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  • Our focus is on ensuring safe return of all Indians from Afghanistan: EAM Jaishankar Aug 18, 2021 10:31 PM IST

    Our focus is on ensuring safe return of all Indians from Afghanistan: EAM Jaishankar

    .With the Taliban now in control in Kabul, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on August 18 said that the Government of India is very carefully following the developments in Afghanistan and India's focus is on ensuring the security and safe return of all Indian nationals still in the war-torn country.

  • UNSC presidency a chance for India to highlight its 5-S approach Jul 30, 2021 02:26 PM IST

    UNSC presidency a chance for India to highlight its 5-S approach

    India has a new Panchsheel that will guide its UNSC presidency next month. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appropriately summed it up as ‘India’s 5-S approach’: samman (respect), samvaad (dialogue), sahyog (cooperation), shanti (peace) and samriddhi (prosperity) 

  • The winds at the UN General Assembly are not in favour of India Sep 25, 2020 08:51 AM IST

    The winds at the UN General Assembly are not in favour of India

    The impressive gains India has made at the UNGA since the 1975 episode are at serious risk of being set back this year in the just-opened General Assembly because the plenary of the world has fallen into the hands of those who are opposed to India

  • In-Depth | How 16-year-old Greta Thunberg became the face of climate activism Sep 27, 2019 03:43 PM IST

    In-Depth | How 16-year-old Greta Thunberg became the face of climate activism

    The 16-year-old has delivered a speech twice at the UN Climate Action Summit, and has been nominated for a Nobel Prize

  • India will have higher population than China by 2027: UN report Aug 30, 2019 05:05 PM IST

    India will have higher population than China by 2027: UN report

    In China, the population is projected to shrink by 2.2 percent or 31.4 million people by 2050

  • 'Fridays for Future' turns one: How Greta Thunberg's fight against climate change became a global phenomenon Aug 22, 2019 04:22 PM IST

    'Fridays for Future' turns one: How Greta Thunberg's fight against climate change became a global phenomenon

    In March this year, the phenomenon snowballed with more than 2 million people taking part in protests across 135 countries. Greta was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize the same month.

  • Pakistan writes to UN, demands Priyanka Chopra be removed as Goodwill Ambassador Aug 21, 2019 05:10 PM IST

    Pakistan writes to UN, demands Priyanka Chopra be removed as Goodwill Ambassador

    The move comes days after Priyanka was heckled by a Pakistani woman at an event in the US

  • Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, wants nations to treat climate change like war Mar 15, 2019 05:49 PM IST

    Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, wants nations to treat climate change like war

    Greta reprimanded leaders of 200 nations at the UN climate change summit and also gave a compelling speech at Davos in January 2019, beseeching top leaders to act on climate change urgently.

  • Who is Masood Azhar and why is China blocking India from banning him at the UN? Feb 15, 2019 04:23 PM IST

    Who is Masood Azhar and why is China blocking India from banning him at the UN?

    Despite its nefarious activities, China has blocked India’s bid to get JeM chief Azhar declared as a designated ‘global terrorist’ at the United Nations (UN).

  • United Nations chief has proposed some options to protect Palestinians Aug 18, 2018 11:10 AM IST

    United Nations chief has proposed some options to protect Palestinians

    The UN chief stressed that for each of the options, cooperation by Israel and the Palestinians would be necessary.

  • UN chief praises India's decision to phase out single-use plastics by 2022 Jun 09, 2018 02:15 PM IST

    UN chief praises India's decision to phase out single-use plastics by 2022

    The UN Environment chief Erik Solheim was impressed and praised India for demonstrating "global leadership", following the announcement.

  • India aims to partner with United Nations to promote use of solar energy Jun 06, 2018 01:15 PM IST

    India aims to partner with United Nations to promote use of solar energy

    Since it was first celebrated in 1974, World Environment Day has helped raise awareness and generate political momentum around global environmental concerns such as ozone depletion, desertification and global warming.

  • UN launches road safety trust fund; cites accidents in India, Canada Apr 13, 2018 10:57 AM IST

    UN launches road safety trust fund; cites accidents in India, Canada

    Citing tragic road accidents in India and Canada, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed termed traffic deaths an urgent global concern as the world body launched a trust fund aimed at spurring action to help save lives in road accidents.

  • UN group says rule of law 'under siege' in Maldives crisis Feb 12, 2018 08:13 PM IST

    UN group says rule of law 'under siege' in Maldives crisis

    Maldives has been in crisis since the Supreme Court quashed convictions ranging from corruption to terrorism of nine opposition figures, and ordered the government to release them.

  • 85,000 displaced in 10 weeks of raging violence in Yemen: UN Feb 09, 2018 08:08 PM IST

    85,000 displaced in 10 weeks of raging violence in Yemen: UN

    The UN agency also said it was observing a spike in new displacements from other frontline areas across Yemen.

  • India houses 35% of the world's illiterate population: UNESCO Dec 05, 2017 03:59 PM IST

    India houses 35% of the world's illiterate population: UNESCO

    Close to 266 million adults cannot read in India, while 12 million children do not go to schools

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