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UN credentials panel fails to recognise Taliban envoy; Kabul regime left without an international voice

In a diplomatic setback to the Taliban yearning for international recognition for its three and a half-month-old regime in Kabul, the deadlocked  UN credentials committee failed to act on the Islamic group's request to recognize its representative, giving the permanent representative of the previous democratically-elected government of Afghanistan Ghulam Isaczai a temporary reprieve

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Unicef 'goes dark' in Afghanistan on World Children’s Day to highlight children's plight

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Afghan people may face 'extreme poverty' by mid-2022: UN body

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Bangladesh praises UN resolution on Myanmar, calls for a solution to Rohingya issue

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UN says ISKP expanding to nearly all Afghan provinces, Taliban unable to curb its expansion

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Onus on Pak to create atmosphere free of terror for talks, says India at UN

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Taliban reiterates call for UN seat ahead of Afghanistan session

Ahead of a United Nations Security Council session on Afghanistan on Wednesday, Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen, who has been nominated by the Islamic Emirate as its envoy for the UN, renewed a call for the United Nations seat for the current Kabul regime

UNHCR to stockpile humanitarian aid for Afghanistan in Uzbekistan

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) plans to deliver additional humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan to storage facilities in the Uzbek city of Termez by the end of November, a UNHCR spokesperson told Sputnik on Tuesday

Pakistan reiterates opposition to G4 move for permanent UNSC seats

Pakistan on Tuesday reaffirmed its strong opposition to the move by the Group of Four – India, Brazil, Germany and Japan – for permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)

India's Bimal Patel elected to International Law Commission with highest votes from Asia-Pacific region

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India says it deployed nearly 3000 police officers In 24 UN peacekeeping operations; seeks safe working environment for women

India has paid rich tributes to all its women and men peacekeepers, including the 14 police officers who died in the line of duty to UN peacekeeping, of which India is a major contributor