Tag: Un

US initiates new move at UN to impose sanctions on Azhar

United Nations: After several attempts to impose sanctions on Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar were blocked by China, the US has initiated a new effort for UN action against the terrorist leader that would force Beijing to take a public stand in the Security Council. The US is circulating a draft resolution with the backing of […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
UN Security Council adopts resolution to counter terror funding

United Nations: The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution that calls upon countries to prevent and counter the financing of terrorism, especially in its new forms. Initiated by France, Resolution 2462 is intended to update existing resolutions and adapt them to new forms of financing of terrorism and new challenges in this field, Xinhua news […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Libya crisis: UN issues war crimes warning

Geneva: The UN Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday warned that attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure in Libya could amount to war crimes. In a statement issued in here, Bachelet said all parties to the conflict must make every effort to protect civilians. She urged protagonists to the conflict in Libya to […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Median age of founders of Indaian start-ups only 31

United Nations: Youth are leading India’s start-up ecosystem where the median age of founder-entrepreneurs is only 31 years, according to India’s youth delegate at the UN. Seema Punjani told the eighth Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum here on Tuesday that in India, one of the youngest nations in the world with a median […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
UN ignores Imran Khan's claim on Kashmir annexation

United Nations: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s assertion that India was going to “annex” Kashmir has failed to evoke any reaction from the UN’s leadership. Asked during a briefing on Tuesday by a Pakistani journalist for reactions on Khan’s statement, Secretary General Antonio Guterres’s spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said: “I have not seen those comments and […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
UN owes India $38mn for peacekeeping operations: Guterres

United Nations: The UN owes India $30 million for its contributions to the peacekeeping operations, according to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Peacekeeping operations “face frequent cash constraints that force the organisation to postpone the settlement of its obligations to troop- and police-contributing countries”, he said in a report released on Monday to the General Assembly on UN’s […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
India raises blacklisting of Masood Azhar with China

New Delhi/Beijing: India has shared with China “all evidences” of the terrorist activities of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and its chief Masood Azhar, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in New Delhi on Monday as Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale held talks with the Chinese leadership in Beijing. Gokhale is on a two-day visit to Beijing […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
45 children killed in Sri Lanka bombings: UN

Geneva: At least 45 children were among 321 people killed in Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday suicide bombings, the United Nations said on Tuesday. “The total now is 45 children who died,” Unicef spokesman Christophe Boulierac told reporters in Geneva, stressing that others children “are wounded and are now fighting for their lives”, meaning the toll […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Jaish chief Masood Azhar now global terrorist; India, France welcome it

Beijing: In a huge diplomatic victory for India, the UN Security Council on Wednesday declared Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, a move that was being blocked by China for nearly 10 years. The decision of the UNSC’s 1267 Sanctions Committee came about two and a half months after the JeM […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
'UN terrorism sanctions panel preserved its credibility'

United Nations: The Security Council’s terrorism sanctions committee has preserved its credibility by finally declaring Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar an international terrorist, according to Dian Triansyah Djani, the Indonesian diplomat who chairs the panel. “I think it is really time for us to work together, all countries regardless of whether it is in the […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Dia Mirza named SDGs Advocate by UN

Mumbai: United Nations on Friday appointed Indian actress-producer Dia Mirza as an advocate of Sustainable Development Goals alongside internationally popular individuals like actor Forest Whitaker, Queen Mathilde of Belgium, and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Dia has always been vocal about her concern and duty towards the environment and has created immense awareness and inspired […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
N. Korea facing acute food shortage, says UN

Seoul: The UN said on Monday that North Korea was facing an acute food shortage and the country was in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. David Beasley, the head of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), appealed for donations to resolve the crisis and vowed that he would ensure that the aid reaches the people […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Campaign launched to check wildlife smuggling through airports

New Delhi: UN Environment India and Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) on Monday launched an awareness campaign for the protection of wildlife in the backdrop of rising illegal wildlife trade through airports, as per an official statement. The campaign “Not all animals migrate by choice”, which primarily focuses on tiger, pangolin, star tortoise and Tokay […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
UN looks forward to working with Modi: Spokesperson

United Nations: The UN looks forward to working with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is set to begin a second term after his party’s election victory, according to Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. “The Secretary-General and him (Modi) have an especially strong relationship when it comes to issues around climate change,” Dujarric […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
UN launches plan of action on hate speech

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday announced the launch of the UN Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech. The strategy and plan of action is a program to coordinate efforts across the UN system to identify, prevent and confront hate speech, using all the means in its power, according to the […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021