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UN Must Improve Its Effectiveness And Enhance Reliability To Remain Relevant: PM Modi
UN Must Improve Its Effectiveness And Enhance Reliability To Remain Relevant: PM Modi

The World Health Organisation, the UN's health agency, has faced criticism since the Covid-19 outbreak first surfaced in China in December 2019. WHO faced criticism for mishandling the crisis.

COVID Impact: In A First, UN General Assembly Annual Meet To Go Virtual

United Nations: World leaders will not be coming to New York for the annual UN gathering in September for the first time in the world body’s 75-year history because of the coronavirus pandemic, a spokesperson confirmed. The General Debate of the General Assembly, traditionally the most high-profile UN event of the year, will be a […]

UN Welcomes Opening Of Kartarpur Corridor

United Nations: The UN General Assembly has welcomed the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor, calling it a manifestation of interfaith harmony. A resolution adopted by the Assembly on Thursday said that it “welcomes the initiative to open up the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor in the spirit of interfaith harmony and peaceful neighbourhood.” It “appreciates the agreement […]

Kulbhushan Jadhav
Pak Violated Vienna Convention Over Access To Jadhav: ICJ Chief To UN

United Nations: International Court of Justice President Judge Abdulqawi A. Yusuf has told the UN General Assembly that Pakistan had violated its obligations under the Vienna Convention by not allowing consular access to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav. In his address on the occasion of the 74th session of the UNGA, Yusuf said that in its […]

UNGA Head To Speed Up Security Council Reforms

United Nations: General Assembly President Tijani Muhammad-Bande has said that he would use every tool that is available to narrow the gaps in the negotiations for Security Council reform to speed up the decades-long process. Asked at his news conference on Tuesday about the failure of the reform process to make headway, he said: “Yes, […]

China Raises Kashmir Issue At UN, India Reiterates

United Nations/New Delhi: Raising the Kashmir issue at the UN, China has told the General Assembly that the “dispute” should be peacefully and properly addressed in accordance with the UN Charter, Security Council resolutions and the bilateral agreement. China, a close ally of Pakistan, also stressed that no actions should be taken that would unilaterally […]

PM Modi holds series of bilateral meetings on sidelines of UNGA in NY

New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a series of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session here on Monday, including with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad. The prime minister arrived here on Sunday night to participate in […]

PM Modi Asks UN Member States To Join Coalition For Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

United Nations: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday invited UN member states to join the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure being launched by India, as he presented the country’s “practical approach and roadmap” to mitigate climate change at the high-level UN Climate Action Summit here. The summit is being hosted by Secretary General Antonio Guterres. […]

Antonio Guterres
UN General Assembly To Spotlight Climate Change: Guterres

United Nations: The 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 74) will spotlight climate change in the coming days when leaders gather at the UN headquarters in New York to discuss issues of common concern, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said. “We will spotlight climate change, which threatens everyone and everything,” the UN […]

PM Modi To Address Annual UN General Assembly Session On Sep 27

United Nations: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the annual high-level UN General Assembly session on September 27 and will have a packed agenda of bilateral and multilateral engagements during his nearly week-long stay in New York. According to an updated list of speakers for the General Debate of the 74th session of the UN […]

India Condemns Provocative Statements Against It By Imran Khan

New Delhi: India on Thursday strongly condemned “highly irresponsible” statements by Pakistani leadership on withdrawal of special status to Jammu and Kashmir. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said Pakistan has been using terrorism as state policy against India and it must stop exporting terror. “We strongly condemn highly irresponsible statements by Pakistani leadership on […]

Sushma begins bilateral interactions at UN, meets Nepal Foreign Minister

United Nations: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj began her hectic round of bilateral interactions on the sidelines of the annual high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Monday meeting the Foreign Ministers of Nepal, Morocco and Lichtenstein. Although it was not a formal meeting, she greeted Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina when she […]

Nuke disarmament can be achieved by multilateral framework: India

United Nations: India has said the goal of nuclear disarmament can be achieved through a step-by-step process underwritten by a “universal commitment” and an agreed multilateral framework that is global and non-discriminatory. In a written submission to the UN General Assembly, India has underscored the need for “a meaningful dialogue” among all nuclear weapons countries […]

Maleeha goofs up, labels Gaza photo as Kashmir's

United Nations: In an attempt to take on India at the UN General Assembly, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative Maleeha Lodhi goofed up while displaying a picture taken from Gaza and labelled it as the “face of Indian democracy”. Lodhi was responding to Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s description of Pakistan as a “pre-eminent export factory […]

Trump vows to 'totally destroy' North Korea

United Nations: In his maiden address to the UN General Assembly, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday trumpeted his own achievements and pledged to “totally destroy” North Korea after calling its regime a “band of criminals”. Amid escalating crisis in the Korean peninsula, a combative Trump referred to “rogue nations” as “the scourge of our […]

Sushma Swaraj arrives in New York for UNGA session

United Nations: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has arrived here to attend the annual UN General Assembly (UNGA) session. She will hold a high level meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday. Following the trilateral meeting, Sushma Swaraj will represent India at a UN reforms meeting […]