The UN General Assembly elected by secret ballot Argentina, Benin, Cameroon, Eritrea, Finland, Gambia, Honduras, India, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Montenegro, Paraguay, Qatar, Somalia, UAE and the USA.
China's growing impact inside the United Nations is unavoidable, owing to President Xi Jinping's much more assertive foreign policy and the way that China's evaluated contributions to the world body are currently second just to those of the United States.
Representatives of the former Afghan government still occupy the Afghan mission at the UN. On Tuesday, they attended the session that US President Joe Biden addressed.
The Korean pop sensation and one of the most famous bands of the world, BTS, addressed the United Nations on Monday (Sept 20), in a speech like no other.
India reiterates its call for the application of the principles of objectivity, non-selectivity and impartiality to form the basis of discussions in the United Nations especially on the issue of religion
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said 219 Palestinians, including 63 children, were killed in Gaza. In the West Bank, 25 Palestinian deaths were tallied, including four children. Israeli sources reported 12 people killed, including two children and a soldier. Thousands of people are injured, mainly in the West Bank and in Gaza.
United Nations: The threat posed by ISIS to international peace and security is on the rise again and the terror group could regain the capacity to orchestrate attacks in different parts of the world in 2021, the UN counter-terrorism chief has warned the Security Council. In a briefing to the Security Council on Wednesday, Under-Secretary-General […]
By Yoshita Singh United Nations: The United Nations stands ready to contribute to the ongoing rescue and assistance efforts in Uttarakhand if necessary, Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said as the top leadership of the global organisation expressed sadness over the loss of life and damage from the glacier burst and flooding in the Indian […]
New Delhi: The World Health Organisation (WHO) map showing Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as separate from India has sparked a controversy with the Indian government taking offence at the “inaccurate depiction” Indian has raised the matter with the organisation. Reports said the issue was raised by Indian envoy to United Nations in Geneva, Indramani […]
United Nations: On World AIDS Day on Tuesday, a latest report from the Joint UN Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has warned that the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic could result in 123,000 to 293,000 new HIV cases and 69,000 to 148,000 additional AIDS-related deaths in the next two years. In the report titled “Prevailing against pandemics by […]
New Delhi: To enhance its influence at the United Nations, China has planned to deploy more troops on ground for peacekeeping missions and is also aimed to diminish India’s role in such missions, said a top government source. A total 2,548 Chinese People’s Liberation Army troops are currently deployed at UN peacekeeping missions. Now, Beijing […]
Islamabad: Sardar Masood Khan, President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) aka Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) has said that Pakistan should make it a matter of principle that “talks with India should be held only under the UN auspices”. “Side-by-Side with Pakistan and India, and presence of Kashmiris on the negotiations table in a must”, […]
United Nations: Calling out Pakistan’s attempts to disrupt the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), India has warned that it will slide to irrelevance and be shut out of global decision-making if attempts were made to divide it by venting bilateral grievances. “If we take up issues that divide rather than unite us, reducing our movement to a […]
United Nations: For the second time in a week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tore into the outdated structures of the United Nations, turning the mirror on the global body and urging it to fix its internal crisis so that it could reflect the world as it exists today rather than as it was in the […]
United Nations: The “only crowning glory” that Pakistan has to show to the world for the last seven decades is terrorism, ethnic cleansing, majoritarian fundamentalism and clandestine nuclear trade, India said in a scathing response on Friday, slamming Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s “incessant rant” and “venom” in the UN General Assembly. “This august forum […]
United Nations: The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) could increase global poverty by as much a half a billion, said a UN study into the financial and human cost of the global crisis. It will be the first time that poverty has increased globally in 30 years, the BBC cited the study, written […]
United Nations: The world economy will go into recession this year with a predicted loss of trillions of dollars of global income due to the coronavirus pandemic, spelling serious trouble for developing countries with the likely exception of India and China, according to a latest UN trade report. With two-thirds of the world’s population living […]
New Delhi: The UN is exploring ways to engage India for mediation between Israel and Palestine to resolve the protracted conflict between the two in the Middle East. A delegation of the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People was on a two-day visit to New Delhi beginning from […]
United Nations: India has slammed Pakistan for “spewing venom and false narratives” of monumental proportions in the United Nations, saying it takes to hate speech like fish takes to water and “obfuscates” the international community from the truth as Islamabad yet again raked up the Kashmir issue at the world body. Pakistan consistently rakes up […]
United Nations: Fifty-six journalists were killed in 2019 and most of them died outside conflict zones, a UN spokesperson said. The number dropped by nearly half from the year 2018, but perpetrators enjoyed almost total impunity, Xinhua news agency quoted Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, as saying on Monday citing Unesco figures. The […]
United Nations: The UN projects India’s economy to grow by 5.7 per cent in the current fiscal year and expects it to rise to 6.6 per cent in the next. The projection in the UN’s World Economic Situation and Prospects report released on Thursday are higher than the 5 per cent made by the World […]
New York City: India has paid its 2020 annual dues ahead of schedule to the cash-strapped world body earning its thanks. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric on Friday thanked India for sending the payment. India paid on Friday the full amount of $23.4 million for this year for the general budget due […]
Mogadishu: Floods claimed 17 lives, displaced over 3,70,000, and destroyed farmland and infrastructure in Somalia, the United Nations office said here on Wednesday. The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said, around 5,47,000 people have been affected by the floods. “In the Belet Weyne district, around 45,500 households (273,000 people) have fled their […]
United Nations: India has voiced disappointment that the NRC in Assam is being “wrongly linked with the minority rights issue and asserted that one should not jump to conclusions based on “incomplete understanding” after a UN expert raised alarm over a potential “humanitarian crisis” due to the exercise. First Secretary in India’s Permanent Mission to […]
United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has again sounded a warning that the world organisation is facing a financial crunch and may run out of funds by the end of this month. With only 128 of the 193 member countries having paid their dues in full as of October 3, he has reportedly warned UN […]