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.

India calls for global action to strengthen nuclear security

Recognising the threat of nuclear terrorism, India has called for effective international cooperation and responsible action by governments to strengthen nuclear security and prevent non-state actors from acquiring vulnerable atomic material.

UN votes to lift US embargo on Cuba, for 23rd time

For the 23rd straight year, the United Nations voted Tuesday in favor of lifting the US embargo on Cuba, with Iran saying the ban was undeserved given Havana`s help in fighting Ebola.

UN explores new rights initiative with North Korea

A UN rights investigator said Tuesday that an invitation from North Korea opens up possibilities to engage with Pyongyang on improving their dismal rights record.

Nations should accommodate each other's concerns: Modi

Underlining the need for a "genuine international partnership," Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said nations should accommodate each other's concerns and interests when crafting global trade pacts to ensure their efforts are "mutually supportive, not mutually damaging."

'India's re-election to UNHRC is endorsement of its position'

India's re-election on Tuesday to a second term on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is an overwhelming endorsement of the country's position on human rights and its pledge to the United Nations, according to Indian Ambassador Asoke Kumar Mukerji.

Angola, Malaysia, Venezuela, New Zealand elected to Security Council

The UN General Assembly Thursday elected Angola, Malaysia, Venezuela and New Zealand as new non-permanent members to the Security Council.

UN votes to fill coveted Security Council seats

The United Nations voted on Thursday to pick five new members to the Security Council, with New Zealand, Spain and Turkey locked in a tight race for seats at the world's "top table."