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  • India needs to improve energy efficiency by 2030: UN report 11 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Nearly one lakh premature deaths take place annually due to air pollution in India and some other countries which can be avoided by 2030 by improving energy efficiency measures in transport and industrial sectors, a UN report on Friday said. The fifth Emissions Gap Report 2014 by the United...
  • UN must demonstrate zero tolerance for terrorism: India Yesterday

    United Nations: India has said the fight against terrorism has to be "unrelenting" and the world community cannot afford selective approaches in dealing with terror groups and in dismantling their infrastructure, as it demanded that the UN must show zero tolerance for the menace. India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador...
  • The power is in your hands 4 days ago

    (By Livia Firth, Creative Director of Eco Age, and Monique Villa, CEO of Thomson Reuters Foundation) Every single day we perform two simple acts: we eat and we get dressed. But while people are becoming increasingly careful about the food they buy, when it comes to fashion, the origin of the...
  • Ukraine 'ready for total war' says Poroshenko 4 days ago

    Frankfurt: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko claimed his country was "prepared for total war" as fighting continued on Sunday around the rebel stronghold of Donetsk. After a week in which Kiev said several unmarked armoured convoys of troops crossed the Russian border to reinforce rebels in the east, Poroshenko toughened his rhetoric,...
  • UN Women names Farhan Akhtar their goodwill ambassador 1 week ago

    New York: U.N. Women named Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar as its first male goodwill ambassador to help advance empowerment of women and girls, the organisation said on Thursday. In his new role as South Asia ambassador for the United Nations agency for gender equality, actor-filmmaker-singer Akhtar will also promote UN Women's...
  • UN authorises patrols against Somali pirates November 13, 2014

    United Nations: The UN Security Council has called on the international community to intensify efforts to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia, unanimously authorising states to continue deploying military ships and aircraft to fight the menace in Indian Ocean waters. Adopting a new resolution, the 15-nation Council stressed the need...
  • Released UN report on domestic violence close to reality: Kiran Bedi November 11, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Kiran Bedi said that the UN report released is quite close to the real truth. "It is a difficult choice for women. Women should stand up for their rights the moment they are assaulted. They should not tolerate ill-treatment and should seek help," said Kiran...
  • Six out of 10 Indian men admit to committing violence against their wives: UN report November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Sixty per cent of Indian men admit acting violently against their wife or partner at some point in their lives while 52 per cent of women admit having faced some form of violence during their lifetime, says a UN report. The highest reports of violence came from Odisha and...
  • 6/10 Indian men abuse partners: Sweeping statement or bitter truth? November 11, 2014

    A study has revealed the shocking statistics about the Indian males. According to the United Nations study 6 out of 10 men in India have been physically violent with their wives. CNN-IBN asks whether this is a sweeping statement or the bitter truth? ...
  • 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....
  • Ebola surging in Sierra Leone amid lack of treatment centres: UN November 6, 2014

    Dakar: The number of Ebola cases is surging in Sierra Leone as the country suffers from a lack of treatment centres, while lack of food and basic goods is forcing some people to leave quarantine areas, the United Nations said. The UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) said in its...
  • India dismisses Pakistani claims on Kashmir at UN November 4, 2014

    United Nations: India dismissed Pakistan's "unsolicited" comments on Kashmir at the UN, maintaining it was a part of India and asserting that free and fair elections were held in that state. In his address to the UN General Assembly committee that deals with social, humanitarian and cultural affairs, India's Mayank Joshion...
  • Climate change fight affordable, cut emissions to zero by 2100: UN November 3, 2014

    Copenhagen: Governments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit risks of irreversible damage, a UN report said on Sunday. The 40-page synthesis, summing up 5,000 pages of work by 800 scientists already published since September...
  • Ebola health worker restrictions could deter others: US envoy October 30, 2014

    Brussels: Some countries are yet to shoulder their share of the Ebola response burden and some restrictions on aid workers returning home from West African nations hit hardest by the disease could deter thousands from helping, Samantha Power, the US envoy to the United Nations, said on Thursday. Power, after visiting...
  • India re-elected to UN Economic and Social Council October 29, 2014

    United Nations: India on Wednesday overwhelmingly won its re-election to the United Nations' body on economic and social issues, the win coming just a week after it got re-elected to the world body's human rights council. India was re-elected to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) after it got...
  • UN chief calls for stopping Ebola 'at its source' October 29, 2014

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has criticised the travel bans and closing of borders by countries in response to the Ebola outbreak and asked the nations not to incite panic, saying "the only way to stop Ebola is to stop it at its source." "The gravity of the (Ebola)...
  • Libya getting 'very close' to point of no return, says UN envoy October 28, 2014

    Tripoli: Factional warfare in Libya is pushing the oil producer "very close to the point of no return", the UN special envoy to the country said on Tuesday, commenting on flagging efforts to bring about a ceasefire and political dialogue. The North African country has had two governments and parliaments since...
  • US isolates troops, Australia imposes visa ban on Ebola-hit West Africa states October 28, 2014

    Washington/Sydney: The US military has isolated soldiers returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa and Australia imposed a visa ban on the affected countries, policies that critics said would have little benefit but could feed a global panic. Ebola has killed nearly 5,000 people since March, mostly in West...
  • Simplify procedures for movement of professionals: India October 28, 2014

    United Nations: India has highlighted the "urgent need" for simplification of procedures for movement of professionals across nations, saying that such liberalisation would help match the demand for specialists in developed countries with availability of talent in developing nations. Noting that a globalised world has entailed that international community does "not...
  • Iran hangs woman convicted of killing her alleged rapist October 25, 2014

    Dubai: A 26-year-old Iranian woman convicted of murdering a man she accused of trying to rape her as a teenager was hanged on Saturday, the official news agency IRNA said, despite international pleas for her life to be spared. Reyhaneh Jabbari walked to the gallows at dawn on Saturday in Tehran's...
  • India asks UN departments to highlight peacekeeping success stories October 25, 2014

    United Nations: India, the single largest troop contributor to UN peacekeeping operations, has asked the UN's public information department and the peacekeeping office to collaborate in highlighting peacekeeping success stories and providing accurate and impartial information about activities of the peacekeepers in strife-torn lands. Participating in a UN General Assembly session...
  • WHO says Ebola vaccine plans accelerating as trials advance October 24, 2014

    Geneva/London: Trials of Ebola vaccines could begin in West Africa in December, a month earlier than expected, and hundreds of thousands of doses should be available for use by the middle of next year, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Vaccines are being developed and made ready in record time...
  • Goa government forms committee to monitor Ebola October 24, 2014

    Panaji: The Goa government has formed a committee to monitor the state's preparedness to keep the Ebola virus at bay, a statement said. The committee comprises senior health, police, immigration officials of the state and will be chaired by the health secretary, it said. The formation of the committee assumes significance especially...
  • 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...
  • India asks UNSC to enforce resolutions on countering terrorism October 24, 2014

    United Nations: India has asked the UN Security Council to enforce its resolutions on countering terrorism "without exception" and include a "mandatory time-bound reporting" on compliance to stem the ever-widening spiral of violence. India's Ambassador to the UN Asoke Mukerji while speaking at an open debate on the "Working Methods...
  • Permanent solution on food security in WTO rules is must: India October 24, 2014

    United Nations: In a stern message, India has told the UN General Assembly that developing countries must have the freedom to use food reserves to feed the poor "without the threat of sanctions" and a permanent solution on food security with necessary changes in WTO rules is a must. "The issue...
  • Ebola death toll near 5,000 with true number nearer 15,000: WHO October 23, 2014

    Geneva: At least 4,877 people have died in the world's worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, and at least 9,936 cases of the disease had been recorded as of October 19, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, but the true toll may be three times as much. The WHO has...
  • 2013-14 devastating for human rights: UN October 22, 2014

    United Nations: The UN human rights chief says 2013-2014 was "a year of devastating impact on human rights" and he blames rising inequality and exclusion for much of the unrest that has swept across the world in recent years. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein told the UN General Assembly's human rights...
  • No question of India joining NPT as non-nuclear weapon state October 22, 2014

    New York: India has made it clear that there is no question of it joining the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as a non-nuclear weapon state while reaffirming its commitment to check further proliferation of atomic weapons. India also reiterated its stand of "no first use" of nuclear weapons and not...