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UNDP to address human rights issues in COVID-19

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP), under its Human Rights and Justice Program (HRJP), has launched Low-Value Grants (LVG) to foster small scale innovative actions to address human rights issues during and after COVID-19 situation in Bangladesh, engaging civil society organizations (CSOs) and community radio

India helping Africa overcome terrorism, poverty

Many countries in Africa are facing fragility because of the threats of terrorism and economic problems and India is working with nations in the continent to tackle these and other challenges, Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on Wednesday

'India will be a voice against terrorism, be a bridge-builder at UNSC'

India will be the voice against terrorism at the Security Council, but will also act a healer and a bridge-builder within the polarised body, according to India's Permanent Representative T.S. Tirumurti

India calls for global efforts against terrorists acquiring chemical weapons

India has expressed concern over the possibility of terrorists getting hold of chemical weapons and called for unrelenting global action against them

UN leaders condemn Mach terrorist attack

UN Secretary General António Guterres and President of General Assembly Volkan Bozkir have condemned the terrorist attack in Mach which claimed lives of 11 innocent coal miners in Pakistan

UN urges Afghan parties to reduce violence

As the Taliban and the Afghan government set to resume the second round of the Intra-Afghan negotiation, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) urged both sides to reduce violence in order to create a better atmosphere for talks and better humanitarian assistance

India takes its place on UN Security Council pledging ‘inclusive’ solutions and as a ‘voice’ for developing world

With a pledge to “bring human-centric and inclusive solutions” to world problems, India has taken its place on the UN Security Council, the organisation's highest decision-making body

UN hails Maldives’ net-zero emission target by 2030

Days after the Maldives submitted its ambitious net-zero emission target 2030, Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), congratulated the nation for its ambitious target

China, Russia and India fail to block Rohingya resolution at UN condemning Myanmar

On December 31, the last day of 2020, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on human rights violations by Myanmar against Rohingyas and others by a huge margin

Pakistan urges UN to prevent Kashmir activist's ‘judicial murder’

Pakistan urged UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday to prevent the “judicial murder” of a Kashmiri leader and human rights activist and to persuade India to drop all “fabricated charges” against her

India joins UN Security Council facing major challenges and expectations

India became a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on January 1 taking a seat at the UN's highest decision-making body at a time of changing reality even as it presses ahead with its quest for a permanent seat

Over 10 mn world's children will suffer from acute malnutrition in 2021: Unicef

More than 10 million children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), northeast Nigeria, the Central Sahel, South Sudan and Yemen will suffer from acute malnutrition in 2021, the UN Children's Fund (Unicef) said

UNGA president calls on people to work together to end Covid

Volkan Bozkir, president of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), on Tuesday called on all people to continue to work together to end the COVID-19 pandemic

Guterres calls for making 2021 'year of healing'

In his New Year's message, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on the international community to make 2021 "a year of healing"

Guterres happy with climate action, sad about COVID-19 handling

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is happy with the progress in global climate action, but sad about the lack of international cooperation in dealing with the still raging coronavirus pandemic, according to his spokesman

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