United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the General Assembly on Wednesday, February 7, 2023, outlining his priorities for 2024. (Photo Source: UN)

World entering an 'age of chaos’, UN needs urgent reforms, says Guterres

Mechanisms that were used to manage superpower relations during the Cold War are missing now, “and so our world is entering an age of chaos” creating “a dangerous and unpredictable ‘free-for-all’ with total impunity”, Guterres warned.

Democratic forces gaining ground against junta, says Myanmar envoy at UN in significant claim

Although Myanmar is now effectively ruled by the military known as the Tatmadaw,  the UN recognises only the representative of the overthrown democratically-elected government.

India pays up $32 mn annual UN dues, getting place on ‘honour roll’

Thus, India’s assessment is only 1.044 per cent of the UN’s budget of $3.465 billion despite it being the world’s fifth largest economy. Thus, India’s share is less than that of even some developing countries like Brazil and Mexico. 

Pakistani peacekeeper killed in UN mission in Africa

Of UNISFA’s 2,587 troops, 571 peacekeepers were from Pakistan. So far, 169 Pakistani peacekeepers have been killed while serving in UN operations, according to the UN.

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Improvement in security situation in Pakistan 'absolutely remarkable', says UN chief

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Security Council resolutions on Kashmir need to be implemented, says UN Chief

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UN chief urges world to 'show similar leadership as Pakistan has shown'

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UN Secretary General arrives in Pakistan

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres who arrived in Pakistan on Sunday called Pakistan one of the most consistent and reliable contributors to UN peacekeeping efforts around the world.

India denounces double standards in dealing with injustices of colonialism

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India tells Pakistan to take steps for normalcy through diplomacy

India has called upon Pakistan to take steps to restore normal ties through diplomacy instead of “spewing venom and false narratives” which have been rejected by the international community. India's Deputy Permanent Representative Nagaraj Naidu, said on Wednesday that Pakistan “should get down to the normal business of diplomacy” and take “steps to restore normal ties.”