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Sadhguru to lead yoga session at UN on 2nd International Yoga Day

The International Yoga Day will be commemorated on June 21 and this year’s focus will be on the theme of Yoga for the Sustainable Development Goals.

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At times feel ashamed to call myself a peacekeeper: UN official

No Indian peacekeeper faced any allegations of misconduct as the United Nations received 44 allegations of sexual abuse in all peacekeeping and special political missions so far this year

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Developed nations should also adopt sustainable consumption: India at UN

India’s Permanent Mission to the UN Amit Narang said that “sustainable urbanisation is by no means a developing country issue” at the UN Habitat conference on Wednesday.

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Racist, hateful remarks by ‘would-be leaders’ outrageous: UN General Ban Ki-moon

The UN has so far in the election cycle refrained from commenting on remarks made by US presidential candidates.

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Need to scale up cooperation with developing countries: India at UN

The 2030 agenda sees the developing countries as active agents of change and not merely as passive recipients of assistance.

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Gates Foundation commits $80 mn to promote gender equality

The funds will also help improve the accuracy and reliability of data collection, which can reveal at a large scale who owns assets like land, property or credit.

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Delhi homeowners shut doors on Muslim tenants: UN varsity study

Released last week by the Helsinki-based United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, the study confirms that Muslim applicants find it more difficult than their counterparts to rent a house in Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida.

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Fight against terrorism not confrontation against any religion: India at UNSC

Syed Akbaruddin stressed that tackling terrorism demands extensive global coordination and the fight against terrorism is not succeeding because there is insufficient international cooperation.

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Indian economy projected to grow 7.3% in 2016: UN report

China, which grew at about 6.9 per cent in 2015, will continue to witness slowdown in growth, the report states.

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At UN, Pak rakes up Kashmir issue again, says ‘denial of human rights’ injustice to Kashmiris

The Ambassador said the United Nations was created with the “very purpose to prevent and stop these injustices”.

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Syria: UN Security Council to meet on Aleppo crisis

A surge of violence that erupted on April 22 has left more than 270 people dead in the divided northern city and undermined efforts to revive peace negotiations.

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Iran urges ballistic missile improvements, UN rules it ‘dangerous’

Ballistic missile tests are considered a means for Iran’s military to demonstrate that the nuclear agreement will have no impact on its domestic defence plans.

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Working on ‘specific initiatives’ to de-escalate Syrian violence: US

Kerry had made clear the United States wanted Russia to apply pressure to the Assad government to get it to stop “indiscriminate aerial attacks” in Aleppo, a spokesperson said.

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Respect local conditions for negotiations between India, Pakistan: UN on Kashmir Issue

We reach out to as many of the institutions within the subcontinent to support this peace process moving forward, Macharia Kamau said.

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UN blacklists Indian-flagged cargo vessel carrying Libyan oil

A senior Indian official said that the ship is on a time-charter agreement for a UAE-based company.