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UN report predicts stronger world economic growth

United Nations, May 12 | A UN report has revised up the world economic growth as a result of robust rebounds in China and...

UN chief concerned about Palestinian-Israeli escalations

United Nation, May 12 | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday voiced grave concern over the serious escalations in the occupied Palestinian territory and...

IS committed genocide against Yazidis in Iraq: UN

Washington, May 11 | Karim Khan, head of a UN team investigating the Islamic State (IS) crimes in Iraq, said that there is "clear...

UN Security Council condemns terrorist attack in Afghanistan

United Nations, May 11 | The Security Council on Monday strongly condemned Saturday's "atrocious and cowardly terrorist attack" in the Afghan capital of Kabul,...

UN remembers WWII victims

United Nations, May 9 | The UN has paid tribute to tens of millions of civilians and soldiers who died during the Second World...

Bozkir calls to strengthen implementation of UN Charter

United Nations, May 8 | Volkan Bozkir, President of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), has urged all member states to...

Yemen humanitarian situation falling off cliff: UN

Sanaa, May 7 | With 20 million Yemenis in need of immediate assistance in the face of conflict and the Covid-19 pandemic, "the humanitarian...

UN honours 336 personnel killed last yr in line of duty

United Nations, May 7 | The UN honoured 336 personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2020, the highest number...

Yemen’s warring sides fail to reach deal: UN envoy

Sanaa, May 6 | UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths said that a recent UN-brokered negotiation between the country's warring sides and other...

‘UN’s primacy, relevance remains unmatched since establishment’

United Nations, May 6 | Volkan Bozkir, President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), said that the world body remains irreplaceable since its establishment...

Acute food insecurity globally at 5-yr high: UN agencies

Rome, May 6 | Global conflicts, economic crises and extreme weather conditions have pushed the number of people who faced acute food insecurity...

Lebanon-Israel maritime border talks resume: UN source

Beirut, May 4 | Lebanon and Israel resumed their US-mediated indirect talks on Tuesday over a long-standing dispute on sea borders at the UN...

UN launches intelligence tool for natural capital accounting

New York, April 30 | An innovative artificial intelligence (AI) tool that will make it easier for countries to measure the contributions of nature...

UN helping India fight Covid-19: spokesman

United Nations, April 29 | The United Nations is helping India in its uphill battle against Covid-19, said a UN spokesman.The UN team in...

UN humanitarian chief warns of surge in Covid cases in Syria

United Nations, April 29 | UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock warned on Wednesday that the coronavirus is spreading fast in Syria.Since testing...

Citing own robust system, India turns down UN supply chain help:...

By Arul LouisUnited Nations, April 28 | India has turned down the UN's offer of assistance from its integrated supply chain saying that it...

UN General Assembly president calls for aid to India

United Nations, April 28 | The president of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, on Tuesday called for international aid...

UN chief voices concern over armed clashes in Somali capital

United Nations, April 27 | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday voiced deep concern over the recent armed clashes in the Somali capital of...

UN chief commends all countries reaching zero malaria goal

United Nations, April 26 | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres commended all countries that have reached the target of zero malaria."We commend all countries...

World is at risk of losing benefits ocean provides: UN

New Delhi, April 22 | The world is at risk of losing many of the benefits the ocean provides, warns the latest UN assessment...

UN chief says China-US cooperation vital

United Nations, April 20 | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday said that the cooperation between China and the US is important and expressed...

41 people dead in shipwreck off Tunisia: UN

Geneva, April 17 | A shipwreck off the coast of southeast Tunisia killed at least 41 people, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the...

US’ new anti-terror program violates human rights: UN

Geneva, April 15 | A group of UN experts have said that the US' anti-terrorism program "Rewards for Justice" is violating the human rights...

UN chief calls for 6 measures to finance recovery from Covid-19

United Nations, April 13 | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for six measures to help countries recover from Covid-19 and keep them on track...

UN chief applauds IMF, World Bank measures to address COVID-related debt...

United Nations, April 10 | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the steps announced by the International Monetary and Finance Committee (IMFC) and the...

Mumbai makes mark on UN SDG progress: Study

Mumbai, April 9 | Mumbai is among the world cities that have made significant progress on the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according...

UN concerned about alleged beheadings in Mozambique

United Nations, April 9 | The UN and humanitarian partners have expressed concerns about allegations of beheadings and unverified reports of the use of...

US must pay UN dues of peacekeeping budget: Ex-officials

Washington, April 9 | Three retired senior officials of the US Department of State have urged the current administration to pay the arrears the...

UN peacekeeping chief urges Mali to carry forward political transition

United Nations, April 7 | UN Undersecretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix on Tuesday asked Mali to carry forward the current political transition."Any sustainable...

UN condemns terror attacks on army bases in Somalia

Mogadishu, April 5 | The UN top envoy in Somalia on Sunday condemned Saturday's foiled attacks against the Somali National Army (SNA) bases in...

2.1 mn people in Ethiopia in need of humanitarian assistance: UN

Addis Ababa, April 5 | The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) disclosed on Sunday that around 2.1 million people...

Stranded Australians file UN legal action against govt

Canberra, April 1 | Australians stranded overseas amid the coronavirus pandemic have filed a legal action against the federal government with the UN.A group,...

S.Sudan militia responsible for 78% of killings: UN

Juba, April 1 | The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has blamed 78 per cent of killings and injuries to civilians in 2020...

India’s 2021 economic output may remain below 2019: UN Report

New Delhi, March 30 | Although India is witnessing a recovery in economic activities and businesses, its economic output is expected to remain below...

India supports regional process under UN for peace in Afghanistan: Jaishankar

New Delhi, March 30 | India on Tuesday said that it supports a regional process convened under the aegis of the United Nations for...

UN humanitarian chief demands more access to Syria

Damascus, March 30 | Mark Lowcock, the Under-Secretary-General for UN Humanitarian Affairs, has demanded for more access to Syria as humanitarian needs have surged...

UN chief calls for bold measures to tackle debt crisis

United Nations, March 30 | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for urgent, bold measures to address an emerging debt crisis caused largely...

UN gives $14mn to rebuild destroyed Rohingya camps in B’desh

Dhaka, March 25 | The UN has donated $14 million to help rebuild Rohingya camps in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district after they were destroyed...

UN envoy hails new govt in Libya

United Nations, March 25 | A United Nations envoy hailed the endorsement of a national government in Libya after years of "paralysis and internal...

UN chief praises Yemen gov’t opening Hodeidah port for fuel

United Nations, March 25 | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres lauds the Yemeni government for allowing four fuel ships into Hodeidah port as "a step...

15 aid workers killed in Somalia last year: UN

Mogadishu, March 24 | The UN humanitarian agency on Wednesday said attacks on aid workers delivering humanitarian supplies in Somalia resulted in the 15...

UN official highlights values of water in fighting Covid-19

Geneva, March 23 | Water has many values that are just not priced, Sasha Koo-Oshima, deputy director of Land and Water Division at the...

UN urges Lebanon to accelerate cabinet formation

Beirut, March 19 | The UN Security Council has urged Lebanon's political forces to accelerate cabinet formation and undertake necessary reforms to put the...

UN ready to facilitate Nile dam agreement

United Nations, March 18 | The UN is ready to facilitate an agreement between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on the issue of the Grand...

UN launches $3bn humanitarian plan for Yemen

United Nations, March 18 | The UN and its partners have launched the 2021 humanitarian response plan for Yemen that seeks $3.85 billion for...

UN concerned over UK’s move to increase n-weapons arsenal

United Nations, March 18 | The UN has expressed concerns over the UK's decision to increase its nuclear weapons arsenal, as part of the...

UN welcomes swearing-in of new Libya govt

Tripoli, March 16 | The UN has welcomed the swearing-in of Libya's newly-selected Government of National Unity before the House of Representatives (Parliament)."The Special...

UN envoy urges int’l diplomacy to end Syria war

Damascus, March 16 | UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen has called for more international diplomacy to end the ongoing war, suggesting the...

UN official urges transparent probe into Beirut blasts

Beirut, March 14 | Najat Rochdi, a UN special coordinator for Lebanon, has urged for a swift and transparent investigation into the August 2020...

Fighting in Yemen displaces 15,000: UN

Sanaa, March 13 | In a worsening situation since early February, fighting on several fronts in Yemen's oil-rich Marib Governorate has forced up to...

Business

Edible oil, LPG prices go through roof in 2 years

New Delhi, May 12 | The common man is hurting due to the sharp rise in prices of essential commodities like edible oil...