UN remarks on Abrar killing uncalled for: Home Ministry

Bangladesh has summoned United Nations Resident Coordinator Mia Seppo over the UN statement on the killing of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) Abrar Fahad. Director-General of the foreign ministry’s UN Wing Nahida Sobhan met with Seppo at the ministry to Sunday (Oct 11) to clarify the government’s dissatisfaction and ire with the statement. […]

UN official for quick probe into Abrar killing

UN Resident Coordinator Mia Seppo has called for quick investigation and justice in the incident of Buet student Abrar Fahad killing. “This is worrisome and horrible,” she said while talking about the killing at a meeting at the BIISS auditorium in Dhaka today. The UN official said as a parent of two children she felt […]

Rohingyas still in Myanmar face ‘threat of genocide’: UN

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas who remain inside Myanmar face systematic persecution and are living under the threat of genocide, a UN fact-finding mission said on Monday, repeating calls for top generals to face trial. Myanmar security forces are accused of killings, gang rape and arson during a crackdown that drove more than 730,000 people […]

Democracy day: Govts urged to respect active, meaningful participation

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged all governments to respect the right to active, substantive and meaningful participation in democracy. “I salute all of you who strive tirelessly to make this happen,” he said in a message marking the International Democracy Day on Sunday. Stating that democracy is about people, Guterres said it is built […]