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Finland is the happiest country, again

March 21, 2020 1:31 pm

The data for the World Happiness Report was collected in 2018 and 2019, thus not impacted by the widespread restrictions imposed by many countries to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Canadian woman and Italian man kidnapped in Burkina Faso have been released: UN

March 14, 2020 6:03 pm

Edith Blais and Italian Luca Tacchetto went missing while travelling through Burkina Faso, a country where jihadist groups with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State are active and have kidnapped Westerners in the past.

5 million Syrian children in need due to war, says UN

March 14, 2020 9:09 am

Death and displacement are just two of the life-threatening challenges children in Syria face, UNICEF has reported. As fighting enters its 10th year, many Syrian kids have known nothing but war.

International Women's Day 2020: No door in armed forces should be closed for women, says Rajnath Singh

March 10, 2020 8:01 am

International Women's Day 2020: With the theme "I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women's Rights", the UN aims to focus on the need to bring gender parity in the new decade.

Explained: Why a UN body intends to intervene in a SC case against CAA

March 04, 2020 8:24 am

The application questions the reasonableness and objectivity of the criterion of extending the benefits of the CAA to Buddhists, Sikhs, Hindus, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan alone.

Amid Delhi violence, UN chief Antonio Guterres calls for maximum restraint

February 27, 2020 11:57 am

The United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has called for "maximum restraint" amid the Delhi violence, in which at least 28 people have been killed and over 200 injured.

Explained: How India proposals at UN event can help elephants, migratory birds

February 23, 2020 2:31 pm

India has proposed inclusion of the three species on Appendix-I of the Convention. Appendix-I lists species threatened with extinction, while Appendix-II lists those in need of global cooperation for favourable conservation status.

Climate change threatens future of all children: UN report

February 19, 2020 12:15 pm

While the children in wealthy nations have a better chance at survival and well-being, those same countries disproportionately contribute to the carbon emissions threatening the future of all children, the joint report by the World Health Organization, UNICEF and medical journal The Lancet found.

UN meet in Gandhinagar: Countries divided over proposal to deny voting rights over financial contribution

February 19, 2020 12:46 am

CMS Executive Secretary Amy Fraenkel stated that she was encouraged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the conference live, indicating that governments were showing interest in the conservation of migratory species.

Using peacekeeping operations' funds for other purposes 'bad faith': India

February 18, 2020 1:55 pm

India has been among the few countries to have fully paid its dues to the UN on time. The UN, however, owed India USD 38 million, which is among the highest it has to pay to any country, for peacekeeping operations as of March 2019.


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

October 25, 2018 7:32 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.