• Wed, 19 Sep 2018 01:00
    Genocide and the moral crisis gripping Asean 
    Just 20 days after Asean celebrated its 51st anniversary, the United Nations Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar reported on August 28 that genocide and other atrocities had been committed by the military in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan states.
    opinion
  • Tue, 18 Sep 2018 09:25
    Top 10 global tourism destinations
    As the barometer of world tourism, the latest report issued by the United Nations World Tourism Organization, "The UNWTO Tourism Highlights 2018 Edition" has just been released.
    travel
  • Mon, 17 Sep 2018 07:00
    UN seeks to open air bridge to aid Yemeni cancer patients: WHO
    The United Nations is working to open a humanitarian air bridge to take Yemeni cancer patients for treatment at qualified facilities, WHO country representative for Yemen Nevio Zagaria said Sunday.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 14 Sep 2018 01:00
    UN raises concerns about Thailand’s attitude toward human rights activists
    Thailand is among 38 countries named by the United Nations for having an alarming and shameful attitude towards human rights defenders. 
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 13 Sep 2018 07:17
    'Human rights defenders vulnerable for reporting to UN'
    People globally face harsh reprisals and intimidation for cooperating with the United Nations on human rights, a "shameful practice," a major UN report warns.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 12 Sep 2018 01:00
    Chiang Mai bids to become Thailand’s sixth protected site
    THE CHIANG MAI World Heritage Working Group has completed its paperwork and is ready to make its submission this month to Unesco (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) to make Chiang Mai a world heritage city, Woralun Boonyasurat, head of the Thai Art Department at Chiang Mai University’s Faculty of Fine Arts, said yesterday.
    national
  • Fri, 07 Sep 2018 16:13
    UN urged to put Myanmar atrocities before ICC
    An international human rights group on Friday urged the United Nations Security Council to refer the situation in Myanmar to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the full spectrum of atrocities in Rakhine State. 
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 03 Sep 2018 01:00
    Climate push comes to Bangkok
    Experts arrive to map strategy for next major summit on global warming.
    national
  • Sat, 01 Sep 2018 08:26
    US ends funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency
    The United States announced it was halting funding for the United Nations' agency for Palestinian refugees Friday after declaring the organization was "irredeemably flawed."
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 31 Aug 2018 18:20
    Cambodian FB users rage over dance ownership
    United Nations’ cultural agency Unesco’s Facebook page has hosted a heated debate between Cambodians and Thais over Bangkok's proposal for the inclusion of “khon" masked dance on the agency’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list.
    national
  • Fri, 31 Aug 2018 16:58
    Man arrested for alleged farm project scam
    Police have arrested an alleged fraudster who claimed that his company was contracted by the United Nations to provide Bt1 million financial support to Thai farmers.
    national
  • Fri, 31 Aug 2018 01:00
    Cybercrime surges above $120-mn in Southeast Asia
    Authorities must cooperate internationally, regulate at home, to stem online crime spree.
    business
  • Wed, 29 Aug 2018 11:43
    Myanmar refuses to recognise UN report on Rakhine genocide
    Myanmar has lashed out at the United Nations Fact Finding Mission that concluded genocide had been committed in Rakhine, saying Nay Pyi Taw did not recognise the mission, whose report was intended to create a rift between the civilian government and the military.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 29 Aug 2018 09:03
    Int'l humanitarian appeal for Rohingya crisis underfunded: UN chief
    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday that the international humanitarian appeal for the Rohingya crisis "remains significantly underfunded at 33 percent."
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 28 Aug 2018 01:00
    Rakhine crisis a ‘genocide’, says UN probe
    MYANMAR’S commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing and several other senior military officers must be investigated and prosecuted for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes over their responsibility for violence in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan states, a United Nations independent fact-finding mission said yesterday.
    ASEAN+
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