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One in three people in Congo suffer from acute hunger, warns United Nations

The estimated 27.3 million Congolese need urgent action to save lives, reduce gaps in food availability, and protect livelihoods, Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Food Program said. 

Apr 08, 2021, 11:56 AM IST

Myanmar faces possibility of civil war, warns UN envoy

The Myanmar coup reversed years of slow progress toward democracy in Myanmar, which for five decades had languished under strict military rule that led to international isolation and sanctions.

Apr 01, 2021, 06:51 AM IST

India’s EAM S Jaishankar backs regional peace process on Afghanistan under United Nations umbrella at ‘Heart of Asia’ conference

At Heart of Asia meet in Dushanbe, India's External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar has extended support to a regional process on peace in Afghanistan under the United Nations umbrella.  

Mar 30, 2021, 15:21 PM IST

US co-sponsors UK led resolution on human rights violations in Sri Lanka at 46th UNHRC session

The United States co-sponsored a resolution led by the United Kingdom on "Promoting reconciliation, accountability, and human rights in Sri Lanka" in the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

Mar 25, 2021, 12:14 PM IST

World Water Day 2021: History, significance and theme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the 'Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain'  movement on World Water Day 2021.

Mar 22, 2021, 09:59 AM IST

US and China clash at UNGA meeting on combatting racial discrimination

China's Deputy UN Ambassador Dai Bing, who wasn't on the original speakers' list, took the floor near the end of the commemoration to reject what he called the politically motivated US allegation, calling it "an act of rumour-mongering through and through, and a bare-faced lie."

Mar 20, 2021, 07:03 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi moved nation to women-led development, says UN Representative TS Tirumurti

TS Tirumurti,  Permanent Representative of India to United Nations was speaking at an event organised by the Permanent Mission of India and the All India Women's Education Fund Association (AIWEFA) on the sidelines of the 65th session of the UN Commission on Status of Women.

Mar 19, 2021, 07:52 AM IST

United Nations calls for reversal of Myanmar coup and condemns violence

The coup reversed years of slow progress toward democracy in Myanmar, which for five decades had languished under strict military rule that led to international isolation and sanctions. 

Mar 11, 2021, 13:00 PM IST

Every year 50 kg of food is wasted in India

Every year millions of tonnes of food are wasted in the country, 50 kg/person kg food is wasted in India. The report released by the United Nations has revealed shocking figures about food wastage. See this report.

Mar 05, 2021, 14:10 PM IST

United Nations envoy: Myanmar army is ‘surprised’ at opposition to the coup

The UN special envoy for Myanmar said the generals who have seized power in the Southeast Asian nation indicated they do not fear renewed sanctions, though they are “very surprised” that their plans to restore military rule without much opposition is not working.

Mar 04, 2021, 20:22 PM IST

United States, United Nations & European Union welcomes India-Pakistan ceasefire agreement

The United States, the United Nations and the European Nations have welcomed the announcement by the militaries of India and Pakistan to strictly observe all agreements on ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir and other sectors, and hoped that it would lead to greater peace and stability in South Asia.

Feb 26, 2021, 23:51 PM IST

US, UN welcome ceasefire agreement between India, Pakistan, call it a 'positive step'

United Nations Secretary General`s spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is encouraged by India and Pakistan’s decision to strictly observe all agreements on a ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) and hopes that the "positive step" would "provide an opportunity for further dialogue".

Feb 26, 2021, 09:06 AM IST

India reminds Turkey of UNSC resolution on Cyprus, raises Omar Saeed's acquittal at UNHRC

 For the first time, India raised the issue of acquittal of Omar Saeed, key accused in the killing of US Journalist Daniel Pearl and Islamabad's support to "state-sponsored terrorism". Pakistan was the key focus of India's right of reply at the council, which out of habit raises Kashmir, irking New Delhi.

Feb 24, 2021, 21:13 PM IST

COVID-19 vaccine: United Nations flags concern as 130 countries haven't received single dose

Calling the distribution of coronavirus vaccines "widely uneven and unfair", UN chief Antonio Guterres said that only 10 countries have administered 75 per cent of all vaccinations. He called for a global effort to get all people in every nation inoculated as soon as possible.

Feb 18, 2021, 07:01 AM IST

North Korea stole cryptocurrency worth USD 316.4 million to fund its nuclear programme: UN experts

The UN panel said its investigations found that North Korean-linked cyber actors continued to conduct operations in 2020 against financial institutions and virtual currency exchange houses to generate money to support its weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programmes.

Feb 10, 2021, 12:14 PM IST

Myanmar military coup: UN Security Council expresses concern, calls for Aung San Suu Kyi's release

The statement said, "Members of the Security Council expressed deep concern at the declaration of the state of emergency imposed in Myanmar by the military" and the "arbitrary detention of members of the Government, including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint and others. They called for the immediate release of all those detained".

Feb 05, 2021, 00:26 AM IST

New advisory for COVID patients, WHO warns against high-dose anticoagulants

WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris told a United Nations briefing in Geneva that the body suggests the use, of low-dose anticoagulants to prevent blood clots forming in blood vessels adding that higher doses may lead to other health complications. 

Jan 30, 2021, 09:02 AM IST

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres lauds India's COVID vaccine efforts, makes this remark

India has gifted over 55 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccine to neighbouring countries. External Affairs Ministry (EAM) spokesperson Anurag Srivastava recently announced that India plans to gift COVID vaccines to Oman, CARICOM countries, Nicaragua, Pacific Island states.

Jan 29, 2021, 11:15 AM IST

Consistently supported Palestinian nation-building efforts, says India at UNSC

Speaking at the meet, India's envoy to the UN, T.S. Tirumurti highlighted New Delhi's human resource development and institutional building for Palestine and has currently undertaken several projects in many sectors, including health, education and technology of around USD 72 million.

Jan 27, 2021, 00:26 AM IST

Hope tensions can be eased through dialogue: UN on India, China face-off in Sikkim’s Naku La

Amid reports of a minor face-off between Indian and the Chinese soldiers in Sikkim’s Naku La, the United Nations has urged both countries to exercise restraint and engage in peaceful dialogue to resolve the border stand-off. The appeal from the UN came after it was reported that the soldiers of both the countries reportedly clashed with each other at Naku La in the Sikkim border area. 

Jan 26, 2021, 08:53 AM IST