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Afghan envoy to UN defies Taliban regime, asks international community to reject it

Afghanistan's Permanent Representative Ghulam Isaczai created a diplomatic stir when he defied the new Taliban government, asked the international community to reject it and denounced its use of violence to reinstall the “so-called Islamic Emirate

Taliban will be judged by its actions; recognition contingent on commitment to human rights, particularly women and girls, says new UNSC president

The Taliban's overthrow of a democratically-elected government in Afghanistan has spillover effects in the region and the UN Security Council would like to hear from the people in the region, according to Ireland's Permanent Representative Geraldine Byrne Nason, who heads the Security Council this month

West has left behind a catastrophe in Afghanistan, learn lessons from it, resist imposing own models on nations, said a combative China at UNSC

Displaying a soft tilt towards the Taliban, which has captured power in Afghanistan, a country in which it has developed a growing and strategic stake in recent years, China called for respecting the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of the South Asian nation, and the rights of the Afghan people to determine their own future

Strong UNSC resolution against terrorism in Afghanistan; applies to J-e-M and L-e-T

The United Nations Security Council has demanded that the Taliban should not allow terrorists to use its territory for attacks against other countries and this would apply to the Lashkar-e-Toiba and the Jaish-e-Mohammad, according to India's Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla

Half a million may flee violence-torn Afghanistan; UNHCR warns of 'coming darkness'

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said that the situation in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover last week “remains uncertain and may evolve rapidly,” with up to 515,000 new refugees fleeing

Credible reports of Taliban executions; women, journalists, civil society leaders in danger: UN rights chief

United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has said that she had received credible reports that the Taliban had committed serious violations, including summary executions of civilians, in Afghanistan

Taliban targeting people who worked with US, NATO forces: UN Report

The Taliban, who seized power in Afghanistan last week, are reportedly targeting the people and their families who had helped and worked with the US and NATO troops, a confidential document by the UN’s threat assessment consultants pointed

Guterres calls for inclusive government in Afghanistan, says global community should speak with one voice on Taliban

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that he is ready to talk to the Taliban that has taken over Afghanistan amid fears of widepread human rights abuses

India to take pivotal role in anti-terror fight as head of UNSC panel

India will assume a pivotal role in the global fight against terror when it takes over the chair of the Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) next year, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar announced on Thursday

Don’t justify terrorism, avoid double standards, says India at UNSC

As events in Afghanistan elevate concerns about international security, India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said on Thursday the global community should call out the hyprocrisy of countries that protect terrorists “with innocents' blood on their hands.”

India proposes use of modern technology for UN peacekeeping to meet 21st century challenges

India on Wednesday proposed a multi-pronged plan to bring the peacekeeping operations to the 21st century by deploying technologies to face the evolving threats

Tributes to peacekeepers killed in service of UN

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar paid tributes on Wednesday to Indian peacekeepers who laid down their lives in the service of the global organisation

It's up to Taliban to reassure neighbours through zero tolerance for terror, says India at UNSC

India told the Taliban on Monday that it was up to it to reassure its neighbours by ensuring that Afghanistan - where it has wrested power militarily after two decades - has zero tolerance for terrorism

Bhutan signs with UNDP to promote ecotourism and biodiversity

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Bhutan have signed a deal for a project to promote ecotourism and biodiversity in the country, The Global Environment Facility will fund the project worth $4.854 million

UNICEF lauds Bangladesh for vaccinating Rohingya refugees

UNICEF, a UN agency for children, has lauded the efforts of the Bangladesh government to vaccinate Rohingya refugees living in the country. Over a million refugees live in cramped camps of Cox Bazaar in Bangladesh