United Nations General Assembly: News

25 Sep 2018


Pakistan won't abandon peace efforts despite India's reluctance, says Qureshi

India's reluctance to hold talks with Pakistan doesn't mean Islamabad will close doors on its efforts to promote peace in the region, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said, days after Delhi canceled the Foreign Minister-level meeting in New York.

24 Sep 2018

United Nations (UN)

IIT Kanpur-backed start-up receives United Nations Young Leaders award

Kanpur-based start-up HelpUsGreen, which converts flowers and offerings collected from religious places into a biodegradable alternative to thermacol and incense sticks, received the UN Young Leaders Award at the UN General Assembly in New York yesterday.

23 Sep 2018

Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj reaches New York to attend 73rd UNGA session

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has reached New York to represent India at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly.

India responds to Pakistan's letter, foreign ministers to meet soon

After newly-elected Pakistan PM Imran Khan wrote to PM Narendra Modi requesting that bilateral talks between India and Pakistan be resumed, New Delhi has responded.

20 Sep 2018


Japan's Abe wins party vote; set to become longest-serving PM

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won comfortable re-election as leader of his ruling party today, setting him on course to become Japan's longest-serving premier and realize his dream of reforming the country's constitution.

20 Sep 2018


Imran Khan seeks resumption of peace in letter to Modi

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has written to PM Narendra Modi, seeking resumption of peaceful dialogue between the two neighboring countries.

27 Jun 2018


One Pakistani, two Kashmiris killed journalist Shujaat Bukhari

Jammu and Kashmir Police said that all three suspects in the cold-blooded murder of 'Rising Kashmir' editor Shujaat Bukhari have been identified.

26 Jun 2018


India launches blistering attack on Pakistan at the UN

India launched a blistering attack on Pakistan at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) today, reminding Pakistan that no amount of "empty rhetoric" would change the fact that Kashmir is, and will remain a part of India.

24 Jun 2018


Ramdev holds series of yoga sessions in the UK

Yoga guru Ramdev held a series of yoga sessions in UK cities to mark the fourth International Day of Yoga.

21 Jun 2018


Paramaribo: President Kovind will perform yoga with Suriname counterpart Bouterse

President Ram Nath Kovind will perform yoga asanas along with his Suriname counterpart Desire Delano Bouterse in Paramaribo today to observe the International Day of Yoga in this Latin American country.

26 Dec 2017

Donald Trump

Israel praises Guatemala for deciding to move embassy to Jerusalem

Guatemala, a US-ally recently became the first state to announce its decision to shift its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

22 Nov 2017


ICJ election: How India dislodged P5-member UK to win

The re-election of India's candidate Dalveer Singh to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) was the result of New Delhi's biggest diplomatic offensives in recent times, the Times of India has reported.

21 Nov 2017


Big win: India's nominee Dalveer Bhandari re-elected as ICJ judge

India's nominee to the Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ), Dalveer Bhandari, has won a re-election bid after Britain withdrew its candidate from a long, deadlocked race.

20 Nov 2017


India battles Britain to get its candidate re-elected to ICJ

The UN General Assembly (GA) and Security Council (SC) will be convening to hold the 12th round of voting to break the deadlock between India's Dalveer Bhandari and Britain's Christopher Greenwood for re-election to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

17 Oct 2017

South Korea

North-Korean envoy: 'Nuclear war may break out any moment'

Kim In-ryong, North Korea's deputy UN ambassador, has warned that the situation on the Korean peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment."

01 Oct 2017

North Korea

Rex Tillerson: Washington has been talking to North Korea

Amid numerous threats and retorts flying back-and-forth, US-North Korea relations show no signs of improvement.

26 Sep 2017


Chinese media slams Sushma Swaraj's UN speech as "arrogant"

Chinese state-run daily Global Times has termed Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's strong rebuke of Pakistan at the UN General Assembly as "arrogant."

25 Sep 2017


Pakistan lobbying UN to declare India a "sponsor of terror"

Pakistan is now lobbying the United Nations to designate India as a "state sponsor of terrorism," claimed the country's Express Tribune.

24 Sep 2017


UNGA session: What is the ongoing Indo-Pak feud about?

India and Pakistan have been engaged in a war-of-words during the ongoing UN General Assembly session.

24 Sep 2017


Sushma Swaraj at UNGA: Is India growing increasingly assertive?

India's external affairs minister, Sushma Swaraj recently addressed the UN General Assembly.

22 Sep 2017


Here's why Eenam Gambhir is winning internet and our hearts

In a spectacular rebuttal, India silenced Pakistan over the Kashmir crisis at the UN General Assembly on Friday. Courtesy Eenam Gambhir, India's First Secretary of the Permanent Mission to the United Nations.

22 Sep 2017


India calls Pakistan "Terroristan" following PM Abbasi's speech at UN

India made a scathing rebuttal against Pakistani PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's belligerent speech at the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

21 Sep 2017

South Korea

North Korea calls Trump's UN speech a "dog's bark"

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho's has called US President Donald Trump's speech to the UN General Assembly "the sound of a barking dog."

21 Sep 2017

North Korea

Iran's Rouhani calls Trump 'ignorant' and a 'rogue newcomer'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticized US President Donald Trump during his speech to the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

20 Sep 2017

Emmanuel Macron

UNGA session: Is Macron pitting himself as 'anti-Trump?'

US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron delivered their first speeches in the UN General Assembly, during its 72nd annual session.

20 Sep 2017

North Korea

UN General Assembly: Trump threatens to destroy North Korea

US President Donald Trump gave his inaugural speech to the UN General Assembly in which he vowed that America would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself or its allies.

19 Sep 2017

Donald Trump

Trump blames bureaucracy and mismanagement for UN's woes

US President Donald Trump said in his first speech at the UN that bureaucracy and mismanagement are preventing the world body from living up to its potential.

18 Sep 2017

North Korea

Japan's Abe says world must be united against North Korea

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe said the "international community must stay united and enforce the sanctions" against North Korea.

18 Sep 2017


Sushma Swaraj leads Indian delegation to UN General Assembly session

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has arrived in New York to lead the Indian delegation at the annual UN General Assembly (UNGA) session.

17 Sep 2017


Pakistan will waste time in UNGA by bringing up Kashmir

With Pakistan plans to raise the issue of Kashmir at the United Nations General Assembly, Syed Akbaruddin, India's permanent representative to the UN, said that Pakistan 'will waste time' with this.

14 Sep 2017


Myanmar's Suu Kyi skipping UN General Assembly amid Rohingya outrage

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is facing widespread international criticism over the Rohingya crisis, will be missing next week's UN General Assembly (UNGA) session.

11 Jul 2017


The world celebrates World Population Day!

It was in the year 1989, when the United Nations General Assembly declared July 11 as World Population Day to raise awareness about population's impact on environment and development of the planet.

Indian Government seeks Interpol's assistance for child pornography

Interpol, an international police agency was reached out to by the Narendra Modi government in order to abolish sexual abuse including child pornography.

04 Nov 2016


Aniruddha Rajput elected as member of UN International Law Commission

India's Aniruddha Rajput was elected as the member of UN's top body of legal experts, the International Law Commission (ILC).

29 Oct 2016

South Korea

UN votes to start talks on banning nuclear weapons

A United Nations committee voted in favor of launching negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons.

UNGA elevates antibiotic resistance to crisis level

The United Nations General Assembly has elevated antimicrobial resistance to crisis level during a high-level meeting in its 71st Regular Session.

12 Aug 2016

New Jersey

UN to issue stamp to commemorate MS Subbulakshmi's birth centenary

In a statement, India's Permanent Mission to the UN said that the UN Postal Administration will issue a stamp to honour the legacy of India's Carnatic music legend M.S. Subbulakshmi to mark her birth centenary, which falls on 16th September.