Mar 31, 2021 09:53 PM IST
The November summit was originally due to be held in 2020, but was postponed due to COVID-19.
- Mar 29, 2021 10:20 AM IST
"The response to COVID and to the financial aspects [of the crisis] has been fragmented, and geopolitical divides are not helping," Guterres told the FT.
- Mar 28, 2021 08:13 AM IST
Children were among those killed on Saturday, Myanmar's Armed Forces Day, according to news reports and witnesses, in a crackdown that drew renewed Western criticism. The UN investigator said the army was carrying out "mass murder".
- Mar 23, 2021 03:46 PM IST
The fire broke out Monday and left at least 50,000 people homeless as it ripped through their flimsy bamboo-and-tarpaulin shelters, according to police and aid groups. Terrified families fled with whatever they could carry, with distraught children separated from their children in the rush.
- Mar 23, 2021 09:39 AM IST
Guterres's statement comes against the backdrop of multiple shootings this month in and around Atlanta that killed eight people, among whom six were Asian women.
- Mar 18, 2021 12:19 PM IST
The report also noted that India could spend nearly $10 billion on COVID-19 testing and healthcare utilisation by September 2021, the biggest share of the overall costs in the region.
- Mar 10, 2021 06:28 PM IST
Beasley said that at a child malnutrition ward in a Sanaa hospital he saw children wasting away from lack of food. Many, he said, were on the brink of death from entirely preventable and treatable causes, and they were the lucky ones who were receiving medical care.
- Mar 08, 2021 10:47 PM IST
In a report released Monday, the U.N. Children’s Fund predicted that an additional 10 million girls this decade will be at risk of child marriage, defined as a union before the age of 18.
- Mar 05, 2021 10:45 PM IST
The world needs between 8 billion and 10 billion syringes for COVID-19 vaccinations alone, experts say. In previous years, only 5% to 10% of the estimated 16 billion syringes used worldwide were meant for vaccination and immunization.
- Mar 05, 2021 02:40 PM IST
The Food Waste Index Report 2021, from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and partner organisation WRAP, said that around 931 million tonnes of food waste was generated in 2019, 61 percent of which came from households, 26 percent from food service and 13 percent from retail.
- Feb 28, 2021 06:58 PM IST
OCHA, said the risk of large-scale famine in the Arab world's poorest country has never been more acute, adding that the years-long conflict, economic decline, and institutional collapse created enormous humanitarian needs in all sectors.
- Feb 27, 2021 08:02 AM IST
Not widely known outside her workplace, Arora Akanksha has committed a number of head-turning firsts.
- Feb 27, 2021 07:56 AM IST
UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet criticised the action taken against journalists and activists covering the protests by farmers and efforts to curb freedom of expression on social media.
- Feb 25, 2021 03:22 PM IST
COVAX is supposed to make deals to buy vaccines in bulk from drug companies and can also receive donated shots from rich countries. Poorer nations can receive free doses from the initiative — and wealthier ones can also buy from it, as a way of diversifying their supply.
- Feb 25, 2021 10:36 AM IST
India's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador K Nagaraj Naidu said at an Arria Formula meeting organised by Mexico that a 1974 UN General Assembly declaration requires that a member state should not allow territory under its control to be used for terrorism against another state.
- Feb 22, 2021 05:14 PM IST
Speaking at the opening of the UN Human Rights Council's main annual session, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres charged that authorities in a number of nations were using restrictions meant to halt the spread of COVID-19 to weaken their political opposition.
- Feb 19, 2021 01:26 PM IST
External Affairs Ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava said that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and the changes made in its status were enacted by Parliament.
- Feb 18, 2021 11:35 AM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, while addressing the UN Security Council meeting on COVID-19 on Wednesday, announced a gift of 200,000 COVID-19 doses for the UN peacekeepers.
- Feb 17, 2021 09:31 PM IST
'Keeping in mind the UN Peacekeepers who operate in such difficult circumstances, we would like to announce today a gift of 200,000 doses for them,' Jaishankar told the UN Security Council in a virtual address.
- Feb 17, 2021 07:26 PM IST
"The world urgently needs a global vaccination plan to bring together all those with the required power, scientific expertise and production and financial capacities," Antonio Guterres told a high-level Security Council meeting on vaccines.
- Feb 15, 2021 10:10 PM IST
Ajai Malhotra served as the Ambassador of India to the Russian Federation till his retirement in 2013.
- Feb 12, 2021 03:26 PM IST
Speaking before the Human Rights Council in Geneva, the UN's deputy rights chief Nada al-Nashif expressed concern after Washington announced sanctions on the generals behind last week's coup in Myanmar.
- Feb 08, 2021 09:51 AM IST
A portion of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district on Sunday, triggering an avalanche and a deluge in the Alaknanda river system that washed away hydroelectric stations, leaving at least seven people dead and 125 missing who are feared dead.
- Feb 05, 2021 06:20 PM IST
The U.N. said Friday that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants the former New York mayor to “mobilize stronger and more ambitious climate action” in the lead-up to a November global climate summit.
- Feb 04, 2021 07:31 PM IST
The Food and Agriculture Organization's food price index, which measures monthly changes for a basket of cereals, oilseeds, dairy products, meat and sugar, averaged 113.3 points last month December's 108.6, revised up from 107.5.