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Covid-19 Delays UN Nuclear Treaty Conference Likely Till August 2022

Covid-19 Delays UN Nuclear Treaty Conference Likely Till August 2022

12 January 2022

Covid-19: The organizers are now penciling in an August 1 start date for the already long-delayed conference, according to an email Thursday from the UN disarmament office to entities involved.

Greece: 13 Dead After Migrant Boat Capsizes In Aegan Sea

Greece: 13 Dead After Migrant Boat Capsizes In Aegan Sea

12 January 2022

Greece: The total number of people killed in the boat accidents, which have occurred in the last three days has reached 27. The sinkings came as smugglers...


Pakistan To Garner OIC Aid For Afghanistan; Persuading Taliban For Image Makeover

Pakistan's top diplomat said: Several foreign ministers from the 57-member OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) are meeting in Islamabad on Sunday to...

Afghanistan’s UN Envoy Resigns After Taliban Expels Him

Afghanistan’s UN Envoy Resigns After Taliban Expels Him

13 January 2022

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


Myanmar: Public's Cries For Gas Sanctions Grows Thunderous To Stop Military Funding

Myanmar: The United Nations' top expert on human rights in the country said millions of people across the country are imposing personal sanctions by...

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13 January 2022
Russia Vetoes UN Resolution Linking Climate Change With Int’l Peace, Security

Russia Vetoes UN Resolution Linking Climate Change With Int’l Peace, Security

Russia’s UN resolution rejected on Monday, would have been the first devoted to climate-related security danger as an issue of its own.


13 January 2022
International Mountain Day: 10 Indians Who Scaled Mt Everest

International Mountain Day: 10 Indians Who Scaled Mt Everest

International Mountain Day 2021: The United Nations has designated December 11 to be marked as International Mountain Day to highlight the importance of...


13 January 2022
Human Rights Day 2021: A Brief History

Human Rights Day 2021: A Brief History

International Human Rights Day 2021: What is Human Rights Day and why is it celebrated on December 10, every year?


13 January 2022
US's Joe Biden, Russia's Vladimir Putin To Discuss Growing Tensions In Ukraine Today

US's Joe Biden, Russia's Vladimir Putin To Discuss Growing Tensions In Ukraine Today

Ukraine: Tens of thousands of Russian soldiers have been deployed along its border. President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden will address the...


13 January 2022
UN Urges Countries To Observe The Olympic Truce During Beijing Winter Games

UN Urges Countries To Observe The Olympic Truce During Beijing Winter Games

A resolution adopted by consensus by the 193-nation world body recalled the ancient Greek tradition of ekecheiria, calling for an 'Olympic Truce,' to encourage...


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13 January 2022
Kashmir: India Hits Out At UN Human Rights Body Over ‘Baseless’ Report

Kashmir: India Hits Out At UN Human Rights Body Over ‘Baseless’ Report

The Union Ministry of External Affairs in its reaction to the report on Kashmir said it ‘… betrays a complete lack of understanding on the part of the...


03 November 2021
COP26: China's Xi Stays Home, India Pledges Carbon Neutrality

COP26: China's Xi Stays Home, India Pledges Carbon Neutrality

India's Narendra Modi pledged a carbon-neutral India by 2070. But President Xi Jinping of China, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, skipped...


03 November 2021
37,000 People Displaced In Northwestern Myanmar, Many Have Fled To India: United Nations

37,000 People Displaced In Northwestern Myanmar, Many Have Fled To India: United Nations

Amid the fighting between local defense forces and military in Myanmar, about 37,000 people are displaced in the northwestern region, a United Nations...


02 November 2021
PM Modi Meets Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates In Glasgow

PM Modi Meets Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates In Glasgow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with the Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on the side-lines of UN conference on climate change.


31 October 2021
COP-26: 2-Week Long UN Climate Summit Formally Opens In Glasgow

COP-26: 2-Week Long UN Climate Summit Formally Opens In Glasgow

Following Sunday's opening gavel, officials began addressing a raft of procedural matters before leaders from around the world gather in Scotland's biggest...


31 October 2021
G-20 Summit 2021: Leaders Turn To Climate Change On Last Day

G-20 Summit 2021: Leaders Turn To Climate Change On Last Day

The Group of 20 countries, which represent more than three-quarters of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, are looking for common ground on how to reduce...


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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.


29 October 2021
China's President Xi Jinping  To Virtually Address UN Climate Summit

China's President Xi Jinping To Virtually Address UN Climate Summit

China, the biggest source of carbon dioxide and other climate-changing industrial gases, had left the world guessing what role Xi Jinping might play at the...


29 October 2021
UN General Assembly Adopts India's Draft Resolution On Granting It Observer Status At International Solar Alliance

UN General Assembly Adopts India's Draft Resolution On Granting It Observer Status At International Solar Alliance

India had earlier this month introduced the draft resolution for granting the Observer Status for the International Solar Alliance on behalf of India and...


22 October 2021
Female Afghan Leader Fawzia Koofi Keeps Striving For Afghanistan From Exile

Female Afghan Leader Fawzia Koofi Keeps Striving For Afghanistan From Exile

Fawzia Koofi, a former deputy speaker of parliament, was one of only four women in talks to reach a power-sharing deal with the Taliban, which ultimately...


01 January 2022
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...


01 January 2022
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...


01 January 2022
UN, World Bank, IMF Need Urgent Reforms: FM Sitharaman In US

UN, World Bank, IMF Need Urgent Reforms: FM Sitharaman In US

Speaking at Harvard Kennedy School, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that these institutions don't speak for countries with issues unattended for years...


01 January 2022
Asia-Pacific Nations Need To Be Climate Smart: UN

Asia-Pacific Nations Need To Be Climate Smart: UN

Countries in the region must reduce GHG emissions to maintain trade competitiveness, given the likelihood of carbon taxes at borders, states new UN report


01 January 2022
Pope Francis Will Not Attend UN Climate Summit: Vatican

Pope Francis Will Not Attend UN Climate Summit: Vatican

Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said the Vatican delegation would be led by the secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, who acts as the prime minister of...


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Opinion

Covid-19 Delays UN Nuclear Treaty Conference Likely Till August 2022

Covid-19 Delays UN Nuclear Treaty Conference Likely Till August 2022

Covid-19: The organizers are now penciling in an August 1 start date for the already long-delayed conference, according to an email Thursday from the UN disarmament office to entities involved.

12 January 2022
Greece: 13 Dead After Migrant Boat Capsizes In Aegan Sea

Greece: 13 Dead After Migrant Boat Capsizes In Aegan Sea

Greece: The total number of people killed in the boat accidents, which have occurred in the last three days has reached 27. The sinkings came as smugglers increasingly favour a perilous route from Turkey to Italy.

12 January 2022
Pakistan To Garner OIC Aid For Afghanistan; Persuading Taliban For Image Makeover

Pakistan To Garner OIC Aid For Afghanistan; Persuading Taliban For Image Makeover

Pakistan's top diplomat said: Several foreign ministers from the 57-member OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) are meeting in Islamabad on Sunday to explore ways to aid Afghanistan while navigating the difficult political realities of its Taliban-run government.

13 January 2022
Afghanistan’s UN Envoy Resigns After Taliban Expels Him

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.

13 January 2022
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