UNITED NATION

  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Watch films for entertainment, don't go into controversies: Kareena September 25, 2014

    Reacting to the United Nations' report claiming that Indian films objectify and stereotype heroines, actress Kareena Kapoor said, "I think you should watch films for entertainment, don't go into such controversies. We have had item numbers and saree clad girls from the beginning and earlier they were aesthetically shot, like...
  • The CJ Show: Flood fury in Jammu and Kashmir September 15, 2014

    We get you citizens' onground reports and a status check from the state of Jammu and Kashmir. ...
  • UN conducts probe into N Korea jails, people forced to eat snakes February 18, 2014

    The United Nations conducted an investigation detailing horrific human rights abuses in North Korea where starving women were delivering babies in prison camps. People were forced to eat snakes and rats to survive. The UN now warning Kim Jong Un that he could face prosecution. ...
  • Ideas 2014: One should have a sense of value, says Kofi Annan on subsidies in India February 6, 2014

    Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has warned India against too many populist subsidies. In conversation with CNN IBN's Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose on Ideas 2014, Annan said that subsidised water and power take away their value. ...
  • Issues highlighted by PM of utmost importance: Salman Khurshid September 28, 2013

    Foreign Affairs minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh while addressing at the UNGA came up with the topics that were of highest priority for the nation. Khurshid added nothing that the PM said was out of context and to act on the issues highlighted by him is...
  • Terror to remain the key for focus for Manmohan at UNGA debate September 28, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is in New York for the second leg of his visit and the terror emanating from Pakistan is clearly expected to be the big theme of this visit. Singh is expected to meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in order to discuss the stern relations prevailing...
  • PM Manmohan Singh leaves for UNGA, to meet Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif September 25, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday left for the UN General Assembly in the United States, where he will meet President Barack Obama and also his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif. ...
  • Barack Obama, Hassan Rouhani meeting at UNGA cancelled September 25, 2013

    US President Barack Obama's meeting with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rowhani has been cancelled. The meeting which was supposed to take place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly will not happen, as US and Iranian officials found logistics 'too complicated'. Meanwhile there were protests on the first...
  • The Last Word: Are there real grounds for action against Syria? September 5, 2013

    The Western powers are pushing for air strikes in Syria after 1500 people were killed in the chemical attacks in the country in August. The questions are now being raised about the real grounds behind the strikes in Syria....
  • UNSC fails to agree on military action against Syria August 29, 2013

    The five permanent members of the Security Council have failed to reach consensus on military action against Syrian regime. ...
  • Syria allows UN to inspect chemical attack sites; US questions credibility August 26, 2013

    Days after an alleged chemical attack left over thousands of people dead in Syria, the government has agreed to allow United Nations officials to inspect the site of the attack on Monday. However, the White House has now said that the offer has come too late for it to...
  • Pakistani teenage activist Malala addresses UN on her 16th birthday July 13, 2013

    Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations on her 16th birthday and said the Taliban can not silence women in Afghanistan. She said Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Teresa are her inspirations and added that she wanted to end child labour in India. ...
  • Actress Halle Berry teams up with designer Michael Kors for a social cause April 11, 2013

    Academy award winning actress Halle Berry has teamed up with celebrity designer Michael Kors for the United Nations World Food Programme. They are raising awareness on global hunger. ...
  • 'Last-minute changes to UN resolution on Sri Lanka unlikely' March 20, 2013

    UN envoy Dilip Sinha is in Parliament to meet PMO officials. He is briefing the government on amendments to the UNHRC resolution. ...
  • UPA under siege: Is DMK pullout from govt mere political posturing? March 19, 2013

    The DMK caught the UPA on the wrong foot on Tuesday as it announced a pullout from the alliance over the Sri Lanka war crimes issue. ...
  • News 360: DMK may pull out of UPA after talks on SL issue fail, say sources March 18, 2013

    The talks between Congress leaders and DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Monday evening on the Sri Lankan issue failed to achieve a breakthrough. ...
  • Political reconciliation in SL the only way: PM March 8, 2013

    The question of which way will India vote on the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka has become more complex after the US circulated its draft, a copy of which is with CNN-IBN. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that political reconciliation in Sri Lanka is the only way out. ...
  • Syrian civil war: Two years on, over 1 million refugees March 7, 2013

    Syria's civil war is pushing more people than ever to flee the country. Over the past few months, the exodus has accelerated and now the UN is reporting a dramatic milestone. The number of refugees from the conflict has passed the one-million mark. ...
  • 'Capt Kalia's torture a violation of Geneva convention' December 11, 2012

    "Captain Saurabh Kalia and his platoon of six soldiers were brutally tortured during Kargil encounter and this is a serious violation of the Geneva conventions which govern the rules of war between two civilised nations," said Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar, who has, along with Capt Kalia's father, chosen to...
  • Ban KiMoon to launch Aakash 2 at UN headquarters today November 28, 2012

    India's first indigenously created lowcost tablet Aakash will be showcased at the United Nations headquarters on Wednesday. India will be presenting a tablet to the representative from each country at the General Assembly which begins on Wednesday. UN Secretary General Ban KiMoon will launch the tablet at the invitation of Permanent...
  • Watch: Dharmendra Yadav's full Hindi speech in UN October 25, 2012

    Member of Parliament Dharmendra Yadav spoke in the United Nations in Hindi recently. CNNIBN caught up with him afterwards to find out why he chose to speak in Hindi at UN. ...
  • Pirate problem a scourge that needs to be fought: SM Krishna October 2, 2012

    External Affairs Minister SM Krishna addressed the UN General Assembly in New York on Monday. In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN, Krishna spoke about the steps underway to tackle piracy and bring our captive sailors back. "Piracy is a scrouge that needs to be fought with the cooperation of other countries. Families...
  • SM Krishna to address UN today, Security Council reforms on agenda October 1, 2012

    Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna will be addressing the United Nation General Assembly in New York on Monday. Several issues are going to be on his agenda, terrorism being the foremost. Other focus areas will include UN Security Council reforms, the piracy issue and the conflict in Syria. Krishna is...