Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Reuters
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 08:38 PM IST
The report, produced jointly by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and WRAP, also found that consumer waste was broadly similar in rich and poor countries.
Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Reuters, Barcelona
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 06:49 PM IST
A UN report summarising the revised climate action plans heating emissions said they would deliver a combined emissions reduction of only 0.5% from 2010 levels by 2030.
AP, United Nations
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 12:47 PM IST
The iconic tapestry of Pablo Picasso’s “Guernica” is gone from its place of honor outside the U.N. Security Council in the United Nations headquarters complex overlooking New York’s East River.
Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | AP, Rome
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 06:18 PM IST
- The minister said Italy also will spare no effort to determine the truth behind the killing of Ambassador Luca Attanasio and Carabiniere paramilitary officer Vittorio Iacovacci. A WFP Congolese driver, Moustapha Milambo, was also killed in the attack.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 07:46 PM IST
European nations have given financial support to the UN-backed Covax effort to get vaccines to the world’s most vulnerable people and are considering sharing some of their own doses — though they haven't specified when.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 02:25 PM IST
Iran’s parliament in December approved a bill that would suspend part of U.N. inspections of its nuclear facilities under a 2015 nuclear deal if European signatories do not provide relief from oil and banking sanctions by Feb 23.
ANI, New York
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 06:57 AM IST
The UN chief called for an urgent 'Global Vaccination Plan' to bring together those with the power to ensure fair vaccine distribution - to ensure all people in every nation get inoculated as soon as possible, Al Jazeera reported.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 06:42 PM IST
The UN also voiced concern over sanctions being imposed following the February 1 coup, stressing they needed to be "carefully targeted" to avoid harming vulnerable people.
Reuters, Kuala Lumpur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 04:05 PM IST
Malaysia agreed to return them after the Myanmar military, which seized power in a Feb. 1 coup, offered to send three navy ships to pick citizens held in Malaysian immigration detention centres, officials and sources told Reuters this week.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 09:03 AM IST
They include AstraZeneca Plc, Vodafone Group Plc and Rolls Royce Holdings Plc, he said.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 06:17 PM IST
The selection of an interim government is part of a UN peacemaking process based around holding national presidential and parliamentary elections in December.
Reuters, New York
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 05:12 PM IST
The media mogul will support Guterres in "growing and strengthening" a coalition of governments, companies, cities, and businesses committing to net-zero emissions by 2050 in line with the goals of the 2015 global climate deal struck in Paris, the United Nations said.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 11:59 PM IST
The new coronavirus has ignored national borders and "climate change respects them even less", Patricia Espinosa said in an online lecture for the London School of Economics (LSE).
PTI, United Nations
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 04:42 PM IST
- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, addressing a press conference on Thursday following his informal briefing to the UN member states on ‘Priorities for 2021’, said he does not think “we can live in a world where too much power is given to a reduced number of companies".
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2021 09:33 AM IST
The latest data from UN World Tourism Organization revealed that global tourism suffered its worst year on record in 2020, with international arrivals dropping by 74 per cent as destinations worldwide welcomed 1 billion fewer international arrivals due to Covid-19 travel restrictions
Reuters, New York
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:00 PM IST
- "We know China is working across the UN system to drive an authoritarian agenda that stands in opposition to the founding values of the institution - American values," veteran diplomat Linda Thomas-Greenfield will say, when she appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
AP, United Nations
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:30 AM IST
The U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution condemning damage and destruction of religious sites and asking the secretary-general to convene a global conference to spearhead public support for safeguarding places of religious heritage.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 05:13 PM IST
The deal requires signatories to implement adaptation measures through national planning, but also through funding to at-risk countries.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 05:25 AM IST
The General Assembly elects the secretary-general on the recommendation of the 15-member Security Council where the five permanent members have veto power, so their support is crucial.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 11:33 AM IST
A Saudi Arabia-led military coalition intervened in Yemen in 2015, backing government forces fighting the Houthi group.
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2021 03:23 PM IST
It will be a matter of great prestige for India that its force is known as an international response force, NDRF director general S N Pradhan said.
By Namita Bhandare
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 08:01 PM IST
In the past few years, India has broken traditional silences on sexual abuse, on consent, and on the rights of sexual minorities. It’s time to break another traditional silence
By Asian News International | Posted by NIlavro Ghosh | Washington, US
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 08:20 AM IST
In a tweet, the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA), wrote, “A new year brings new opportunities to strengthen relationships with old friends and partners.”
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 Reuters | Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 10:27 AM IST
Thunberg began a climate change campaign that swelled from a one-person school strike to a worldwide movement, drawing in millions of school children, as well as adults.
By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Nur-Sultan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 02:34 PM IST
The Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights commits its signatories to ensuring the abolition of death penalty within their jurisdiction, with the exception of war time.
By Reuters| Posted by Mallika Soni | Tehran
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 03:04 AM IST
“Iran has informed the Agency that in order to comply with a legal act recently passed by the country’s parliament, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran intends to produce low-enriched uranium (LEU) up to 20 percent at the Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant,” the IAEA said in a statement.
By Shyam Saran
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 06:02 AM IST
The pandemic has starkly exposed the perils of the rampant degradation of our planet’s fragile ecology
By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 08:34 AM IST
From mass job losses to soaring domestic violence, the rise of revenge porn and a widening gender poverty gap, 2020 has threatened to hobble progress on women’s equality as the Covid-19 pandemic wreaks global havoc.
By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Dhaka
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 02:31 PM IST
Around 1,000 Rohingya refugees, members of a Muslim minority who have fled Myanmar, will be moved to the island in the next few days after Bangladesh relocated more than 1,600 early this month, two officials with the direct knowledge of the matter said.