UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

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.

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'Instead of exploiting COVID-19, India provided international aid'

Contrasting India's reaction to the global coronavirus crisis to that of certain neighbours, India's UN Permanent Representative T S Tirumurti has said that while some countries are taking advantage of the pandemic to enhance terrorism or adopt aggressive policies, New Delhi’s is rushing medical supplies to countries in need, strengthening their national health capacity and helping alleviate the misery it has spawned

Commonwealth hails Modi for supporting vulnerable nations through UN Fund

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has hailed India's leadership in supporting vulnerable nations in the Commonwealth, describing it as an "area of hope" for all member countries

UN Human Rights chief concerned over Sri Lanka’s 20th Amendment

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet today expressed concerns over Sri Lanka’s proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution

COVID-19 to reverse child survival gains, say UN agencies

The world recorded an all-time low under-five deaths in 2019, but the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in major disruptions to health services that threaten to undo decades of hard-won progress and put millions of additional lives at stake

India says Pakistan raises Ayodhya to cover its treatment of minorities: Pakistan accuses India of destroying mosques

India has accused Pakistan of spreading a “culture of violence” and suppressing the rights of minorities while Islamabad brings up the Ayodhya temple construction at the UN General Assembly

India calls for action against terror groups to protect children rights

India has called for action against terrorist groups by countries in order to meet their obligation to protect children and schools as required by the Security Council

Need for joint action to counter fake news and misinformation, says India

India has called for joint action by technology companies and nations to stop the disinformation campaigns that are endangering the lives of millions

Uttar Pradesh signs MoU with UN for take-home-ration

Take-Home ration will now be manufactured and supplied through women self-help groups (SHGs) in Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state

UNICEF supports establishing Sri Lanka’s first child-friendly municipality in Batticaloa

Batticaloa Municipality and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support the establishment of Sri Lanka’s first Child-Friendly Municipality

India sending to two specialised medical teams to UN missions in Africa

India is contributing two teams of 30 specialists to fortify medical facilities in UN peacekeeping operations in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to meet the COVID-19 challenge, according to India's UN mission

Kashmir cannot be removed from UN agenda: Pakistan

Pakistan reminded India on Friday that Kashmir cannot be removed from the agenda of the UN Security Council (UNSC), which was committed to resolving the issue according to the wishes of the Kashmiri people

Pakistan regrets politicisation of UN sanctions regime

Pakistan on Thursday regretted the politicisation of the United Nations sanctions regime after five UN Security Council members blocked its bid to get two Indians accused of terrorism here listed

India with G-4 serves ultimatum on UN Security Council reforms

India, along with Brazil, Germany and Japan, has served an ultimatum that the supporters of Security Council reforms will be forced to look for other ways to move the process forward if the UN's Intergovernmental Negotiations (IGN) for reform continues to be “held hostage” by those opposing change

UN stands in solidarity with families of missing persons in Sri Lanka

The United Nations has expressing solidarity with the families of missing persons in Sri Lanka emphasized that the security and safety of families of victims must be safeguarded

Over two-thirds schoolchildren in Nepal deprived of education, says UNICEF

United Nations Children Fund Nepal today issued a report simultaneously from Kathmandu and New York stating that more than two-thirds of Nepali schoolchildren have been deprived of distance learning


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