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11 Oct 2018

India
India lost $79.5bn from climate-related disasters in 20yrs: UN report

India suffered a whopping $79.5 billion economic loss due to climate-related disasters in the last 20 years, according to a UN report.

11 Oct 2018

Donald Trump
Haley's extraordinary. Going to make a lot of money: Trump

Describing Nikki Haley as an "extraordinary person," US President Donald Trump has said the outgoing US Ambassador to the UN is "going to make a lot of money" in the private sector, which she intends to join.

10 Oct 2018

India
UN Security Council needs to be reformed without delay: India

India has said that the UN Security Council needs to be reformed without delay or else it'll be left to nurse its self-inflicted wounds of "diminishing relevance" like terrorism, armed conflicts, and climate change.

09 Oct 2018

Donald Trump
Nikki Haley: Indian-American US ambassador to UN 'resigns'

Nikki Haley, the Indian-American US Ambassador to the United Nations, resigned on Tuesday, according to multiple US media reports.

08 Oct 2018

Global Warming
UN: 10 years left before climate change decimates planet Earth

A landmark climate change report released by UN on Monday has warned that the world is on the brink of disaster and could face cataclysmic consequences if steps aren't taken immediately to drastically cut carbon emissions.

08 Oct 2018

India
India's success in 2030-SDGs can change face of world: UNGA

India's success in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals can change the face of the world, UN General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa said, describing the country as a "very important player" of the multilateral system.

05 Oct 2018

France
French Police launch investigation after Interpol Chief goes missing

An investigation has been launched by the French Police after Interpol President Meng Hongwei went missing, suggest reports.

03 Oct 2018

Emmanuel Macron
#ChampionsOfTheEarth: "Clean and green environment is NDA government's priority"

A clean and green environment is at the root of his government's policies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Delhi today as he was presented the UN's 'Champions of the Earth' award by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

03 Oct 2018

India
PM Modi receives 'Champions of the Earth' award from UN

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was awarded the 'Champions of the Earth' award, which is UN's top environmental honor, on Wednesday.

01 Oct 2018

Sushma Swaraj
UN chief Antonio Guterres arrives on maiden India visit

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in New Delhi today on his maiden visit to India as the head of the world body that coincides with the commencement of events marking the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

01 Oct 2018

India
UN, India will step up cooperation in counter-terrorism: Antonio Guterres

India is an "important partner" of the United Nations in countering terrorism, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, adding there are plans to step up the cooperation between the two in combating terror financing.

29 Sep 2018

Beijing
China defends blocking move to list Azhar Masood as global-terrorist

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has defended Beijing's repeated blockage of India's bids at the United Nations to list chief of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Azhar Masood as a global terrorist.

28 Sep 2018

Emmanuel Macron
Narendra Modi supports UN Chief's campaign to combat sexual abuse

PM Narendra Modi is among the world's 48 other leaders who've endorsed a collective statement by UN chief Antonio Guterres reaffirming their continued support to combat sexual exploitation across the UN system.

28 Sep 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria floods death toll hits 199: Details here

Nearly 200 people have died in floods caused by heavy seasonal rains across 12 states in Nigeria after the main Niger and Benue rivers burst their banks, said the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) yesterday.

27 Sep 2018

Emmanuel Macron
PM Modi, French President Macron get UN's highest environmental honor

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron have been jointly awarded the UN's highest environmental honor for their pioneering work in championing the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and promoting new areas of cooperation on environmental action.

26 Sep 2018

Donald Trump
Trump boasts about his government at UN, gets laughed at

US President Donald Trump's deepest fears have come true.

Despite second sexual harassment allegation, Brett Kavanaugh to stay put

US President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court has come under fire of late after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced against him.

25 Sep 2018

Muslims
Reveal fate of 1mn minority Muslims detained: Amnesty to China

China must come clean about the fate of an estimated 1mn minority Muslims swept up in a "massive crackdown" in Xinjiang, Amnesty International said in a new report yesterday.

24 Sep 2018

Startups
IIT Kanpur-backed start-up receives United Nations Young Leaders award

Kanpur-based start-up HelpUsGreen, which converts flowers and offerings collected from religious places into a biodegradable alternative to thermacol and incense sticks, received the UN Young Leaders Award at the UN General Assembly in New York yesterday.

#RohingyaCrisis: UN has 'no right to interfere', says Myanmar army-chief

Myanmar army chief said the United Nations had no right to interfere in the sovereignty of the country, a week after a UN probe suggested that he be prosecuted for "genocide" against the Rohingya minority.

23 Sep 2018

Pakistan News
Sushma Swaraj reaches New York to attend 73rd UNGA session

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has reached New York to represent India at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly.

22 Sep 2018

India
United Nations chief Antonio Guterres to visit India in October

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres will travel to India early next month, his first trip to the country as the UN Secretary-General.

22 Sep 2018

India
India has 271 million fewer poor people in a decade

India has halved its Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)- an index that looks beyond poverty and takes into account deprivations in health, education, and living standards - from 54.7% to 27.5% in just a decade.

18 Sep 2018

India
About 802,000 infant deaths reported in India in 2017: UN

About 802,000 infant deaths were reported in India in 2017, the lowest in five years, according to the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UNIGME).

10 Sep 2018

Myanmar
UN rights chief wants a new panel for Myanmar prosecutions

The UN rights chief called for the creation of a new mechanism for preparing criminal indictments over atrocities committed in Myanmar.

08 Sep 2018

India
United Nations to issue special Diwali stamp next month

The United Nations is set to celebrate Diwali in a unique way. Its postal agency will release special stamps next month featuring festive lights and diyas.

07 Sep 2018

Pakistan News
Congratulating Army for battling terrorism, Imran speaks about way forward

Pakistani PM Imran Khan, on Thursday, said Pakistan will not fight wars of other countries, and insisted the foreign policy of his government will be in national interest.

07 Sep 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
Ban Ki-moon highly impressed by Delhi's Mohalla Clinics project

The Mohalla Clinics project of the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi drew huge praise today from former United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, and former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland after they visited a health facility built under the initiative.

05 Sep 2018

North Korea
Xi to send top official to North Korea anniversary celebrations

Chinese President Xi Jinping will send a close ally to North Korea's 70th-anniversary celebrations, it was announced yesterday, following speculations he would use the occasion to make his first official Pyongyang trip.

03 Sep 2018

India
India progressing in increasing access to sanitation in schools: UN

India has made rapid progress in increasing access to sanitation in schools, the United Nations said, noting that the proportion of schools without any sanitation facility has decreased at a fast pace in the country.

03 Sep 2018

Donald Trump
Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte apologizes for cursing Obama

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has apologized to former US President Barack Obama for calling him a "son of a whore" in 2016, which sparked a new low in their nations' long alliance.

25 Aug 2018

Antonio Guterres
US: UN envoy Haley expresses solidarity with Kerala flood victims

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has expressed solidarity with those affected by the floods in Kerala, which is facing the deadliest deluge in nearly 100 years.

25 Aug 2018

Bangladesh
Bangladesh: Rohingya's protest for 'justice' on anniversary of military crackdown

Thousands of Rohingya refugees staged protests in Bangladesh for "justice" today on the first anniversary of a Myanmar military crackdown that forced them to flee to camps in Bangladesh.

25 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi
Anti-plastic song by Kirkire, Shaan screened at the United Nations

'Tik Tik Plastic Tik Na Paye Re', a song penned by noted lyricist Swanand Kirkire and composed by singer Shaan was screened at the United Nations in New York as part of its anti-plastic campaign.

25 Aug 2018

India
UN Chief describes Atal Bihari Vajpayee as an 'exemplary statesman'

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has described former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as an "exemplary statesman" during his visit to India's Permanent Mission to the UN to offer his condolences to the late BJP leader.

20 Aug 2018

India
Delhi HC declines Afghan's plea to direct wife to return

The Delhi High Court has declined the plea of an Afghan national to direct his wife and their two children, who have obtained refugee status in India, to return with him, after the three expressed their unwillingness to live with him.

19 Aug 2018

Sushma Swaraj
Crucial to propagate, conserve Hindi in its pure form: Swaraj

It's crucial to protect, propagate, and conserve Hindi in its pure form as language and culture are interconnected, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said at the 11th World Hindi Conference which began in Mauritius's capital Port Louis yesterday by paying tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

18 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi
PM Modi expresses profound sorrow at Kofi Annan's death

PM Modi today expressed profound sorrow at the death of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, describing him as not only a great African diplomat and humanitarian but also a conscience keeper of international peace and security.

18 Aug 2018

Nobel Prize
Former UN chief, Nobel Prize winner Kofi Annan passes away

According to international diplomats, former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Prize winner Kofi Annan has passed away at the age of 80.

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