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UN orders withdrawal of Lankan peacekeeper from Mali

The commander of the Sri Lankan contingent in the UN peacekeeping operations in Mali has been ordered back home after a review of his human rights record, according to Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

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Gandhi's message relevant to resolving world crises: UNGA president

Mahatma Gandhi's name and image evoke the “concepts of peace, restraint and passivity, even in the face of violence and extremism” as the world faces both challenges and hopes, General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa said on Tuesday.

Maldives tells UN country going through peaceful transfer of power

Maldives is currently going through a peaceful transfer of power to opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, who was elected president last month, the nation's Permanent Representative Ali Naseer Mohamed has assured the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

In UN, India warns of 'conflagration' if world doesn't act on Pakistan-backed terror

“The demon of terrorism now stalks the world, at a faster pace somewhere, a slower pace elsewhere, but life-threatening everywhere,” Sushma Swaraj

BRICS members vow to uphold multilateralism

Foreign ministers of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) have vowed to uphold multilateralism, safeguard international law and rules, object to unilateralism and protectionism and push globalization towards a more balanced, just and inclusive development.

 

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Sikkim shines; receives FAO award for becoming world's first organic state

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling received the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) prestigious Future Policy Gold Award from its Deputy Director Maria Helena Semedo, who commended the Himalayan state for setting an example to the world by becoming the first totally organic state.

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China backs Pakistan's request for IMF assistance

China has endorsed Pakistan’s request to the IMF for a bailout package, but cautioned that it should not affect economic cooperation between Islamabad and Beijing.

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