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Explained: How Guru Nanak’s langar is helping UN achieve its ‘zero hunger’ goal

Of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the second one ⁠— ‘zero hunger’ ⁠— aims to end extreme hunger and malnutrition, especially among children, by 2030.

Pakistan is home to all shades of darkness: India at UNESCO meet in Paris

At the UNESCO meeting in Paris, India rejected Pakistan's "falsehoods" and reiterated that India maintained its sovereignty and integrity over the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.

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India most vulnerable to rising sea levels due to climate change: UN chief

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres said there is an “addiction” to coal that nations need to overcome because it remains a major threat in relation to climate change.

Water can really be a leverage mechanism to help build sustainability & development: Dutch Special Envoy to UN

"Too much water or too little water hits our economy. The Netherlands is (also) a country where water always is and has been part of the way we develop ... Our water authorities are almost 1,000 years old, so we have a water democracy," says Henk Ovink.

Syria talks: Possible path toward peace, or another dead end

Syria's government and opposition have delicately sat down for their first face-to-face talks, amid hopes of millions of Syrians that they could be a step toward ending the country's devastating 8-and-a-half-year war.

Supreme Court slow in dealing with petitions on Kashmir situation: United Nations panel

The UN statement coincides with the visit of a delegation of 23 European Union MPs in Kashmir to assess the situation in the state.

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India warns of inherent dangers in 'nuclear brinkmanship' pursued by countries

New Delhi has also called for complete elimination of nuclear weapons through a step by step process, as outlined in the Working Paper on Nuclear Disarmament submitted to the UN General Assembly in 2006.

Escalators stopped, meetings cancelled, travel delayed as severe budget crunch hits UN

U.N. management chief Catherine Pollard told the General Assembly's budget committee on Friday that 128 countries had paid $1.99 billion in dues for the U.N.'s 2019 operating budget by Oct. 4.

Pakistan has 'dubious distinction' of recruiting children in terrorist groups: India

Tripathi said while there has been change in attitude towards children's rights, they remain the most vulnerable in a world riven by poverty, inequalities of opportunity, armed conflict, terrorism and humanitarian crises.

Amid 'severe liquidity crisis', UN chief says struggling to pay salaries

The UN is facing a “severe liquidity crisis”, reaching its deepest deficit of the decade, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said, warning that the world organisation will not have enough cash by next month to cover payrolls.

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

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

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

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

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.

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UN delegation meets Madheshi protestors to check human rights violation

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.

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