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  • UN releases $25 million aid to organisations fighting violence against women Nov 26, 2020 05:34 PM IST

    UN releases $25 million aid to organisations fighting violence against women

    The amount was released by UN Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock from the United Nations’ Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). It has gone to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and UN Women

  • Greenhouse gas levels at new high, despite COVID-19 measures: UN Nov 23, 2020 08:28 PM IST

    Greenhouse gas levels at new high, despite COVID-19 measures: UN

    World Meteorological Organization (WMO) chief Petteri Taalas meanwhile welcomed several countries' vows to focus on climate-friendly technologies as they seek to revive their economies after the coronavirus crisis.

  • UN chief Antonio Guterres says COVID-19 is 'the greatest crisis of our age' Oct 26, 2020 07:39 AM IST

    UN chief Antonio Guterres says COVID-19 is 'the greatest crisis of our age'

    The coronavirus pandemic is the overarching theme of the summit, which originally had been scheduled for Berlin. Several of the leaders and experts who spoke at the opening stressed the need to cooperate across borders.

  • COVID-19 to push 150-175 million more people into extreme poverty: UN Expert Oct 23, 2020 12:44 PM IST

    COVID-19 to push 150-175 million more people into extreme poverty: UN Expert

    Olivier De Schutter was one of five independent experts participating in virtual dialogues with delegates, which covered topics ranging from extreme poverty and internal displacement, to the human rights to education, safe drinking water and adequate housing.

  • United Nations stockpiling billion syringes for COVID-19 vaccine Oct 19, 2020 05:58 PM IST

    United Nations stockpiling billion syringes for COVID-19 vaccine

    UNICEF, the UN Children's Fund, said it aims to get 520 million syringes in its warehouses by the end of this year, to guarantee an initial supply in countries ahead of the vaccine.

  • Sharp rise in natural disasters in last 20 years, Asia hardest hit: UN Oct 12, 2020 06:10 PM IST

    Sharp rise in natural disasters in last 20 years, Asia hardest hit: UN

    Some 7,348 major disaster events were recorded globally, claiming 1.23 million lives, affecting 4.2 billion people and causing $2.97 trillion in economic losses during the two-decade period.

  • WHO chief Ghebreyesus urges more countries to join COVAX as death toll exceeds 1 million Sep 30, 2020 07:13 PM IST

    WHO chief Ghebreyesus urges more countries to join COVAX as death toll exceeds 1 million

    Tedros, addressing the New York event from Geneva, said that 167 countries have now joined the WHO-led COVAX global vaccines facility, representing 70 percent of the world's population, adding: "And the list is growing every day".

  • UN chief Antonio Guterres says pandemic toll is 'mind-numbing' Sep 29, 2020 12:51 PM IST

    UN chief Antonio Guterres says pandemic toll is 'mind-numbing'

    Guterres warned there is no end in sight to the spread of the virus, the loss of jobs, the disruption of education, the upheaval to our lives.

  • If coronavirus doesn't kill us, climate change will: Leaders to UN Sep 27, 2020 03:28 PM IST

    If coronavirus doesn't kill us, climate change will: Leaders to UN

    With Siberia seeing its warmest temperature on record this year and enormous chunks of ice caps in Greenland and Canada sliding into the sea, countries are acutely aware there’s no vaccine for global warming.

  • World Tourism Day 2020: Significance of the day amid coronavirus pandemic Sep 27, 2020 03:00 PM IST

    World Tourism Day 2020: Significance of the day amid coronavirus pandemic

    The theme of World Tourism Day 2020 is 'Tourism and Rural Development'.

  • Indian delegate walks out of UN General Assembly during Pakistan PM Imran Khan's speech Sep 26, 2020 10:37 AM IST

    Indian delegate walks out of UN General Assembly during Pakistan PM Imran Khan's speech

    India dismissed Khan's address as a "litany of vicious falsehood, personal attacks, war-mongering and obfuscation of Pakistan’s persecution of its own minorities & of its cross-border terrorism", promising a befitting reply.

  • Kerala wins UN award on prevention, control of non-communicable diseases Sep 25, 2020 10:27 AM IST

    Kerala wins UN award on prevention, control of non-communicable diseases

    Kerala's Health Minister KK Shailaja said the United Nations Inter-agency Task Force award was a recognition of the tireless service of the state in the health sector.

  • World's workers lost $3.5 trillion in wages amid coronavirus pandemic: United Nations Sep 23, 2020 06:15 PM IST

    World's workers lost $3.5 trillion in wages amid coronavirus pandemic: United Nations

    In addition to the health challenges, lockdowns, travel restrictions and other measures taken to rein in the virus have had a devastating impact on jobs and income across the globe.

  • China must be held accountable for unleashing plague of 'China virus' onto the world: Trump Sep 22, 2020 09:44 PM IST

    China must be held accountable for unleashing plague of 'China virus' onto the world: Trump

    .Trump also slammed China for dumping millions and millions of tonnes of plastic and trash into the oceans every year, overfishing other countries' waters, destroying vast swaths of coral reef, and emitting more toxic mercury into the atmosphere than any country anywhere in the world.

  • US says UN sanctions on Iran have now been reimposed. What does that mean? Sep 20, 2020 11:20 AM IST

    US says UN sanctions on Iran have now been reimposed. What does that mean?

    Here is a look at the events leading to this showdown and an explanation of what could happen next.

  • Accorded highest priority to getting permanent membership of UNSC: India Sep 17, 2020 03:20 PM IST

    Accorded highest priority to getting permanent membership of UNSC: India

    V Muraleedharan was replying to a question on whether the government was making serious efforts to acquire a permanent seat for India at the UN Security Council (UNSC).

  • 'Their PM proudly admits training thousands of terrorists for J&K': India slams Pakistan at UN meet Sep 16, 2020 10:07 AM IST

    'Their PM proudly admits training thousands of terrorists for J&K': India slams Pakistan at UN meet

    Exercising the Right of Reply to the statements made by Pakistan at the 45th session of Human Rights Council, the Indian representative said that it has become habitual for Pakistan to malign India with false and fabricated narratives for its self-serving malicious purposes.

  • COVID-19 impact | Indian women are 2.7 times more likely to die than white women, says UN report Sep 15, 2020 02:50 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact | Indian women are 2.7 times more likely to die than white women, says UN report

    The impacts of crises are never gender-neutral and COVID-19 is no exception as women and girls are especially hurt by the resulting economic and social fallout.

  • India becomes member of UN's Commission on Status of Women; China fails to secure a seat Sep 15, 2020 08:38 AM IST

    India becomes member of UN's Commission on Status of Women; China fails to secure a seat

    India will be a member of the United Nation's Commission on Status of Women for four years - 2021 to 2025.

  • Never let geography or geometry define our approach to assisting developing countries: India Sep 11, 2020 06:15 PM IST

    Never let geography or geometry define our approach to assisting developing countries: India

    .Even though India has been hit by the pandemic, the country is at the forefront in the call for joint global action to address COVID-19 with the aim of assisting fellow developing countries, Naidu said.

  • India calls for permanently removing issue of Jammu and Kashmir under 'outdated agenda item' from UN Sep 02, 2020 10:55 AM IST

    India calls for permanently removing issue of Jammu and Kashmir under 'outdated agenda item' from UN

    In a veiled attack on Pakistan, India said that there is a delegation that repeatedly attempts to rebrand itself as contributing to international peace, but unfortunately fails to recognise that it is globally known for being the fountainhead of international terror and the hub for terror syndicates.

  • UNSC adopts resolution co-sponsored by India to promote women's role in peacekeeping missions Aug 30, 2020 08:26 AM IST

    UNSC adopts resolution co-sponsored by India to promote women's role in peacekeeping missions

    India's Permanent Mission at the UN said that it was "proud" to support the resolution -- passed by consensus -- and will continue to push for greater involvement of women in peacekeeping missions.

  • Humans overshoot 2020 planetary 'budget' on August 22: Report Aug 20, 2020 10:53 PM IST

    Humans overshoot 2020 planetary 'budget' on August 22: Report

    Researchers said that the pandemic had caused huge disruption to global agricultural systems and markets, but concluded that ultimately there was little change to the scale of humanity's food footprint.

  • What is the US threat to trigger 'snapback' of UN sanctions on Iran? Aug 15, 2020 12:15 PM IST

    What is the US threat to trigger 'snapback' of UN sanctions on Iran?

    Here is a look at the events leading to the showdown and an explanation of what could happen next.

  • Coronavirus pandemic threatens peace and risks new conflicts: UN chief Antonio Guterres Aug 13, 2020 08:08 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic threatens peace and risks new conflicts: UN chief Antonio Guterres

    United Nations' Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the COVID-19 pandemic not only threatens gains in fighting global poverty and building peace, but also risks exacerbating existing conflicts and generating new ones.

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