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UN Chief Urges China, US To Restore 'Functional' Relationship, Avoid New Cold War

UN Chief Urges China, US To Restore 'Functional' Relationship, Avoid New Cold War

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the world's two major economic powers should be cooperating on climate and negotiating more robustly on trade and technology even given persisting political fissures.

20 September 2021
World Press Freedom Day 2021: History, Significance And Much More

World Press Freedom Day 2021: History, Significance And Much More

The theme for World Press Day 2021 is “Information as a Public Good"

03 May 2021

UN Expresses Concern Over Situation In Myanmar, Condemns Deaths Of Protestors

The press statement followed Wednesday's closed council meeting at which Schraner Burgener warned that Myanmar faces the possibility of civil war “at an...

India Has Been 'A Bridge' In Polarised UNSC: Indian Envoy At UN

India Has Been 'A Bridge' In Polarised UNSC: Indian Envoy At UN

India has completed three months as an elected non-permanent member of the 15-nation Security Council.

31 March 2021

We Exported More Covid-19 Vaccines Than What We Used: India At UN

India was one of the earliest initiators of the ‘Political Declaration on Equitable Global Access to Covid-19 Vaccines’ that garnered the support of more...

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26 March 2021
India To Gift 2 Lakh Covid Vaccine Doses To UN Peacekeepers On March 27

India To Gift 2 Lakh Covid Vaccine Doses To UN Peacekeepers On March 27

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had said that he is 'extremely grateful' for the gift of 200,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses for UN peacekeepers announced by...


18 March 2021
India To Register Largest Number Of Maternal Deaths Amid Covid Pandemic, Predicts UN Report

India To Register Largest Number Of Maternal Deaths Amid Covid Pandemic, Predicts UN Report

The report also noted that India could spend nearly USD 10 billion on Covid-19 testing and healthcare utilisation by September 2021, the biggest share of the...


17 March 2021
Status Of Women Is The Status Of Democracy: US Vice President Kamala Harris

Status Of Women Is The Status Of Democracy: US Vice President Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris expressed concern over the decline of democracy and freedom across the globe in her address to the 65th Session of the UN Commission on the...


13 March 2021
Afghanistan: Car Bomb Kills At Least 8 In Kabul, Injures Several Others

Afghanistan: Car Bomb Kills At Least 8 In Kabul, Injures Several Others

The UN condemned an “alarming” increase in attacks in the country targeting civilians.


26 February 2021
Indian Economist Ligia Noronha Appointed As Assistant SG & Head of UNEP NY Office BY UN Chief

Indian Economist Ligia Noronha Appointed As Assistant SG & Head of UNEP NY Office BY UN Chief

Noronha will succeed fellow Indian and development economist Satya Tripathi.


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17 February 2021
Mass Anti-Coup Demonstrations Rock Myanmar

Mass Anti-Coup Demonstrations Rock Myanmar

The new wave of protests come just a day after junta leaders had declared that the anti-coup demonstrations were dying down in the country


17 February 2021
After Ebola Outbreak In Guinea And Congo, UN Releases 15 Million USD

After Ebola Outbreak In Guinea And Congo, UN Releases 15 Million USD

UN releases $15 million to fight Ebola in Guinea and Congo


13 February 2021
Indian-Origin Employee At UN Declares Candidacy For Secretary-General Position

Indian-Origin Employee At UN Declares Candidacy For Secretary-General Position

Antonio Guterres had confirmed last month that he will seek a second five-year term as chief of the world organisation.


12 February 2021
Over 2 Million Yemeni Children May Starve In 2021, 1 in 6 Children At Risk Of Death: UN

Over 2 Million Yemeni Children May Starve In 2021, 1 in 6 Children At Risk Of Death: UN

Urging stakeholders to end the conflict, the UN chief David Beasley shared that around 1.2 million pregnant Yemeni women are also at the risk of malnutrition.


12 February 2021
NHRC’s Advisory On Children And Covid; Bright Spot Or Bush League?

NHRC’s Advisory On Children And Covid; Bright Spot Or Bush League?

The biggest limitation of the recent government advisory is that it does not provide any additional economic or social rehabilitation support to marginalised...


01 February 2021
Serious Blow To Democratic Reforms: UN On Myanmar Military Coup

Serious Blow To Democratic Reforms: UN On Myanmar Military Coup

The US and Australia also expressed concern over the development in Myanmar and urged Myanmar's military to respect the rule of law.


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24 January 2021
India, US At Growing Water Risk As 'Ageing' Dams Threaten Infrastructure: Report

India, US At Growing Water Risk As 'Ageing' Dams Threaten Infrastructure: Report

Approximately 3.5 million people are at risk if India's Mullaperiyar dam in Kerala, built over 100 years ago, 'fails'


22 January 2021
UN Special Envoy On Sexual Violence Warns Of 'Serious' Rape Charges In Ethiopia's Tigray

UN Special Envoy On Sexual Violence Warns Of 'Serious' Rape Charges In Ethiopia's Tigray

Pramila Patten, UN special representative on sexual violence, warns of serious sexual violence allegations, as women in Ethiopia face a shortage of rape kits...


22 January 2021
In A First, UN Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Set To Enter Into Force

In A First, UN Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Set To Enter Into Force

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is now part of international law, culminating a decades-long campaign aimed at preventing a repetition of the...


22 January 2021
In A First, UN Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Set To Enter Into Force

In A First, UN Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Set To Enter Into Force

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is now part of international law, culminating a decades-long campaign aimed at preventing a repetition of the...


21 January 2021
US Has Key Role To Play, There Will Be Very Active Engagement With Biden Admin: UN

US Has Key Role To Play, There Will Be Very Active Engagement With Biden Admin: UN

Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, on Wednesday said Guterres will likely speak to the new US President Joe Biden when appropriate.


16 January 2021
'Vaccinationalism' Is Self-Defeating: UN Chief Grieves Over 2 Million Covid Deaths

'Vaccinationalism' Is Self-Defeating: UN Chief Grieves Over 2 Million Covid Deaths

According to the coronavirus tracker, the deadly virus has so far claimed 2,008,237 lives and infected 93,816,953 people globally.


18 December 2020
Indian Army 'Deliberately' Targeted UN Vehicle At LoC: Pakistan Army

Indian Army 'Deliberately' Targeted UN Vehicle At LoC: Pakistan Army

Military sources in New Delhi rejected the allegation by the Pakistan Army.


05 December 2020
After Trudeau, UN Chief Antonio Guterres, 36 UK Lawmakers Show Support For Farmers' Protest

After Trudeau, UN Chief Antonio Guterres, 36 UK Lawmakers Show Support For Farmers' Protest

British Sikh Labour MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi writes a letter to UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab regarding farmers' protest.


01 December 2020
Joe Biden, UN Chief Discuss Strengthening Partnership On Urgent Global Issues

Joe Biden, UN Chief Discuss Strengthening Partnership On Urgent Global Issues

The president-elect discussed future public health challenges including climate change, human rights, and regional migration.


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