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  • What a gift: Russia offers UN staff free coronavirus vaccine Sep 23, 2020 04:47 PM IST

    What a gift: Russia offers UN staff free coronavirus vaccine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered to provide staff of United Nations with the Sputnik V vaccine in a speech to this year's General Assembly marking the body's 75th birthday.

  • India slams Pakistan for raising Kashmir issue at UN 75 meet, says it hails terrorists as 'martyrs' Sep 22, 2020 04:10 PM IST

    India slams Pakistan for raising Kashmir issue at UN 75 meet, says it hails terrorists as 'martyrs'

    First Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Vidisha Maitra, termed the Pakistan Foreign Minister's speech as the "never-ending fabricated narrative" about the internal affairs of India at a special United Nations session.

  • Pakistan continues to foment 'culture of violence' at home, across its borders: India at UN Sep 11, 2020 09:11 AM IST

    Pakistan continues to foment 'culture of violence' at home, across its borders: India at UN

    India's strong rebuke came as Pakistan's UN envoy Munir Akram made references to Jammu and Kashmir, the Babri Masjid demolition and construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya during his remarks to the virtual forum on 'Culture of Peace'.

  • La Nina likely, but temperatures set to remain high: United Nations Aug 27, 2020 09:04 PM IST

    La Nina likely, but temperatures set to remain high: United Nations

    The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said there was a 60 percent chance of a La Nina event between September and November.

  • Women-led SMEs suffer disproportionate pandemic losses, finds UN study Aug 15, 2020 09:32 AM IST

    Women-led SMEs suffer disproportionate pandemic losses, finds UN study

    The hardest-hit sectors during the pandemic are retail, garment and tourism, where a disproportionate number of workers are female.

  • International Youth Day 2020: Here is all you need to know about the significance and theme for the day Aug 12, 2020 02:31 PM IST

    International Youth Day 2020: Here is all you need to know about the significance and theme for the day

    The theme of International Youth Day 2020 is “Youth Engagement for Global Action”.

  • Two agricultural experts from India named by UN chief to scientific group for 2021 food summit Jul 01, 2020 10:58 AM IST

    Two agricultural experts from India named by UN chief to scientific group for 2021 food summit

    Prof. Rattan Lal of Ohio State University and Dr. Uma Lele of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) are among the Scientific Group Members named by Guterres, a statement issued by the UN spokesperson said.

  • India accounts for over 30% of world's 142.6 million 'missing females': UN report Jun 30, 2020 12:03 PM IST

    India accounts for over 30% of world's 142.6 million 'missing females': UN report

    The State of World Population 2020 report released on Tuesday by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the world organisation's sexual and reproductive health agency, said that the number of “missing women” has more than doubled over the past 50 years - from 61 million in 1970 to a cumulative 142.6 million in 2020.

  • India joins 'Alliance for Poverty Eradication' at UN as founding member Jun 25, 2020 11:12 AM IST

    India joins 'Alliance for Poverty Eradication' at UN as founding member

    India has joined the alliance as a founding member and stressed that ending poverty is not just about monetary compensation but guaranteeing access of the poor to quality education, healthcare, clean water, sanitation, decent housing and social security.

  • India's presence in UNSC will help bring its ethos of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' to world: envoy Jun 13, 2020 11:39 AM IST

    India's presence in UNSC will help bring its ethos of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' to world: envoy

    India is all set to join the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member, elections for which will be held on June 17.

  • UN expert says some are 'starving' in North Korea Jun 09, 2020 06:32 PM IST

    UN expert says some are 'starving' in North Korea

    Tomas Ojea Quintana, UN special rapporteur on human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, urged the UN Security Council to reconsider sanctions imposed on the isolated country over its nuclear and missile programmes, so as to ensure food supplies.

  • COVID-19 underlines necessity to prioritise needs of poor through digital solutions: India at UN Jun 05, 2020 10:55 AM IST

    COVID-19 underlines necessity to prioritise needs of poor through digital solutions: India at UN

    "Prioritising the needs of the poor and vulnerable will have to receive the highest priority with respect to digital initiatives," he said.

  • 'We have no information about the situation of Kim Jong Un': UN chief Antonio Guterres May 01, 2020 07:47 AM IST

    'We have no information about the situation of Kim Jong Un': UN chief Antonio Guterres

    Guterres was responding to a question on whether any UN official had spoken to any North Korean official about the health and whereabouts of Kim.

  • World cannot afford a lost generation of youth due to COVID19: UN SG Guterres Apr 28, 2020 11:11 AM IST

    World cannot afford a lost generation of youth due to COVID19: UN SG Guterres

    In a video conference Monday, Guterres told the Security Council that even before the current crisis, young people were facing enormous challenges.

  • For Earth Day, UN chief urges "green recovery" in response to coronavirus Apr 22, 2020 03:30 PM IST

    For Earth Day, UN chief urges "green recovery" in response to coronavirus

    With global battle lines emerging between investors backing "green stimulus" measures and industry lobbyists aiming to weaken climate regulations, Guterres cautioned governments against bailing out heavily polluting industries.

  • UN calls for "equitable and fair" access to medicines, vaccines in COVID-19 fight Apr 21, 2020 06:55 PM IST

    UN calls for "equitable and fair" access to medicines, vaccines in COVID-19 fight

    The Mexico-drafted resolution, which was adopted on Monday, recognised the importance of international cooperation and effective multilateralism in ensure that all States have in place effective national protective measures, access to and flow of vital medical supplies, medicines and vaccines, in order to minimise negative effects in all affected States and to avoid relapses of the pandemic.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | 'UN chief Guterres salutes countries like India for helping others in fight against COVID-19' Apr 18, 2020 09:33 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | 'UN chief Guterres salutes countries like India for helping others in fight against COVID-19'

    Hydroxychloroquine has been identified by the US Food and Drug Administration as a possible treatment for the COVID-19 and it is being tested on more than 1,500 coronavirus patients in New York.

  • UN warns virus putting children `in jeopardy’ Apr 17, 2020 08:42 AM IST

    UN warns virus putting children `in jeopardy’

    The U.N. chief said in a video statement Thursday that the lives of children “are being totally upended” by COVID-19, with almost all students out of school, family stress levels rising as communities face lock-downs, and reduced household income expected to force poor families to cut back on essential health and food expenditures, “particularly affecting children.”

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Only a COVID-19 vaccine will allow return to 'normalcy': UN chief Apr 16, 2020 08:15 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Only a COVID-19 vaccine will allow return to 'normalcy': UN chief

    A COVID-19 vaccine may be the only thing that can bring back "normalcy," UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday, hoping for just that before the end of the year.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Australian PM Scott Morrison urges WHO, UN to act against China's wet markets Apr 03, 2020 02:15 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Australian PM Scott Morrison urges WHO, UN to act against China's wet markets

    A wet market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan is believed to be the source of the coronavirus pandemic that began in December last year, crossing from animals to humans.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Proposed UN resolution calls COVID-19 a threat to peace Apr 02, 2020 11:20 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Proposed UN resolution calls COVID-19 a threat to peace

    The UN's most powerful body has not addressed the pandemic sweeping the globe, but Dominican Republic Ambassador Jose Singer, the current council president, said Wednesday he expects members to meet on COVID-10 “for sure next week, or before.”

  • Coronavirus pandemic | UN chief says COVID-19 is worst crisis since World War II Apr 01, 2020 08:15 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | UN chief says COVID-19 is worst crisis since World War II

    There is also a risk that the combination of the disease and its economic impact will contribute to "enhanced instability, enhanced unrest, and enhanced conflict," the UN chief Antonio Guterres said at the launch of a report on the socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 on March 31.

  • Pandemic will cut global investment flows more than feared: UN economists Mar 27, 2020 08:03 AM IST

    Pandemic will cut global investment flows more than feared: UN economists

    A fresh report from the UN Conference on Trade, Investment and Development (UNCTAD) warned that the rapid spread of the coronavirus would cause a "dramatic drop" in global foreign direct investment, which is a measure of cross-border private sector investment.

  • Former United Nations Chief Javier Perez de Cuellar dies in Peru, was 100 Mar 05, 2020 09:40 AM IST

    Former United Nations Chief Javier Perez de Cuellar dies in Peru, was 100

    Son Francisco Perez de Cuellar said his remains will lie at the Peruvian foreign ministry before burial on March 6

  • Nuclear arms race is threatening world: UN disarmament chief Feb 27, 2020 11:40 AM IST

    Nuclear arms race is threatening world: UN disarmament chief

    Izumi Nakamitsu didn't name any countries but she was clearly referring to the United States and Russia, and possibly China, when she told the UN Security Council that “relationships between states — especially nuclear-weapon states — are fractured.”

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