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UN launches $565 million appeal for Beirut victims

The blast killed over 170 people, injured more than 6,000 and left thousands homeless

15 Aug 2020 3:20 PM

UN Security Council rejects US resolution to extend Iran arms embargo

Iran says it has the right to self-defense and that a continuation of the ban would mean an end to the nuclear deal

15 Aug 2020 9:59 AM

Thousands stage flower protest in Belarus as EU weighs sanctions

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet condemned the detention of 6,000 people, 'including bystanders, as well as minors'

13 Aug 2020 10:36 AM

Iran asks UN to hold US accountable for plane interception

Iran's UN ambassador say a Mahan Airlines Airbus A310 en route to Beirut on July 23 was intercepted by two US F-15 fighter jets

08 Aug 2020 2:00 PM

Strict lockdown measures raise suspicions of virus outbreak in North Korea

An exchange between the country and the United Nations provides new clarity about what might be happening in North Korea

06 Aug 2020 3:06 PM

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Nepal to send updated map to UN, Google: Minister

Nepal had released a revised political and administrative map incorporating the disputed territories of Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani

02 Aug 2020 11:26 AM

If elected, Joe Biden would help India get seat on UNSC: Ex-US diplomat Richard Verma

The 77-year-old former US vice president is set to be formally nominated by the Democratic Party in August

19 Jul 2020 1:10 PM

UN rejects Russia's bid to reduce delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria

The resolution needed a minimum of nine 'yes' votes in the 15-member council, but it got support from China, Vietnam and South Africa only

09 Jul 2020 10:55 AM

US officially notifies UN of withdrawal from World Health Organization

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, says he would reverse the decision on his first day in office if elected

08 Jul 2020 9:44 AM

To prevent outbreaks like COVID-19, zoonotic diseases need to be curbed, says UN

COVID-19 is one of the worst zoonotic disease, but it is not the first. Ebola, SARS, MERS, HIV, Lyme disease preceded it, UNEP Director said

07 Jul 2020 12:41 PM

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Pakistan took 'modest steps' to restrain India-focused militant groups: US report

UN Secretary-General says they expect all member states to 'live up' to their obligations under relevant Security Council resolutions

25 Jun 2020 12:58 PM

China's latest virus outbreak likely came from Europe: UN

To date, Chinese officials have identified 158 cases in Beijing in the past week

20 Jun 2020 2:43 PM

India wins non-permanent UNSC seat after member states overwhelmingly back bid

India said that its overall objective would be reforms in global multilateral institutions.

18 Jun 2020 4:46 PM

India elected UNSC non-permanent member for two years amid COVID-19 pandemic

India, the endorsed candidate from the Asia-Pacific States, won 184 votes out of the 192 ballots cast in the elections.

18 Jun 2020 12:56 PM

Ninth largest recipient of FDI in 2019, India will continue to attract investments: UN

Investments from India are expected to decline in 2020, with largest MNEs revising their earnings down by 25% in early 2020 due to pandemic

16 Jun 2020 12:19 PM

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WHO a puppet of China, says Donald Trump

Trump threatened to permanently freeze US funding to the WHO unless "substantive improvements" were made within the next 30 days

19 May 2020 12:41 PM

China calls on US to pay its debts to the United Nations

US, meant to pay 27.89% of the peacekeeping budget in UN, cut it to 25% in 2017 and now runs up an annual shortfall of USD 200 million

16 May 2020 9:35 AM

UN chief urges faith leaders to challenge hate speech

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on faith leaders to promote solidarity based on human rights and human dignity

13 May 2020 2:13 PM

South Korea is an example world should follow on COVID-19 fight: UN

UN Secretary-General Guterres said recovery from the pandemic needs to go hand-in-hand with climate action, just as South Korea is doing now

01 May 2020 8:49 AM

Greta Thunberg donates $100,000 prize money to support children affected by pandemic

The 17-year old activist opined that the coronavirus pandemic is also a child rights issue like the climate crisis

30 Apr 2020 12:42 PM

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