UNITED NATION

  • Afghanistan signals Kabul's focus on ties with Pakistan, China 5 days ago

    United Nations: Reflecting the new Afghanistan government's high priority on reconciliation with the Taliban, ending conflicts and curbing terrorism, Kabul's Ambassador to the UN Zahir Tanin signalled Kabul's focus on relations with Pakistan and China, which it feels can help it in these tasks. The visit of Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani...
  • Is engaging men crucial on issues of violence against women? November 11, 2014

    A study done by the United Nations has produced some alarming results. Six out of 10 Indian men have admitted to having perpetrated violence against their wives or partners. ...
  • 6 out of 10 men admit to having perpetrated violence against wives, partners: UN November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A study done by the United Nations has produced some alarming results. Six out of 10 Indian men have admitted to having perpetrated violence against their wives or partners. The study goes on to say that men who experienced discrimination as children or faced financial stress are more likely...
  • UN secretary-general appoints Indian on Gaza probe panel November 11, 2014

    United Nations: An eminent Indian official has been named on a UN inquiry panel set up by the world body's chief Ban Ki-moon to probe the presence of arms in UN premises in the Gaza strip and the damage to its facilities during the conflict between Israel and Palestinian factions....
  • India calls for international action to strengthen nuclear security November 4, 2014

    United Nations: Recognising the threat of nuclear terrorism, India has called for effective international cooperation and responsible action by governments to strengthen nuclear security and prevent non-state actors from acquiring vulnerable atomic material. "There is widespread recognition that the threat of nuclear terrorism is one of the pressing challenges facing...
  • UN day to look at roadmap for future: Narendra Modi October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the United Nations on the occasion of UN Day, the day in 1945 when the Charter of the United Nations was brought into force, and said it was also a day to "look at a roadmap for the future". In tweets, the...
  • PM Narendra Modi greets UN October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: On the United Nations Day on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the world body and said it was time for its member nations to further the cause of world peace and prosperity. "I convey my greetings on @UN Day. It is a day to celebrate the achievements...
  • US President appoints a 'czar' to streamline the administration's response to Ebola October 18, 2014

    The World Health Organisation has admitted to lapses in its response to the spread of EBOLA in West Africa. As the ebola scare haunts the US, President Barack Obama has appointed a "czar" to streamline the administration's response to the deadly disease. ...
  • Federal officials may ban people travelling to US from Ebola hit nations October 18, 2014

    As per the latest World Health Organisation figures the Ebola death toll has crossed 4500, almost half of the total cases registered in 7 countries. In the US, federal officials contemplate banning travel to the US from the nations hit hardest by the Ebola virus. ...
  • Canada to double UN contribution to fight Ebola October 18, 2014

    Ottawa: Canada has promised to double its financial contribution to the United Nations' fight against Ebola in West Africa, the country's health minister announced on Friday. Ottawa will increase its aid to USD53 million, up from 30 million Canadian Dollars it had pledged last month, said Health Minister Rona Ambrose....
  • 1.2 billion live on less than $1.25 a day: UN chief October 18, 2014

    United Nations: More than 1.2 billion people are living on less than USD 1.25 a day and 2.4 billion are living on less than USD 2 a day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. He told the UN observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty that at least...
  • Ebola death toll soars to 4,555 out of 9,216: WHO October 18, 2014

    Geneva: More than 4,500 people have died in the deadly Ebola outbreak that began in west Africa at the beginning of the year, fresh World Health Organization figures showed on Friday. The UN health agency said that 4,555 people had died from Ebola out of a total of 9,216 cases registered...
  • WHO announces new measures to control ebola at the UN held in Geneva October 17, 2014

    Ebola in West Africa is doubling every four weeks according to reports. As the ebola death toll spirals, health officials around the world are speeding their response on ebola. At the UN held in Geneva, WHO announced their new measures to control the ebola outbreak. ...
  • Ebola 'most serious' health emergency in years: World leaders October 16, 2014

    London: The Ebola epidemic is "the most serious international public health emergency in recent years," British, US, French, German and Italian leaders agreed in a conference call. A 75-minute video conference call between British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Matteo...
  • Internet can't be managed as private property: India tells UN October 15, 2014

    United Nations: Underscoring its commitment to the "free growth" of the Internet, India has told the UN General Assembly that the cyberspace cannot be managed as a "private property" and its management should be "transparent and democratic" in nature. "As a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and democratic society, India is fully committed...
  • Pakistan being isolated internationally because of its deeds: BJP October 14, 2014

    In a snub for Pakistan by the UN after repeated ceasefire violations at the international border, its attempts to seek a UN intervention on Kashmir have failed to draw any response from the world body. The UN has said that India and Pakistan need to resolve all differences through...
  • UN honours Indian police officer with International Female Peacekeeper Award October 14, 2014

    The United Nation's Police division has awarded Shakti Devi, an inspector in the Jammu and Kashmir Police, with the International Female Peacekeeper Award. She has been honoured for her service with the United Nations mission in Afghanistan, including her efforts to help victims of sexual and gender-based violence. ...
  • Indian police inspector wins UN's international female peacekeeper award October 14, 2014

    United Nations: An Indian police inspector has been named recipient of a prestigious international female peacekeeper award by the UN's police division for her "exceptional achievements" in her duty with the UN mission in Afghanistan, including her efforts towards helping victims of sexual and gender-based violence. Inspector Shakti Devi of the Jammu...
  • UN ignores Pakistan's bid to seek intervention on Kashmir October 14, 2014

    United Nations: Pakistan's latest efforts seeking UN intervention on the Kashmir issue have failed to draw any new response from the world body which reiterated that India and Pakistan need to resolve all differences through dialogue to find a long-term solution to the dispute. Sartaj Aziz, adviser to Pakistan Prime...
  • UN quarantines 41 personnel in Ebola-hit Liberia October 10, 2014

    Monrovia: The United Nations said it had quarantined 41 personnel from its Liberia mission, including 20 soldiers, following a second infection among its staff of the deadly Ebola virus. The measure came two days after the mission, known as UNMIL, announced an "international staff member" working in its medical department...
  • UN chief Ban Ki-moon asks India, Pakistan to resolve their issues through dialogue October 9, 2014

    United Nations: UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Thursday expressed concern over the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan along the LoC and asked the two nations to resolve all differences through dialogue and engage constructively for a long-term solution for peace and stability in Kashmir. The Secretary-General is "concerned about the...
  • UN chief: 20 times more Ebola aid needed October 9, 2014

    Washington: The presidents of three Ebola-stricken West African nations sought an immediate outpouring of money, doctors and hospital beds, and representatives nations gathered at a World Bank meeting promised to send more aid quickly, including a pledge of medical evacuations for health care responders who catch the virus. "Our people...
  • United Nations asks India, Pakistan to resolve their issues through dialogue October 8, 2014

    United Nations: Amid escalation of ceasefire violations along the Line of Control, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki moon has asked India and Pakistan to resolve their issues diplomatically and through dialogue. "The Secretary-General would call on both countries to resolve their issues diplomatically and through discussions," Ban's spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told reporters...
  • Five Afghan gang rapists due to be hanged on Wednesday October 7, 2014

    Kabul: Five Afghan men are due to be hanged on Wednesday for the gang rape of four women after a trial that was criticised by the United Nations and rights' groups amid a nationwide outcry over the savage attack. Then-president Hamid Karzai called for the men to be hanged even before...
  • Woman doctor among 22 Malaysians with Islamic State in Syria October 5, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: A 26-year-old woman doctor was among the 22 Malaysians in Syria reportedly involved in the activities of terrorist group Islamic State (IS), police confirmed. The doctor was married to a Malaysian, who was a member of the IS group, police counter-terrorism official Ayub Khan Mydin Pitchay said. "We...
  • Poor-rich gap growing in India, Asia-Pacific: United Nations October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The gap between the poor and the rich is growing in the Asia-Pacific region and there has been an increase in income inequality in many major economies including India, China and Indonesia, a UN-ESCAP report has said. "Inequality is key socio-economic challenge for the region. At the national...
  • It's fantastic that PM Modi pitched for yoga at UN, says New York instructor September 28, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitched for Yoga and suggested the UN to celebrate International Yoga Day once a year. He called yoga an invaluable gift of Indian civilisation. A yoga instructor in New York said, "Yoga is enormously good for the body. It clears the energy channels. It makes you...
  • Nawaz Sharif's speech on Kashmir has imprints of Pakistan military hawks: Congress September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Criticising Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for raising the Kashmir issue in United Nations General Assembly, the Congress on Saturday said his speech had "imprints" of Pakistani military hawks as he and his government were "under siege" in Islamabad. The party said thar it was "unbecoming" of the Pakistan...
  • Modi discusses city policing, urban space with New York City mayor September 27, 2014

    New York: With an eye on his pet project of rejuvenation of urban spaces, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday had a meeting with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio during which the issues related to large cities, especially common threats of terror, policing, public housing and crowd management in...
  • After taking up Kashmir issue with UN, Sharif sends good wishes to Modi September 27, 2014

    United Nations: Hours after raising the issue of Kashmir in his address to the UN General Assembly, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday sent message of good wishes to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. "(I want to send) message of good wishes," Sharif told PTI when asked if he had...