Jun 12, 2021 12:37 PM IST
India has worked with South Africa and other partners at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to seek a relaxation in the norms of the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement to ensure quick and affordable access to vaccines and medicines for developing countries during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Jun 08, 2021 09:35 PM IST
Guterres, nominated by the Government of Portugal, has been the only official candidate for the position of Secretary General and his re-election was a given.
- May 25, 2021 10:48 PM IST
In his first face-to-face interaction with the UN chief since India entered the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member in January this year, Jaishankar also said that the countering terrorism and radicalisation remain priorities for the entire region.
- May 24, 2021 03:39 PM IST
Addressing the opening of the World Health Organization's main annual assembly of member states, Antonio Guterres pointed out that more than 3.4 million people have died and some 500 million jobs had disappeared since the disease first surfaced in China in late 2019.
- Apr 30, 2021 09:39 AM IST
With the entire @UN family, I stand in solidarity with the people of India as they face a horrific #COVID19 outbreak. The UN stands ready to step up our support, Guterres tweeted on Thursday.
- Mar 29, 2021 10:20 AM IST
"The response to COVID and to the financial aspects [of the crisis] has been fragmented, and geopolitical divides are not helping," Guterres told the FT.
- Mar 23, 2021 09:39 AM IST
Guterres's statement comes against the backdrop of multiple shootings this month in and around Atlanta that killed eight people, among whom six were Asian women.
- Feb 28, 2021 06:58 PM IST
OCHA, said the risk of large-scale famine in the Arab world's poorest country has never been more acute, adding that the years-long conflict, economic decline, and institutional collapse created enormous humanitarian needs in all sectors.
- Feb 22, 2021 05:14 PM IST
Speaking at the opening of the UN Human Rights Council's main annual session, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres charged that authorities in a number of nations were using restrictions meant to halt the spread of COVID-19 to weaken their political opposition.
- Feb 17, 2021 07:26 PM IST
"The world urgently needs a global vaccination plan to bring together all those with the required power, scientific expertise and production and financial capacities," Antonio Guterres told a high-level Security Council meeting on vaccines.
- Feb 08, 2021 09:51 AM IST
A portion of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district on Sunday, triggering an avalanche and a deluge in the Alaknanda river system that washed away hydroelectric stations, leaving at least seven people dead and 125 missing who are feared dead.
- Feb 05, 2021 06:20 PM IST
The U.N. said Friday that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants the former New York mayor to “mobilize stronger and more ambitious climate action” in the lead-up to a November global climate summit.
- Feb 04, 2021 01:39 PM IST
The UN Security Council met on Tuesday to discuss the situation in Myanmar after the military seized power and detained State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, President U Win Myint and other top political leaders in the bloodless coup.
- Jan 29, 2021 11:26 AM IST
Antonio Guterres was responding to a question by a Pakistani journalist on tensions between India and Pakistan over the situation in Kashmir.
- Jan 29, 2021 09:17 AM IST
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ comments came at a time when India has been gifting lakhs of COVID-19 vaccine doses to multiple countries across the world.
- Jan 26, 2021 08:58 AM IST
Indian and Chinese troops were involved in a clash in the high-altitude Naku La region in North Sikkim on January 20, an incident described by the Indian Army on Monday as a "minor face-off".
- Jan 25, 2021 04:12 PM IST
Born in 1955, Ghosh got her M.A, M. Phil. in economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University and joined Cambridge University for her Ph.D.
- Jan 21, 2021 12:34 PM IST
In April last year, as the coronavirus pandemic was spreading across the globe, Donald Trump cut off US funding to the WHO, saying it was "virtually controlled by China.”
- Dec 12, 2020 09:10 PM IST
The Climate Ambition Summit, being held online, comes as the United Nations warns current commitments to tackle rises in global temperatures are inadequate.
- Dec 05, 2020 08:32 PM IST
Thousands of farmers are protesting on various borders of Delhi since November 26, seeking repeal of three farm laws enacted in September.
- Dec 05, 2020 02:09 PM IST
India has called the remarks by foreign leaders on protests by farmers as "ill-informed” and "unwarranted” as the matter pertained to the internal affairs of a democratic country.
- Dec 04, 2020 08:03 AM IST
Guterres addressed a special session of the 193-member U.N. General Assembly on COVID-19, which emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year and spread globally, so far infecting nearly 65 million people and killing nearly 1.5 million.
- Oct 26, 2020 07:39 AM IST
The coronavirus pandemic is the overarching theme of the summit, which originally had been scheduled for Berlin. Several of the leaders and experts who spoke at the opening stressed the need to cooperate across borders.
- Sep 29, 2020 12:51 PM IST
Guterres warned there is no end in sight to the spread of the virus, the loss of jobs, the disruption of education, the upheaval to our lives.
- Aug 13, 2020 08:08 AM IST
United Nations' Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the COVID-19 pandemic not only threatens gains in fighting global poverty and building peace, but also risks exacerbating existing conflicts and generating new ones.