India elected to three key bodies of UN's Economic and Social Council

India has been elected to three key bodies of the United Nations' Economic and Social Council for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2022.

Apr 21, 2021, 17:33 PM IST

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2021: History, significance, all you need to know

The theme for International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2021 is "Youth standing up against racism".

Mar 21, 2021, 10:24 AM IST

International Forest Day 2021: History, theme, significance, everything you need to know about

Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, earlier in the day, launched a new Nagar Van Scheme on the occasion of International Forest Day. 

Mar 21, 2021, 09:35 AM IST

UN World Happiness Report 2021: Finland tops the list, Check India's ranking here

The UN's happiness study which ranks the countries on the basis of questions from the Gallup World Poll, revealed that India stands on 139th spot. 

Mar 20, 2021, 13:09 PM IST

Why UN accepted the donation from 'terror group'?

SFJ has given a donation of Rs 7 lakh to the United Nations for lobbying. This terrorist organization is banned in India and its chief Gurpatwant Singh Pannu has been declared as a terrorist. Then the question is, why the United Nation accepted the donation from the terrorist organization?

Mar 14, 2021, 13:46 PM IST

US condemns China at UN rights forum for abuse of Uighurs, Tibetans

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who meets his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Alaska next week, is due to raise the treatment of Uighurs, US officials have said.

Mar 13, 2021, 15:59 PM IST

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet's statement on farmers' protests lacks 'objectivity and impartiality': India

Ambassador Indra Mani Pandey, Permanent Representative of India, said that the purpose of enacting three Farm Acts is to enable farmers to realise better price for their produce and enhance their income. He added, "It will particularly benefit small farmers and offer more choices to those farmers who opt for them."


Feb 27, 2021, 14:09 PM IST

Taal Thok Ke: "People have a right to demonstrate peacefully", says UN

People have a right to demonstrate peacefully and authorities should let them do so, spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said on the farmers' protests in India.

Dec 06, 2020, 18:46 PM IST

US leadership key to fight climate emergency, says UN chief

In a keynote speech at Columbia University in New York, UN chief Guterres declared: "The state of the planet is broken."

Dec 03, 2020, 14:55 PM IST

India calls out UN selectivity on missing out Indic religions on resolutions

India has called out UN's selectivity on missing out on Indic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism while passing resolutions.

Dec 03, 2020, 11:32 AM IST

Pakistan gives a new dossier to UN, accusing India of stoking terrorism

Pakistan gives a new dossier to UN where in it accused India of stoking terrorism.

Nov 25, 2020, 14:48 PM IST

India needs to fix domestic issues to face world with more credibility: Shashi Tharoor at UN

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor at the UN said India needs to fix its domestic issues, including that of the economy, and have "moral authority" if it wants to be a rules contributor to the world.

Oct 23, 2020, 14:55 PM IST

New campaign to make India 'superpower' in UNGA

PM Narendra Modi has launched a new campaign to make India a 'superpower' in the UNGA. PM calls for permanent membership of India for UN reform and Security Council.

Sep 27, 2020, 10:04 AM IST

Japan is determined to host Tokyo Olympics next year: PM Yoshihide Suga tells UN

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga told the United Nations General Assembly on Friday Japan is determined to host the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 after the games were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sep 26, 2020, 10:57 AM IST

CM Nitish Kumar shares Bihar's sustainable development efforts at UN climate meet

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday participated in the virtual high-level Roundtable on Climate Ambition, hosted by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Sep 25, 2020, 10:47 AM IST

India slams Pakistan at UN, calls Islamabad globally recognised epicentre of terrorism

Hours after Pakistan raked up Kashmir issue at the United Nations on Monday (September 21), India slammed Pakistan and highlighted its role in supporting and aiding terrorism.

Sep 22, 2020, 10:14 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi calls for reformed multilateralism on UN's 75th anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (September 22) addressed the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the UN and remarked that the global body faces a "crisis of confidence" without comprehensive reforms.

Sep 22, 2020, 07:31 AM IST

Islamabad should not give lecture on human rights: India slams Pakistan at UN

Describing Pakistan as an "epicenter of terrorism", India on Tuesday (September 15) said that Islamabad should refrain from delivering unsolicited lecture as Pakistan has consistently persecuted its ethnic and religious minorities including Hindus, Sikhs and Christians.

Sep 16, 2020, 11:57 AM IST

Focus on saving lives as well as livelihoods: India lists out its COVID-19 strategy at UN

India's First Secretary, Permanent Mission of India, Geneva, Pawan Badhe said, "We have managed to keep our fatalities at one-and-a-half per cent, for we responded by coming together not growing apart; Collaboration, not Confusion; Preparation not Panic."

Sep 15, 2020, 17:22 PM IST

UN chief to push coronavirus pandemic ceasefire at world leaders meeting, but fears opportunities lost

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will use his annual address to world leaders next week to push for a global ceasefire until the end of 2020 so countries can fight the coronavirus pandemic, but he said opportunities will be lost because presidents and prime ministers are not physically in New York.

Sep 15, 2020, 10:35 AM IST