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  • UN and Myanmar

    UN and Myanmar

    The prevarication, that was palpable notably in Libya and Syria, seems set to resonate in the echo chambers of Kabul and further afield in the tormented land now headed by Taliban hardliners, just as it does in Myanmar

    September 27, 2021
  • Seat at UN

    Seat at UN

    The ministry of foreign affairs has made the controversy official, going by the minister, Ameer Khan Muttaqi’s letter to the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres.

    September 26, 2021
  • Pakistan a supporter of terrorists, suppressor of minorities: India

    Pakistan a supporter of terrorists, suppressor of minorities: India

    India denounces Pakistan in reply to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's tirade against the country, in which he made claims about the treatment of minorities in India.

    September 25, 2021
  • Abbas gives Israel one year to end occupation of Palestinian territory

    Abbas gives Israel one year to end occupation of Palestinian territory

    "Israel, the occupying power, has one year to withdraw from the Palestinian territory it occupied in 1967, including East Jerusalem," Palestinian PM told the General Assembly in a fiery speech on Friday.

    September 25, 2021
  • Reconfigure agricultural producer support: UN report

    Reconfigure agricultural producer support: UN report

    "It will also boost the livelihoods of the 500 million smallholder farmers worldwide -- many of them women -- by ensuring a more level playing field," UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner.

    September 15, 2021
  • UN confirms cyberattack in April 2021

    UN confirms cyberattack in April 2021

    Bloomberg reported on Thursday that hackers breached the UN's computer networks earlier this year and obtained a trove of data that could be used to target agencies.

    September 10, 2021
  • Prolonged civil war, or complete isolation of Afghanistan: Guterres

    Prolonged civil war, or complete isolation of Afghanistan: Guterres

    Guterres told reporters at the UN Headquarters in New York on Friday that humanitarian needs were "growing by the hour" and the war-torn country was largely spinning out of control.

    August 14, 2021
  • UN chief following developments in Afghanistan with deep concern: Spokesman

    UN chief following developments in Afghanistan with deep concern: Spokesman

    The United Nations stands ready to contribute to such a settlement and remains focused on providing assistance to the increasing number of Afghans in need, UN Spokesperson.

    August 13, 2021
  • ‘Code red’: United Nations scientists warn of worsening global warming

    ‘Code red’: United Nations scientists warn of worsening global warming

    The IPCC report, which calls climate change clearly human-caused and unequivocal and an established fact, makes more precise and warmer forecasts for the 21st century than it did last time it was issued in 2013.

    August 10, 2021
  • 5 things to know about the new United Nations’ report on climate change

    5 things to know about the new United Nations’ report on climate change

    Almost all of the warming that has occurred since pre-industrial times was caused by the release of heat-trapping gases such as carbon dioxide and methane, says UN report on climate change.

    August 9, 2021
  • Intervention Avoidable

    Intervention Avoidable

    There are clearly no substantial upsides to the logic of Indian military intervention in Afghanistan, except perhaps diplomatic vanity. Besides Afghanistan's known history as the Graveyard of Empires, India's own swamped experience of Sri Lanka should make it desist from entertaining any thoughts of boots on ground in the quagmire of Afghanistan.

    July 25, 2021
  • Political Asylum

    Political Asylum

    It is a dilemma to balance perceptions of national security with the justification for humanitarianism. Retrospective ethical judgements are arrived at more easily. The same yardstick will apply to India‘s stand on refugees fleeing from the brutal Myanmar army earlier and today, whose return to their homeland looks far from certain.

    July 23, 2021
  • Guterres calls for efforts to achieve justice for all

    Guterres calls for efforts to achieve justice for all

    The UN chief underscored that the International Criminal Court is just one element of the international justice system, which encompasses other courts, tribunals and non-judicial mechanisms, adding that the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon have both accomplished important milestones in the past year.

    July 18, 2021
  • UN Deputy chief warns of ‘bloody surge’ in humanitarian crises

    UN Deputy chief warns of ‘bloody surge’ in humanitarian crises

    UN Deputy Secretary-General said the "hurricane of humanitarian crises" is compounded by a "relentless wave of attacks" on humanitarian and medical workers,

    July 17, 2021
  • Israeli forces dismantle dozens of Palestinian homes: UN

    Israeli forces dismantle dozens of Palestinian homes: UN

    The Israeli military took at least 49 structures in the Ras al-Tin, Ramallah Governorate displacement on Wednesday, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a statement on Friday.

    July 17, 2021
  • One 10th of global population were undernourished last year: UN

    One 10th of global population were undernourished last year: UN

    New data that represents the first comprehensive global assessment of food insecurity carried out since the pandemic began, indicates that the number of people affected by chronic hunger in 2020, rose by more than in the previous five years combined, Xinhua news agency reported.

    July 13, 2021
  • Worst global famine

    Worst global famine

    The UN’s political chief, Rosemary DiCarlo, has urged the Tigray Defence Force “to endorse the cease-fire immediately and completely underlining that the immediate concern of the voice of the comity of nations is to send desperate assistance to the region”.

    July 7, 2021