UN states overcome impasse to pass peacekeeping budget

A U.N. General Assembly committee approved on Thursday a new troop-reimbursement rate for countries contributing nearly 100,000 peacekeepers to 16 missions, overcoming an impasse that left the world body`s operations in financial limbo for three days.

India contributes $1 mn to UN Women

India has made a USD million contribution to the core voluntary budget of United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women for financial year 2012- 2013.