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UN appoints special envoy for Myanmar

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Christine Schraner Burgener, a Swiss diplomat with conflict resolution experience in Southeast Asia, as his special envoy for Myanmar.

UN peacebuilding efforts affected by funding deficit: India

The UN's peacebuilding efforts are struggling due to because of a lack of political will to back them up with sufficient funds, India has told a high-level meeting here.

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.

UN chief wants perpetrators of Kathua child-rape, murder brought to justice

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants Indian authorities to ensure that the perpetrators of the “horrific” gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, in Jammu and Kashmir, are brought to justice, writes Arul Louis

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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,

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UAE, Saudi Arabia can help India meet any oil deficit, says UAE envoy

Even as the US-imposed sanctions on Iran has put India’s energy security in jeopardy, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna has allayed fears of an oil shortage, saying hi...

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