Articles about United Nations (UN)

'All's not well,' says Priyanka Chopra at UN General Assembly

20 Sep 2022

Priyanka Chopra
'All's not well,' says Priyanka Chopra at UN General Assembly

Global icon Priyanka Chopra took to her Instagram handle and shared some photos and videos from the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

UN: China blocks US-India proposal to blacklist Pak-based 26/11 plotter

18 Sep 2022

FATF
UN: China blocks US-India proposal to blacklist Pak-based 26/11 plotter

China on Thursday blocked a proposal moved by the United States (US) and backed by India at the United Nations (UN) to designate Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Sajid Mir as a global terrorist.

India raises issue of Sri Lankan Tamils at UNHRC

13 Sep 2022

India
India raises issue of Sri Lankan Tamils at UNHRC

India raised concerns regarding the ethnic issue of Tamils in Sri Lanka in its statement at the 51st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Monday.

Potential 'crimes against humanity' on Uyghur Muslims in China: UN

01 Sep 2022

Beijing
Potential 'crimes against humanity' on Uyghur Muslims in China: UN

In a revelatory report released on Wednesday, the United Nations (UN) has accused China of severe human rights violations in Xinjiang province.

Breaking abstinence, India votes against Russia in UNSC procedural matter

25 Aug 2022

India
Breaking abstinence, India votes against Russia in UNSC procedural matter

In a first since the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine crisis, India went against Russia in a procedural matter to vote for allowing Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky to address the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) via a video conference.

War no solution: Pakistan PM talks permanent peace with India

21 Aug 2022

Jammu And Kashmir
War no solution: Pakistan PM talks permanent peace with India

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif stated on Saturday that Pakistan seeks "permanent peace" with India through negotiation because war is not an option for the neighbors to address the Kashmir problem.

Congo: 2 Indian peacekeepers from BSF killed in anti-UN protest

27 Jul 2022

Rajasthan
Congo: 2 Indian peacekeepers from BSF killed in anti-UN protest

According to a spokesperson for the Border Security Force (BSF), two BSF personnel who were serving with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) died on Tuesday during violent protests in the country.

WHO declares monkeypox outbreak 'global public health emergency': Details here
WHO declares monkeypox outbreak 'global public health emergency': Details here

Sounding the highest level of alarm that it can on the monkeypox outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday declared it a global public health emergency.

Know everything about International Chess Day 2022

20 Jul 2022

Europe
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.

Taliban tell women officers to send male relatives as replacements

18 Jul 2022

Afghanistan
Taliban tell women officers to send male relatives as replacements

Almost a year after the Taliban took over Afghanistan, women officials have reportedly been asked to stay at home and send their male relatives as replacements.

Cops allege Rs. 50L transactions in Zubair's account; lawyer refutes

29 Jun 2022

Delhi Police
Cops allege Rs. 50L transactions in Zubair's account; lawyer refutes

A day after the Delhi Police cyber division arrested Mohammed Zubair, the co-founder of Alt News, over a 2018 tweet that referenced to a 1983 film, police alleged that Zubair's bank account had witnessed a transaction of Rs. 50 lakh in recent days.

Ukraine war could increase production of illegal drugs, says UN

27 Jun 2022

Afghanistan
Ukraine war could increase production of illegal drugs, says UN

The United Nations issued a warning on Monday that the Russia-Ukraine war could enable illicit drug manufacturing to thrive, while noting the future of the opium market is dependent on the situation in Afghanistan.

Meet Ruchira Kamboj, India's next Permanent Representative to UN

22 Jun 2022

Bhutan
Meet Ruchira Kamboj, India's next Permanent Representative to UN

Ruchira Kamboj was appointed India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York on Tuesday.

280 killed as powerful quake of magnitude 6.1 strikes Afghanistan

22 Jun 2022

Pakistan News
280 killed as powerful quake of magnitude 6.1 strikes Afghanistan

At least 280 people were killed as a powerful earthquake jolted Afghanistan early on Wednesday, BBC reported.

World Environment Day 2022: Eco-friendly changes to make at home

05 Jun 2022

Sustainability
World Environment Day 2022: Eco-friendly changes to make at home

Observed on June 5 every year, the World Environment Day was established by the United Nations Environment Programme in 1973.

World Milk Day 2022: 5 fun facts about milk

01 Jun 2022

Food
World Milk Day 2022: 5 fun facts about milk

Observed on June 1 every year, World Milk Day is celebrated to recognize the significance of the dairy sector and how milk benefits people, and its importance as a global food.

Parents Day 2022: Things you should thank your parents for

01 June 2022

Children
Parents Day 2022: Things you should thank your parents for

Observed on June 1 every year, Global Parents Day is celebrated to honor parents worldwide and respect their selfless commitment to children throughout their life.

India terms OIC remark on Yasin Malik's conviction 'unacceptable'
India terms OIC remark on Yasin Malik's conviction 'unacceptable'

India on Friday lambasted the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for condemning the verdict in the terror funding case involving Kashmiri separatist Yasin Malik, claiming that the OIC has tacitly supported terrorist operations.

India defends wheat export ban at UN with COVID-19 barbs

19 May 2022

Ukraine
India defends wheat export ban at UN with COVID-19 barbs

India on Wednesday defended its wheat export ban decision before the United Nations, claiming the move will actually aid poor and needy countries in crisis situations.

India registered higher deaths, fewer births in 1st pandemic year
India registered higher deaths, fewer births in 1st pandemic year

India saw a 6% rise in deaths in 2020—the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic—compared to 2019, showed the Civil Registration System (CRS) data released by the Centre on Tuesday.

Angelina Jolie visits Ukrainian city Lviv, meets war-displaced people

01 May 2022

Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie visits Ukrainian city Lviv, meets war-displaced people

Hollywood actor-philanthropist Angelina Jolie paid a surprise visit to Ukraine's Lviv city on Saturday.

Russia-Ukraine war: Explosions rock Kyiv again during UN chief's visit

29 Apr 2022

Ukraine
Russia-Ukraine war: Explosions rock Kyiv again during UN chief's visit

In the boldest attack the Ukrainian capital has faced since Russian forces retreated weeks ago, Moscow bombarded targets across several Ukrainian cities, including Kyiv, during United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres's visit on Thursday.

Deeply concerned by violence in Jerusalem: India at UNSC

26 Apr 2022

Israel
Deeply concerned by violence in Jerusalem: India at UNSC

Following the recent flare-up in violence at holy places in Jerusalem, India on Tuesday said it was deeply concerned by such incidents occurring during the holy month of Ramzan.

Majority of India's workforce has stopped looking for jobs: Report

25 Apr 2022

India
Majority of India's workforce has stopped looking for jobs: Report

The problem of job creation and unemployment in India is becoming worse with an increasing number of people quitting to even look for jobs.

Russia-Ukraine war: UN chief to meet Putin, Zelenskyy next week

23 Apr 2022

Ukraine
Russia-Ukraine war: UN chief to meet Putin, Zelenskyy next week

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will reportedly meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy next week.

UN English Language Day 2022: It is all about multilingualism

23 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
UN English Language Day 2022: It is all about multilingualism

UN English Language Day is observed annually on April 23.

International Mother Earth Day 2022: History, significance and more

22 Apr 2022

Earth Day
International Mother Earth Day 2022: History, significance and more

International Mother Earth Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2009.

India firm on its neutral stance: PM on Russia-Ukraine war

06 Apr 2022

India
India firm on its neutral stance: PM on Russia-Ukraine war

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that India's strong independent position in the midst of the Russia-Ukraine conflict has allowed it to prioritize its national interests without succumbing to global pressure.

Zelenskyy at UNSC: Act against Russia or close down UN

06 Apr 2022

Ukraine
Zelenskyy at UNSC: Act against Russia or close down UN

Addressing the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that it needs to 'act immediately' and throw out Russia from the Council.

India abstains from voting on Russian resolution in UN

24 Mar 2022

India
India abstains from voting on Russian resolution in UN

Continuing with its neutral stance on the Russia-Ukraine crisis, India abstained from voting on a resolution brought by Russia on the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine at the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday (ET).

Russia-Ukraine crisis: Negotiations are 'more realistic', says Zelensky

16 Mar 2022

Ukraine
Russia-Ukraine crisis: Negotiations are 'more realistic', says Zelensky

Ukraine has signaled a positive outcome of peace talks with Russia as the war between the two countries entered the 21st day on Wednesday.

"NATO gave green light to bombing Ukraine": President Zelensky

05 Mar 2022

Russia News
"NATO gave green light to bombing Ukraine": President Zelensky

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has criticized NATO for rejecting his proposal for a no-fly zone above Ukraine.

UN says 1 million people fled Ukraine since Russian invasion

03 Mar 2022

Ukraine
UN says 1 million people fled Ukraine since Russian invasion

As the war between Russia and Ukraine entered the eighth day on Thursday, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said that one million people have fled Ukraine in a week.

Over 50,000 flee Ukraine after Russian invasion, UN says

26 Feb 2022

Poland
Over 50,000 flee Ukraine after Russian invasion, UN says

The United Nations has said that more than 50,000 people have fled Ukraine since Russia began an invasion of its neighbor earlier this week.

De-escalation, Indians' safety priorities: India at UNSC on Ukraine crisis

22 Feb 2022

India
De-escalation, Indians' safety priorities: India at UNSC on Ukraine crisis

At an emergency meeting called by the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, India said that de-escalation of tension along the Russia-Ukraine border is a "matter of deep concern."

COVID-19: India reports 7K+ infections; 391 more deaths

17 Dec 2021

Union Health Ministry
COVID-19: India reports 7K+ infections; 391 more deaths

India on Friday reported over 7,000 new COVID-19 cases with an active caseload of over 86,000.

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

21 Nov 2021

Indian Navy
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

Jeff Bezos
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

Climate Change
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

Climate Change
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.

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