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  • India warns on Afghanistan as Pakistan appeals to work with Taliban Oct 02, 2021 05:48 PM IST

    India warns on Afghanistan as Pakistan appeals to work with Taliban

    On Friday, the Indian PM raised concerns about Pakistan during talks with US President Joe Biden as well as at a broader four-way summit with the leaders of Australia and Japan, according to Indian officials, who said the others concurred.

  • Afghanistan, Myanmar will not address UN General Assembly: UN official Sep 27, 2021 07:36 PM IST

    Afghanistan, Myanmar will not address UN General Assembly: UN official

    According to the latest list of speakers for the last day of the high-level General Debate of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, Afghanistan and Myanmar are not listed as speakers to address the session.

  • PM Modi at UNGA: 'Countries using terrorism as state policy must know it's an equally big threat for them' Sep 25, 2021 06:44 PM IST

    PM Modi at UNGA: 'Countries using terrorism as state policy must know it's an equally big threat for them'

    Referring to Afghanistan's takeover by Taliban, Prime Minister Modi urged the UN member nations to ensure that the Afghan soil is not used to "spread terrorism".

  • A look at the demography of the Indian diaspora in the US Sep 23, 2021 07:15 PM IST

    A look at the demography of the Indian diaspora in the US

    Indian American are the second-largest immigrant group in the United States. With PM Narendra Modi visiting in America for the UN General Assembly meet, here's a look at the Indian diaspora in the US -- population, education, economic situation, and more.

  • US not seeking 'Cold War', says Joe Biden in first UN General Assembly address Sep 21, 2021 07:58 PM IST

    US not seeking 'Cold War', says Joe Biden in first UN General Assembly address

    Biden declared himself to be the first US president in 20 years not to be running a war after his controversial pullout of troops from Afghanistan, where the Taliban swiftly took over.

  • UN General Assembly demands Myanmar Junta end coup and stop the killings Jun 19, 2021 06:01 PM IST

    UN General Assembly demands Myanmar Junta end coup and stop the killings

    Myanmar’s trajectory — from decades of military rule to a move toward democratic transition in recent years, and then abruptly and violently back to military rule this year — has made the Southeast Asian country of 54 million the site of one of the world’s most acute crises.

  • UN warns 2021 shaping up to be a humanitarian catastrophe Dec 04, 2020 10:50 PM IST

    UN warns 2021 shaping up to be a humanitarian catastrophe

    The pandemic, measures taken by countries to try to stop its spread and the economic impact have fueled a 40 percent increase in the number of people needing humanitarian help, the United Nations said earlier this week.

  • UNSC should not be misused with 'retaliatory intent' to name innocent civilians as terrorists: India Oct 08, 2020 11:33 AM IST

    UNSC should not be misused with 'retaliatory intent' to name innocent civilians as terrorists: India

    First Secretary and Legal Adviser in India’s Permanent Mission to the UN Yedla Umasankar said the fight against terrorism has to be unrelenting and across all fronts and the flow of resources to terror linked entities needs to be completely stopped by collective inter-state efforts.

  • India votes in favour of UNGA resolution, calling for multilateral cooperation to combat COVID-19 Sep 12, 2020 02:14 PM IST

    India votes in favour of UNGA resolution, calling for multilateral cooperation to combat COVID-19

    The Omnibus Resolution on Comprehensive and Coordinated Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic was overwhelmingly adopted by the 193-member General Assembly Friday, with 169 nations voting in favour of the resolution that recognised the COVID-19 pandemic as one of the greatest global challenges in the history of the United Nations.

  • India abstains from voting on UN General Assembly resolution to condemn activities of Hamas Dec 07, 2018 11:45 AM IST

    India abstains from voting on UN General Assembly resolution to condemn activities of Hamas

    The resolution failed to be adopted on December 6 as it could not garner two-thirds support in the General Assembly.

  • 73rd session of UN General Assembly begins Sep 19, 2018 02:30 PM IST

    73rd session of UN General Assembly begins

    "Let us proceed together, building a world more equal and free, more sustainable and respectful of nature, and more inclusive and supportive," she said.

  • New round of International Court of Justice voting to be held on Monday Nov 17, 2017 12:24 PM IST

    New round of International Court of Justice voting to be held on Monday

    Bhandari and Greenwood, who are seeking re-election at the Hague-based ICJ, are locked in a major battle as 11 rounds of elections held in both the UNGA and UNSC have failed to yield results.

  • India, UK battle for ICJ seat run into stalemate Nov 14, 2017 08:30 AM IST

    India, UK battle for ICJ seat run into stalemate

    Dalveer Bhandari from India and Christopher Greenwood from the UK are seeking re-election at the Hague-based International Court of Justice.

  • India backs UNGA resolution to refer Britain-Mauritius dispute to ICJ Jun 23, 2017 01:50 PM IST

    India backs UNGA resolution to refer Britain-Mauritius dispute to ICJ

    In a diplomatic blow to Britain, the General Assembly yesterday voted by 94 to 15 to ask the Hague-based court to examine the legal status of the Chagos Archipelago, which Mauritius maintains is part of its territory that has been unlawfully claimed by the UK since 1965.

  • UNGA involved only with processes rather than substance: India Feb 22, 2017 11:40 AM IST

    UNGA involved only with processes rather than substance: India

    "Without effective reform, the UNGA will remain, at best, a marginal player in solving the great problems of our times," India's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Tanmaya Lal said at an ad-hoc working group revitalisation of the General Assembly here.

  • 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.

  • Swaraj to give stinging response to Pakistan at UNGA Sep 26, 2016 06:12 PM IST

    Swaraj to give stinging response to Pakistan at UNGA

    "The whole world and the entire nation" is waiting to hear from Swaraj, who will deliver India's "vision document" for the 71st UNGA, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup told reporters.

  • US President Obama to meet PM Modi in Paris today Nov 30, 2015 07:55 AM IST

    US President Obama to meet PM Modi in Paris today

    Obama and Modi would primarily focus on climate change but will also review progress in bilateral relationship and discussion on regional and global issues including terrorism.

  • Poor must have fair access to global resources: Amit Narang Oct 14, 2015 10:56 AM IST

    Poor must have fair access to global resources: Amit Narang

    In the backdrop of these dismal numbers, Amit Narang said world leaders declared last month that there can be no sustainable development as long as poverty and hunger persist when they adopted the ambitious post 2015-development agenda.

  • India Prez's visit to deepen Indo-Israel friendship: Rivlin Oct 07, 2015 03:15 PM IST

    India Prez's visit to deepen Indo-Israel friendship: Rivlin

    In the highest-level visit by an Indian leader since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1992, Israel is all set to extend a warm welcome to Mukherjee.

  • PM Modi at high table in UN's lunch for heads of state Sep 29, 2015 07:39 AM IST

    PM Modi at high table in UN's lunch for heads of state

    Acording to the "top table seating chart", Modi, Obama and Russain President Vladimir Putin were seated at the circular table with host Ban. Modi was seated between Austrian President Heinz Fischer, and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.

  • Modi agrees to write to Obama on Diwali stamp Sep 26, 2015 11:23 AM IST

    Modi agrees to write to Obama on Diwali stamp

    The request in this regard was made by an Indian-American couple from New York - Ranju and Ravi Batra who met Modi at the UN General Assembly yesterday when the Prime Minister went there to address the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Agenda Summit.

  • Need to delink terror from religion: Modi Sep 26, 2015 09:51 AM IST

    Need to delink terror from religion: Modi

    In a meeting with King Abdullah of Jordan on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session, Modi discussed ways to prevent radicalisation of youth and to counter extremist messaging, External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said after the meeting yesterday.

  • 'Modi,Obama meeting on Mon to build on Jan discussions' Sep 25, 2015 09:56 AM IST

    'Modi,Obama meeting on Mon to build on Jan discussions'

    Modi is scheduled to have bilateral meetings with more than a dozen countries including France, Jordan, Bhutan, Mexico, Guyana, Cyprus, Sweden, Qatar and Palestine.

  • Expect India to play constructive role in climate talks: US Sep 24, 2015 10:04 AM IST

    Expect India to play constructive role in climate talks: US

    It also reiterated its support for India's bid for a permanent membership of the UN Security Council.

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