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UN talks deadlocked, detached from climate emergency

Scientists have amassed a mountain of evidence pointing to even more dire impacts on the near horizon, while millions of youth activists are holding weekly strikes demanding government action.

published on : 14th December 2019

New Citizenship Act 'fundamentally discriminatory': UN human rights body

The new citizenship law seeks to provide citizenship to non-Muslim persecuted religious minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

published on : 13th December 2019

India's eight-year-old activist is a reminder of world's obligations to future generations: UN Chief

The young climate activist from Manipur also demanded convening of a special session of the UN Security Council to fight the climate crisis.

published on : 13th December 2019

UN chief won't comment on Citizenship Bill as legislative process is underway: Spokesperson

The Bill, which was passed in the Lok Sabha with 311 members favouring it and 80 voting against it, will now be tabled in the Rajya Sabha for its nod.

published on : 11th December 2019

India moves from 130 to 129 in human development index: UNDP report

In India, 27.1 crore people were lifted out of poverty from 2005-06 to 2015-16, UNDP India resident representative Shoko Noda said.

published on : 9th December 2019

Climate change: 2010s hottest decade in history, UN says as emissions rise again

The World Meteorological Organization said global temperatures so far this year were 1.1 degrees Celsius  above the pre-industrial average.

published on : 3rd December 2019

Bloomberg, now Democratic candidate, resigns UN climate post

A longtime climate activist, the billionaire media mogul was initially appointed UN special envoy on cities and climate change by then UN chief Ban Ki-moon in January 2014.

published on : 26th November 2019

UN Women Deputy Executive Director concerned over 'normalisation' of rape culture

As the global campaign kicks off, UN Women's clarion call is for people to take a stand against the pervasive rape culture that surrounds us.

published on : 25th November 2019

UN to continue talks with Iraqi parties to achieve reform

The UN envoy said she would present to the Iraqi parliament the results of her meetings with all factions of the Iraqi society.

published on : 12th November 2019

US held record number of migrant kids in custody in 2019

Some of these migrant children who were in government custody this year have already been deported.

published on : 12th November 2019

US wants UN to take up Dalai Lama succession: Envoy

In 1995, the officially atheist government selected its own Panchen Lama and detained a six-year-old identified for the influential Buddhist position.

published on : 9th November 2019

UN denies announcing World Students’ Day

For example, June 21 was declared as International Day of Yoga after India had submitted an appeal in the General Assembly.

published on : 5th November 2019

Here's how you can halt global warming for USD 300 Billion

'The idea is to put more carbon into the soil, but that’s not going to be a simple thing because of the natural conditions,' said scientist Barron J. Orr.

published on : 24th October 2019

Still awaiting closed peacekeeping missions reimbursements: India

The UN owed India 38 million dollars, among the highest it has to pay to any country, for peacekeeping operations as of March 2019.

published on : 19th October 2019

820 million people facing food shortage while 1 billion tonne food wasted every year: UN secretary general 

According to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) report, India has the world's largest undernourished population with 194.4 million (14.5 per cent).

published on : 17th October 2019
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