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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…

food scarcity
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…

Covid-19
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…

COVID19-vaccine
'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-Leadership
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 […]

RBI
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
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
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-China
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 […]

Poverty
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
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 […]

India AT UN
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 […]

PM-Modi
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 […]

Annual-UN-Gathering
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 […]

ECOSOC
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 […]

United-Nations
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 […]

Annual-UN-Gathering
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 […]

Trump
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 […]

Locust-attack
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 […]

India-China-Standoff
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 […]

UNSC
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 […]

Suman-Gawani
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, […]

Global-coronavirus-case
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 […]

UN-Chief
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 […]

COVID-19 Impact: World economy with exception of India, China will go into recession: UN
COVID-19 Impact: World economy with exception of India, China will go into recession: UN

United Nations: The world economy will go into recession this year with a predicted loss of trillions of dollars of global income due to the coronavirus pandemic, spelling serious trouble for developing countries with the likely exception of India and China, according to a latest UN trade report. With two-thirds of the world’s population living […]

Palestine
UN Asks India To Mediate Between Israel & Palestine

New Delhi: The UN is exploring ways to engage India for mediation between Israel and Palestine to resolve the protracted conflict between the two in the Middle East. A delegation of the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People was on a two-day visit to New Delhi beginning from […]

Yemen-Air-Strike
31 Civilians Killed In Yemen Airstrike: UN

Sanaa: An airstrike in the Yemeni northeastern province of al-Jawf has killed at least 31 civilians and injured 12 others, the UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen said in a statement on Sunday. “We share our deep condolences with the families of those killed and we pray for the speedy recovery of everyone who has been […]

Digital-technology
India Successfully Used Digital Technologies To Reduce Disparities Among Population Groups: UN

United Nations: India successfully managed to use digital platforms to reduce disparities among population groups, a flagship UN study has said, noting that the country’s experience of complementing mobile technologies with the Aadhaar identification system to reduce inequality is likely to be replicated in other countries in future. The World Social Report 2020, published by […]

India-At-UN
Pakistan 'Spews Venom', Takes To Hate Speech Like Fish Takes To Water: India At UN

United Nations: India has slammed Pakistan for “spewing venom and false narratives” of monumental proportions in the United Nations, saying it takes to hate speech like fish takes to water and “obfuscates” the international community from the truth as Islamabad yet again raked up the Kashmir issue at the world body. Pakistan consistently rakes up […]

Economy-growth
UN Projects India's Growth Rate At 5.7% For 2019-20

United Nations: The UN projects India’s economy to grow by 5.7 per cent in the current fiscal year and expects it to rise to 6.6 per cent in the next. The projection in the UN’s World Economic Situation and Prospects report released on Thursday are higher than the 5 per cent made by the World […]

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China Rejects Trump's Call To Break Away From Iran Deal

Beijing: China on Thursday rejected US President Donald Trump’s call to “break away” from the Iranian nuclear deal and work for a new one, saying the agreement is a “hard won outcome” adopted by the UN and “all parties” should abide by it. The nuclear deal called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was reached […]

Malala
UN Declares Malala Decade's 'Most Famous Teenager'

Islamabad: The UN has declared Pakistani education activist and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai as “the most famous teenager in the world” in its ‘Decade in Review’ report. In part one of its review series, which takes into account events that happened between 2010 and the end of 2013, the UN highlighted the devastating Haiti earthquake […]

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UN Concerned Over Violence During Protests Against CAA; Urges Respect For Freedom Of Expression

United Nations: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for respect for the rights of freedom of opinion and expression as he voiced concern over the violence and alleged use of excessive force by security personnel in India during protests against the Citizenship Act. According to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), members of Hindu, Sikh, […]

UN
UN Appoints Special Envoy For 2021 Food Systems Summit

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday announced the appointment of Agnes Kalibata of Rwanda as his Special Envoy for the 2021 Food Systems Summit. According to a statement, the summit aims to “generate momentum, expand the knowledge and share experience and approaches worldwide to help countries and stakeholders unleash the benefits of food […]

Kartarpur-Corridor
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 […]

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CAB: UN Chief Wants Laws To Be Non-Discriminatory

United Nations: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants laws to be non-discriminatory, but will not comment on India’s Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) while the legislative process is still underway, according to his spokesperson. Asked at the daily briefing on Tuesday by a reporter about the bill that was passed on Monday midnight by the Lok Sabha, Deputy […]

Afghan
Over 10 mln Afghans suffer acute food insecurity: UN

United Nations: United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has said that women’s inclusion is critical to sustainable peace and development in Afghanistan, while stressing that the UN is committed to supporting the people and government of Afghanistan in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. “Women’s inclusion is critical to sustainable peace and development in […]

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 […]

IFAD-President
IFAD Chief Visiting India To Help Poverty Eradication Drive

Rome: The UN International Fund for Agricultural Development’s President Gilbert F. Houngbo will hold talks with the Indian government in New Delhi this week to boost joint efforts to wipe out poverty in the world’s largest democracy, IFAD said in a statement on Monday. Houngbo’s talks with key government ministers will seek to strengthen joint […]

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