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28-Sep-2019 United Nations

At UNGA, Imran holds out threat of war, radicalisation

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday held out threats of a conventional war between the two nuclear-armed neighbours spinning out of control and the radicalisation of Muslims in India and around the world in his address to the General Assembly.Khan painted...

27-Sep-2019 United Nations

India has given world peace, not war : Narendra Modi

In a strong message against terror, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Friday that India has given the world the message of peace, "Buddha", and not war, "yuddh", and that is why its voice not only carries seriousness when...

27-Sep-2019 United Nations

Narendra Modi decries lack of unanimity in fighting terrorism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi decried the lack of unanimity in fighting terrorism, the biggest challenge for humanity, in his address to the UNGA on Friday."The lack of unanimity amongst us on the issue of terrorism, dents those very principles, that are the...

25-Sep-2019 United Nations

Gandhi solar park, peace garden inaugurated at UN

Leaders from around the world joined hands in the spirit of Gandhian universality to inaugurate a solar facility and roof garden at the UN headquarters and a garden with trees from across the US dedicated to the Mahatma on his 150th birth year.Secretary-General...

20-Jun-2019 United Nations

Antonio Guterres calls for restraint amid new Iran-US tension

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday asked for maximum restraint after Iran shot down a US drone."He is very concerned about this latest development, about the shooting down of the drone," Guterres' spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters,...

29-May-2019 United Nations

UN dedicates Aug 22 to victims of religious violence

The UN General Assembly has declared August 22 as the International Day for Victims of Religious Violence to combat hate crimes and persecution on the basis of beliefs.Recalling the wave of attacks that targeted a mosque in New Zealand, and churches in Sri...

16-Jan-2019 United Nations

#MeToo at UN: 1 in 3 staff reports sexual harassment

The global organisation's own #MeToo survey has found that one in three employees responding to it have said that they have suffered sexual harassment in the last two years.Sharing the survey results in a letter to UN employees on Monday, Secretary-General...

08-Dec-2018 United Nations

UN chief asks world to prevent genocide

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has asked the international community to prevent rather than react to genocide as the crime does not happen overnight."Genocide is deliberate and premeditated and requires serious preparations that take time. Those...

17-Nov-2018 United Nations

YouTube comedian 'MostlySane' fights hate online but 'likes' trolls

How does one react to the torrent of hate engulfing the social media?The surprising answer of the Indian YouTube personality Prajakta Koli, herself the target of trolls, was: "Personally for me, I like them.""I don't hate them at all because they bring a...

12-Nov-2018 United Nations

3 large Hindi-speaking states have high fertility rates : UNFPA

There is a stark contrast between the fertility rates of the three largest Hindi-speaking states and six non-Hindi-speaking states even as India was nearing the population replacement level of fertility, a UN report shows."Although average total fertility...

10-Nov-2018 United Nations

Antonio Guterres calls for multilateralism to tackle global challenges

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for a reformed, reinvigorated and strengthened multilateral system to deal with today's global challenges."Toward that end, we need a stronger commitment to a rules-based order, with the UN at its center,...

29-Oct-2018 United Nations

UN chief voices concern over deepening political crisis in Sri Lanka

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over the deepening political crisis in Sri Lanka and called for restraint from all parties in the island country.Guterres is following the latest developments in Sri Lanka with great concern, said...

16-Oct-2018 United Nations

UN chief calls for action to protect rights of rural women

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for action to protect the rights of rural women and girls on the occasion of the International Day of Rural Women.The empowerment of rural women and girls is essential to building a prosperous, equitable...

10-Oct-2018 United Nations

Had excellent cooperation with Haley : Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed his "deep appreciation for the excellent cooperation and support" of US Ambassador Nikki Haley, who earlier handed in her resignation at the White House.The Secretary-General's spokesman, Stephan Dujarric,...

09-Oct-2018 United Nations

UNSC victim of 'self-inflicted wounds of diminishing relevance': India

Warning that the Security Council is becoming a victim of "self-inflicted wounds of diminishing relevance", India has called for united action to reform it.India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin on Monday ridiculed attempts to prevent the reform of...

09-Oct-2018 United Nations

UN chief calls for urgent climate action in response to IPCC report

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for urgent climate action after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report that asks to keep global warming by 1.5 degrees Celsius.To meet the 1.5 degrees target, rather than the...

02-Oct-2018 United Nations

UN chief urges Macedonia to proceed with name change

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to proceed with the name change it has agreed on with Greece.Greece's objection to its neighbour's use of "Republic of Macedonia" as its official name has stalled...

29-Sep-2018 United Nations

UN chief urges immediate action on climate change

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday that climate change is absolute priority, while urging the international community to take immediate action.Speaking at a meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), an intergovernmental organization,...

28-Sep-2018 United Nations

Benjamin Netanyahu says Iran holds 'secret atomic warehouse'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the UN General Assembly on Thursday that he has proof that Iran holds a "secret atomic warehouse" and urged international action against Tehran.During his vehement speech at the UN conference, Netanyahu presented...

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