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UN Chief Antonio Guterres
UN Chief Calls For Pause In Fighting In Ukraine To Allow Safe Passage Of Civilians Caught In Conflict In Sumy, Kharkiv

During the meeting, India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti said while the UN Security Council discusses the nuclear dimension of an unfolding conflict, it must acknowledge that there is a pressing humanitarian crisis confronting us in Ukraine, where safety and security of innocent civilians including several thousand Indian nationals, in particular students are at stake.

India At UN
Escalation Of Tension Along Russia-Ukraine Border Matter Of Deep Concern: India At UN

The escalation of tension along the border of Ukraine with the Russian Federation is a matter of deep concern, said Ambassador T S Tirumurti.

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UN Chief Calls Russia's Decision Violation Of Ukraine's Territorial Integrity; UNSC To Hold Emergency Meeting

UN Secretary-General Guterres is greatly concerned by the decision by the Russian Federation related to the status of certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine, a statement issued by the spokesperson of the UN chief said.

Russia-Ukraine Border Tension: US Warns Russia
Russia-Ukraine Border Tension: US Warns Russia

Russia-Ukraine Border Tension: US Warns Russia

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‘Conflict Costly’
Russia-Ukraine Tension: United Nations Warns Of High Cost Of Conflict

Russia-Ukraine Tension: United Nations Warns Of High Cost Of Conflict

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Afghan Aid Will Continue Despite Political Obstacles: UN
Afghan Aid Will Continue Despite Political Obstacles: UN

Meanwhile, the Taliban government's Ministry of Economy said it has finalised a scheme for the transparent distribution of aid to the people who are in need.

UN Chief Calls For Global Solidarity To Stop Infectious Diseases
UN Chief Calls For Global Solidarity To Stop Infectious Diseases

Noting that infectious diseases remain "a clear and present danger to every country," Guterres maintained that Covid-19 would not be the last pandemic for humanity.

BTS AT UN Headquarters
K-Pop Band BTS Speaks At UN, Expresses Hope In Future Generation

While it was the third time the globally popular septet made a speech at the UNGA, it was their second appearance in person.

Taliban PM, 2 Dy PMs, Foreign Minister On UN Sanctions List: UN Envoy
Taliban PM, 2 Dy PMs, Foreign Minister On UN Sanctions List: UN Envoy

The UN envoy said that they are also concerned that despite the many statements granting general amnesties to ANDSF (Afghan National Defense and Security Forces) personnel and those who have worked as civil servants, there have been credible allegations of reprisal killings of ANDSF personnel, and the detention of officials who worked for the previous administrations.

Taliban Omits Ministry For Women, UN Body Says It's A Violation Of International Treaty
Taliban Omits Ministry For Women, UN Body Says It's A Violation Of International Treaty

Taliban leaders have stated that women will play a prominent role in society in Afghanistan and have access to education. But they have not been involved in talks over forming a government.

UN Humanitarian Air Service
UN Humanitarian Air Service Resumes Flights In Afghanistan

The air passenger service is currently linking the Pakistani capital of Islamabad to Mazar-i-Sharif and Kandahar in Afghanistan.

India Receives $64 Billion FDI In 2020, Fifth Largest Recipient Of Inflows In World: UN

India received USD 64 billion in Foreign Direct Investment in 2020, the fifth-largest recipient of inflows in the world, according to a UN report which said the COVID-19 second wave in the country weighs heavily on the country's overall economic activities but its strong fundamentals provide optimism for the medium term.

India Elected To UN Economic And Social Council For 2022-24 Term

India has been elected to the Economic and Social Council, one of the six main organs of the United Nations, for the 2022-24 term.

Guterres Calls For Unified UNSC Over Israel-Palestine Conflict

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for a unified Security Council over the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict and regretted the lack of multilateralism.

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UN Report Predicts Stronger World Economic Growth

 A UN report has revised up the world economic growth as a result of robust rebounds in China and the US but warned against fragilities in other economies in the context of Covid-19.

mammal migration
First-Ever Global Initiative To Map Mammal Migrations

New Delhi: An international team of 92 scientists and conservationists has joined forces to create the first-ever global atlas of ungulate (hooved mammal) migrations, working in partnership with the Convention…

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Acute Food Insecurity Globally At 5-Yr High: UN Agencies

Rome: Global conflicts, economic crises and extreme weather conditions have pushed the number of people who faced acute food insecurity to 155 million in 2020, the highest figure in five…

UN Helping India Fight Covid-19: Spokesman

United Nations: The United Nations is helping India in its uphill battle against Covid-19, said a UN spokesman. The UN team in India, led by Resident Coordinator Renata Lok-Dessallien, is…

'We Have Supplied More Vaccines Globally Than Having Vaccinated Our Own People': India Tells UN

United Nations: India has supplied more COVID-19 vaccines globally than vaccinated its own people, the country has told the UN General Assembly and cautioned that vaccine inequity will defeat the collective global resolve to contain the coronavirus as the disparity in the accessibility of vaccines will affect the poorest nations the most. India was one […]

Women's Leadership Under Threat By Pandemic: UN

United Nations: The latest data published UN Women, an entity of the world body working for the empowerment of women, shows that women’s rights and leadership are under threat, even more due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Current projections show that gender equality in the highest positions of power will not be reached for another 130 […]

Rs 1.6 Crore UN Covid Compensation Mail From RBI! Fact Check

Bhubaneswar: The social media was recently abuzz with news regarding withdrawal of old banknotes in the denominations of Rs 100, 10 and 5. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was quick to issue a statement and termed such news as ‘incorrect.’ Now a message post (e-mail) is doing rounds on several social media platforms about […]

Jayati Ghosh Named By UN To High-Level Advisory Board On Economic, Social Affairs

New York: Indian development economist Jayati Ghosh is among 20 prominent personalities appointed by the United Nations to a high-level advisory board that will provide recommendations for the UN Secretary-General to respond to the current and future socio-economic challenges in the post-COVID-19 world. Ghosh, 65, is a professor of economics at University of Massachusetts Amherst. […]

UNGA Adopts Resolution To Safeguard Religious Sites

United Nations: The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution to promote a culture of peace and tolerance to safeguard religious sites all across the world. The resolution adopted on Thursday calls for strengthened international efforts to foster a global dialogue on the promotion of a culture of tolerance and peace at all levels, based […]

US Blacklists Xiaomi, CNOOC, Skyrizon, Raising Heat On China

Hong Kong: The US government has blacklisted Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp. and China’s third-largest national oil company for alleged military links, heaping pressure on Beijing in President Donald Trumps last week in office. The Department of Defense added nine companies to its list of Chinese companies with military links, including Xiaomi and state-owned plane […]

COVID-19 Pandemic Could Push Number Of People Living In Extreme Poverty To Over 1 Billion By 2030: UN

United Nations:  An additional 207 million people could be pushed into extreme poverty by 2030 due to the severe long-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the total number of the world’s extremely poor to more than a billion, a new study from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has found. The study assesses the impact […]

India Asks UN To Directly Oppose Hinduphobia, Bigotry Targeting Sikhism, Buddhism

United Nations: India has called on the UN to take a direct stand against Hinduphobia and violent bigotry targeting the Sikhism and Buddhism. “This August body fails to acknowledge the rise of hatred and violence against Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism,” Ashish Sharma, a First Secretary in India’s UN Mission, told the General Assembly on Wednesday […]

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Tackling Pak's Terror Epicenter Is UN's Unfinished Task: India

United Nations: The UN’s unfinished agenda item is tackling terrorism emanating from its epicentre in Pakistan, India has said here replying to Pakistan bringing up the Kashmir issue at the international organisation’s 75th Anniversary Commemoration session. Vidisha Maitra, a First Secretary at India’s UN mission, said on Monday: “If there is an item that is […]

UN Without Comprehensive Reforms Faces 'Crisis Of Confidence': PM Modi

United Nations: The United Nations faces a “crisis of confidence without comprehensive reforms, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, asserting that the world needs a reformed multilateralism that reflects today’s realities, gives voice to all stakeholders, addresses contemporary challenges, and focuses on human welfare. Prime Minister Modi’s call for reformed multilateralism assumes special significance as […]

Landmark 75th Session Of UNGA Commences In Largely Virtual Format Amidst COVID-19

United Nations: The landmark 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly has commenced amidst the devastating coronavirus pandemic, with the world leaders set to meet virtually for the first time in the UN’s 75-year history for the annual high-level session as they confront some of the most serious threats facing humanity. Turkish diplomat Volkan […]

India Beats China, To Become Member Of UN's ECOSOC Body

United Nations: Defeating China at the United Nations, India has been selected as a member of the UN’s Commission on Status of Women, a body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). TS Tirumurti, permanent representative of India to the United Nations took to Twitter and announced that India has won a “seat in prestigious […]

India Sending Two Teams To UN Missions For COVID-19 Effort

United Nations: India is contributing two teams of specialists to fortify medical facilities in UN peacekeeping operations in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to meet the Covid-19 challenge, according to India’s UN mission. New Delhi was responding to a request from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for assistance to scale-up hospital facilities […]

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 […]

US Formally Notifies UN Of Decision To Withdraw From WHO

Washington: The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its decision to withdraw the US from the World Health Organization, officials said, breaking off ties with the global health body amid the expanding coronavirus pandemic. The US has accused the WHO of siding with China on the outbreak of the virus, which originated […]

UN Warns India Of Locust Attack, Choppers Pressed Into Service

New Delhi: The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has warned India of major locusts attacks in the coming days, following which the government has intensified its efforts to tackle the menace. The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare said on Sunday that a new dimension has been added by using […]

UN & US Closely Monitoring India-China Border Tension

Washington: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is concerned about the clashes between Indian and Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh and asked the two nations to exercise restraint, a spokesperson said Tuesday. Guterres’s Associate Spokesperson Eri Kaneko said: “We are concerned about reports of violence and deaths along the Line of […]

China Rejects US Call For UNSC Meeting On Hong Kong

Beijing: China has rejected the US’ request for a UN Security Council meeting to address Beijing’s proposed national security law for Hong Kong, saying that the matter was an internal one that does not concern the world body. In a statement on Wednesday, the US Mission to the UN denounced that the actions of the […]

Major Suman Gawani Gets UN Award For Anti-Sexual Violence Campaign

United Nations: An Indian Army Major, who has been selected for the 2019 UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award for her role in the organisation’s anti-sexual violence campaign, has been called a “powerful role model” by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Major Suman Gawani, who is with the Army Signal Corps, through her “support, mentoring, […]

Coronavirus Updates From Around The Globe Today

The novel coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. Here are the latest updates on the COVID-19 crisis from around the globe on Tuesday. Global COVID-19 cases surpass 4.1mn: Johns Hopkins University The global number of coronavirus cases has surpassed the 4.1 million mark, while the death toll stood at 285,971, according to […]

COVID-19: None of us is safe until we all are, says UN chief

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that overcoming the coronavirus pandemic will require the most massive public health effort in history since it is an interconnected world where “none of us is safe until all of us are safe”. His remarks came as the world leaders on Monday pledged 7.4 billion euros (approximately […]

No evidence suggests BCG vaccine can protect against COVID-19: WHO
No evidence suggests BCG vaccine can protect against COVID-19: WHO

Geneva: There is no evidence that the Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine, which is primarily used against tuberculosis, protects people against infection with the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. The WHO, therefore, didn’t recommend BCG vaccination for the prevention of COVID-19 in the absence of evidence, according to its daily situation report on […]