Articles about United Nations (UN)
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.
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.
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.
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.
03 Sep 2021
Where does the Taliban get its money from?
The Taliban is megarich.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.