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UNESCO recognises India’s garba dance and Bangladesh’s rickshaws as humanity’s cultural heritage

“Over the decades Garba has been an integral, multivalent component of Gujarati culture in India and among the Indian diaspora across the globe”, it said.

Call at UN to make India-launched Mission LIFE a collective movement to address environmental challenges

Mission LIFE adds “a synergy of individual choices and global collaboration” as “an important force in addressing environmental challenges”, the senior UN official said.

Pakistan set to get elected to UNSC as non-permanent member

If elected, Pakistan, which has used every opportunity at the UN to bring up Kashmir even on unrelated discussions, can be expected to keep harping on it on a platform that will give it more visibility.

India-UN Development Fund is seen as ‘epitome of South-South cooperation’

India’s Permanent Representative Ruchira Kamboj said, “India stands as a pillar of leadership and advocacy for the Global South”. 

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Building bridges for peace in Bhutan

As an organisation committed to promoting peace and reconciliation, Peace Initiative Bhutan “aims to foster an atmosphere of trust, understanding, and collaboration among Bhutanese communities and the government of Bhutan.”

With moon landing, India sets sights on ‘limitless possibilities’ for humanity: India’s UN envoy

“A very significant number of scientists who worked on India's moon mission Chandrayaan 3 are women, very much in sync with India's model of women-led growth and development and also linking beautifully with SDG 5, which is all about gender equity”, Kamboj said.

G20 health ministers to meet in India to enhance scientific rigour in traditional medicine systems

“Bringing traditional medicine into the mainstream of health care – appropriately, effectively, and above all, safely based on the latest scientific evidence – can help bridge access gaps for millions of people around the world”, the UN spokesperson said.

Pakistan urged by UN chief to ‘respect due process’ in Imran Khan case, avoid violence

Khan and his party have called for peaceful protests but the response has been feeble and the expected mass demonstrations have not materialised so far unlike in May when he was arrested on corruption charges.

India to leverage its G20 presidency to ‘depoliticise’ global food, medical supplies

It was a tacit criticism of Russia for dumping the UN-sponsored agreement that allowed Ukraine to export foodgrains through Black Sea ports.

UNSC warns about conflict-driven increase in hunger, calls for global concern and help

Blinken warned that by 2050 when the world’s population could reach 10 billion, “climate change could cut output by as much as 30 per cent even as global food demand increases by over 50 per cent”. 

UNSC to focus on food security, human rights during US presidency in August

“Our second area of focus is the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms around the world”, Thomas-Greenfield said.

UN Security Council condemns Pakistan suicide attack; calls for strong action against terrorism regardless of motivation

The Council’s statement that “reiterated that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed”, was unanimous, even though one of its permanent members, China, often comes to the aid of Pakistan-based terrorists and protects them against sanctions.

India concerned over Ukraine developments; indirectly criticises Moscow for ending grain deal

Maintaining New Delhi’s delicate balancing act on the Ukraine issue over which it faces tremendous pressure from the West, while being dependent on Russia for crucial defence and energy needs, she did not name either country.

Modi, Sharif scheduled to address UNGA on same day

Guterres will expect Modi to come up with concrete proposals to raise India’s goals to fight climate change.

India donates $1M for Hindi promotion at the UN

Hindi was introduced in the UN by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who became in 1977 the first Indian official when he was the external affairs minister to speak at the UN in the language.

Delhi G20 Summit an opportunity to start reform of global financial system: UN chief

Guterres, who was speaking at the release of the report on the international debt problem by the UN Global Crisis Response Group (GCRG), said, “Half our world is sinking into a development disaster, fuelled by a crushing debt crisis”. 

UN chief calls for global help to end Haiti’s ‘living nightmare’

Indian Central Reserve Police personnel served with MINUSTAH and MINUJUSTH for 11 years starting in 2008 to the UN operations’ end in 2019.

UN drops India from list of countries needing attention over children in armed conflicts; Pakistan chastised for ‘grave violations’

Explaining the steps involved in getting India off the list, Gamba said, “India came forth two years ago to our offices and to our people on the ground, resident coordinator in Delhi as well as the UNICEF representative in the country, and indicated that they were ready to start engagement to see if they can put in place measures that could be sustained through time that would allow for them to be removed”.

UNGA seeks adoption of comprehensive anti-terror pact proposed by India

The main roadblock to adopting the convention proposed by India in 1996 is the definition of terrorists, with some countries like Pakistan claiming that their favoured terrorists are “freedomfighters”.