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Israel arrests UN Gaza employee `for aiding Hamas`

Israel said on Tuesday it had arrested and charged a United Nations employee for allegedly aiding Islamist movement Hamas, in the second such case involving a humanitarian worker in a week.

Next UN chief ballots remain secret, despite televised debates

Next UN chief ballots remain secret, despite televised debates

Ten of the 12 candidates vying to be the next UN Secretary-General took part in live televised debates on Tuesday.

Will work with India to realise Ambedkar's vision: UN

Describing B R Ambedkar as a a global "icon" for marginalised people, a top UN official has voiced the world body's commitment to working closely with India to help realise the noted Indian social reformer's vision of empowerment and social and economic equality.

Sudan orders senior UN officials to leave

Sudan has ordered two senior United Nations officials to leave, a UN spokesman said Thursday, after a recent spike in tensions between Khartoum and the peacekeeping mission in Darfur.

India pledges over USD 9 mn to UN development activities

India has pledged over USD 9 million towards various UN development activities in 2015, including significant contributions to the UN development programme and to the agency tasked with assisting Palestinian refugees.

UN committee approves USD 49.9 mn funding for Ebola response

A UN committee that deals with administrative and budgetary issues has approved a USD 49.9 million funding for the world body's large-scale response to tackle the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Yemen troops free UN staff kidnapped in Sanaa

Yemeni troops freed an Italian UN staffer and his driver on Tuesday, hours after they were abducted from a diplomatic district of the capital, the interior ministry said.

Lack of decent jobs behind Asia's poverty: Report

Policymakers in developing Asia need to provide decent jobs, liveable cities and disaster prevention programmes if they want to end poverty by 2030, according to a new report.

State government launches survey of homeless people

Aiming at including the homeless
people in the 2011 Census and providing them facilities
accordingly, Chief Minister SheilaDikshit Fridaylaunched a
survey for them with assistance from UN Development Programme.