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Only through wide-scale reforms will UN keep pace with changing times, Myanmar tells Assembly

02 October 2015 – Myanmar Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin mounted the podium of the General Assembly today to call for reforms of the United Nations, particularly the Security Council, to keep pace with a changing world.

Terrorism and climate change greatest threats to humanity, Bangladeshi leader tells UN Assembly

30 September 2015 – As the global community marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh told the UN General Assembly today that two global challenges pose the greatest threat to the sustainability of humankind: terrorism and violent extremism, and climate change.

Amid ongoing crisis largely ignored by world, Myanmar floods deal major blow to agriculture – UN agency

03 September 2015 – Heavy storms, floods and landslides across nearly all of Myanmar have destroyed huge swaths of rice paddies, as well as fish and shrimp ponds, and are expected to severely limit the availability of food if aid is not provided to farmers swiftly, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today.

UN food relief now reaching more than 400,000 flood victims in Myanmar

26 August 2015 – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is now delivering rice, beans, cooking oil and salt to more than 400,000 people affected by flooding in Myanmar and “reachable only on foot, after floods and landslides destroyed roads across the country,” the agency said today.