Trinidad to mark International Yoga Day on June 21 in fine style

 Trinidad and Tobago will join the 193-member UN General Assembly (UNGA) in marking International Yoga Day on Sunday, June 21, at a gala function in the Daaga Auditorium, University of West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine.

UNGA adopts resolution on disaster reduction

The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution on disaster reduction, endorsing the Sendai Declaration and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, media reported on Thursday.

Key talks between US, Pakistan begin in Washington

 The US and Pakistan, which begin the third round of their strategic dialogue here this week, will also look for a window for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif`s second visit to the White House.

Russia fails in bid to stop UN staff benefits for all gay couples

Russia failed on Tuesday in a bid to stop the United Nations extending staff benefits to all same-sex couples after a UN General Assembly budget committee voted 80 to 43 against the proposal. 

India call for additional aid to developing nations to deal with climate change
India call for additional aid to developing nations to deal with climate change

Developing nations should be given extra international aid to deal with the looming problems of climate change and not be forced to dip into the traditional aid they receive for development as they strive to meet the next set of UN development goals, India has said at the UN.

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.

UN declares June 21 as International Yoga Day, PM Modi elated
UN declares June 21 as International Yoga Day, PM Modi elated

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."

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.

India votes against UNGA resolution on death penalty

India has voted against a UN General Assembly draft resolution calling for moratorium on the use of death penalty, saying it fails to recognise each nation's "sovereign right" to determine its legal system and punish criminals according to its laws.

India calls for more transparency in Security Council's working

Pressing ahead with its calls for reforming the UN Security Council and expanding its membership, India has called for more transparency in its workings, accountability and openess to participation by the world body`s membership, especially in mandating peacekeeping operations.

Make selection process of UN chief more transparent: India

United Nations: With the term of current UN chief Ban Ki-moon set to end in 2016, India has called for a "more inclusive and transparent" procedure for appointment of the United Nations Secretary-General, with the General Assembly having a greater say in the selection process.

India showcases IPL as driver of economic development
India showcases IPL as driver of economic development

The success of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in cricket embodies the emergence of sports as a global industry that promotes economic development and job creation in developing countries, India told the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Monday.

India starts push at UN for International Yoga Day

India's UN Mission has started action to have June 21 declared the International Day of Yoga, following the proposal made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the General Assembly (UNGA) last month.

India offers cooperation to develop affordable Ebola drugs, vaccines

 India will cooperate in the development of vaccines and drugs to fight the Ebola virus "for the poorest of the poor at realistic prices", Indian Ambassador to the UN Asoke Kumar Mukerji has told the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

DNA: What to expect out of Modi-Obama meet?

India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, is all set to meet President Barack Obama at the White House. Will their joint efforts effort expand and deepen the U.S.-India strategic partnership.

DNA: Analysis of PM Modi's speech at Madison Square

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a gathering at New York's legendary Madison Square Garden.

Assad ''has no role'' in any political settlement in Syria: Saudi Finance Minister

Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal has reportedly said that in any political settlement in Syria, "President Bashar al-Assad should be out of the picture" as he has no role in it.

Israeli PM to counter Palestinian claim in UN

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday headed to New York to address the UN General Assembly (UNGA), pledging to expose the alleged "lies" stated by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in his speech there.

Narendra Modi meets Lankan President at UNGA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held talks with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa during which key issues, including bilateral and regional, was discussed.