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UN human rights experts ask India to repeal law curbing NGO funding

The experts’ call comes as India’s Ministry of Home Affairs suspended earlier in June for six months the registration of the non-governmental organisation Lawyers Collective, under the FCRA.

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Israel to chair a UN committee for the first time, triggers protests from Arab countries, Palestinians

Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon won the chair of the legal affairs committee of the General Assembly on Monday.

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India calls for flexibilities in Intellectual Property Rights to combat AIDS

India will need to front load its investments substantially to almost double the number of people on ARV treatment in less than five years, Minister for Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda said at UNGA.

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International Criminal Court prosecutor knocks UNSC over inaction against Sudan’s president for alleged genocide

Chief prosecutor of International Criminal Court said that failure to arrest of Sudan’s president has emboldened a number of countries to allow Omar al-Bashir to cross international borders.

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Saudi Arabia off UN’s blacklist over threat to stop funds

Saudi is removed from the blacklist for the same reason it was added — children.

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UN responds to accusations it caved to Saudi Arabia on Yemen kids

The UN stated that the Secretary-General stood by the findings that the Saudi-led coalition is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of youngsters in the country.

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Fashion designer Kenneth Cole named UNAIDS international goodwill ambassador

The appointment by UNAIDS chief Michel Sidibe came on the eve of the U.N. General Assembly’s high-level meeting on ending AIDS on Wednesday through Friday.

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Syria: UN pleads government to end siege and allow airlift aid to war-torn civilians

More than 600,000 civilians are trapped in various parts of Syria, as per the United Nations

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Violations against children in conflict spiked in 2015: UN

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed shock at the escalating recruitment and killing of children in conflicts last year.

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Ban Ki-moon has always supported direct talks between India, Pakistan: Spokesperson

Questions are being raised if Ban Ki-Moon would push a direct talks between Indo-Pak before his term ends this year

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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

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.

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.