United Nations (UN)
24 Sep 2019
You're failing us: Teen climate-activist delivers fiery speech at UN
Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered an impassioned speech criticizing world leaders at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in the UN headquarters in New York on Monday.
02 Mar 2019
Saudi Arabia strips Osama bin Laden's son Hamza of citizenship
Saudi Arabia announced yesterday it has revoked the citizenship of Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who has become an increasingly prominent figure in the terror network.
01 Mar 2019
Indian pilot's release by Pak 'very much welcomed' step: UN
The release of an Indian pilot by Pakistan would be a "very much welcomed step", spokesperson for UN chief Antonio Guterres said yesterday, stressing that the message to India and Pakistan from the world body and the international community is to de-escalate tensions.
23 Feb 2019
Trump picks Kelly Kraft as Nikki Haley's successor at UN
US President Donald Trump has nominated his envoy to Canada, Kelly Knight Craft, as the next US Ambassador to the UN to succeed Indian-American Nikki Haley.
29 Jan 2019
How Jews found refuge in India shapes International Holocaust-Remembrance Day
Poignant tales of compassion of Jews finding refuge in India in the midst of the horror of the Holocaust were recounted as the UN commemorated the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
18 Jan 2019
India to host UN-conference highlighting land degradation, desertification in October
India will host the 14th session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) this year to address the issue of land degradation and desertification.
09 Jan 2019
No country is immune to 'existential threat' of terrorism: Swaraj
Asserting that no country is immune to the "existential threat" of terrorism, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today at Raisina Dialogue said the need of the hour is to ensure zero tolerance towards terrorism and those using it as an "instrument of convenience".
01 Jan 2019
Bangladesh: Hasina talks about priorities, sets economic reforms as first
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that she will be the "premier of all" Bangladeshis and her government's first priority would be to continue the economic reforms.
01 Jan 2019
Outcome of Bangladesh election violence should be addressed legally: UN
The United Nations called for restraint in Bangladesh yesterday following elections that turned violent, and said complaints about the outcome should be addressed through legal means.
22 Dec 2018
Pakistan PM raised Kashmir issue with UN chief: Spokesman
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan telephoned UN chief Antonio Guterres and raised the issue of Kashmir, a UN spokesman has said.
21 Dec 2018
UN Secretary-General welcomes resolution of political crisis in Sri Lanka
UN chief Antonio Guterres has welcomed the resolution of the political crisis in Sri Lanka and called on all the political actors to resolve all outstanding differences in the interest of people of the country.
19 Dec 2018
Belgian PM Charles Michel announces resignation over UN migration pact
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has announced his resignation, less than two weeks after his main coalition partner quit in a row over migration, leaving him leading a minority government.
18 Dec 2018
UN Assembly adopts refugee pact, only US, Hungary vote 'no'
The UN General Assembly yesterday adopted, by a wide majority, a Global Compact on Refugees aimed at improving efforts to manage large refugee movements but without the support of the United States and Hungary.
12 Dec 2018
Attempts being made to dilute CBDR-principle: India at UN climate-talks
India and other developing countries complained at the UN Climate talks in Poland that attempts were being made to do away with the Common But Differentiated Responsibilities (CBDR) principle that states that all nations are responsible for addressing the climate change.
11 Dec 2018
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.
10 Dec 2018
Hundreds gather at Parliament street to celebrate Human Rights Day
Hundreds of people from across the country, including prominent activists like Medha Patkar and Shabnam Hashmi, gathered at Parliament Street in central Delhi to celebrate the International Human Rights Day (HRD) today.
07 Dec 2018
India abstains from voting on UNGA resolution over Hamas activities
India abstained from voting on a US-sponsored UN General Assembly draft resolution that would have condemned, for the first time, the activities of Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza.
07 Dec 2018
UN-Chief honors Hansa Mehta for Universal Declaration of Human Rights
UN chief Antonio Guterres has lauded the "essential" role played by Indian reformer Hansa Jivraj Mehta in shaping the landmark document on Universal Declaration of Human Rights and ensuring it contains a more gender-sensitive language.
07 Dec 2018
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.
02 Dec 2018
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.
21 Nov 2018
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.
16 Nov 2018
India gives a call for 'rejuvenating, revitalizing UNGA'
The United Nations (UN) member states have become "guardians of the status quo" due to their inaction and inertia in the face of stark global challenges like terrorism and climate change, said India at UN yesterday.
11 Nov 2018
UN expresses concern over Lankan President's decision to dissolve Parliament
UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve the nation's Parliament, underlining the "utmost importance" of respecting democratic processes and resolving differences in accordance with the rule of law.
07 Nov 2018
#HappyDiwali: India thanks UN for releasing special Diwali stamp set
On Wednesday, India thanked the United Nations (UN) Postal Administration for special stamps it had issued earlier to commemorate Diwali.
31 Oct 2018
Rapid urbanization increases risks from natural, human-made disasters: Antonio Guterres
On the occasion of 'World Cities Day', celebrated annually on October 31, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said today that about 1.4mn people move to cities every week around the world and warned such rapid urbanization can contribute to increased risks from natural and human-made disasters.
19 Oct 2018
#ClimateChange: The clock is ticking; can we change our ways?
About two weeks back, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a landmark report warning humanity of run-away climate change and cataclysmic consequences in the absence of 'unprecedented' changes to the world economy in the next 10 years.
16 Oct 2018
India to partner with developing countries to achieve SDGs
India will continue to partner fellow developing countries in a spirit of South-South cooperation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, DMK MP Kanimozhi Karunanidhi said at the United Nations.
16 Oct 2018
UN says 3 million Afghans in 'urgent' need of food
At least three million Afghans are in "urgent" need of food and could face famine if they do not get help, the United Nations warned yesterday, as the war-torn country battles the worst drought in living memory.
16 Oct 2018
India attracted $22bn of FDI in first-half of 2018: UN
India attracted $22 billion of FDI (foreign direct investment) flows in the first half of 2018, according to a UN report.
16 Oct 2018
UN Chief saddened over destruction caused by Cyclone Titli
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed sadness over the loss of lives and destruction caused in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh due to landslides and flooding following Cyclone Titli.
13 Oct 2018
Missing Saudi journalist Khashoggi's Apple watch recorded his death: Report
A Turkish newspaper reported on Saturday morning that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have recorded his own death on his Apple Watch.
13 Oct 2018
India appointed to UN Human Rights Council; gets most votes
On Friday, India secured its place in the UN Human Rights Council, receiving the maximum number of votes by the General Assembly among all the countries vying for the spot.
12 Oct 2018
There should be zero tolerance for sexual harassment: UN official
There should be zero tolerance for sexual harassment against journalists and other media persons, a spokesperson for President of the UN General Assembly, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, said.
11 Oct 2018
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.
10 Oct 2018
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
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
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'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.
03 Oct 2018
#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
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.