By Prasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 11:49 PM IST
COP26, the conference of parties of UN climate negotiations, will be the largest summit the UK has ever hosted, bringing together representatives from nearly 200 countries, including leaders, experts, and campaigners.
By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | United Nations
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 02:03 PM IST
Thousands of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building on Wednesday and clashed with police, resulting in four deaths and interrupting a constitutional process by Congress to affirm the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in the November 3 election.
By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 01:25 PM IST
After a recent visit to Pakistan by a Taliban delegation led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, videos emerged of the group’s leaders visiting terror training camps on Pakistani soil
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 08:34 PM IST
After the WHO chief publicly expressed disappointment in a rare rebuke to Beijing, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said that “there’s no need to read too much into it.”
By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Beijing
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 02:41 PM IST
In an opinion piece published in the Hong-Kong based South China Morning Post, India’s ambassador to China Vikram Misri said “Atmanirbhar Bharat is a self-reliant India but not a self-centred one.”
By Yashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 11:36 PM IST
“India will be a voice for the developing world,” said TS Tirumurti, the Indian permanent representative to the UN.
By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | United Nations
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 10:19 PM IST
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador T S Tirumurti will install the tricolour and is expected to make brief remarks at the ceremony.
By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington, DC
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 10:27 AM IST
India’s eighth stint as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council will begin on Friday
By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | United Nations
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 03:04 PM IST
The growth, however, was mainly driven by India, which accounted for 77 per cent of the total inflows to the subregion and received USD 51 billion in 2019, up 20 per cent from the previous year.
By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 09:27 PM IST
The three-day conference, beginning on February 11, will be held at The Gender Parks Kozhikode campus in a partially- digital (hybrid) format, given the prevalence of Covid-19.
By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Beirut
PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2020 05:26 PM IST
The fire ensued following a fight between a Lebanese family in al-Miniyeh in the country’s north and Syrians living in the camp, according to Lebanese media reports.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 07:47 AM IST
The UNGA called on nations to observe the day “in accordance with national contexts and priorities” through education and awareness-raising activities.
By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma | New York
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 10:09 AM IST
The Secretary-General also recalled that attacks against United Nations peacekeepers may constitute a war crime.
By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 02:54 AM IST
“These four individuals were given sentences ranging from 12 years to life imprisonment, including on charges of first-degree murder,” UN human rights office spokeswoman Marta Hurtado said in a statement released in Geneva.
By Associated Press| Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Islamabad, Pakistan
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 11:59 AM IST
Pakistan blamed Friday’s attack on India, implying it was aimed at embarrassing Islamabad and harming relations with the international community. The two UN observers in the vehicle escaped unharmed.
By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 06:38 PM IST
Shortly before India made clear its position on Sunday evening, Pakistan’s Foreign Office said it had taken up the incident with the UN and asked it to “initiate a transparent investigation” into the matter.
By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Rome
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 09:13 PM IST
The comprehensive report examined how the Italian government and health system reacted after the country became the epicenter of the European outbreak in late February.
By Manjeev S Puri
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 08:33 PM IST
Krishna began by recognising the UNSG. We had not included him in the salutations. He appreciated the presence of two Portuguese-speaking nations. It was not in our prepared text. His third sentence was about Timor-Leste. The penny dropped
By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 02:58 PM IST
The Memorandum of Understanding to formalise the partnership would be signed in the presence of the state’s Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday.
By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Kabul
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 05:55 PM IST
The Security Council has extended the mandate of the Monitoring Team assisting the 1988 Afghanistan Sanctions Committee for another year.
By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Dubai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 02:38 PM IST
After President Donald Trump quit the deal in 2018 and reimposed US sanctions, Iran responded by breaching many of the deal’s restrictions.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 08:02 PM IST
Human Development Index is the measure of a nation’s health, education, and standards of living.
By Asian News International | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Aden
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 08:40 AM IST
In a brief statement posted on its official Twitter account, the UN organization said that more than half of Yemen’s overall population could head further into hunger in 2021. An estimated 50,000 people will be living in famine-like conditions in the war-ravaged Arab country during 2021, the statement added.
By Karishma Kuenzang | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2020 08:08 AM IST
Brunch date with Chef Vikas Khanna and actor Neena Gupta: “If a film has no objective, it won’t work!”On the eve of the release of their movie with a message, the chef/filmmaker and acclaimed actor get talking
By Jayashree Nandi | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindusta Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 12:39 AM IST
The PM said that on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, the world shouldn’t lose sight of historical emissions.
By Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | New York
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 01:17 PM IST
The resolution reiterates the General Assembly’s “serious concern” about the security situation in Afghanistan and stresses the need to continue to address the threat to the country’s stability from violence committed by the Taliban
Over 80 million people forcibly displaced globally as of mid-2020, Covid further worsened crisis: UN
By Press Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni | Geneva
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 03:07 PM IST
According to its report on trends in global forced displacement released on Wednesday in Geneva, The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR estimates that global forced displacement surpassed 80 million at mid-year.
By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Geneva
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 02:41 PM IST
The experts highlighted the government’s failure to fully investigate the case of human rights defender Idris Khattak who was taken into custody by Pakistani Military Intelligence.
By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 11:11 AM IST
The theme of Human Rights Day 2020 is to “Recover Better - Stand Up for Human Rights”. This chosen theme is in sync with the Covid pandemic. It focuses on creating equal opportunities for everyone and addressing the failures and disappointments we all were exposed to due to Covid -19.
By Press Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni | New York
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 10:16 AM IST
“Of course, I intend to receive the vaccine when it becomes available for me in whatever the situation that will be justified for that. And, obviously, I will have no doubt in doing it publicly,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday.