United Nations

Guterres pays tribute to 77 fallen UN personnel, including 5 Indian peacekeepers

He said this year, when the world is facing the unprecedented upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic, “we are also commemorating 75 years of the United Nations.

published on : 1st July 2020

Two agricultural experts from India named by UN chief to scientific group for 2021 food summit

Prof. Rattan Lal of Ohio State University and Dr. Uma Lele of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) are among the Scientific Group Members named by Guterres.

published on : 1st July 2020

United Nations to mark 75th anniversary with scaled-down event due to COVID-19 pandemic

Antonio Guterres told Friday's virtual commemoration of the signing of the U.N. Charter that 'global pressures are spiraling up' and 'today's realities are as forbidding as ever.'

published on : 27th June 2020

United Nations honours KK Shailaja for efforts to fight pandemic

The United Nations gave recognition to the achievement of the state in fighting  Covid-19 on its Public Service Day, celebrated on June 23. 

published on : 24th June 2020

India will be United Nations Security Council President for August 2021

The presidency of the Council is held by each of the members in turn for one month, following the English alphabetical order of the member states' names.

published on : 19th June 2020

UN headquarters preparing for three-phase reopening to 'new normal' amid COVID-19

As New York City begins the first phase of reopening from Monday, the UN is also gearing up for its return to normalcy in three phases.

published on : 8th June 2020

Madurai girl declared 'Goodwill Ambassador for the Poor'

International recognition came calling the 13-year-old girl as she was appointed as 'Good Will Ambassador (GWA) for the Poor' by the United Nations Association for Development and Peace.

published on : 6th June 2020

Top UN official warns malicious emails on rise in pandemic

Russia did not attend the informal council meeting broadcast online, which was the centerpiece of Estonia's council presidency.

published on : 23rd May 2020

India's growth rate projected to slow to 1.2 per cent in 2020: UN report

While India could clock a 1.2 per cent GDP growth, China is estimated to record a 1.7 per cent growth rate.

published on : 13th May 2020

UN chief says pandemic is unleashing a 'tsunami of hate'

The secretary-general called on political leaders to show solidarity with all people, on educational institutions to focus on "digital literacy".

published on : 8th May 2020

USD 90 billion could protect 700 million poor in COVID-19 pandemic: UN

About 700 million people — 10 per cent of the world's population — are most vulnerable and concentrated in about 30 to 40 countries.

published on : 28th April 2020

Lockdown relaxations: UN urges world to quickly scale up medicines, vaccines

Many countries have been grappling with the inequality the virus has often laid bare, and how to ensure everyone has access to necessary hygiene products and protective equipment.

published on : 21st April 2020

COVID-19 impact: Virus outbreak could double number of people facing acute hunger

Comparing the 50 countries in the reports this and last year, the number of people in food crisis rose by nearly 10 percent to 123 million people.

published on : 21st April 2020

Indian peacekeepers in UN missions continue to provide humanitarian, healthcare assistance amidst COVID-19 threat

Indian peacekeepers with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) repaired an important road intersection in Khor Adar, restoring connections between Bunj and Melut.

published on : 21st April 2020

UN calls for scaling up all efforts to confront pandemic

UN approved a resolution to ensure timely and equitable access to testing, medical supplies and coronavirus vaccines for all in need, especially in developing countries.

published on : 21st April 2020
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