United Nations

UN extends CAR arms embargo despite China appeal to lift it

The council adopted the resolution, which also extends targeted sanctions on individuals and companies, by a vote of 14-0 with China abstaining.

published on : 30th July 2021

UN: Women, children casualties on the rise in Afghanistan

The number of civilians killed and wounded in May and June in Afghanistan is almost as many as recorded in the preceding four months.

published on : 26th July 2021

Key UN climate science talks open amid floods, fires

Carbon pollution from burning fossil fuels, methane leaks and agriculture has driven up the thermometer 1.1 degrees Celsius so far, and emissions are rising sharply again after a brief interlude.

published on : 26th July 2021

India provided balance among UNSC permanent members and their fissures: Ambassador Tirumurti

Ambassador Tirumurti said India has not hesitated in taking a "principled position" on a wide variety of issues over the last seven months of its tenure in the Security Council.

published on : 25th July 2021

UN and IOC launch stamps to honour role of sport for peace

The United Nations and International Olympic Committee launched a series of stamps to honour the role of sport for peace.

published on : 21st July 2021

Israeli army fires into Lebanon after rocket attacks

A Lebanese security source said the rockets were fired at Israel from the Qlaileh area of southern Lebanon, where a third rocket was also found.

published on : 20th July 2021

United Nations appeals for USD 850 million to help war-torn Afghanistan

In many instances, Afghan security forces and military have put up little or no resistance after often being left without supplies or reinforcements.

published on : 17th July 2021

UN Special Rapporteurs remarks on Khori Gaon, SC order unfortunate, abuse of position: India

The Indian mission said that 'it is equally unfortunate that the Special Rapporteurs have made disrespectful remarks against the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India.'

published on : 17th July 2021

India records greatest increase in number of children not receiving first dose of DTP-1 jab in 2020: UN

In 2019, 1.4 million children in India did not receive the first dose of the DTP-1 vaccine and this number rose to 3 million in 2020, the UN said.

published on : 17th July 2021

World faces a hurricane of humanitarian crises: UN chief Antonio Guterres

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said humanitarian needs are outpacing the ability of the United Nations and aid organisations to meet them, 'turbocharged by the COVID-19 pandemic.'

published on : 17th July 2021

Tokyo 2020: UN Secretary-General Guterres calls for Olympic Truce to be observed

Marking the start of Olympic truce, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that this temporary respite could be used to establish lasting ceasefires and find paths towards sustainable peace.

published on : 16th July 2021

India has highest number of unvaccinated, under-vaccinated kids worldwide at 3.5 million: UNICEF

At nearly 4.4 million, South Asia recorded the highest number of children having failed to receive any routine vaccination in the past ten years, in 2020.

published on : 15th July 2021

UN's World Food Programme partners with Rajasthan govt to improve Targeted Public Distribution System

This partnership between the WFP and the Department of Food and Civil Supplies of the Rajasthan government is part of a wider strategic Memorandum of Understanding signed late last year.

published on : 13th July 2021

World hunger was dramatically worse in Covid pandemic year, says United Nations

A report issued jointly by five UN agencies said hunger outpaced population growth in 2020, with nearly 10% of all people estimated to be undernourished.

published on : 12th July 2021

UN calls for global database of human gene editing research to track genetic manipulations

WHO's expert group said the U.N. agency should develop ways to identify any potentially concerning gene editing trials and a mechanism "for reporting violations of research integrities".

published on : 12th July 2021
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