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India elected non-permanent member of UN Security Council

June 18, 2020 7:29 am

There were 192 Member States present for voting and the 2/3 required majority was 128. India garnered 184 votes.

Amid COVID-19, special 'Yoga Module' by India's Mission to UN to commemorate International Yoga Day

June 12, 2020 1:14 pm

The Permanent Mission of India to the UN will commemorate the International Day of Yoga on June 19. Recognising the important role of yoga, the mission, together with yoga gurus and therapists, has created a special yoga module, 'Yoga for Health - Yoga at Home' on the occasion of the International Yoga Day.

UN team reports new evidence against Islamic State in Iraq

May 19, 2020 1:55 pm

The Islamic State group's self-declared “caliphate” that once spanned a third of both Iraq and Syria, has been defeated on the ground but its fighters are still staging insurgent attacks.

UNSC condemns 'cowardly' Afghan attacks

May 14, 2020 1:01 pm

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) took to Twitter to express "shock and revulsion" over the attacks.

UN forecasts pandemic to shrink world economy by 3.2%

May 14, 2020 8:56 am

The U.N.’s mid-year report said the impact of the coronavirus crisis is expected to slash global economic output by nearly $8.5 trillion over the next two years, wiping out nearly all gains of the last four years.

UN says 3 peacekeepers killed, 4 wounded in Mali attacks

May 11, 2020 11:48 am

UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the attacks near Aguelhok in the Kidal region, which may constitute war crimes under international law.

At 20.1 million, India expected to have highest births since COVID-19 declared as pandemic: UNICEF

May 07, 2020 10:57 am

In the US, the sixth highest country in terms of expected number of births, over 3.3 million babies are projected to be born between March 11 and December 16.

Afghan could've one of highest COVID-19 infection rates in world: Global migration agency

May 06, 2020 12:22 pm

The global agency also warned that Afghanistan is struggling to safely absorb the more than 271,000 people who have returned from Iran and Pakistan since January amidst the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19: 'None of us is safe until all': UN chief; Nations pledge USD 8 bn for medicine research

May 05, 2020 1:25 pm

About 7.4 billion euros was pledged for the research and development for vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics.

Nearly half of global workforce at risk of losing livelihoods due to COVID: ILO

April 30, 2020 4:36 pm

The ILO also stressed that international coordination on stimulus packages and debt relief measures will be critical to making recovery effective and sustainable.