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In A First, UN Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Set To Enter Into Force

Jan 22, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is now part of international law, culminating a decades-long campaign aimed at preventing a repetition of the US atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II.

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.

Indian Army 'Deliberately' Targeted UN Vehicle At LoC: Pakistan Army

Dec 18, 2020 PTI

Military sources in New Delhi rejected the allegation by the Pakistan Army.


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.

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01 December, 2020

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

PTI

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


23 November, 2020

At G20, Donald Trump Slams Global Climate Agreement Joe Biden Intends To Rejoin

Associated Press (AP)

Trump officially withdrew from the Paris Accords earlier this month, saying that it 'was designed to kill the American economy.'


19 November, 2020

UN Report Cites ISRO Efforts In Assisting Indian Government To Contain Covid

PTI

UN report cites the role being played by 'BHUVAN', the national geo-portal developed and hosted by ISRO in combating Covid-19


15 November, 2020

‘Hunger Rates Are Sky-Rocketing Around The World’

Team Poshan

A new report has found global hunger and population displacement could surge as people on the move and those reliant on a dwindling flow of remittances desperately seek work to support their families.


06 November, 2020

UN To Commemorate All Victims Of World War II On December 1

Associated Press (AP)

World War II is considered the deadliest conflict in history, involving the vast majority of countries and leading to the deaths of an estimated 70 million to 85 million people


30 October, 2020

India And US Discuss UNSC Agenda, Will Work Together On ‘Rule-Based International Order’

PTI

India has been pushing for reforms of the United Nations, including the Security Council, stating that its composition doesn't reflect the current realities.


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28 October, 2020

Indian Outfit Wins UN Award For Tackling Climate Change Amid Covid

PTI

Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) brought solar energy to remote communities and is among the winners of the 2020 UN Global Climate Action Award.


21 October, 2020

356 Million Children Living In Extreme Poverty; COVID-19 To Exacerbate: UN

PTI

UNICEF, World Bank Group warn that any progress made in recent years, has been 'slow-paced, unequally distributed, and at risk' due to the economic impact of the pandemic.


17 October, 2020

VP Naidu Calls For Building Equitable Society On International Day For Eradication of Poverty

PTI

The theme for this year addresses the challenge of achieving social and environmental justice for all.


05 October, 2020

After Increase In Rape Cases, UN In India Says Women From Weaker Sections Are At Greater Risk

PTI

The steps being taken by the Indian government to strengthen safety measures for women and girls are welcome and urgent, the United Nations said.


02 October, 2020

'India Commits To Build Safe, Secure Post Covid World For Women': Smriti Irani At UN

PTI

During the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, the high-level meeting was convened with the overall theme of “Accelerating the realisation of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls”.


26 September, 2020

'Terrorism Is Pakistan's Only Glory In 70 Years'; India Slams Pakistan At UN

PTI

The strong rebuttal came after Pakistan's PM Imran Khan spoke about India's internal affairs, including the issue of Jammu and Kashmir, during his pre-recorded video statement at the high-level General Debate.


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20 September, 2020

Trump Administration Says All UN Sanctions On Iran Restored; Other Nations Reject Move

Associated Press (AP)

The White House plans to issue an executive order on Monday spelling out how the U.S. will enforce the restored sanctions.


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.

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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.

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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