question whether the world is facing a climate emergency, more than a dozen cities are stepping up to tackle global warming and sustainable development and will next week pledge to report their progress to the United Nations.
BANGKOK, Aug 16: Myanmar and Bangladesh are making a second attempt to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims after more than 700,000 of them fled a security crackdown in Myanmar almost two years ago, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 13: U.N. experts say they are investigating at least 35 instances in 17 countries of North Koreans using cyberattacks to illegally raise money for weapons of mass destruction programs — and they are calling for sanctions against ships providing gasoline and diesel to the country.
NEW DELHI, August 11: Authorities enforcing a strict curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir will bring in trucks of essential supplies for an Islamic festival next week, as the divided Himalayan region remained in a lockdown Saturday after India’s decision to strip it of its constitutional autonomy.
KINSHASA, August 1: A second person died Wednesday of Ebola in Congo’s major crossroads city of Goma, again raising fears the virus could spread beyond the country’s borders as the outbreak enters a second year.
UNITED NATIONS, July 27: A Saudi Arabia-led military coalition fighting in Yemen killed or injured 729 children during 2018, accounting for nearly half the total child casualties, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a report to the Security Council on Friday that blacklisted the coalition for a third year.
GENEVA, July 26: Airstrikes by the Syrian government and its allies on schools, hospitals, markets and bakeries have killed at least 103 civilians in the past 10 days, including 26 children, U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in a statement on Friday.
GENEVA, July 12: The U.N. Human Rights Council voted on Thursday to set up an investigation into mass killings during Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called ‘war on drugs’, a step that activists said was long overdue.
KATHMANDU, July 11: The United Nations World Population Day is observed annually on 11 July. The day was established by the governing council of the United Nations Development Program in 1989 to focus on the urgency and importance of population issues.
CAIRO, July 10: The battle between rival militias for the Libyan capital has killed more than 1,000 people since it began in April, the U.N. said Tuesday, a grim milestone in a stalemated conflict partly fueled by regional powers.
UNITED NATIONS, June 27: The European Union (EU) on Wednesday firmly supported the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal, regretted over U.S. withdrawal from the deal and asked Iran to implement the agreement.