United Nations (UN): 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.

'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).

17 Sep 2023


Libya floods: Death toll surges to 11,300, over 10,000 missing

The death toll from the ravaging flooding in Libya's eastern coastal city of Derna surged to 11,300, with over 10,000 still missing, the United Nations (UN) said on Saturday.

08 Sep 2023

Droupadi Murmu

Will accept India's name change after formalities are completed: UN

The United Nations (UN) will change India's name to Bharat in its records once New Delhi completes all necessary processes, a spokesperson for the intergovernmental organization told NDTV.

07 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

India-Bharat row: Official reveals how UN considers name change requests

An official of the United Nations (UN) has reportedly confirmed that the organization considers name change requests from countries amid the "India" to "Bharat" row.

04 Sep 2023

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukraine: Defense minister removed; 'need new approach,' says President Zelenskyy

In a significant development, Ukraine has announced that its Defense Minister Oleksoo Reznikov would be succeeded by Rustem Umerov, a prominent Crimean Tatar lawmaker.

28 Aug 2023


Global outrage as Taliban bars female students from studying abroad 

Days after the Taliban government in Afghanistan allegedly stopped scores of female students from leaving the country to study in Dubai, global rights organizations and activists have expressed dismay over the move.

07 Aug 2023

Rohingya Muslims

25 Rohingya refugees allegedly arrested for participating in Nuh violence

The police arrested around 25 Rohingya refugees for allegedly taking part in the communal riots in Haryana's Nuh district last week, Live Hindustan reported.

27 Jul 2023

Antonio Guterres

Niger soldiers declare coup on national TV, detain president

Soldiers in Niger have reportedly announced on national television the official removal of President Mohamed Bazoum from power.

13 Jul 2023


87 buried in mass grave in Sudan's West Darfur: UN

The United Nations (UN) on Thursday said at least 87 people, including ethnic Massalits, were buried in a mass grave in Sudan's West Darfur State, reported Reuters.

UN lauds India for lifting 415 million out of poverty

The United Nations (UN) on Tuesday praised India for lifting 415 million people in the country out of poverty within 15 years.

07 Jul 2023

Climate Change

Hottest week recorded, UN says climate change 'out of control'

With the rising global temperatures and unprecedented changes in weather conditions, climate change has become a serious (and burgeoning) threat to the world.

27 Jun 2023


Russia detained 800 civilians, executed 77 in Ukraine: UN

A United Nations (UN) monitoring team in Ukraine said on Tuesday that Russia had detained over 800 civilians since the Russia-Ukraine crisis began in February 2022, with almost 77 of them being executed, according to Reuters.

24 Jun 2023

Joe Biden

India, US call to curb cross-border terrorism; Pakistan reacts

Pakistan has rejected a joint statement by India and the United States urging it to take action against cross-border terrorism.

21 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

International Yoga Day: BJP, Congress trade jabs; Tharoor lauds PM

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic event at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters on International Yoga Day, the Congress mocked him, crediting India's first PM Jawaharlal Nehru for popularizing yoga.

21 Jun 2023


'Petty geopolitics': India slams China's move on Pakistan-based terrorist

India on Wednesday condemned China's move to block a proposal at the United Nations (UN) to declare Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Sajid Mir a "global terrorist."

13 Jun 2023

Antonio Guterres

25% of people globally think wife beating is justified: UN

Almost 90% of people globally are biased against women, according to a new United Nations (UN) report, highlighting that progress toward gender equality has stalled.

05 Jun 2023


World Environment Day: How UN aims to combat plastic pollution

World Environment Day is observed on June 5 every year. Organized by the United Nations (UN), the initiative primarily aims to raise awareness to protect the environment.

02 Jun 2023


Time for Security Council reform is now: India at UN

Ruchira Kamboj, India's permanent representative to the United Nations (UN), said that the current composition of the UN Security Council (UNSC) no longer aligns with the "realities of our interconnected and multipolar world," reported PTI.

19 May 2023


Cyclone Mocha affects 8 lakh in Myanmar, 145 dead

Cyclone Mocha has affected at least eight lakh people in Myanmar, the United Nations (UN) said on Friday, adding that the country needs emergency food aid and other assistance.

17 May 2023

Global Warming

Next 5 years to be hottest ever recorded: UN

The United Nations (UN)'s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Wednesday said that it is nearly certain that 2023 to 2027 will be the hottest five-year period ever recorded.

17 May 2023


India to become world's fastest-growing economy in 2024: UN

India's economic growth is expected to be the fastest in the world in 2024 amid economic challenges faced by other South Asian nations, a new report by United Nations (UN) said.

17 May 2023


Plastic pollution can be reduced by 80% by 2040: UN

Plastic pollution could be brought down by 80% by 2040, says a new report from the UN.

03 May 2023


What is El Nino and how it affects global weather

There is an increasing likelihood of a weather pattern called El Nino in the coming months and it could set new heat records, United Nation's World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has warned.

26 Apr 2023


Singapore executes Indian-origin man for supplying cannabis 

Singapore hanged an Indian-origin man convicted of drug trafficking on Wednesday despite calls from the United Nations (UN) and other international organizations to reconsider the execution.

India slams Pakistan for raising Kashmir issue at UNSC meet

India rebuked Pakistan for bringing up the Kashmir issue at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting on Monday.

21 Apr 2023

Climate Change

5 key takeaways from the UN Climate Change 2022 report

Global temperatures were the highest in the last eight years, according to the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) annual report for 2022.

20 Apr 2023


'Quality matters': China takes jibe at India over increasing population

China took a sharp dig at India after a United Nations (UN) report predicted India would overtake China as the world's most populous country by mid-2023.

20 Apr 2023


Yemen: 85 killed, hundreds injured in stampede during charity event

Around 85 people died and hundreds were injured in a stampede during a charity distribution event in war-torn Yemen's capital Sanaa on Thursday, news agency AFP reported, quoting Huthi officials.

19 Apr 2023


India to become world's most populous country by mid-2023: UN

India is on the cusp of becoming the world's most populous country by mid-2023, the data released by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) showed on Wednesday.

18 Apr 2023

Antonio Guterres

Sudan: 185 killed in army-paramilitary clashes, UN appeals for ceasefire

The death toll from three days of severe battle between the regular army and paramilitaries in Sudan has risen to at least 185, with more than 1,800 injured, according to the United Nations Special Representative for Sudan Volker Perthes.

17 Apr 2023


Sudan: Nearly 100 people dead in RSF v/s army clashes

Per a release from the doctors' union, the number of casualties due to the intense clashes between the regular army and paramilitaries in Sudan has increased to at least 97, with many more injured.

12 Apr 2023


Myanmar junta's airstrike kills 100, including women, children, reporters

Myanmar's ruling military junta confirmed carrying out an airstrike on Pazigyi village near Kanbalu township in the country's Sagaing region on Tuesday morning.

07 Apr 2023


Israel launches air strikes on Lebanon, Gaza after rocket attack

Israel has launched airstrikes in Gaza and struck targets that belonged to the Palestinian militant group Hamas in southern Lebanon on Friday morning, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said.

India elected to UN's highest statistical commission for 4-year term

In a significant development, India was elected overwhelmingly to the United Nations (UN) Statistical Commission for a period of four years in a "competitive" election on Wednesday.

24 Mar 2023

Antonio Guterres

UN aware of RaGa's jail sentence in 2019 defamation case

Farhan Haq, the Deputy Spokesman for United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said that the organization is aware of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's two-year jail sentence, reported PTI.

23 Mar 2023

Vladimir Putin

Russia will 'bomb' country that arrests President Putin, warns ally 

Dmitry Medvedev, Russian President Vladimir Putin's close ally, warned that Russia will launch a war and bomb any country that arrests Putin. The threatening message was made by him in a video posted on Telegram.

21 Mar 2023

Climate Change

Key takeaways from the UN's latest climate change report

The UN has released a major climate change report, the result of research conducted over the past five years.

20 Mar 2023

Air India

'Worst flight experience': UN diplomat flags Air India's poor services

Air India has come under criticism once again amid repeated on-flight incidents.

19 Mar 2023

Vladimir Putin

Putin's replacement in offing, dissatisfaction growing within Russia: Ukraine official

Vladimir Putin might soon be replaced as Russia's president as dissatisfaction against him is allegedly growing within the country amid the Russia-Ukraine crisis, claimed a Ukrainian intelligence official.

18 Mar 2023

Vladimir Putin

Arrest warrant issued against Putin, but can he be apprehended

An arrest warrant was issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday against Russian President Vladimir Putin over war crime allegations of illegally deporting children from Ukraine.

Pakistan FM chokes on word 'friend' while referring to India

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari choked on the word "friend" while referring to India at a press conference on Friday, reported IANS.

11 Mar 2023

Space News

Make legally-binding international treaty to tackle space debris, urge experts

Earlier this month, the UN High Seas Treaty was drafted to protect marine life in oceans lying outside national boundaries.

08 Mar 2023

Antonio Guterres

Gender equality 300 years away: UN chief on Women's Day

Gender equality is becoming an increasingly distant goal and could still be 300 years away, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday while addressing the General Assembly.

06 Mar 2023


What is the UN High Seas Treaty and its importance

The members of the UN have reached the first-ever agreement to safeguard marine life in the world's oceans lying outside national boundaries.

05 Mar 2023


Iran: Schoolgirls fall sick; poisoning by extremist groups suspected

Iran is facing a new challenge as hundreds of schoolgirls in a dozen cities have been hospitalized due to an "unexplained illness."

03 Mar 2023


Real or myth? Here's everything to know about Nithyananda's 'Kailasa'

Fugitive rape-accused godman Nithyananda fled India in 2019 and emerged almost a year later, claiming that he had established his own country, the "United States of Kailasa(USK)."

03 Mar 2023


Nithyananda's 'United States of Kailasa' clarifies speech at UN event

When an all-women delegation of fugitive rape-accused godman Nithyananda's "United States of Kailasa (USK)" attended a United Nations (UN) meeting on February 24, it raised numerous eyebrows.

02 Mar 2023

Indian Penal Code

Who is Vijayapriya Nithyananda who 'represented Kailasa' at UN event

Many eyebrows were raised last month when an all-women delegation of fugitive rape-accused self-styled godman Nithyananda's "United States of Kailasa (USK)" attended a United Nations (UN) event.

28 Feb 2023

Gujarat Police

'Kailasa' nation's woman representative seeks rape-accused Nithyananda's protection in UN

In an unexpected turn of events, a woman from the fictional country "United States of Kailasa" attended a United Nations (UN) meeting in Geneva last week.

26 Feb 2023


'Apocalyptic,' says UN food agency chief of earthquake-hit Turkey

United Nations (UN) World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley on Saturday revealed he witnessed "apocalyptic" scenes during his recent visit to earthquake-hit areas in southern Turkey.

25 Feb 2023


Turkey starts rebuilding houses after earthquakes leave 1.5 million homeless

Turkey has reportedly started rebuilding buildings destroyed by a series of devastating earthquakes that struck the country and its neighbor Syria earlier this month.

21 Feb 2023


Turkey-Syria earthquakes: Death toll crosses 47,000 after fresh 6.4-magnitude temblor

Fresh quakes of magnitudes 6.4 and 5.8 rocked the border region of Turkey and Syria on Monday, leaving three dead and 213 injured. Officials expect the number of deaths to rise.

12 Feb 2023


Turkey-Syria earthquake deaths to top 50,000: UN relief chief

United Nations (UN) aid chief Martin Griffiths on Saturday said the death toll from the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria would likely cross 50,000.

11 Feb 2023


Turkey-Syria earthquake: Death toll crosses 24,000; millions turn homeless

The death toll from a horrific series of earthquakes in Turkey and Syria earlier this week surpassed 24,000 on Saturday.

Drug resistance could cause 10 million deaths annually: UN report

About 10 million deaths could occur annually by 2050 due to anti-microbial resistance (AMR), says a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report launched on Tuesday.

07 Feb 2023


Turkey: 5th major earthquake hits country, death toll crosses 5,000

Another powerful earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted Turkey on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

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.

30 Dec 2022

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Hindu woman killed, beheaded, skinned in Sindh; India reacts

A Hindu woman was gruesomely murdered in Sinjhoro town, in Pakistan's Sindh province. Her body was reportedly found on Wednesday with a severed head and breasts, and skin peeled off.

21 Dec 2022


Afghanistan: Taliban ban women from university education

The higher education ministry of Afghanistan said that female students wouldn't be allowed in any of the country's universities until further notice.

17 Dec 2022


After backlash, Elon Musk reinstates suspended Twitter accounts of journalists

Amid outrage over the suspension of the Twitter accounts of some prominent journalists, Elon Musk has decided to reinstate them.

India's 'Osama' jibe after Pakistan raises Kashmir at United Nations

After Pakistan raised the Kashmir issue at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Wednesday, India asserted that a nation that hosted al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden doesn't have the authority to "sermonize" in the powerful UN organ.