Tag: United Nations

Raisina Dialogue: NATO Secy Gen flags China coercion of neighbours, hampering freedom of navigation

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday flagged China’s assertive moves such as coercing neighbours in the region and hampering freedom of navigation in the South...

Russia backs plans for Afghanistan interim rule with Taliban

Russia said Friday it backed the Taliban‘s integration into a future interim government in Afghanistan, as global powers ramped up efforts to secure a peace...

The world needs syringes. He jumped in to make 5,900 per minute

By Karan Deep Singh In late November, an urgent email popped up in the inbox of Hindustan Syringes & Medical Devices, one of the world’s...

UN says 38 dead in Myanmar’s ‘bloodiest’ day since coup

At least 38 people died Wednesday in the “bloodiest” day of Myanmar‘s crisis, the United Nations said, as the military junta defied growing international condemnation...

UNGA adopts India-sponsored resolution declaring 2023 as International Year of Millets

The 193-member UN General Assembly adopted by consensus a resolution sponsored by India and supported by over 70 nations declaring 2023 as the International Year...

India tells Pakistan to stop state-sponsored cross-border terrorism | India News

GENEVA: India said on Tuesday that Pakistan, a country in dire economic situation, should stop state-sponsored cross-border terrorism and end institutionalised violation of human rights...

Ghana first nation to receive coronavirus vaccines from COVAX

Ghana received the world’s first delivery of coronavirus vaccines from the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative on Wednesday – the long-awaited start for a program that...

Senate confirms Joe Biden’s choice for UN ambassador

The Senate confirmed President Joe Biden‘s choice to lead U.S. diplomacy at the United Nations on Tuesday. The vote for Linda Thomas-Greenfield reflected a divide...

UN chief Antonio Guterres demands immediate halt to Myanmar ‘repression’

UN chief Antonio Guterres on Monday condemned the “brutal force” used by those behind Myanmar‘s coup and urged the military to immediately halt the repression...

World’s biggest emitters like China, India, Russia, need to step up and lower emissions: John Kerry

The world’s big emitting countries, including China, India, Russia and Japan need to “really step up” and begin to lower greenhouse gas emissions, US Special...

State-sponsored terrorism leads to increase in discrimination against minorities: India at UN | India News

UNITED NATIONS: State-sponsored terrorism targeted against specific communities leads to increase in discrimination against minorities and their further marginalisation, India has said, calling on UN...

Three dead as heavy snow and gale-force winds hit Greece

ATHENS: Three people died Tuesday as heavy snowfall not seen in more than a decade fell and gale-force winds hit Greece, disrupting road and sea...

Agricultural reform domestic issue of India: Leader of UK Parliament

London: Agricultural reform is a domestic policy issue of India, the Leader of the House of Commons has said in Parliament, reflecting the UK government‘s...

We count on India for its contribution to multilateralism as a force for good: UN Deputy Secretary-General

UNITED NATIONS: A top United Nations official has said that this year, more than ever, the international community counts on India for its contribution to...

Aung San Suu Kyi: Suu Kyi aide, electoral officials arrested in Myanmar, Biden approves sanctions

A close aide to ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was detained in a new wave of arrests following last week’s military coup, a...

united nations: UN Secretary General’s report on ISIL must cover LeT & JeM: India

NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday suggested that the UN Secretary General’s report on ISIL must include activities of the proscribed terrorist entities under ISIL and...

View: Why Greta Thunberg’s activism against India is misguided

First things first. Democratic governments shouldn’t tell people what to think or say. Anybody can say anything, provided they don’t incite violence. Anybody can air...

UN chief reaches out to Asian leaders to call for collective action for reversal of coup in Myanmar

Reiterating his concern over the situation in Myanmar, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has been reaching out to regional leaders in Asia to call for...

Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan responsible for over 100 cross-border attacks last year: UN report

United Nations: Terror group Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), responsible for more than 100 “cross-border” attacks within three months last year, oversaw a “reunification” of splinter...

UNSC calls for immediate release of Myanmar leaders ‘arbitrarily’ detained by military | India News

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council on Thursday expressed deep concern over the declaration of the state of emergency in Myanmar by the military and...

India’s bid for permanent UNSC membership matter of discussion: Linda Thomas-Greenfield | India News

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden‘s pick for the ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, on Wednesday did not explicitly commit the support of the...

India’s bid for permanent UNSC membership matter of discussion: Biden’s UN ambassador nominee

US President Joe Biden‘s pick for the ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, on Wednesday did not explicitly commit the support of the new...

UNSC unable to effectively address complex issues because it lacks inclusivity: India

UNITED NATIONS: India has said that the UN Security Council is finding itself unable to act effectively to address increasingly complex issues of international peace...

Indian economy estimated to contract by 9.6% in 2020: UN report

United Nations: India’s economy is estimated to contract by 9.6 per cent in 2020, as lockdowns and other containment efforts to control COVID-19 slashed domestic...

UN Chief welcomes positive steps announced by Biden administration on migration, refugees

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the “positive steps” announced by the Biden administration on migration and refugees and said he was looking forward to...