India ready to carry out operation against Islamic State, says Manohar Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said that India will join the fight against Isis or Islamic State if United Nations adopts a resolution to counter the jihadist extremists in the Middle Eastern countries.

Ageing Indian population needs better health care by 2100: UN

While there will be no end to the world population growth in this century, developing countries with young populations but lower fertility like India face the prospect of a substantial population ageing before the end of the century.

Nine vie to head International Labour Organisation

Nine candidates are vying to succeed Juan Somavia as director-general of the International Labour Organisation, the UN body said Tuesday after nominations closed.

UN registers Himachal`s carbon trading scheme

Under this scheme, over 5000 families from remote villages will receive carbon revenue for next 20 years from World Bank.

Curb soot and smog to keep Earth cool: UN

Curbing these pollutants could also boost global food output and save millions of lives lost to heart and lung disease.

UN AIDS summit overcomes condom resistance

The global need for condoms to combat HIV and for family planning has shot up from an estimated 13 billion in 2004 to about 19 billion in 2010.

India to host UN conference on bio-diversity next year

Hyderabad has been chosen as the venue to host the conference.

7,000 people a day still catching AIDS: UN

About half of the 34 million people with HIV do not know they have it.

India to launch UN initiative on biodiversity

The initiative is for conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.

Renewable energy key in climate change fight: UN

Solar and wind energy could supply up to 80% of the world`s energy needs.

We expect leadership from India: UN climate chief

`India`s exceedingly helpful role in the last climate summit is expected this year and beyond.`

Emission pledges fall short of climate target: UN

Emissions cuts pledged by countries in a nonbinding climate accord last year fall short of what`s needed to avoid the worst consequences of global warming.

50% drop in HIV cases in India

India has shown a 50% drop in the number of new HIV infections in the last 10 years, says a UN rprt.