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Shifting UN summit makes sense, but nations vow 'clean resilient recovery'

With Britain announcing new dates the already deferred crucial climate UN talks, known as the COP26, until November 2021 owing to coronavirus pandemic, climate experts on Friday said shifting the date is understandable but the postponement must not be an excuse to delay ambitious climate actions

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

Guterres urges avoiding actions raising tension on India-China border, writes Arul Louis

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is watching the rising border tensions between India and China and has urged both countries to do anything to heighten it

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

Indian Army major gets UN award for anti-sexual violence campaign

An Indian Army major, who has been selected for the 2019 UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award for her role in the organisation's anti-sexual violence campaign, has been called a "powerful role model" by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

Guterres welcomes ceasefire announcement by Taliban, Afghan government

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the announcement by the Taliban and the Afghan government of a ceasefire to enable the Afghan people to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday in peace

India's new permanent representative takes over at crucial time

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres looks forward to working “very closely” with India's new Permanent Representative TS Tirumurti, according to his Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric

UN report on civilian deaths unnerves Karzai

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai expressed his deep concerns over a report issued by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) that says of an increase in civilian casualties

World leaders unlikely to attend UN 75th anniversary summit

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is unlikely that world leaders will attend the annual UN summit in September, putting a damper on the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the UN

UN Security Council reform dealt setback; negotiations shelved

Negotiations for reforming the Security Council has been postponed indefinitely, dealing the decades-long unproductive process a further setback

UN welcomes India's COVID-19 stimulus package

The UN has welcomed India's COVID-19 mega-stimulus package, calling the largest among developing countries, even as it slashed its growth rate for this fiscal year to 1.2 per cent

UN Security Council condemns terrorist attacks in Afghanistan

The UN Security Council has condemned the terrorist attacks that took place in Afghanistan, resulting in the killing of dozens of civilians, including women and children

UN chief condemns attack on hospital in Kabul

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned the attack on a hospital in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, which killed and wounded dozens of people

UN bodies supporting health and nutrition in Bhutan

At this time of unprecedented crisis due to COVID-19, the United Nations in Bhutan recognizes that this crisis will have lasting effects on people and their nutrition and that the most vulnerable in the society need special attention so that “no one is left behind”

India assured of non-permanent UNSC seat as China, Pakistan bow to consensus

UN General Assembly President Tijjani Muhamad-Bande is holding consultations on two possible ways of holding the elections for the non-permanent Security Council seats, one of which is assured for India, if the COVID-19 lockdown continues, according to his Spokesperson Reem Abaza

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Hilsa glut in Barishal

With the doom and gloom surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic slowly subsiding, the west bank of Barishal's Kirtankhola river in Bangladesh has started to see increased activity