Tag: Un

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
Sushma on Pakistan terror nation
At UNGA, Sushma slams Pak for promoting terror, calls for global action

In her speech to the General Assembly that shined a spotlight on Pakistan’s complicity with the “demon of terrorism”, India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj warned on Saturday of a “conflagration” if the world does not act against terrorists and their supporters. Her speech in Hindi gave an overview of the domestic and global concerns […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
UN General Assembly Memorial held for Kofi Annan

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said the UN and Kofi Annan (the late former UN secretary-general) were inseparable and it is impossible to say where one ended and the other began. Guterres on Friday led a list of diplomats, staff and family members speaking in the UN General Assembly Hall at a memorial […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
UN celebrates Ambedkar's legacy 'fighting inequality, inspiring inclusion'

United Nations: Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar’s legacy of fighting inequality and inspiring inclusion around the world was highlighted here at the celebration of his 127th birth anniversary. UN Development Programme Director Achim Steiner said in his keynote address that Ambedkar’s legacy lives on in a remarkable way in the difficult work undertaken in the UN headquarters […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
UN demands immediate access for aid convoys in Syria

United Nations: The UN has demanded that all parties involved in the conflict in Syria allow new humanitarian convoys access to the besieged rebel-held area of Eastern Ghouta, after the first delivery earlier this week could not be completed due to a lack of security. The UN on Tuesday specifically demanded that the aid delivery, […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
US holds back $65m aid to Palestine

Washington: The US has announced that it will withhold more than half of the funding it provides for a UN agency that supports Palestinians, about two weeks after President Donald Trump threatened to pull funding for the group. Washington will withhold $65 million out of its scheduled $125 million payment to the UN Relief Works […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Twinkle Khanna speaks at UN women's entrepreneurship summit

New York: Writer, film producer and former actress Twinkle Khanna delivered her words in a panel discussion on “Sparking Confidence in Girls with Stars of Today” at the women’s entrepreneurship summit at the United Nations. “Honoured to be speaking at the Women Entrepreneurs summit at the United Nations,” Twinkle, wife of actor Akshay Kumar, tweeted. […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
China again blocks UN move to ban Jaish chief

Beijing: China on Thursday blocked a US resolution seeking to declare Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist. Due to lack of consensus at the UNSC committee, the application seeking a ban on Masood Azhar has been rejected, a Chinese Foreign Ministry official told IANS. This is the second time Beijing has vetoed the […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
UN chief to meet Trump to discuss UN reform

United Nation: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel to Washington and meet US President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday, a UN spokesman announced. The spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, would not give details of the meeting. “I don’t think it will surprise you if I will tell you that issues of mutual concern will […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Tehran implementing commitments under nuclear deal: IAEA

Vienna: The UN nuclear watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has again confirmed that Iran has been implementing the Iran nuclear deal under the robust nuclear verification regime. IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said on Friday that Tehran was co-operating with the agency to implement the commitment to be undertaken by Tehran, Xinhua news agency […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
UN Security Council calls for dialogue in Yemen

United Nations: The UN Security Council has called on all parties in Yemen, particularly the Houthis, to engage in meaningful dialogue to stop fighting and resolve the conflict. The members of the Security Council on Tuesday reiterated their support for a political solution as the only way to end the conflict in Yemen and their […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
UN slaps port ban on ships violating N.Korea sanctions

United Nations: The UN has banned four ships from visiting any global port, after they were found violating sanctions imposed on North Korea, the media reported. Hugh Griffiths, co-ordinator of a UN panel on North Korean sanctions, on Monday night described the move as unprecedented, reports the BBC. The ships were reportedly the Petrel 8, […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
UN appeals for $430mn in aid to tackle Rohingya crisis

Dhaka: The UN said on Tuesday that it would appeal for $430 million in aid from the international community to respond to the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh, a figure which is more than double what was calculated weeks earlier when the number of refugees was lower. Six weeks after the UN relief operations started, […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021