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Lt Gen. Mohan Subramanian has been appointed the commander of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. (Photo: DSSC)

Indian Army general appointed commander of UN peacekeeping in South Sudan

Nepal has deployed 1,751 troops in the mission and Bangladesh 1,627

An ‘F-Bomb’ hurled at the UN Security Council for its inaction on Syria

An unprecedented “F-Bomb” hurled by a Syrian activist struck the Security Council in a bid to explode the myth of its mighty prowess in enforcing peace around the world

UN chief calls for respecting all religions in aftermath of killing of Hindu; says freedom of expression also very important

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for “full respect for all religions” in the aftermath of the daylight killing of a Hindu tailor in Udaipur, India, reportedly by two men in retaliation for his social media post supporting suspended ruling BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her comments that were seen as derogatory to Islam and Prophet Mohammed

India says civilian deaths in Russian mall attack in Ukraine ‘deeply disturbing’; UN condemns ‘depravity’

New Delhi has given financial assistance as well as foodgrains to countries affected by the conflict, he said. In the last two months, it had sent 1.8 million tonnes of wheat to several countries including Afghanistan, Myanmar, Sudan and Yemen and was helping Sri Lanka, he added

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Bangladesh’s explanation in enforced disappearance cases ‘insufficient’, says UN working group

Bangladesh’s move to respond to the UN group’s queries came almost two months after the US State Department sanctioned seven top serving and retired RAB officials in December last year, citing human rights violations and other abuses by it, a move that was viewed very disapprovingly by Dhaka as an unfriendly act.

UN refugee chief visits Bangladesh, seeks continued international support for Rohingyas

For Bangladesh, the challenges of hosting the Rohingyas are only growing amid the resource crunch, a growing rate of crimes, and drug smuggling in the refugee camps.

UN to honor four Nepali peacekeepers posthumously

Nepal is the second largest contributor of uniformed officers to UN Peacekeeping, as over 5,700 of its military and police personnel are deployed to the UN operations in different conflict zones, according to the United Nations.

UNSC expresses ‘deep concern’ over the erosion of rights and freedom in Afghanistan

Recent reports showed how inspectors from the Taliban’s moral policing ministry had now intensified patrolling around public spaces like malls, bazaars, and other places, enforcing their socially conservative codes.

India offers to host UNSC counter-terror panel meet on misuse of new technologies

Tirumurti spoke of the dangers from terrorist exploitation of the new financial technologies like virtual currencies, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that create monetary value out of non-physical entities, crowd-funding platforms and new payment methods like prepaid phone cards, mobile payments and online payment systems

India assures countries 'most in need', says at UN it will provide food aid despite export controls

India “has never been found wanting” when it came to helping countries in distress, whether it was the Covid pandemic or conflicts. “We have provided food aid in the form of thousands of metric tonnes of wheat, rice, pulses, and lentils to several countries, including our neighbourhood and Africa, to strengthen their food security”, he said

India retains top spot as fastest-growing major economy, says UN report, even as South Asia outlook deteriorates

South Asian countries faced risks from higher prices and shortages of farming inputs including fertilisers, it said. “This will probably result in weaker harvests and exert further upward pressures on food prices in the near term”, according to the WESP

Food security fears: US hopes India will drop restrictions on wheat exports; India assures ‘neighbors and vulnerable countries’

India, which is the world’s second-largest wheat grower and has a big stockpile, ordered an end to most purely commercial wheat transactions, while leaving room for some exports to neighbouring countries and governments of countries in need

Modi highlights traditional medicine's role in fighting Covid, says India vaccinated 90% of Indian adults

Giving a progress report on vaccinations, Modi said that India’s programme is the largest in the world hving fully vaccinated almost 90 per cent of the adult population, and more than 50 million children

India contributes USD 800,000 to expading Hindi language use at UN

While Hindi is yet to be one of UN’s official languages, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made sure he uses the medium to promote the language on international platforms, including the UN

UN chief calls for dialogue to resolve Sri Lanka‘s crisis

“We've also been concerned about the recent violence against peaceful protesters, and we urge calm and restraint, as well as respect for democratic rights, including the right... the freedom of expression and the right to peaceful assembly”, the spokesman said

UNSC agrees for first time to issue anodyne statement appealing for peace in Ukraine

Guterres followed it up with his own statement: Today, for the first time, the Security Council spoke with one voice for peace in Ukraine.  As I have often said, the world must come together to silence the guns and uphold the values of the UN Charter”

'Dont patronise us': Diplomatic pushback by India; Dutch diplomat untweets 'advice' after Tirumurti riposte

Earlier at the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi last month, Jaishankar had stated that India should engage the world on the basis of its confidence in its identity rather than trying to please the global community

UN food agency in talks with India on procuring wheat to meet global shortages; Pakistan named a food crisis country

Earlier this year, India began sending wheat to Afghanistan through the WFP via Pakistan after initial opposition from Islamabad. India has pledged 10 million tonnes of wheat donations to Afghanistan

All religious celebrations should take place peacefully: UN chief on India's communal violence

Guterres' appeal comes in the wake of reports sporadic community violence across many areas in India, including capital New Delhi, as Hindu and Muslim religious festivals overlapped in the last couple of weeks


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