16 Aug 2014
Baghdad: Iraqis and foreign powers have voiced relief after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki agreed to step down, as the UN targeted Islamist militants and the EU backed the arming of their Kurdish rivals.
27 Dec 2013
United Nations: The year 2013 turned out to be a milestone for the United Nations, as after years of inertia, it found diplomatic solutions to two major issues - Syrian chemical weapons and Iran's contested nuclear programme - but the brazen killing of peacekeepers, including Indians, highlighted complex challenges faced by the world body.
10 Sep 2016
United Nations: The UN Security Council agreed to immediately begin work on a new raft of sanctions on North Korea after its fifth nuclear test drew global condemnation.
14 Nov 2013
United Nations: India has contributed over USD 11 million to various UN bodies for development activities for the year 2014.
11 Jul 2013
Four million adolescent girls in India aged 15-19 years give birth every year in India, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Every hour, three of seven deaths due to complications from pregnancy, child bearing and unsafe abortions occur among girls and women aged 15-24 years, the UNFPA report said.
15 May 2015
Washington: President Barack Obama has reassured worried Gulf allies that the US is committed to helping protect their security as the strategy of engaging Iran will not come at their expense. Obama and the leaders from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain had talks at the White House.
27 Jul 2016
Mumbai: Actress Priyanka Chopra will be seen hosting the United Nation's Global Citizen Festival which raises awareness about global issues with singer Usher and humanitarian Hugh Evans.
20 Jul 2016
United Nations: Pakistan continued to raise the Kashmir issue with top UN officials and submitted letters to UN chief Ban Ki-moon and Security Council President expressing "concern" over alleged human rights violations in the Valley after the killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani.
14 Jul 2016
United Nations: In a strong rebuff to Pakistan for raising the issue of killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani and Kashmir at the UN, India accused it of extolling the virtues of terrorists and "coveting" the territory of others.
01 Jan 2014
United Nations: A new wave of displacement was triggered by insecurity in Central African Republic (CAR) during the past weeks, as the crisis in the impoverished country remains severe, a UN spokesperson said on Tuesday.