United Nations: Ambedkar Jayanti celebrations at the United Nations on Thursday will focus on the empowerment of the poor and the marginalised using information and communication technologies to achieve the UN’s sustainable development goals. The theme of the 126th Birth Anniversary of Bhimrao Ambedkar, the architect of India’s constitution, at the UN reflects his vision of […]
Damascus: One of the worst chemical bombings in Syria that killed at least 20 innocent children and 50 other persons, sparked an international outrage on Wednesday and prompted the United Nations to call for a probe into the attack and to view it as a possible war crime. The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria […]
United Nations: The UN Security Council will hold emergency talks on Wednesday after a suspected chemical attack in Syria left over 50 dead and many wounded, a media report said. The attack on a rebel-held town brought furious international reaction, with the US and other powers blaming the Syrian government for the deaths, the BBC […]
United Nations: The powerful UN Security Council has strongly condemned the “heinous and cowardly” Pulwama terror attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed and underlined the need to hold perpetrators of these “reprehensible acts” of terrorism accountable and bring them to justice. Forty Central Reserve Police Force personnel were killed in a suicide attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) […]
United Nations: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday hoped that India and Pakistan will engage in a “meaningful dialogue” to resolve their issues. The UN chief also said he has been offering his “good offices in relation to the dialogue between the two countries that, until now, had no conditions of success.” Guterres […]
BAMAKO: At least three UN peacekeepers were killed today when their vehicle hit an explosive device in Mali’s troubled north, the UN’s mission to the conflict-torn country said. MINUSMA said the attack, which also left another five soldiers seriously wounded, took place early today on a road between the city of Gao and a village […]
New York: Hoping that the UN would soon designate Masood Azhar as a terrorist, a top Indian diplomat has said that New Delhi will not sit idle till the Pakistan- based Jaish-e-Mohammed leader is brought to justice. India has identified Azhar as the mastermind of the Pathankot terror attack on January 2, 2016. It has […]
United Nations: Taking a jibe at Pakistan, a top Indian diplomat has said Islamabad’s decision to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN, which has not been discussed at the world body for decades, is like ‘Miyan ki daud masjid tak’. India on the other hand is focused on progressive, forward looking agenda during the […]
Bhubaneswar: With Odisha government seeking cooperation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for promoting organic farming and other activities, the UN body today formed a joint committee to identify specific areas of collaboration between the two. The joint committee was formed under chairmanship of Satya S Tripahy, senior advisor of the 2030-Agenda for […]
Colombo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi would only attend the UN ‘Vesak Day’ celebrations and no bilateral agreements will be signed during his visit to Sri Lanka next week, Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has said. “No agreements will be signed during Prime Minister Modi’s visit. I am aware that disinformation is being spread on social media […]
United Nations: The UN has asked India and Pakistan to engage in a dialogue to find a peaceful solution to their problems, but refrained from commenting on the death sentence given by a Pakistani military court to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav. “We re not in a position to judge the process or to have a […]
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.
Berhampur: The Odisha government's restoration and rehabilitation work after cyclone Phailin came in for UN appreciation today.
Berhampur: Happy over reduction of human losses during cyclone Phailin, the United Nations today appreciated media's role during the disaster which hit the Odisha coast on the night of October 12.
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.