Tag: United Nations

Sushma Swaraj warns of terrorism threat at Saarc meeting, avoids Qureshi

United Nations: Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj carefully avoided any interaction with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) meeting of ministers, walking out after issuing a call to end the eco-system of terrorism. After India had called off talks between the two ministers, the focus […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
India's solar alliance gets major push with EIB funds

United Nations: India has declared that as a firm believer in multi-lateralism, it was ready to take the lead on climate action. “The world needs a roadmap for finance and technology to achieve the goals set out in the Convention and its Paris Agreement in everyone’s collective interest,” External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said at […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Multilateralism is under fire when world needs it most: Guterres

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Tuesday that multilateralism is under fire at a time when the world needs it most. “Our world is suffering from a bad case of ‘trust deficit disorder’,” Guterres told world leaders attending this year’s high-level General Debate of the UN General Assembly. “And multilateralism is under fire […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
China's swine fever outbreak threatens other Asian countries

Rome: The rapid onset of African Swine Fever in China – the country’s first reported outbreak – and its detection in areas more than 1,000 km apart, could mean the deadly virus may spread to other Asian countries anytime, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned, urging regional cooperation to guard against the […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Ayushmann lends his voice against plastic pollution

Mumbai: Actor-singer Ayushmann Khurrana has sung a song titled “Tik Tak Plastic” for an NGO Bhamla Foundation in collaboration with United Nations, to raise awareness against use of plastic. “All of us need to do our bit to leave behind a safe and environmentally healthy planet for our children and future generations. The world that […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Israel withdraws from Security Council election

United Nations: Israel has withdrawn from the election for a two-year term on the Security Council that pitted it against Germany and Belgium. Israel’s UN Mission announced the decision shortly before a debate between the three candidates was due to start at the UN on Friday afternoon. “After consulting with our partners, including our good […]

  • Wednesday, 07 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 chief signs Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact

United Nations: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has signed the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact. According to a statement on Friday, the Secretary-General said that the compact “establishes a set of guiding principles aimed at significantly improving the coordination and coherence of the United Nations system to support Member States on the implementation of […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Odisha to collaborate with UN agencies for achieving SDGs

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday proposed to strengthen institutionalised monitoring framework for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in collaboration with the United Nations agencies. The Chief Minister met delegates from various UN agencies at the state Secretariat here to discuss various models of partnership for achieving the SDGs. Highlighting Odisha’s achievements on […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
10,000 civilians killed, injured in Afghanistan in 2017: UN report

Kabul: More than 10,000 civilians were killed or injured in violent attacks in in Afghanistan last year, the UN has said. The annual report released on Thursday by the UN’s Mission in Afghanistan (Unama) showed the figure had dropped by 9 per cent in 2017 from the previous year, reports the Guardian. “The chilling statistics […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
British singer Ellie is UN environment global goodwill ambassador

Nairobi: British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding is a Global Goodwill Ambassador for UN Environment, joining the fight to save the lives and habitats of people and animals by cleaning up the planet’s air and seas, fighting climate change and protecting species. “It’s a huge honour to become a UN Environment Global Goodwill Ambassador,” an official statement […]

  • Tuesday, 06 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
UN officials plan donor conference for Rohingya refugees

United Nations: Calling the Myanmar Rohingya refugee crisis “the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis and a major humanitarian emergency”, the heads of three UN aid organisations have said they were seeking 434 million USD for the victims. The officials — UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
UNSC must push Myanmar to let refugees return: Kofi Annan

United Nations: Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has asked the deadlocked Security Council to push the Myanmar government to allow the Rohingya refugees sheltered in Bangladesh to return home in safety and with dignity. Speaking to reporters after he had briefed the Security Council on Friday, Annan said that the returning refugees should not […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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Naxalites use kids to fight in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand: UN

United Nations: The world body has received reports of Naxalites using children to fight in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand and of terrorists burning at least 30 schools in Kashmir last year, according to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. In his annual report on Children in Armed Conflict, Guterres said: “Children continued to be affected by incidents of violence […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021