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Kofi Annan, former UN chief and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, dies

Kofi Annan, former UN chief and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, dies

Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate died after short illness on Saturday. He was 80.

Aug 18, 2018, 15:34 PM IST
Breast is best: Pamela Anderson bats for breastfeeding, writes to UN

Breast is best: Pamela Anderson bats for breastfeeding, writes to UN

The disapproval of the resolution by the US government has garnered a lot of criticism and strong reactions from people.

Jul 11, 2018, 18:37 PM IST
India seeks Cuba's help in empowering developing nations

India seeks Cuba's help in empowering developing nations

President Ram Nath Kovind in Havana pointed out the "warmth and friendship" between the two nations, and insisted that developing countries "must work together to gain a better place in the global order".

Jun 23, 2018, 09:47 AM IST
India raises Shujaat Bukhari and Army jawan Aurangzeb's assassination in UN, slams Jammu and Kashmir report

India raises Shujaat Bukhari and Army jawan Aurangzeb's assassination in UN, slams Jammu and Kashmir report

Last week, the UN released a first of its kind report on alleged human rights violations in both Kashmir and "Pakistan-administered Kashmir" and sought an international inquiry into these abuses.

Jun 20, 2018, 12:34 PM IST
US pulls out from UN human rights body, citing bias against Israel

US pulls out from UN human rights body, citing bias against Israel

UN officials said the United States would be the first member to withdraw from the council.

Jun 20, 2018, 06:35 AM IST
Ban plastic bags? UN seeks to cut pollution as recycling falls short

Ban plastic bags? UN seeks to cut pollution as recycling falls short

Thirty percent of countries found sharp drops in plastic bag consumption in the first year after imposing restrictions, while 20 percent saw little or no change.

Jun 05, 2018, 10:46 AM IST
United Nations receives 138 allegations of sexual misconduct

United Nations receives 138 allegations of sexual misconduct

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has vowed to toughen the UN response to allegations of misbehavior by peacekeepers and UN personnel whose mission is to protect vulnerable civilians in conflict zones.

Mar 14, 2018, 06:53 AM IST
India hits back at Pakistan in UN, says 'terrorism fundamental violation of human rights'

India hits back at Pakistan in UN, says 'terrorism fundamental violation of human rights'

"Terrorism is the most fundamental violation of human rights and we overlook its egregiousness at our own peril," said New Delhi.

Mar 09, 2018, 06:49 AM IST
Baloch activists take their fight against Pakistan to the UN

Baloch activists take their fight against Pakistan to the UN

Balochis have repeatedly accused Pakistani establishment of imposing economic sanctions, committing genocide and neglecting the socio-economic needs of Baloch people and region.

Mar 08, 2018, 09:34 AM IST
Confidential helpline for UN staff on sexual harassment

Confidential helpline for UN staff on sexual harassment

The UN has been in the spotlight for several years over allegations of sexual abuse by its peacekeepers, and there have been complaints by staff of sexual harassment.

Feb 28, 2018, 11:17 AM IST
Ahead of Paris terror meet, Pakistan nods to law banning charities linked to Hafiz Saeed

Ahead of Paris terror meet, Pakistan nods to law banning charities linked to Hafiz Saeed

The move has come ahead of the crucial Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting scheduled to be held in Paris from February 18 to 23.

Feb 14, 2018, 17:02 PM IST
Pakistan tightens ban on Hafiz Saeed-led JuD, other terrorist outfits; matches its ban list to UNSC

Pakistan tightens ban on Hafiz Saeed-led JuD, other terrorist outfits; matches its ban list to UNSC

The move spells bad news for several terror entities such as LeT, FIF, etc

Feb 13, 2018, 08:49 AM IST
Al-Qaeda a bigger threat than Islamic State, says UN report

Al-Qaeda a bigger threat than Islamic State, says UN report

Al-Qaeda`s global network remains "remarkably resilient," posing more of a threat in some regions than the Islamic State group, UN sanctions monitors said in a report seen by AFP on Wednesday.

Feb 08, 2018, 08:07 AM IST
N. Korea flouts sanctions, earning $200 mln from banned exports: UN

N. Korea flouts sanctions, earning $200 mln from banned exports: UN

North Korea is flouting UN sanctions by exporting coal, iron, steel and other commodities banned under UN sanctions, earning nearly $200 million in revenue last year, a UN report said Friday.

Feb 03, 2018, 06:16 AM IST
90 migrants feared dead in boat capsize off Libya: UN

90 migrants feared dead in boat capsize off Libya: UN

Twenty-eight migrants have died in 2018 on the western route that links North Africa to Spain, IOM said.

Feb 02, 2018, 16:28 PM IST
Pakistan rakes up Kashmir issue again despite UN's refusal to mediate

Pakistan rakes up Kashmir issue again despite UN's refusal to mediate

Pakistan brought up the topic during a debate on the volatile situation in the Middle East.

Jan 27, 2018, 13:53 PM IST
Russia asks for new probe into Syrian chemical attack

Russia asks for new probe into Syrian chemical attack

Russia has proposed a new probe body under the auspices of the Security Council to determine the perpetrators of the April 2017 chemical attack in Syria that killed over 80 persons.

Jan 24, 2018, 09:36 AM IST
India-Pakistan face-off at UN over terrorism, Kulbhushan Jadhav

India-Pakistan face-off at UN over terrorism, Kulbhushan Jadhav

India urged the UN Security Council to focus on challenges posed by terrorism emanating from the safe havens from across the border.

Jan 20, 2018, 12:07 PM IST
Two bike-borne men snatch Indian diplomat's cell phone in Delhi

Two bike-borne men snatch Indian diplomat's cell phone in Delhi

Gambhir is posted as First Secretary in the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in New York. 

Dec 25, 2017, 22:36 PM IST
Pak says Kulbhushan Jadhav meeting with family not the last, will decide on consular access

Pak says Kulbhushan Jadhav meeting with family not the last, will decide on consular access

Pakistan on Monday described Kulbhushan Jadhav as "the face of Indian terror" and said it would decide on consular access to him at an appropriate time. It added that the meeting between Jadhav and his family was not the last.

Dec 25, 2017, 18:40 PM IST

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