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UN appoints veteran Indian officer to lead its mission in Yemen

Abhijit Guha brings to this position 39 years of national and international military experience. He served from 2009-2013 as the Deputy Military Adviser and the Military Adviser within the Office of Military Affairs of the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations.

UN chief steers clear on J&K: Engage through dialogue

Modi met Guterres in Biarritz on the sidelines of the G-7 meeting on August 26, and laid out India’s basic position on the issue that it is an “internal matter” and Article 370 is under the Indian Constitution.


Pakistan using United Nations forum for malicious agenda: India

Without naming Pakistan, India said this “fabricated narrative” comes from the “epicentre of global terrorism”, where “ringleaders were sheltered for years”.

In strife-torn Sahel, a global pledge to restore 100 mn hectares of land, 10 mn green jobs by 2030

The Sahel region of Africa - a nearly 3,860 km semi-arid expanse of sandy, barren, rocky land - is one of the most environmentally degraded regions in the world.

UN human rights body concerned over NRC, Kashmir

While there was no official response from New Delhi, India has sent a team of senior officials, including Indian envoy to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria, to frame the government’s response during the UNHRC deliberations as Pakistan is planning to raise the Kashmir issue.

UN rights chief to India: Ensure those excluded from NRC are protected from 'statelessness'

Addressing the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council Meeting in Geneva, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet also said the NRC verification process in Assam had caused great uncertainty and anxiety.


North Korea wants UN staff cut, but UN says they're vital

North Korea wants the number of UN international staff in the country reduced by the end of the year over what it claims is the politicization of aid by parties hostile to its government, but the UN says the mission's "light footprint" is vital.

Telling Numbers: The food we waste, and what it costs the global economy

The uneaten food is responsible for emitting about 8 per cent of planet-warming greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, said the report, “Reducing Food Loss and Waste”.

Mega UN summit to combat desertification kicks off at Greater Noida

The 14th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 14) opened on Monday.

UN refugee chief urges India to ensure no one left stateless

Filippo Grandi, the UN high commissioner for refugees, voiced his concern in a statement issued Sunday in Geneva.

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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.


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.