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PM Modi meets UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at G7 summit in France

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, on the sidelines of the G7 summit hosted by the southwestern French city of Biarritz on Sunday and had fruitful discussions on a wide range of subjects.

Aug 26, 2019, 00:05 AM IST

United Nations welcomes elections in Nepal

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres today welcomed the holding of the two-phased state and federal elections in Nepal and congratulated the people for the peaceful conduct of the polls.

Dec 09, 2017, 08:00 AM IST

Remarks by President Donald Trump to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

  Mr. Secretary General, Mr. President, world leaders, and distinguished delegates:  Welcome to New York.  It is a profound honor to stand here in my home city, as a representative of the American people, to address the people of the world. 

Sep 20, 2017, 06:53 AM IST

UN chief Antonio Guterres calls for political solution to Korean crisis

"The solution can only be political. Military action could cause devastation on a scale that would take generations to overcome," Guterres told reporters at a news conference at the UN headquarters in New York.

Sep 14, 2017, 09:03 AM IST

UN chief says Cyprus talks fail

Talks aimed at ending the four-decade Cyprus conflict have closed without reaching an agreement, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Friday after a stormy final session of talks that ran into the early hours.

Jul 07, 2017, 08:44 AM IST

UNGA approves creation of new office on counter-terrorism

The UN General Assembly has approved the establishment of a new office to coordinate counter-terrorism efforts, a move welcomed by India as a "much awaited first step" that will align the world body with needs of the global community in the fight against the menace.

Jun 16, 2017, 10:25 AM IST

India expresses concern over fragile situation in Middle East

India has expressed concern over the "increasingly fragile and unpredictable" situation in the Middle East, saying the growing threat of terrorism and radicalism has added to the complexities in the region.

Jul 13, 2016, 14:27 PM IST

World leaders must 'accelerate' climate talks: Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said today that countries must "accelerate the rhythm of negotiations" on capping global warming ahead of an international climate conference in Paris in December.

Aug 27, 2015, 00:26 AM IST

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke all but says he's leaving

Jerome Valcke, FIFA`s often-outspoken secretary general, all but confirmed on Friday that he will be leaving his job when Sepp Blatter is replaced as president of world soccer`s governing body next February.

Jul 24, 2015, 22:42 PM IST

Nikhil Seth to head UN training institute

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appointed veteran Indian diplomat and international administrator Nikhil Seth to head the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

Jun 09, 2015, 03:52 AM IST

UN chief condemns Libya hotel attack

UN Secretary General Ban Ki- moon on Wednesday condemned "in the strongest terms" the attack on a hotel in Libya, which killed at least eight people Tuesday.

Jan 29, 2015, 02:39 AM IST

Hard to quantify damage done by non publication of report - Valcke

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said on Tuesday he did not know how much damage had been done to the organisation by the row over the non-publication of the Garcia report in full.

Nov 26, 2014, 09:09 AM IST

Suspending chef-de-mission was nation's insult: IOA Secretary Mehta

Slamming AIBA's decision to not only hand provisional suspension to boxer Laishram Sarita Devi but also India's Asiad chef-de-mission Adille J. Sumariwalla, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Secretary General Rajeev Mehta has said that the move is an insult to the nation.

Oct 24, 2014, 18:21 PM IST

Big names in Indian Super League will attract youngsters: Jerome Valcke

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke Wednesday said the presence of big stars in the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL) will lure youngsters into taking up football, helping the growth of the sport in India.

Oct 15, 2014, 18:05 PM IST

FIFA hails Indian Super League

The inaugural Indian Super League will help the cricket-mad nation develop a football culture with the ultimate aim of qualifying for the World Cup, a top FIFA official said Wednesday.

Oct 15, 2014, 15:08 PM IST

Narinder Batra seeks Sports Minister's support after Asian Games hockey high

Hockey India secretary general Narinder Batra on Friday wrote to Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, requesting more support for the game to build on the success of the Incheon Asian Games.

Oct 03, 2014, 22:38 PM IST

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke to visit India in October

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke will be visiting India in October in what will be his second visit to the country in two years.

Sep 27, 2014, 20:19 PM IST

Rajeev Mehta avoids dais at Asian Games Torch Lighting ceremony

The IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta, who was arrested by the Scotland Police in an alleged drunk driving, during the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games, avoided coming on the dais despite being present at the Asiad Torch Lighting ceremony at Major Dhyan Chand Stadium, here Saturday.

Aug 09, 2014, 22:04 PM IST

Will conduct enquiry and report to govt on Glasgow arrests: N Ramachandran

Indian Olympic Association president N Ramachandran Saturday said that it will conduct an enquiry into the arrests of IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta and international wrestling referee Virender Malik during the Commonwealth Games and will give a report to the Government.

Aug 09, 2014, 20:25 PM IST

Boxing India elections on September 11

Boxing India Firday said it will conduct fresh elections on September 11 after being directed by the world governing body AIBA.

Aug 08, 2014, 23:21 PM IST