Tag: United Nations

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  • How much should India trust China?

    How much should India trust China?

    Even a leader of the stature of Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee on a visit to China put another nail in the coffin of the Tibetans by signing that the Chinese had exercised sovereignty over Tibet.

    February 10, 2019
  • Culture of Peace

    Culture of Peace

    If the goal of education is freedom from ignorance, freedom from dependence and freedom from prejudice, then it is time to ask ourselves whether our education has enabled us to acquire the necessary competence to understand the world in which we live, to develop the skills to live independently and also to live collectively. Harmonious coexistence of multiple identities is the core of human civilization. Sharing is the basis for civilised collective living in a civil society.

    February 6, 2019
  • Pakistan attacks India’s quest for permanent UNSC seat

    Pakistan attacks India’s quest for permanent UNSC seat

    India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin had said on Tuesday, "If despite our best efforts, credible progress evades us once again, then we should not shy away from reviewing how we engage on this very important issue."

    January 31, 2019
  • Two Sri Lankan peacekeepers killed in Mali

    Two Sri Lankan peacekeepers killed in Mali

    Six Sri Lankan peacekeepers were also injured in the attack on Friday near Douentza, Mopti region, the UN said.

    January 26, 2019
  • One in three UN employees have been sexually harassed: survey

    One in three UN employees have been sexually harassed: survey

    A third of United Nations employees have reported experiencing sexual harassment at the world body over the last two years, according to the findings of the first-ever survey on such misconduct released Tuesday.

    January 16, 2019
  • SDGs and grim global realities

    SDGs and grim global realities

    We need to find frank and truthful answers to these tough questions and we need to take the necessary remedial action on the basis of these truthful answers.

    January 12, 2019
  • Modi, Putin talk over phone, discuss cooperation between two countries in key areas

    Modi, Putin talk over phone, discuss cooperation between two countries in key areas

    Both leaders agreed that India-Russia cooperation played an important role in the global multilateral order.

    January 7, 2019
  • Recyled waste could buy Microsoft

    Recyled waste could buy Microsoft

    On December 18, we announced the winner: 90.5 per cent, the amount of plastic that has never been recycled. Okay – but why is that such a big deal?

    December 29, 2018
  • Mukhtar Naqvi slams Pakistan and its PM Imran Khan over ill treatment of minorities

    Mukhtar Naqvi slams Pakistan and its PM Imran Khan over ill treatment of minorities

    Calling Pakistan "a land of atrocities against minorities", BJP leader and Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi asserted that minorities' constitutional, social and democratic rights were all protected in India, unlike in Pakistan.

    December 23, 2018
  • Pak PM Imran Khan’s talk with Antonio Guterres centered on Kashmir: UN official

    Pak PM Imran Khan’s talk with Antonio Guterres centered on Kashmir: UN official

    The 113-member UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) established by the security council monitors the cease-fire in between the two neighbours in Kashmir.

    December 22, 2018
  • Late Pak activist Asma Jahangir honoured with top UN human rights award

    Late Pak activist Asma Jahangir honoured with top UN human rights award

    Asma was known for her outspoken nature and unrelenting pursuit for human rights as well as for remaining undaunted in the face of extreme pressure and opposition.

    December 19, 2018
  • Progress in Yemen

    Progress in Yemen

    The agreement envisages the deployment of UN-supervised neutral forces and the setting up of what they call “humanitarian corridors”. Troops from both sides will withdraw from the entire Hodeidah area within a maximum of 21 days in a process to be overseen by a UN-chaired committee.

    December 19, 2018
  • From now, my priorities will be ambition: UN chief

    From now, my priorities will be ambition: UN chief

    Antonio Guterres said the Katowice climate change conference has shown once more the resilience of the Paris Agreement and from now his priorities will be ambition.

    December 16, 2018
  • Protection of rights and protector’s rights

    Protection of rights and protector’s rights

    In order to ensure that Rule of Law triumphs, it is essential that basic human rights are respected, says Biswajit Chakraborty.

    December 13, 2018
  • Turkey in talks over possible UN probe into Khashoggi murder

    Turkey in talks over possible UN probe into Khashoggi murder

    "We have discussed with the UN secretary general and our counterparts, and will continue to discuss" a possible probe, Mevlut Cavusoglu said at a press conference in Ankara.

    December 11, 2018
  • Frivolity marks Nepal diplomacy

    Frivolity marks Nepal diplomacy

    Analysing the complexities that swirl around Nepal’s bilateral relations with India demands treatment detached from prejudice, presumptuousness and political expediency.

    December 8, 2018
  • Donald Trump likely to nominate Heather Nauert as UN Ambassador

    Donald Trump likely to nominate Heather Nauert as UN Ambassador

    Nauert has earned a reputation as a stalwart defender of the President even through the turbulent tenure of Trump's first Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson.

    December 7, 2018