Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

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Ethiopian Airlines crash: Four Indians, including Environment Ministry's consultant, died
India

Ethiopian Airlines crash: Four Indians, including Environment Ministry's consultant, died

Four Indians lost their lives in the Ethiopian Airlines' jet crash which happened on Sunday morning, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has confirmed.
Nations agree on milestone common rulebook for Paris climate treaty
World

Nations agree on milestone common rulebook for Paris climate treaty

Nations today struck a deal to breathe life into the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty after marathon UN talks that failed to match the ambition the world's most vulnerable countries need to avert dangerous global warming.
Yemen deal 'will help bring back security': Saudi-envoy to US
World

Yemen deal 'will help bring back security': Saudi-envoy to US

Saudi Arabia and its Arab coalition partners "strongly support" an agreement reached on Yemen in UN-brokered peace talks yesterday, which includes a ceasefire in the vital port of Hodeida, Riyadh's US ambassador Khalid bin Salman said.
Trillions of dollars paid in bribes every year: UN Secretary-General
World

Trillions of dollars paid in bribes every year: UN Secretary-General

Trillions of dollars, equivalent to more than 5% of global GDP, are paid in bribes or stolen through corruption every year, according to the United Nations.
United Nations launches framework to strengthen fight against terrorism
World

United Nations launches framework to strengthen fight against terrorism

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched a framework to combat the scourge of international terrorism and coordinate efforts across the peace and security, humanitarian, and sustainable development sectors.
Yemen on brink of 'major catastrophe': UN aid chief Lowcock
World

Yemen on brink of 'major catastrophe': UN aid chief Lowcock

UN aid chief Mark Lowcock warned yesterday that Yemen was "on the brink of a major catastrophe," as the world body pushes for peace talks in the impoverished and war-wracked country.
India hopes for early resumption of dialogue between Palestine, Israel
World

India hopes for early resumption of dialogue between Palestine, Israel

Expressing solidarity with the Palestinian people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India hopes for an early resumption of dialogue between Palestine and Israel for moving towards a comprehensive and negotiated resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that began in the mid-20th century.
UN environment chief, under fire for travel expenses, resigns
World

UN environment chief, under fire for travel expenses, resigns

UN environment chief Erik Solheim resigned yesterday after an audit questioning his huge travel expenses triggered an outcry.
Guterres urges Lankan President to allow vote in Parliament soon
World

Guterres urges Lankan President to allow vote in Parliament soon

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has voiced concern over the ongoing political crisis in Sri Lanka, urging President Maithripala Sirisena to revert to parliamentary procedures and allow Parliament to vote "as soon as possible".

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