The resolution sponsored by the European Union and Japan was adopted without a vote by the General Assembly's human rights committee. It has 61 co-sponsors two more than last year and now goes to the 193-member assembly which is certain to adopt it in December.
Thousands of diplomats at the 12-day, 196-nation talks are haggling over the fine print of a "user's manual" for a treaty that will go into effect in 2020
It was the second meeting between Haley and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief -- with the first taking place in August during Haley's visit to the agency's headquarters in Vienna, where she called for more controls on Iran.
China yesterday for the fourth time blocked India, the US and other nations' bid to list Pathankot terror attack mastermind Azhar as a global terrorist, saying "there is no consensus" within the members of the sanctions committee.
Russia yesterday vetoed the US-sponsored UN resolution that would extend the work of inspectors seeking to determine who is responsible for chemical weapons attacks in Syria.
In a significant U.S. policy shift on Oct. 13, President Donald Trump disavowed Iran's compliance with the deal it sealed with world powers, and launched a more aggressive approach to the Islamic Republic over its missile development activity.
A 2015 World Bank study focused on India found that discrimination against the country’s LGBT community cost the country up to 1.7 percent in potential gross domestic product.
"Use of terrorism as an instrument of State Policy cannot be tolerated. Those who have taken recourse to it have invariably suffered themselves proving the age old dictum that those who play with the sword, shall also perish by it," Yedla Umasankar, legal adviser and first secretary at the Permanent Mission of India to the UN said.
Pakistan is known more as an exporter of terrorism across the world, said Sushma Swaraj in her speech at United Nations General Assembly. Taking a hard line against Pakistan, Swaraj, who was expected to speak on terrorism, compared India with its often contentious neighbour.
China's reaction came hours after Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi demanded that the UN Security Council resolution on Kashmir be implemented, and urged the world body to appoint a special envoy to Kashmir.
Arguing that countries like China and India are benefiting the most from the Paris Agreement, United States President Trump had said that the agreement on climate change was unfair to the US, as it badly hit its businesses and jobs.
The respected 38 North website in the US raised its estimate for the yield from the explosion, which Pyongyang says was a hydrogen bomb small enough to fit onto a missile, to around 250 kilotons -- more than 16 times the size of the device that devastated Hiroshima in 1945.
"Humanitarian activities in Rakhine have either been suspended or severely interrupted, resulting in 170,000 people not receiving the food they usually receive and 15,000 people not receiving their primary health care," Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, told reporters at his daily briefing.
The Rs 1,000 crore project is expected to improve the income of nearly 1.65 lakh households in Anantapur, Chittoor, Kadapa, Kurnool and Prakasam.
On Sunday, North Korea said it detonated a hydrogen bomb designed for a long-range missile and called it a "perfect success", inviting worldwide condemnation and promises of tougher US sanctions.
Secretary-General Guterres said he is "deeply concerned" about the security, humanitarian and human rights situation in Myanmar's Rakhine State, saying everyone is aware of the long-standing history of discrimination, hopelessness and extreme poverty in that State.
The United Nations stands ready to support relief efforts in any way possible, he said adding that the number of natural disasters has nearly quadrupled since 1970.
The prime minister congratulated President-elect of the UN General Assembly Lajcak on his election and assured him of India's full and constructive cooperation in discharging his new responsibilities, a PMO statement said.
China had pledged to fully enforce the latest sanctions against its diplomatic ally after coming under pressure from the United States to do more to compel North Korea to drop its nuclear weapons programme.
The Trump administration cautiously embraced China's apparent newfound cooperation, while putting it on notice that the US would be watching closely to ensure it didn't ease up on North Korea if and when the world's attention is diverted elsewhere.
The OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026 said the world's population will increase from 7.3 to 8.2 billion over the course of the next decade with India and Sub-Saharan Africa accounting for 56 per cent of total population growth.
India and other nuclear-armed nations—the United States, Russia, Britain, China, France, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel had not participated in the negotiations.
The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in its 10th edition of the 'Global Innovation Index (GII)' ranked India 60th on its list of 130 most innovative countries in the world.
Capping a two-year-long process, India and Pakistan on Friday became full members of SCO. India's membership was strongly pushed by Russia while Pakistan's entry into the grouping was backed by China.
The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said in its annual flagship report 'The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2017' launched yesterday that the economic growth for India is projected to be stable at 7.1 per cent in 2017 before edging up to 7.5 per cent in 2018, underpinned by higher private and public consumption and increased infrastructure spending.