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UN human rights official asks Trump to renounce false, dangerous narratives

“We call on leaders from across the political spectrum, including the President of the United States, to disavow false and dangerous narratives, and encourage their supporters to do so as well,” she said.
Published on Jan 08, 2021 02:03 PM IST

India to chair Taliban sanctions committee, to keep focus on terrorists, sponsors

TS Tirumurti, India’s envoy to the UN.
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 01:25 PM IST

Covid-19: Timeline of events that led to China blocking WHO’s team

Throughout January 2020, the WHO publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the novel coronavirus.
Updated on Jan 06, 2021 08:34 PM IST

Covid-19 pushed India to be a force for good on the global stage: Indian envoy to China

Indian envoy to China Vikram Misri said the world needed more trusted and capable players and India believes it can play the role.
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 02:41 PM IST

India starts UN Security Council term vowing to speak against terror

India’s term got underway on Monday with a flag installation ceremony, accompanied by the four other countries joining as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council.
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 11:36 PM IST

Indian tricolour to be installed at UN Security Council stakeout as country begins 2-year tenure

India will be the UNSC President in August 2021 and will preside over the Council again for a month in 2022.
Updated on Jan 03, 2021 10:19 PM IST

India will try to bridge fissures, says T S Tirumurti, India’s UN ambassador

T S Tirumurti, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
Updated on Dec 31, 2020 10:27 AM IST

Indian economy could be ‘most resilient’ in subregion over long term: UN report

Employees test mobile phones on an assembly line in the mobile phone plant of Rising Stars Mobile India Pvt., a unit of Foxconn Technology Co., in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu. Regarding the ICT sector, the report said the investment to India has evolved from information technology services for Multinational enterprises (MNEs) to the thriving local digital ecosystem where many domestic players, especially in e-commerce, have attracted considerable international investment.
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 03:04 PM IST

Kerala: Gender Park to host 3-day global meet at Kozhikode in February

Kerala Minister for Health, Social Justice and Women & Child Development K K Shailaja announced the conduct of the conference by releasing the brochure.
Published on Dec 28, 2020 09:27 PM IST

Syrian refugee camp burnt to ground in northern Lebanon

Lebanon is host to more than 1 million refugees, nearly a quarter of the country’s population of 5 million.
Published on Dec 27, 2020 05:26 PM IST

World celebrates 1st International Day of Epidemic Preparedness

World is observing the International Day of Epidemic Preparedness today
Updated on Dec 27, 2020 07:47 AM IST

3 UN peacekeepers killed, 2 injured in attack in Central African Republic

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the attack by unidentified armed combatants on Central African national defence and security forces.
Published on Dec 26, 2020 10:09 AM IST

UN rights office criticizes Donald Trump pardons of ex-contractors

US President Donald Trump departs on travel to West Point, New York from the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, US.
Updated on Dec 24, 2020 02:54 AM IST

Imran Khan warns India against ‘false flag’ attacks in Kashmir

Pakistan says the attack on the UN vehicle was deliberate, as such vehicles are clearly marked and “recognizable even from long distances.”
Published on Dec 21, 2020 11:59 AM IST

India rejects Pakistan’s allegations about targeting of UN vehicle

Indian officials had on Friday rejected claims by the Pakistani military’s media arm and Foreign Office that a vehicle carrying two officers of the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) was “specifically targeted” by Indian troops from across the LoC.
Updated on Dec 20, 2020 06:38 PM IST

Covid-19: WHO was warned lives were at risk over yanked report on Italy

The report was posted May 13 after it had received necessary approvals within the UN system.
Updated on Dec 19, 2020 09:13 PM IST

How SM Krishna slipped up at UNSC

The minister was, however, caught on the UN TV camera asking whether he should start his speech again from the salutations!
Updated on Dec 19, 2020 08:33 PM IST

Kerala’s Gender Park to sign MoU with UN Women

The UN Women Multi-Country Office located in Delhi would support Gender Park to develop it into a South Asia hub for gender related activities.
Published on Dec 18, 2020 02:58 PM IST

Afghanistan fears lenient sanctions against Taliban will adversely affect peace process

US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, meets with Taliban chief negotiator, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, and Taliban's peace negotiation team, amid talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government, in Doha, Qatar November 2020.
Updated on Dec 18, 2020 05:55 PM IST

Iran rejects IAEA chief’s call that new agreement needed after Biden takes office

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has repeatedly said Tehran’s nuclear steps were reversible if the US lifted sanctions.
Published on Dec 18, 2020 02:38 PM IST

India slips a spot in UN’s human development index, ranks at 131 now: 8 points

Indians wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus shop at a market in New Delhi, India.
Updated on Dec 16, 2020 08:02 PM IST

5 million Yemenis ‘one step away from famine’ in 2021, UN warns

The world’s worst humanitarian crisis in Yemen is the result of more than five years of brutal conflict, disease, economic collapse and a breakdown of public institutions and services
Updated on Dec 14, 2020 08:40 AM IST

With love from Banaras

Chef Vikas Khanna was the director, writer, spotboy, art director and even helped the child actors help memorise their lines on the sets of The Last Color
Published on Dec 13, 2020 08:08 AM IST

‘India will achieve targets, exceed expectations’: PM Modi at UN Climate Ambition Summit

File photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Global Climate Summit via video conferencing on Saturday.
Updated on Dec 13, 2020 12:39 AM IST

UN backs Afghan peace talks in resolution, Russia votes ‘no’

The UN General Assembly approved a resolution over Russian objections Thursday commending progress in peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban
Updated on Dec 11, 2020 01:17 PM IST

Over 80 million people forcibly displaced globally as of mid-2020, Covid further worsened crisis: UN

More than 80 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide as of mid-2020, with existing and new conflicts as well as the Covid -19 pandemic dramatically affecting their lives this year, a UN report has said.
Published on Dec 10, 2020 03:07 PM IST

UN human rights experts raise concerns over scourge of enforced disappearances, torture in Pakistan

UN human rights experts urged Pakistan, which was re-elected to the 47-member Human Rights Council in October, to lead by example by showing its commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights.
Published on Dec 10, 2020 02:41 PM IST

Human Rights Day 2020: ‘Recover better - stand up for human rights’

The theme of Human Rights Day 2020 is to “Recover Better - Stand Up for Human Rights”.
Updated on Dec 10, 2020 11:11 AM IST

UN chief says will take Covid-19 vaccine publicly, calls it his ‘moral obligation’

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during a news conference at UN headquarters in New York City, New York, US.
Published on Dec 10, 2020 10:16 AM IST
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