India takes lead in negotiating draft UNGA resolution on Nepal

India has taken the lead in negotiating a draft UN General Assembly resolution on the devastating Nepal earthquake that will underline the need for the international community to continue its support for rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts in the country.

'Happy' Pharrell mobbed at UN General Assembly

The UN podium has been the scene of countless speeches both passionate and dull, but on Friday the audience was not world leaders but children, and they mobbed the speaker.

Pope Francis to address UN assembly of world leaders

The United Nations is announcing that Pope Francis will address the annual UN General Assembly of world leaders on September 25 during his first papal visit to the United States.

UN pays tribute to late Saudi King Abdullah

  The UN General Assembly Monday paid tribute to late Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Xinhua reported.

UN meets on anti-Semitism after Paris attacks

The UN General Assembly opened a special session on Thursday to denounce the global rise of anti-Semitism, two weeks after Islamist attacks in Paris that shocked the world.

UN urges Myanmar to grant rights to Muslim Rohingya

The UN General Assembly yesterday adopted a resolution urging Myanmar to grant citizenship to its Rohingya Muslim minority and grant them equal access to services.

'UNSC to vote on Palestinian statehood bid by Monday'

The UN Security Council will vote on a draft resolution calling for the recognition of the Palestinian state by Monday, says Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat.

N Korea slams UN vote, vows to bolster nuclear capacity

North Korea on Saturday vowed to bolster its nuclear capacity, slamming a UN resolution calling for it to be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over its human rights record.

UN asks Israel to pay Lebanon $856 million for oil spill

 Israel was asked by the UN General Assembly on Friday to compensate Lebanon for $856.4 million in oil spill damages it caused during its 2006 war with Hezbollah.

Palestinians agree merged UN text with France: Minister

 A draft resolution on ending the Israeli occupation will be submitted to the UN Security Council Wednesday after the Palestinians agreed with France on a merged text, foreign minister Riyad al-Malki said.

PM Modi's proposal of Yoga Day adopted at UN, backed by 175 countries

In a huge global endorsement for yoga, 175 out of 193 members of the UN, countries as diverse as the US and Syria, Russia and Britain, and China and the Philippines, agreed by acclamation Wednesday to declare June 21 the International Yoga Day, recognizing the ancient Indian science's "holistic approach to health and well-being".

International Yoga Day: PM Modi hailed

By acclamation the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Wednesday declared June 21 International Yoga Day, recognising the ancient Indian science's "holistic approach to health and well-being."

Baba Ramdev hails PM Modi for Yoga Day declaration

In an exclusive interview with Zee Media, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev hailed PM Narendra Modi for his role behind UN decision to adopt June 21 as Yoga Day.

June 21 declared International Yoga Day; Baba Ramdev thanks PM Modi

Yoga guru Ramdev at a press conference in Delhi thanked PM Modi and the UN General Assembly (UNGA) for declaring June 21 as the International Yoga Day.

PM Modi hails UN decision on Yoga

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday night expressed joy over the UN General Assembly adopting an India-led resolution declaring June 21 as 'International Day of Yoga' and thanked all the 177 nations of the global body.

Brazil admitted to UN's relief agency panel

 The UN General Assembly (UNGA) voted overwhelmingly to admit Brazil as a full member to the Advisory Commission of the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine refugees in the Near East.

UNGA urges India, Pakistan and Israel to give up nuclear weapons

 India, backed by the United States, opposed a UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution calling on New Delhi to voluntarily abandon its nuclear weapons. The resolution that also targeted Israel and Pakistan, however, passed overwhelmingly.

Sulabh's international toilet festival begins in Delhi

Aimed at creating awareness about sanitation, a three-day International Toilet Festival kick-started in the city Tuesday, on the eve of World Toilet Day.

India's UN resolution on Yoga gets backing of about 130 states

In an overwhelming response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for commemorating an International Day of Yoga, about 130 countries have joined as co-sponsors to an India-led UN General Assembly resolution recognising yoga's benefits.

India stresses on need for having clear-cut mandates for SPMs

India has stressed on the importance for having clear-cut mandates for special political missions of the UN, saying that there should be for more consultation with member states to minimise disconnect between the mandates and the political reality.