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Tag: Unga

UNGA designates Int'l Day of Women in Diplomacy

The draft resolution was tabled by General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid's country, the Maldives, with 191 co-sponsors.

UNGA votes measure for making UNSC permanent members answer for vetoes 
UNGA votes measure for making UNSC permanent members answer for vetoes 

While reiterating India's call for a complete reform of the Council, Deputy Permanent Representative R. Ravindra said the resolution was a "flawed approach (that) is, therefore, an aberration" that cannot address the totality of the problems with the Council's role and powers.

UNGA To Vote Again On Ukraine: Spokesperson
UNGA To Vote On Thursday To Suspend Russia From UNHRC Over Ukraine Crisis

The office of the President of the UN General Assembly said that the Emergency Special Session of the 193-member UN body will resume on Thursday at 10 A.M. and action is expected on the draft resolution to suspend Russia.

UNGA To Vote Again On Ukraine: Spokesperson
UNGA To Vote Again On Ukraine: Spokesperson

A draft resolution sponsored by Ukraine and other member states has been submitted and is being processed, said Paulina Kubiak Greer, spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly.

 UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti
Ukraine Crisis: India Calls For Immediate Cessation Of Violence, Says All Differences Can Only Be Bridged Through Honest Dialogue

"India is deeply concerned that the situation in Ukraine continues to deteriorate. We reiterate our call for immediate cessation of violence and end to hostilities, Tirumurti said.

'Scalable, Cost-Effective': PM Modi Headlines India's Tech Power At UNGA
'Scalable, Cost-Effective': PM Modi Headlines India's Tech Power At UNGA

The first in-person leader-level Quad meeting welcomed India's announcement to resume exports of Covid vaccines, including to COVAX, beginning October 2021. The triage between Japan, Australia and India on this effort headlines immediate deliverables while offering a lens into what the Quad seeks to stand for.

World Leaders Pledge $5 Billion To Protect Nature

The nine philanthropic organisations jointly launched the 'Protecting Our Planet Challenge' to ensure that 30 per cent of the planet is protected and preserved by 2030 --with a specific focus on the most important places for biodiversity.

UNGA Adopts Political Declaration On Fight Against Racism

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Wednesday adopted a political declaration on the fight against racism at a high-level meeting to mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action.

PM Modi In Odisha
PM Modi Arrives In US To Attend Quad Leaders' Summit, Address UNGA

President Biden will host Modi at the White House for their first bilateral meeting on September 24

India, G4 allies force amendment to UNGA decision on Security Council reforms
India, G4 Allies Force Amendment To UNGA Decision On Security Council Reforms

India and its G4 allies have forced General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir to accept an amendment to the decision on rolling Security Council reform negotiations to the next Assembly session during a meeting at which he and Germany's Permanent Representative Christoph Heusgen clashed openly dropping the genteel style of diplomacy.

UNGA President Says Kashmir Status Should Not Be Changed; Acknowledges Simla Pact

United Nations: General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir has said that the status of Jammu and Kashmir should not be changed while acknowledging the 1972 Simla Agreement between India and Pakistan…

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 […]

UNGA Decides To Hold Special Session On Covid In Early December

United Nations: The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Thursday decided to hold on December 3-4 a special session on galvanising international cooperation to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. “The special session of United Nations General Assembly on the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic is a historic moment, and a test, for multilateralism. It will […]

Indian Delegate
Indian Delegate Walks Out Of UNGA Protesting Pak PM Imran Khan's Diatribe Against India

United Nations: The Indian delegate at the United Nations General Assembly session on Friday walked out in protest when Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan began attacking India in his speech at the high-level meeting. First Secretary Mijito Vinito, who was sitting on the second seat in the first row of the Assembly chamber, stood up […]

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 […]

Pak magazine claims Saudi Prince called back Imran's plane

Islamabad: Pakistani weekly magazine ‘Friday Times’ has made a shocking revelation that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman was very wrathful from some works of Prime Minister Imran Khan during his visit to the United Nations General Assembly, hence, he asked to return PM’s fight to the US from midway. Before visiting the UNGA, Imran […]

Expect Imran To Promote Peace, Not Hatred, Says Harbhajan

New Delhi: Indian cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Mohammed Shami have criticised Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for issuing despicable threats and speaking about hatred during his speech at the UNGA last month. “Mahatma Gandhi spent his life spreading the message of love, harmony, and peace. Imran Khan from UN podium issued despicable threats and spoke […]

UNGA Head To Speed Up Security Council Reforms

United Nations: General Assembly President Tijani Muhammad-Bande has said that he would use every tool that is available to narrow the gaps in the negotiations for Security Council reform to speed up the decades-long process. Asked at his news conference on Tuesday about the failure of the reform process to make headway, he said: “Yes, […]

India Responds To Imran Khan's Speech At UN General Assembly

United Nations: Strongly hitting back at Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s rant at the UN General Assembly, India has said its citizens do not need anyone else to speak on their behalf and “least of all those who have built an industry of terrorism from the ideology of hate.” Khan delivered his maiden speech at […]

PM Modi Asks International Community To Stand United Against Terrorism

United Nations: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday exhorted the international community to stand united against terrorism, which he described as one of the biggest challenges not for any single country, but for the entire world. Addressing the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, Modi lamented the lack of unanimity amongst the member states […]

Imran Khan Calls PM Modi Indian 'President' In UNGA Speech

United Nations: Imran Khan on Friday described Narendra Modi as “the Indian president”, in a slip of tongue by the cricketer-turned Pakistani prime minister. During his marathon speech at the 74th session of the UNGA, Khan goofed up once and called Prime Minister Modi as the “president”. In April, during a joint press conference with […]

PM Modi hosts first-ever India-Caricom Leaders' Meeting

New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the leaders of the Caribbean Community and Common Market in the first-ever India-Caricom summit, with a focus on fighting climate change and increasing India’s participation with the grouping. Just ahead the India-Caricom Leaders’ Meeting on the sidelines of the 74th UN General Assembly Session, Modi said Wednesday it […]

PM Modi holds series of bilateral meetings on sidelines of UNGA in NY

New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a series of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session here on Monday, including with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad. The prime minister arrived here on Sunday night to participate in […]

India Will Soar High If Pakistan Stoops Low By Raising Kashmir Issue At UNGA: Akbaruddin

New York: India will soar high if Pakistan stoops low by raking up the Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly session, India’s top envoy to the United Nations has asserted, warning that Islamabad which mainstreamed terrorism in the past may mainstream hate speech now. With an anticipated rant by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan […]

Imran Khan Says He Will Forcefully Present Kashmir Issue At UNGA

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday that he will forcefully present the Kashmir issue like never before at the UN General Assembly session next week. Speaking after inaugurating the Torkham Terminal at Pak-Afghan border, Khan ruled out talks with India unless New Delhi lifts curfew in Kashmir and revoke the abrogation of […]

Imran Vows To 'Fight Kashmiris' Case' At UNGA

Muzaffarabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday vowed “to fight the case of oppressed people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir” at the upcoming session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), saying he will act as their ambassador before the world and will not disappoint them. He made the comments while addressing a […]

PM Modi To Address Annual UN General Assembly Session On Sep 27

United Nations: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the annual high-level UN General Assembly session on September 27 and will have a packed agenda of bilateral and multilateral engagements during his nearly week-long stay in New York. According to an updated list of speakers for the General Debate of the 74th session of the UN […]

UNGA president expresses solidarity with flood-affected people of India

United Nations: General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa has expressed her solidarity with those affected by floods in India, according to her Spokesperson Monica Grayley. “Espinosa has sent her condolences to the people and the government of India after the monsoon floods in the southern and western parts of the country, which led to over […]

Sushma acknowledges previous governments' development efforts

United Nations: In a display of unity on the world stage, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has paid a compliment to previous governments, including the Congress party, by acknowledging their efforts to build India. She also showcased the demonetisation and the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) as successes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s […]

Sushma meets Bhutanese PM, Tunisian counterpart

New York: On a day of hectic diplomatic engagements, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui ahead of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session here. “#EAM@UNGA Stregthening (sic) traditionally unique bilateral relations. EAM@SushmaSwaraj meets with Bhutanese PM @tsheringtobgay in New York,” External Affairs […]