17 Sep 2016
United Nations: The spotlight will be on Syria when world leaders gather at the United Nations next week as the United States and Russia try to shore up a fragile truce deal and President Barack Obama pushes for a boost in global refugee aid.
15 Sep 2016
Geneva: Raising the issue of Balochistan for the first time before the UN, India on Wednesday accused Pakistan of widespread human rights violations there as well as in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
11 Dec 2015
Geneva: United Nations humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien will go to Syria this weekend to meet senior government officials to discuss how to boost aid to 13.5 million people in need of assistance following intensified fighting and military operations, a statement today.
23 Apr 2016
United Nations: India yesterday signed the historic Paris climate agreement here along with more than 170 nations, marking a significant step that has brought together developing and developed nations for beginning work on cutting down greenhouse gas emissions to combat global warming.
01 Dec 2015
New Delhi: The United Nations Climate Change Conference is the 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP). World leaders have come together to discuss major climate change issues and carbon emission cuts in their respective countries. It has come across a platform for leaders to initiate projects related to renewable and sustainable forms of energy.
26 Nov 2015
Rio De Jenario: Mud from a dam that burst at an iron ore mine in Brazil earlier this month, killing 12 people and polluting an important river, is toxic, the United Nations' human rights agency said yesterday.
17 Nov 2015
New Delhi: Senior diplomat and former high-profile spokesperson of the External Affairs Ministry Syed Akbaruddin has been appointed as India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, succeeding Asoke Mukerji.
12 Nov 2015
VALLETTA: Progress toward negotiations in Syria offers a glimmer of hope for easing the refugee crisis sweeping into Europe, a senior UN official said on yesterday as diplomats prepared for talks later in the week.
18 Apr 2015
United Nations: Iran has presented a four-point peace plan for Yemen to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, calling for international action to end the "senseless" Saudi-led air campaign on Huthi rebels.
18 Dec 2014
JERUSALEM:Israel's foreign minister on Thursday described as a gimmick a Palestinian-proposed UN Security Council draft resolution that calls for a peace deal within a year and an end to the occupation of Palestinian territories by the end of 2017."Certainly this will not hasten an agreement because without Israel's consent, nothing will change," Avigdor Lieberman said in a statement.