UNDP and GNHC sign project on COVID-19 response and recovery

The Gross National Happiness Commission and UNDP Bhutan signed a partnership agreement on July 2 to mark the start of a new UNDP-supported COVID-19 response and recovery project funded by the Government of Japan (GoJ)

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India elected to UN Security Council with overwhelming majority

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President of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Tijjani Muhammad-Bande said that some 100 diplomats were likely to attend the General Debate in September due to the uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

Sri Lanka refutes UN assertion that it has “clamped down” on freedom of expression over COVID-19

Sri Lanka is raising concern over a press release issued by the United Nations which alleged that the government has clamped down on the freedom of expression during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Madurai salon owner's daughter appointed UNADAP Goodwill Ambassador

Thirteen-year-old M. Nethra, daughter of C. Mohan, a salon owner in Madurai, has been appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador to the Poor for United Nations Association for Development And Peace (UNADAP)

Bangladesh wins UN Public Service Award 2020

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'Pakistani terror groups send trainers to Afghanistan for targeted assassinations'

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India has good models but population density a challenge: WHO

As India begins loosening the COVID-19 lockdown, its challenge is population density, but there is optimism because are good models within the country to deal with it, according to Soumya Swaminathan, Deputy Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO)

UNGA adopts COVID-responsive procedure for Security Council election

The UN General Assembly has adopted a coronavirus-responsive election procedure for the Security Council election in which India is assured on a non-permanent seat next month

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Syed Akbaruddin isolated Pakistan at UN, engineered India's ICJ win over Britain

Having with deft diplomacy successfully isolated Pakistan on the Kashmir issue at the UN and engineered India's unprecedented victory for the judgeship of the World Court over a Security Council permanent member, Syed Akbaruddin has wound up his term as India's Permanent Representative to the world body

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Pakistani bid to form group of OIC envoys at UN foiled by Maldives, UAE

The United Arab Emirates and the Maldives together thwarted a Pakistani attempt to set up an informal group of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) envoys at the United Nations on Islamophobia

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51 years of bank nationalization in India: Crying need for a better corporate work culture

Bank nationalization in India happened 51 years back, part of the measures undertaken by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to bring in a socialist economy

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Suicide cases increase in Nepal during lockdown

At least 1,647 people have committed suicide during the lockdown period in Nepal which was imposed first imposed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, police said