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India votes against gay rights for UN employees

Russia-backed resolution defeated.

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Indian Army chief to attend inaugural UN meet on peacekeeping

Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag to Attend UN Conference on Peacekeeping.

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Her peace

Gender concerns must be mainstreamed in conflict-transformation processes.

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Concerned over the number of executions, UN asks Pak govt to reinstate death penalty moratorium

United Nations asked PM Nawaz Sharif government to reinstate the moratorium on death penalty as soon as possible.

The demand for prosecuting Uber and banning it and other services is misplaced and probably bad in law. Vicarious liability for criminal acts may be emotionally appealing but it is a legal and ethical minefield.

Uber ties up with UN Women to create driver jobs for females

The pilot project was undertaken in Delhi and was to be rolled out in other cities of the world.

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The real UN question

Debate over veto restraint is a distraction from the broader dilemmas of UN Security Council reform.

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Campaigns to root for a woman as next UN secretary-general

“There have been eight men and no women … it’s time.”

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British MP Stephen O’Brien to be new UN humanitarian chief

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed British lawmaker Stephen O’Brien as the next UN humanitarian chief.

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Gender equality vital for world to fulfill potential: UN chief Ban Ki-moon

“We know that when there is gender equality, girls and boys will go to school and they will prosper,” said UN.

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UN report: Libya unable to prevent flow of weapons, needs tighter controls

Libya’s ability to prevent the flow of weapons into the chaotic country is “almost nonexistent.”

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Syria expels 2 key United Nations humanitarian staffers

The expulsions will have a significant impact on the entire humanitarian operation for Syria, Amos wrote.

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North Korean company renames ships to evade sanctions: United Nations

Authorities found two Cuban fighter jets, missiles and live munitions beneath Chong Chon Gang’s cargo of sugar.

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Under sexual harassment cloud, RK Pachauri quits as chairman of UN climate change panel

He received the Nobel Prize in 2007 on the basis of this climate change panel.

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UN food agency facing worst challenge since World War II

WFP is doing preparatory work for a potential scale-up in food assistance to four other countries.

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UN chief seeks action on Syria sieges, barrel bombs

UN chief Ban Ki-moon called for urgent action to lift sieges on civilians and to end barrel bomb attacks.