Tag: Un

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.

  • Tuesday, 28 December 2021
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.

  • Tuesday, 21 September 2021
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.

  • Friday, 10 September 2021
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.

  • Thursday, 09 September 2021
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.

  • Friday, 03 September 2021
Woman loses house to Phailin, son to govt negligence

Nayagarh: The United Nations (UN) might have appreciated Odisha government’s handling of cyclone Phailin which hit Odisha in October 2013; but the ground reality speaks volumes about the pain and suffering that the affected people still have to put up with. Tears stream down her wrinkled face incessantly as she weeps in the memory of […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
India’s child malnutrition figure down: Report

The Global Nutrition Report, which tracks worldwide progress for all 193 UN countries in improving their nutrition status, has said India is vulnerable on sanitation and other underlying determinants for under-nutrition

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
50m tonnes of e-waste discarded each year: UN report

Davos: Each year, approximately 50 million tonnes of electronic and electrical waste (e-waste) is discarded, a UN report said on Thursday. In terms of material value, this is worth 62.5 billion dollars — more than the GDP of most countries. Ironically, less than 20 per cent of this is recycled formally. Informally, millions of people […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
12 dead in shipwreck off Libya: UN

Tripoli: At least 12 people died after a rubber boat which spent more than 10 days at sea capsized off Misrata, Libya, the UN migration agency has said, urging search and rescue operations to be stepped up in the Mediterranean. Ten survivors were rescued and returned to Libya where they were treated by medical staff […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
DRC rebel attack
Indian peacekeeper injured in DRC rebel attack

United Nations: An attack by a rebel group has injured an Indian police peacekeeper serving an UN operation in a Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) area facing the Ebola crisis, an UN official said. Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday that the attack was carried out by “suspected” Allied Democratic […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
UN allocates $34.6mn for drought-affected Afghans

Kabul: The UN has allocated $34.6 million in emergency aid to support 2.2 million Afghans affected by a severe drought, it was announced on Wednesday. The amount was allocated by UN Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund and Central Emergency Response Fund, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a statement cited by […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Chamling receives FAO award for Sikkim becoming world's first organic state

United Nations: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling received the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) Future Policy Gold Award from its Deputy Director Maria Helena Semedo, who commended the Himalayan state for setting an example to the world by becoming first totally organic state. Accepting the award at the FAO headquarters in Rome on […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
MPs from across India's political spectrum showcase nation's diversity at UN

United Nations: Reflecting the diversity of India’s democracy, members of parliament from across the political spectrum and the nation are representing India at the General Assembly. India’s Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin described their participation in the Indian delegation to the Assembly as “a long tradition that has helped in fostering better understanding of multilateralism among […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Nikki Haley quits as US Ambassador to UN

Washington: Nikki Haley, the first American of Indian descent to hold a cabinet-level position in the US, resigned as Ambassador to the UN on Tuesday. CNN said that Haley sent her resignation directly to President Donald Trump. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted: “President Trump and Ambassador Nikki Haley will meet in the Oval […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Earth will reach 1.5 degrees Celsius threshold by 2030: Report

Geneva: The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Monday said the planet will reach the crucial threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by 2030, precipitating the risk of extreme drought, wildfires, floods and food shortages for hundreds of millions of people. In a report, the IPCC said that governments around the […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021