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  • Russia defends Syria against 'chemical attack' outcry Apr 05, 2017 04:45 PM IST

    Russia defends Syria against 'chemical attack' outcry

  • US funding cut to UNFPA may have devastating effects: UN chief Apr 05, 2017 10:28 AM IST

    US funding cut to UNFPA may have devastating effects: UN chief

    The UN chief said that cutting financial support for the UN Population Fund, formerly the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), which is active in more than 150 countries and territories, is based on a misinterpretation of the agency's work.

  • World moving towards green economy: UN Mar 24, 2017 02:15 PM IST

    World moving towards green economy: UN

    "Around the world, over half of new power generation capacity now comes from renewables. In Europe, the figure is more than 90 per cent. In the US and China, new renewable energy jobs now outstrip those created in the oil and gas industries. Globally, over 8 million people work in the renewables sector," UN Seretary General Guterres said.

  • UNSC will meet tomorrow on North Korea missile launches Mar 07, 2017 07:42 AM IST

    UNSC will meet tomorrow on North Korea missile launches

    The meeting scheduled for 10 AM (local time) was requested by the United States and Japan after Pyongyang launched at least four ballistic missiles, three of which fell in the sea close to Japan.

  • Pak hands over dossier on 'India's interference' to UN chief Jan 07, 2017 10:30 AM IST

    Pak hands over dossier on 'India's interference' to UN chief

    Pakistan has handed over a dossier on India's alleged "interference" in the country to new UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and asked the world body to play a role in "restraining" India from such activities.

  • New UN chief urges New Year's resolution: 'Put Peace First' Jan 01, 2017 05:24 PM IST

    New UN chief urges New Year's resolution: 'Put Peace First'

    Antonio Guterres took the reins of the United Nations on New Year's Day, promising to be a "bridge-builder" but facing an antagonistic incoming US administration led by Donald Trump who thinks the world body's 193 member states do nothing except talk and have a good time.

  • UN Secretary General-designate appreciates India Dec 14, 2016 12:30 PM IST

    UN Secretary General-designate appreciates India

    "The Secretary General designate appreciated India's engagement with the UN and contributions to various areas of the UN's work," a spokesperson of India's Permanent Mission to the UN told PTI yesterday.

  • Antonio Guterres appointed next UN Secretary-General Oct 14, 2016 08:20 AM IST

    Antonio Guterres appointed next UN Secretary-General

    The 193 member states of the powerful General Assembly adopted the resolution by acclamation, appointing 67-year-old Guterres as the 9th UN Secretary-General to take over from Ban Ki-moon, whose tenure will end on December 31.

  • New UN chief vows to work as 'convener, bridge-builder' Oct 14, 2016 07:36 AM IST

    New UN chief vows to work as 'convener, bridge-builder'

    Guterres was unanimously appointed by the 193-member UN General Assembly as the successor to Ban Ki-moon and will assume his new role for a five-year term beginning January 1, 2017.

  • Portugal's Guterres clears hurdle to be next UN chief Oct 05, 2016 09:24 PM IST

    Portugal's Guterres clears hurdle to be next UN chief

    Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres was poised to become the next secretary-general of the United Nations following a sixth straw poll by the Security Council, diplomats said today.

  • 60 mn people displaced due to wars, conflict in 2014: UN Jun 18, 2015 06:14 PM IST

    60 mn people displaced due to wars, conflict in 2014: UN

    A record 60 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide due to wars, persecution and conflict in 2014, an average of 42,500 individuals per day, enough to form the world's 24th largest country, the UN said on Thursday.

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