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.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has backed Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein's call for an international investigation into human rights situation in Kashmir, saying that it represents the “voice of the UN.”
In a double-barrel attack, India has accused UN Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein of exhibiting “clear bias” in his report on Kashmir and criticised Secretary-General Antonio Guterres of overstepping his mandate in his report on children in armed conflict.
The UN's peacekeeping budget is down by $610 million for the current year while the monthly payment to each peacekeeper will go up by $96 per month. India's share of the peacekeeping dues, which is set at 0.1474 percent of the total, will come down from $10.76 million to $9.82 million for the current accounting year, a saving of $940,000.
Six new elephant corridors to protect natural nomads
Expressing concern over the increasing number of elephant deaths in India, an international organisation involved in the preservation and protection of these animals globally has stressed the urgent need for a comprehensive policy change in the country to arrest the rapid fall in elephant population.