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UN monitoring Kerala flood situation, Guterres “saddened” by toll

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.

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Former Chilean president nominated as UN human rights chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has nominated former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet to succeed the controversial Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein as the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.  India had accused Zeid of being biased after he had issued a report on human rights violations in Kashmir and called for a Council investigation.

UN chief expresses support for Pakistan Election Commission

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed support for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) amid allegations from two of the major parties that the polls were rigged.

The UN's grand SDR plan won't be achieved without the grassroots

This week in New York, the United Nations' grandly-titled High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development is reaching a crescendo.

UN finalises global compact aimed at aiding legal migration

The UN has come up with a compact incorporating key provisions for smoother pathways to legal migration and safeguarding migrants that are of particular relevance to India, which has the world's largest migrant population. 

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Kerala floods: Writing on the wall that was ignored

The questions that need to be asked is how further in the past should Kerala go back to understand this disaster? And how much into the future should the state go to reflect on the calamity that it had brought on to itself?


Bimstec envoys call for early conclusion of FTA

Ahead of the Bimstec Summit in Nepal this month-end, envoys of the seven-nation regional bloc on Monday called for early conclusion of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) among member-...