• UN prediction Indian economy

    UN lowers India growth forecast; expects momentum to pick up in 2020

    Business | January 16, 2020 23:51 IST

    GDP growth in India and few other large emerging countries may gain some momentum this year after the global economy recorded its lowest growth of 2.3 per cent in 2019 due to prolonged trade disputes, a UN study said on Thursday while lowering its current and next fiscal forecasts for the Indian economy.

  • UN condemns human rights abuses against Myanmar's Rohingya

    UN condemns human rights abuses against Myanmar's Rohingya

    World | December 28, 2019 11:54 IST

    The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution Friday strongly condemning human rights abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims and other minorities, including arbitrary arrests, torture, rape and deaths in detention. 

  • India at UN

    2019 in review: India soared at United Nations notching diplomatic wins

    India | December 27, 2019 7:24 IST

    Pakistan's two attempts to bring up the Kashmir issue at the Security Council with China's help failed. The first in August led to an informal briefing that did not even produce a press statement from the Council's President Joanna Wronecka because of opposition from most members.

  • India leads from front on counter-terrorism, climate action at UN in 2019

    India leads from front on counter-terrorism, climate action at UN in 2019

    India | December 26, 2019 15:03 IST

    A decade of relentless efforts by India to get Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar listed as a global terrorist by the UN Security Council finally came to fruition in 2019, signifying India's leadership in global counter-terrorism efforts, as New Delhi also led from the front on climate action and sustainable development. The year 2019 will be remembered as a watershed moment in India's fight against terrorism and its commitment to bring those responsible for terror attacks against the country to justice.

  • Citizenship Bill

    United Nations closely monitoring outcome of Citizenship law

    World | December 13, 2019 10:24 IST

    The Citizenship Bill, which has now become a law after President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent on Thursday night, seeks to give refuge to Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Parsis fleeing persecution in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

  • Citizenship Amendment Bill

    United Nations refuses to comment on Citizenship Amendment Bill

    World | December 11, 2019 7:59 IST

    "As far as I am aware, this legislation will go through a legislative process. We do not have a comment while the domestic legislative process is being carried out," United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Citizenship Bill. 

  • Rohingya await justice as UN court begins hearing genocide

    Rohingya await justice as UN court begins hearing genocide allegations

    World | December 10, 2019 9:46 IST

    The Gambia, a tiny West African Muslim-majority country, filed the case in November at the Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) accusing the Myanmar government of carrying out mass murders, rape and suspected ethnic cleansing operations against the Rohingya in Rakhine state, reports Efe news.

  • India ranks 73rd in UN index assessing e-commerce readiness

    India ranks 73rd in UN index assessing e-commerce readiness

    Business | December 04, 2019 15:59 IST

    India has ranked 73rd out of 152 countries in a business-to-consumer E-commerce index that measures an economy’s preparedness to support online shopping, moving seven places up in the list.

  • Hope for early resumption of dialogue between Palestine and Israel: PM Modi

    Hope for early resumption of dialogue between Palestine and Israel: PM Modi

    World | November 27, 2019 23:39 IST

    He said as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people is commemorated, "we hope for an early resumption of the dialogue between Palestine and Israel for moving towards a comprehensive and negotiated resolution."

  • UN chief spotlights partnership to fight terrorism

    UN chief spotlights partnership to fight terrorism

    World | November 20, 2019 13:46 IST

    Guterres noted that in the "increasingly complex global peace and security environment," improving understanding of the nexus between terrorism, transnational organized crime and drug trafficking is essential, "so this meeting has a particularly relevant meaning at the present time."

  • Over 10 million Afghans suffer acute food insecurity: UN

    Over 10 million Afghans suffer acute food insecurity: UN

    World | November 19, 2019 9:07 IST

    The Afghan Mission to the UN has formed a Group of Friends, comprised of women representatives to the UN and senior UN officials. This group will highlight the importance of protecting and enhancing women's rights and the role that women can play across society and government, including in peace efforts.

  • UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomes opening of

    UN Secretary General welcomes opening of Kartarpur corridor

    World | November 10, 2019 10:02 IST

    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday welcomed the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor, saying the initiative paves the way for interfaith harmony and understanding.

  • UNSG welcomes opening of Kartarpur corridor

    UN Secretary General welcomes opening of Kartarpur corridor

    World | November 09, 2019 23:52 IST

    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday welcomed the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor, saying the initiative paves the way for interfaith harmony and understanding.

  • Meaningful collective responses to curb terrorism continues to remain elusive: India

    India | November 06, 2019 11:05 IST

    Naidu stressed that India firmly believes human rights issues cannot be approached in isolation, ignoring the complex and intricate relationship between human rights, development, democracy and international cooperation.

  • European Parliament delegation discusses range of issues with Indian officials

    17 MEP delegation discusses range of issues with Indian officials

    World | October 30, 2019 7:06 IST

    The delegation of 17 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) visited India's Permanent Mission to the UN and the two sides held an hour-long discussion on a range of issues.

  • North Korea says it’s running out of patience with US

    North Korea says it’s running out of patience with US

    World | October 27, 2019 9:21 IST

    Those talks have faltered after the collapse of a February summit between Kim and Trump in Hanoi, Vietnam, where the U.S. rejected North Korean demands for broad sanctions relief in exchange for a piecemeal deal toward partially surrendering its nuclear capabilities.

  • UN chief continues to call for Kashmir issue to be resolved

    UN chief continues to call for Kashmir issue

    World | October 25, 2019 16:48 IST

    Last month, the UN chief said that dialogue between India and Pakistan is an "absolute essential element" for resolving the Kashmir issue and his good offices are available if both sides ask for it while calling for the full respect of human rights.

  • India seeks UN action to combat anti-microbial resistance

    India seeks UN action to combat anti-microbial resistance

    World | October 20, 2019 21:42 IST

    While attending the G20 Health Ministers' meeting held in Japan's Okayama, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan participating in the deliberations on health risk and health security, made an intervention on AMR, seen as a serious emerging threat to global public health.

  • UN Cash Crisis: India still awaits reimbursements for UN

    India still awaits reimbursements for UN peacekeeping missions

    World | October 19, 2019 13:12 IST

    India is among only 35 UN Member States who paid their regular budget dues in full and on time to the world organisation as at October 11, 2019. India paid USD 23.25 million in regular budget assessments by January 31, 2019, the 30-day due period specified as per UN’s Financial Regulation rules.

  • UN faces cash crisis, shuts down headquarters; India pays

    UN faces cash crisis, shuts down headquarters; India pays $23 million

    World | October 19, 2019 8:58 IST

    As per documents shared by the UN, 131 member states have paid their regular budget assessments in full. Only 34 countries however paid their regular budget assessments in full within the 30-day due period specified in the UN's financial regulations.

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