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  • Taiwan seeks India’s support to attend World Health Assembly to fight COVID-19; China opposes

    Taiwan seeks India’s support to attend World Health Assembly to fight COVID-19; China opposes

    "India will soon take over the Chair of the Executive Board of the WHO after its annual meeting later this month. Taiwan cherishes the valuable relations with the Government of India and its people and hopes the relations will get further strengthened," according to Ambassador Chung-Kwang Tien, Representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India (TECC).

    May 16, 2020
  • ‘Alarming Inaction’

    ‘Alarming Inaction’

    The declaration of a global coronavirus pandemic ~ long overdue ~ should put at rest the semantic quibbling over the difference between an epidemic and a pandemic.

    March 15, 2020
  • Activists ask UN to break silence on genocide of Baloch

    Activists ask UN to break silence on genocide of Baloch

    The campaign launched by BHRC, protesters said, "is a push to garner greater international awareness for the near-extermination of the people of Balochistan."

    March 12, 2020
  • Sri Lanka reneges

    Sri Lanka reneges

    Sri Lanka’s minister for Foreign Affairs, Dinesh Gunawardena, reiterated his government’s commitment to achieve sustainable peace through an inclusive “domestically designed and executed” reconciliation and accountability process.

    March 1, 2020
  • Coronavirus: World Health Organisation issues appeal for $675 million to fight novel disease

    Coronavirus: World Health Organisation issues appeal for $675 million to fight novel disease

    WHO Chief hailed a $100 million donation from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced earlier on Wednesday for virus testing, treatment and vaccine research.

    February 6, 2020
  • Imran Khan to represent Pak at first ever Global refugee forum in Geneva

    Imran Khan to represent Pak at first ever Global refugee forum in Geneva

    According to the UNHCR, Pakistan hosts more than 1.4 million registered Afghans who have been forced to flee their homes.

    December 6, 2019
  • Core Worries

    Core Worries

    Save for fertilizers, which reports a 5.4 per cent increase in output year-on-year, every other sector disappoints with coal representing the worst with a steep 20.5 per cent decline.

    November 4, 2019
  • BJP confident of India’s win at UNHRC on Jammu and Kashmir

    BJP confident of India’s win at UNHRC on Jammu and Kashmir

    The BJP maintains that the abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35 (A) from Jammu and Kashmir and its bifurcation, is an internal matter of the country which was done through a Parliamentary process.

    September 9, 2019
  • Pak Foreign Minister to raise Kashmir issue at 42nd UNHRC session

    Pak Foreign Minister to raise Kashmir issue at 42nd UNHRC session

    Shah Mahmood Qureshi said he will "shake the global conscience on serious human rights abuses" in Kashmir.

    September 9, 2019
  • North Korean prisoners killed for escape attempts: UN report

    North Korean prisoners killed for escape attempts: UN report

    The secretary-general said the U.N. human rights office received and analyzed accounts of North Koreans who had experienced detention, the vast majority of them women who escaped initially to China

    August 3, 2019
  • President Maduro rejects UN report on Venezuela’s human rights situation, calls it ‘false accusation’

    President Maduro rejects UN report on Venezuela’s human rights situation, calls it ‘false accusation’

    "The report is unfortunately aligned with the media and political narrative imposed by Washington, which symbolically attacks Venezuela", the President added.

    July 13, 2019
  • Venezuela urges UN to intervene against U.S sanctions

    Venezuela urges UN to intervene against U.S sanctions

    Venezuelan Vice Foreign Minister William Castillo said, "The sanctions met the body's definition of "unilateral coercive measures" and should be lifted, While addressing a session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

    July 6, 2019
  • Impasse at WTO

    Impasse at WTO

    The meeting discussed the impasse in WTO's appellate body, one that could impact the existence of a Dispute Settlement Mechanism, indeed the entity's position as an effective multilateral organisation. The appellate body based in Geneva hears appeals brought by WTO members and consists of seven members. The US has blocked the nomination of new members to the entity. The two-day meeting also provided an opportunity to the developing countries and the Least Developed Countries to forge a consensus on how to move forward on WTO reforms, while preserving the fundamentals of the multilateral trading system.

    May 24, 2019
  • Divisive growth

    Divisive growth

    Ms Bachelet has expressed concern over the fact that the demands of citizens protesting against inequality are being met by “violent and excessive use of force, arbitrary detentions, torture and even alleged summary or extrajudicial killings” as in Venezuela, Sudan, Haiti and France ~ the last fountain-head of democracy.

    March 11, 2019
  • Peugeot 208 revealed ahead of public debut at Geneva

    Peugeot 208 revealed ahead of public debut at Geneva

    Could be introduced in India as Groupe PSA’s premium hatchback contender

    February 26, 2019
  • Syrian peace talks in Geneva to continue till Dec 15

    Syrian peace talks in Geneva to continue till Dec 15

    The UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has said he is planning to extend the ongoing UN-led Syrian peace talks till December 15. The new round of the talks, started on Tuesday, was originally scheduled to close on Friday (December). The UN official described the talks this week as “professional and serious” when …

    December 1, 2017
  • PM Modi okays Soumya Swaminathan’s appointment as WHO Deputy DG

    PM Modi okays Soumya Swaminathan’s appointment as WHO Deputy DG

    The government on Monday granted clearance to ICMR chief Soumya Swaminathan to take up a foreign assignment as deputy director-general of the WHO in Geneva, according to an official order. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved grant of cadre clearance to Swaminathan to take up the …

    November 27, 2017