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Israel arrests UN Gaza employee `for aiding Hamas`

Israel said on Tuesday it had arrested and charged a United Nations employee for allegedly aiding Islamist movement Hamas, in the second such case involving a humanitarian worker in a week.

Next UN chief ballots remain secret, despite televised debates

Next UN chief ballots remain secret, despite televised debates

Ten of the 12 candidates vying to be the next UN Secretary-General took part in live televised debates on Tuesday.

Will work with India to realise Ambedkar's vision: UN

Describing B R Ambedkar as a a global "icon" for marginalised people, a top UN official has voiced the world body's commitment to working closely with India to help realise the noted Indian social reformer's vision of empowerment and social and economic equality.

Lack of decent jobs behind Asia's poverty: Report

Policymakers in developing Asia need to provide decent jobs, liveable cities and disaster prevention programmes if they want to end poverty by 2030, according to a new report.