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The United Nations


How educators can encourage more Greta Thunbergs in their quest to save the planet

September 29, 2019 9:37 am

Importantly, like Greta, schoolchildren across the globe are talking about the approaching doom because they are worried, afraid and think that they can bring in a positive change and start a youth-driven global movement around climate change.

US to be represented by a junior official at UN climate summit

September 20, 2019 11:15 am

With temperatures already on course to exceed that range, a recent report by a global commission warned that climate change could push more than 100 million people in the developing world below the poverty line.

UN chief urges the world to stamp out religious persecution United Nations

August 23, 2019 1:37 pm

On the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion and Belief Guterres UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged everyone to prevent such attacks and demanded those responsible be held accountable.

UN nuclear watchdog's chief plans to step down early: Diplomats

July 17, 2019 6:20 pm

Yukiya Amano's departure raises the question of what future course the agency will take, though few expect its handling of Iran and other sensitive issues to change significantly.

Philippines' top senator chides Iceland for abortion, UN drugs war probe

July 15, 2019 12:34 pm

Sotto's remarks are the latest in a series of comments from lawmakers urging the government to not cooperate after the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday adopted Iceland's resolution to investigate thousands of deaths under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drugs campaign.

India endorsed for non-permanent seat at UNSC: how are countries elected?

June 27, 2019 12:31 am

The endorsement means that India has a “clean slate” candidature – that is there is no other contestant from the group – for the elections that will be held for five non-permanent members next year, for the 2021-22 term.

Poor nations hosting most refugees worldwide, need more Western help— UN

June 19, 2019 1:46 pm

Developing countries, not rich Western nations, are bearing the brunt of the world's refugee crisis and are hosting most of the record 70.8 million displaced people who have fled war and persecution, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

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

October 23, 2018 5:01 pm

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

October 02, 2018 12:40 am

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

September 29, 2018 10:43 pm

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: