New Delhi: The adoption of June 21 as the International Yoga Day by the United Nations signifies the support that recent diplomatic endeavours of the government have evoked on the world stage, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Monday.
Farhan Akhtar is the first man to be appointed as UN Women’s South Asia Goodwill Ambassador and the actor-filmmaker, who has been vocal about crimes against women, gives credit to his fans for giving him the "energy” to stay on this path.
Pakistan on Saturday hailed the UN's decision to grant observer status to the Developing-Eight (D-8) Organisation for Economic Cooperation, saying it will help the grouping to take more concerted efforts to establish peace and prosperity.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Thursday expressed concern over the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan along the LoC and asked the two nations to resolve all differences through dialogue and engage constructively for a long-term solution for peace and stability in Kashmir.
The United States told the United Nations on Tuesday it led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria because President Bashar al-Assad`s government had failed to wipe out safe havens used by the group to launch attacks on Iraq.
The United Nations agency that governs civil aviation says it is setting up a task force aimed at improving security measures in the wake of the shoot-down of a Malaysia Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Sunday voiced deep concern at "the deepening crisis in Iraq and the rising number of civilian deaths and injuries", calling for an immediate end to the "persecution of civilians based on their religion or ethnic background".
The UN has urged close coordination between Afghanistan and Central Asian countries to combat drug trafficking, media reported Friday.
"The members of the Security Council underlined the threat posed by illicit drug production, trade and trafficking to international peace and stability in the region," Xinhua quoted a statement issued by the UN as saying.
Appalled by the brutal rape and murder of two teenaged girls in India, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has demanded action against sexual violence and appealed to the society to reject the destructive attitude of "boys will be boys".