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  • Climate action not on hold amid COVID-19, say experts

    Climate action not on hold amid COVID-19, say experts

    World | Apr 02, 2020, 01:32 PM IST

    With the UN climate body and the UK government announcing to defer the crucial climate negotiations, known as the COP26, for a year amid the coronavirus pandemic, climate experts on Thursday said the delay does not mean a postponement of climate action.

  • COVID-19 as most challenging crisis since WWII: UN Chief

    COVID-19 as most challenging crisis since WWII: UN Chief

    World | Apr 01, 2020, 08:42 AM IST

    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the COVID-19 pandemic is the most challenging crisis since the Second World War as it represents a threat to everybody.

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    Comprehensive and robust: UN backs India's 21-day lockdown to contain COVID-19 spread

    India | Mar 25, 2020, 11:15 AM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown: Speaking at press briefing in Geneva on Monday, WHO Emergencies Programme Director Mike Ryan had said that it was important for India to ramp up measures at public health and societal level to control and suppress the disease.

  • Congress slams govt over UN rights chief moving SC on CAA violence

    Cong slams govt over UN rights chief moving SC on CAA

    India | Mar 03, 2020, 10:51 PM IST

    The Congress on Tuesday attacked the government over the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights filing an application in the Supreme Court on the CAA, with senior leader Ahmed Patel saying though it is "unwarranted interference" the Modi dispensation is to be blamed for the "mess".

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    UN scales back annual gathering on gender equality amid coronavirus fears

    World | Mar 03, 2020, 01:12 PM IST

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had suggested to the Bureau of the Committee on the Status of Women that they hold a scaled down meeting, limiting participation to New York-based representation in light of the evolving situation regarding COVID-19.

  • UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres welcomes US-Taliban peace deal

    UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres welcomes US-Taliban peace deal

    World | Feb 29, 2020, 10:06 PM IST

    As the US and the Taliban signed a landmark peace deal, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday welcomed efforts to achieve a lasting political settlement in Afghanistan, stressing the importance of sustaining the nationwide reduction in violence, for the benefit of all Afghans.

  • IS remains at centre of transnational terrorism threat: UN

    IS remains at centre of transnational terrorism threat: UN

    World | Feb 08, 2020, 09:48 AM IST

    A top UN official has said the Islamic State (IS) remains at the centre of the transnational terrorism threat, despite its defeat in Syria and the death of its longtime leader last year. 

  • Just like fish takes to water, Pakistan has taken to hate speech: India at UN

    Just like fish takes to water, Pakistan has taken to hate speech: India at UN

    World | Jan 23, 2020, 11:16 AM IST

    Islamabad failed in its efforts to get any traction from the membership of the UN Security Council when its 'all-weather ally' China made another pitch to raise the issue in the 15-nation Council. There was consensus among the rest of the Council members that Kashmir is a bilateral matter between India and Pakistan.

  • UN prediction Indian economy

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

    Business | Jan 16, 2020, 11:51 PM 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.

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

    India | Dec 27, 2019, 07:24 AM 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 | Dec 26, 2019, 03:03 PM 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.

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    United Nations closely monitoring outcome of Citizenship law

    World | Dec 13, 2019, 10:24 AM 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.

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    United Nations refuses to comment on Citizenship Amendment Bill

    World | Dec 11, 2019, 07:59 AM 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. 

  • 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 | Nov 27, 2019, 11:39 PM 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."

  • Over 10 million Afghans suffer acute food insecurity: UN

    Over 10 million Afghans suffer acute food insecurity: UN

    World | Nov 19, 2019, 09:07 AM 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 | Nov 10, 2019, 10:02 AM 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 | Nov 09, 2019, 11:52 PM 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 | Nov 06, 2019, 11:05 AM 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.

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

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

    World | Oct 27, 2019, 09:21 AM 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 | Oct 25, 2019, 04:48 PM 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.