United Nations

India successfully used digital technologies to reduce disparities among population groups: UN

It noted that the number of people without bank accounts declined by more than half, from 557 million in 2011 to 233 million in 2015.

published on : 29th January 2020

Prevent Rohingya genocide: International Court of justice tells Myanmar 

The court ordered Myanmar to report back within four months, and then every six months after that. 

published on : 23rd January 2020

Pakistan takes to hate speech like fish takes to water: India attacks Imran government over Kashmir at UN

Last week, Islamabad failed in its efforts to get any traction from the membership of the UN Security Council when its 'all-weather ally' China made another pitch to raise the Kashmir issue.

published on : 23rd January 2020

UN approves India's proposal ensuring proscribed entities not granted Consultative Status

The move will guarantee that persons and entities banned by the UNSC are not associated with the world body.

published on : 22nd January 2020

UN projects India's growth rate at 5.7 per cent for 2019-20, expects it to rise next year

The UN growth estimate for the current fiscal is drastically lower than the forecast of 7.6 per cent made in last year's report in January and 7 per cent in the May update.

published on : 17th January 2020

Children of foreign Islamic State jihadists must be repatriated from Syria: United Nations

The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria said in a report that the children were in a 'particularly precarious' situation since they often lacked official papers.

published on : 16th January 2020

United Nations warns of 'much extreme weather ahead' after hottest decade on record

The past five years, and past decade were also the warmest on record in terms of ocean heat content, that study showed.

published on : 16th January 2020

Vijayawada Municipal Corporation plans pilot project to tackle natural calamities

A few months ago, a UNDP team made a PowerPoint presentation to Municipal Commissioner V Prasanna Venkatesh pertaining to the natural of disasters occurred in the city over the years.

published on : 14th January 2020

Venezuela, Lebanon among seven countries lose voting rights in UN General Assembly over pay dues

The other countries that are losing their voting privileges are Central African Republic, Gambia, Lesotho, Tonga and Yemen.

published on : 11th January 2020

Akali Dal wants MEA to raise anti-minority attacks in Pakistan at UN

The SAD also asked Dr Jaishankar to seek a categorical assurance from Pakistan PM Imran Khan that assets and lives of minorities would be protected. 

published on : 6th January 2020

World cannot afford another war in Gulf: United Nations on Iranian general Soleimani killing

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that leaders must exercise maximum restraint and consistently advocated for de-escalation in the Gulf.

published on : 3rd January 2020

UN ups 2020 budget, includes funds for war crimes probes

The increase is due to additional missions assigned to the UN Secretariat, inflation and exchange rate adjustments, according to diplomats.

published on : 28th December 2019

'Don't do it': Donald Trump calls for end to killing in Syria rebel bastion

The head of the group has urged jihadists and allied rebels to head to the front lines and battle 'the Russian occupiers' and the regime.

published on : 26th December 2019

The upside-down world of UN climate diplomacy

Under the 2015 Paris climate treaty, virtually every country in the world laid out a voluntary plan to curb emissions through.

published on : 15th December 2019

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
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