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UN fears for Myanmar Rohingya after coup, Security Council due to meet today

February 02, 2021 1:18 pm

Myanmar’s military seized power on Monday in a coup against the democratically elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained along with other political leaders of in early morning raids.

UN hopes to take first step to elect next chief by Jan 31

January 16, 2021 2:04 pm

The former Portuguese prime minister and UN refugee chief, whose five-year term at the helm of the United Nations ends on December 31, said in letters to Bozkir and Ladeb on Monday that he will seek a second term.

Attack on UN vehicle: India rejects Pakistan charge, says should probe own lapses

December 21, 2020 1:04 am

Pakistan Foreign ministry said it has taken up the “attack” by India on the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) Observers and their vehicle along the LoC with the UN, urging it to initiate a transparent investigation into the incident.

'Let's pay homage to 3 million killed, 200,000 women raped by Pak Army in 1971': India

December 09, 2020 3:25 pm

The International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime is observed on December 9.

Ethiopia's forces shoot at, detain UN staffers in Tigray

December 09, 2020 1:34 pm

The shooting occurred amid soaring frustration among humanitarian officials as desperately needed aid is still not freely reaching the Tigray region more than a week after the UN and Ethiopia’s government signed a deal for access.

UNGA fails to acknowledge violence against Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism: India

December 03, 2020 2:59 pm

First Secretary in India’s Permanent Mission to the UN Ashish Sharma said India is not just the birthplace of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism, but is also the land where the teachings of Islam, Judaism, Christianity and Zoroastrianism have taken strong root.

COVID-19 drives 40% spike in number of people needing humanitarian aid, U.N. says

December 01, 2020 12:04 pm

The UN has set out 34 humanitarian response plans covering 56 countries for 2021, aiming to help 160 million of what it forecasts to be 235 million most vulnerable people worldwide facing hunger, conflict and the impacts of climate change and the coronavirus pandemic.

UN reforms important to create a sustainable future: Dr Anantha Duraiappah

October 28, 2020 4:27 pm

Youth need to be at the core of decision-making for a more collaborative approach by the UN, said Dr Anantha Kumar Duraiappah in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s take on UN’s approach in the pandemic

Cop beats wife in MP: How pandemic has worsened domestic violence, abuse

September 29, 2020 7:04 pm

Ever since the pandemic began, the UN reported that while Lebanon and Malaysia saw the number of calls to helplines double -- compared with the same month last year -- in China, they have tripled

Global hunger and obesity are worsening due to virus fallout

July 15, 2020 3:35 pm

Almost 690 million people were undernourished last year, the most since 2009, and the pandemic could tip as many as 132 million people into chronic hunger by the end of this year, the UN said in a report