United Nations

Coronavirus: UN chief asks for wartime plan for COVID-19 as global death toll crosses 23,000

"We are at war with a virus - and not winning it," Guterres told a virtual summit of G20 leaders.

Mar 27, 2020, 06:16 AM IST

Baloch activists urge United Nations to probe Pakistan govt’s atrocities in Balochistan

Defending the rights of the people of Balochistan is not an option— it is an obligation. In the words of one of the protestors, “Freedom for Balochistan has been long-delayed, but it cannot and will not be denied.” 

Mar 12, 2020, 19:48 PM IST

Former UN chief Javier Perez de Cuellar dies

Former United Nations chief Javier Perez de Cuellar, who led the world body during the Iran-Iraq war and the civil war in El Salvador, died Wednesday in his native Peru, his son said.

Mar 05, 2020, 09:07 AM IST

Air strikes hit hospitals, camps in northwest Syria, Turkey demands pull-back

UN officials said relief agencies were overwhelmed by the humanitarian crisis as nearly one million civilians, most of them women and children, had fled towards the Turkish border in bitter winter conditions to escape the onslaught.

Feb 18, 2020, 23:59 PM IST

UN Secretary-General urged to take notice of humanitarian crisis in Balochistan

Khalil Baloch, chairman of the Baloch National Movement (BNM) on Sunday urged the visiting United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to take immediate notice of the humanitarian crisis in Balochistan.

Feb 17, 2020, 14:59 PM IST

Moscow says not in favour of Kashmir being discussed at United Nations

On the visit of foreign envoys to the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir earlier this month, Kudashev said, he doesn't "feels the reason to travel" as "Kashmir is India's internal matter and belongs to your constitutional space".

Jan 20, 2020, 13:12 PM IST

UN report projects India's growth rate at 5.7% for 2019-20, 6.6% in next fiscal

The projection in the UN`s World Economic Situation and Prospects report released on Thursday are higher than the 5 per cent made by the World Bank earlier this month.

Jan 17, 2020, 06:57 AM IST

United Nations thanks India for paying 2020 annual dues early

India has paid its 2020 annual dues ahead of schedule to the cash-strapped world body earning its thanks. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres`s Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric on Friday thanked India for sending the payment. India paid on Friday the full amount of $23.4 million for this year for the general budget due only at the end of the month.

Jan 11, 2020, 09:10 AM IST

Heal thyself of your malaise: Syed Akbaruddin's advice to Pakistan

"My simple response to Pakistan is even though it is late, neighbour, heal thyself of your malaise. There are no takers here for your malware," Akbaruddin added.

Jan 10, 2020, 08:15 AM IST

Over 230,000 people flee Idlib in two-week Russian-backed offensive: UN

"With the latest escalation of violence in northwest Syria, civilians in Idlib governorate are again suffering from the devastating consequences of hostilities," it said. OCHA said Maarat al-Numan and the surrounding countryside "are reportedly almost empty". Syrian forces are advancing on Maarat al-Numan.

Dec 27, 2019, 21:24 PM IST

Indian Navy Ship Trikand escorts UN merchant ship transporting relief material to Kenya

Under the World Food Programme (WFP) initiative of the United Nations, relief and nutritional material are supplied to the underprivileged in Africa. The Indian Navy Ship Trikand was escorting the merchant ship to protect it from pirates operating from the East Coast of Somalia.

Dec 15, 2019, 21:17 PM IST

Human Rights Day 2019: Know why it's celebrated

Human Rights Day was adopted at the 1948 United Nations General Assembly. 

Dec 10, 2019, 13:12 PM IST

CPEC not a burden; relations with China will never fray: Pakistan

The CPEC is a multi-billion dollar development project, with a planned network of roads, railways and energy projects linking China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region with Pakistan's strategic Gwadar Port on the Arabian Sea

Nov 24, 2019, 07:52 AM IST

Cross-border terrorism continue to destabilise entire regions, pose serious challenge: India

Akbaruddin asserted, "UN-designated terrorist organizations such as ISIL, Al-Shabab, Al-Qaida, Boko Haram, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed, continue to destabilise entire regions through their cross-border financing, propaganda, and recruitment, including by using - rather abusing- evolving global public goods such as the cyberspace and social media."

Nov 20, 2019, 10:34 AM IST

UNICEF to celebrate 30 years of Convention on the Rights of the Child on Wednesday at Parliament Annexe

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) will celebrate thirty years of Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on Wednesday in the national capital on World’s Children Day. The event will be held at the Parliament Annexe at 4 pm.

Nov 19, 2019, 14:04 PM IST

Kartarpur Corridor opening will pave way for interfaith harmony between India-Pakistan: UN

The United Nations on Saturday (local time) welcomed the historic opening of the much-awaited Kartarpur Sahib Corridor saying the move will pave the way for boosting "interfaith harmony and understanding" between India and Pakistan.

Nov 10, 2019, 08:14 AM IST

Afghanistan suffers record 4,300 civilian casualties in three months: United Nations

A record 4,313 civilians were injured or killed in Afghanistan`s war against the Islamist Taliban between July and September, the United Nations (UN) said on Thursday.

Oct 17, 2019, 21:56 PM IST

Afghanistan suffers record 4,300 civilian casualties in three months: UN

  A record 4,313 civilians were injured or killed in Afghanistan`s war against the Islamist Taliban between July and September, the United Nations said on Thursday. The tally was up 42 percent from the same period last year - in a war that ebbs and flows with the seasonal weather - and included more than a thousand deaths, according to data from the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

Oct 17, 2019, 20:57 PM IST

India among 35 nations to have paid its dues to UN, tweets Syed Akbaruddin

India's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin tweeted a list of countries which have paid their dues so far, including Australia, Bhutan, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore and Switzerland.

Oct 13, 2019, 10:46 AM IST

DNA: Know why United Nations is running out of funds

In this segment of DNA, know why the United Nations is running out funds. #DNA #UN

Oct 09, 2019, 23:06 PM IST