Annan was the first black African to take up the role of the world's top diplomat, serving two terms from 1997 to 2006.
'I think most people would much rather take away the five existing vetoes rather than create additional vetoes, but I don't think that's going to happen. It would be utopian to attempt to remove them, because those with those privileges will not give
I see "larger freedom" as an overarching concept, including development, security and human rights. You cannot really enjoy any one of the three without the other two; and all three need to be underpinned by the rule of law.
'...unless we also face up squarely to the concerns that make some States feel uniquely vulnerable, since it is those concerns that drive them to take unilateral action. We must show that those concerns can, and will, be addressed effectively through
As we look back at the last century, we can see two models. There is the model of the first half, when almost the entire planet was devastated by two world wars, and that of the second half - not perfect, by any means, but still a vast improvement ..
Statement by the Secretary-General on Iraq, New York, 20 March 2003.
The UN General Secretary words would not be music to the MEA mandarins --"The underlying causes must be addressed. If a fresh crisis erupts, the international community might have a role to play; though I gladly acknowledge - indeed, strongly welcome
Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicates a fertilizers factory to the nation as Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and others clap, in Gorakhpur.PTI Photo
A policeman recovers the smuggled liquor bottles from a truck at Patrakar Nagar, in Patna.PTI Photo
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at a meeting in Karnajora, Uttar Dinajpur.PTI Photo
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) President Jayant Chaudhary during 'Parivartan Sandesh' rally ahead of the UP Assembly elections 2022, in Meerut.PTI Photo
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav waves at the crowd during 'Parivartan Sandesh' rally ahead of the UP Assembly elections 2022, in Meerut.PTI Photo
Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.
Aamir Shaikh aka Shaikhspeare traces talks about the genre that uses music as a means to dissent.
Family from UP village forced to run around to complete post-death official paperwork and even last rites.
On BR Ambedkar's death anniversary, a look at the 'invisible' history of Dalit Bahujan women in Indian politics.
While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry
Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.
As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.