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  • UN can facilitate IAEA power plant visit, but Russia puts conditions Aug 16, 2022 06:22 AM IST

    UN can facilitate IAEA power plant visit, but Russia puts conditions

    U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric, speaking on Monday, also said: "The U.N. Secretariat has no authority to block or cancel any IAEA activities."

  • Former Grenada minister tapped as next United Nations climate chief Aug 12, 2022 11:02 PM IST

    Former Grenada minister tapped as next United Nations climate chief

    Simon Stiell, who had served as Grenada's minister for climate resilience and the environment until this year, will replace Patricia Espinosa, who finished her second, three-year term as executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in July.

  • U.N. humanitarian agencies face record funding gap this year Aug 12, 2022 04:43 PM IST

    U.N. humanitarian agencies face record funding gap this year

    Only a third of the required $48.7 billion has been obtained for U.N. humanitarian programmes this year as global needs exceed commitments, according to a spokesman for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Friday.

  • International Youth Day 2022: History, theme and significance Aug 12, 2022 01:45 PM IST

    International Youth Day 2022: History, theme and significance

    International Youth Day is commemorated every year on August 12.

  • First export of wheat under UN deal as two more ships leave Ukraine Aug 12, 2022 12:00 PM IST

    First export of wheat under UN deal as two more ships leave Ukraine

    A total 14 ships have now departed from Ukraine during past two weeks, following the deal with Russia to allow a resumption of grain exports from Ukraine's Black Sea ports, after they were stalled for five months due to the war.

  • In the Amazon, a UN agency has a green mission, but dirty partners Aug 10, 2022 10:33 PM IST

    In the Amazon, a UN agency has a green mission, but dirty partners

    Even as the United Nations sounds the alarm on climate change and calls for a dramatic reduction in fossil fuel consumption, its development arm at times serves as a cheerleader for the oil and gas industry.

  • UN chief Antonio Guterres demands international access to Ukraine nuclear plant after new attack Aug 08, 2022 10:46 AM IST

    UN chief Antonio Guterres demands international access to Ukraine nuclear plant after new attack

    "Any attack to a nuclear plant is a suicidal thing," Guterres told a news conference in Japan, where he attended the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony on Saturday to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing.

  • Japan marks 77th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing: Take a look at some heart-warming pics Aug 06, 2022 04:41 PM IST

    Japan marks 77th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing: Take a look at some heart-warming pics

    On August 6, 1945, during World War II, the US B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb code-named Little Boy on Hiroshima, Japan, resulting in an estimated 140,000 deaths. It dropped a second bomb three days later on Nagasaki, killing 70,000 more. Japan surrendered on August 15, ending World War II and Japan’s nearly half-century of aggression in Asia.

  • UN had absolutely no knowledge of Ayman al-Zawahiri's whereabouts: Spokesperson for UNSG Aug 03, 2022 09:26 AM IST

    UN had absolutely no knowledge of Ayman al-Zawahiri's whereabouts: Spokesperson for UNSG

    Zawahiri, who played a key role in the 9/11 attacks and later formed the group's regional affiliate in the Indian subcontinent, was killed in a drone strike carried out by CIA on Saturday at a house in a posh locality in the Afghan capital where he was sheltering to reunite with his family.

  • World one step from 'nuclear annihilation,' UN chief warns Aug 02, 2022 01:02 PM IST

    World one step from 'nuclear annihilation,' UN chief warns

    Secretary-General Antonio Guterres regarding the conflict in Ukraine and nuclear dangers in Asia and the Middle East.

  • India tells UN it will make significant contributions to economic growth in Middle East and South Asia through I2U2 Jul 27, 2022 11:53 AM IST

    India tells UN it will make significant contributions to economic growth in Middle East and South Asia through I2U2

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the first virtual summit of the coalition on July 14 and said the grouping would make an important contribution in areas of energy security, food security and economic growth.

  • What are India’s current crash safety regulations like? Jul 23, 2022 07:54 PM IST

    What are India’s current crash safety regulations like?

    And why they are proving inadequate and in dire need of an upgrade

  • India, six others vote against resolution to grant UN accreditation to 6 rights groups Jul 23, 2022 01:06 PM IST

    India, six others vote against resolution to grant UN accreditation to 6 rights groups

    At the meeting of the 54-member Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the Committee on Non-Governmental Organisations recommended 203 groups for special consultative status.

  • Top UN official in Sri Lanka calls for inclusive consultations to resolve economic crisis Jul 22, 2022 09:59 AM IST

    Top UN official in Sri Lanka calls for inclusive consultations to resolve economic crisis

    Deputy Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Farhan Haq, said at the daily news briefing here on Thursday that UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka, Hanaa Singer-Hamdy, "acknowledged the constitutional transfer of power to a new President. Veteran politician Ranil Wickremesinghe was on Thursday sworn in as Sri Lanka's eighth president.

  • Sri Lanka's economic collapse needs immediate global attention: UN experts Jul 21, 2022 09:05 AM IST

    Sri Lanka's economic collapse needs immediate global attention: UN experts

    The UN experts noted that the issue of rising institutional debt had been flagged in a previous visit report to Sri Lanka in 2019.

  • Egypt to withdraw peacekeeping troops from Mali, UN says Jul 15, 2022 08:11 PM IST

    Egypt to withdraw peacekeeping troops from Mali, UN says

    Egypt currently contributes about 1,030 troops and 24 staff officers to the U.N. Mali mission.

  • UN chief Antonio Guterres asks Sri Lankan leaders to embrace spirit of compromise for peaceful, democratic transition Jul 14, 2022 11:04 AM IST

    UN chief Antonio Guterres asks Sri Lankan leaders to embrace spirit of compromise for peaceful, democratic transition

    The comments by Guterres came as embattled Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday fled to the Maldives on a military jet, hours before he was supposed to step down in the face of a public revolt against him and his family for mishandling the economy that has bankrupted the country.

  • India becoming world's most populous country may strengthen its claim for permanent UNSC membership: UN official Jul 12, 2022 11:50 AM IST

    India becoming world's most populous country may strengthen its claim for permanent UNSC membership: UN official

    The World Population Prospects 2022 report released on Monday said that India is projected to surpass China as the world's most populous country next year.

  • India projected to surpass China as world's most populous country during 2023: UN report Jul 11, 2022 10:27 AM IST

    India projected to surpass China as world's most populous country during 2023: UN report

    World population is forecast to reach eight billion by mid-November 2022: UN.

  • U.N. Security Council struggles to strike Syria aid deal as mandate expires Jul 11, 2022 07:17 AM IST

    U.N. Security Council struggles to strike Syria aid deal as mandate expires

    The United States, Britain and France have said a six-month extension is not long enough for aid groups to plan and operate effectively.

  • India's urban population to stand at 675 million in 2035, behind China's 1 billion: UN Jun 30, 2022 10:43 AM IST

    India's urban population to stand at 675 million in 2035, behind China's 1 billion: UN

    The United Nations-Habitat's World Cities Report 2022, released on Wednesday, said that rapid urbanisation was only temporarily delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The global urban population is back on track to grow by another 2.2 billion people by 2050, it said.

  • Journalists should not be jailed for what they write, tweet and say: UN spokesperson on Mohammed Zubair's arrest Jun 29, 2022 06:16 AM IST

    Journalists should not be jailed for what they write, tweet and say: UN spokesperson on Mohammed Zubair's arrest

    Fact-checking website Alt News co-founder Zubair was arrested by the Delhi Police on Monday for allegedly hurting religious sentiments through one of his tweets posted in 2018. He was produced before a magistrate, who sent him to police custody for a day.

  • Syria civilian death toll over 306,000 since 2011: UN Jun 28, 2022 02:45 PM IST

    Syria civilian death toll over 306,000 since 2011: UN

    U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said this analysis would give a "clearer sense of the severity and scale of the conflict." The toll included those killed as a direct result of war operations and not those who died from lack of healthcare or access to food or clean water.

  • Ruchira Kamboj appointed as India's Permanent Representative to United Nations Jun 21, 2022 06:08 PM IST

    Ruchira Kamboj appointed as India's Permanent Representative to United Nations

    She will succeed T S Tirumurti as the Indian ambassador to the UN.

  • World Refugee Day | A look at the 10 largest refugee crises since 1960 Jun 20, 2022 01:37 PM IST

    World Refugee Day | A look at the 10 largest refugee crises since 1960

    Almost five million Ukrainians have fled to neighbouring countries due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, creating one of the biggest refugee crisis since 1960.

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