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UN chief hails 'historic' moment as Palestine takes over reins of G77

Guterres urged the G77 to bring "solutions and commitments" to, among others, the climate summit in September and enumerated other upcoming events in need of the bloc's support.

One third of UN workers say sexually harassed in past two years

The survey comes amid the wider 'Me Too' movement around the world against sexual harassment and assault.

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'Critical test' for North Korea as civilian suffering remains rife, warns UN rights expert

Tomas Ojea Quintana, the United Nations special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in North Korea, urged the North Korean authorities to engage with his mandate and allow him to visit the country "to hear the voice of the people and the authorities".

'The whole country is a prison': No sign of better rights in N.Korea, says UN

Human rights were noticeably absent from talks between Kim and the leaders of South Korea and the United States last year, over North Korea's nuclear weapons programme.

First-ever World Braille Day underscores importance of written language for human rights

The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that people who are visually impaired are more likely than those with full sight to experience higher rates of poverty and disadvantages which can amount to a lifetime of inequality.

Kerala, Himachal, Tamil Nadu lead performers in Niti Aayog's Sustainable Development Goals index

On 'zero hunger' parameters, Goa, Kerala, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland were the front runners, according to the document.

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Nikki Haley says Trump's 'unpredictable' nature helped her get job done at UN

Haley said that she was aware that some people believe that she and Trump are not always on the same page, but she said that's only because "our styles are very different."

Rights groups, advocacy organisations oppose Nauert as America's next envoy to UN

The group said other than her current position as State Department spokesperson, Nauert has no apparent diplomatic or government experience or expertise.

Belgian PM Charles Michel set for minority after biggest ally quits coalition

Charles Michel, a French-speaking liberal, said he would reshuffle posts -- a particularly complex task in bilingual Belgium, as French- and Dutch-speakers must by law have an equal number of ministerial posts.

Big rally by Malaysia Muslims calls for upholding privileges

The rally, backed by the country's two largest opposition Malay parties, was initially aimed at protesting a government plan to ratify a U.N. treaty against racial discrimination.

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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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