United Nations General Assembly: News

26 Sep 2023

S Jaishankar

Jaishankar engages with UN leaders, Guterres praises India's G20 presidency

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar held a series of meetings with top United Nations (UN) leadership in New York on Monday to discuss India's G20 Presidency, regional issues, and global challenges, PTI reported.

24 Sep 2023

Joe Biden

India-Canada diplomatic row: US might choose to sidestep, says report

The United States (US) administration led by President Joe Biden is likely to steer clear of the ongoing diplomatic dispute between India and Canada over Khalistani leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar's June killing.

23 Sep 2023

Pakistan News

'Habitual offender': India slams Pakistan for raising Kashmir at UNGA 

India slammed Pakistan for bringing up the Kashmir issue at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Friday (local time).

24 Feb 2023

Russia-Ukraine crisis

Russia-Ukraine crisis: India, China abstain from UN vote on 'peace'

On the eve of the first anniversary of the Russia-Ukraine crisis on Thursday, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) called for a resolution demanding Russia's immediate withdrawal from Ukraine and "lasting peace" in the country.

01 Feb 2023

Nirmala Sitharaman

Budget 2023-24: Boost for Hyderabad as Centre reveals 'Millet Plans' 

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman unveiled the Centre's plan to popularize millets in India and make the crop a priority area while presenting Budget 2023-24 on Wednesday.

13 Oct 2022

Russia-Ukraine crisis

Ukraine joining NATO will guarantee World War 3: Russian official

Ukraine joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) — which Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has been pushing for long — would certainly lead to World War III, Russia's Security Council deputy secretary Alexander Venediktov told TASS, the state news agency, on Thursday.

11 Oct 2022


UNGA: India votes to reject Russia's secret ballot on Ukraine

India on Monday voted against Russia's demand for a secret ballot on a draft resolution condemning Moscow's unlawful annexation of four Ukrainian territories in the 193-member United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

24 Sep 2022

Shehbaz Sharif

India strongly responds to Pak PM raising 'Kashmir' at UNGA

India responded sharply on Friday to Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif's speech to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), in which he raised the issue of Jammu and Kashmir.

20 Jul 2022


Know everything about International Chess Day 2022

Observed every year on July 20, International Chess Day is celebrated to honor the oldest and most popular game in the world.

World Food Safety Day: Significance, theme, and call to action

Every year 4,20,000 people die eating contaminated food across the world, out of which 1,25,000 are children under the age of five.

25 Sep 2021

Narendra Modi

'When India reforms, world transforms,' PM Modi says at UNGA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, United States.

25 Sep 2021


Will Taliban speak at UNGA? Here's what the UN says

The Taliban, which now rules Afghanistan, is unlikely to participate in the ongoing session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, reports said.

25 Sep 2021


Who is Sneha Dubey, India's UN representative who lambasted Pakistan?

Sneha Dubey, India's representative at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), has garnered praise for her fiery response to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's speech at the forum on Friday.

Pakistan globally recognized for supporting terrorists: India at UNGA

Pakistan has an established history and policy of harboring and actively supporting terrorists, India said at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), as it criticized its neighbor.

22 Sep 2021

Narendra Modi

PM Modi leaves for US; will meet Biden, address UNGA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for his visit to the United States this morning, where he is scheduled to hold several bilateral meetings and address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

22 Sep 2021


Taliban requests to address UN; names Suhail Shaheen as envoy

The Taliban has reportedly sent a request letter to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, asking to address world leaders at the ongoing UN General Assembly.

04 Sep 2021

Narendra Modi

PM Modi to visit US, meet President Biden this month

PM Narendra Modi is reportedly scheduled to visit the United States to meet President Joe Biden and other top officials at the end of September.

08 Feb 2021


Rich nations must vaccinate entire planet against COVID-19: Ex-UNGA president

Rich countries must do whatever it takes to vaccinate the entire planet against COVID-19, including easing intellectual property rules to let developing nations manufacture vaccines, according to the former president of UN General Assembly.

Coronavirus pandemic will not be last, says WHO chief

The coronavirus pandemic will not be the last one, World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Sunday.

26 Sep 2020


Indian diplomat walks out, then shreds Imran Khan's UNGA speech

Lodging a strong protest after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan brought up Kashmir at the United Nations General Assembly, the Indian diplomat walked out of the hall in New York when his pre-recorded message was being played on a large screen.

24 Sep 2020

Narendra Modi

SAARC must overcome cross-border terror; obstruction in trade, connectivity: Jaishankar

Cross-border terror, blocking connectivity, and obstructing trade are the key challenges that the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) must overcome, Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar said on Thursday at an informal virtual meeting of SAARC Foreign Ministers held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

23 Sep 2020

Donald Trump

Donald Trump tears into China for unleashing coronavirus; demands accountability

The raging coronavirus pandemic took center stage at the UN General Assembly with US President Donald Trump blaming China directly for unleashing the virus onto the world and also urging world leaders to hold Beijing accountable.

23 Oct 2019

Narendra Modi

Government of India issues travel advisory for Turkey

Indians traveling to Turkey have been advised by the government to exercise caution. On Wednesday, the Indian Embassy in Turkey issued a travel advisory and told them they can contact Indian missions if they need any assistance.

Mohammad Kaif slams Imran Khan, calls him "puppet" of terrorists

The way Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan is handling varied issues has earned him flak not only from the political corridors but also from the cricketing world, to which he belonged earlier.

29 Sep 2019


I stayed awake all night: PM Modi recounts surgical strikes

Last evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to India from an eventful week-long trip of the United States, where he attended the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

28 Sep 2019


Brinkmanship, not statesmanship: India rebuts Imran Khan at UN

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan went on an anti-India rant for the most part of his maiden speech at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York yesterday.

27 Sep 2019


New York: PM Modi addresses United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

25 Sep 2019


'Father of India' Modi can handle Pakistan-based terrorism: Donald Trump

In his fourth meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi this year, and the second one in a span of three days, United States President Donald Trump had nothing but laudatory words for the former.

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.

10 Aug 2019

Pakistan News

#KashmirIssue: UN, US, China, Russia snub Pakistan; refuse to intervene

Pakistan suffered a huge setback on the Kashmir issue after being rebuffed in all efforts to seek international intervention against India's decision to revoke Article 370 and split Jammu & Kashmir into two Union Territories.

21 Jun 2019

Narendra Modi

International Yoga Day 2019: Modi attends mega event in Ranchi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the celebrations on International Yoga Day, Friday (June 21), by attending a mega event in Jharkhand's capital Ranchi.

18 Dec 2018

United Nations (UN)

UN Assembly adopts refugee pact, only US, Hungary vote 'no'

The UN General Assembly yesterday adopted, by a wide majority, a Global Compact on Refugees aimed at improving efforts to manage large refugee movements but without the support of the United States and Hungary.

10 Dec 2018


SAARC meet: PoK minister present, Indian diplomat walks out

An official of the Indian High Commission in Pakistan staged a walkout of a SAARC meeting over the presence of a minister from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) at the event.

07 Dec 2018


India abstains from voting on UNGA resolution over Hamas activities

India abstained from voting on a US-sponsored UN General Assembly draft resolution that would have condemned, for the first time, the activities of Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza.

07 Dec 2018

United Nations (UN)

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.

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.

16 Nov 2018


India gives a call for 'rejuvenating, revitalizing UNGA'

The United Nations (UN) member states have become "guardians of the status quo" due to their inaction and inertia in the face of stark global challenges like terrorism and climate change, said India at UN yesterday.

16 Oct 2018


India to partner with developing countries to achieve SDGs

India will continue to partner fellow developing countries in a spirit of South-South cooperation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, DMK MP Kanimozhi Karunanidhi said at the United Nations.

13 Oct 2018


India appointed to UN Human Rights Council; gets most votes

On Friday, India secured its place in the UN Human Rights Council, receiving the maximum number of votes by the General Assembly among all the countries vying for the spot.

12 Oct 2018


There should be zero tolerance for sexual harassment: UN official

There should be zero tolerance for sexual harassment against journalists and other media persons, a spokesperson for President of the UN General Assembly, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, said.

08 Oct 2018


India's success in 2030-SDGs can change face of world: UNGA

India's success in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals can change the face of the world, UN General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa said, describing the country as a "very important player" of the multilateral system.

03 Oct 2018


PM Modi receives 'Champions of the Earth' award from UN

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was awarded the 'Champions of the Earth' award, which is UN's top environmental honor, on Wednesday.

Won't be pushed around by US on trade, says China

China warned yesterday that its critical relationship with the US could break "like a glass," and used the UN General Assembly gathering of world leaders as the stage to warn Trump administration it wouldn't be pushed around on trade.

28 Sep 2018


Sushma Swaraj leaves SAARC foreign ministers' session midway

In a huge snub to Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj left a meeting of the SAARC foreign ministers early. It was also attended by her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

27 Sep 2018

Emmanuel Macron

PM Modi, French President Macron get UN's highest environmental honor

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron have been jointly awarded the UN's highest environmental honor for their pioneering work in championing the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and promoting new areas of cooperation on environmental action.

26 Sep 2018

Donald Trump

Trump boasts about his government at UN, gets laughed at

US President Donald Trump's deepest fears have come true.