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UN Chief Urges China, US To Restore 'Functional' Relationship, Avoid New Cold War

Sep 20, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the world's two major economic powers should be cooperating on climate and negotiating more robustly on trade and technology even given persisting political fissures.

World Press Freedom Day 2021: History, Significance And Much More

May 03, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The theme for World Press Day 2021 is “Information as a Public Good"


UN Expresses Concern Over Situation In Myanmar, Condemns Deaths Of Protestors

The press statement followed Wednesday's closed council meeting at which Schraner Burgener warned that Myanmar faces the possibility of civil war “at an unprecedented scale”.

India Has Been 'A Bridge' In Polarised UNSC: Indian Envoy At UN

Mar 31, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

India has completed three months as an elected non-permanent member of the 15-nation Security Council.


We Exported More Covid-19 Vaccines Than What We Used: India At UN

India was one of the earliest initiators of the ‘Political Declaration on Equitable Global Access to Covid-19 Vaccines’ that garnered the support of more than 180 UN member states.

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26 March, 2021

India To Gift 2 Lakh Covid Vaccine Doses To UN Peacekeepers On March 27

Outlook Web Bureau

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had said that he is 'extremely grateful' for the gift of 200,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses for UN peacekeepers announced by India.


18 March, 2021

India To Register Largest Number Of Maternal Deaths Amid Covid Pandemic, Predicts UN Report

PTI

The report also noted that India could spend nearly USD 10 billion on Covid-19 testing and healthcare utilisation by September 2021, the biggest share of the overall costs in the region.


17 March, 2021

Status Of Women Is The Status Of Democracy: US Vice President Kamala Harris

Outlook Web Bureau

Kamala Harris expressed concern over the decline of democracy and freedom across the globe in her address to the 65th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women.


13 March, 2021

Afghanistan: Car Bomb Kills At Least 8 In Kabul, Injures Several Others

Associated Press (AP)

The UN condemned an “alarming” increase in attacks in the country targeting civilians.


26 February, 2021

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

Outlook Web Bureau

Noronha will succeed fellow Indian and development economist Satya Tripathi.


17 February, 2021

Mass Anti-Coup Demonstrations Rock Myanmar

Associated Press (AP)

The new wave of protests come just a day after junta leaders had declared that the anti-coup demonstrations were dying down in the country


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17 February, 2021

After Ebola Outbreak In Guinea And Congo, UN Releases 15 Million USD

Associated Press (AP)

UN releases $15 million to fight Ebola in Guinea and Congo


13 February, 2021

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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


12 February, 2021

Over 2 Million Yemeni Children May Starve In 2021, 1 in 6 Children At Risk Of Death: UN

Associated Press (AP)

Urging stakeholders to end the conflict, the UN chief David Beasley shared that around 1.2 million pregnant Yemeni women are also at the risk of malnutrition.


12 February, 2021

NHRC’s Advisory On Children And Covid; Bright Spot Or Bush League?

Dr. Amar Patnaik

The biggest limitation of the recent government advisory is that it does not provide any additional economic or social rehabilitation support to marginalised children.


01 February, 2021

Serious Blow To Democratic Reforms: UN On Myanmar Military Coup

Outlook Web Bureau

The US and Australia also expressed concern over the development in Myanmar and urged Myanmar's military to respect the rule of law.


24 January, 2021

India, US At Growing Water Risk As 'Ageing' Dams Threaten Infrastructure: Report

Outlook Web Bureau

Approximately 3.5 million people are at risk if India's Mullaperiyar dam in Kerala, built over 100 years ago, 'fails'


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22 January, 2021

UN Special Envoy On Sexual Violence Warns Of 'Serious' Rape Charges In Ethiopia's Tigray

Outlook Web Bureau

Pramila Patten, UN special representative on sexual violence, warns of serious sexual violence allegations, as women in Ethiopia face a shortage of rape kits and HIV drugs


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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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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