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Indian Economist Ligia Noronha Appointed As Assistant SG & Head of UNEP NY Office BY UN Chief

Feb 26, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Noronha will succeed fellow Indian and development economist Satya Tripathi.

Indian-Origin Employee At UN Declares Candidacy For Secretary-General Position

Feb 13, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Antonio Guterres had confirmed last month that he will seek a second five-year term as chief of the world organisation.

UN Chief Antonio Guterres Lauds India's Covid-19 Vaccine Assistance To Nations

India has airlifted more than 6 million Covid-19 doses to nine countries in Phase-I under its initiative termed 'Vaccine Maitri'

US Has Key Role To Play, There Will Be Very Active Engagement With Biden Admin: UN

Jan 21, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, on Wednesday said Guterres will likely speak to the new US President Joe Biden when appropriate.

'Vaccinationalism' Is Self-Defeating: UN Chief Grieves Over 2 Million Covid Deaths

According to the coronavirus tracker, the deadly virus has so far claimed 2,008,237 lives and infected 93,816,953 people globally.

16 January, 2021

UN Expects To Initiate Process To Elect Next Chief By Jan 31

Associated Press (AP)

The General Assembly elects the secretary-general on the recommendation of the 15-member Security Council where the five permanent members have veto power

10 December, 2020

UN Chief Antonio Guterres Warns Of Rising 'Vaccine Nationalism'

Associated Press (AP)

Guterres appealed to donate to World Health Organisation's COVAX programme, a project to buy and deliver coronavirus vaccines for the world's poorest people.

05 December, 2020

After Trudeau, UN Chief Antonio Guterres, 36 UK Lawmakers Show Support For Farmers' Protest


British Sikh Labour MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi writes a letter to UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab regarding farmers' protest.

01 December, 2020

Joe Biden, UN Chief Discuss Strengthening Partnership On Urgent Global Issues


The president-elect discussed future public health challenges including climate change, human rights, and regional migration.

27 September, 2020

WHO Chief Lauds PM Modi's Decision To Help Nations Fight Covid-19


PM Narendra Modi told the 193-member UN General Assembly that in India and the neighbourhood, “we are moving ahead with phase 3 clinical trials in India.”

21 September, 2020

UN Will Not Support Reimposition Of Iran Sanctions Now: UN Chief Antonio Guterres

Associated Press (AP)

The Trump administration declared Saturday that all UN sanctions against Iran have been restored, a move most of the rest of the world rejects as illegal and is likely to ignore.

18 April, 2020

UN Chief Guterres Salutes India For Helping Others In Fight Against Coronavirus


India is in the process of supplying hydroxychloroquine to 55 coronavirus-hit countries as grants as well as on commercial basis.

15 April, 2020

'Now Not The Time,' Says UN Chief Guterres After Trump Halts WHO Funding


The Trump administration has accused WHO of taking side with China in the coronavirus outbreak that has brought America's economy to a standstill.

27 March, 2020

'We Are At War And Not Winning': UN Chief Calls For Wartime Plan To Fight Coronavirus


The UN chief appealed for the lifting of sanctions that can undermine countries' capacity to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic.

26 March, 2020

Coronavirus Highlights: 88 New Infections Reported In India, Highest In A Day; Total Cases Rise To 694

Outlook Web Bureau

A total of more than 20,800 deaths have now been reported in 182 countries and territories, according to an AFP tally, and Italy has surpassed China after it recorded over 7,000 deaths due to the deadly Coronavirus.

17 February, 2020

'Deeply Concerned' Over J&K, Says UN Chief In Pakistan; India Rejects Mediation Offer


The assertion by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) came after Guterres said in Islamabad that he was concerned over the situation in Kashmir, and that he was ready to mediate between India and Pakistan to resolve the long pending issue.

19 November, 2019

Pakistan Writes Letter To Top UN Officials To Reject Bifurcation Of Kashmir


India maintains that the UNMOGIP has outlived its utility and is irrelevant after the Simla Agreement.

08 October, 2019

UN May Run Out Of Money By October End: Secretary General Antonio Guterres


In a letter intended for the 37,000 employees at the UN secretariat and obtained by AFP, Guterres said on Monday unspecified 'additional stop-gap measures' would have to be taken to ensure salaries and entitlements are paid.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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