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COVID-19 will not be the last pandemic humanity will face, warns UN chief

The first-ever International Day of Epidemic Preparedness was marked on December 27 last year

27 Dec 2021 9:55 AM

India may overtake China as most populous country sooner than UN projections: Report

India is expected to add nearly 273 million people to its population between now and 2050

12 May 2021 10:17 PM

Facebook helps government, UN health organisations use Messenger effectively in coronavirus response

The social media giant has also invited developers to build messaging solutions for access to accurate information on the coronavirus

23 Mar 2020 2:38 PM

UN hails India for rapid increase in access to sanitation facilities in schools

The proportion of schools without any sanitation facility has decreased at a fast pace in India.

03 Sep 2018 11:29 AM

New pesticide may harm bees as much as those to be replaced

Fears have been growing globally in recent years over the health of bees.

16 Aug 2018 12:59 PM


Untouched ocean habitats rapidly shrinking: Study

Just five percent of the wilderness areas are in protected zones.

27 Jul 2018 12:23 PM

UN says global fight against AIDS is at 'precarious point'

This rapid and sustained increase in people getting treatment helped drive a 34 percent drop in AIDS-related deaths from 2010 to 2017.

19 Jul 2018 11:11 AM

Indian tree seed to bring water to millions

According to the UN, 2.1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water.

22 Jun 2018 6:44 PM

7 Myanmar soldiers sentenced to 10 years for Rohingya massacre

The Rohingya men from the northern Rakhine village of Inn Din were buried in a mass grave in September 2017 after being hacked to death.

11 Apr 2018 11:06 AM

Finland is world's happiest country, US discontent grows: UN

Finland, rose from fifth place last year to oust Norway from the top spot.

15 Mar 2018 3:52 PM


Sea level rise is accelerating: study

This acceleration has the potential to double the total sea level rise by 2100.

13 Feb 2018 9:02 AM

US withdraws from UN Global Compact on Migration

The Trump govt argued that the Obama-era deal was 'inconsistent' with its own immigration and refugee policies.

03 Dec 2017 10:12 AM

2017 set to be hottest non-El Nino year: UN

Some 30% of the world's population now experience "extreme hot temperatures" for at least several days each year, the UN agency said.

06 Nov 2017 6:21 PM

Here's how you can prevent food waste at home

They are simple tips that you can implement daily to be more sustainable.

16 Oct 2017 7:30 PM

The waste-collecting cyclists who caught the UN's eye

The mission started with just eight restaurants on board, the anti-waste tour has grown to include 23 restaurants and nine businesses.

25 Sep 2017 4:41 PM


Global warming reduces protein in key crops: study

This is causing populations at risk of growth stunting and early death. Find out more.

02 Aug 2017 1:52 PM

US makes bid to get UN ban on Masood Azhar, faces China’s opposition

The American proposal came barely weeks after India's efforts to get Azhar banned by the UN were blocked by China.

07 Feb 2017 6:02 PM