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'Grave Mistake' To Think COVID-19 Pandemic Is Over: UN Chief Guterres

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday cautioned that it would be a "grave mistake" to think the crisis is over and voiced concern that nearly three billion people are still waiting for their first shot of the...

09 March 2022

West: Syria Must Answer 20 Questions On Its Chemical Weapons

Western nations accused Syria on Wednesday of refusing for eight years to clear up 20 outstanding issues about its undeclared research, production and possible weaponisation of unknown quantities of chemical weapons.


UN Chief Antonio Guterres: Climate Change Aggravates Conflict And Terrorism

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a U.N. Security Council meeting that hindrance in the government's ability to provide public services due to climate disruptions fuels grievances and mistrust towards authorities.


UNEA

At UNEA, India Will Play Vital Role On Issues Of Sustainable Use, Recycle Economy: Bhupender Yadav

According to the ministry, on Sunday, three resolutions were put forth by member states on plastic pollution – Peru, Rwanda, Japan and India. The two draft resolutions of Peru, Rwanda and Japan were based on the principle...

28 February 2022

Afghanistan’s UN Envoy Resigns After Taliban Expels Him

Afghanistan’s UN (United Nations) envoy Ghulam Isaczai was appointed last June by President Ashraf Ghani, whose government was ousted by the Taliban on August 15, this year.


World AIDS Day: Fauci Says Covid Diverted Resources From Fighting AIDS

On World AIDS Day, Anthony Fauci told the U.N. General Assembly that tackling Covid-19 has disrupted supply chains and increased the risk for people with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, of being infected with another deadly...

01 December 2021

Reports Of Chemical Weapons Use By ISIL To Be Dealt With Utmost Attention: India

ISIL is seeking to rebuild its capabilities in Syria after its major downfall in the last 5 years and with the reports of use of Chemical Weapons in its controlled areas, India is concerned that they could be misused.

07 January 2022

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Terrorists Enjoy Free Pass In Pakistan: India Responds To Pakistan In UNSC On Bringing Up Kashmir

In the United Nations Security Council, India has slammed Pakistan for giving free pass to terrorists. The rebuttal by India came after Pakistan brought up the Kashmir issue.

17 November 2021

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16 November 2021
UN Security Council Condemns Attack On Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi

UN Security Council Condemns Attack On Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi

Mustafa al-Kadhimi, the Prime Minister of Iraq was targeted in a drone attack after disputes in his election to power. UN Security Council also condemned the...


13 November 2021
United Nations: Crisis In Africa's Sahel Region Remains Volatile

United Nations: Crisis In Africa's Sahel Region Remains Volatile

In July, UN experts said Africa became the region hardest hit by terrorism in the first half of 2021 as the Islamic State and al-Qaida extremist groups and...


12 November 2021
'Russia Will Never Invade Ukraine Unless Provoked'

'Russia Will Never Invade Ukraine Unless Provoked'

Russia's deputy UN ambassador Dmitry Polyansky was responding to a question about the buildup of troops along Russia's frontier with Ukraine.


04 November 2021
WHO Negotiates With Bharat Biotech To Join UN Agency's Tech Access Pool

WHO Negotiates With Bharat Biotech To Join UN Agency's Tech Access Pool

Covaxin was assessed under the WHO EUL procedure based on the review of data on quality, safety, efficacy, a risk management plan and programmatic suitability.


03 November 2021
China, Russia Urge UNSC To End Key Sanctions On North Korea

China, Russia Urge UNSC To End Key Sanctions On North Korea

The Security Council initially imposed sanctions on North Korea after its first nuclear test in 2006 and made them tougher and tougher in response to further...


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30 October 2021
Stop Climate Change: It’s Now Or Never, Says Frankie The Dinosaur In UNDP Campaign Video

Stop Climate Change: It’s Now Or Never, Says Frankie The Dinosaur In UNDP Campaign Video

As the 26th UN climate change conference (COP26) begins in Glasgow, UNDP’s #DontChooseExtinction campaign has a dinosaur driving home the urgency of fighting...


30 October 2021
UN Aid Chief Martin Griffiths Urges G-20 For Prevention Of Mass Starvation In Afghanistan

UN Aid Chief Martin Griffiths Urges G-20 For Prevention Of Mass Starvation In Afghanistan

Martin Griffiths said half the Afghan children under age five are at risk of acute malnutrition and there is an outbreak of measles in every single province.


16 October 2021
Taliban Likely To Open Secondary Education For Girls: UN Official

Taliban Likely To Open Secondary Education For Girls: UN Official

UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Omar Abdi said Taliban's education minister told him that they are working on a 'framework' to allow all girls to continue...


16 October 2021
UN Extends Its Political Mission In Haiti After US-China Row

UN Extends Its Political Mission In Haiti After US-China Row

Haiti is one of just 15 countries -- and the second largest in population -- that continue to recognise self-ruling democratic Taiwan which China claims as...


15 October 2021
India Re-Elected To UN Human Rights Council With Overwhelming Majority

India Re-Elected To UN Human Rights Council With Overwhelming Majority

India got 184 votes in the 193-member United Nations General Assembly for her election to the Human Rights Council, while the required majority was 97.


12 October 2021
We Fail To Recognise Anti-Hindu Phobia: MoS Muraleedharan At UNSC

We Fail To Recognise Anti-Hindu Phobia: MoS Muraleedharan At UNSC

If we choose to be selective about criticising religious phobias or ignoring them, we do so at our own peril,' the minister said.


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05 October 2021
800+ Indian UN Peacekeepers In South Sudan Get Honoured With Prestigious Medals

800+ Indian UN Peacekeepers In South Sudan Get Honoured With Prestigious Medals

Indian Ambassador to South Sudan, Vishnu Sharma said that the country is a “beacon of hope for the communities you are on the ground to serve. You have done...


04 October 2021
'Murder, Torture, Enslavement, Extrajudicial Killings And Rape': UN Cites Crimes Against Humanity In Libya

'Murder, Torture, Enslavement, Extrajudicial Killings And Rape': UN Cites Crimes Against Humanity In Libya

Since the fall of former autocrat Moammar Gaddafi of Libya, the country is in constant political turmoil which often results in brutal crimes. The recent...


01 October 2021
Myanmar: Crisis On Top Of Crisis On Top Of Yet Another Crisis, Says UN Top Humanitarian Official

Myanmar: Crisis On Top Of Crisis On Top Of Yet Another Crisis, Says UN Top Humanitarian Official

Andrew Kirkwood, a top UN official in Myanmar was referring to the increasing communal strife, military coup and a 'devastating third wave' of the Covid-19...


30 September 2021
Recent High-Level Interactions Between Israel-Palestine Give 'Window Of Opportunity' For Resumption Of Direct Negotiations: India

Recent High-Level Interactions Between Israel-Palestine Give 'Window Of Opportunity' For Resumption Of Direct Negotiations: India

The recent high-level interactions between Israel, Palestine and key regional states provide a window of opportunity for the resumption of direct negotiations...


30 September 2021
Russia Blocking Independent Experts On Sanctions In Africa: UN Diplomats

Russia Blocking Independent Experts On Sanctions In Africa: UN Diplomats

The UN diplomats said the Russia's refusal to sign off on members of new expert panels is already delaying investigations of sanctions violations in South...


29 September 2021
Cyprus Top Diplomat: Turkey Is Creating New Ottoman Empire

Cyprus Top Diplomat: Turkey Is Creating New Ottoman Empire

Nikos Christodoulides invoked the Ottoman empire, which controlled much of southeastern Europe, western Asia and northern Africa between the 14th and early...


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