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Pakistan minister’s remarks about terrorism in New York ignored a crucial point: State agencies patronise terror groups.

UN Gandhi Concert: Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan to perform at UN Day Concert

The Permanent Mission of India to the UN is hosting the UN Day Concert 2018, which will feature performance by the sarod maestro and his sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash at the General Assembly hall.


UN invites Western Sahara parties for new talks in December

UN efforts have repeatedly failed to broker a settlement over the territory, contested between Morocco and the Algerian-backed Polisario since Spanish colonial power left in 1974.

'Terrorism is not bred in some faraway land, but from across our border': Sushma Swaraj's top 10 quotes

Swaraj addressed a range of topics which included implementation of national schemes, guaranteeing women-empowerment, tackling climate change and terrorism that has stalled Indo-Pak talks multiple times. Here are 10 topics that Swaraj covered in her address at the UNGA:

Member states will step in to support UNRWA after US' refusal to provide funds to it: Swaraj

The Trump administration had last month announced that after carefully reviewing the issue it has decided not to make additional contributions to the United Nation Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

United Nations: China's African swine fever outbreak could cross borders

China is the world's biggest pork producer, accounting for about half the world's population of swine at around 500 million head. The meat accounts for more than 60 per cent of animal protein consumed in the country.


Djibouti ask United Nations to end border dispute with Eritrea

Djibouti accused Eritrean troops of occupying the Dumeira mountain area shortly after the peacekeepers left on June 13, 2017, and lodged a formal complaint with the African Union.

UN official says North Korean children are stunted due to malnutrition

The proportion of children affected by stunting, a failure to develop physically and cognitively, has fallen to 20 per cent from 28 per cent in 2011.

UN member states approve USD 6.69 billion for 13 peacekeeping operations in 2018-19

The United States is the biggest contributor to the United Nations, paying 22 per cent of the USD 5.4 billion core budget and 28.5 per cent of the USD 7.9 billion peacekeeping budget.

UN to present plan for Mediterranean migrant centres for EU

Europe's migration crisis, which peaked with the arrival of more than 1 million asylum seekers in 2015, has been tapering off with arrivals falling to the tens of thousands so far this year.