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Tigray's former rulers back in Mekelle, Ethiopian government declares ceasefire

June 29, 2021 8:15 am

Residents in downtown Mekelle reported seeing rebel troops in the city for the first time since they were driven out by government forces in November, and several described scenes of jubilation in the streets.

More than 8,500 children used as soldiers in 2020: UN

June 22, 2021 10:32 am

UN chief Antonio Guterres' annual report to the Security Council on children and armed conflict also includes a blacklist intended to shame parties to conflicts in the hope of pushing them to implement measures to protect children.

Antonio Guterres re-elected as UN Secretary General for 2nd five-year term

June 18, 2021 8:00 pm

President of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly Volkan Bozkir announced that Antonio Guterres "has been appointed by acclamation as the Secretary General of the United Nations for the second term of office beginning on January 1, 2022 and ending on December 31, 2026".

Explained: António Guterres re-elected for second term; how is the UN Secretary-General appointed?

June 18, 2021 8:05 pm

Essentially, the Secretary-General is chosen during closed-door sessions of the Security Council, and approval by the General Assembly is seen more as a formality.

Cyclone Amphan of 2020 resulted in USD 14 billion economic losses in India: UN report

April 20, 2021 12:06 pm

The 'State of the Global Climate 2020' report, released on Monday, said that extreme weather combined with Covid-19 dealt a double blow for millions of people in 2020.

Transitioning from coal won’t be easy. India must ensure support for people and communities dependent on the sector

April 16, 2021 8:50 am

Regardless of whether India commits to net zero emissions, coal is on its way out. For a country that depends on it for 70 per cent of its energy, the transition’s social and economic consequences will pose a daunting challenge

Explained: Who is Arora Akanksha, the 34-year-old running for UN Secretary-General?

March 01, 2021 10:41 am

Arora Akanksha's message, she said, is that the United Nations is sclerotic, wasteful, adrift, paternalistic and patronizing toward many of the younger members of its staff of 44,000 people around the world.

UN: Carbon-cutting pledges by countries nowhere near enough

February 26, 2021 8:02 pm

So the U.N.'s climate chief is telling nations to go back and try harder.

UN chief 'extremely grateful' for India's 200,000 COVID vaccines for peacekeepers

February 18, 2021 3:48 pm

The 200,000 doses essentially mean that it will be possible to administer the required double doses of COVID-19 vaccines to all UN peacekeepers across missions.

Indian-origin employee at UN announces her candidacy for its Secretary-General

February 13, 2021 2:38 pm

Arora Akanksha, 34, working as an audit coordinator for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), said she will run for the post of the world’s top diplomat and launched her campaign #AroraForSG this month.


How urban population is rising globally: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

Ahead of World Cities Day on October 31, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned that, “such rapid urbanisation can strain local capacities, contributing to increased risk from natural and human made disasters”.