Articles about United Nations (UN)

Rajnath Singh's subtle dig at China at INS Visakhapatnam commissioning

21 Nov 2021

Rajnath Singh's subtle dig at China at INS Visakhapatnam commissioning

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday took a veiled dig at China speaking at the Western Naval Command in Mumbai.

UN responds to Elon Musk's challenge with $6.6bn famine plan

16 Nov 2021

UN responds to Elon Musk's challenge with $6.6bn famine plan

The United Nations (UN) has responded to Tesla CEO Elon Musk's challenge where he had asked the agency to prove how $6 billion of his wealth could solve world hunger.

COP26: UN seeks explanation from India, China over coal move

15 Nov 2021

COP26: UN seeks explanation from India, China over coal move

COP26 Summit's President Alok Sharma said Sunday that India and China would need to explain to climate-vulnerable countries why they opposed an agreement to "phase out" coal-fired power.

COP26: New global climate deal struck; India's coal pushback accepted

14 Nov 2021

COP26: New global climate deal struck; India's coal pushback accepted

A new deal to tackle climate change has been struck at the COP26 Summit in Glasgow after its extra time plenary concluded on Saturday.

COP26 draft deal published; UK PM Boris Johnson urges action

10 Nov 2021

COP26 draft deal published; UK PM Boris Johnson urges action

The United Nations climate agency has published the first draft of an agreement on how countries will cut greenhouse gas emissions.

PM Modi meets engineer who could make Delhi's air cleaner

07 Nov 2021

PM Modi meets engineer who could make Delhi's air cleaner

During his two-day trip to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference, PM Narendra Modi met Delhi-based mechanical engineer Vidyut Mohan for a brief interaction in Glasgow, Scotland.

COP26: Modi to hold talks with Boris Johnson at Glasgow

01 Nov 2021

COP26: Modi to hold talks with Boris Johnson at Glasgow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday arrived in United Kingdom's Glasgow to attend the COP26 climate summit.

Sudan PM arrested amid coup; what led to the crisis?

25 Oct 2021

Sudan PM arrested amid coup; what led to the crisis?

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has been arrested by security forces along with other officials, reports said on Monday.

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

25 Sep 2021

'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.

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

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.

Pakistan globally recognized for supporting terrorists: India at UNGA

25 Sep 2021

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.

Modi reaches US; to meet Harris, global CEOs today

23 Sep 2021

Modi reaches US; to meet Harris, global CEOs today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Washington DC to embark on a five-day trip to the United States.

Taliban requests to address UN; names Suhail Shaheen as envoy

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.

No women included in Taliban's new list of Cabinet members

21 Sep 2021

No women included in Taliban's new list of Cabinet members

The Taliban on Tuesday announced another list of new names for the remaining Cabinet positions in its new government. However, no women made it to the list once again.

Evictions trigger anti-Taliban protests by thousands in Afghanistan's Kandahar

14 Sep 2021

Evictions trigger anti-Taliban protests by thousands in Afghanistan's Kandahar

Thousands of Afghans on Tuesday protested against the Taliban in Kandahar after residents were asked to vacate a residential army colony.

UN official slams Taliban over reprisal killings

13 Sep 2021

UN official slams Taliban over reprisal killings

The United Nations human rights chief says that her office has received credible allegations of reprisal killings by the Taliban of former Afghan security forces, as well as instances in which officials in the previous government and their relatives were arbitrarily detained and later turned up dead.

Kongthong among three entries for UNWTO 'Best Village Contest': Sangma

09 Sep 2021

Kongthong among three entries for UNWTO 'Best Village Contest': Sangma

Meghalaya's whistling village Kongthong in East Khasi Hills district has been selected as one of three Indian entries for the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) "Best Tourism Village" contest, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said.

Who is Mullah Hassan Akhund, likely new Afghanistan PM?

07 Sep 2021

Who is Mullah Hassan Akhund, likely new Afghanistan PM?

The Taliban may have finally zeroed in on the head of their upcoming government in Afghanistan, more than three weeks after taking over the country.

Where does the Taliban get its money from?

03 Sep 2021

Where does the Taliban get its money from?

The Taliban is megarich.

'Best decision': Joe Biden defends US withdrawal from Afghanistan

01 Sep 2021

'Best decision': Joe Biden defends US withdrawal from Afghanistan

United States President Joe Biden on Tuesday defended his decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, saying it was in the national interest.

Top Taliban leaders may be exempted from UN sanctions list

21 Aug 2021

Top Taliban leaders may be exempted from UN sanctions list

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, Sirajuddin Haqqani, and 133 other leaders of the Taliban may soon be exempted from the United Nations' sanctions list on the terror group, News18 reported.

UN relocates about 100 personnel from Afghanistan to Kazakhstan

19 Aug 2021

UN relocates about 100 personnel from Afghanistan to Kazakhstan

The United Nations has moved about 100 of its personnel from Afghanistan to Kazakhstan in view of the security and other constraints in Kabul and they will return to the country as conditions permit, according to the spokesman of the UN chief.

'We must save our maritime environment,' says Modi at UNSC

09 Aug 2021

'We must save our maritime environment,' says Modi at UNSC

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired a United Nations Security Council open debate, becoming the first Indian PM to achieve the feat.

India assumes UNSC August Presidency; to organize 3 key meetings

01 Aug 2021

India assumes UNSC August Presidency; to organize 3 key meetings

India on Sunday took over the rotational Presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the month of August.

Photo shows Dubai princess, focus of UN concern, in Spain

21 Jun 2021

Photo shows Dubai princess, focus of UN concern, in Spain

A Dubai princess who has been the subject of concern from a United Nations panel after being seized trying to flee the sheikhdom in 2018 appeared in a social media post early Monday that described her as being in Spain on a European holiday.

#ModiatUN: India to restore 2.6cr hectare degraded land by 2030

15 Jun 2021

#ModiatUN: India to restore 2.6cr hectare degraded land by 2030

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday said that India is looking to restore 26 million hectares of degraded land by 2030.

World Milk Day: Celebrating Amul's iconic 'Doodh hai wonderful' advertisement

01 Jun 2021

World Milk Day: Celebrating Amul's iconic 'Doodh hai wonderful' advertisement

World Milk Day is observed on June 1 every year, for spreading the importance of milk.

UN report: Women in poor nations can't say, 'No sex'

15 Apr 2021

UN report: Women in poor nations can't say, 'No sex'

Less than half the women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to say no to sex with their partners, to decide whether to use contraception or to seek health care, a United Nations report said on Wednesday.

'Heartless' crooner The Weeknd to donate $1mn to conflict-ridden Ethiopia

12 Apr 2021

'Heartless' crooner The Weeknd to donate $1mn to conflict-ridden Ethiopia

Grammy award-winning artist The Weeknd has announced he would be donating $1 million "to provide 2 million meals" to those affected by the violence in Tigray region, Ethiopia.

World Happiness Report 2021: India ranks 139th among 149 countries

20 Mar 2021

World Happiness Report 2021: India ranks 139th among 149 countries

India has been ranked 139th out of 149 countries in the list of UN World Happiness Report 2021 released on Friday which is topped by Finland.

Finland retains title as the world's happiest country

19 Mar 2021

Finland retains title as the world's happiest country

The past one year, marred by the coronavirus pandemic, was tough for millions of people across the globe, but it did little to alter the rankings of the world's happiest countries.

UN chief condemns deadly violence against anti-coup protesters in Myanmar

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.

Indian-origin Preeti Sinha to lead UN Capital Development Fund

16 Feb 2021

Indian-origin Preeti Sinha to lead UN Capital Development Fund

The UN Capital Development Fund has appointed Indian-origin investment and development banker Preeti Sinha as its Executive Secretary, whose focus will be on providing micro-finance assistance to women, youth, small and medium-sized enterprises in under-served communities.

Polluters must join 'net zero' club for climate: UN Chief

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.

Human rights NGO urges Iran to end persecution of Baha'is

30 Jan 2021

Human rights NGO urges Iran to end persecution of Baha'is

A Delhi-based human rights organization, on Saturday, urged Iranian authorities to end all forms of persecution of its Baha'i citizens.

UN Chief lauds India's COVID-19 vaccine assistance to nations

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.

India calls for inclusive system for early vaccination of peacekeepers

26 Jan 2021

India calls for inclusive system for early vaccination of peacekeepers

India, which is among the largest troop-contributing countries to UN peacekeeping missions, called for an inclusive system that provides early vaccination of peacekeepers, humanitarian workers, and UN frontline workers.

Diplomats, including from Pakistan and China, offered coronavirus vaccines

26 Jan 2021

Diplomats, including from Pakistan and China, offered coronavirus vaccines

After starting its vaccination drive on January 16, New Delhi has offered made-in-India vaccines to diplomatic corps, including to those from Pakistan and China.

Jayati Ghosh named by UN to High-Level Advisory Board

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.

Antonio Guterres saddened by life loss in Serum Institute fire

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.