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United Nations


Pakistan out of money for flood recovery, says minister; boosts aid request at UN

October 04, 2022 9:23 pm

The floods, caused by abnormal monsoon rains and glacial melt, have submerged huge swathes of the South Asian country and killed nearly 1,700 people, most of them women and children.

Russia’s prolonged confrontation with the West is putting India’s strategic interests under stress

October 03, 2022 4:58 am

Beyond the challenge of navigating the tense dynamic among the great powers, Delhi must come to terms with the essential question in Ukraine — changing borders through use of force. As a nation brimming with diversity and confronting territorial expansionism on its frontiers, India can’t accept the idea that a major power attacks its neighbour, seizes territory and annexes the occupied regions

UN says it's ready to work with Congo on peacekeeper pullout

October 01, 2022 11:49 am

The United Nations is “ready and willing” to work closely with the government to step up the pace of withdrawal of the UN force that has over 14,000 troops and police.

Mahatma Gandhi makes special appearance at UN, shares message on education

October 01, 2022 10:59 am

The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on October 2, the birthday of Gandhi.

UN calls on Iran to avoid ''unnecessary force'' on protesters

September 28, 2022 1:29 pm

Protests have spread across at least 46 cities, towns and villages in Iran. State TV reported that at least 41 protesters and police have been killed since the protests began September 17.

Solution to multilateralism is reformed multilateralism, says EAM Jaishankar

September 24, 2022 1:39 pm

Jaishankar said that during his meetings with over 60 foreign ministers from around the world during the high-level UN General Assembly week, two-thirds of them were from the developing world and they were “really angry” about the state of the world.

India's sharp reply to Pakistan PM's remarks at UNGA: 'Country that claims to seek peace will never shelter planners of Mumbai terror attack'

September 24, 2022 1:31 pm

India responded sharply to Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who had raked up the issue of Jammu and Kashmir during his address to the high-level General Debate earlier in the day.

'Profound concern': At UNSC, India calls for immediate end to Ukraine war

September 22, 2022 11:21 pm

Last week, on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in the Uzbekistan city of Samarkand, PM Modi told Russian President Vladimir Putin that “today’s era is not an era of war”.

Biden: Russia 'shamelessly violated' UN Charter in Ukraine

September 21, 2022 10:44 pm

Biden criticized Russia for scheduling “sham referenda” this week in territory it has forcibly seized in Ukraine.

How the UN became a bystander to the world’s biggest flashpoint

September 21, 2022 2:14 pm

Leaders are gathering in a post-pandemic New York as they try and confront Russia’s assault on Ukraine.


In pictures: Jaishankar raises critical issues at UNGA, attends Quad, BRICS meets

September 23, 2022 10:33 pm

The Quad nations of India, Japan, Australia and the US on Friday signed the guidelines to operationalise the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Partnership for the Indo-Pacific announced by their leaders in May this year.

With little aid, Syria's Raqqa struggles to revive schools

November 28, 2018 6:50 am

More than a year since the United States and its allies defeated Islamic State at Raqqa, many of the city’s schools still look like battlefields with buildings left lying in rubble and playgrounds dotted with wrecked cars


Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan and sons perform at the 73rd UN Day concert

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

Along with him were his sons, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash and the Refugee Orchestra Project conducted by Lidiya Yankovskaya. They were performing at the 73rd United Nations day concert held on Wednesday in New York. This year's theme was

Intl. community should pressurise Pak to arrest Azhar: Defence experts

February 26, 2016 10:23 am

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Defence expert Qamar Agha on Friday said the international community should pressurise Pakistan to handover terrorist Masood Azhar to India. Another Defence expert Raj Kadyan, echoing similar sentiments, asserted that the United Nations (UN) should put sanctions against Pakistan for not giving away Azhar. Earlier, India's move to get Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar was banned by the UN, which was later scuttled by China.

UN delegation meets Madheshi protestors to check human rights violation

January 17, 2016 9:08 am

Nepal, Jan 17 (ANI): Since the promulgation of the new constitution in Nepal last year, the Madheshi community has been protesting as their “interests have been neglected”. The United Nations delegation visited the border area near India’s Raxaul district and met agitating protestors. The protestors claimed that not only their demands have been suppressed, but they have also been tortured by the Nepal administration. Talks between the government and the Madheshi community have not yielded any results. The protestors rejected government's plan, saying it did not meet their demands to offer adequate national representation.