At a UN forum where often ageing politicians and diplomats hold forth on global issues, the young YouTube sensation Lilly Singh, a Canadian of Indian origin, took the stage to remind them that the future belonged to youth and that they have the key to solving the world's problems.
Pakistan has raised the Kashmir issue yet again at the Security Council, trying to twin it with the Palestinian problem. India has tended more often to ignore the Pakistani taunts at the UN no other country pays any attention to them.
Four Indian women pioneers at the UN – Hansa Mehta, Lakshmi Menon, Begum Hamid Ali and Vijayalakshmi Pandit – were hailed on Tuesday as role models who worked to champion gender equality at a nascent world organisation.
“Tokyo remains the world's largest city in the world with 37 million inhabitants; Delhi, however, is projected surpass Tokyo as the worlds largest agglomeration around the year 2028,” John Wilmoth, the Director of Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), said on Wednesday at the release of the revisions to the World Urbanisation Prospects 2018 report.
United Nation General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak commended India's commitment to UN peacekeeping when he met India's Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar in the Slovakian capital, Bratislavia.
For creating an ecologically-friendly environment in Pakistan
Unchecked urbanisation, overpopulation, tap water mixed with sewage water, raw industrial domestic effluents going straight into River Ravi without any cleansing process. Depleting ground water without adequate recharge of ground aquifers.