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Explained: Who is Arora Akanksha, the 34-year-old running for UN Secretary-General?

March 01, 2021 10:41 am

Arora Akanksha's message, she said, is that the United Nations is sclerotic, wasteful, adrift, paternalistic and patronizing toward many of the younger members of its staff of 44,000 people around the world.

UN panel's conclusions on Michel based on limited information, biased allegations: MEA

February 26, 2021 10:42 pm

India also made it clear that the Working Group is not a judicial body, and therefore, its opinions are not legally binding on the member states.

UN: Carbon-cutting pledges by countries nowhere near enough

February 26, 2021 8:02 pm

So the U.N.'s climate chief is telling nations to go back and try harder.

UN chief Guterres encouraged by India, Pak ceasefire announcement; hopes this positive step will provide opportunity for further dialogue

February 26, 2021 11:40 am

In a significant move to ease tension, the militaries of India and Pakistan said on Thursday that they have agreed to strictly observe all agreements on the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) and other sectors.

Indian-origin employee at UN announces her candidacy for its Secretary-General

February 13, 2021 1:36 pm

Arora Akanksha, 34, working as an audit coordinator for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), said she will run for the post of the world's top diplomat and launched her campaign #AroraForSG this month.

'We count on India for its contribution to multilateralism as a force for good': top UN official

February 11, 2021 2:57 pm

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, addressing the inaugural session of the World Sustainable Development Summit 2021 Wednesday, hailed efforts by India to bolster its renewable energy basket and achieve its climate action goals.

UN: Situation in Ethiopia's Tigray now 'extremely alarming'

February 05, 2021 3:40 pm

The conflict that has shaken one of Africa's most powerful and populous countries-a key U.S. security ally in the Horn of Africa-has killed thousands of people and is now in its fourth month.

Myanmar: Junta blocks Facebook, UN says world must 'mobilize'

February 04, 2021 8:07 pm

Myanmar was the subject of a coup this week as soldiers detained de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The UN has said the military's efforts to seize power must fail while the junta has disrupted access to social media.

There should be accountability for crimes like Daniel Pearl's murder: UN spokesperson

January 30, 2021 2:26 pm

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed appeals against the acquittal of British-born al-Qaeda terrorist Ahmed Omar Sheikh in the kidnapping and murder case of Pearl and ordered his release.

UN chief lauds India's COVID-19 vaccine assistance to nations

January 29, 2021 2:14 pm

India has airlifted more than 6 million COVID-19 doses to nine countries in Phase-I under its initiative termed "Vaccine Maitri."


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.