Articles about United Nations (UN)

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.

As Biden assumes office, China sanctions Pompeo, other Trump officials

21 Jan 2021

As Biden assumes office, China sanctions Pompeo, other Trump officials

China on Wednesday said it was levying sanctions on over two dozen officials of the Donald Trump administration for violating the sovereignty of the nation with "crazy" policy moves.

UN chief welcomes the re-engagement of US with WHO

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.

President Biden signs executive orders to undo Trump's legacy

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.

At 18 million, India has largest diaspora in the world

16 Jan 2021

At 18 million, India has largest diaspora in the world

The Indian diaspora, one of the most vibrant and dynamic, is the largest in the world, with 18 million people from the country living outside their homeland in 2020, the UN has said.

COVID-19 'vaccinationalism' is self-defeating; will delay global recovery: UN Chief

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.

Antonio Guterres to seek second term as UN Secretary-General

12 Jan 2021

Antonio Guterres to seek second term as UN Secretary-General

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that he will be seeking a second term as chief of the world organization.

WHO: COVID-19 herd immunity unlikely in 2021 despite vaccines

12 Jan 2021

WHO: COVID-19 herd immunity unlikely in 2021 despite vaccines

The World Health Organization's chief scientist warned that even as numerous countries have started rolling out vaccination programs to stop COVID-19, herd immunity is highly unlikely this year.

India to chair UNSC's crucial Taliban and Libya Sanctions Committees

08 Jan 2021

India to chair UNSC's crucial Taliban and Libya Sanctions Committees

India will chair the crucial Taliban and Libya Sanctions Committees and the Counter-Terrorism Committee of the UN Security Council during its tenure as non-permanent member of the powerful 15-nation UN body.

China blocks investigation into coronavirus origins, WHO chief 'disappointed'

06 Jan 2021

China blocks investigation into coronavirus origins, WHO chief 'disappointed'

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed disappointment after China blocked an investigation into the origins of coronavirus.

'Disease X': Scientist who discovered Ebola warns about deadlier pandemics

06 Jan 2021

'Disease X': Scientist who discovered Ebola warns about deadlier pandemics

A year into the coronavirus pandemic, 86 million people have contracted the virus and over 1.8 million have died from it.

Nearly 60,000 babies born in India on New Year: UNICEF

05 Jan 2021

Nearly 60,000 babies born in India on New Year: UNICEF

UNICEF said more than 3,71,500 babies were born worldwide on New Year's Day and India is estimated to have recorded the highest number of births at around 60,000, according to the UN's children's agency.

US welcomes India to UN Security Council

05 Jan 2021

US welcomes India to UN Security Council

The United States welcomed India to the United Nations Security Council, saying that it looks forward to working over shared interests toward a peaceful and secure India-Pacific region and the world.

26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi arrested in Pakistan

02 Jan 2021

26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi arrested in Pakistan

The 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operations commander, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, has been arrested in Pakistan on Saturday.

India begins its two-year tenure as non-permanent member of UNSC

02 Jan 2021

India begins its two-year tenure as non-permanent member of UNSC

India, which has been at the forefront of years-long efforts to reform the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), on Friday began its two-year tenure as a non-permanent member of the powerful organ of the world body.