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India's remains world's fastest growing large economy

“India has become an alternative investment source or destination for many Western companies” he said.

Indian Army veteran on UN assignment killed in Gaza attack

Kale joins the roster of more than 200 Indians who have died in the service of the UN.

Indian is first international UN employee killed in Gaza conflict

Kale, who worked for the UN Department of Safety and Security (DSS) joins the roster of more than 200 Indians who have died in the service of the UN.

UNGA votes to upgrade Palestine’s membership to special status; strong support from South Asian nations

More than 24,000 people, most of them women and children, have been killed in Israel’s attacks on Gaza, from where Hamas launched the attack in which about 1,200 people were killed and about 240 were kidnapped.

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The US sole negative vote that was a veto of the Brazil-sponsored resolution plays into the hands of the Palestinians and Russia by showing Washington’s isolation from even its allies on the broader situation.

Gaza ceasefire resolution co-sponsored by Bangladesh, Pakistan, Russia fails in UNSC

Guterres has said that the Middle East is on “the verge of an abyss” and called on Israel to lift the blockade on Gaza where food and water supplies are perilously dwindling and people are not able to move out.

Guterres reiterates ‘utter condemnation’ of ‘abhorrent’ Hamas attack; cautions Israel against military action on civilian population

Guterres also said that he was “deeply distressed” Israel’s “complete siege” of the  Gaza Strip and added that the already “dire” situation there will “deteriorate exponentially”.

Pakistan needs massive support, says UN chief; links floods there to ‘climate chaos’

Seeking to link Pakistan’s floods to climate change, Guterres said, “The country is responsible for less than 1 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions – but its people are 15 times more likely to die from climate-related impacts than people elsewhere”.

From nonalignment to ‘Vishwa Mitra’, a power for global good: Jaishankar outlines evolution of Indian foreign policy

Jaishankar challenged the existing global power structure as a multipolar world emerges: “The days when a few nations set the agenda and expected others to fall in line are over”. 

Global South leaders hail India’s contribution; seek its larger role in resolving crises affecting them

Bhutan’s Foreign Minister Tandi Dorji said that India providing Covid vaccines to about 100 countries “was one of the biggest humanitarian initiatives”. 

Pakistan’s old chestnut; caretaker PM keeps up Kashmir rant at UN

Kakar qualified Islamabad’s opposition to terrorism by giving a free pass to those he considered involved in “freedom struggles” – that in Pakistan’s view would include terrorists against India.

India-to-Europe Economic Corridor is a ‘blessing’, says Israeli PM at UN

Netanyahu, who uses props in his addresses to the UN, pulled up a map of the region and with a red marker dramatically traced the route of the India-to-Europe corridor.

India raises UNSC ineffectiveness in Ukraine War, renews call for reforms to restore world body’s credibility

Verma said that the collateral damage from the war has devastated the Global South and the voices of these countries should be heard and their perspectives taken into account.

Trudeau says not seeking to ‘provoke’ India, a country of ‘growing importance’

People of Indian origin who are not Sikh and Hindu organisations have expressed fears for their safety in Canada after receiving threats, and Indian diplomatic missions have come under threat.

Erdogan modifies stance, calls for bilateral dialogue on Kashmir in UN speech

Erdogan said that the Security Council “has ceased to be the guarantor of world security and has become a battleground for the political strategies of only five countries”.

‘Global governance stuck in time’: Guterres calls for Security Council reform to prevent ‘great fracture’

Calling for compromise, he said, “Leaders have a special responsibility to achieve compromise in building a common future of peace and prosperity for our common good”.

UN chief discusses Nepal's LDC graduation, peacekeeping role with PM Dahal

The 76th session of the UN General Assembly in 2021 unanimously adopted a resolution endorsing Nepal's graduation from the LDC category with a preparatory period of five years. 

UN, powerless to stop Ukraine War, to focus on development, climate change at annual session

Guterres convened the Climate Ambition Summit to turbocharge action and funding to meet what he has repeatedly called the “existential threat” to humanity.

Guterres pays ‘tribute’ to India’s leadership of G20; commends Gandhian methods to Palestinians

Asked by a Palestinian journalist why Palestinians “when they resist occupiers” are labeled terrorists, including by UN officials, Guterres said, “I came from India and I went to pay tribute to Gandhi. Let's not forget the example of Gandhi”.