India has criticised the world body for not doing enough to cut off the drug trade that is financing the Taliban with over a billion dollars as it continues its military operations with the support of Afghanistan's neighbour.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is saddened by the loss of lives and the destruction due to the Kerala floods and the world organisation is following the situation very closely, according to his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric.
President-elect of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garcés and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday discussed the need for stronger UN action on major global challenges including terrorism, UN reform and climate change, according to an official release.
Indian cities, states step up climate action plans
At the Global Climate Action Summit, mayors and government functionaries of Indian cities have announced to scale up their actions to combat climate change and to protect people from hazardous climate impacts.