22 Feb 2021
UN chief condemns deadly violence against anti-coup protesters in Myanmar
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday condemned the use of deadly violence in Myanmar days after at least two were killed in anti-coup protests.
09 Feb 2021
Polluters must join 'net zero' club for climate: UN Chief
Polluters must step up their commitment to cutting greenhouse gas emissions ahead of a crucial climate summit in November, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday.
08 Feb 2021
UN stands to contribute to ongoing rescue efforts in Uttarakhand
The United Nations stands ready to contribute to the ongoing rescue and assistance efforts in Uttarakhand if necessary, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.
06 Feb 2021
UN will seek to unite the world, reverse Myanmar coup
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pledged on Friday that the United Nations will do everything to unite the international community and create conditions for reversing the military coup in Myanmar.
29 Jan 2021
UN Chief lauds India's COVID-19 vaccine assistance to nations
India's vaccine production capacity is one of the best assets the world has today, UN Secretary-General Chief Antonio Guterres said as he applauded India for supplying COVID-19 vaccine doses to nations around the world to combat the catastrophic global health crisis.
26 Jan 2021
World faces 'existential threats,' fragilities: UN chief
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the world is not only facing a COVID-19 emergency and the worst economic crisis in nearly a century, but also existential threats to climate and biodiversity and the possibility of the world's largest economies, the US and China, splitting the world in two.
25 Jan 2021
Jayati Ghosh named by UN to High-Level Advisory Board
Indian Development Economist Jayati Ghosh is among 20 personalities appointed by the United Nations to a High-Level Advisory Board that will provide recommendations to the UN Secretary-General to respond to the current and future socio-economic challenges in the post-COVID-19 world.
22 Jan 2021
Antonio Guterres saddened by life loss in Serum Institute fire
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is saddened by the loss of life in a fire at the Serum Institute of India (SII) facility in Pune and hopes that the incident is fully investigated, his spokesperson said on Thursday.
21 Jan 2021
UN chief welcomes the re-engagement of US with WHO
The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the United States' re-engagement with the World Health Organization.
21 Jan 2021
President Biden signs executive orders to undo Trump's legacy
Soon after he was sworn in, United States President Joe Biden signed a flurry of executive orders to reverse the policies of his predecessor Donald Trump.
16 Jan 2021
COVID-19 'vaccinationalism' is self-defeating; will delay global recovery: UN Chief
As the world crossed a "heart-wrenching milestone" of two million deaths from COVID-19, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres lamented that the pandemic's deadly impact has worsened due to the absence of a global coordinated effort.
15 Jan 2021
Hot again: 2020 sets yet another global temperature record
Earth's rising fever hit or neared record hot temperature levels in 2020, global weather groups reported on Thursday.
06 Apr 2020
UNSC to finally take up COVID-19 issue this week
The United Nations Security Council will reportedly take up the issue of the coronavirus pandemic this week.
26 Mar 2020
Coronavirus kills over 21,000 globally, nearly 3 billion under lockdown
A third of the entire global population is locked down and over 21,000 have died, courtesy the coronavirus pandemic which originated in China last year in December.
17 Feb 2020
India rejects UN chief's offer to mediate on J&K
India on Sunday rejected an offer from United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' to mediate on the Jammu and Kashmir issue.
12 Oct 2019
UN faces severe cash crisis, shuts ACs, escalators, empties water-coolers
The United Nations is facing a cash crisis, forcing the international body to make severe budget cuts.
21 Sep 2019
After attending 'Howdy Modi' event, Trump will meet Imran Khan
US President Donald Trump's schedule for the next couple of days is jam-packed as he will meet several leaders from across the globe.
27 Aug 2019
UN chief agrees to support India in its NSG bid
In a welcome development for India, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he would help New Delhi in its bid to get a seat on table of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
23 Aug 2019
Another embarrassment for Pakistan, UN backs its Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka
In yet another major embarrassment for Pakistan, the United Nations has refused to take any action against Priyanka Chopra, who is the body's Goodwill Ambassador.
29 Apr 2019
Pakistan open to Azhar's listing as terrorist, but conditions apply
On Sunday, Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said his country is fine with Masood Azhar's listing in UN as a terrorist, as long as the development is not related to Pulwama attack.
12 Apr 2019
PM Modi receives highest civilian award by the Russian government
On Friday, the Russian government awarded Prime Minister Narendra Modi with their highest civilian award, 'Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle'.
09 Apr 2019
UN chief Guterres calls for immediate halt to Libya fighting
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres yesterday strongly condemned the military escalation near Tripoli, the capital city of Libya, and called for an immediate halt to the fighting in the country.
04 Apr 2019
WHO report: 1 in 4 healthcare centers lacks basic facilities
The World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) published a Joint Monitoring Program (JMP) report for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) on April 3.
11 Mar 2019
Ethiopian Airlines crash: Four Indians, including Environment Ministry's consultant, died
Four Indians lost their lives in the Ethiopian Airlines' jet crash which happened on Sunday morning, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has confirmed.
01 Mar 2019
Indian pilot's release by Pak 'very much welcomed' step: UN
The release of an Indian pilot by Pakistan would be a "very much welcomed step", spokesperson for UN chief Antonio Guterres said yesterday, stressing that the message to India and Pakistan from the world body and the international community is to de-escalate tensions.
29 Jan 2019
How Jews found refuge in India shapes International Holocaust-Remembrance Day
Poignant tales of compassion of Jews finding refuge in India in the midst of the horror of the Holocaust were recounted as the UN commemorated the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
22 Dec 2018
Pakistan PM raised Kashmir issue with UN chief: Spokesman
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan telephoned UN chief Antonio Guterres and raised the issue of Kashmir, a UN spokesman has said.
21 Dec 2018
UN Secretary-General welcomes resolution of political crisis in Sri Lanka
UN chief Antonio Guterres has welcomed the resolution of the political crisis in Sri Lanka and called on all the political actors to resolve all outstanding differences in the interest of people of the country.
17 Dec 2018
Saudi Arabia slams US Senate vote as 'interference'
Saudi Arabia today slammed as "interference" US Senate resolutions over its war in Yemen and critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder, warning that the move could have repercussions on its strategic ties with Washington.
16 Dec 2018
Nations agree on milestone common rulebook for Paris climate treaty
Nations today struck a deal to breathe life into the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty after marathon UN talks that failed to match the ambition the world's most vulnerable countries need to avert dangerous global warming.
14 Dec 2018
Yemen deal 'will help bring back security': Saudi-envoy to US
Saudi Arabia and its Arab coalition partners "strongly support" an agreement reached on Yemen in UN-brokered peace talks yesterday, which includes a ceasefire in the vital port of Hodeida, Riyadh's US ambassador Khalid bin Salman said.
11 Dec 2018
Trillions of dollars paid in bribes every year: UN Secretary-General
Trillions of dollars, equivalent to more than 5% of global GDP, are paid in bribes or stolen through corruption every year, according to the United Nations.
07 Dec 2018
UN-Chief honors Hansa Mehta for Universal Declaration of Human Rights
UN chief Antonio Guterres has lauded the "essential" role played by Indian reformer Hansa Jivraj Mehta in shaping the landmark document on Universal Declaration of Human Rights and ensuring it contains a more gender-sensitive language.
07 Dec 2018
United Nations launches framework to strengthen fight against terrorism
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched a framework to combat the scourge of international terrorism and coordinate efforts across the peace and security, humanitarian, and sustainable development sectors.
02 Dec 2018
Yemen on brink of 'major catastrophe': UN aid chief Lowcock
UN aid chief Mark Lowcock warned yesterday that Yemen was "on the brink of a major catastrophe," as the world body pushes for peace talks in the impoverished and war-wracked country.
29 Nov 2018
India hopes for early resumption of dialogue between Palestine, Israel
Expressing solidarity with the Palestinian people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India hopes for an early resumption of dialogue between Palestine and Israel for moving towards a comprehensive and negotiated resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that began in the mid-20th century.
28 Nov 2018
#DomesticViolence: Home is most unsafe place for women, says UN
A disturbing report released by the United Nations says out of the total number of women killed around the world last year, 58% were murdered by their family members or intimate partners for dowry and/or 'honor-related' matters.
21 Nov 2018
UN environment chief, under fire for travel expenses, resigns
UN environment chief Erik Solheim resigned yesterday after an audit questioning his huge travel expenses triggered an outcry.
11 Nov 2018
UN expresses concern over Lankan President's decision to dissolve Parliament
UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve the nation's Parliament, underlining the "utmost importance" of respecting democratic processes and resolving differences in accordance with the rule of law.
04 Nov 2018
Guterres urges Lankan President to allow vote in Parliament soon
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has voiced concern over the ongoing political crisis in Sri Lanka, urging President Maithripala Sirisena to revert to parliamentary procedures and allow Parliament to vote "as soon as possible".