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.
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.
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'.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said there was a 60 percent chance of a La Nina event between September and November.
The hardest-hit sectors during the pandemic are retail, garment and tourism, where a disproportionate number of workers are female.
The theme of International Youth Day 2020 is “Youth Engagement for Global Action”.
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.
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 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 is all set to join the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member, elections for which will be held on June 17.
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.
"Prioritising the needs of the poor and vulnerable will have to receive the highest priority with respect to digital initiatives," he said.
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.
In a video conference Monday, Guterres told the Security Council that even before the current crisis, young people were facing enormous challenges.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Son Francisco Perez de Cuellar said his remains will lie at the Peruvian foreign ministry before burial on March 6
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.”