Tag: United Nations

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  • 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
  • Climate change: Need to act right now

    Climate change: Need to act right now

    Naturalist David Attenborough has warned that civilisations are going to collapse if humanity fails to tackle the threats of climate change.

    December 5, 2018
  • Race treaty divides Malaysia

    Race treaty divides Malaysia

    The ICERD is a United Nations Convention which commits its members to the elimination of racial discrimination and the promotion of understanding among all races.

    December 5, 2018
  • A polluted world

    A polluted world

    There is a dense cloud of smoke hovering through the fog and filthy air. The warning, advanced by the United Nations a month ahead of the climate-change conference in Poland, is a grim prologue to the swelling tide of environmental degradation. Greenhouse gases, that heat the climate have reached record levels, specifically with carbon dioxide, …

    November 30, 2018
  • Exploring Religion

    Exploring Religion

    Things are definitely better today than during the Hobbesian ‘State of Nature’ or the medieval era when there were wars and internecine conflicts among different communities for supremacy and control over vast tracts of territories. However, as civilization advanced, superior values and understanding led to better sense among humans to lead a more harmonious life …

    November 21, 2018
  • Exploited despite the law

    Exploited despite the law

    While the right against exploitation is comprehensive, abuses persist all over India, writes Nirmalendu Bikash Rakshit.

    November 15, 2018
  • Chronic hunger

    Chronic hunger

    Nutrition is both a maker and a marker of development. Improved nutrition is the platform for progress in health, education, employment, empowerment of women and the reduction of poverty and inequality, and can lay the foundation for peaceful, secure and stable societies. ~ Ban Ki-moon Secretary-General of the United Nations One of the most complicated …

    November 15, 2018
  • Misery of Yemen

    Misery of Yemen

    The visual of a woman in Yemen holding a malnourished child is horrific testament to one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, recalling the photographs of starving Biafra that once went viral. An estimated 1.8 million people are feared to be severely malnourished ~ a direct consequence of the war seemingly without end. Half of …

    November 15, 2018
  • Sergey Kapinos: India, Pakistan must cooperate to fight drugs and crime

    Sergey Kapinos: India, Pakistan must cooperate to fight drugs and crime

    Kapinos, who was one of the speakers at a FICCI Cascade's international conference recently, spoke to Ashok Tuteja on the margins of the meet.

    November 12, 2018
  • Taliban-led violence during recent Afghan polls leaves record high numbers of civilians dead: UN

    Taliban-led violence during recent Afghan polls leaves record high numbers of civilians dead: UN

    Almost nine in 10 casualties happened on October 20 itself, making it the election day with the highest number of civilians killed and injured since the UN began its systematic documentation of civilian casualties in 2009.

    November 7, 2018