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New Syria war crimes panel to launch soon: UN

A new UN body tasked with identifying individuals guilty of atrocities in Syria should start work shortly, a key step towards holding war crimes suspects to account, the UN rights chief said on Monday. 

May 01, 2017, 18:33 PM IST
United Nations inscribes Yoga in UNESCO's Representative List as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

United Nations inscribes Yoga in UNESCO's Representative List as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

UNESCO has inscribed Yoga in its list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

Dec 01, 2016, 20:42 PM IST

$160 needed per person to end world hunger: FAO

A UN body on Friday said only USD 160 (about Rs 10,000) is all that is needed annually per person living in extreme poverty to eradicate world hunger by 2030.

Jul 10, 2015, 22:00 PM IST

India's tough stand on food security in WTO gets support from UN body

Supporting India's tough stand at WTO on the food security issue, UN body for development of agriculture IFAD on Monday said ensuring food for its people is more important than creating jobs in certain other nations.

Aug 05, 2014, 09:34 AM IST

4,60,000 displaced in Sudan`s Darfur this year: UN

Tribal violence and rebel-government battles have displaced at least 460,000 people in Sudan`s Darfur this year, the United Nations said.

Nov 14, 2013, 22:33 PM IST

UN body asks Myanmar to address ethnic conflict

Worried that the recent communal violence in central Myanmar might spread to other parts of the country a top UN official asked the government there to demonstrate that the rule of law.

Mar 27, 2013, 00:11 AM IST

India must back US resolution on Sri Lanka: DMK

The DMK again asked the Indian government to support a US-sponsored resolution at a UN body attacking Sri Lanka`s human rights record.

Mar 13, 2013, 20:54 PM IST

Increase financial support to UN body: India

India has called on the international community to increase its financial support to the United Nations` body dealing with women`s empowerment.

May 30, 2012, 10:40 AM IST

India beats China for seat at key UN body

In a significant victory,
India has been elected to the United Nations` Joint Inspection
Unit (JIU), defeating China in a direct fight for the lone
seat from the Asia-Pacific region.

Nov 23, 2011, 10:06 AM IST

Do more to deliver justice for women: UN body

The UN Women outlines 10 recommendations to make justice systems across the world work for women.

Jul 06, 2011, 10:31 AM IST

Rajasthan NGO gets special status from UN body

A Rajasthan NGO, Vaagdhara, which works for the empowerment of impoverished and vulnerable groups in the state, is among 17 from across the world to be granted special consultative status by the UN Economic and Social Council.

Feb 17, 2011, 16:01 PM IST

Faux pas by RAF draws objection from UN body

A minor faux pas by the Rapid
Action Force (RAF) which "inadvertently" used helmets with
`UN` painted on them in Srinagar has drawn objection of United
Nations Military Observer Group in the Kashmir Valley.

Aug 13, 2010, 17:32 PM IST

UN body approves universal cell phone charger

The UN telecoms agency has said it has approved technology for a universal cell phone charger.

Oct 23, 2009, 22:16 PM IST

UN body approves universal cell phone charger

The UN telecoms agency has said it has approved technology for a universal cell phone charger.

Oct 23, 2009, 22:16 PM IST