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India demonstrates clout, wins six elections for UN bodies

In a reflection of India's growing global status and influence, India has won six elections to Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) bodies, five of them unanimously. In the elections held on Monday, India won places on the executive boards of four UN bodies, three commissions and a committee.

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UN Security Council to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh to study Rohingya crisis

The UN Security Council is planning to finally visit Myanmar and Bangladesh this month to study first-hand the Rohingya crisis and “convey the relevant message,” according to Council President Gustavo Meza-Cuadra.
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2 Indian-origin cabinet officials represent US, Canada at UNSC meeting

In a sign of its diaspora's growing influence, two cabinet-level officials of Indian descent represented the world's two richest countries, the United States and its neighbour Canada, at the UN Security Council's ministerial-level meeting on peacekeeping on Wednesday, writes Arul Louis

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India raises concern over increasing attacks on peacekeepers

India has expressed concern over the rising improvised explosive device (IED) attacks on UN peacekeepers and called for deploying resources to protect troops against them, writes Arul Louis

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Bhutan is a very interesting success story: UN panel

Famous for its pursuit of Gross National Happiness, Bhutan has a new cause for joy: In recognition of its Gross National Income (GNI) growth and social development, the kingdom is poised to graduate from the UN category of the world's poorest known as the Least Developed Countries (LDC), writes Arul Louis

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India is paying a price for losing its grasslands

Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result,

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IMF expects India's role in Indo-Pacific region to expand

The International Monetary Fund expects India's role in the Indo-Pacific region's development to continue to expand because of its robust growth, but it has to carry out more trade refor...

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