Tag: United Nations

Rachel Snow
'Big news' is India's population growth is below replacement level: UN expert

The replacement fertility rate is the average number of children a woman must have to keep the population steady and it is considered to be 2.1 children per woman.

  • Thursday, 20 April 2023
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Quakes leave 1.5 mn people homeless in Turkey: UN

A UN Development Program (UNDP) official has estimated that 1.5 million people in Turkey have been left homeless by the recent earthquakes and some 500,000 housing units in the country will have to be rebuilt.

  • Wednesday, 22 February 2023
HIV progress for children, adolescents, and pregnant women nearly flat- UNICEF

Children are falling through the cracks because we as a society are failing to identify, test, and treat them. Every day over 300 children and adolescents succumb to AIDS.

  • Thursday, 01 December 2022
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Goal to end AIDS by 2030 'badly off track': UNGA President

In a message for World AIDS Day, which falls on December 1, Korosi said the goal to end AIDS by 2030 is badly off track, as "inequalities, discrimination, and disregard for human rights are hampering our progress", Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Thursday, 01 December 2022
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World AIDS Day 2022: Number of HIV cases down but still alarming in Odisha

AIDS which stands as an abbreviation for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome is a life-claiming disease caused by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Every year it claims and infects millions of lives worldwide.

  • Thursday, 01 December 2022
World Television Day 2022: Unsung legacy of the idiot box

John Logie Baird, the Scottish inventor who gave the idea of modern-day television back in the 1920s, gave the world’s first public demonstration of silhouette images in motion at the famous Selfridge departmental store in London.

  • Monday, 21 November 2022
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UN flag to be flown alongside Tricolour on Oct 24

The Ministry said that state governments and union territory administrations have been directed to issue instructions in the matter accordingly.

  • Thursday, 20 October 2022
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on India Visit
Follow Gandhiji's values for all-inclusivity, rights, equality: UN chief

He said that the country's voice can gain credibility on the world stage from a strong commitment to inclusivity, respect for human rights and dignity of all people, especially the most vulnerable, the freedom of journalists, activists, academics and students, by condemning hate-speech and ensuring the continued independence of India's judiciary.

  • Wednesday, 19 October 2022
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Guterres visiting India from Tuesday, to commemorate 75th anniversary of India at UN

General Secretary Antonio Guterres is to visit India starting Tuesday to commemorate India's 75-year partnership with the UN during which India's contribution to fighting climate change by advocating lifestyle changes will be highlighted.

  • Tuesday, 18 October 2022
Ruchira Kamboj
India dismisses as 'frivolous' Pakistan's attempt to raise Kashmir during UNGA Ukraine vote

Kamboj declared, "The entire territory of Jammu and Kashmir is and will always be an integral and inalienable part of India irrespective of what the representative of Pakistan believes - or covets."

  • Thursday, 13 October 2022
In implied criticism of Russia, Jaishankar says India on side of those respecting UN Charter
In implied criticism of Russia, Jaishankar says India on side of those respecting UN Charter

By saying that India is with the side that "respects the UN Chart" that outlaws war, he planted India on the side that is not Russia's -- and diplomatically -- if cryptically -- avoided having to name Moscow while making the stance public.

  • Sunday, 25 September 2022
Guterres calls for massive int'l support for flood-hit Pakistan
Guterres calls for massive int'l support for flood-hit Pakistan

Before the press talk, Guterres received a briefing from the officials of the National Flood Response Coordination Center about the massive havoc caused by the recent flood and ongoing relief activities across the country.

  • Saturday, 10 September 2022
UN human rights office renews call for China to release all Uyghurs from detention

The action follows the agency's release of a groundbreaking report on the forced incarceration of more than a million Uyghurs and others in so-called vocational centers, VOA reported.

  • Saturday, 03 September 2022
UN peacekeepers urge Lebanon, Israel to avoid rhetoric on border issue
UN peacekeepers urge Lebanon, Israel to avoid rhetoric on border issue

The UNIFIL Chief noted that the parties' engagements, through UNIFIL's established liaison and coordination mechanism, have contributed to preventing any escalation along the Blue Line.

  • Friday, 12 August 2022
UN calls on China to repeal draconian HK law
UN calls on China to repeal draconian HK law

The ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) defines "national security" broadly, and its laws at home and in Hong Kong criminalize overseas contacts and fundraising, criticism of the authorities and peaceful political opposition.

  • Thursday, 28 July 2022