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UN officials express awe over India's progress in achieving SDGs

Speaking at a High Level Political Forum 2019 special event, UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner lauded India's ambitious initiatives that are playing a critical role in improving the lives of its people and advancing the SDGs.

HIV cases decline by 16 per cent since 2010: UNAIDS

The report also revealed that AIDS-related deaths continued to decline as access to treatment continues to expand and more progress is made in improving the delivery of HIV/tuberculosis services.

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More Indians becoming obese, number of undernourished in India decline: UN report

In India, the number of undernourished people declined from 253.9 million in 2004-06 to 194.4 million in 2016-18. However, the number of adults (18 years and older) who are obese grew from 24.1 million in 2012 to 32.8 million in 2016.

UN chief saddened by loss of life, destruction due to heavy rains in India, South East Asia

Monsoon flooding has also affected Myanmar, where 21,000 people – many of whom have been affected by the conflict there – have been displaced in Kachin and Rakhine states.

The real cure

A new report confirms that poverty declined in India most rapidly in high growth years. There’s a lesson in that.

UN rights council to investigate killings in Philippine drug war

The UN’s 47-member Human Rights Council supported a resolution led by Iceland that turned a spotlight on wide-ranging abuses, including killings; enforced disappearances; arbitrary arrests; and persecution of rights activists, journalists, lawyers and members of the political opposition.

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US and Iran to clash at UN nuclear watchdog

With the two sides apparently deadlocked, Iran says it will continue to breach limits of the deal one by one until it receives the economic windfall the deal promised. Washington meanwhile is seeking to isolate Iran to force it to negotiate.

Executions 'rampant' in Philippine drug war, UN probe needed: Amnesty

The exact number of dead in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs is impossible to independently verify, but many thousands have been killed, about 6,600 of those during operations in which police said suspects were armed and fought back.

UN nuclear inspectors to report back on Iran's enrichment move

"We are aware of Iran's announcement related to its uranium enrichment level," a spokesman for the International Atomic Energy Agency said.

Iran on course to exceed nuclear pact limit within days: diplomats

Iran had set Thursday as a deadline beyond which it would exceed the threshold for stockpiles of enriched uranium allowed under its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers, which Tehran is still following even though Washington abandoned it last year.

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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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